The last weekend of September, I had the pleasure to attend JSConfEU & CSSConfEU in Berlin. I met amazing developers from all over the world, learned a lot of new tricks from the different conferences I went to, and most important of all I got really inspired and motivated from all the conversations I had afterwards with the attendees and speakers.
JSConfEU 2015 Photo by Holger Blank
CSSConfEU 2015 Photo by Lena Reinhard
So, during my second day in Berlin, I attended CSSConf. A one day long all CSS event. The conferences couldn’t have been more interesting. Una Kravets developer on the IBM Design team explained how css blend modes, filters, and gradients can be used to implement custom photo effects right in the browser on her ‘Photoshop is Dead’ talk. Coming next, CSS guru Lea Verou gave a mind blowing talk on pies 🍰. Actually, she used pie charts as a starting point to give tips on how to use transforms, animation properties, and SVG for problem solving.
Lea Verou and ‘The Missing Slice’ Photo by Lena Reinhard
Another remarkable talk was the one from Zoe M. Gillenwater, senior designer from Booking.com that basically explained how to enhance responsiveness using flexbox features. I could go on and on explaining how brilliant each one of the conferences was but then I will never end this post. I seriously encourage everyone to check the conferences out, they are available online JSConf 2015 and CSSConf 2015.
“Solve real world problems, not software problems.” - @patggs on using JS for fighting Ebola
Radialsystem V Photo by Lena Reinhard
Attending JS & CSS Conf was all about meeting people and sharing. Exchanging ideas and points of view, learning from each other. I came back to Paris with this desire on my heart to create and do stuff using all of the things I learned about during this weekend. I highly encourage anyone related to the web community to attend at least once a conference like this. There are lots of them going on every month, everywhere. It is a unique, self-growing experience. For a list of all upcoming JS & CSS conferences around the world I recommend checking: frontendfront conferences.
I couldn’t be more excited to start planning my next tech conference trip !
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