[Linux-aus] "One of the better developer events ..."

Jacqueline McNally jacqueline at decisions-and-designs.com.au
Thu Jul 17 08:34:01 UTC 2003

I'm not sure if the newsletter is email only, or can be linked. But it may 
be worth following up Brendan for LCA 2004.

All the best
Jacqueline McNally

Community Contact, Australia/New Zealand
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project

Are you a computer angel? (www.computerangels.org.au)

 From Builder AU Community newsletter -- Wednesday July 16, 2003

>Staying on top of the development world is difficult to say the least.  Not
>only do developers need to do things better in today's environment, they
>have to do it with fewer resources, at a lower cost and generally with less
>Besides searching the Net and reading books for the latest development
>trends and tips I personally like to go to developer events and talk to
>other developers to see what they are doing and exchange ideas and
>Interaction is the key at events, whether it be a user group meeting, a
>technical breakfast, webinar or a conference.  However one thing I detest
>at developer events is the sell.  There is nothing worse than hearing Joe
>from marketing give a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation about his new
>product to developers and show benchmark tests that amazingly "prove" that
>his product came out No.1.  against all the competitors.
>One of the better developer events that I have attended over the past year
>was the Linux Conference in Perth.  Why?  It had nothing to do with the
>food, venue, hotel or the company of the Linux community; rather it was the
>amount of interaction that was scheduled into the event.  With BOF
>sessions, Q & A sessions, a wireless lab and the willingness for speakers
>to hang around and talk to the punters it was certainly one of the
>highlights of the developer calendar over the past year.
>In August the team at Builder AU will be covering Microsoft's annual Tech
>Ed conference in Brisbane.  In terms of volume it is Australia's biggest
>developer conference and disappointingly looks to be the only large vendor
>conference to make it's way to Australian shores this year.  Stay tuned for
>our full coverage of the event from August 10-13.  As an exclusive
>promotion to our members, Builder AU are giving away one free registration
>to the event.  Scroll down this e-mail to find out how you can be there.
>What do you think are highs and lows of developer events these days?  What
>is your favourite developer event of the year?  Is there a developer event
>that you would like to us cover at Builder AU?  Drop me a line with your
>thoughts at brendon.chase at zdnet.com.au

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