Embracing AI and Ocean Breezes: A Recap of Developer Camp at Enoshima

Enoshima island

This Developer Camp holds a special place in my heart as it was my inaugural experience attending a developer camp. Set against the picturesque coastline of Enoshima, Japan, this camp combined technical presentations, team activities, and beachside brainstorming sessions.

gthering at the station

Day 1: Arrival, Introductions, and Technical Insights:

We arrived at Ofuna station, did a quick grocery trip to stock up. then, we made our way to the accomodation located by the ocean in Enoshima.
The first order of business was the introductory presentations. We had two sessions lined up.
– 1st presentation allowed each participant to introduce themselves and share their background, fostering a sense of familiarity and camaraderie within the group.
– 2nd presentation focused on technical topics, encouraging us to explore innovative ways to enhance our product or delve into any other relevant technical subject.

BBQ with coworker

Evening: Barbecue Bliss and Engaging Conversations

As the evening set in, the participants came together for a delightful barbecue feast. With the delicious aroma of grilled food wafting through the air, the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. We engaged in lively discussions, delving into various topics related to technology, current events, and personal experiences. The exchange of ideas fostered a sense of camaraderie among the participants, building a strong foundation for the days to come.

we are working

Day 2: Coastal Inspiration and AI Integration

The following morning, we packed our belongings and embarked on a refreshing walk along the enchanting Enoshima beach to MOS Cafe. Over a satisfying meal, we dived into a brainstorming session on integrating AI into our product. Split into two groups, we shared ideas, collaborated, and developed innovative approaches.
After the productive brainstorming session, we moved to the beach, where each group presented their AI integration concepts. Valuable feedback shared and concepts were refined.

presentation at the shore

As I reflect upon my first developer camp, I am filled with gratitude for the learning opportunities, fun and bonding with colleagues.It was an exceptional opportunity to combine professional growth, beachside relaxation, and the joys of collaboration. It served as a reminder that learning and personal connections thrive in an atmosphere of exploration and shared passions.