Anyway, back to ScriptConf! This was the first conference organized by this crew but you wouldn’t have noticed it. The schedule was near-perfect, the venue excellent, the catering great; in short: The organization was top-notch! Perhaps the only aspect I didn’t like (but that’s a matter of opinion) was the session length of 40 - 50 minutes. Personally, I prefer 20 - 30 minute-slots but that’s just me 😊
Usersnap, one of the sponsors, had also a beautiful plush alpaca everyone made selfies with in order to get a chance to win an iPad … or simply because it was so cute! Sadly, it didn’t want to accompany us back to Graz 😞
Now with all the meta out of the way, let’s get to the main attraction: The talks:
- Next, Raquel Vélez from NPM gave an overview over how npmjs.com evolved over time: Like how they came to pick React and Hapi and the story about search on the site 😉
- After a quick coffee-break, Nik Graf gave an introduction about the server-less architecture with a focus on orchestration and how the infrastructure around the containers are defined.
- In case you were not up-to-date with Ghost’s road to 1.0, Hannah Wolfe definitely changed that. So many great stories about why certain things were done in a particular way!
- Before dinner-break, Felix Reiseberg from Slack gave probably the best talk about Electron I’ve seen so far! And all that with live-coding!
- Wanted to know more about how to profile your code on V8 with some additional knowledge about internal caches? Franziska Hinkelmann had you covered!
- Last but not least came Mathieu Henri with a live-coded demo-scene’esque audio-visual presentation. Party before the party!
The moment the talks make their way online, don’t do cherry-picking. Just watch them all 😉
This amazing day ended with a nice little party were everyone got one last chance to relax, talk to some of the speakers and collect stickers (Big thanks to Raquel for the custom NPM stickers ❤️) before heading home. As with everything else, even this final schedule-entry was perfectly organized.