JSCamp 2019 was not about JavaScript

A year ago, in my JSCamp 2018 recap, I listed some of the best talks. You might notice that most of them were “technical”. That’s totally expected, right?

This year, however, things were a bit different.

So here’s the trend we noticed

Kyle Simpson, author of You Don’t Know JavaScript and the workshop I attended at Trivago HQ, talked about progressive enhancement, and how the term hasn’t… aged well. In contrast, he proposed to go back to roots, and focus on empathy to empower people (not “users”) because we have the tools to make it happen. In Kyle’s words, we should become people advocates. I couldn’t agree more.

Make no mistake; it was about JavaScript, too

This is not to say the conference wasn’t “technical”. We had a good dose of error handling, V8 internals, algorithmic performance, PWAs, CSS in JS, and iterators. The part you’d expect from a regular JavaScript conference.

Words matter – Software product development, Front-end, UX, design, lean, agile and everything in between. https://afontcu.dev

Words matter – Software product development, Front-end, UX, design, lean, agile and everything in between. https://afontcu.dev