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.

4 comments:

  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 http://c4.rentzsch.com/1/ for more details.

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

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  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.

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  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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