Last week (16-17th February, 2011) I attended the developer conference, Dev8D. The focus of the event is to provide cost effective training for developers in Higher Education. The event is comprised of tutorials, workshops, lightning talks, panel sessions by experts or ‘gurus’ and challenges. These sessions are predominately delivered by my peers – developers from across the sector. It is humbling to be able to engage with such a talented, clever and friendly bunch. The programme this year was full of exciting stuff, including Arduinos, Mongo DB, Mobile Web, Linked Data, Clojure, Scala, Apache SOLR and much much more.
I gave a lightning talk that introduced the Nature Locator project:
The format didn’t allow for comments or discussion. However, Mark Woodridge found me after my talk and pointed me in the direction of EpiCollect, a mobile and web application for collecting data.