If you’re a developer or a techie, you must always be looking for conferences or local Meetups, to meet like-minded people, to know what’s happening in the industry, and to see who is working on which tech and which one is going to be huge in coming years. Well, if you’re saying, “nope, I don’t”, well then I will highly recommend going out and experience these events. They are too much fun!!
Honestly, even I just started going to these Meetups a year ago, if I remember correctly, my first Meetup was a local community of Delhi/NCR, JSLovers. After I attended few Meetups, I tried for the speaker role at events and applied at a couple of events. Yes, you guessed it, jschannel was one of them. After submitting my CFP, a couple of months later I got a response from them that my talk has been selected. Ohh… and my talk was on service-workers and PWAs.
The event was taking place at JW-Marriot Bangalore, India for two days with almost 16 talks ranging from vue to react. I was going to give my talk at 10:45 AM on the first day, after the first speaker. On the day of the event, I thought, let’s check the place where the event is happening (5 floors down, to be honest) and the moment I stepped foot in the conference hall, I was awe-struck. At 9AM, the place was packed. I wasn’t expecting that at all. This just shows, how many people were excited to be the part of this event and if I forget to mention, Bangalore, where the event was taking place, is known as “Silicon Valley of India”. Well, now I know, how this city earned this name.
Let’s talk about some other talks.
Even on the second day, there were some great talks from Franziska, Parashuram and Andrew Clarke. It’s getting harder for me now, to just pick a couple of them, so I just won’t. I would highly suggest, to check those talks, you can learn a lot from those, I did.
But the best thing about the conference, as also stated by many speakers and inspiration of this blog’s title, was the spirit of the conference, created by the attendees. Two consecutive days, almost 9 straight hours, 8 talks each day and even then the enthusiasm wasn’t down a bit. They asked questions to the last speaker with the same excitement as they aksed the first one.
It was my first time at JSChannel so I can’t compare this with the last ones, but they did a great job this year. A special shout-out to the organizers for making this event possible.
I am gonna end by saying that, these conferences are a great place to learn new things and meet amazing people. These are a great way to be part of the community.