"I don't want to make this a great conference, I want to make this the best conference you have ever been too.". Those were the words of StrangeLoop founder Alex Miller at this year's StrangeLoop conference in St. Louis, MO. I am here to say that, at least for me, Alex reached his goal. I have been to many conferences over my 17 years working in information technology and none have had such an array of compelling speakers and sessions. The list of speakers read like a "who's who" of software superstars.
Mingling and exchanging ideas with my peers in the industry. This conference is a draw to some of the finest talent in software development and architecture in our field (over 900 attendees this year)... that speaks volumes to the quality product Alex put together.
The only problem I had with this conference was that there were so many great sessions that I could not attend. I had to pick one and miss out on the others. The good news is all the sessions were recorded and will be posted on infoq.com within a few weeks.
Looking forward to next year since, by Alex's definition, it will be my new best conference EVER! I have no doubt he will pull it off.