All the things we Took from Attending Full Stack Europe 2022

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

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

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

This yr we despatched 3 of our very personal builders to seek out out as a lot info as they may about numerous totally different matters from quantum computing to CSS. 

We’re dedicated to making sure our groups are capable of always develop their data and recognise that this isn’t all the time by finishing a web-based course or watching a video on-line. 

So when Joel, our Full Stack Developer entered and gained 2 tickets by a twitter competition, we bought one other and despatched Joel, James, Senior UX Developer and Ben, Senior Developer on their technique 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 discuss from the occasion?

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

Ben: “I agree with James, for me my favorite discuss was from Dries Depoorter. It was fascinating to study a few of the work he’s performed this yr.”

Joel: “Though Surveillance Artwork was a terrific discuss, for me mine was the discuss 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 flawed.

What had been your largest takeaways from FSE?

James: “There’s numerous key takeaways I may checklist however to encapsulate them into one, it lets you try 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 rather a lot that we are able to incorporate into our day-to-day improvement, documentation and tradition and made me take into consideration how it’s our accountability to go that data on as effectively as doable.

Joel: “My largest takeaway was studying that it needs to be okay to problem the choice making processes in relation to new function requests and that really we’re not alone, as a improvement group, the place we’re juggling upkeep of a legacy platform, trying to enhance it and construct new options for our customers.

What had been the primary advantages from FSE?

Joel: “Surprisingly you don’t actually assume earlier than the occasion about how a lot downtime you may have and it was actually nice for sparking conversations about Adzooma such because the technical course 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 a large one and I feel the change of surroundings and totally different tradition and environment added to it, we had numerous time for discussions to circulate and primarily realised we’re all on the identical web page with numerous issues.

Joel: “One other profit for me was that the convention specifically was very broad, it wasn’t simply technical but additionally checked out gentle 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 data on-line?

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

It additionally offers you a complete checklist of recent folks to comply with on social media, individuals who you possibly can proceed to be taught from and construct connections with.”

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

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

All in all, it appears like our group had a good time at FSE, we’re trying ahead to seeing how they’re capable of implement what they realized throughout the group and their basic day after day. 

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I am a Social Media Government at Adzooma, With a robust ardour for social I am always studying and adapting to On-line Advertising and marketing. I am a soccer woman and play for a Sunday league group, but when I am not working or kicking a ball you may discover me solo travelling to as many locations as doable.