jQuery Conference Chicago 2014

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.

I chose a window seat for every leg of the trip, there and back. And I rarely stopped looking out of them.
I chose a window seat for every leg of the trip, there and back. And I rarely stopped looking out of them.
Chicago skyline from O'Hare
Chicago skyline from O’Hare
Chicago from John Hancock
Chicago from John Hancock
A selfie from the observation deck of the John Hancock Tower
A selfie from the observation deck of the John Hancock Tower
The jQuery Conference begins
The jQuery Conference begins
My jQuery Conference badge
My jQuery Conference badge
Trump Chicago shrouded in heavy fog
Trump Chicago shrouded in heavy fog
The jQuery Conference party was at Public House
The jQuery Conference party was at Public House
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
The view from my room on the 27th floor of the Sheraton, Chicago.
The view from my room on the 27th floor of the Sheraton, Chicago.
John Hancock Tower, Chicago from my hotel room at the Sheraton
John Hancock Tower, Chicago from my hotel room at the Sheraton
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Cloud Gate reflections
Cloud Gate reflections
Vagina, Trump, and Cloud Gate
Vagina, Trump, and Cloud Gate
Spitting, but not in a rude way
Spitting, but not in a rude way
Chicago
Chicago
Willis Tower and the Chicago Jail
Willis Tower and the Chicago Jail
Wilson and a plane departing O'Hare
Wilson and a plane departing O’Hare
A jQuery Conference presenter
A jQuery Conference presenter
Jumping at Cloud Gate
Jumping at Cloud Gate
Brent at the Willis Tower observation deck.
Brent at the Willis Tower observation deck.
US Airways at O'Hare
US Airways at O’Hare
A tonemapped wing
A tonemapped wing
Processing photos in flight
Processing photos in flight
A wing and a tower
A wing and a tower
I got Skye a new longboard on my way home from the airport
I got Skye a new longboard on my way home from the airport

2 Comment

  1. Loved seeing your pics

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