At low-touch SaaS price points, eating a one-month refund shouldn't take more than an eyeblink of consideration. (That's certainly how long the credit card company will give it when they call to chargeback anyhow.)
THANKS! And it's really just fun & a better alternative to "just" exploring the town / eating /drinking on a day before the conference (not that there's anything wrong with those, we just like to think people have good alternatives.)
It's a day before the conference for those who are in Krakow (where the conference take place) and want some alternatives. We're really thrilled to share art and part of our culture with everyone who's willing to experience more.
It's a performance for all developers who will be in Krakow (where both conferences takes place) around that time. It's an additional thing for those who want to experience art and boraden their perspective. Read the post, it explains it all, thanks!
Hi, you may have misunderstood. I wasn't asking why there is a dance performance, though that does feed into it. I was asking what the conferences themselves are for. Why would I go to one or pay for an employee to go to one?
From the personal point of view is fun, and you learn too.
From the professional point of view you meet potential employers, employees or partner, and you learn too.
Sometimes you go to tech talk that you would never watch at home because you "have other stuff to do", just because is between two other interesting talks... and it often happens that also that one is awesome and you are glad you didn't miss it at the end of the day.
Typically, conferences are for professional development. Here's how a conference is superior to me clicking my way to professional development.
1. I'm not distracted by the demands of my day job. When I go to a conference I leave my day to day concerns behind. I can completely focus on learning and networking.
2. The biggest benefit for a conference for me personally is that I'm inspired by speakers, by what they're doing and working on, and by what my fellow attendees are doing and working on. This temporary reprieve from my day to day in #1 in conjunction with #2 has me itching to get back to my keyboard to code.
When I attempt to skip a conference and just watch the videos, I rarely watch them because of all the other things that are competing for my time and attention.