The first WSG London meetup happened on Friday and judging by the comments people made afterwards was a tremendous success.
Andy Budd gave a thought-provoking talk about what standards are really about by first talking about the history of the screw to then talk about (in terms of web development) why we don’t necessarily need to worry about them. He also made some good points about the need for developers move on and address new issues now that web standards is seeing wider adoption.
After the presentations and packing up the AV gear, we went on down to the Printworks in Clerkenwell to announce the results of the competition. We asked three questions which attendees had to answer on the back of the postcard provided.
The three questions were as follows:
- If you had the power to make a popular script/trick undone and never invented, which one would it be and why?
- What is the most obscure code you ever had to debug?
The crowning glory of the answers was Mat Ryer’s following answer to question 1.
Plenty of people took the time to come up and say thanks for organising the event and that they are looking forward to the next one, which was something that I really appreciated. It was great to chat to everyone as well as drink one or two well earnt guinesses.
Without these people this would never had happened
Thanks to all of the attendee’s for coming and showing your support.
Thanks to Laurence Frewer of Presenta who provided the podcast recording.
The podcasts are now online. Please subscribe to the feed using you favorite podcasting application. WSG London Meetup 14/07/06 Podcast.