25 May 2012
I was at Web Directions Code 2012 the last two days and it was an absolute blast.
Web Directions have pretty much perfected the web conference / event hosting thing. #wdc12 has been my best event out of 5 of their previous events that I've managed to attend.
- Single track - no FUUUUUU I wish I could attend all 3 sessions in their multi-track events
- Location - Was right next door to my work in the RACV buildiing, Melbourne CBD
- Seating - more informal with 8 to a round table spread across the hall
- Free Blackberry playbook!
- Speakers / Topics - Both the HTML5 and JS days had a great lineup and mix of deep-dive and broader coverage of things.
I came away inspired and armed with practical things I could do right away with my projects and also an appetite to try things like Websockets & NodeJS, Client side templates, HTML5 hooks for game development and lots more.
In the meantime here's 9 out of the 22 presentation slide decks from the last 2 days.
9 slides and sample code from the event.