Conferences start with large groups committed to learning, and end with individuals scheduling separate rideshares. My conference experiences usually see people giving hugs and quick good-byes, scattered throughout the last twelve hours. Getting assigned the last day to do a presentation usually means a near-empty cavernous room and a feeling of rushed, quiet endings.
So it was to my surprise that a panel on which I joined was well-attended. This is, I suspect, at least due in part to the connected nature of the participants at #SWDE2018. The planners use the Guidebook app which facilitates conversation. I tended to rely on Twitter to connect using the conference hashtag, with #MacroSW, #swtech, #weteachwithTech facilitating those connections.
I’ll aggregate more visual tweets for this last day, I’ll post one final comment soon after.
Here are some highlights from Day 3. If you follow the original Twitter links here, you’ll often find threads connecting more information and insight to these singular posts.
Moments and Farewells