NDC 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This year I’ve been to conferences in London, Gothenburg, and Stockholm, and just last week I was in Oslo, Norway for the 5th version of the Norwegian Developers Conference.

The NDC attracts developers from everywhere in Europe and all around the world because the organizers and planners are dedicated to building the best conference possible. They are a lovely group of people who work hard to make every attendee happy and comfortable. There were also 100 or so speakers in town who also worked hard to make every attendee happy and comfortable.

This year’s NDC delivered over 200 hours of quality content. Unfortunately, the 200 hours of quality content are currently overshadowed by 90 seconds of stupidity. When you have 100 speakers and dozens of sponsors at an event, there is always the risk that someone will do something to damage your reputation.

Please don’t judge the entire conference and its participants on a 90 second video clip. The other 99.9% of the conference provided nourishment for developer brains of all types. I’m sure it will be that way in 2013 and beyond, too.


Comments
gravatar Darren Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Well said Scott.

For me NDC has shown itself to be one of, if not the premier developer conference over the last few years. I'm sure the community won't be put off by a bit of mindless marketing nonsense.

Meanwhile I'll be eagerly awaiting the recordings.
gravatar Hadi Hariri Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Many people, from organizers, volunteer crew, speakers and others put in great efforts to make this event a success and it is a pity to have all that overshadowed.

A big thank you to the organizers and everyone that took part to make this event successful and thank you Scott for putting up your thoughts on this so the rest of us can share them.
Cristof Wednesday, June 13, 2012
It was hilarious! While you're scrambling to cringe your face off, everyone else got the joke. Don't believe me? The video comments speak for themselves.
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