Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia, isn't your typical Web developer conference venue. You're more likely to find surfers out on the waves than on the Web, yet that's exactly where this year's webDU conference was held.
The conference was on May 6 and 7, but the action started late on the night of the May 5th with code wars. Teams battled it out algorithmically with their favorite text editors and environments.
Tom Hughes-Croucher and I had talks in the Web track. My talk on day 1 covered the current state of bandwidth and latency on the internet. During Day 2's keynote, Tom wowed his audience with server-side YUI using NodeJS. Later that day he also did a session on YQL that never ceases to interest audiences.
The conference was pretty awesome. The UX track was informative for me, and it included a lot of newRead More »from Sun, surf, and web geeks down under