Ever been to conference where you felt the sessions were great, but that the deep informal discussions you had with fellow attendees during breaks and after sessions were even more valuable? Then you’ll love the SenchaCon Unconference!
Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
You’re invited to the Sencha Unconference, where the agenda is driven in real-time by the attendees, the discussions are enthusiastic and often very technical, and everyone can have a voice. Unconferences have been a part of thousands of successful events, and attendees often give them rave reviews!
Sandwiched in an open timeslot in the middle of the 60-plus formal sessions, the Unconference is all about conversations, and any attendee can propose a topic and lead a discussion. There are no slides or presentation materials, no appointed speakers, and very little formality — but there will be great content. You can expect a variety of topics and unique insights, from the theoretical to the practical, from broad to narrow, and from the deeply technical to trends and opinions.
How does it work?
Image courtesy of JD Lasica.
We will ask you to start thinking of session ideas when SenchaCon opens, and then on Thursday, we’ll ask you to post your ideas publicly. Other attendees will review the posted topics during lunch break, find the conversations of interest to them, and will head to those locations. Because these are all informal, we’ll be able to support several dozen discussion topics, so participation in any one discussion might be small for something very esoteric, to much larger for a popular topic.
Conference organizers only help facilitate the process, coordinating the posting of ideas, and the times and locations so people can find their way to the ones of interest. Once started, the conversation topics, shape, and manner of each discussion is essentially free-form, driven by the interest and energy of the participants, and mitigated only by common sense and the SenchaCon Code of Conduct.
The Unconference will be organized into two 45-minute sessions on Thursday, July 18th, with an ample break after each to allow conversations to wrap up before the next topic begins. There will be no other sessions scheduled at this time, and we’ll split up the regular session rooms into various “discussion areas”, so it will be easy for people to find their way to their topics of interest, and to migrate for topic to topic as needed.