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Stuff You
Don’t Need
Who am I?
I am Taylor Barnett
Currently a Developer Evangelist
at Keen IO, Organized HackTX for
3 years, Thrown dozens of ...
I am not telling
you how to run
your event.
I’m not saying this
because…
This is talk is
because…
“
It’s a direct reflection of the
character of the leadership of
the event. Organizers care
about what the attendees of
th...
1
The Coolest
Venue
2
Premium Food
3
Shirts
4
BIG Keynote
Speaker
5
“Best” Hackers
6
Non-Quantifiable
Words
7
HUGE Events
8
Random
Attractions
9
Travel
Reimbursements
10
Fancy Awards
Ceremonies
FOCUS ON WHAT
MATTERS
Learning
What’s the purpose of going if
you don’t leave with more
knowledge than you came in
with?
Mentorship
Being stuck is isolating and we
don’t do enough to prevent
that.
Supportive
Hacking
Environment
Code of Conduct, Reporting
Guidelines, Tone, Space, etc
Supportive
Hacking
Environment
Code of Conduct, Reporting
Guidelines, Tone, Space, etc
Thanks!
Any questions?
You can find me at
@taylor_atx
taylor@keen.io
SlidesCarnival: This template is free to use under Cr...
Workshop
Sunday at 1pm
Thanks!
Any questions?
You can find me at
@taylor_atx
taylor@keen.io
SlidesCarnival: This template is free to use under Cr...
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Stuff You Don't Need

  1. 1. Stuff You Don’t Need
  2. 2. Who am I? I am Taylor Barnett Currently a Developer Evangelist at Keen IO, Organized HackTX for 3 years, Thrown dozens of 25-650 people events You can find me at @taylor_atx
  3. 3. I am not telling you how to run your event.
  4. 4. I’m not saying this because…
  5. 5. This is talk is because…
  6. 6. “ It’s a direct reflection of the character of the leadership of the event. Organizers care about what the attendees of the event are going to care about. -Rob Spectre, Twilio
  7. 7. 1 The Coolest Venue
  8. 8. 2 Premium Food
  9. 9. 3 Shirts
  10. 10. 4 BIG Keynote Speaker
  11. 11. 5 “Best” Hackers
  12. 12. 6 Non-Quantifiable Words
  13. 13. 7 HUGE Events
  14. 14. 8 Random Attractions
  15. 15. 9 Travel Reimbursements
  16. 16. 10 Fancy Awards Ceremonies
  17. 17. FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS
  18. 18. Learning What’s the purpose of going if you don’t leave with more knowledge than you came in with?
  19. 19. Mentorship Being stuck is isolating and we don’t do enough to prevent that.
  20. 20. Supportive Hacking Environment Code of Conduct, Reporting Guidelines, Tone, Space, etc
  21. 21. Supportive Hacking Environment Code of Conduct, Reporting Guidelines, Tone, Space, etc
  22. 22. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at @taylor_atx taylor@keen.io SlidesCarnival: This template is free to use under Creative Commons Attribution license.
  23. 23. Workshop Sunday at 1pm
  24. 24. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at @taylor_atx taylor@keen.io SlidesCarnival: This template is free to use under Creative Commons Attribution license.

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