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MAY
7
2016

Prairie Dev Con Recap

The Western Devs reminisce on their experience at Prairie Dev Con and offer tips to speakers, conference organizers, and attendees.
Recorded on Friday, April 15, 2016
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Synopsis

  • History of Prairie Dev Con
  • Tee shirts, empanadas, and luchadors
  • Speaker tip: Be specific in session titles
  • Conference organizer tip: Treat your speakers well
  • Conference organizer tip: Create a positive vibe
  • Presentation review: Docker
  • Presentation review: Staying relevant in the industry
  • Feedback stats
  • The broadening technology landscape
  • The challenge of determining what the market wants to hear
  • Benefits of covering costs for speakers
  • Conference organizer tip: Focus on all of: Attendees, Sponsors, Organizer, Speakers
  • Speaking topic: When not to push to production
  • Topic trends: Mobile is dead (at least in Winnipeg)
  • Presentation review: Dealing with difficult people
  • Law of two feet: It's okay to leave if you don't want to stay in the session
  • Presentation review: Sweet ES6
  • Record the &*%$# sessions, D'Arcy!
  • The finances of attending and running a conference
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