I started writing this blog entry about a month ago. I had not ran it by my friend Troy, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t jump the gun. However, I’d sort of let this entry get a little dusty, and Troy @thoward37 on twitter inadvertently brought up the topic and I’ve sprung this
So here it is, consider this blog article my Node PDX 2013 get the ball rolling article. Last year we (Troy, I and a team of volunteers, thanks everybody, ya’ll ROCK!) managed to put together, what we’ve been told was a totally kick ass conference, for zero cost to the conference goers, with great speakers, live video feeds and post conference videos and we did it all in about 3 weeks (maybe it was 3 weeks and 2 days). It’s how we roll, hard core, serious and dedicated to what we create and what we push forward for the community.
This year isn’t going to be an exception, only in that we’re going to give ourselves a bit more than 3 weeks. We haven’t set a date for the conference yet, but we’ll be doing that soon. What I want to throw out there is – who should we bring in to speak this year? I have a few people I’ve seen speak, or know that I’d like to hear speak and wanted to mention them right now and I apologize if this is forward, because I haven’t even spoke to them about it. So this blog entry is a complete surprise to them – so don’t set any expectations yet! Additionally, even though I want to see these individuals speak, that doesn’t mean I’m circumventing our process we used last year. Speakers will indeed have to make a git pull request against our Node PDX Github repo just like we did before.
With that said, hopefully we can get dates and times set so that these more excellent individuals and a host of others can come and speak this year, enjoy some Portland, have a beer/coffee/donut/yerba mate/ or two on us and have a great time!
…for a list of those I’d love to see apply, follow through to my original post here…