For the second year running, Yahoo! Korea was able to sponsor and participate in WebappsCon, Seoul, Korea. One of the biggest web technology conferences in Korea, WebappsCon2008 was a one-day gathering full of worthwhile programs and workshops.
The morning sessions were divided into front-end and back-end technology. The impressive list of speakers included technology leaders from across the internet industry in Korea. Front-end topics included website performance tuning, mashup web application development, and testing frameworks for accessibility. Back-end talks covered best practices for PHP MVC frameworks, cloud computing, and semantic web linked data technology.
And then it was time for lunch. The cafeteria was conveniently located just a flight of stairs below the auditorium. My choice of menu for lunch was the delicious seafood soondoobu (tofu hot pot).
Throughout lunch, each sponsor cafe went into full gear. To introduce Yahoo! Maps, the Yahoo! Korea team prepared Ubongo puzzles and snacks. Ubongo is a simple game where you complete a puzzle with 2-3 pieces and ring the buzzer.
The prize was a 500-piece map puzzle!
The highlight of the afternoon programs was hearing Joel Spolsky, CEO, Fog Creek Software, give an entertaining and enlightening talk. He made it easy to understand the difference between first-rate and distinctly second-rate services.
I want to thank all the people who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the event happen. We're all looking forward to WebappsCon2009!
Yahoo! Developer Network