Except being a conference-like event with speakers, Nordic JS focus a lot on activities. Even though I did not participate in any of them, I think they are worth mentioning, as I like the concept:
- Techno Ping Pong – they describe it as a night with smoke machines, lasers UV and ping pong.
- Dinner with strangers – they will pair you up with five other people that you don’t know at a restaurant of their choice.
- Festen – the after party for the event, and also a celebration of the capital of Sweden with its wonderful techs and startups.
- Mini Sumo Robo Clash – the name says it all, a sumo robot workshop.
Vitality Friedman spoke about cutting-edge responsive web design. One of the important things he mentioned was the navigation on a page. It all starts with the navigations, and therefore it should be very clear, and also not in any way disturb the scrolling. Of course he talked about phones too, and added an interesting point; most users only use their thumbs, which all developers should have in mind. The scale of logos and slogans was also something he talked about.
Per Stenström was a bonus speaker. Just before lunch he had a couple of minutes, where he criticized an article by Tantek Celik which stated that curlable Java content (had to look it up: Content where you can use the cURL command tool to request the URL) cant be found on the web with search engines. What he did was actually setting up a website himself and at the speech testing the thesis in the article and tried to find it in different search engines. He didn’t seem too used to speaking in front a large crowd, but it was something different.
Per Stenström walking off the stage.
– Jakob Öhman — Attendee 2015