Developers from around the globe, including from notable companies like Vodafone Group, PayPal, Google, and Alibaba joined together to get hands-on Vue.js experience while developing a full SaaS project management tool (Trello clone) from scratch. During the process, attendees got to use some of the latest and greatest technologies from the ecosystem like Vite, Pinia, VueUse, GraphQL, and Typescript. They also got to experience working with a variety of third-party products and services to provide back-end functionality, automated image optimization, headless content-management, and professional-grade components for bootstrapping UI.
There were many unique and noteworthy features of this one-of-a-kind event. Here were some of the most awesome parts, based on observations from the organizers and from a wealth of feedback from attendees.
Seeing experts in the Vue community live code a real world app in real time was both interesting and educational. The process granted attendees a front row seat to the development and debugging processes of industry leaders. Not only did attendees enjoy it but we received feedback from live-coders as well that the experience was unique and exciting.
Teaming up with other Vue.js developers gave attendees the chance to network and have a good time! Some developers worked on the project together while others worked separately but communicated with teammates for both advice and rubber-ducking (the process of bouncing ideas off of one another). Other attendees said they enjoyed sharing their experiences and knowledge with their teammates and were grateful for the opportunity to help like-minded devs. After the event was over, we even got wind of several teams joining up for a make-shift after party with fun and games 🎉.
Perhaps one of the highlights of the event were the amazing group of mentors that pitched in to help teams learn and grow. Mentors with a variety of experiences and a wealth of knowledge were on-hand throughout the 2 days to answer questions and help attendees solve exercises. This type of hands on help is rare indeed and we can’t thank our mentors enough for the amazing job they did!
As always, when you have the chance to ask Evan You questions directly, you can definitely consider that time well spent. During the Q&A, Evan answered questions concerning the Options API vs the Composition API, Vuex vs Pinia, Vite vs Vue-CLI, the future of Vue (including a new compilation strategy inspired by SolidJS), and much more! We were very grateful for Evan’s time and involvement in the event and look forward to inviting him back in the future to answer your burning questions.
As the first Vue.js Forge event we’ve hosted and even more so, as the first event really of it’s kind, we undoubtedly had some hiccups along the way. However, we’re already knee-deep in developing Vue.js Forge Episode 2 and with your feedback in mind, we’re looking forward to making an awesome event even better!
Some improvements you can expect from Vue.js Forge Episode 2 include:
So if you missed out on Vue.js Forge Episode 1 then definitely register now for Vue.js Forge Episode 2!
Lastly, let me share with you some of the great things attendees had to say about the event. We know it means a lot more coming from them 😉
Vue.js Forge Episode 1 was a wild ride with a ton to be learned from live-coders, mentors, and teammates alike. We can’t wait to see you for Vue.js Forge Episode 2 for more live-coding, hands-on learning, and real time networking!