Linked by David Adams on Tue 15th May 2012 18:57 UTC
General Development OSNews sponsor Hewlett-Packard is extending an offer to OSNews readers who register for the upcoming HP Discover conference: "This is HP's largest global conference for customers and partners attracting 10,000 IT executives, managers, architects, engineers, and solution experts from around the world. Join them to network and explore pivotal technology developments, best practices, and strategies." Readers can get a $300 discount on registration by using this link and using the discount code: "BLOG."
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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Tue 15th May 2012 20:58 UTC
brynet
Member since:
2010-03-02

Oh, a $300 discount.. on an unspecified price.

Who can seriously justify paying to go to these conferences?

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 15th May 2012 21:23 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't know, all I know is I never get to go. My first company just sold off the consumer division the year before I was hired, making the trip for all the developers to Comdex just pointless enough to lack any credible reason for anyone to go, least of all a new hire. And likewise with my current job, prior to my hire, everyone always went to Vegas for a trade show.

Maybe I just have bad breath, talk too much about things I shouldn't in polite company, or just frighten the day walkers too much.

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by Alfman on Wed 16th May 2012 03:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

I've never gotten to go either. I'd like to experience one if I ever got a chance. I've worked for two companies that would pay for technology conferences, but only for upper managers and executives. For all I know these conferences may be intended for executives rather than IT workers. It's easy to wonder what they're doing while everyone else is back at the office working at our desks. I have a lingering suspicion that they might be unofficial company-paid vacations.

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by ricegf on Wed 16th May 2012 10:33 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

If you have any interest in Python (the programming language, not snakes), you should try a PyCon. It's inexpensive, held in normal cities, and attended by normal people in casual dress who love creating and using technology. Plus, you actually learn useful things with minimal marketing distractions.

I attend a lot of slick conferences, but I NEVER miss a Pycon!

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by Soulbender on Wed 16th May 2012 22:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

There's no PyCon where I live. Heck, there's hardly any conferences here worth bothering with ;)

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