Last Friday we wrapped up our second re:develop conference, and after a weekend basking in the glow, it’s time to pay some bills, say a whole load of thank yous and jump back into the projects we have running in the studio.
First things first. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended. Without you there is no re:develop. Speakers — you did a brilliant job. Sponsors — it was great having you involved.
The event is organised by a very small team, with help from some amazing volunteers on the day. Judging by the feedback you’ve given us so far, not only did we get away with pretending to be event organisers for a second time, but more than one of you had a really enjoyable day. Hearing your comments and kind words put a smile on all our faces.
As the rain came down outside, we BBQ picnicked inside and you guys were amazing in your patience as we got everyone fed and watered ready for the afternoon. An impromptu appearance by Jimmy’s Iced Coffee just added extra rad. #KYCU!
After re:develop 2014 we set ourselves a target: To repeat the fun we’d had (no small task) and do it with a full house — at full price. We figured that if we didn’t discount a penny and still had a sold out conference, then there might really be something to all the media attention Bournemouth’s been getting of late.
Well it’s time to start taking the development community in this town very seriously, because we did exactly that. You’re the engine room of an area that’s going places, and we love being a part of it. Seeing everyone sharing ideas, asking questions and collecting t-shirts like mad dogs made all the hard work really worthwhile.
We’ll be doing #redev16 without a doubt, and we’ve got plenty of ideas already. We’ll be asking you for your feedback before you forget. Good, bad, ugly — every bit of it will help us to make sure we get the balance right for as many people as possible next time.
Thanks so much for coming.
Tom, Jon and Em