Definitely a Disney themed one. It could be held at Disney World or Disneyland. Content would be actually Disney software engineers speaking about a variety of tech topics. Their talks could show the audience how they use specific languages and frameworks to create some of their past projects they've done. Plus there would be an appearance from Mickey and Minnie at the beginning of the conference.
A conference at Disney really would be a dream come true.
The tech magic that happens there is fascinating. I'd want to know what it's like to be an engineer or developer at Disney.
There's the non-programming side of tech too! AI, sound, music, etc.
Exactly! It would be like the D23 Expo they do every couple of years but just for tech. Plus the developers and software engineers from other properties Disney does own(i.e. Star Wars, Marvel) could be represented.
Affordable. It's cool when your company can send you to conferences, but if I am self-employed or underemployed (like I am at the moment), there is no way I can justify the expense. I imagine there are many companies where it is a similar situation, or where seniority determines who gets to go so I wouldn't stand a chance.
I hear ya! The cost of a conference ticket its self can be a barrier if your company is not covering it. And it seems like most tech conferences are in SFO or NYC which are also expensive places to stay.
I'd like to see more tech conferences in the midwest which would be central for the US population and cost of living/staying is lower.
Like Codeland, but for a week instead of a day.
Preferably in some location nicer than NYC.
I realize that those two aspects of Codeland are what help keep it cheap and accessible to its target audience, but you did say given unlimited resources...
Yasss! Would that be a summit instead of a conference? Either way, I'm down!
Doesn't necessarily have to be a week, but more than one day would be nice...
To answer my own question, here is what I'd like my ideal tech conference to look like
I'm sure I'll add more to this given my unlimited budget :)
It would be nice if there was one closer to where I live.
One track with lots of breaks after the talks. Extra long lunch break for discussions.
Good point about buffers between talks!
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