Convince Your Boss

8 Reasons to Make Them Say “Yes!” to attend JSCamp 2018

We all know why attending at least one annual developer event is a great idea. An opportunity to network, learn, share, present, raise profile, discover — the list of positive benefits attributes is long. On the minus side is expense and time spent out of the regular work environment. Travel, accommodation and registration fees can be hefty expenses and not everyone has an automatic budget for this kind of work. Workloads can topple out of balance when key members are away for even a handful of days.

We do our best to ensure that your experience at JSCamp is equal parts educational and engaging, so that when you leave you’re informed, inspired, and equipped with practical, ready-to-implement solutions to solve your company’s greatest challenges.

For this to be possible, you first need to convince your manager that it’s worth it. If you’re looking for help with that message, you’ve come to the right place.

Eight Reasons to Attend JSCamp:

  1. Sharpen the Saw: The idea is that sometimes you have to take a break from the “work” of your work to sharpen your skills. A dull axe won’t cut a tree nearly as effectively as a sharp one. Learn what works (and what doesn’t) in the real world. Let someone else’s hard-earned experience be your guide. With case studies and tales from the trenches, you’ll learn best practices, save time, and dodge the pitfalls that have vexed others. Meeting people facing the same problems encourages working together towards a common solution.
  2. Find inspiration: Be part of the conversation shaping the Web. JSCamp is where important conversations take place and where big ideas explode into being. You’ll come away inspired and eager to test what you’ve learned.
  3. Meet the community: Make valuable connections. Sometimes it’s about taking a selfie with someone who’s influenced you or sharing a business idea with someone you admire, or making a connection that can lead to finding your next mentor. JSCamp is designed to make networking easy, even if networking doesn’t come naturally to you. A large event with a small-community event feel, AngularCamp provides ample opportunities to meet and compare experiences with others.
  4. Great IRL Opportunities : Social media keeps us connected to our peers who are both local and “from away.” However, there’s no substitution for meeting someone IRL (in real life). JSCamp provides great opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. Over coffee, lunch, or cocktails, you may make a connection with the perfect provider or prospect. At a breakout session, you may find yourself sitting next to your next customer, mentor or coworker.
  5. Break Out of Your Comfort Zone: Going hand-in-hand with the previous reason, live events force you to break out of your comfort zone. While there are those among us who are born networkers, for many of us live events, and other people can be a challenge. But breaking out of our comfort zones is just the type of action we need to take to break out of old ways of thinking that have got us in a rut in our businesses. If you’re absolutely terrified of the idea of going to a conference, bring a coworker so you won’t feel completely on your own. JSCamp it’s the ultimate conference retreat for your team!
  6. Aim for the future: Be among the first to hear about emerging technologies and explore what’s on the horizon with the visionaries of the web platform.
  7. Innovate: There will be a lot of sessions in the threee days of JSCamp. These sessions include visionary keynotes, deep-dive technical lectures, and presentations. Get new ideas by thinking outside the box in a dynamic, inspiring environment like Barcelona.
  8. Bring it all home: You’ll leave JSCamp empowered, energized, and informed. Commit to a post-event briefing for staff so that best practices and tactics can be shared. Implement those ready-to-use strategies and tools you acquired at JSCamp. JSCamp provides a unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun into a single package. It encourages you to grow and challenge yourself.

And if you’re the manager, allowing your employees to get out of the office, gain confidence in their ability, and bring fresh ideas back to the business is just an investment in your own company.

We hope you’ve found these tips helpful! Help other readers of this blog post; please share any other methods below that you’ve found to be successful.

This blog was inspired by the three articles below. Check them out for more great tips on how to convince your manager to let you attend a conference:
https://www.classy.org/blog/convince-your-boss-attend-a-conference/
http://www.idoinspire.com/blog/bid/62124/How-to-Convince-Your-Boss-to-Send-You-to-a-Conference
http://www.inc.com/jeremy-goldman/how-to-convince-your-boss-to-send-you-to-a-conference.html