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.
I'm still at Microsoft TechEd, and the response to my question about how to effectively use my time at software conferences was overwhelmingly "networking is the most useful part of software ...
This is in my TODO.txt. How would you go about achieving this goal?
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?
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 ...
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 ...
I'm aware of JavaOne etc but don't think I can persuade my Boss to pay for a trip to San Francisco. So I was wonder if anyone knew of, or had attended any UK based conferences for Java Developers that ...
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 ...