The whole lot we Took from Attending Full Stack Europe 2022

As we begin a brand new 12 months we’re reflecting on a number of the occasions from 2022, a kind of being Full Stack Europe in Antwerp, right here’s what they realized and why they consider attending conferences has large advantages for workers.

Each October (nicely with out COVID-19) Full Stack Europe takes place in Antwerp, Belgium bringing collectively lots of of builders from world wide. 

The occasion is made up of two full days of talks from a number of the main builders and engineers within the trade. 

This 12 months we despatched 3 of our very personal builders to search out out as a lot info as they may about varied totally different matters from quantum computing to CSS. 

We’re dedicated to making sure our groups are capable of consistently develop their information and recognise that this isn’t at all times by means of finishing a web based course or watching a video on-line. 

So when Joel, our Full Stack Developer entered and received 2 tickets by means of a twitter competition, we bought one other and despatched Joel, James, Senior UX Developer and Ben, Senior Developer on their strategy to their first ever Full Stack Europe. 

We spoke to them on their return and right here’s what they needed to say..

Which was your favorite speak from the occasion?

James: “For me, my favorite speak was on Day 1 from Belgian artist Dries Depoorter on Surveillance Artwork, Dying Telephones and Faux Likes. It’s because it was participating, it was very humorous and creative. The mixture of {hardware} and software program with the unique concepts made it extremely spectacular but additionally fairly scary because it highlighted potentialities with trendy tech.”

Ben: “I agree with James, for me my favorite speak was from Dries Depoorter. It was fascinating to find out about a number of the work he’s accomplished this 12 months.”

Joel: “Though Surveillance Artwork was an amazing speak, for me mine was the speak on Superior Git Magic from Pauline Vos, it actually gave me some meals for thought of our present processes at Adzooma round model management, visibility and debugging in case one thing goes unsuitable.

What have been your greatest takeaways from FSE?

James: “There’s lots of key takeaways I may record however to encapsulate them into one, it lets you attempt to open up your thoughts and contribute in the direction of being an excellent all spherical engineer fairly than only a succesful developer.”

Ben: “Personally, I felt like FSE gave us loads that we will incorporate into our day-to-day improvement, documentation and tradition and made me take into consideration how it’s our accountability to cross that information on as effectively as attainable.

Joel: “My greatest takeaway was studying that it must be okay to problem the choice making processes with regards to new function requests and that really we’re not alone, as a improvement staff, the place we’re juggling upkeep of a legacy platform, seeking to enhance it and construct new options for our customers.

What have been the principle advantages from FSE?

Joel: “Surprisingly you don’t actually suppose earlier than the occasion about how a lot downtime you’ve got and it was actually nice for sparking conversations about Adzooma such because the technical route Adzooma is headed and the issues we have to do to get the place we need to be in 1, 2 or 3 years.”

James: “Yeah, I agree with Joel on that, this was an enormous one and I feel the change of surroundings and totally different tradition and environment added to it, we had lots of time for discussions to movement and primarily realised we’re all on the identical web page with lots of issues.

Joel: “One other profit for me was that the convention specifically was very broad, it wasn’t simply technical but additionally checked out delicate abilities, like how builders and designers can work together with their customers to raised perceive their wants and use these to develop higher options or enhancements to a product.

How do you are feeling attending a convention differs from studying the knowledge on-line?

James: “For me, it’s that totally different means of studying and as we stated beforehand, it offers you downtime to actually spark some significant conversations together with your friends fairly than whenever you do a web based course alone as it may be fairly isolating. 

It additionally offers you an entire record of latest folks to observe on social media, individuals who you may proceed to study from and construct connections with.”

Lastly, how does it make you are feeling that you just’re capable of attend these conferences by means of the enterprise? 

Ben: “It’s nice, as an worker, it’s inspiring and makes you are feeling invested in by the enterprise. I personally suppose it’s a extremely engaging perk to have the ability to provide.

All in all, it feels like our staff had a good time at FSE, we’re wanting ahead to seeing how they’re capable of implement what they realized inside the staff and their common everyday. 

Jaye Bonser

I am a Social Media Government at Adzooma, With a powerful ardour for social I am consistently studying and adapting to On-line Advertising. I am a soccer woman and play for a Sunday league staff, but when I am not working or kicking a ball you will discover me solo travelling to as many locations as attainable.