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Episode 42 - Hosting Your Own Developer Conference                                     

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Tony Dewan stopped by the studio to talk to us about what it’s like to organize a conference. His re:build conference has had some of the top designers and developers in the industry come speak. He shares his tips, opinions and experience so that anyone interested in organizing their own conference can understand what is involved.

re:build - A conference for developers & designers

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  • You live and die by your speakers!
  • Choosing/finding/signing speakers
  • Have an opinion and stick to it
  • Picking/working with venues
  • Clever ideas to limit costs
  • sweat the details - badges, speakers needs, etc
  • sponsorships are hard
  • don’t do it alone
  • understand your target audience - speakers, ticket price, sponsors
  • it’s a labor of love - you won’t make much money
  • Other awesome, inspirational events: Brooklyn Beta

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  2. Manymo - A Better Android Emulator
  3. The Top 10 Alternatives to Google Adwords
  4. CSS3 Microsoft Modern Buttons
  5. Better TDD Workflow via Exclusive Tests in Jasmine and Mocha

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