On my flight to JSConf, the Southwest Airlines magazine kicked off the topic of Play in Its called Play
This theme continued throughout JSConf 2012’s Day One.
Just a few things to play with:
Registration included getting an NFC Poken, taking pictures with guns and cowboy gear, and a bag of sponsor loot.
All attendees were given the first public Boot2Gecko phones from Mozilla with a challenge to hack it and build apps by conference end.
David Nolen talked directly about the importance of Play and how ClosureScript was that playground for him. He was also inspired by the book ”The Reasoned Schemer”.
Dan Ingalls, “principal architect, designer and implementor of five generations of Smalltalk environments” took us through Lively Kernel which you need to see in action. It “provides a complete platform for web applications, including dynamic graphics, network access, and development tools” all in the browser.
Attendees left Day One with new cowboy hats, and many rode the bull later that night at Saddle Ranch.