- Jed Schmidts’ Thursday keynote. If you haven’t watched Jed Schmidt’s CSSConf talk you should rather stop what you’re doing right now and watch it (it’s just 8 minutes). Clever, witty and with sense of humor. His keynote at LXJS followed the same style.
- Robert Nyman. Review of Firefox OS. Robert Nyman is a technology evangelist at Mozilla. Good review of the current state of Firefox OS.
- Estelle Weyl. Web performance considerations in a mobile world. Good advices about how to improve performance of your mobile apps. Particularly interesting for web developers.
- Laura Kalbag. Designing for accessibility. Good reminder of what to do and what not to do for improving websites design and accessibility. If you’ve read “Don’t make think” or follow some UX course like hackdesign, you maybe familiar with most of the concepts. Good review of tools at the end of the talk.
- Jonahattan Lipps. Appium. Appium is functional testing environment for webapps and mobile. Don’t miss Jonahattan’s live performance with a guitar.
- Tim Park. Nitrogen.js. Nitrogen is a framework that makes it easier to build connected real world devices and the applications that use them. Very interesting if you are keen on domotic. Park worked at Nest, so all his experience in domotic devices is built into the Nitrogen.
- Mark Boas. HyperAudio. This is an idea that’s been around for a while. First time I heard about HyperAudio was like two years ago or so, if I remember correctly. It was good to see the effort is still alive, mostly pushed by people from Mozilla. To put it briefly, HyperAudio’s goal is to make audio a first-class citizen in the web. Think of all the audio available on the internet and how little of that content is still searchable and difficult to share. Imagine you would like to share a fragment of an interview with your favourite writter broadcasted by the BBC one-year ago. Still today, impossible to do.
- Hannah Wolfe. Ghost. Review of the current state of Ghost, a new blogging platform built in node.js. The project counted with funding from Kickstater and it’s currently available for downloading. It looks promising.
- James Halliday. Modularidade para todos. Good insight about the anarchich, but operative, structure and organization of npm. Very fun talk.
- Domenic Denicola. How to win friends and influence standars bodies. Title inspired by the classical book “How to win friends and influence people”. Denicola’s reflections and advices about how to interact with the different web communities (JS, Web) and keep moving the web forward. Denicola is the original author of the CommonJS specification about promises.
- Andrew Hebbit. Nodecopter Hacks. Andrew is an organizer of many nodecopter events in the UK. In this talk gives a review of all the things he and other people have hacked on a nodecopter. Andrew also help with the NodeCopter event held the day after the conf.
There were some other interesting talks, specially on gaming, infraestructure and development but whether that may be interesting for you or not depends very much on your needs. This was just a brief selection of those I particularly enjoyed.
Lastly, I’d like to thank all the people involved in the organization of the event for their work, their time, the parties and for making that everything worked just perfectly; a big hug to all the people I met there during those two days and, last but not least, thanks to Igalia for sponsoring my attendance. I hope to be there again next year.