Hi Andyy! Thank you for sharing the story behind organising Playgrounds. You are making a great stuff for your local community :)
I would appreciate your thoughts on several questions, that I have:
1. Did you quit your full time job for making the conference?
From your article it’s obvious, that organising the conference takes a looooot of time. And do you make everything by yourself or with some volunteering team?
2. Should you pay speakers for coming?
You mentioned fly and hotels, but does somebody ask for some payment?
I know, that for business conferences organisers do pay to the speakers (that is how many “business people” make money). So I curious how it works for iOS conferences.
Thanks again and good luck!