First off, there wasn’t a session I didn’t like, although there were some things about the REST-less (Realm) talk that I would have loved to’ve seen changes to. I wish the talk included more code to explain how to integrate and potentially a demo to showcase how things worked (with offline access/failure states/etc). As it stands currently, it’s an impressive product that can really speak for itself, but I walked away from the talk feeling like I was advertised to rather than showcased a really cool piece of tech (which it undoubtably is! The “advertising” was effective even if it felt a bit blatent at times)
I’d also like to note the same thing that was addressed - the venue felt far too small. Even standing room didn’t feel like enough in some of the sessions.
Additionally, the lunch was a clever idea with food trucks, but none of the folks who attended the GraphQL talk (which I personally think was the best! Very informational, even outside of the Mongo uses. Great intro) were realistically able to get lunch. I had to miss out on lunch as a result
One of the things I think the conference did uniquely well was providing resources for folks to learn how to layout databases in a NoSQL manor. This was huge and is one of the questions I hear the most from folks who use Mongo in any capacity. I’d suggest anyone to go to a .local event just for that and the 1:1 sessions itself
Lastly, the last talk of the Pipeline Power++ was amazing! It took me from “I don’t know what
aggregate was” to “Wow, I feel like it can do anything I’ll bet I could really sink my teeth into that” and was simple to understand (a rarity when diving in so deep into such concepts)
All in all, great environment and a good day. Looking forward to more!