Aaron Quint, pictured above, co-founder of Catskills Conf gives his insights
Big city living is not for everyone. The rush, the noise, the lunch queues, the traffic, the crazy rent, food bills that make you weep, all of which comes together to whisper, “just keeping city living real for you, pal.”
There's a risk that only hosting tech events in large cities can contribute to a lack of tech diversity. Catering only to economically comfortable, tech-literate city dwellers isolates rural dwellers from becoming part of the tech conversation.
The main fear that prevents people from leaving the likes of New York or London is that they'll be isolated from like-minded people. But, is it possible to replicate the openness and exchange of ideas that cities provide?
Aaron Quint, co-founder of Catskills Conf, argues that it is. His approach is to attract that tech knowledge from major cities to his regional event whilst involving locals in the organisation of it.