DConf 2016 happened last week in Berlin. As usual it was really cool to be able to attend and talk to so many great developers from around the world.
There weren’t really any earth-shattering announcements. The only thing that comes to mind is for-now anonymous donor offering the D foundation half a million dollars as long as there’s a plan to spend that money. That’s great news and I’m looking forward to hearing what that money will be spent on.
The talks were great, of course: they should be available soon enough so the details aren’t really needed. My favourite was probably Don’s talk on floating point numbers. I’ve read the IEEE spec and I still learned a lot.
And there was my lightning talk. I only found out about the schedule an hour before, which was the amount of time I had to write it. After a stress-filled hour passed, I learned that they didn’t have a VGA cable and had another cortisol spike as I tried to figure out some sort of solution. In the end I ssh’ed from a German Mac into my laptop, to sometimes hilarious consequences, with me ad-libbing with no brain-mouth filter for a few minutes. I need to see the video once it’s available to see how well I did…