Yesterday I did my first five-hour workshop at the Fundamentos Web conference in Gijón. It went well, I think, even though today my legs still hurt a bit from standing up so much.
Frankly, at the start I was a bit worried about possible language problems, but it soon turned out that all audience members spoke and understood English, although I did hear a few whispered translations during some particularly dense technical parts.
Here are the slides (PDF, 975K) of the official workshop presentation.
However, because I had some time left I dusted off parts of two other presentations. Initially I left out the part about the change event (PDF, 200K), but as soon as I was finished with the Events part an audience member told me he had serious trouble getting the change event to work; which is perfectly normal seeing that both W3C and IE have made grave mistakes in defining and implementing it. So talked a bit about this event, to the dismay of the audience.
My official presentation finished when there was still about an hour left, and when an audience member asked me if I preferred XML or JSON for data transfer, I decided to repeat part of my @media Ajax presentation of a year ago (PDF, 760K). I presented slides 37 to 69.
All in all this was a good experience, and I’d like to give more workshops around the world, if anyone is interested. In fact, someone at the conference hinted he might organise one in Barcelona, which is fine by me because it’s supposed to be a wonderful city and I’ve never been there.
If anything comes of this I’ll let you know.
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