We've gathered together some of our favorite moments from GOTOpia Chicago 2021 after three full days of engaging breakout sessions and in-depth Q&As, big picture keynotes, hands-on masterclasses, along with yoga, meditation, a trivia night, games, networking, and even a scavenger hunt in our virtual world.
We recently returned to our Chicago community with another fantastic conference — all held online. We had three full days of engaging breakout sessions and in-depth Q&As, big picture keynotes, hands-on masterclasses, along with some yoga, meditation, a trivia night, games, networking, and even a scavenger hunt in our virtual world.
A huge thanks to all who joined us. And to those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you at the next one! Until then, check out some of our favorite moments from the conference below. We’d also love to see you over on Twitter, where we’ll keep you updated on new videos, podcasts, upcoming GOTO Meetups and more!
Rewatch the first round of GOTOpia Chicago talks…
We’ve just released the first batch of GOTOpia Chicago talks on the GOTO Play app, available for both iOS and Android — get the app to stream or download these videos along with hundreds more from past GOTO conferences.
We’ll continue adding all GOTOpia Chicago talks to this selection in the days to come, and we’ll eventually make these available over on our YouTube channel.
- Once upon a time in agile with John Le Drew
- Adopting an experimental mindset with Mark Rickmeier
- Is domain-driven design overrated? With Stefan Tilkov
- Explosive velocity with a modern stack with Tejas Kumar
- The pony express and how technology moves fast with PJ Hagerty
- Dungeons, dragons and developers with Matt Brunt
- Agile is inefficient with Klaus Buck Lassen
- Svelte – web app development reimagined with Mark Volkmann
- Leveraging multi-cloud clusters in real-world scenarios with Adrienne Tacke
“Before taking a big step forward, maybe you should consider starting with a step back.”
– Mark Rickmeier –
“It’s more important to do the right things than to do things right.”
– Peter Drucker quoted by Klaus Bucka-Lassen –
“The best software is software that is never written.”
– Matt Brunt –
“The most important and productive thing you can do in software development is to stop, go home, do something else for a while, and get a good night’s sleep.”
– Matt Brunt quoting Larry Garfield –
“The web is for everyone, so everyone should be able to use it.”
– Jemima Abu –
Virtual highlights at CodeNode
We once again invited our attendees to explore CodeNode Virtual (based on our real-life venue in London). Since the last event, we added some new features and made chatting with other attendees as easy as enabling your mic.
Attendees unlocked swag, got a virtual beer from the bar, took selfies, found prizes in the scavenger hunts, caught up on our Book Club episodes and lots more…
Their words, not ours!
Here’s what some of our attendees had to say about the whole thing…
Excellent speakers, well-organized, awesome Slack channel, great presentation hosts, welcoming atmosphere, diverse speakers.
Jennifer Lewis, computer science at Sandia National Laboratories
GOTO is where I go to learn about things I didn’t even know I wanted to learn about.
Sean Underwood, senior data scientist at TCDI
Friendly, creative, approachable, grounded expert speakers on highly relevant topics.
Blagica Prendjova, solution designer at Tesco Mobile