I haven’t written an article for a long time. It’s time to come back.
During the last two days the I T.A.K.E. unconference took place in Bucharest. I had the honor to be one of the presenters there. But I don’t want to speak about what I presented. Instead I want to thank the organizers and the visiting crowd that they created such an awesome event.
I felt really welcome and taken care of. I want to explicitly mention the organizers of Mozaic Works. They are a family that is open minded and open hearted and they let us be part of their family. The location was pleasant and – apart from minor problems (audio and video) – it went very smooth.
You people have been a great mix of experienced and fresh faces. Everyone has been very open and curious. I had many interesting and inspiring conversations about coding and team dynamics. It especially is worth going out with you in the evening.
In talks, I learned about a frontend developer’s perspective of the code (thanks @gion_13), found an easy way to explain “ports and adapters” (thanks @johan_alps and @sanlaville) and much more. But what really made my week was the keynote of @felienne. I usually do not like to listen to academics talking about software development. She changed my opinion.
I am sure the event will happen again next year. It is definitely a “Not-To-Miss-Conference” if you are passionate about software craft and giving and taking.
Currently I am still sitting in my room in the conference hotel. A warm feeling is creeping up my belly when I think back of the last hours. Thank you Bucharest!
Did you also attend the unconference? Are you curious what others said? People are talking about it on Twitter using the #itakeunconf hashtag.