Last year, DevCongress meetups began. Over the past few months, we have met periodically to meet up, have fun, talk about tech, ourselves, and to grow the community. Last Saturday was one of such beautiful experiences. DevCongress was created to empower developers, technically, socially, wholly.
Owing to this, we help ourselves to get better, by encouraging developers amongst ourselves to present on topics that are familiar to them; sometimes, it’s even topics they themselves have just started learning. And that’s how we get better; apart from the banter we usually have in the Slack channel — always lit! Aww, yeah!
Then there was a break, for the doughnuts from… wait for it… wait for it … Doughman! Oh, and there was JAM on the doughnuts! You know how we do! ?
The second presentation of the day was delivered by Mrs Wendy Smith; a more relational than technical talk, on Communication. The silence in the room could be likened to looking for that missing semi-colon hidden on line 5829. Anyway, it was a great talk that helped developers understand how to present information to clients, understand the client’s point of view, and generally how to communicate with people when you’re mostly technical. Oh, and Wendy’s a web developer, so she could understand all our deepest woes of communication.