What’s in it for me?
Here are some reasons why joining us is a great idea:
It’s fun! Seriously. You get to make new friends and do something that actively benefits the people who participate in our events.
It’s a great way to learn about new technologies. Before we design workshops or tech talks, we need to do research on the topics. This is a great way for us to learn new things. If you’ve always been looking for a chance to learn Rust, why not do it now with the goal of hosting a Rust workshop? That way you will not only be more motivated, but you will also develop a deeper understanding of what you’re trying to learn (teaching is ironically always the best way to learn).
Networking. Organizing events involves forming connections with people - the sponsors, the jury, the speakers, the participants. This is a great way to increase your network, and the author of this page speaks from experience when he says that these connections have opened up some new opportunities for him in the past.
It’s a great way to improve your soft skills. Time management, teamwork, project management and networking are all a natural part of what we do. But there will also be plenty of opportunities to improve your speaking skills - you could even host your own workshop. Keep in mind these are only opportunities - we don’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do.
Last but not least, it’s a great addition to your CV.
Still not convinced? Maybe some cool videos will change that: