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Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg

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On Dec. 1, St. Petersburg will host conference about Dart language and the entire ecosystem and products that surround it: AngularDart and Flutter. You can find out why it’s worth going to it, what you can learn there and who you can meet there in this article. By the way, anyone who reads to the end will get a guaranteed prize with free shipping right to their home.
Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg
TLDR;
December 1, Peter, Weavers
https://dartup.ru/
https://t.me/rudart


About the conference

So, in order. As you have already realized, on December 1, at "Weavers." there will be a conference, absolutely free, you just have to register. Registration is not for sending out tons of spam, but so that we know how many chairs to put up and how much coffee to order. And in general, the room is not rubber, so, so as not to squeeze like a fish in a barrel, we introduced a registration.
Register and read all the information at https://dartup.ru/ , and now we’ll tell you why we’re doing all this.
We’ve been holding Dart mittups for three years now, but this is the first time we’ve done them on such a large scale. Last year we held Dart mittups in the Golitsyn Loft, one of the most hipster places in St. Petersburg, and even then it was clear that the demand exceeded the supply – it was there that the participants really huddled on the walls. This year we have taken all the mistakes into account, and now the hall will be ten times more spacious than it was, the equipment will be a hundred (let’s hope) times better, and there will be six or so times as many speakers. This is already shamelessly can be called a conference: a full day, two halls, a party, and even a lunch break. Have you seen mitaps with lunch? I have not. And there will even be a workshop inside the conference! *xzibit.jpg

What is this even about?

"Why, who needs it, Darth is dead." and other interesting questions. The Darth enthusiasts (which I personally am), the Darth community, and all the developers need it. After all, the more pluralism we have, the brighter society we will build. But I keep saying "we", and who is "we"? We are the guys from Wrike, it just so happens that we’re the ones to organize this whole movement, and at the conference there will be a lot of people from Wrike in "ask me about Dart, Flutter" t-shirts. That said, it’s understandable that there may be some "ahhhhh, I get it, they’ll be hunkering down…" opinions. Well, they won’t. If this happens suddenly and you’ll be unscrupulously hunted – immediately call the police! Well, of course, can, a little, what’s there, but the task of the conference is not in this. So who is it for?
Of course, the conference will be interesting for those who write in Dart and Flutter (this topic is currently in high gear). But other developers (web, for example) will also find something to listen to. If you’ve never seen a line of Dart code, that’s ok! The reports may open up a whole new world for you and there won’t be any mega-hardcore. Besides, we brew our own WrikeDart beer, so, everybody will be able to find something interesting for themselves. Regarding the question "Is Dart alive?" – Come and find out 🙂

