This is a really really overdue post but better late than never!
Sometime mid last year I was browsing the Yahoo Upcoming events and things to do website and stumbled across a web seminar / conference coming up in about a months’ time… I read about it and googled the names of the speakers and the more I knew about it, the more I told myself I have to go to this!! Since I was a student, the price wasn’t too bad (although most people get their companies to pay for them to go) but it so happened that that week was the last week of term and I had exams… I talked it over with my teachers and managed to work around this and reschedule my exams so I did them earlier (meaning I had less time to study than everyone else, but going to this was definitely worth that). So come late September I was so pumped and ready to go! I enjoyed myself so much and can’t wait for this years’ one in October.
I met so many wondering people, people who work in the industry, the speakers who seem so passionate about their work. It was so much fun and I learnt so much about all the new technologies, including iphone software development, sifr, svg, css3, etc…
It had been a while since I finished university and I really enjoyed listening to all the speakers’ presentations. It really made me think and it brought me back to the days where I’d sit through lectures all week long. However, this time I was so much more interested in what they had to say and the things I learnt during those 2 days will stay with me forever.
I knew I was in geeky heaven or hell (depending on which way you look at it) when it seemed that everyone sitting in the audience had either a laptop, iPhone/blackberry/other high end phone, or camera with them. It was a sea of gadgets and everybody on their laptop was Facebooking or Twittering away as they were listening to the presentation (not something I would do but given the environment, it seemed kind of fitting).
Adobe, Microsoft, Wacom and others had little stands too showing off their latest products, and there were competitions and prize draws too. The food served was delicious and healthy too!
The closing speech by Mark Pesce was excellent and the last video (iPhone/nazi) had everyone in stitches. I loved it so much I have shown it to so many people. You can read (and see the whole thing) here: “This, That, and the Other.”.
So I leave with some photos of the event, which was one of my highlights of 2008:
Posted February 13, 2009 by Livia. Read related: Adobe
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