We believe it's the new friendships and connections that make any great conference memorable. To facilitate connections in a remote setting, we set up a dedicated Slack for backendlessConf_.
We also created a /gif command to help participants record themselves into a GIF and add a fun and personal element to their introductions.
It was absolutely heartwarming to see developers from every corner of the world join us!
On the day of the conference, backendlessconf.com transformeditselfto include a conference video stream, as well as a live feed of all activity from Slack and Twitter — messages, our assortment of emoji, even GIFs!
A total of 16 international speakers, representing various aspects of the frontend and JAMstack joined us live for backendlessConf_. They brought with them a diverse range of content, and patiently answered questions from all the participants.
Ahmad (Cloudinary), and
Sadek (Prismic) did the first set of sessions, elaborating on experiences with the JAMstack, and demonstrating the state of the art in building and editing modern websites.
Dan (Fauna), and
Derrick (StaticKit) shared their experiences in cross-browser video, data persistence, and building businesses centered around frontend development.
Belen Curcio & Dan Zajdband,
Kim (Auth0), and
Zan (Pusher) did the final set of talks, covering cutting-edge technologies like WebAssembly and the WebXR Device API, standards-based authentication, and uncovering how JAMstack and serverless are boosting productivity.
Organizing the first edition of backendlessConf_ was a rewarding experience for the Vercel team. We whole-heartedly thank our speakers, sponsors, and participants for their support, and eagerly look forward to organizing the next one!
Keep an eye out on our Twitter for upcoming announcements!