12 Jun '12, 1pm

Jay Fields' Thoughts: scheduling, travelling to, and dining at speakerconf

Convincing 20 industry leaders to set aside 4-5 weekdays to come to a conference is not an easy thing, especially when said conference is also very hard to describe to the person (or people) who are approving the time off, travel, & expenses. With this in mind, Josh and I designed speakerconf to appeal to programmers who work very hard, and are often on the road. Weekdays . I strongly hold the opinion that conferences should not be on weekends [more info ]. Most of the people who attend speakerconf work very hard on an average week, and I don't want take a weekend away from them, their friends, or their family. I'm a very firm believer in work / life balance, and I don't want to be part of tipping the scales even farther in the 'work' direction. Additionally, it makes sense as a conference organizer. I want people showing up to speakerconf rested, refreshed, and ready for ...

Full article: http://blog.jayfields.com/2012/06/enjoying-speakerconf.html

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