It’s over. What? Ah - an weekend of awesomeness. Actually this word is kind of “stylish” among the web-tech-geeks. But obviously it describes the weekend in Berlin simply in the best way. I am talking about the JSCconf which took place November 07th & 08th this year. Let’s see what was goin’ on.
I was arriving Friday at arround 09:30pm in the Hotel and headed immediately to the pre JSCconf party to a place called Bierkombinat in Kreuzberg (a cool part of Berlin). That place was supposed to have a capazity of, let’s say 20 people, but around 60 have been there. Awesome. All the conf organizers, namely Jan Lehnardt (CouchDB), Malte Ubl and Holger Blank (both SinnerSchrader Hamburg) hand been there and had been in a real good mood. At this point, a mega big thank you guy’s for this conference and weekend. Really awesome - again!
It was not too hard to get in touch with other geeks. A big hello to Dave ‘Furf’ Furfero from New York City (MLB), Nico Onken (DOJO) and Tom Hughes-Crocker from San Francisco (YAHOO). We ended up at around 03:00am eating a kebab in the wrong place because Furf did not find the place we were supposed to go (a day later and sober, he found out that we should have been walking to the left instead to the right ;-) - well …). So that was a good beginning.
With really to less sleep I attended around 09:30am and a little late to the #jsconf. I’ m gonna give you a brief (more or less) overview of the talks I heard. Actually I will update this blogpost with some URL’s to slides and videos in the future.
Francisco Tolmasky then showed cappucino. Man this is definetely totally amazing what the guy’s at 280north are doing. cappucino is built with ObjectivJ and brings the desktop to the web. Can you imagine creating your slides (like PowerPoint) online? WTF? It’s so cool and I strongly encourage you to check it out. Check it out at 280slides.
Afterwards Remy Sharp presented the stuff we will have in HTML 5. All the cool new tag’s like video. A lot of things will be a lot easier in the future. Unfortunately we have to wait a bit since there are still people using beloved IE6 - for sure it does not support HTML5.
Now CouchDB and its Couchapp's. Alex Lang from Upstream Berlin (hi ;-) ) was presenting the usage of Couchapp’s. Couchapp’s are applications built with CouchDB - and I mean only CouchDB. CouchDB is awesome - I mentioned that in other blogposts a lot. Actually Couchapp’s offer the possibility to built applications like a blog, a wiki, a twitterclient or stuff like that simply with CouchDB. Super cool! By the way - super cool and fancy were Alex slides. Everything was zooming and spinning (svg) … woooo …. ;-)
So this was day 1. After all the talks we were going back to the hotel to get a nap. At around 09:45pm Furf, Kyle Simpson, his wife and me went to the JSConf party. Really a cool place, good finger food, free drinks (yeah!), a lot of geeks and shitty music (in my opinion for sure ;-) - it’s all about taste you know). Hopefully I will find some time soon to write about the talks at the second day.
I hope JSConf will be held next year in Berlin again. Actually I am thinking about attending JSConf in Washington DC April next year. Let’s see …