18 July, Taj Vivanta hotel, Bangalore
Need I say more?
Douglas was followed by Sunil Pai from Myntra. Dressed in casual clothing, with harmless sarcastic wit, and a great sense of humour, Sunil had an effective way of presenting. He came off as relatable, passionate, and as someone who enjoys doing what he does. There is definitely some interesting work going on in Myntra, involving node.js, re-architecting, and building a scalable product.
Fellow ThoughtWorker, Suchit Puri, presented some of his team's learnings involving EmberJS. By the look of it, the framework seems opinionated, inspired from Rails, and solves multiple use cases in the client-side MVC domain.
Out of the two parallel workshop tracks, I attended Kapil Manchanda's HTML5 Game Programming workshop. It was fun seeing a simple but fun game getting built from scratch, using phaser.io. I definitely got some starting insights. Perhaps I'll be able to take time off to build a game of my own.
Day 1 wrapped up with some lightning talks, and networking over tea. Besides a few new acquaintances, I caught up with multiple ThoughtWorkers and ex-ThoughtWorkers, and some people from a previous client-side assignment.