Quick follow up from the code camp. We got an email with the aggregate of comments from the attendees. Overall some good comments for the code camp that will hopefully let them bring it back next year. As for me it was an interesting mix – one that said I was all over the place and had no depth, one that said it was pure presentation, and one said that they preferred sessions where the presenter didn’t go through code step by step.
It’s hard because it was such a tough topic to cover. Most of the people in the room had not heard of NUnit before, nor attended the NUnit overview session just before mine. So because of that I had to spend a lot of time introducing the NUnit and Unit Testing concepts. I learned that next time I have to push through the stuff I list as prerequisites so I can get to the meat faster, and spend more time going in depth with it.
Also a funny aside. The night before the speakers had dinner together, and someone mentioned to me that the crowd liked animations in the powerpoint. I kind of blew it off thinking that of course people find them interesting. But then, during Brady’s presentation on SOA, he pops up this graphic with arrows signifying a repeating process, and when the arrows start to spin in a circle the entire room breaks out into applause. Funny stuff.