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DevConf Survival Guide


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DevConf is a community led, independent conference for software developers. This short slide deck is aimed to assist those attending in preparing for the event.

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DevConf Survival Guide

  1. 1. ROBERT MACLEAN Survival Guide
  2. 2. Before the event > Know yourself • Where your skill are & what level are they at • What do you need to know in the future > Get plenty of sleep before hand, it is a long day > Venue is a nice size, so won’t be lots of walking. Wear comfortable clothes though.
  3. 3. Check the agenda & plan Click these for more detail on speaker & session Plan your time – there is six sessions at one time. Pick the best for you! Don’t let the idea of a Sponsors track put you off. There is some amazing speakers in there.
  4. 4. Don’t judge a session by its title alone > Topic might imply SQL or reporting > Track gives a hint that it isn’t about that > Abstract is clear
  5. 5. Sessions > All sessions are 30min in length > Style will be down to presenter, most should be presentation style with some interaction. > 30min forces the speaker to identify the kernel of the idea. Make sure you find it too. > Take notepad & pen > Engage the presenters after the session
  6. 6. Networking > Stands • Many sponsors will have a stand • Great opportunity to network, get contacts & sometimes freebies! > Twitter • @DevConfZA • #DevConf
  7. 7. /* THANK YOU*/ ROBERT MACLEAN @rmaclean