Every so often, I come across some conference talk which is highly interesting in terms of its actual contents, but which unfortunately is presented in a less than ideal way. I’m thinking of basic mistakes here, such as the presenter primarily looking at their slides rather than at the audience. I’m always feeling a bit sorry when this happens, as I firmly believe that everyone can do good and even great talks, just by being aware of — and thus avoiding — a few common mistakes, and sticking to some simple principles.
Tech conferences are something that I will never understand. I usually lose the speaker in the first 2 minutes and spend the rest bored. In general I don't think presentations are a good way of conveying technical ideas. I find live coding in particular super confusing.
Every single time I come back from a conference my brain is like “gotta learn this this this this and this”
Takes me a few hours to process everything and decide what I want to actually look into and what I want to bench forever.