As a kid, I was always looking for the most efficient ways to solve problems that were put in front of me. That led to the natural conclusion – I wanted to be a mathematician. I was guided by the dictum of the Pythagorean School – All is a number. Later, it turned into a drive to practically apply theoretical knowledge when solving specific problems in the simplest and most optimal way. That is how I started programming… quite a nerd, but at least an honest one. 🙂
By attending IT conferences, you get an opportunity to improve yourself not only by acquiring technical skills and knowledge. You get a unique opportunity to be introduced to several IT experts in a short period of time, and even more importantly – it allows you to network with others in your field. IT conferences give you the chance to share your ideas, get your questions answered, evaluate the latest technologies that can potentially help you with your projects and get immediate feedback from credible lecturers and attendees. It makes you more communicative and sociable (skills pretty common with programmers j/k) because it’s always easier to connect when you are surrounded by your own kind. 🙂
…and having such opportunities happen in a city where you live and work, well… is there something more beautiful? I never miss a chance like this one.
This is easy. The craziest thing that happened to me was going fishing in Zavoj Lake with my 2 dogs, oh and, yes, I brought my laptop as well. It was a fantastic feeling while we were waiting on the boat for the fish to bite. But who would say that dogs love fishing that much? Jumping in the lake together with my laptop was once in a lifetime experience for them… hopefully ONCE in a lifetime for me and my laptop (#neveragain).