#143 Dylan Beattie, Tech Conferences in a Time of Coronavirus

Summary
Dylan Beattie talks about the present and future of tech conferences, how organizers, presenters and attendees are adapting.

Details
Who he is, what he does, and what he is doing during the recording! Conferences that are going on now. Participating as an attendee, dedicating time, trying to work; more available to people who can't travel. Participating as a speaker, some of the incentives are gone, revenue share; lack of hallway track. How conferences are engaging with people, talks and breaks, Slack, multiple tracks. What Dylan is doing with NDC. Time zone vs geographical partitioning of conferences. NDC will continue to make recordings available for free. Canceling a conference is a lot of work. Conference sponsorship. Microsoft made a success of Bulid. Will conferences go back to normal at some point, distributed conferences. Climate change and conferences. Working and isolation; corporate offices are not the future but places to work in your neighborhood might be.

Links
Dylans's Twitter

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#129 Laurie Barth, Speaking at Conferences

Summary
Laurie Barth tells me why why she loves speaking at conferences and gives some advice on how you can become a speaker too.

Details
Who she is, what she does. Why she likes speaking at conferences, how she got started. Going from knowing about something to talking about. Telling a story. What makes a good talk, practice, engage with the audience. How to apply to a conference; the abstract. How to get started, small or large. Advice to new speakers. Tips for the day of the talk, Bryan has some tips too. Tips for existing speakers.

Links
Laurie's Homepage
Laurie's Twitter

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#90 Kjersti Sandberg and Charlotte Lyng, Norwegian Developer Conferences

Summary
Kjersti Sandberg and Charlotte Lyng of the Norwegian Developer Conference tell me what goes into organizing four major conferences around the world.

Details
Who they are, what they do. A little about how the conferences started. What is the Norwegian Developer Conference; spreading around the world, London, Oslo, Minnesota, Sydney. How they organize the conferences, finding local partners, crew, contractors, quality over quantity. How the conference grew. Balancing the content of the conference to suit attendees, choosing the conference tracks, choosing the speakers, new and established presenters. How NDC attracts the big names. Why attend conferences when there is so much content online. Timeline of a conference, planning starts a year out. An invitation to Minnesota, Oslo and Sydney.

Links
NDC Minnesota

NDC Oslo

NDC Sydney

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