Regarding Recent Events

Ben Scofield, Former Viget

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We’ve been busy little event organizers here at Viget lately, with a couple of iPhone Hack Days (one at each office) and Developer Day Boston all coming in the last several weeks. In case you missed ‘em, here’s how things went down.

iPhone Hack Days

We’ve been seeing a lot of interest in iPhone development, both from clients and from developers - and there is a flurry of activity going on in the framework space, with Rhomobile, PhoneGap, Titanium, and more all competing to make iPhone development easier. It made perfect sense, then, for me to run a couple of half-day-ish workshops on the platform, both introducing Objective-C and the process for creating native apps (and walking people through the code for my own application in the process), and digging in deeper to a couple of the frameworks.

At the HQ Hack Day, we just had Viget developers (and a lone UX guy) working, but we had a ton of fun. For the Durham version, we invited in a few local developers to bring in people with diverse backgrounds and interests. Brent Collier posted his thoughts about the event, and we got some nice comments on Twitter, as well:

Developer Day Boston

On August 15th, I was up in Boston along with Jess Martin and Stuart Halloway from Relevance to organize (and speak) at our first Developer Day outside of DC and Durham. We were fortunate to have the help of thoughtbot and Microsoft (which allowed us to hold the event in an amazing space at their NERD Center), and with all of that we had a great time. People learned about JavaScript testing from John Resig, about the wonders of CSS 2.1 and 3 from Marc Amos, about git from Nick Quaranto, and more - check out some of the comments:

Every Developer Day adds a little something to the previous ones, and Boston was no exception. We started videotaping talks, and after some review we’re hoping to post them publicly. This is also the first Day where we had shirts for the attendees - take a look!

Developer Day Boston shirt
Plans for the next Developer Day are underway, so keep watching the web site for details - and a new design, coming very soon.


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