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Clemens Vasters πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜πŸ“¨ May 21
My biggest takeaway: The pre-Corona, on-site mega-conference format is done.
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Clemens Vasters πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜πŸ“¨
Once such a 48-72h format can be produced without the quarantine-WFH constraints and combined with local community meetups, it is hard to see why 10000 people should ever descend onto one global location again for a tech conference.
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Clemens Vasters πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜πŸ“¨ May 21
Replying to @clemensv
Also, if planning happens with solid lead time, there is such amazing potential for demoing new capabilities live and with tens of thousands of people who sit at computers and can click a link right then and become part of it.
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Clemens Vasters πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜πŸ“¨ May 21
Replying to @clemensv
I've been working with all those Redmond people being 9 time-zones offset from me for coming up on 8 years. I should be used to all that. A live session with the engineering folks who own the stuff, at 10:00 CET, with live Q&A, as news breaks, is fantastic. Even for me.
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Ginny Caughey May 21
Replying to @clemensv
A few thoughts here: 1. Seeing everybody's home and even shoes was part of the fun and special this year 2. Not everybody has a local community meetup 3. Streaming sessions have been available for several years but we still pay to see each other IRL
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Claire Novotny May 21
Replying to @gcaughey @clemensv
While I love how we pulled of the event, I don't think online is a substitute for all the in-person energy and networking. My main thing at Build was always the floor near the booths to interact with people. I sorely missed that this year.
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Richard Hundhausen May 21
Replying to @clemensv
Here’s a few reasons ...
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Clemens Vasters πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜πŸ“¨ May 21
Replying to @rhundhausen
Yes. I get it. I just don't see giving up the global reach of an event like this once it has been probably successful. Future events will be hybrid.
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Nathaniel May 21
Replying to @clemensv
I actually enjoyed being in person last year for Build and learned much more. There was also a ton more sessions available too. This year's wasn't nearly as great. The focus groups was a major killer for me, more people should be allowed to participate (like everyone).
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John Evdemon May 21
Replying to @clemensv
I've been saying this for years.
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Simon J.K. Pedersen May 21
Replying to @clemensv
For a lot of people going to a physical conference is a yearly event that they look forward to. Watching it from your living room is not the same. That said, I hope they do both going forward. Personally I don't need to go every year, but it is nice occasionally to get out ;)
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