The speakers aren’t even the best reason to go — the caliber of attendee is absolutely outstanding. There are workshops and mixers with other attendees, but I got most value out of the “hallway track”, informal conversations over breakfast and lunch. I’m not speaking this year, but I’m going, for the simple reason that there’s no better place to be.
I’m not speaking at BoS this year, but I’m flying 20 hours (on my own nickel!) to Boston to attend this October 1st through 3rd. Why? Because the last two years have been huge, huge wins for me. If it is at all feasible for you to come as well, I highly recommend it. The lineup of speakers this year is fantastic as always, and I anticipate it being a wonderful event.
Patrick McKenzie (patio11) displaying exactly the sort of engagement that every conference organizer prays for.
The Business of Software Conference here in Boston is one of the premier events in the tech industry every year precisely because of the emphatic reactions it creates in its target audience (like Patrick). For them, it seems to be worth every bit of its $2500 price tag - and I’ll bet they could charge more. If you’re available and have the cash, check it out.
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