Actually I don’t know how quickly Developer Day 5 sold out in. It was announced on May 30th and I noticed on June 2nd the registration page had a notice on it that any further registrations would be going directly onto the wait list. 350 (approx) developers signed up and packed out the venue in less than 4 days. That is simply amazing.
What is more interesting is that this event is taking place on a Saturday (out side office hours basically), so everyone attending is doing so in their own time. Developers are recognising that they need to keep their skills current.
I also know that there are quite a few people travelling, at their own expense, from Scotland. I’m sure there will be people traveling from the north of England also. So people are willing to put their hands in their pockets for somewhere in the region of £200+ expenses to go to this.
What gets me is that for the most part individual people are paying for this themselves. And for the most part it is their employer that is going to benefit. I wonder how many employers are actually helping their employees pay for this?
NOTE: This blog entry was rescued from the Google Cache. It was originally dated Sunday 3rd June, 2007.