Leah is a member of the Ember.js Core Team and an organizer of numerous annual tech events, like EmberConf, RustConf and RailsConf. She's worked with open source projects (like jQuery, Bundler and Merb) to help build communities and events. She has a background in startup marketing in highly technical and community-oriented engineering environments. She is the author of Event Driven, the guide to running successful tech events.
June 6th, 2018 | 49 mins 44 secs
I've been attending technical conferences for years, and I've always wondered about the hidden challenges involved in putting a conference together. In this show, four of the best conference organizers I know join me to share their secrets and stories. Marty Haught, organizer of many conferences including RubyConf and RailsConf, Jen Remsik and Jim Remsik, who organize the Madison+ family of conferences, and Leah Silber, who organizes EmberConf and RustConf. Learn about budgets, picking talks, and managing facilities and vendors.