This week I have on the show with me Joel Hughes who I saw speaking at last year’s Shropgeek Revolution.
Joel runs Port 80 events in Newport, South Wales, comprising of a large show once a year called Port 80 as well as 3 quarterly smaller grass-roots events called Localhost (see what he did there?). Joel is also running a new format conference this year called the The Business of Web Design on the 18th July in Cardiff.
Not a lot of tech in this episode, we focus in on the business side of things.
- I get my weekly chance to plug OneNote and the new dev features and then we touch briefly on productivity. Joel uses aspects of the Pomodoro technique and I mention ZTD, which is a really nice wrapper for GTD
- We discuss Joel’s earlier Y2K work on IBM mainframes as well as the fact that Joel is considering expanding his business later this year
- There a good chunk of time spent on running a conference, how much work it is and also how to get your talk submission recognised.
- I bring up weareallaweso.me a really useful looking resource for anyone looking to do more conference talking from @theophani
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