dotJS was held in the beautiful Théâtre des Variétés in the hart of Paris. The venue really looked amazing and the conference covered all floors and rooms of the building. With a sharp looking screen it was really easy to read any code that presented itself on-screen. The seats however were quite small for people like me (or people above 1.70m in general). For those of you that ever flew with EasyJet it was sort of a similar experience. The conference attracted about 500-600 people and the room was packed.
|Photo taken by @mauriz http://svay.com/photos/2012-11-30_dotjs/|
<div style="clear: both;"></div> The lunch in the middle of the day was good and there was some real tasty quality food, but making fresh food with about 250-300 people waiting can become quite a logistical problem. Even though the total amount of attendees were divided in groups the lines were long and everybody had to be in the same room to be able to get some food. I liked the freshly cooked food, but I guess this could be a bit improved with prepackaged lunch boxes or serving food in multiple rooms.
Talks and speakers
- Jeremy Ashkenas (@jashkenas ; creator of Backbone.js, Underscore.js & CoffeeScript )
- Jacob Thornton (@fat ; co-author of Twitter Bootstrap, Ender & Hogan.js)
- Vojta Jína (@vojtajina ; member of AngularJS team and Google engineer)
- Bert Belder (@piscisaureus ; core member of the node.js team)
- Addy Osmani (@addyosmani ; inventor of yeoman and Developer Programs Engineer at Google)