Have you ever wanted to run your own tech conference?
Brian Rinaldi is a developer advocate for Stackbit that wanted to run his own conference for his local developer community. We talk to Brian about his motivations for Flashback Conference and his process for putting a conference together.
Brian has also been a developer and developer advocate for a long time so we dive into his history in web development and tips for anyone looking to become a developer advocate.
Note: Early Bird Pricing is in effect until this Friday, 1/10/2020, so get your tickets now if you're interested in coming to Flashback Conference!
- 1:01 - Intro
- 1:36 - What is JAMStack?
- 4:16 - How did Brian get into Development? (The Life of Brian 🤣)
- 9:19 - How did Brian get into working with the Tech Community?
- 11:55 - Why speak at conferences if you don't like speaking?
- 13:02 - Eddie asks us if we watch our own talks 🙃
- 14:29 - "You don't have to know it all"
- 17:13 - What is ODevs?
18:38 - Why do online events?
- 22:31 - How did you build the website for CFE?
- 23:54 - What is Flashback Conference?
25:14 - Brian talks about the inspiration for Flashback Conference
- Yeah, we talk about MuTools
29:53 - Ye Old Web
- 32:30 - Safari and PWAs
34:01 - How do you run your own conference?
- Putting your own money in
- Booking space
- Ticket Sale Anxiety
- 37:13 - Brian's Motivation for running a conference
- 38:43 - How to get big name speakers like Kyle Simpson and Estelle Weyl
- 39:54 - How did Brian become a developer 🥑?
- 41:21 - Brian's conference marketing strategy
- 42:37 - What is Stackbit?
- 47:22 - Brian's tips for aspiring Developer Advocates
50:27 - Nerd Minute
- Brian beats on The Rise of Skywalker (no spoilers)
- Apex Legends
- The Mandalorian