If you've never been to a technical conference, you might be tempted to think it's the time out of the office and the free lunches that get people excited. Not that I'm opposed to a free lunch, but that's not even remotely why technical conferences are amazing. In fact, sometimes the lunch food is the worst part. But the conversation over lunch? Well, it could easily turn out to be the most important conversation you've had all year.
A chance to learn new tricks
The first and foremost reason to go to technical conferences is to learn new technical tricks.
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