Feedback from attendees at SDD 2017


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 2017 as good, very good or excellent:

Overall experience


Quality of sessions & workshops


Location of the event


Quality of speakers     


Coverage of key topics


Value for money


Customer service



Reviews of each day of the main conference, 2016, 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 for previous SDD events.

  • “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!"