It’s been more than a month since I was in Chicago for the jQuery Conference, but I wanted to post these pictures I took while I was there.
My colleague Billy also attended, although we weren’t on any flights together or at the same hotel. We did hang out a lot while we were there, which was a lot of fun. I find Billy’s sense of humor quite hilarious, and he enjoys exploring as do I. We enjoyed amazing burgers at Chef’s Burger Bistro and legendary deep dish pizza at Gino’s East. We even cooked our own meats at Gyu-Kaku.
We mistakenly visited the John Hancock Center thinking we were visiting the old Sears Tower, and was told my a pleasant old tourist woman there that Chicago has spitting statues in Millennium Park. But they don’t spit “in a rude way.” We later discovered what she meant. We walked all the way around the Navy Pier and along the lakefront. On our final day we did visit the Willis Tower and enjoyed it’s incredible views of Chicago after dark.
Besides the bitter and vitriolic response I received due to an innocuous tweet I sent that was incorrectly interpreted by those looking for their opportunity to be offended, the conference was wonderful. I learned about The Intern and Charles Proxy and error handling and promises and much more. It was a very full and intellectually exhausting two days, which I enjoyed very much. If you visit the link at the top you’ll be able to see all of the speaker’s slides and watch videos of their presentations.