September 01, 2017
Outreachy gives us a grant of up top $500 for traveling, be it for a conference, a workshop, a course, anything that has something to do with the Open Source Community. My mentor, Mike Taylor, was going to come to BrazilJS and asked me if I wanted to use my travel allowance for it, I agreed and went to the conference that happened in Porto Alegre.
Mike was going to give a talk there about “weird APIs” and Mozilla itself was going to have a booth about WebVR and A-Frame, so I went as a Mozilla employee.
The conferece went on for two days and I watched a lot of great talks. The ones that I enjoyed the most were the WebVR ones “3D Experiences + The Web Platform” and “A-Frame 101”. The first one was mostly just a presentation of stuff that you can do with three.js, A-Frame and Web Assembly and the second was an introduction and showcase of A-Frame and it’s features.
I have to make a section only for A-Frame in this blog post, because it is too awesome.
Alt+Shift+i and instead of the browser inspector opening up, the A-Frame inspector will.
The A-Frame inspector is a simple yet powerful 3D modeling tool for the browser. You can add, move, change, update, animate and do a lot of cool stuff to 3D models and scenes directly from the browser.
I will add links to all this in the related links section for this post.
BrazilJS was my first ever conference. If I’m being really honest, I have a really hard time just staying put and watching talks, but I really don’t think that a conference is all about that. Of course the talks are really important, but what I brought home with me that I treasure more than the talks that I watched were the people that I met, the stories that I listened to, the experiences that I shared with everyone that I met there and of course the t-shirts that I got.
The illustration at the top was made by my good friend @onunes