Last Friday saw the first ever jQuery conference held in Europe – at Saïd Business School in Oxford to be exact. Web Applications UK was a proud sponsor of this important event.
Jeff, Peter, Rob L and John travelled down for the day and said how informative the conference was. Paul Irish, a front-end developer and user experience designer was a particular highlight. His talk focused on the challenges a web app developer faces when scaling the experience to please users, while simultaneously scaling the application code to provide speed, modularity, and power. It proved to be both a helpful and entertaining presentation from the member of both Google Chrome’s Developer Relations team and jQuery Developer Relations team.
Another highlight was the fact that quite a few people won a Blackberry Playbook. Sorry John – just unlucky there I think. At least you weren’t being stared at by a Nelson Mandela statue for part of the day like Jeff! Here’s Nelson on stage:
We were delighted to be a supporter of the conference; giving us the opportunity to be part of such a significant day in front of over 300 web developers from around the country and Europe. Hopefully more events like this will now take place outside of America. The team had a great time welcoming a jQuery event to the UK which made braving the snow travelling down to Oxford worth it!