Rafael Dohms has a new post to his blog about some of the lessons he learned attending this year's PHP Benelux conference both from the perspective of attending the conference and having been at several conferences around the world.
After hearing about how great PHP Benelux Conferences were I finally made it over to Belgium to check it out, and i was impressed. To catch you up on the new, I moved to Amsterdam last december and thus had the chance of attending the conference which is now 2 hours away on a train ride. I could not expect less of a wonderful conference when names like Michelangelo van Dam are involved and this was no exception.
Among his suggestions, there's things like:
- Value your sponsors
- Value your attendees
- Make your attendees pay
- Value the organizers and your volunteers
...and one of the most important ones: "Have Fun!" If you're not following this piece of advice, you're probably doing it wrong.