I'm Going to Abstractions

- 1 min

I’m going to my first full technical conference this August. I’ll be at Abstractions in Pittsburgh, PA from August 18-20th and I’m so incredibly excited. I had the opportunity last fall to attend one day of All Things Open a local conference centered around open source software. All Things Open was awesome and I learned so much, but I was only able to attend part of one day. Abstractions will be my first real deal holyfield conference.

At least in the Twitterverse, Abstractions has been getting a fair amount of buzz with quite a few well known speakers giving talks during the conference. I know Larry Wall, José Valim, Aaron Patterson, Laurie Voss, Richard Stallman, and Sandi Metz will all be speaking, in addition to all the awesome talks from people who I haven’t heard from yet.

I’ve had the immense pleasure of hearing Sandi Metz give a talk before at a local Ruby meetup, as she’s a Durham local, and I left it feeling incredibly empowered. I’m stoked especially to hear her give another talk at Abstractions.

Possibly even more so than the actual talks, I’m incredibly stoked for the networking. I love to meet likeminded people, and this seems like an awesome place to do it.

The conference is definitely something I will recap on after returning in a few months, but I just wanted to share how excited I am for it to start in the meantime.

Andrew Pierce

Andrew Pierce

Software Engineer based in Durham, NC

comments powered by Disqus
rss facebook twitter github youtube mail spotify instagram linkedin google google-plus pinterest medium vimeo stackoverflow reddit quora