In reply to: Fewer conferences | Manton Reece
Huge props to @manton for praising the value of conferences. Both Marco Arment and Chris Adamson seem to completely ignore the value of meeting in person — as podcast hosts/producers, of course it is easier for them to share their points of view from their recording studios/home offices. Listening to conference talks isn’t the only value of a conference, though — meeting new folks in person is wicked valuable, especially for folks starting their career, or who don’t live in wicked techy places.
I’ve never been to a tech conference, but hope to be able to attend one sometime within the next year or two. One of my favorite parts of the indieweb community is that it feels sort of like a distributed conference. Through the indieweb I’ve been able to connect with other folks around a common topic.