I was fortunate enough to be able to attend BACON over the past few days, coined as ‘The conference on things developers love’.
One of the things I loved about BACON compared to other conferences was how broad the spectrum of developers attending and the talks the speakers made were. It was nice to meet developers with other technical backgrounds aside from my own of primarily Cocoa and Objective-C.
It was a fantastic conference, and as with the other fantastic conferences I’ve been to, I’m always left with that buzzing feeling afterwards: I come away wanting to build or do something great. It really helps me to realign and refocus what I’m doing and gives me inspiration going forward.
I’d never really been able to articulate this feeling before, but I saw one of the other attendees describe it as ‘conference energy’, which I thought was a great description. And it’s contagious:
Conference energy is contagious. My friend’s first thought after recounting #devslovebacon: ‘Fuck, I need to go make something’.— Alex Rozanski (@alexrozanski) April 14, 2013