Few weeks ago with some liipers we registered to watch the web performance summit. This is a conference taking place on the web, which is nice as you don't have to physically travel to some remote location to attend the talks. The downside of it being obviously that you cannot meet and talk to people.
I spent Monday and Tuesday in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress. It's Europe's must-attend annual gathering of the mobile industry. Spread over four days, usually over 50'000 people visit it.
After the international LIFT11 NIWEA workshop in Geneva, the conspiracy is coming back to Zurich: join us for the NIWEA Briefing Zürich, a TechTalk in the "Internet Briefing" series. Hannes will be introducing the idea of "native interoperable web apps", we'll demo and discuss that third way in between good old web pages and the "there's an app for that" world strongly tied to Apple & Co. What do those mechanisms mean for developers, what's a sustainably tech and business strategy in this more-than-dynamic environment?
Last week, a happy dozen of Liipers boarded Lift11 - and had a most awesome time. The array of people we met during session breaks, at the coffee station or in workshops was downright impressive. It's the place were you eat lunch with some random guy - and understand only later that this was Claude Nicollier, the legendary ONE and ONLY Swiss astronaut. Learning: pay attention to people without badges... they may be important :)
LIFT in Geneva is one of Europe's leading innovation conferences, an annual gathering at the intersection of technology, society, media and culture. While Liipers have traditionally been attending LIFT since its very beginning, this year LIFT just happens to be pretty .. liipalized. There's going to be plenty of Liipers around, doing lots of stuff:
For some years now, some of us have been visiting the chaos communication congress in Berlin, this year it's been already the 27th (27C3). A very big variety of talks in the beautiful BCC in Berlin were waiting for us.
Every liiper gets a time and money budget to learn new stuff. The past four years I attended the Paris Web conference and came back every year with fresh ideas. But this year I decided it was time for a change. That's how I ended up attending this year's Fronteers conference in Amsterdam.
So last week I went to Symfony Day. All the other Liipers where having fun at Herbstausflug, but my recently operated knee appreciated the more intellectual alternative to having fun. The conference was amazingly affordable for such a nice location. Food and drink were also included, though the Wifi was a bit flaky. The line up was also quite impressive with Jon and Kris coming all the way to the US for the event. Fabien also gave another talk in his "The state of Symfony2" series.