This past weekend, Centresource sponsored the development team to attend CoderFaire Nashville, which included sessions all day on Saturday, a party at the Nashville Zoo that evening and a hackathon on Sunday. This was my first time attending this event (the 2nd year they’ve had it), and I have to say, I was genuinely impressed by the quality. From a sobering keynote by Paul M Jones empowering developers to overcome bad organizational structures to the sessions that followed and the venue, lunch, etc., it was one of the best events that I’ve attended locally, hands-down. Definite kudos need to go to Cal Evans, Jacques Woodcock and Kathy Evans and the volunteers who ran the event. Amazing work!
I also was lucky enough to get to present on one of my favorite topics these days, which is Front-End Performance to a (gulp) packed room. If you’re interested, you can find the slides here, and I’ve thrown all the links from the presentation into a public Dropmark folder here. So, I would like to say a special thanks to the organizers and participants for giving voice to that discussion and for providing me that opportunity.
All this to say, I can’t recommend CoderFaire enough to the development community inside/outside of Nashville. I’m already looking forward to this event next year!