Set at the nice location AkademieHotel Karlsruhe, the recent TYPO3 Developer Days 2019 (T3DD19) have been a success. Even though by its very name it is a purely technically-focused event, the DevDays offered a broad insight into the larger TYPO3 community and its friendly members. The keynote given by my colleague Susi Moog created a good vibe and showed me that you’re not bound to spend such a well-attended event all on your own. Susi told of her first T3DD and motivated those first visiting the event to engage in conversation with others.
Coming from TYPO3 GmbH’s marketing department, as a person without any background in software development whatsoever, it was an enriching experience to witness people from the TYPO3 universe giving talks about various topics, discussing the latest features of the newest release, and enjoying each other’s company. In addition to the many technical sessions given during the four-day event, T3DD19 also featured some meta sessions which even a greenhorn like myself was able to enjoy.
My personal highlight was Jan-Michael "Michel" Löw’s talk On the Ethics of Web Development, which explained how web developers should use their given power to foster equal cooperation in order to decrease the inequality of male and female workers within the IT sector. Michel’s talk reminded me that - even if this sounds utterly cheesy—no matter how small you are (or think you are), you’re never too small to make a difference.
Thanks a lot to punkt.de and all the involved sponsors for organising this major event and for providing us with coffee, snacks, WIFI, drinks or anything else essentially needed for a great, nerdy weekend