I’ve had a great couple of days at OSDC 2011! Tuesday I was hanging out at the First Ever Australian GR8 Conference, spent Tuesday night with the CJUG boys, then have been presenting today on PhoneGap to the broader OSDC conference. Great times!
Interesting this is definitely one of the hardest core developer communities I have hung out with. Hardly any Macbooks/iPhones in sight and Linux laptops and Android phones everywhere! People are really committed to the Open Source way here.
It was great to hang out with a bunch of the awesome team from the local Groovy and Grails community. I gave a shortened version of my SpringOne talk on Grails UI refactors. The slides are up on SlideShare if you missed it:
After a fantastic day of talks from a bunch of great speakers, we had a chance to kick back with Paul King, Steve Dalton, Craig Aspinall, Peter McNeil, Dean Macaulay, Paul Kilpatrick, James Swann and a bunch of CJUGers at the local watering hole.
Earlier today I had great fun presenting to an enthusiastic crowd of mobile developers on the joy of PhoneGap. Again, the slides are on SlideShare.
One of the great facilities they had at the conference centre was an old-school data projector. We put it to good use showing off the deployment of our little conference app to my actual Android phone. Ever though a few of the demos snagged, it was all part of the fun of deploying to real devices!
Had a fantastic time hanging out with everyone too! Great conference so far!