Here's our recap!
We set up our booth to engage with attendees, and had the chance to give back a bit to the community we cherish.
Sponsoring conferences is a way to cultivate the community, gather around cool topics, and share and learn from each other.
We were hooked by the tips for better prompts, and how he managed to use consumer LLM (Large Language Models) chatbots to generate metadata for a huge archive of previously untranscribed podcast episodes.
As from our own experiments, we saw that ChatGPT and the likes can generate –almost always, mostly correct– JSON data. If you ask nicely.
It was super fun to see the crowd cheer loudly on the tiniest interaction with DevTools. Sometimes for features that were already there! An exceptionally engaging delivery made this talk top-notch.
We won’t list all of them here, but there were also great talks by Tobias Koppers of Webpack lore, Miško Hevery creator of Angular, Ryan Carniato creator of SolidJS, Matteo Collina whom you might know from Fastify and Node.js TSC member, and many more great speakers.
He managed to have people laugh at the complexities of security when confronted with user experience, while making an argument in favor of –sometimes underappreciated– Web platform features that can really help. We are convinced that passwords are horrible and that the future lies in passkeys.
She overlaid an accessible model to understand different program analysis techniques, and walked us through some examples with ESLint and Sonar rules. You might be tempted to write some rules yourself!
Conferences aren't just about the speakers; meeting and chatting with other attendees is just as important. At the Sonar booth we even live-debugged a rogue Github Action taking too long. In a split second, we were reading together through CI/CD logs, identifying what was off and suggesting solutions.
Also, we were super happy to share with OpenSource maintainers that didn't know they could use SonarCloud and SonarLint for free. Special shout-out to folks from The Guild, who are maintaining their own GraphQL ESLint plugin.
The conference was at the northern side of Amsterdam, we took the windy ferry from Centraal Station across the IJ river.
De Kromhouthal, is a huge hall, over 5000 m2, where more than 1000 attendants enjoyed interactive art installations, a fancy welcome breakfast, with barista coffee à-go-go. Oh, the coffee!
We enthusiastically participated in the pre-conference activities at the Oedipus brewery, where we had the opportunity to meet various people and obtain our badges.
Attending conferences like this provides valuable chances to connect with the community but also with open-source authors and maintainers.
We learned a lot from being there, and hopefully, we shared something back with the talks and conversations. So make sure to attend events yourself, where you can learn from insightful speakers and sponsors.
And keep an eye out for our presence at upcoming events, as we are always eager to engage with the developer community!