Episode 18 Music City Tech 2018

Episode 18 – Music City Tech 2018

Today we’ve got a special episode for our listeners. This past weekend, we attended Music City Tech, which is a 3 day local tech conference in Nashville, held this year at Vanderbilt University. If you’re been tuning into recent episodes, you know we’ve been gearing up for this event for several weeks, and discuss it at length in Episode 16.

The conference was our “sharpening the tools” for this week, as the conference sessions are a great way to explore new topics and skills. Erin, what was your favorite takeaway from the event?

Erin and Dave recap the sessions and lessons that stood out to them the most from the conference.

This week we wanted to bring you some voices, live from the conference of people involved. We spoke with attendees, speakers and crew about their experiences – and wanted to share those with you if you weren’t able to make it out yourselves.

7:37 – Aaron Wilcoxon is a conference attendee we met who was visiting from Maryland

13:34 – Cass Van Gelder is an Agile Coach/Scrum Master in Nashville and led a workshop called Throne of Games: Creating Your Own Agile Games. Cass is on Twitter as @agileismyname_o

19:14 – Rodney Norris is a Nashville developer and conference attendee, who has also been involved with Nodevember, and is a host on the NashDev podcast.

24:02 – Gaines Kergosien has been the director and lead organizer of Music City Code since it first began in 2015. He was gracious enough to sit down with me for a few minutes to talk about what all goes into planning a conference like this.

Interview with Gaines

Interview with Gaines

32:30 – Deanna Vickers has been involved in the planning and production of several local conferences for years, and helped me first get involved years ago. You can read Deanna’s recent LinkedIn post about why volunteering is good for your career!

We hope you enjoyed hearing these snippets from conference attendees, straight from the trenches! If you were able to attend, or have a great conference experience you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you!

This conference would not have been possible without the hard work of the volunteers, crew members, organizers and sponsors that worked together to make this event flow smoothly. So I want to give a shout out to all of those individuals that made this conference a success.

For more information about Music City Tech, or if you’re interested in volunteering for next year’s conference, you can visit http://musiccitytech.com/ for more information. We also highly encourage you to check out conferences in your area, as a great way to network and get plugged into your local tech community.

39:49 – Erin reveals her big exciting news!

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