It's been a few days since CICONF and this is my first chance to get my thoughts together after a few busy days. In all I am extremely pleased with the event, and so far I have seen nothing but positive feedback on the hash-tag and not heard any complaints. Winner!
For the last few days I have been in Barcelona at a brilliant event run by Mozilla called Drumbeat Festival with the slogan "Learning, Freedom and the Web". Unlike the normal Drumbeat events this was a two-day conference/festival and had 400 attendees. This event was focusing on a lot more than just web development which is what interested me, so I threw my name in to help out and went along as a blogger. This article is about my personal experiences of the event, things I have learned, people I have met and what I have taken away from it to use going forwards.
I have been to several conferences, unconferences and local BathCamp meets, but this years proper BathCamp was a real chuckle. BathCamp is BarCamp event which is basically a bunch of web geeks, some lightning talks, throw in some pizza, a free bar, some Family Fortunes and a lot of tweed and you've got the general idea. This years event came at a great timing with recently starting to learn Ruby as I got to speak with a lot of other Ruby geeks while I was there and see Elliot Kember in action smashing a few crazy little applications out at great speed.