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Attending my first software conference - any tips before I go? [closed]

My nice employer allowed me to visit a software conference in June (International PHP Conference, for those who care). Wanting to make the most of it, I would ask the more experienced conference ...
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What (free) on-line conferences or video sites about tech stuff do you know? [closed]

Instead of TV, I prefer to watch (free) on-line conferences or videos. As a software developer, my favorites are: InfoQ MSDN Channel 9 Google TechTalks LinkedIn TechTalks TED Business Of Software ...
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Finding Speakers for a Conference

Heroku has offered to sponsor a conference run by my Ruby user group, and wondering if anyone has suggestions for finding, selecting, and managing speakers. Related Question: How do you ask or get ...
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Do companies actually send their developers to events abroad? [closed]

I was looking at the DevConnections conferences and lamenting the fact that the UK one was cancelled as there's absolutely no way I'll be going to any of the others, which got me thinking: Do any ...
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How do you ask or get asked to speak at a software conference? [closed]

This is in my TODO.txt. How would you go about achieving this goal?
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Software/Tool used in some presentations (TechEd, PluralSight, etc)

Does anybody know what application is used in some presentations in TechEd, PluralSight, etc? It looks like the following: but it also allows drawing arrows to emphasize on something, rectangles, ...
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How should one effectively use time at software conferences?

Microsoft (through the Student Insider program) has generously flown me out to Microsoft TechEd North America 2011. It seems like the website suggests that one should just make a schedule of the ...
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What Haskell interesting topics, tips, and examples I should not miss on my presentation?

I have to make a presentation about Haskell, and I'm looking for interesting Haskell examples, tips, and topics in general I should not miss in my presentation. The purpose of the presentation is to ...
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How does one choose a suitable software/technology conference to attend?

I've been programming for a while now, and have been thinking that I really should go to a conference. I think I will be able to get a lot out of the networking opportunities, but also would love to ...
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Going to coding conference — bosses expectations reasonable?

Next week a coworker and I are being sent to a local coding conference. This morning our manager sent us an email pretty much telling us we need to take our laptops and hinted at doing a google ...
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How do I write a good talk proposal for a FOSS programming conference?

I'm hoping to give a talk at RubyKaigi this year, and I'd like to know what makes a good talk proposal. RubyKaigi is a conference run by Ruby enthusiasts (as opposed to it being a trade conference, ...
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What rules of etiquette should be followed at software conferences? [closed]

Whether as an attendee, a speaker, or a vendor I wanted to know what the unspoken rules of etiquette are at software conferences. Other than the blindingly obvious ones (like don't assault the winner ...
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Setting up Developers Conference

In our local city in the UK, there are as far as I am aware no developer conferences. I am confident that our region has many professional developers as well as many graduating students whom who ...
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How do you sell the idea of sending developers to user conferences? [closed]

How do you sell to the company management to send developers to user conferences? For now, lets just assume we'd opt for in-country conferences as a start.
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Do speakers get paid for tech talks? [closed]

I'm curious if speakers (bloggers, google employees like Matt Cutts) get paid for speaking at conferences. If they do, how much? If they don't, or they get paid so little that it's as though they ...
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How valuable are programming conferences?

Inspired by this, just how useful are programming conferences of various types? What do they offer that you can't get from just reading and researching subject online?