DevAcademy3 – part 2 of the day
My last post ended because I wanted to listen to Sasha’s lecture - as I expected the lecture was very good, talked about a bunch of stuff I don’t usually use, such as threading and concurrent computing (what can I do, I’m just a simple programmer), but I did enjoy Sasha’s answer in the architect’s panel when he was questioned how much time he spends learning new stuff (for those of you who weren’t there – videos will come up in a couple of days).
My next lecture was Shay’s dynamic languages – cool stuff to use, I myself use a bit of that when calling JS from SL. The presentation was a bit “high level” walk-through, but I enjoyed it since my knowledge of the field aspires to NULL (hahaha, programmers joke, I’m such a geek…)
The last lecture of the day was Yair’s lecture about “Velocity” – a technology I’ve wanted to take a look at for a long time, and I enjoyed it very much, especially Yair himself which as I understand was a great lecturer and remained so even though he didn’t practice it for a couple of years. Unfortunately, there were a few slides in the beginning that took too much time to talk about, so by the time we got to the end of the lecture he rushed it a bit, but still, I enjoyed it very much.
To conclude the day – I guess that if I took the time to skim the presentation before hand, I would select more appropriately the lectures I’d go to according to the material, in contrast to selecting the lectures according to their title.
As for other issues – food was great, bloggers dinner was great, sorry I couldn’t stay longer
See y’aal at the next conference ..