I just wanted to drop a quick note outlining some of my thoughts about CouchCamp (or you could call it “Swiss Family Robinson” meets database geeks anonymous).
First and foremost — having a tech conference at a summer camp is just plain awesome. As we all know that the social lubrication required to gel a bunch of geeks can lead to a state where said geeks should not operate any kind of a vehicle. In this case, all they had to do was walk 100 feet down a trail and pass out.
Secondly, I really like the idea that the beer follows you at a tech conference… I shouldn’t have to be running all over the place to find my beverage! Thumbs up to the CouchCamp staff for making that dream of mine a reality.
Did I learn anything? Actually, yes I did. I learned some really interested fundamental challenges that database ninjas face on a daily basis. I also saw a possible CouchDB roadmap being developed via the venting of current users, which was pretty neat.
As always Ted Leung came through to finish the grand event off with a great summary of the CouchDB community, where it’s succeeding and where it needs to go. I will never stop appreciating Ted’s open source jedi fu, it reminds me why I am here working in OSS.
It was great to meet everyone, see most of you at JS Conf EU!