Feedback from my OWC talk


After my talk at Open Web Camp I asked for feedback from several people. I really love getting feedback on my talks. I wish more people actively gave feedback, even if negative, so that I could improve my talks, deliver something more useful. The feedback I had from this talk included:

  1. Try videos
    Dirk had videos of the terminal, demonstrating the typing he does to get things working. This "show don't tell" approach is fantastic. Create videos and talk over them.
  2. Pause on slides longer
    My slides have code, CSS and HTML on them. Pause long enough for them to be read.
  3. Make sure everything works
    It's easy to change one little thing to improve one part of the talk. Small changes like that propagate, so make sure the rest of the talk works the way I say it will work.
  4. Fill out some sections
    • Expand the transforms section
    • More animations

Overall, I'm happy with this talk. It's an introduction talk. At some point, I'll expand it to be more intermediate / advanced. For right now, I'm tickled about this feedback.

The Lazy Developer’s Mad Dash through CSS Automation with Sass

SLIDES Kitt's Sass Dash V1

Kitt Hodsden http://ki.tt/
YOU ARE HERE http://ki.tt/owc5
Laziness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Wall
Sass http://sass-lang.com/
Homebrew http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/
RVM https://rvm.io/rvm/install
RubyInstaller http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads/
Compass http://compass-style.org/install/
Grunt http://gruntjs.com/
nodejs http://nodejs.org/
grunt-contrib-watch https://github.com/gruntjs/grunt-contrib-watch
LiveReload http://livereload.com/
Scout http://mhs.github.io/scout-app/
Font Stacks http://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/font-stacks/
Make My Logo Bigger http://www.makemylogobiggercream.com/
Sass Style Guide http://css-tricks.com/sass-style-guide/
Box-sizing in Compass http://compass-style.org/reference/compass/css3/box_sizing/
Tim Hettler's CSSConf presentation, Sweating the Small Stuff http://timhettler.github.io/cssconf-2013
Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS http://smacss.com/
CSSCSS http://zmoazeni.github.io/csscss/
FireSass https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firesass-for-firebug/
Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator http://www.colorzilla.com/gradient-editor/
Gradients in Compass http://compass-style.org/reference/compass/css3/gradient/
CSSConf http://cssconf.com/
Kuler http://kuler.adobe.com/
Functions in Sass http://sass-lang.com/docs/yardoc/Sass/Script/Functions.html
CSS3 Patterns Gallery http://lea.verou.me/css3patterns/
Ninja Animation via VM Farms http://vmfarms.com/our-platform/ruby/
Support Sass and Compass http://umdf.org/compass