This past weekend I attended the first annual un-conference, Polyglot Un-Conference, organized by local tech community leaders. Tyler said it well, “Vancouver has been starving for high quality unconferences this year and PolyglotConf delivered perfectly: there was a diverse mix of smart people all there to share what’s exciting them this year.”
There are number of meetups around the town for a specific subject or a language but this unconference is for a software developer who “speaks, writes, or reads a number of languages.” What I really like about this un-conference is that this is organized purely by local tech community leaders like Tavis and Boris. They are actively organizing some of the most popular meetups and involved heavily in tech community building.
You can find full coverage by attendees here http://lanyrd.com/2012/polyglotconf/ and #ployglotconf on twitter was used throughout the day.
Proposed sessions are voted on their webiste http://polyglotconf.uservoice.com/forums/156120-session-suggestions and attendees can pick which ones they want to attend.
I’ve attended JS framework, Concurrency, HTML5 App, effective testing, ruby, and Node.js. I particularly enjoyed the discussions at HTML5 App session about the future of ecosystem. I came back home with so many homeworks and met with cool people. There will be a Polyglot meetup coming soon and surely looking forward to the next year.
#polyglotconf has been amazing. Vancouver is a great city to be a developer.https://twitter.com/sintaxi/status/206533614979129345