Lots of great stuff – Day 1!
After the first round of keynotes, I attended a session by Ada Rose Edwards where she gave a fun and inspired overview of the state of WebVR. Ada pointed out the beauty of A-FRAME, which we are fans of at SitePen, in simplifying much of the complexity of 3D and VR through markup and web components.
After lunch, the next keynote was delivered by Amie Dansby on the IoT maker revolution. Amie fully embraces technology, with an embedded chip that she uses to quickly share contact details with other Android users. After her talk she spent significant time in the hallway track showing off some of the devices she creates and uses.
The final talk I attended was by Mark Wubben, where he gave an introduction to the AVA test framework, and explained in detail how their open source community works. His talk provided valuable insight into how to encourage the community to contribute to your open source project.
I talked a lot on Day 2
I enjoyed Phil Nash’s introductory talk about IndexedDB and other local data stores. Phil and I are more the exception than the rule for people that enjoy the IndexedDB API!
My second talk was an Introduction to Dojo 2, with an overview of our current progress.
During some of the breaks, I didn’t pass up the chance to introduce Milestone Mayhem Milestone Mayhem to some of the conference attendees!
Node.js, Electron, MIDI, mini-computers, PWAs and more!
Myles Borins kicked off the final day of FullStack with an in-depth explanation of the Node.js release process. This talk provided much insight into how the Node team thinks about releases and their stability. For example, a new major release is not really expected to be ready for true production usage for about 6 months, after the community has had time to find and report issues to be fixed by the team.
Kit gave an impressive overview and demonstration on using Electron, creating a powerful editor for Dojo 2 as the example. This talk featured some of the best live coding at any conference talk.
Chris gave a nice talk about Progressive Web Apps, and showed the work that had been done by Bing to make it easy to discover PWAs without needing an app store.