Here are IMO best (inspiring and instructive) and worst (I was expecting more value) things about 4Developers:
Evolving Architecture by Daniel Pokusa
Is your solution over- or under- designed? Interesting talk with examples taken from real life. Can’t wait for video to listen to this speech again.
The base problem by Szymon Warda
Before that speech I thought that most of NoSQL databases are more or less the same. An interesting overview of most used databases, but I missed some temporal and OO databases.
.NETowiec w kosmosie by Maciej Nowak
That was something different! Embedded, C++ and some space stuff. Cool break from everyday high-level abstraction.
Satisfactory cooperation with a non-technical client by Dominika Łuszczuk
I’m not writing that Dominika didn’t pass any value, but I’ve expected something else. That talk was too general and a little bit unprepared. The most interesting speech has given someone from the audience. All I remember that guy had pedagogical background.
Logistics and localisation
IMO Hotel Sangate Airport wasn’t the best place to host 4Developers. Running from one floor to another was problematic. I can’t imagine what would happen in case of a sudden evacuation. Another thing is dinner and queues… In this category it was the weakest conference I’ve ever been to.
What were your favorite speeches? I can’t wait to watch some of them on YouTube soon.