Episode 2: Meet, Eat, and Learn!
Description: On this episode of the podcast Script discusses conferences in general and his recent trip to NCDevCon in particular. He also has a great interview with Ben Nadel (@BenNadel) who has a very popular blog on Coldfusion and Angular programming. Links: NCDevCon– An awesome development conference in North Carolina. BenNadel.com – Ben Nadel’s blog with lots of great coding help as well as a jobs board and pictures of a virtual Who’s Who of the community. Transcript: Welcome to the second episode of the Wake Up with Script Van Winkle podcast! My name is Script Van Winkle, but my friends call me… only when they need something. Now when you are trying to play catch up with the programming world, like I am, one really great way to do that is to attend one of the dozens if not hundreds of programming conferences put on each and every year. But how do you pick one? How do you afford to go? And just what the heck happens at one of these puppies? By sheer coincidence, would you happen to believe, I just got back from an awesome conference last weekend in North Carolina. So I might be persuaded to talk about some of what went on there. And as a treat, I also caught up with Ben Nadel, who runs a pretty popular blog for those who program in ColdFusion or Node.js., so stick around for a sweet interview with him. Ok. So Webster’s defines a conference as “a formal meeting in which many people gather in order to talk about ideas or problems related to a particular topic (such as medicine or business) usually for several days. Now I have no flipping clue why people insist on starting education discourses with a definition from Webster, nor why Emmanuel Lewis is considered such an expert in etymology. Yeah, that’s a real term there Junior Developer, look it up. So last weekend I attended NCDevCon, an amazing developer conference in Raleigh, NC. Now in its ninth year, this conference is held on the campus of NC State. It was started and run by the Triangle Area ColdFusion User Group, but while there is certainly some ColdFusion specific content among its sessions, it covers a lot of other topics inclu