It’s no secret that I’ve really loved conferences as of late. Ever since I went to PyTennessee in 2015, I’ve really felt a renewed encouragement to further my own knowledge. I read software books for a long time, but was starting to peter out on them because I felt like a lot of what I was reading was broadly applicable, but I needed to take deeper dives on certain topics.
I started reading through HackerNews, and started finding blogs I enjoyed, but it still wasn’t enough. But once I went to a conference, I realized just how much more I could learn. I saw great presentations, great content, and got to talk to a lot of smart people.
That all happened in February. That started getting some gears spinning for me. I wanted to get the conference mindset at ADTRAN, where I work. I wanted for us to create a culture where we could share all the great thing we knew. So by July of that same year, I had created Tech Talks. Continue reading