Panels are almost always awful. “Let’s just go down the line and say a few words about ourselves” – and half an hour of everyone’s life is duly destroyed.
It's rare to see an honest, comprehensive breakdown of what's wrong with conferences. It can be seen as disrespectful when, in fact, it comes from a place of constructive criticism that aims to make the industry more beneficial and enjoyable.
Here, Andrew Betts breaks down, in no uncertain terms, the steps he took to use Edge conf as a vehicle to ameliorate some of the stressers on the tech conference scene, successfully.