RuPy 2013, Budapest

published on October 15, 2013 in life

As stated on their site “RuPy is a unique conference that brings together communities from different state-of-the-art programming languages Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Clojure and related technologies”

Last weekend I helped a bit with the RuPy Budapest conference. I did a bit of moderation and showed Budapest to a the few of the speakers in a short city tour.

But being able to be part of the conference was not the best thing that happened. The best was the people I met there.

The guy I enjoyed the most talking to after his session, was Henrique Bastos. He talked about “Community Autonomy” – a very catching idea about getting developers together for a better end.

We made a small city tour on Saturday, as I mentioned above. During that, I got to talk to two awesome chaps.

One of the chaps was Makoto Inoue, a web developer from London, the creator of Benkyo Player. This player makes video learning so much easier, by making possible to manage course notes in one place, or just browse videos with powerful subtitle search.

The other guy I was happy to meet was Steve Klabnik. As it turns out, he's friends with the guys from tilde.io – Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz. Small world!

Dues to the above, the RuPy was perfect for me. I got out meeting nice people from outside my daily field of work. I think I should attend conferences more often.