With a line up of high calibre speakers such as John Resig, Douglas Crockford, Steve Souders, Nicole Sullivan, Amy Hoy, Tomas Fuchs, Tobie Langel (… the list goes on (and on)), JSConf.eu had already set the bar for European web tech conferences before it even began.
From the minute the pre-event meetup kicked off on the Friday evening, I could tell that it was going to be more than just an opportunity to upskill.
I wont go into a review of each talk, as I’m sure video footage will be online soon enough. There were some stand out moments for me, however. While my favourite presentations were from the speakers named above, a live demo of node.js by Ryan Dahl would be my WTF? moment of the weekend. Ryan showed how he could create a simple IRC channel with server-side JS using node.js and the audience responded appropriately with oohs and ahhs and even a modest sized standing ovation.
The conversations I had were passionate, insightful, inspiring, but mostly fun. I walked away from JSConf with a renewed sense of fun – having fun for what I do, and what others do.
At echolibre, we believe that being a good coder means that you code for fun, so this resonate d with me.
I’m looking forward to next years JSConf 🙂