Hopefully you were able to attend DevXCon 2017 in person this year. If not, I hope the following acts as a tour guide to the speakers’ presentations. Please keep in mind that all of my reviews are reductive in various way; I am filtering these talks through my own experiences in the developer experience world. I am particularly engaged by talks dealing with community inclusivity and metrics. I am also only commenting on the talks I personally experienced which includes the keynotes and most of the talks in the Speakeasy track (which was my volunteer station this year).
In which I learned to stop worrying and love the Node.js. During Node Day I was able to connect with real-world examples of people running Node in production, talking about why they chose Node, and how it was working out for them. As a by-product, I started to grok the things I had learned the previous day in the Node Tutorial. To sum up the talks of the day:
It is 2011 and I have decided to start a blog. That is a term coined by my friend Peter Merholz which means a “web log” or “online journal.” As you can see, Peter has been blogging perhaps since the beginning of time, or at least since the beginning of Swatch Internet Time. Whereas I have forsaken this flash-in-the-pan trend until now. I thought perhaps this would be a great way to ease into using Twitter, and also as a means to justify the cost to my company of dispatching me to Portland to attend OSCon. With that in mind, my first post shall concern the topic of OSCon 2011 and What Was Learned Therein.