I was looking for a good way to give feedback to Atlas Camp this year. I hope it’s alright that I’ll share my thoughts about the event here on the developer community so everyone can openly contribute to it. I’ve been in love with Atlas Camp ever since my first Camp in 2013 in Amsterdam and hope with the community’s feedback you can make it even greater for the upcoming editions.
I think this year’s Atlas Camp was great - to put everything in this plain and simple word.
I wanna share some of the details why:
- great content: There was so much going on in the three tracks, that it was hard even to keep track of a small part of it. I counted only eight talks that I was able to visit, due to all the Firepit Sessions and 1-on-1 going on. As a matter of fact I am still going through the talks slides and videos to get some more of the content. The addition of the community into creating the content has added rich information from people who tackle the same challenges as we do.
- firepit: I really liked the new format coming to the camp and it spawned some great initial discussions to be continued after the firepit.
- 1-on-1 / Devhelp live: This is just super helpful and has been for a long time. Keep it going.
- size: There was a lot of discussion about size the last year. I think you got it right - there was enough space for everyone enjoying the conference while at the same time not feeling lost in space. Also the number of people didn’t feel overwhelming to me.
Being German I also have to complain, (first world problem) having the firepit sessions running along side three tracks seemed to be a little too much to follow. For me it was a hard decision (and this time I generally opted for the firepit)
I want to say thanks to everyone who made it possible or contributed - I enjoyed it a lot and feel that it was time well spent.
Maybe others want to share their feedback too.