NDC Oslo; day 1

NDC Oslo is living up to the expectations so far! Some awesome talks today and this is on a day where I had some difficulties picking what interests me the most. The next two days should only get better as I had no such problems with those two when I looked at the agenda last week. Looking forward to some talks about game programming tomorrow.

Today we had everything. From a talk about drones, lightning talk about cloud controlled plant watering system to enthusiastic descriptions of various  laser pointing devices.

The talk that takes the cake for today must be the drones talk. Turns out, RX extensions for JavaScript are perfect for processing the information from a drone. A hackatonish atmosphere and lots of jokes and laughs. Definitely worth watching again when videos of talks are online.

“Uncle” Bob Martin didn’t dissapoint either as he explained everything about laser pointers. He said something about components too. I think I’ll need to read his “Clean Code” book now. But the book is the next subject of our book club at work anyway. Convenient.

There was a really nice talk about AngularJS basics that helped me understand it a lot better now. Then there were two talks about continuous deployment that didn’t uncover anything surprising but they still provided some good takeaways and a nice talk about Instagram clone written in node.js and using RabbitMQ – interesting from architectural point of view.