#167 Clark Sell, Building a Community


Clark Sell talks about building a community for software developers.


Who he is, what he does. What a community is; not limited to in-person. How to build a community; need for some organizing force. Building a community via a conference. Local conference. Financial side of a conference, price of ticket, speaker stipend. Getting the conference started, polyglot, website, event planning. Getting people to attend the first conference. Format/behaviors, events to bring people together. The challenge of polyglot conferences; tech sessions vs soft skills; the non tech ones are more likely to change your life; software is about people. Getting the most of a conference; reach out a talk to attendees/presenters; don’t put presenters on a pedestal. Way to get involved in the community; have more than one community.


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