Baruco and FutureJS combined made Full Stack Fest in the first week of September 2015. I attended the Baruco, the Barcelona Ruby Conference.

I am wondering if it is ever possible to attend a conference unbiased after having organized one yourself. πŸ˜₯ I helped organizing eurucamp for 2 years and now I feel I have a completely different view on all conferences I attend. But that is another story I might write a blogpost about.

Some quick notes:

  • I loved the speakers this year. All the Ruby celebrities were on board. Matz keynote was great! Sandi Metz’s talk on β€œNothing is Something” is my favourite of all times. Seeing @tenderlove live was truly amazing. And of course I took many learnings from the other talks too.

  • The diversity between the speakers was great. Thanks for taking care. πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™

  • Swag: T-Shirts and bags were super well designed. Bravo! πŸ‘

  • I was stunned that my sketchnotes were retweeted by Matz. πŸš€ Find them below.

  • DaWanda supported my trip to Barcelona! Thanks a lot!

  • Venue: It looks super nice, but it is cold and dark. Unfortunately perfect to fall asleep immediately. The air condition kills me every single time. ⛄️ 😷 I would have loved more space and time for socializing and hanging out. πŸ’¬

  • Live captioning: It is always good to have it but at Baruco it didn’t work as expected. For every conference organizer who is interested I can recommend the transcription experts at Wyccon. Kimberly is the best in her field.

  • I was annoyed by people, asking me and other women if they were developers. We are in a programming-focussed conference! What do you think? 😀

  • Vegetarian food was a farce. No, I am not on a diet. And no, fish is not vegetarian. πŸ‰ 🐠

  • Sadly the party at the beach for Baruco hat to be cancelled due to rain and wind. 😭

Dividing bar

Yukihiro Matsumoto: Ruby 3.0 (or SSS) ➀ Video

Sketchnotes of Yukihiro Matsumoto's keynote on Ruby 3.0 and SSS

Davy Stevenson: Orders of Magnitude ➀ Video

Sketchnotes of Davy Stevenson's talk on Orders of Magnitude

Bryan Liles: After you commit that code ➀ Video

Sketchnotes of Bryan Liles' talk "After you commit that code"

Eileen Uchitelle: How to performance ➀ Video

Sketchnotes of Eileen Uchitelle's talk "How to performance"

Aaron Patterson: Request and Response ➀ Video Sketchnotes of Aaron Patterson's talk "Request and Response"