VoxxedDays only started organising conferences and tech community events in Singapore recently. However, they are establishing themselves as one of the legit places for developer, entrepreneurs and techies.
My relationship with VoxxedDays goes back to 2017 when they did their first conference in Singapore and I was lucky to participate init.
This year’s conf lives up to its reputation.
Key takeaways are the sessions related to Graal (which includes mine as well), Kafka and Kubernetes. Since its my blog, i will share my session link 🙂
I also like to give a special mention to the day 1 closing note from Tim Berglund.
Wasn’t blogging for a while and let me tell you why!
Let me be the first to admit that I had been awfully quiet on my blog for a few months. All the silence of the blog is not telling the whole story of my past months. Looking back, they had been hectic. Let’s break it down a bit!
Became father of a baby gal (wooohoooo)… I was shit scared but holding your child is the best feeling in the whole… words can’t explain and words are not enough.
I wanna be a youtube star 😀
Started youtube series about serverless computing model. Episode 1 already up!!
Maker Faire held in Singapore on 22 and 23rd July, 2017 at Science Center. The venue was smartly chosen to 1) attract young people and 2) to take advantage of the science month happening at the same venue.
All in all, it was a great event with lots of participation from various fields and sectors. You could see kids showcasing there class science projects to college and university students showing great research work.
There was a good presence of companies and institutes which provides training regarding basic electronics, IOT and 3D printing.
Ones to watch
These are the projects / products that caught my attention and in my opinion have the potential to be the next big thing.
Looking at the exhibits, there was a strong trend of 3D printing and Arduino DIY projects. 3D printing were not only used as a tool for rapid prototyping but were also used for bespoken or customised products.
Happy to see a very health adoption rate of Autodesk projects and services. Many exhibits used Autodesk products in some form (like TinkerCAD or Fusion360).
FOSSASIA has become one of the most popular tech / dev conferences of the region. I got an opportunity to talk @ FOSSASIA this year. The atmosphere was great and met some amazing people.
I talked about my on-going project “Aware User Interface”. A user interface that can learn, adapt and evolve according to user’s context. The contexts in focus are 1) Environment and 2) User (surrounding, proximity, physiology and psychology).
I will post separate blogs about my new initiative “Aware User Interface”. On the side note, it was a pleasant surprise when I saw Apple’s Keynotes on 21st March, where they introduced #nightshift and #truetone. I talked about the same thing a day earlier 🙂