published on February 21, 2013 in technical

We had our biggest [almost]JavaScript conference here in Budapest. Let me share a few thoughts on it. Sadly, I could not be there because when I found out that Stoyan Stefanov is not coming anymore, I got a bit stalled and managed to miss all the tickets.

The presentations

As you all can see in the Ustream recorded videos the sessions were really great. They started with Douglas Crockford, which many of us really look up to. Then came a lot of really good people from Mozilla, Facebook, Google and many other companies which are really into frontend development. 

On the other hand, I am not that sorry I could not be there. Many of the sessions were about some language that someone made up, which was a great one, but which compiles to JavaScript. It made me feel a bit like there were many people which needed to write JavaScript code, but did not want to do that in JavaScript.

Exactly like @syntaxerror13 has pointed out a few days back: "seems like a lot of people here don't like to code JS but have to ;) - so they invented a lot of workarounds and alternatives".