Yesterday I was at my first Unconference. It uses the Open Space Method.
Nothing is planned. Participants can introduce new themes, give talks, or open discussion rounds.
I liked the format, and it was great to get to know new people.
My favorite session was “Your front end is a library”. It showed how you could build “vertical” micro-services. You divide your front end into logical sub-systems, and it isn't a monolith anymore.
You use a pattern library that you publish to npm (or somewhere else) and other services load it as a package dependency.
I also enjoyed the introduction to Clojure. It's still one of my favorite languages. I lament the beginner-unfriendly ecosystem.
Seeing Clojure in action showed me how much fun the language is.
I hope I can attend the next EntwickelBar in November, too.