This is my third time at this event and once again I’m enjoying it a lot. The choices are limitless. The first time I focused on workshops and socializing. The second time I focused on talks and socializing. This time, for a change, I am focused on socializing. I’m having great time. I just can’t wait for the next one (as I’m writing this sentence it’s Sunday 3am, and I’m just the right amount of drunk).
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The location - Springbrook
It’s warm during the day and quite fresh during the night. It is similar to winter in Brisbane. I suggest anyone heading up to Springbrook this time of year packs some warm clothes.
The dorms at the bottom of the camp have less beds and have their own bathroom, so they’re slightly better.
The Springbrook National Park
The National Park is only a short walk away from the camp site. There’s usually a group walk there, but it’s also very nice in smaller groups. It is a really nice place, we went there by night and we were surrounded by fireflies. I saw some sort of small blue yabby, which turned out to be a Lamington Spiny Crayfish. For me, being at the twins waterfall, lit only by the moonlight was a very peaceful experience.
It’s a great experience for socializing, I totally suggest you come by and say hi, bring some marshmallows. It’s also the warmest place on the camp by night.
I don’t have many chances to play this very social game in such a large group. I’m looking forward to playing it again soon. And many thanks to the game masters.
The ping pong table was a bit more uneven than I remember it, but it was still fun.
Previous CampJs events had a fair bit of content about frameworks like Angular, Ember and Meteor, this time I feel there is a much bigger focus on Node and 3d, let’s see what will come up next.
The descriptions are on the website and hopefully the videos will be uploaded shortly, as they are available now for CampJs III.
- The state of browser testing: you can’t handle the truth
- React + Webpack = Productive, or How I Escaped Rails
- The psychology of design best practices
On a technical level, I had the chance to get some really good code reviews on my latest AngularJs efforts. I also had some fruitful conversations that have clarified my thoughts about where the industry is going.
Thanks to Tim (@secoif), Nigel (@nr99) and everyone that collaborated to make this event possible. I have had nothing but good vibes from all of you guys. We (the NetEngine Team) hope to see you all again at the next CampJs.
Also special thanks to Bruce for the tickets.