Program

What about the program? In general, it’s nice to have so many speakers this year who have nothing to do with Wrike, who in one way or another use the language every day. Who are they?
Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Zviad Kardava – DevRel (developer relations) who works for Google and is in charge of Russia and neighboring countries. He’s a significant figure, what can I say. Some people are skeptical about devrels, lawyers and similar positions, but don’t think that Zviad is a talking head. Of course, he is a talking head, but at the same time he has a huge experience of development, because before that he was a Google Developer Expert, and he used to write in everything, starting from C++ and finishing with… Dart. Zviad will tell about Flutter: on one side it will be a general overview, interesting for those, who haven’t had a chance to try this wonderful framework, and on the other side he promised to touch some profound questions, such as rendering, which (hopefully) will surprise experienced ones. Besides, who better than a googler to know all the insides.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Thomas Burkhart – An independent developer from Germany who has devoted many years to mobile development. He did a lot of work in the notorious Xamarin project, so he knows a lot about cross-platform development. He also runs his blog The topic Thomas chose is not an easy one, it is unclear why it breaks many minds: threads and the RX library. Though it seems that there is nothing complicated about threads, we all use them every day. Take water pipes which are designed the same way: what goes in one end comes out the other. However, just like everywhere else, there is a nuance … In fact, about how not to break your head and understand this plethora of methods, and Thomas will tell.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Dmitry Makhnev – a developer at Odnoklassniki, handles the mobile version of one of the largest social networks in the world. A long time ago I met Dima at one of the conferences, where I spoke with a topic about Dart. Apparently the acquaintance was contagious, because ever since then Dima got ill with its beauty (not in the sense of being beautiful, it was cool as it was), but got addicted to the idea of a strictly typified language, and since then, as he said himself, "has been rooting for it as much as he can". The topic was appropriate: how Dart’s type system helps developers, reduces their code and heals (after JS, that is). The report is not about mobile development, but more about web, but it will be interesting for everybody. Moreover, Dima is a member of HolyJS program committee, so he knows how to train speakers for good performances.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Alexey Zolotych – frontend developer at Wrike. Alexey does super-interesting things in the company: he picks the guts of builders to make them faster and better. So he really knows how Dart code is assembled before it gets to your browser. However, when you see Alexey, you won’t have any doubts that he really knows his guts. In addition, Alexey is a regular speaker, a member of the program committee of the largest frontend conference, so his reports are always fun. Riding on his favorite topic, Alexey will tell you how is it that we write in Dart, but Chrom shows us JS? How this whole machine works and what’s going on under the hood, it’s better not to miss.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Alexei Danilevsky – Head of the development team at AFS, which writes its entire digital service entirely in Dart. In general everything, both the backend and the frontend and mobile applications. And for them it was a conscious decision, which helped the company to develop and use the stack to the fullest. The report will reveal the reasons for this choice, as well as the different architectural approaches they use in their practice every day. So Alexey will definitely be able to answer the question : who is alive and who is not.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Maxim Grebenshchikov – frontend teamlead, Wrike. As well as a year ago, Maxim will please us with puzzlers. Who doesn’t like good puzzlers in the morning? And although the report will be closer to the evening, this will not affect their quality. By the way, if you suddenly don’t know what the word "puzzler" is – definitely come.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Michael Fairhurst – Google developer, works on the AngularDart team. There’s a little bit of a mishap with Michael. Actually he was supposed to talk about such a dumb topic like "Future<void> vs Future<Null>", which seems quite simple at first sight (and totally incomprehensible to those who haven’t worked with Dart), but we had a fiasco: Mike didn’t manage to get the visa :-(. It happens, but we figured out a way out: the bombastic theme stays, Mike stays and so do we, but he’ll be broadcasting from overseas. So we hastily set up a 100mb line (right across the ocean to Weavers), and hopefully we’ll be fine. So we’ll be able to understand how Future works in Dart, which by the way will be interesting for everyone, since they’re everywhere! For the speaker’s questions, remember the English words, you can tighten up your vocabulary in a week.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Alexander Denisov – Senior software engineer, EPAM. Alexander is a regular participant of GDG, DevSummit, the organizer of GDG Nizhny Novgorod, an experienced speaker. What is there to talk about, when all the topics seem to be covered? Right, about the backend. What if you don’t want to do backend, but you have to? That’s where Firebase comes in, it works perfectly together with Flutter. But, as usual, there are some nuances, which Alexander will clarify in his report.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Alexey Perelygin – mobile developer, Mail.Ru. What do we always ask ourselves when we start to get acquainted with technology? Three things: – How to write Hello World – How to run Hello World – How to make Hello World into a spacecraftThe last one requires understanding, but what architectures can and should be used in general? In order to understand the difference between MVC, MVVM, Flux, BLoC and others in Flutter, I highly suggest visiting this report

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Alexei Sharov – frontend developer, Wrike. Alexey is the author of those very "buttons, " a game from the Wrike booth that is rattling all over the conferences. Who hasn’t dreamed of making games in his life? So in his session Alexey will talk about how to make a game on Flutter, a little rest, and at the end of the report we will get a finished game! You can bring your laptop and try to repeat.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Maxim Ryzhikov – frontend developer, JetBrains. Maxim works at the notorious YouTrack, and is actively experimenting with Flutter. What should every developer do? Eat, sleep and, of course, write tests! Maxim will share how to do it in Flutter, what are the specifics and how to test widgets in his report.

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Evgeny Saturov – SurfStudio. This is a unique event! Usually, the workshops are held outside the conference, and even for a separate fee. We are not that greedy, so you will have a unique opportunity to start developing on Flutter right at the conference, for free. All you have to do is bring a laptop with a preinstalled Android Studio and Flutter

Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg Vadim Tsushko – is the founder of InfoVizion. Vadim has an impressive track record of achievements in mastering Dart language – once wrote a driver for MongoDB, and has been using the stack for many years. How to develop your company with the help of this language, what advantages it has and what is the essence of the whole ecosystem – Vadim will tell you in his talk. First-hand history is the best way to understand if you should use this or that technology at all.

and not only

If reports or workshops aren’t your thing at all, you can come to the conference at least to talk to people who use Dart every day (and sometimes even at night). And just to have a good time on this Saturday winter day, plus eat pizza at the after-party, listen to music from the vinyl, and drink the already promised craft beer. Look at the cool labels we printed!
Wanting the weird: a review of the upcoming DartUP conference in St. Petersburg


Oh yes, and as a prize you got knowledge, because that’s the most valuable thing in life, isn’t it? And for free, and right in your hands ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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