Such a fantastic conference is hard to bottle up into text and static images. To get a real sense you had to be there, however, in lieu of time travel, I invite you to grab a cold brew, spicy empanada and start trolling through the blog posts, slides on Slideshare and various imagery available on Flickr.
I am one of the PhoneGap guys from Nitobi software so it wouldn't be fair to give all the love to PhoneGap. (Though PhoneGap is awesome and everyone loves the mobile web.) I am also a Canadian and as such I love hockey. It's not a stereotype, in fact, it's essential for our national identity. Part of the hockey tradition is to name the three stars of the game. Here's my three stars:
Third Star: CouchDB
Second Star: Titanium
First Star: Joyent's Cloud
Noteworthy technology and interesting gossip:
Unfortunately John Resig was effectively surrounded by admirers the entire conference so we didn't get much of a chance to talk but here's a gem: jQuery has started work on a mobile version! He is looking forward to using PhoneGap which is great. In the meantime feel free to use jQuery inspired XUI built by the PhoneGap team.
Its been five years since Dojo was released and if has been about that long since you lasted checked it out then Dojo deserves another look. Its build system is rather interesting. And recently Dojo has a mobile version (Webkit version). The dependencies system is very reminiscent of YUI and Peter's talk about the various patterns you can employ was very informative. Charts look awesome. Reads a lot like jQuery now. Also, the rumors are true, Peter Higgins is funny as hell organizing a regular beer track. Portland: a tiny slice of Canada at home in America.
Ok, I had to mention that my PhoneGap talk was really well received. I think in part was due to code-heavy and intellectually hardcore sessions that preceded me. Everyone was rather serious prior to my session and so my lack of public speaking capability was overshadowed by having funny slides. I knew surfing the internet for ironic images would pay off eventually. ;)
Image credit: xkcd.com
Editors note: this post was delayed by my very silly travel schedule. It's still a great read though!