What do developers love? Bacon, apparently (I must admit, I am partial to the odd slice...). Joking and Dr Strangelove references aside (vegetarians were welcomed with open arms), the good people at Mint Digitial have pulled out all the stops for the third year in a row to bring the lucky folks in London a platform agnostic developer conference.
With keynotes and two tracks of TED-style talks, the only taxing part was deciding which talks to go to..
BACON kicked off with a very interesting keynote from Michael Lopp of Palantir (and formerly Apple) about how 'stable' ad 'volatile' personalities shape a companies trajectory, how they compliment each other and how to avoid conflict overload. Maybe even give each personality type an appreciation for the other..?
Post keynote, we split into two tracks spanning everything from hardware hacking to "you have too much time" (some good points raised by Jeff Blankenburg). I won't mention the fascinating session on whisky manufacturing (and tasting...) as it was such hard work...
I don't normally heap praise on the catering for an event, but it was very nice to see such a selection of healthy food to keep the delegates in shape. Very tasty, good show!
I could give you a blow by blow account of all the talks, but there will be some videos up soon and I urge you to check them out. Special mention should go to Jason Scott of archive.org for both being awesome, making the Q&A even more entertaining than the talk itself and Camille Baldock for confirming my suspicion that bees are definitely better than wasps.
Followed by friendly and welcoming after party (complete with Bacon themed drinks), if you're in London for the next one, don't hesistate.