JavaOne [h]as a *very* different feel than that of a Ruby show, obviously :P — Leah Silber
Really starting to believe that small, short, regional conferences are the way to go. — Andrew O'Brien
I think events of many sizes can be worthwhile -- they just have different profiles and risks/rewards. — David Black
Some of the discussion recently on Twitter has made me think about how we organized MountainWest RubyConf. We've been very focused on keeping it intimate and engaging. From the comments I hear, it seems like we did a good job. It certainly feels like we've for the community behind us, and that can only help us get better each yer.
To me, I guess it boils down to conferences and books with strong ties to the community feel better. What do you think?
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