Organising conferences - How hard it can be?
featuring KCD Mumbai and Civo Navigate
I always try to give back to the community in terms of free professional content, free mentorships, guidance, organising community events and others. It takes up lot of my not so free time in doing this. I will try to put my experience in for organising a conference. In past I have organised various conferences and this year I am even doubling down my efforts - KCD Mumbai, DevOpsDays Bengaluru, Civo Navigate and one more yet to be announced.
When you organise such conferences on your own apart from your daily work, its challenging as you have to:
Create sponsorship prospectus
Create Website and Graphics
Handle social media
Platform, CFP, Ticketing
Reaching out to sponsors
List of elements for the venue
Pushing the event
A lot of async communication
These are just the major big ones and will be having so many sub tasks in each one of them , countless meetings, emails, queries that you will be getting is just too much. You drain too much of your energy but once the event happens and become successful its so much peaceful :)
This edition I would like to give kudos to everyone who organise the events as it involves a massive effort. Also, if your CFP gets rejected(mine still gets rejected at times) please do not curse the organizers and support them as they put in a lot of effort in selecting and do all other tasks.
Anyways, Since Civo Navigate and KCD Mumbai are two events that I am organising and their tickets are already on sale, so make sure to grab the tickets before they sellout. Also CFP for Navigate is open to be sure to submit it.
So Past 15 days have been interesting as I have been able to continue my Chai pe Charcha(Twitch stream in Hindi) for everyday Mon-Fri 5pm IST and proud of that with my existing engagements and workload.
I have been creating some content on my YouTube - YAY!!! Finally back to accelerating <3
Excited for what I am working on next myself and with my friends, so stay tuned and subscribe to the channel :)
Let’s move to the wonderful content created by the community.
Also, would love to announce Cisco as the newest org member :)
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