A little under a month ago, on June 19th, we hosted our first Prisma Day, a conference on databases and modern app development with 150 attendees.
While we have hosted smaller events in the past, this was the first official Prisma conference, and we couldn't have asked for a better one! We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out to Berlin to join us and helped make it such a memorable experience.
The day featured thirteen talks that covered a variety of pressing topics in modern app development and wrapped up with a relaxed barbecue at the new Prisma office. It was an opportunity for the Prisma community to connect in person and learn more about each other's use cases, challenges, and experiences.
Additionally, Prisma Day came the day after the Prisma 2 Preview release, on June 18th, which made Photon.js (a type-safe database client) and Lift (a declarative data modeling and migrations tool) available. Attendees at Prisma Day talks were the first to see live coding demos with Prisma 2 in action!
With Peter van Hardenberg MCing the conference, Prisma Day talks included:
- Guillermo Rauch on Stateful Serverless Applications (featuring an incredible rewrite of Twitch Plays Pokemon)
- Lydia Hallie on database testing and three tools and approaches (snapshot testing, prisma-faker, and db-testing pool) that can help address common problems
- Spencer Kimball on the benefits of and strategies behind geo-distributing databases with CockroachDB
- Evan Weaver on FaunaDB, a distributed, serverless, NoSQL database
- Thorsten Schaeff and Flavian Desverne with a talk introducing the new community Fluidstack project
📺 You can find the full list of talks in the associated YouTube playlist:
After such a fun first Prisma Day, we are eager to keep up the momentum. To stay up to date with the latest in the Prisma community, there are a number of options:
- Joining the nearest Prisma meetup
- Subscribing to the Prisma Newsletter
- Following the Prisma 2 Releases
- Participating in the discussion in the Prisma Slack channel
- Following on Twitter
We were absolutely blown away by the amazing folks we met at Prisma Day. Over the coming months, we plan to create more opportunities to connect with Prisma in person and will be hosting more Prisma Days in the future! See you again soon! 👋