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    Default Are you going to DevCon?

    Looking to meet up with some fellow Brits

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    Default Re: Are you going to DevCon?

    Is it worth to go there? Have you been there? Are there opportunities to meet interesting people, exchange opinions and ask questions? Or maybe you know other dev events which you can recommend.

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    Hi,
    I've been to the last 2 DevCon's for the conference and the training and to be honest they are brilliant and well worth the hike across to the USA. I've met some good people, enjoyed the stay as Alpha Software always seem to look after you well at these events and you can learn a great deal. The big issue I found was trying to choose between the track 1 and 2 when both interest me and both are held at the same time!

    I'm hoping to go this year however the costs associated with paying for the conference, the hotel, cash whilst attending and flights as well as my subscriptions landing around the same time is putting a strain on me.

    Hope this helps.
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    Would love to go but unfortunately as has been the same for the past few years it clashes with a longstanding commitment I have here with the NFL! Somewhat ironic!
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    I'm a Brit living in Canada and I have been to the last 3 and thoroughly enjoyed them but it is getting a little too expensive. As Wayne indicated, the combined cost of DEVCON, license renewals, flights, accommodation, etc., all at this time of the year can be devastating to the wallet. I will be there this year but it will probably be my last for a while.

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    Although I am not a Brit, I am married to one - and am Canadian, so that should give me honourary Brit status?

    I attended in 2015 and last year. Not attending this year - various reasons, scheduling conflict, cost and a lessening desire to support the US Economy as they seem to not want to co-operate with their economic partners now. (That's as political as I will get.)

    Here's an idea, hold it in the UK next year! I will book my flights now!

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    Default Re: Are you going to DevCon?

    Hi David,

    There isn't really a good substitute but IADN https://iadn.com/ has weekly webinars which I find useful as they are from a developer's perspective. Alpha's Wednesday webinars are also a good way to see upcoming improvements, techniques, etc.

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    Default Re: Are you going to DevCon?

    IADN has always been a free resource. But we are moving to require a relatively small membership fee for access to our webinars and to obtain special pricing on training, products, etc. It is expensive to run weekly webinars in terms of time and basic costs. Anyway, at the moment and IADN account is still free, you can register and just build a profile, not pay for membership.
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    Its been free because it always provided good business leads for projects. But that seems to have subsided quite a bit in the last few years.
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