Reflections on JSConf Hawai'i 2019
In February of this year I went to JSConf Hawai'i & it was one of the best conferences of my life! This is partly to do with, sure, the view outside my hotel looked like this:
& the beach was just breathtaking (all the photos below were weird, experimental panoramas, but you can still see how the ocean went on forever & the sunset was gooooorgeous!)
The speakers were incredible, I made some very close friends, & worked on a talk that solidified my passion for Web XR (more on that later).
Miscellaneous good things
The badges were dope:
Oh, and also, there was this:
There were these wild albino pigeons (I think that's what they were? If not let me know!):
My talk at JSConf Hawai'i
The talk I went to Hawai'i to give was "The Immersive Web in 2019":
The talk stressed me out for months because I gave it such a grandiose name but in the end I'm happy with how it came out! People came up to me afterward & said they actually learned some new things & a couple people even said they'd give WebVR a try in their free time! So much has changed in the 10 months since I gave that talk that it's not worth summarizing here, but if you're interested in a high level overview of all the ways to use WebXR in 2019 do give the talk above a watch & feel free to email or DM me if you have questions!
I'll be at JSConf 2020 as an attendee & I'm (surprisingly!) relieved my talk proposal didn't get accepted because I'm excited to experience Hawai'i & JSConf HI without the stress of giving a talk. If you're going next year too let me know!
◼️ December 4, 2019 @acwervo