Let’s say you’ve been to your fair share of technology conferences. Some were great, some were okay, some were just a flat out waste of time. Normally, things were a bit uneven — a great session here, a great conversation there, followed by a vendor pitch in a keynote, bad wifi, no power outlets and crappy food. By and large, conference organizers are a good group of people (I’ve got friends that run conferences for big companies), so I’m certainly not slamming the hard work everyone puts in. But, yet, some conferences just have a different “feel” about them.
Gluecon (and Defrag and Blur) are really family affairs. My wife Kim and I run them. No teams of people. No managers to answer to. No bosses that have to sign off on something. If there’s a problem, we fix it. If there’s a detail, we obsess over it. If there’s something that can be made right, we make it right.
I think (I hope) that shows through. If you haven’t experienced a conference done the right way, I hope you’ll join us at Glue. You won’t regret it. And you’ll never look at conferences the same way again.