Reading Nix expressions

These are my notes from the Reading Nix expressions talk in NixCon 2019. Nix package language has a similar syntax to the "JSON meets functional language concepts". E.g. you have Let-expressions which I would say is a functional concept (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_expression) - I first saw it in Elm and Haskell. An important thing to keep in mind is that Nix…

NixCon 2019

It's been a few years since I've been to a smaller conference and I made the right choice to visit NixCon 2019. It was held in a really nice coworking space called Impact Hub in Brno. There were 2 tracks and about 180 people attending. Generally speaking, smaller conferences like this one will give you more information because people are…
Budapest CSSConf and JSConf 2019

Frontend week in Budapest

Last week I attended my first two frontend conferences - CSSConf & JSConf Budapest 2019. My week in Budapest started with Rust meetup. Sadly the organizers didn't expect that any foreigners will attend the meetup. Half an hour long talk wasn't enough for me to learn any Hungarian, but I still had a great time talking to everyone afterward. On…

PyCon JP 2019

I’ve been to many conferences in my life, but this was my first time attending a PyCon. To me, what separates this conference from the others I’ve been to is the sense that people are there not so much to sell their products, but are just genuinely interested to hear how other people are using Python in many different industries.…

KubeCon 2019

This was my first time at a KubeCon conference. This year it was held in Barcelona with over 7.5k attendees! The conference was held at Gran Via which is a huge place. It consists of 8 huge halls and 3 of them were used for KubeCon. It could take you up to 15 minutes of walking from one talk to…

PyConWeb 2018

PyConWeb is an international Python Web conference held in Munich. Its main purpose is to talk about Web tools and techniques to make the Web even more awesome. Attending this conference really feels different from the other non-German conferences. The conference is organised and prepared with German precision. Everything was taken care of and the only thing you need to think…