Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the CFCamp 2013 conference in Munich. Rather than a CFML topic I proposed a talk on CoffeeScript, as I had been doing a few CoffeeScript projects at work and found the language interesting. Although funnily enough in between proposing the talk and actually giving it I have actually gone off the idea of using CoffeeScript heavily in production.
So my presentation was very wary in trying to advocate / evangelise CoffeeScript, it was more a case of “Hey, this is what CoffeeScript is and what it looks like. You might want to give it a go, but really be aware of the downsides”!
I’ve put the Introduction to CoffeeScript presentation online – there’s a live CoffeeScript code editor and compiler built into the slides, which was a bit of fun to write.
As for the conference itself, it was a lot of fun! Michael Hnat and the rest of the organising team did a great job, and the venue was excellent. Also loved the drinks on every table in the presentation rooms, and the copious amounts of pretzels for snacks. I met some interesting people, and saw some interesting presentations. It was only good timing with my family holiday that I could make it there this year, which is a shame as I’d happily come back next year if it wasn’t half way around the world.