Just like any developer, I have always been happy to attend conferences. They give me an opportunity to meet other developers, learning from their experiences and stories. I go back to work having learnt something new, motivated to do more exciting stuff!
Last year I took over a successful meetup from Guy Nesher, and got more involved together with Miloš Simić, Lucy Ernest, Anett Soos, and James Coward to organise the JS Monthly meetup here in central London, getting to know the community, meeting speakers, attendees and that’s where I met Leo Furze-Waddock.
I was so determined to do this, I met with my meetup team, Leo and Christopher McDonald, another JS Monthly meetup regular, to plan a way for Kyle and Dylan, both of whom live in the US, to be in London together for a debate. I shared my idea with Luca and Dylan and with Kyle and we were all up for it!
The event got bigger day by day and we also added 11 speakers from London, and the rest of world, some of which are:
Speakers include :
- Alex Lakatos, from Mozilla and Nexmo,
- Jonathan Fielding, from Beamly
- Stephanie Nemeth from Werkspot and co-organiser of Stupid Hackathon Amsterdam
- Yan Cui a serveless expert
- Lucas Fernandes da Costa , from the Chai core team and a Sinon maintainer,
- Mark Wubben from AvaJS, Dojo and IstanbulJS,
- Kadi Kraman from Formidable Labs
- Kartik Venkatesh from Trunomi
and Philip Stockwell from Microsoft
Also there will be workshop opportunities from Kyle Simpson:
- 28th of March — Node Fundamentals
We’ve also had great community support from the London Node User Group, the London FrontEngineers, CodeBar, Women who code, HalfStack Conference , Devit Conference from Greece, and the London JS Community.
This has proven to me how the London’s Tech Community is united in supporting community growth and collaboration, which gives me so much confidence with organising more events like this in the future.
Also I would like to thank Thanasis Polychronakis for his help, a lot of his past experience helped our event to happen in just three months.
We will be broadcasting the final part this week.
We have a very limited number of tickets remaining. We hope to see you at CityJSConf on the 26th of March, 2018!