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  • 1. How * not* to Organize a Ruby Conference Marc Heiligers @marcheiligers
  • 2. How Hard Can It Be?
  • 3. January 2010, Chicago
  • 4. Erm, well. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
  • 5. Decision
    • 1 September 2010 registered domain
    • 6. Set up Mad Mimi account and form
  • 7. And then...
    • ...Tina resigns
    • 8. ...wants to move
    • 9. ...to Port Elizabeth
    • 10. Sell one house (renovations)
    • 11. To buy another (paperwork)
    1000 kilometers later
  • 12. Meanwhile...
  • 17. Meanwhile...
  • 22. What went into Rubyfuza?
  • 26. Research
  • 27. Research
    • Make notes
      • Evernote is awesome
    • Excited
    • 28. Make plans
      • Lots and lots of plans
    • See IMC17
      • Rio, Brazil
  • 29. Website
  • 30. Website
    • Using Mad Mimi
      • Simple, Signups, newsletters later
    • Building a Website
      • Takes time, setup, admin, buggy
    • Using PayPal
  • 32. Organization
  • 33. Organization
    • Organizer
      • African Stay
    • Everything else
  • 36. Roller Coaster
  • 37. Roller Coaster
    • MercuryApp
    • 38. Disappointment and Despair
    • 39. The Rush and Excitement
    • 40. Worry and Panic
  • 41. Success

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