Sam, Markus, Peter, André, Ansgar and I skipped one of the few truly sunny weekends in Hamburg for jsunconf. It was totally worth it. Usually speakers are determined before. Often there’s even a separate speakers dinner for the speakers to feel a tiny bit more important. At jsunconf one can see that there’s no need for a correlation between pre-filtering speakers and the overall quality of the event. The quality of most talks was quite high and basically every member of the audience had an interesting story to tell.
We also did a (way too small to be honest :/) diversity sponsorship. We were pretty lucky to have been at the end of the alphabetically sorted list resulting in some visibility during the introduction. 😜
Image: Many thanks to twitter.com/Schnellus