The 2nd and 3rd of June (time passes so quickly!) I attended the pamplonaswcraft, a crafts(wo)manship conference.
It was my first time (I couldn’t go last year and the Barcelona conf also coincided with a Liferay conf) but I knew a lot of people, I even met old friends that I didn’t recognize at the beginning :)
The conference was a mixture of Open Space and talks and I thought it would work worse than it did but it was groovy, great idea!
Of the 12 talks/slots, these are the six I liked more:
A really good talk about what it really means to be agile and full of real experiences.
Angelica is a really great speaker and mLean is facing (and surpassing!) great challenges in the industry sector, where everything is different…
¿Qué estamos haciendo mal?
An open discussion about diversity in software development and how can we try to solve this problem and create more welcoming conferences, spaces, and companies. I left the session having learned a few things that I didn’t notice before. Jorge owes us a trello with ideas (:P)
The talk was not what I was expecting but I learned Elixir from the ground up and with really clear explanations in each step. Jacegu is simply great (see what I did there).
A speed dating activity, getting us to know each other in 5? minutes. Really nice, I met awesome, passionate, people.
Another open space proposal, I didn’t know this format. Basically, a volunteer accepted to present some slides (with automatic transitions after some seconds) that he didn’t see before.
Hilarious. I was crying of laughter. Also “The marketing is your own architecture”. Had lots of fun and with the best timing, being the last slot of the conference when we were really tired after very long days. Definitely going back if someone proposes another session.
And that’s all!
I was expecting more technical talks but in the end, I chose the less technical ones in each slot. Am I getting old? :P