It’s possible to simplify the “normal” things for normal users while still providing source code and repositories that allow us strange creatures to continue experimenting, testing, and yes, struggling with inevitable incompatibilities all night long.
I had a great time at SCaLE 16x the past four days. SCaLE was one of the first big conferences I went to when I got myself back into the technical side of the tech business, and remains my favorite. It’s a special time and a special place with special people.
SCaLE is special and this worked well for the crowd there. There’s a reason I wanted SCaLE to be the first conference where I gave a talk, and was happy for UpScale to be the first place I tried out a funny lightning talk.
Technology and Project Management are universal languages and themes, but they express themselves differently in different environments, different economies and different cultures. Those different expressions are what make meetings, conferences and engagements in other locations so interesting and why, given the opportunity to attend more than one on a single trip, I jumped at the chance.