Feedback from attendees at SDD 2016


Perhaps a tad unsurprisingly, we believe that SDD is a great conference, as we work very hard to try to ensure that’s the case. However, you don’t have to take our word for it – here are the percentages of attendees who rated the following aspects of SDD 2016 as good, very good or excellent:

Overall experience


Quality of sessions & workshops


Location of the event


Quality of speakers     


Coverage of key topics


Customer service during the event


Conference venue


Overall value for money



Reviews of each day of the main conference, by CodeSharper (Paul Davey): Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

Comments from Twitter & evaluation forms

Here’s a selection of comments from attendees, taken from the feedback forms and Twitter.

  • “Final day at #sddconf for me. Has been really good. Has got me excited about writing software (and doing it better) again.”
  • “Excellent balance of Agile, Architecture and Tech.”
  • “Back from an awesome few days at @sddconf brain is too full right now!”
  • “Keep your staff as friendly and helpful as this year, they've been great!”
  • “2 features of a great conference: 1. Good speakers (check) 2. Good food (check). The rest is just a detail. #sddconf”
  • “@sddconf - good conference with engaged and competent speakers.”
  • “Fantastic first day at #sddconf – getting set for day 2.”
  • “I feel like my brain is saturated after 4 days of learning @sddconf. Plenty of new and useful stuff to go back to work with now.”
  • “Enjoyed a great range of talks at #sddconf - slowly dragging my knowledge out of the dark ages.”
  • “Great workshop on the Monday, wish I could have stayed for more days!”
  • “SDD conference has been awesome. Still 2 days to go #sddconf!”
  • “I thought Andy Clymer and Richard Blewett were outstanding.”
  • “Bye #sddconf – I leave a different programmer than when I arrived!”
  • "How interesting was #sddconf? Me: 33 A4 pages and 1.5cm of ink."
  • "Great conference. My first time here. Well organised, good mix of subjects, 90min sessions a good length, keynote awesome! Thanks!"
  • "sddconf over. Brain frazzled. Social skills minimal. Thanks to all speakers and conference organizers. Till next time!"
  • "It was my first time and it was great. Looking forward to next year!"
  • "Brilliant conference! Great speakers and sessions. And the staff were super nice and helpful."
  • "I came last year, I'm here this year and if I have my way, I'll be back next year!"
  • "Good to be home again after a full week of workshops and conference. Thanks @sddconf for a great conference!"