Fully Frontalled

Last Friday, the Full Frontal conference took place here in Brighton. It was like having the circus come to town …but with fewer acrobatics and more closures.

In short, it was superb. I’ve been to quite a few conferences in my time so I can get pretty jaded but this was a textbook lesson in how to put on a great event.

The content was top-notch. The fact that the whole day was focused on a single technology gave it a very cohesive feel. That said, there was still a wide variety of topics covered: mobile, accessibility, performance, and even server-side JavaScript. The intensity and complexity increased as the day went on, finishing with Simon blowing everyone’s minds.

All the speakers were great but special mention must go to Jake Archibald from the BBC. His talk on JavaScript performance was thoroughly entertaining and informative —a very tricky combination to do successfully. He made the presentation look effortless but there must have been months of preparation involved. That kind of spontaneity takes years of practice.

If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to Full Frontal, you can check out the speakers’ slides on the website but really, you should have been there.

Congratulations and kudos to Remy for putting together such a world-class event. I sincerely hope there’ll be a Full Frontal 2010, but it’ll be hard to match the standard set by this year’s conference.

Posted by Jeremy on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at 6:22pm


It was indeed awesome. Thanks again Remy.

# Posted by Andy Hume on Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 12:24am

All in all I am very happy that Julie told Remy to "stop complaining and just do it" as the conference was a massive success. The location probably had the most comfortable seats ever at a conference, the PA system was exactly what we needed, the temperature was adequate, and there was coffee and tea.

# Posted by Kraig on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 6:24pm

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