Who says the sequels can't be even better than the original? The second Patterns Day was The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II, and The Wrath of Khan all rolled into one ...but, y'know, with design systems.
If you were there, then you know how good it was. If you weren't, sorry. Audio of the talks should be available soon though, with video following on.
The talks were superb! I know I'm biased becuase I put the line-up together, but even so, I was blown away by the quality of the talks. There were some big-picture questioning talks, a sequence of nitty-gritty code talks in the middle, and galaxy-brain philosophical thoughts at the end. A perfect mix, in my opinion.
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Alla, Yaili, Amy, Danielle, Heydon, Varya, Una, and Emil. They really gave it their all! Some of them are seasoned speakers, and some of them are new to speaking on stage, but all of them delivered the goods above and beyond what I expected.
Big thanks to my Clearleft compadres for making everything run smoothly: Jason, Amy, Cassie, Chris, Trys, Hana, and especially Sophia for doing all the hard work behind the scenes. Trys took some remarkable photos too. He posted some on Twitter, and some on his site, but there are more to come.
And if you came to Patterns Day 2, thank you very, very much. I really appreciate you being there. I hope you enjoyed it even half as much as I did, because I had a ball!
Once again, thanks to buildit @ wipro digital for sponsoring the pastries and coffee, as well as running a fun giveaway on the day. Many thank to Bulb for sponsoring the forthcoming videos. Thanks again to Drew for recording the audio. And big thanks to Brighton's own Holler Brewery for very kindly offering every attendee a free drink—the weather (and the beer) was perfect for post-conference discussion!
It was incredibly heartwarming to hear how much people enjoyed the event. I was especially pleased that people were enjoying one another's company as much as the conference itself. I knew that quite a few people were coming in groups from work, while other people were coming by themselves. I hoped there'd be lots of interaction between attendees, and I'm so, so glad there was!
You've all made me very happy.
> Had so many great conversations! Thanks as well to everyone that came and listened to us, you’re all the best.
— (@dhuntrods) June 29, 2019
Well done for yet another fantastic event. The calibre of speakers was so high, and it was reassuring to hear they have the same trials, questions and toil with their libraries. So insightful, so entertaining. — Barry Bloye (@barrybloye) June 29, 2019
Had the most amazing time at the #PatternsDay, catching up with old friends over slightly mad conversations. Huge thanks to @adactio and @clearleft for putting together such warm and welcoming event, and to all the attendees and speakers for making it so special ❤️
— Alla Kholmatova (@craftui) June 29, 2019
— Charlie Don't Surf (@sonniesedge) June 29, 2019
— Alice Boyd-Leslie (@aboydleslie) June 29, 2019
— Dave (@daveymackintosh) June 28, 2019
Had a blast at #PatternsDay !!! Met so many cool ppl
— trash bandicoot (@freezydorito) June 28, 2019
I’ve had a hell of a good time at #PatternsDay. It’s been nice to finally meet so many folks that I only get to speak to on here.
As expected, the @clearleft folks all did a stellar job of running a great event for us.
— Andy Bell (@andybelldesign) June 28, 2019
— Kimberly Blessing (@obiwankimberly) June 28, 2019
— Dan Donald (@hereinthehive) June 28, 2019
— Alex (@alexandtheweb) June 28, 2019<
— David Roessli (@roessli) June 28, 2019
An amazing day was had at #PatternsDay. Caught up with friends I hadn’t seen for a while, made some new ones, and had my brain expand by an excellent set of talks. Big hugs to @adactio and the @clearleft team. Blog post to follow next week, once I’ve got my notes in order.
— Garrett Coakley (@garrettc) June 28, 2019
This was originally posted on my own site.