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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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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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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? [closed]

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?