DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! events (DDD, for short) are non-profit community events organized by developers interested in improving the collective knowledge of their communities. They originally got started in [place] and have grown into a large organization of events conducted around the world.
As for the inspiration for its name, well, you decide:
This was my first visit to the state’s capital. The last time I was in the area was back in 1999 when I was a starving backpacker. My friends and I had rented a car and were driving along the eastern coast of Australia from Melbourne to Cairns (approximately 3550 km). We had decided to skip Brisbane in favour for Hervey Bay. Upon retrospect, we should have stopped in Brisbane because I really like it. But, I digress.
For the event, I felt compelled to wear my rockin’ Canadian HTML5 Coat of Arms shirt:
By the way, please feel free to grab the Creative Commons attributed logo from my blog. It’s available both in PNG and SVG. Go nuts.
During his presentation, Jared did a good job of keeping everyone up-to-speed on jQuery internals. For example, he highlighted Sizzle, jQuery’s selector engine, and demonstrated some of its limitations for around things like wildcard matching and element selection. Jared also highlights a series of common patterns that are implemented across jQuery. Many of these patterns (by the way) were highlighted by Paul Irish in a couple of videos he published back-in-the-day:
All in all, I had a great time. DDD Brisbane was an awesome event and I can’t wait to wait the fine folks in BrisVegas again soon.