So Brendan blogs about why he's not going to TechEd 2005
. I agree with him. I'm planning on going to TechEd this year, but only because my employer is footing the bill. I went to the Sells XML Dev Con last October, and would do so again on my own because with Hotel the price was about $750 ($350 for the conference I think). $2000 is too much money.
I want to throw something out to my fellow CodeBetter bloggers (and maybe the community in general). How about we do our own conference? Could a truly free conference be done... Ok, maybe not totally free, but what about a conference that only costs you the price of your travel and hotel? Could it be done? I wonder...
Maybe the Tompkins CodeBetter Cheap .Net Conference
... We would name it after Brendan of course since he gave me the idea... Who knows... Maybe we could put down here in my and David's neck of the woods... if we did then I would give a speaker (or 2) the price of your hotel (as long as you are willing to stay at my place), and I would buy you dinner (or better yet a home cooked meal
PS... I really am somewhat serious about this... a free conference would be really cool...
| posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 10:05 AM