RIP Philo

Me thinks tech conferences are bullshit

Have you ever learned something you could not learn on your own when attending one of them?

IMHO, it's all about marketing and showing off. If you're not in the business of looking sweet and sexy, why going?

Your turn to prove me wrong.
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 12th, 2018 10:35am
>it's all about marketing and showing off

And networking with the other attendees
Permalink Jamie Granier 
September 12th, 2018 11:06am
> Networking

Read my first sentence: "Have you ever learned...".

I am not interested in how many fuck/money friends you've made there.
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 12th, 2018 11:14am
OK, well then we don't need to be interested in your coming here to brag about your being an autistic loser who can't network and is always complaining about who moved his cheese.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
September 12th, 2018 11:50am

You seem in a very bad mood today. Don't forget your pills!
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 12th, 2018 12:48pm
I've been to product-specific conferences where the CEO has given insights into what they're doing and why. That has been useful.
Permalink ,ndo 
September 12th, 2018 7:01pm

Can you give me a specific example so I can grasp how important to you was this kind of information?
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 13th, 2018 5:24am
Useful rather than important. There was a dev product that experienced problems with Microsoft's Multiple Document interface, with the result that user programs created with the tool would in some circumstances crash or misbehave (I never saw this problem myself). This was an issue that spanned years. The CEO told us at one conference that MS had confirmed that there was a problem within MDI that could not be rectified, and MS recommended not using MDI and MS said they themselves would move away from it. Which they have. For example, multiple Word documents now each open in their own window, never in tabs in a single window.
Permalink ,ndo 
September 14th, 2018 1:36am

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