Lexicon

DEVCON

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EN Ranging from small to gigantic these are the get-togethers of the world's biggest brainies, techies, digital gurus or developers wanting to be one of those. The DEVCON stands for Developers Conference, and that is what it is. Developers coming together, sometimes around a certain theme or question or sometimes just to inspire and challenge each other. The knowledge sharing aspect in development is a very important one, in line with the open source philosophy. In development, no man is an island...


NL DEVCON’s kunnen klein en gigantisch zijn. Het zijn bijeenkomsten van de grootste breinen, techies, digitale goeroes van de wereld, of developers die al die dingen willen worden. DEVCON staat voor Developers Conference. Developers komen er samen, soms rond een bepaald thema of centrale vraag. Soms komen ze gewoon samen om elkaar te inspireren of een uitdaging te presenteren. Dat aspect van kennis delen is eigenlijk enorm belangrijk en ligt in de lijn van de open source-filosofie. In de wereld van developers, staat niemand alleen!



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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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