Trevor Tingey (twitter blog) Joe Eames (twitter github blog) Tim Caswell (twitter github howtonode.org) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)
01:16 – Conferences Attended
Visual Studio Live (VS Live) (Joe) Utah Open Source (Joe & Chuck) Utah JS (Joe) MountainWest RubyConf (Trevor & Chuck) JSConf (Trevor) UberConference (Trevor) Web 2.0 (Trevor) RailsConf (Chuck) RubyConf (Chuck) Aloha Ruby Conference (Chuck) New Media Expo (Chuck)
03:24 – Preparing/Planning for Conferences
08:39 – Chatting with Others/Making Contacts at Conferences
Hackathons Social Activities
14:36 – Hackathons/Code Retreats/Workshops
Global Day of Coderetreat DevTeach
18:46 – Methodology Conferences
22:42 – Industry Conferences vs Local/Regional Conferences
Multiple Tracks Networking
28:12 – Making the Most out of Sessions
Taking Notes Follow Along in Code Sessions Seating Choice
33:02 – Lightning Talks
35:37 – Speaking at Conferences
(Tim Joins) Veteran Speakers vs Unique Speakers
41:00 – Submitting Proposals
42:56 – Mistakes People Make Speaking at Conferences
Underestimating Time Practice Your Talk Be Excited
45:24 – Preparing Slides
Bullet Points Color/Contrast
50:03 – Watch Your Audience
The Hobbit (Joe) RiffTrax (Joe) Pluralsight (Joe) Blue Microphones: Yeti (Tim) Closure Compiler Service (Chuck) Headline Hacks (Chuck) Once Upon a Time (Trevor) Sublime Text 2 (Trevor) Jack Reacher (Trevor) Foo Fighters (Trevor)
CHUCK: From the meat lockers of Domo.
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CHUCK: I’m Charles Max Wood from devchat.tv and we have a special guest, that’s Trevor Tingey.
CHUCK: He’s joining us from Domo. We had some folks on vacation and stuff and we were short a few people. So, Joe invited one of his co-workers. I don’t really have co-workers per se since I’m doing contract stuff most of the time. Anyway…
JOE: Is your cat your co-worker, Chuck?
CHUCK: What was that?
JOE: Is your cat your co-worker?
CHUCK: I don’t have a cat.
JOE: A dog?
CHUCK: Nope, I don’t have a dog either. I’m allergic to cats. But yeah, no cats.
Anyway, we’re going to talk this week about making the most of conferences. I’m a little curious, what conferences have you guys been able to attend over the last few years or over your career?
CHUCK: Yeah, the local conferences are fun. What about you, Trevor?
JOE: Does Comdex count? I went to Comdex once. [laughs]
CHUCK: Yeah, I didn’t really start going to conferences until I gotten into Ruby. So, most of the conferences I’ve been to were Ruby related, though I did go the Utah Open Source and some of those. Yeah,