All things I didn’t learn at the HTML5 Developer Conference 2011 in San Francisco.
The conference was unfortunately a bust. The venue was not large enough for the number of attendees and most sessions were full so you couldn’t get in the room. The sessions I ended up going to were mostly sales pitches from companies who have products to push.
I think I’m done with conferences for awhile, I’ve never learned anything from a conference anyway. The networking is valuable if you have time.
What I did learn this trip is:
- Ignore the long legs in the skirt and continue on to Indian, (see my previous post).
- Take advantage of the time alone in your room to write some code in a new technology.
- Being disillusioned with the conference I was determined to learn Node on my own, so I read some long articles, booted up the Git, and grabbed me some node. After about a 10 minute compile I was up and running in vi writing my own little NodeJS programs.
And work wanted me to write a blog post, so this covers that requirement too.