DDD By Night May 2019 - Recap
Last week we held our first DDD By Night event, continuing on the trend of first from last years DDD Sydney (first Junior Dev track, first Data & Design track, first time selling out) and it was a hugh success, if I do say so myself! 😉
We started the night with a bit of networking and, of course, food!
We decided to not go down the traditional pizza route and instead get something a little different from Cuon, a mix of different Vietnamese food. We were pretty chuffed with the food and canvasing the room it seemed like everyone enjoyed it and appreciated the change from the usual meetup-style food.
We got underway with the big announcement, DDD Sydney 2019 will be on the 21st September at our usual home, UTS!
It’s official DDD Sydney 2019 is happening 🎉— DDD Sydney (@dddsydney) May 30, 2019
✨ Save the date!!! 🗓
👉Saturday 21 September 👈
We’ll be coming to you bigger and better than ever.
P.s. start brainstorming CFPs will open soon. pic.twitter.com/01tUUpOC4o
Charlie got us underway with a dive into wearables and conductive textiles, which was a crazy amount to get through in 15 minutes!
Georgie then gave us a bunch of tips and tricks on how to improve the accessibility of our web applications, something that everyone should be thinking about.
@georgiecel demonstrating how we can make accessibility via hyperlinks fun 🎉 Accessibility shouldn’t be challenging - let’s think outside the box and have fun with it ✨ Check out her blog https://t.co/BUzfI5kynl to see it in action 🙊 pic.twitter.com/c0IijVXH9X— DDD Sydney (@dddsydney) May 30, 2019
Sam gave us the most, err, insightful talk of the night, talking about her idea for a poo tracking application! 🤣
@BugHunterSam talking 💩!— DDD Sydney (@dddsydney) May 30, 2019
Sam’s Poo Tracker wearable app (gut health is important!) raised some important considerations:
- how long do you need to keep your poo data?
- accessibility concerns for a wearable? pic.twitter.com/V1kBRX31BN
How do you improve a developer’s devops experience? 🤔 By thinking about what developers want. @_jsimonovski & @Matthewt479 reduced config down to 10 lines that developers actually need to know about with their LCD tool 🎉 pic.twitter.com/u40GymQg6z— DDD Sydney (@dddsydney) May 30, 2019
And finishing with Suds talking about Pain Driven Development and what we can learn through painful (coding) experiences.
Thanks again to all our amazing speakers and to the Microsoft Reactor for hosting us on the night. We had stickers for everyone!
Thank you to our amazing speakers @devdevcharlie @georgiecel @BugHunterSam @_jsimonovski @Matthewt479 @sudhanshutheone and for everyone who came out tonight! P.s. don’t forget to pick up your stickers!!! pic.twitter.com/NQczjIRM77— DDD Sydney (@dddsydney) May 30, 2019
And a bonus, Sam live streamed the night on her Twitch channel (go, subscribe!) if you want to see what you missed out on!
See you next time!