Thoughts from QCon London 2012

I’m sitting at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center at QCon London 2012. I just finished presenting “Building HTML5 Apps in Days, Not Weeks”, which was an overview of how to build apps using Sencha Designer 2 Beta, and also how to leverage HTML5 to build cross platform apps. Room was fully seated and people had a lot of questions — so, good signs all around.

Thus far it’s been a great two days here at the event. From what I understand it’s twice as busy as it was last year, and has sold out with over 1000 registered attendees. The attendees seem to be from a lot of smaller dev agencies across Europe which is great since they’re often looking for solutions for projects they’re working on. Tonight, I’ll also be speaking at the .NET User Group meeting, talking about HTML5 and Sencha, then tomorrow afternoon I’m participating in a roundtable discussion on outsourcing (nothing to do with HTML5 or the web — just a general product development conversation). I’m looking forward to the next day and a half here in London.

I’m in Europe until mid-next week, sticking around through the weekend to do some customer meetings next week in Paris. I did manage to sneak out of the event for a few hours to see the Churchill War Cabinet rooms (very cool) and do a little shopping on Jermyn Street. Looking forward to spending the weekend in London and Paris and meeting up with friends.