I loved the first edition of JSConf Budapest and I couldn’t miss it this year, so I spent the past week in Budapest enjoying a new edition of the conference.
The conference was located at the Akvárium Klub which served both as conference room and dance hall. While the talks lasted only 30 minutes without Q&A; although speakers were around to answer any question.
Jake Archibald as master of ceremony was brilliant with really funny moments and stories. And the wow of this edition were Tim Pietrusky and Martin Schuhfuss with the NERD DISCO (video) performing live music and controlling the lights from the web to start the after-party.
Performance, web audio and empathy were the big topics during the two days and there was some good talks about it.
But the best talk for me was the closing Works On My Machine, or the Problem is between Keyboard and Chair (video) by Lena Reinhard because as long as our society, and specially our industry, doesn’t change being more inclusive, these kind of talks are needed to open our eyes. “Now is the time for us to debug the Tech industry”.
As usual this is not all but what caught my eyes. Living now in Amsterdam is easy to be up to date, due to the numerous amount of meetups and events organized in the city, and therefore is harder to be surprised.
But still JSConf BP is a great event, nicely organized and for a fair price. In 2017 it will switch dates to September 14 – 15, leaving the spring free for the return of JSConf EU.