Both days at the conference were very balanced: technical talks followed by talks focused on soft skills and a good mix of speakers that covered a vast array of subjects.
Although every talk was inspiring and exciting, a few really stuck with me:
Laura Carvajal’s talk focused on the importance of accessibility, how they made the Financial Times Website more accessible, the human and business value of accessibility, and the steps we can all take to make our sites accessible. Here are the slides of the talk.
Stephan Judis, our neighbour at Contentful, gave a talk about solving old problems with bleeding edge browser features, and more specifically leveraging the Observer API. The slides for his talk can be found here.
Trent Willis gave the closing talk emphasising the importance of caring in out “Move Fast & Break Things” industry.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Budapest, and I came back motivated to dig into the subjects covered by all the inspiring speakers. I’m definitely going to invest some time into learning more about WebAssembly and Rust.
I would highly recommend going to JS Conf Budapest or JS Conf EU (here in Berlin) next year, the entire tone of the conference was very casual, friendly, inclusive and on a human scale. If you’re not convinced, check out the talks from the previous years on their Youtube channel!
Slides of some of the other talks can be found on their Twitter Page.