NG-CONF 2023 | WORKSHOP | ONLINE

I attended an ng-conf 2023 workshop online — Was it worth it?

Here are my thoughts and takeaways.

Kagklis Vasileios
3 min readJun 28, 2023

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Two weeks ago, the “World’s Original Angular Conference” was held in Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Well, that’s basically a fancy way of saying ng-conf 2023. 😅

I would have loved to attend the conference in person, but for various reasons, I couldn’t. (hint: travel and accommodation expenses)

Then I thought, why not attend a session online?

Now, as far as I know, a lot of the general sessions are eventually published on YouTube. That’s why I decided to attend one of the workshops.

Here are my thoughts and takeaways.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with ng-conf or any instructors named in this article. The information about ng-conf presented here may be subject to changes in the future. You should always check their official web page.

Choosing a workshop

In my opinion, a workshop should either teach you something new or improve your current knowledge.

There were 8 workshops to choose from — half of them on “Day 1” and the other half on “Day 2”.

I noticed that on “Day 1” workshops were more beginner-friendly, while “Day 2” had workshops about more advanced topics — probably a convention they have.

Workshop descriptions have the topics that will be covered. This helped me eliminate a lot of options. However, one or two descriptions had me having second thoughts.

My goal was to learn something new. Paying to listen to stuff I already know would be a bummer.

In any case, picking a workshop about performance optimization from “Day 2” seemed like the safest option — which is what I did.

The outcome?

I was surprised in a good way and learned a lot of new things.

Quality of the workshop

I want to focus on two points here — the material and the delivery.

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