Hey, it's me again! Today is a bit chilled stuff to read.
Last year, in September I completed my first intercontinental flight and attended to the Reactathon 2018 React Conference in San Francisco.
However, this year I decided to do something different. I don't feel like flying a long-distance and selected Spain as my conference destination.
Route: Berlin - Barcelona-El Prat
- one-way flight: ~2h 45 mins
- bus transfer to Sitges: ~30 mins
Conference ticket price:
I bought Super Early Bird which cost €545 + €114.45 that's 21% Spanish VAT which is crazy 😜
I have to admit that's the most expensive conference I've ever been to.
A 3-day, single-track conference with a workshops day about topics ranging from GraphQL, WebAssembly, the JAMStack & Progressive User Interfaces to HTTP/3, Automation Testing, Serverless, and the P2P web.
No matter if you consider yourself a backend, frontend developer, or anywhere in-between, Full Stack Fest is for you.
Which is taking place each year in Sitges. That's about 30 mins ride from Barcelona 🏖
🌴 Arrival 🌴
Arrival was pretty smooth despite the early morning. The Barcelona-El Prat is a huge airport with a bit confusing connection between two terminals. You can get from 1 to 2 and vice-versa only by bus.
Barcelona greets you with a ray of warm sunshine and palm trees.
Day before the conference
I arrived one day before the conference and walked around the city.
Random fact: I didn't know before that Sitges is a very popular gay 🏳️🌈destination.
It is a beautiful resort town with lots of sun and a lovely atmosphere.
Conference opening and overview
The venue was part of Hotel Melià specifically dedicated to us. Hotel Melià is located closer to the Port of Sitges but I stayed in the city center. So, I had a nice 10-15 mins walk along the coast in the morning before the conference starts.
There were around ~500 participants. Huge thanks to organizers for managing all of that. Lite breakfast with coffee, lunch and multiple breaks over the day was included. That helps a lot to focus on the conference talks and socializing.
Not surprised that there were a lot of people from Berlin.
In particular, I can highlight:
Thanks for this CSS trick
(Programming Languages) in Agda = Programming (Languages in Agda) by PHILIP WADLER
Bringing WebAssembly outside the web with WASI by LIN CLARK
HTTP/3 - HTTP over QUIC is the next generation by DANIEL STENBERG (creator of
Why p2p deserves another chance by PAUL FRAZEE
Your Tests Lack Vision: Adding Eyes to Your Automation Framework by ANGIE JONES
Full Stack Fest 2019 is a great conference in a very pleasurable place. I would definitely recommend visiting it at least once (this is not a sponsored post, it's just my opinion). I like the place, organization is top, venue, quality of talks and interesting presenters.
More than that, you can combine this trip and stay a few days in Barcelona over the weekend.
From a technical perspective, it was interesting for me as a Frontend Developer. Although, if you're doing only backend or DevOps that probably would not be that much interesting to you. They tried to balance talks, but still, I feel like it was a lot of frontend related stuff.
The only concern I had that it is a bit expensive but it is definitely worth it.
Watch videos from the FSF 2019
Thank you 🙂Until next time!