Inaugural TiConf - we reckon it went pretty well
March 5, 2013
You might have heard of TiConf already, but if not I'll give you the Cliff Notes version. A bunch of Titanium developers in the UK started talking about a community driven conference, and slowly more developers across Europe got talking. Somehow Boyd took it upon himself to organise an event. In an attempt to not be accused of bias by holding the first event in the UK, Boyd closed his eyes, stuck his finger on a map and we ended up going with Valencia in Spain. Thankfully the brilliant Javier Rayon is a local over in Valencia, so we had a man on the ground (and a native Spanish speaker to help Boyd out, who can just about manage 'gracias' and 'cerveza').
Cut to a few months later and 138 developers got together in Spain to talk about Titanium and related topics. A bunch of speakers including company execs, experienced speakers and awesome first-timers held our attention with captivating talks and workshops. There was even a bit of excitement provided by the truly mental fireworks display, put on for a Valencian celebration that coincided nicely with a delicious lunch on the Sunday. Overall the event went superbly, with a real community feel, but (if we do so ourselves) without the shambolic structure you might expect. In fact we managed to keep everyone running pretty much on time, other than Boyd who broke his own rules by running a tad over schedule. Oh, and a LOT of tapas was had.
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