The problem with most technology conferences is that they devolve into cliques.
Game developers don’t interact with mobile developers. Mobile developers don’t interact with web developers. Web developers don’t interact with systems developers. And on and on it goes.
PolyglotConf is a one day unconference designed to get 200 of the smartest developers around in the same room. An uncoference is a participant-driven, self-organizing meeting. The people that show the day of the conference are the ones that get drive the agenda. The job of the organizers is to facilitate.
PolyglotConf Vancouver 2012
SFU Harbour Centre 555 West Hastings Vancouver, BC Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:30AM - 9:00AM : Registration 9:00AM - 9:15AM : Introduction 9:15 - 9:45AM : Final Session Selection 9:45AM - 12:30PM : Morning Sessions 12:30PM - 2:00PM : Lunch (out on the town) 2:00 - 5:15PM : Afternoon Sessions 5:15pm - 5:30PM : Closing Session 7:30 - Until You Drop : PARTY!
One of the sponsors for PolyglotConf is Github. Git is a distributed version control system. It makes it easy to branch and then merge projects across many members of a team that may be distributed throughout the world. Github is thee place to put your central git hub.
Github will be putting on a full day git tutorial on that Friday. You will want to attend if you have used Subversion or Perforce in the past and git kind of confuses you. It will also be a great tutorial if you haven’t used source control at all.
There are a couple other tuturials on Erlang and HTTP servers that are also scheduled.
Session Suggestion Forums
There is a session suggestion forum. I can speak about Grand Central Dispath oniOS. However, I’d like to see someone from the game development community talk about concurrency on the Sony PS3.