Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Shouldn't Conference Schedules Match Programmer Schedules?

I'm stoked for RailsConf but shuddering in terror at the schedule. It starts at 8am and ends at 9:30pm! Wouldn't a conference schedule based on the way programmers actually live start at 2:30pm with a nice continental breakfast and serve dinner at 6am at a local Denny's? It's the one big thing I just don't get about conferences. The only time I have to make my schedule conform to banker's hours is when I attend large gatherings of programmers.

I've never seen a conference schedule which didn't include morning hours. Even the Winter Music Conference has sessions at 9am.

Anyway, rant aside, I'm extremely stoked for this, I think it's going to be lots of fun. Here's a picture of me with a dildo on my head.

I won't be wearing the dildo, but I might be wearing the expression. Say hi.


  1. Yes, conferences should match a programmer's nocturnal habits. That's why everyone should come to the C4[1] conference in Chicago. Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch is a programmer's programmer so he set it up right!

    See for more details.

  2. Yes, but at WMC there's an even greater chance of people still being up at 9am thanks to chemical goodness.

  3. I was surprised that Defcon events also begin in the morning too. I've never seen so many black t-shirts in my life.

  4. plus nobody really goes to the sessions at WMC anyway.

    I shouldn't dis, though, this conference is going to be awesome.


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