Finally I have some time to do a writeup about WebCamp Zagreb 2014 that I have attended a few weeks ago. I can summarise the event in a single sentence:
It was awesome!
(update) You can now watch my presentation on YouTube:
But let's get into some more detail. For the first time this year the event was held in English which meant that there was a great mix of speakers coming from a variety of countries and also, for the first time the conference was 2 days long with an extra day dedicated to workshops. I arrived to Zagreb around Friday lunchtime and I was on the same flight with one of the delegates from a company who has sponsored the event. (check them out - Toptal). My workshop run from 4pm to 7pm what I believe was an office building for the Croatian House of Commerce. (I may be incorrect on stating this). The facilities were great, and I had 13 wonderful attendees and hopefully I haven't fried their brains when we were discussing Single Page Application development using AngularJS and Firebase.
Saturday kicked off by an amazing keynote by Ross Tuck followed by a set of great talks - I have seen a talk on REST API design, Apache Cordova and Firebase.
I had the opportunity to also deliver a talk which was on Web Components. A big kudos to the conference organisers as they have managed to get 3 talks in on Web Components, and I personally didn't know about the other 2 presentations but regardless our 3 talks were perfectly synched. I have given a good introduction about the basics of Web Components, Marchin Warpechowski followed that up by building a Web Component using Polymer and finally Nikos Zinas talked about the future of Web Components.
During the conference refreshments were provided and there were pizzas and some local dish for lunch. If soda and pizza doesn't make you happy, there was also a drinkup sponsored by Google at the end of the day - the beer seemed to be coming from a bottomless keg. :)
Will I be back next year? I will try to do my best to attend and I recommend that you do that as well if you're in the area.