Tech speaking reactivated – two talks at the 4Developers conference

20th April 2016 in Events

I had a break from traveling around the world and speaking at various JavaScript conferences for the past few months, but decided to jump back and give two talks last week.

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Both talks were given at the 4Developers conference that happened on April 11th in Warsaw. The event had 15 (!) different tracks, so I decided to go with the flow and talk about two topics at once: A-Frame on the front-end track and earning money on HTML5 games on the gamedev track.

It was my first approach to 4Developers and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I heard the conference was focused on Java and PHP, so talking about front-end or gamedev was a little bit risky. It ended up being a very positive, interesting experience, with one personal achevement being successfully unlocked.

Those who know me also know I’m not a great public speaker – I started from being the terrible one and I’m trying to improve my skills as much as possible over time. I overcome a lot of issues, but the recent problem was that I looked like someone sent by the company to talk about boring stuff, even though I was excited like crazy on the inside. So, this time I tried to focus on expressing my excitement and it looks like I finally made it. Videos from both talks should be posted soon, so there will be a chance to validate those claims.

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The interesting thing was the rooms for my talks weren’t huge. I’d say front-end track had a regular one and gamedev was a tiny room for a few lost souls located at the very end of the venue. Surprisingly enough, even though there was more than 1000 attendees that day, I managed to get both rooms filled with people. Nice!

While waiting for the videos check out the slides:

If you happened to be there I’d love to hear your honest feedback, thanks!

* First photo thanks to SpotkaniaIT.

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