Of course, I can’t do that just yet, because I’m in the process of writing a series of articles on jQuery plugin development best practices, as well as a presentation to go with it… but it’s on the list, because seriously, who doesn’t get excited about this:
Server JS + Templates ↔ “Black box” model + RESTful JSON API ↔ Client JS + Same Templates
Ohmygawd awesome, right??
And that was just day 1. Well, just what I manage to remember seeing from day 1.
Now, for night 1, we all got together on a big boat as an excuse to drink heavily. I’m just surprised that our group of 98% dudes didn’t intersect (or worse yet, collide) with the sorority party that was being held just one floor above us. I’m also very thankful that we didn’t collide (or worse yet, collide catastrophically) with the prom group two floors above us (i can imagine some rather
brilliant sketchy trading of booze-for-your-girlfriend or something equally ingenious inappropriate).
In addition, John-David Dalton got sandboxed, Furf got Sexy, Justin Meyer got organized, and Souders got even faster, giving like six talks at once (and afterwards, he also laid out a scenario in which my loadAdScript jQuery plugin might fail). By that point, I was wandering around a bit, trying to get my boarding pass all squared away, so I missed most of Billy Hoffman’s talk as well as all of Brendan Eich’s and Alex Russell’s talks.. but next year I’m leaving “the day after” so that I won’t miss anything!
All that being said, the “most” best part, however, was the booze. Chris Williams should be commended for not only putting together two days of amazing speakers together, but he also did it with a pirate theme, a great sense of humor, and everyone had all the beers they could possibly want. That’s the way it should be done.