I just got back from Trondheim, Norway where I once again spoke at the Trondheim Developer Conference. The last time I spoke there four years ago and I had a great time and I have to say nothing changed – it is still a conference well worth going to.
I was pretty impressed to see that the conference videos were available the day after the event, so I am happy to give you all the materials of my participation and some of the things that impressed me.
The keynote: Watch this space
In this keynote I am talking about protecting the open web as a publishing platform by improving the quality of our work. We’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge over the years, and yet it seems new developers always start from scratch. By making our best practices part of the start of your career and embedding them in tools, we can have a new generation of developers who can invent amazing things that don’t break.
This talk wasn’t planned but as another speaker couldn’t make it, I filled in.
Kode24 did a great write-up of this talk on their site called Stop using console.log.
AI for humans
The last talk was about using AI to build more human interfaces.
Trondheim Developer Conferance is up and going, with great keynote by @codepo8 "Why I'm doing things and when i could be doing them better" ... and the coming software apocalypse. #tdconf18 pic.twitter.com/42BfuTlWlH— William Lee-Wright (@wilwright) October 22, 2018
Great talks to watch
If you are looking for inspiration, there were a few talks that stood out for me:
- Erlend Oftedal of OWASP on security problems of modern web apps
- Linda Liukas of Hello Ruby on teaching Kids about computers, coding and the internet – this talk is pure delight and her books are incredible. I will write a bigger post about this soom
Planning for next year
One great side note: the organisers asked me about more female Europe-based speakers to invite so I collected a few in a tweet.
I got asked if I know tech speakers in Europe that aren't men. Here's a quick collection of people I follow and admire in no certain order. 1/2@simona_cotin @carolstran @pati_gallardo @EmmaWedekind @NadiehBremer @Maggysche @mirjam_diala @AnaCidre_ @ThisIsJoFrank @TessFerrandez— Chris Heilmann (@codepo8) October 23, 2018
This thread snowballed and is now a superb reference for presenting talent in Europe.