. And it turned into this post. I wanted to try and pull out what parts of this post I found "presumptuous and insulting". https://twitter.com/#!/polotek/status/188329891463303169
. I apologize in advance because I'm a little incensed still. But I hope it comes across as passion and not aggression.
"Suggestions included "DryConf" and "BouncyCastleConf". These tweets weren't helpful suggestions; they purposefully ignored Ryan's points and were just plain mocking him. By my reading, the first said: "you should go hang out with straightlaced, uncool teetotalers and prohibition advocates". The second said: "if you don't drink then you're a child and should go play children's games". These were just pure social aggression."
to be, and there is no restriction on them doing so.
"Put on your own conference" isn't a blow off. It is an invitation. It is trying to convey the very important idea that anyone
This is the reason why I was disappointed in Ryan's original post, despite the fact it brought up important discussion points. Because the post shouts into the void with a feeling of helplessness. As though there's no way anyone not palling around with the jsconf organizers has any say in what happens there. And that's just false. Chris Williams has made it his full time job to meet js people and create a conference that they will love. It has a lot of elements that he loves, but he is always open to suggestions on what other people would like to see. Even more so than that, he can and does help other people learn how to plan and put on their own conference. Because he recognizes that not everybody's community looks like his particular vision. He wants you to put on your own conference. He'll probably show up, and so will I. Because the