Ask A Tech Event Organizer (AATEO)

In general, conference organizers have a wealth of information about their own specific event, which often ends up siloed away from others for various reasons. At the same time, organizers often have no idea what non-conference organizers, starting conference organizers, or even other similar conference organizers might know or not…

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An Addendum About Conference Proposals

Over the weekend, Raquel Vélez (@rockbot) authored a fantastic post about if your conference proposal is good enough. You owe it to yourself to go and read through the entire post, take a break, and read it again if you ever plan on OR already do apply to speak at…

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RobotsConf: The Future of Tech Events

“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.” Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory It is rare for me to want to write a blog post after an event that I have helped organize, but with RobotsConf I am beyond compelled to do so. This…

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Our Culture of Change

Or How Conference Organizers Can Be The Agents of Change tl;dr: Here is a new model for an amazing conference that is very inclusive of all individuals, take from it and make your events better. Near the end of JSConf US 2012, a blog post painted the world of…

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Why RobotsConf?

With the launch of the JSConf US 2013 website, we (Laura and I) announced that we were setting up a new conference series called RobotsConf that would help ease and acclerate the connection between the software world and the maker movement. The two worlds stand almost at odds with one…

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NodeCopter Lounge At CascadiaJS

With the gracious support from Microsoft Windows Azure, Matt Podwysocki and I (Chris Williams) were able to create a great little “Intro to NodeCopter” lounge event over the two days of CascadiaJS. Set up just outside the main room of the event, we had two Parrot ARDrones available for individuals…

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