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Shift conference 2017 [CONFERENCE MINI RECAP]

In March we got a call from Codeanywhere CEO Ivan Burazin asking us to do a multi-cam live stream for this year’s Shift conference. Seeing that Shift is The biggest Developer Conference in Southeast Europe, we jumped right in and became the official technical partner. Shift 2017 hosted 20 speakers, 15 workshops, and over 1000 participants.

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Shift conference takes place in Split. Two days of Mediterranean sun is not something to oversite likely.

Being a big believer in decentralization (of everything), I hailed the fact that it’s not yet another conference in our nation’s capital. Organization of the event was spot on! Free coffee, drinks, snacks, and lunch throughout the day. Big after party in club Central and phenomenal dinner venues and catering for the sponsors put smiles on our faces. At the conference, there were many interesting booths for gaming and swag. In addition, very good info spot, as well as a mobile app, guaranteed you wouldn’t miss any interesting lectures or workshops.

And there were lots of quality lectures! All topics were intriguing, although we urge the CEO’s to think twice about their choice of speakers. I believe some of the lectures were butchered by poor presentational skills like the one from Goran Cvijanović who talked about big data analytics. Luckily those were scarce. Many more were highly interesting and educational.

Like for instance Ike Delorenzo from Heroku who talked about Git flow, continuous delivery, and continuous integration. Highlighted was a 12-factor app as a good method for software development.


Christoph Reinartz from Trivago had a cool lecture about design workflow and frontend coding i.e. how to make quality design system framework for interactive applications.


Una Kravets from digital ocean showed us how to optimize content assets for best user experience. She revealed some new tools that every CCO should incorporate into their workflow.


Also, Luka Abrus from Five did an excellent live demo about creating mobile apps.


As far as live stream goes – everything went through rather smoothly! The venue Croatian National Theatre in Split was grand, lighting was great, bandwidth sufficient, and there were no hiccups. Aggregated, there were over 1000 viewers on 2 days of streaming. Comments and impressions were very positive so we were happy to contribute.

Shift conference – hope to see you in 2018!

PS Developers unite! 🙂 Don’t forget that you have just … more days to apply for our new job opening. You can find all the info on Netokracija. Good luck!

Bruno Zagorščak
Bruno Zagorščak Neuralab Co-founder and Chief Content Officer

A Boletus aficionado who loves to get lost in the woods. He's still holding dearly to his OG Canon 5DmII while claiming that the play button is the apex call-to-action button on the web.

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