I was honored to speak at JSConf Colombia this fall with my 13 year old son, Michael. We gave a talk titled "Teaching Kids to Code, by a 13-Year-Old".
The event organizers were all incredible. From hotel to emcees, they had everything flawlessly executed.
Michael was super excited to join me in this talk. Who am I kidding? I joined him :)
The venue, Ruta N Medellin, is a world class facility for technology education. I was very impressed with the facilities.
You can see the talk here:
Medellin is a beautiful city that lives up to its tagline "the city of eternal spring". Gorgeous vistas greet every direction, and the beauty of the environment is only matched by the warmth of the people.
These views from the ride to the airport, and a rooftop lunch in the city, reveal just a glimpse at the unique beauty that is Medellin.
The food was refreshing. Fresh, not spicy, and flavorful.
Club Colmbia, the beer of Colombia.
Chicharrones at almost every meal. Pictured here with some empanadas.
Ceviche with banana chips
The fresh fruit selections were overwhelming.
Our hosts brought us to an amazing, small restaurant overlooking the city for dinner one evening.
The ancient game of Tejo is really cool. Our hosts took the entire group of speakers to play. They bury gunpowder in mud, and you toss rocks at the mud. Points are awarded when the gunpowder is hit and explodes. Apparently, drinking beer is a major part of playing this game correctly.