Conferences can be entertaining, informative and sometimes mega fun.
I have attended quite a few in the past, but most of the time I lacked one important thing to really enjoy them: having a deep understanding of the topic (Ok, most of the time this was not the issue) and being a part of the community and know people.
This year I have the great opportunity to attend the Config Management Camp in Gent, and meet with a lot of known and new people interested in the topic.
The mostly excited thing is always to hear the stories and about the problems that you don’t find in Google, either because one lacks the time to write about them, or one has a strict corporate policy about social media usage and publishing internal topics.
There are of course evening events where stories are being told, that happened with a friend of a friend, but the essence stays the same.
See you there.