This year’s St. Louis Days of Dot Net was, as usual, one of my favorites of the year. My company, AdventureTech sponsored this year, so I didn’t get much of a chance to attend sessions, but I know most of the speakers and they are the best in the industry.
I gave a talk on Building a ReSTful API using NodeJS and MongoDB. Being that the topic is more fringe than normal, I expected a small turnout. I got anything but. Even though I was in a smaller room, all the seats were full and there were folks sitting on the floor. This was the first time I had given this talk and it seemed to go well. I got lots of great questions and the attendees seemed very engaged.
We got lots of engaging conversation at our sponsor booth and there were also some great technical conversations in the halls during the conference.
The conference is held at the Ameristar Casino and Resort in St. Charles, MO. The Bottleneck Blues Bar has become a pre-conference routine for us. I enjoy cigars quite a bit and being able to smoke them indoors at the tables outside the bar is outstanding. We sat and talked and smoked and drank. We had great conversations and reunited with friends from across the country we hadn’t seen since last year’s STLDODN.
The Attendee party was at the Lixx Night Club. They had casino games, food, drinks and music. After the party, a few of us retired to my hotel room (the rooms at the casino are HUGE and also smoking friendly) to drink and talk until early morning.
The organizers of this conference put on a great show every year. I can always plan on having a great time, reunite with friends I only get to see in St. Louis, and get some great technical content. Looking forward to this conference next year!