A weekend at DDD and why you should go
What is DDD
DDD which stands for (Developer, Developer, Developer) is a conference held each year in Brisbane and Melbourne to bring developers together to share knowledge. This was my first conference of this kind and I have to say it was really amazing. If you have any interest in development I would go just to greet and meet the other web developers in Brisbane.
I spoke to a few other developers there all from different areas of development and they gave me a great insight into the world of backend web development.
What was my favourite lecture?
It was really eye opening what I can do as a developer. An honourable mention to Scott Hanselman of Microsoft for the funniest lecture of them all.
What did I learn?
Whether you welcome it like in Maurice Butlers talk or use it for inspiration like in Scott Hanselman‘s talk on where ASP.NET is going.
What was unexpected from this conference was the lack of PHP knowledge. This was clearly demonstrated when Joel Pobar of Facebook asked the audience “if they knew PHP” and in the lecture hall of around 100 web developers I was the only one to raise my hand.
A big thanks to all the speakers for coming to the conference and all the sponsors for making it possible.