Friday, Sep 4, 2015
The Geek Gathering
This year’s The Geek Gathering conference has just finished, the impressions have settled and we have received feedback from both attendees and speakers.
The conference was opened by the man himself, Douglas Crockford. His talk, “The Better Parts” was one of those out-of-the-box experiences. Many of us swear by his book, and were simultaneously surprised and inspired by his views on the new features in ECMAScript 6. I still don’t have production-quality videos from this year’s conference, so here’s a good quality recording of the same talk he held at the neighboring conference just a month ago, and believe me, you don’t want to miss it.
I would dare to say that the rest of the conference was just as good. Let me mention just a few of talks / workshops I was able to attend. We plan to update the conference site with the presentations and videos as we receive them.
The conference started with a workshop day. Jef Claes and Tom Janssens gave us a great intro to event storming, a powerful technique for exploring complex business domains. They did really well - but don’t just take our word for it, see what Tom had to say after the workshop has ended. At the same time, our UX team was teaming with the guys from Inchoo, talking about building responsive applications. This was followed by Hrvoje and Igor covering EF, ASP.NET MVC WebAPI and AngularJS. Josip Franjkovic analysed common web vulnerabilities during his workshop, while Lovro Nola and the team from Machina covered market validation of game design ideas.
It was really a privilege to host such an exceptional group of people, and next year we hope to introduce some important organizational improvements. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to let us know what we missed this time and what needs to covered in the future.
P.S. Just a couple of photos that illustrate the atmosphere in and around this years’s TGG.