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April 22, 2006

Feedback from PHP Quebec MySQL Cluster Talk

I've spoken at a variety of conferences and meetings over the past few years. For many of the gatherings the organizers work diligently at getting users to fill out some kind of quick feedback form for each session. I've always wondered about those forms, particularly when I've given a session.

The other day I got an email from the PHP Quebec folks with a document attached with the information gathered from those forms for my talk on MySQL Cluster. Ratings from 1-5 on a few different questions (like "How well did the presenter know the subject?) and then a number of feedback notes from the folks who attended.

I wish all conference organizers had that kind of time and dedication to get the feedback back to the presenters. In cases where the feedback is praising it's good for a speaker to know they did a good job and were on the mark. In instances where there were problems it's also good to know what issues to be working on for next time. Maybe that's a challenge for conference organizers who might stumble across this post (or maybe most are already doing this).

In this case I'm delighted to report that the marks for the MySQL Cluster talk were high, and the comments were all very positive about the approach and subject matter.

Posted by mike at April 22, 2006 9:16 AM