I had the good fortune this year to be able to attend That Conference (https://www.thatconference.com) at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells August 8-10. This was my first time attending the “Summer Camp for Geeks” and it was definitely worth the long drive from Livonia, MI (even with 8 kids in the car).
The Kalahari is a great conference venue (my kids loved it) and the conference was well organized and was loaded with good sessions. During several of the time slots I had a hard time deciding which session to choose.
My post-conference list of things to follow up on includes:
- Angular 2. I have actually been starting to learn Angular 2 the last two weeks. One good session I attended was a side by side comparison between Angular 1 and 2 by Tony Gemol.
- RxJs. I did not attend any sessions that were specific to RxJs but part of learning Angular 2 requires being familiar with RxJs.
- Firebase. I had been wanting to take a look at Firebase for awhile and one of the sessions by Anne Bougie was a good getting started overview.
- git. Yes git. I have been working with git 5 years and thought I knew it pretty well. But after attending the git session by Kieth Dahlby I realize there are a lot of advanced features that I am not familiar with.
I am already looking forward to attending That Conference again next year.