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Discussion on: 📛 🗣️ Which dev conferences did you attend?

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DatabaseStar

I'm looking to go to my first conference this year, which is in a different country!
I see Devoxx was much larger than the other two you went to. Did you notice much of a difference in the way they were run or the atmosphere?
I did some research on tech conferences and ended up creating a filterable list of them on my website here: databasestar.com/tech-conferences/ - for those that are interested.

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Boris Jamot ✊ / Author

Devoxx is one of the largest dev conf in the world. It is in Paris. Nevertheless, I went there twice and I found it was quite welcoming. At the end of the day, there are some unformal discussions between attendees and the staff that help meeting new people.

BreizhCamp and CodeurEnSeine are much smaller and it makes people meet much easier. It happens in small cities (< 200.000). Tech topics are a bit limited but the fact that most of the speakers and attendees are local people make talks more meaningful.

Thanks for your list, that's what I've been looking for. Unfortunately, I can't see all the confs. I guess it would be a big stuff to be exhaustive, but did you think about making the list collaborative ?

And how will you manage the list next year ?

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DatabaseStar

Good to hear your feedback on Devoxx!

I have thought about making the list collaborative. The feature I used to create the list allows user submissions, so I can enable that. This would allow others to submit. For the moment, the post has comments.

Next year I plan on updating it by researching the existing conferences, updating dates if they are still on, and adding new ones.

Thanks for the feedback!