You are probably all aware of Mike Chambers blogging from the Macromedia DevCon, as well as all the other blogs blogging from the conference
Its no big surprise that this is heavily focused on technology, especially with the Macromedian’s using the new blogging tool of the season: video blogging.
But even with all the cool technology, I have to admit that what I find most interesting to read out of all the blogging so far is John Dowdell’s writings from his lobby and poolside conversations. Which just clarifies what I find the most interesting with the various conferences: Meeting people and seeing creative sparks fly and ignite impressive use of technology. And that is what I find most interesting and fun at the conferences, meeting so many creative and talented developers!
In that respect it would almost be prudent for Macromedia to pay all the conference visitors, because many of them will go on the make great promotional experiences based on Macromedia products. :-)
But lets get serious here. Macromedia ended up with approximately 2300 visitors to the DevCon, if all of these visitors payed the ~$1000 entry fee, that adds up to $2,300,000 in tickets as well as the money that various third party companies have to pay to attend the conference to show off their products. What am I getting at? Well, with that much money, why did they choose to treat their speakers so bad?