I recently had the privilege of attending the GothamJS conference at the NYIT auditorium with some of my co-workers. I wasn’t sure what to expect as this was my first go at a conference. I must say that I was quite impressed!
There was an excellent range of topics from best practices to current frameworks/technologies that are useful in today’s web development world. Anyone who has spent any time in this field knows that it changes at an alarming rate and with a large workload it can be tough to keep current. These conferences give a great step-back approach as you can just observe and soak it in. Sharing your thoughts about the topics with fellow developers, generally leads to great pro/con discussions. These discussions tend to lead to decisions about implementing the technologies in the work environment and are great team builders to boot.
This post is part of a series on topics covered at GothamJS:
- Recapping the 2013 GothamJS conference (current)
- Filters in AngularJS
- Scoping out Directives in AngularJS
- Fast caching in Backbone.js using localStorage
When we first arrived at the conference we were greeted by a Continental breakfast and coffee, the staple of any developer’s diet (aside from Redbull, that is =]). While eating, we had a chance to mingle with some of the other attendees and review the conference program.
After breakfast we filed into the auditorium to be introduced to new topics, techniques, and technologies, and for the next few hours I soaked up tons of information. Some of the info pertained to my job and some are good to know just in case I need it down the line.
Once the conference wrapped up, I left with that old feeling of wanting to explore new technologies, something that doesn’t come that often anymore due to my lack of time to invest in such ventures. I can guarantee you will soon see a post by me on either Ember.js or Angular.js soon!
Here are some of the topics covered at GothamJS:
- Animated music videos with CSS3 and HTML5 APIs
- Responsive Design Server Side Web Components
- Best practices for ensuring cleaner code releases
- Game development with Canvas
- Deploying apps with Heroku
If you take anything from this, it should be that the more you involve yourself in the development community, the more you will learn or want to learn. Who knows, maybe one day you will share something with the community at a conference!
Now go out and explore!
Stay tuned for more posts from Pixafy team members on the 2013 GothamJS conference and on some of the topics covered!
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