Yesterday I was in Izmir, Turkey for the annual Google Developer Groups DevFest conference. Initially, I got invited to present my motivational speech titled “Better work for nothing, than staying idle” (Excuse my poor translation of a Turkish Proverb “Boş Durma, Boşa Çalış”). I didn’t want to fly to Izmir just for a motivational speech. That is fine where attendees come from a mixed background. In the case of GDG, the audience is mostly developers. So I offered the event team to add a technical session into the mix. They made it happen.
Besides my motivational talk, I had the chance to talk about Serverless and Azure Functions. To be honest, I was surprised seeing the room packed, people on the stairs. Thanks everyone for joining. It was a lovely day.
I should thank the GDG Izmir Event Team for their hard work making such a big conference a success. Finally, I should thank everyone from IEEE Yasar University for being with me the whole day 🙂 Your excitement for community events is legendary. Spoiler alert: I will be visiting Izmir soon for another event. Stay tuned on twitter and facebook 😉