39: Organizing Technical Conferences
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Organizing Technical Conferences TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, go to http://tablexi.com/workshops. Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Summary I've been attending technical conferences for years, and I've always wondered about the hidden challenges involved in putting a conference together. In this show, four of the best conference organizers I know join me to share their secrets and stories. Marty Haught, organizer of many conferences including RubyConf and RailsConf, Jen Remsik and Jim Remsik, who organize the Madison+ family of conferences, and Leah Silber, who organizes EmberConf and RustConf. Learn about budgets, picking talks, and managing facilities and vendors. Guests Marty Haught: President at Haught Codeworks, Director at Ruby Central organizing RailsConf and RubyConf Jen Remsik: Director of People Operations at Adorable.io, Organizer of Madison Ruby Jim Remsik: President of Adorable.io, Organizer of Madison Ruby.…