This June Alexandra had a chance to visit 2 major European Mobile events. As we have launched our second branch devoted to mobile development http://www.mobilexdevelopment.com/ it was pretty obvious for us - we had to feel the current trend.
The trip began in Amsterdam. Although it was pretty rainy and much cooler than at home, I had a chance to take a walk around the city, get lost, get wet and hungry.
|The next day the Dutch Mobile Conference began. It was held in a large exhibition hall RAI. The opening keynote Douglas Crockford impressed me with his comparisons a lot. As for instance he said that it’s pretty obvious humans can process information at much lower speed than other modern appliances as nobody has upgraded our software for over 2 thousand years.And there it got started then I had my brain loaded with dozen of interesting but sometimes way too technical reports concerning Titanium Appcelerator, Mobile Performance, Sencha Touch 2, HTML5 etc.
When the conference was finished I had a terrible headache because of the information flow and a couple of new acquaintances. The social followed. Every participant of the conference was invited to have a couple of beers in a bar (see the picture below), which was specially rented for the participants.
All the people I met were very nice and communicative and helpful. So when I came to the second day of the event I didn’t feel so odd, I felt I already knew everybody and that was awesome. It’s worth noting that there also was a third stream called “unconf”. Just a small room where you could schedule a talk and just speak up in front of those who are interested. So I went to listen to a guy from UK who taught PHP and had troubles with the curriculum i.e. he did his best to give his students knowledge so that they are competitive junior developers on the labor market when they graduate. I couldn’t help interrupting the speaker, telling about our experience and Academy Project as the solution we found.
||To cut the long story short, the event was fantastic! Lots of clever men to talk to, lots of common troubles to discuss, wonderful atmosphere.But if I have to tell what I liked about Amsterdam the most… that would be – ART.
I managed to take a look at the paintings during the last day of my stay in Amsterdam. I actually had to stand around 40 minutes in a queue to get to the entrance, but it was worth it. Captured by the great impressionist I lost track of time and was almost late for my train to Berlin, but that’s another story…
Coming soon …)
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