A Candid Word about Monitorama

2012-10-12 10:22:31 by jdixon

Registration for Monitorama opens up one week from today. We're in the highly unusual situation of being a first-year conference that will very likely sell out in almost as short a time as it took to plan it. However, while I'm thrilled that so many incredible people want to attend, I want to take a moment to make sure everyone fully understands what this event is truly about, and what I personally expect to come out of it.

Monitorama will be an inclusive conference. There will be no discrimination according to race, gender, sexual preference, programming language, operating system or editor. You will not be judged on your experience, your abilities as a programmer or the number of followers on GitHub. The only tacit requirement will be a passion for our shared open-source monitoring toolset and the tenacity to dig in, have fun and help advance the state of our craft over the course of this two-day event.

Many of you will write code. Some of you will work on documentation. Others will speak or present workshops to inspire the other participants and help bring focus to our mission.

Everyone who registers should do so with the understanding that they are expected to participate. Attendees are for other, lesser, conferences. Monitorama is all about getting shit done and having fun doing it. Do not let this scare you. We will all walk away from Boston knowing that there is great work yet to be done, but with the collective wisdom and progress gained from an intense program of collaboration and learning.

There are only 200 seats available for Monitorama 2013. I hope to see your name on the ledger, one week from today.

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