RC 6 – Conferences

by Charles Max Wood on January 22, 2010

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Conferences are a great way to learn and meet people.

The conferences I’ve attended:

Tips for getting the most out of conferences:

  • Put away your distractions.
  • Sit next to and meet people you don’t know.
  • Take the opportunity to meet with the “greats” in your community.
  • Talk to people between sessions and find out what they’re working on.
  • Find open source projects to contribute to.
  • Submit a proposal to speak.
  • Ask people what worked and what didn’t work for them to avoid the same problems.
  • Take advantage of the conference energy to get things done.
  • Collaborate or program with other developers.
  • Talk to the speakers who cover a topic that interests you.
  • Go to the meetups or Birds of a Feather meetings.
  • Find community movements occuring outside the conference.
  • Review the basics.
  • Find a job or increase marketability.

Conferences in the Ruby and Rails Community

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