…semester of teaching students these tools, they were able to successfully do great things; however, training needed to learn these tools requires a large investment — -time most people not specializing in software engineering/infrastructure do not have.
… the simple problem of installing and configuring software tools and dependencies was for everyone. The combination of versions and variations in tools, programming language, services, and operating system creates immense complexity.
Most events struggle with it, especially once they scale. Many people we spoke to, find it extremely hard to connect in a meaningful way at big events and if they go, they prefer the satellite events. Our mission for the next years is to make PIRATE Summit the best event for meaningful exchange and connections in the startup community.