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April 29, 2009 - by joyentjames
As I mentioned last week, Joyent and Sun Startup Essentials teamed-up to sponsor the JSConf in Arlington, VA last week. I got back from the conference on Sunday, happy to be home, but full of energy from the conference. It was a great two days – lots of interesting people and lots of interesting talks. Chris and Laura Williams did an amazing job of putting on such a great event – the quality of the conference everything surrounding the conference would suggest that they were old hands at arranging things like this – apparently not the case however! Thanks, and well done, again.
This is all very true, and Francisco & his company’s solution was to implement a fix on top of this with technology. They invented Objective-J and it is quite an amazing piece of tech.
There hasn’t been, until now, a community of developers, showing off their work, asking for things to be solved or demanding change. It’s been impossible to speak with a single voice, or even just a few voices that represented the user base.
Not particularly surprising I know – there are a lot of smart people all over the place, but at a conference that is for a language that is often stigmatized and mis-labeled I was pleased to see that no-one – not a single solitary person – that I spoke to was out-of-touch, less able, or less willing than at any of the people I’ve met at other language specific conferences.
JSConf represented the first steps of a fledgling community, and some really great first steps at that. I’m proud that myself, and Joyent were a part of it.