I just did a quick round-up of my events and trips in 2018, and despite me promising myself to do less, it tallies up to quite a bit. Here is my 2018, and I am not quite sure if I haven’t missed some bits and bobs:
- BTconf Munich – I gave the opening keynote Sacrificing the golden calf of coding
- PWA Meetup London – a quick meetup presenting about the PWA strategy in Windows 10 / Desktop, my slides are here
- SmashingConf London – I was the surprise evening talk presenter, talking about “Taking the vile out of privilege”:
- Awwwards London – I talked about PWAs – again – this time pointing out the progressive part of them
- MVP Summit – a Microsoft event for Most Valuable Partners/Programmers
- PAX Day – a planning event with the team I was with back then
- Techdays Finland – again a Microsoft centric event, but great fun.
- Frontend Newcastle – this was my first time up there, and it was a great event. My writeup is here .
- eMagine Serbia – an AI/Machine learning event by Bosch. This was super exciting as I had no idea of how many cool things they are doing
- Pilot Serbia – this was a meetup where I was asked to present about what happens after senior developer
- Beyond Tellerand Duesseldorf – a must, every year
- //build – Microsoft’s flagship event for developers
- Influencer Day – this is an event we run right after build where we invite selected people to peek under the hood and have meetings with our development teams for candid conversations
- We are Developers Vienna – as described in my blog post I gave a workshop, the opening keynote, acted as MC and took part in a panel about artificial intelligence and ethics
- NDC Oslo – I love this event, great crowd and super speaker community
- Video Shoots One Dev Question – these are a great format, where you get one question to ask in videos of tops 2 minute length, so that they can be put in tweets. I shot a series for Webhint and another for VSCode. I’ll do more of those.
- Reasons.to in Brighton is always a shock to the system to me. An amazing amount of talent speaks there, so I was happy to give the keynote for the event
- State of the Browser is a great little event in London I was a part of almost every year. This year was no exception, here are my notes and materials of my talk
- Web Unleashed Toronto was my first time at an FITC event, and I will be back this year, they do a great job. My notes and resources are here .
- Nuremberg Web Week was an odd one, as I was asked by people of the local government to present there. It was great as my family lives nearby, so I could bring my nephew.
- DevFest Nantes – this was one of the biggest DevFests and interesting to present there. I got really good feedback for the keynote.
- TDC Trondheim – I was there once before and very happy to come back. Again I did a lot of work and had a great time seeing some surprising talks
- DevRel Summit Singapore was insightful, I wrote in great detail about my findings there
- BTConf Berlin – I didn’t present, but helped with the warm-up
- Halfstack London – good show, always, as I explained in my post
- Codemotion Berlin – I was let down by Codemotion events in the past, but this one really worked, as I explained in the post here
- DotJS Paris – I went to man the Microsoft booth there, but this year I shall be back to present :)
- We are Developers AI Congress – I went back to Vienna to give the opening talk and MC the AI Congress for the two days. Some really great material there.
- FHWS Wuerzburg – I went to the place I grew up to give a guest lecture at the university I would have gone to had I chosen to pursue a degree :)
All in all a nice, full year, and I managed to squeeze a few more podcasts, a book chapter and some articles in magazines, too. Don’t try this at home. It is exhausting, but I am happy that I have these opportunities to work with so many amazing people.