NG-CONF 2023 | WORKSHOP | ONLINE
I attended an ng-conf 2023 workshop online — Was it worth it?
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.
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.