Why Heart of Clojure was special

A few weeks ago I got to attend and speak at Heart of Clojure. I met lots of online friends in person for the first time, and made some new ones too. I’ve thought a lot about how to describe it since then, and every time I come back to the word special.

Others have also posted their thoughts on Heart of Clojure: Fork This Conference, The people’s conference, The hallway track conference, Community with lots of heart, and A courageous conference?.

Here were some things that I think made Heart of Clojure so special. If you’re running a conference, consider stealing some of these ideas.

Heart of Clojure was a very special event. I can’t imagine how much work it was for Arne Brasseur, Martin Klepsch, and all of the other helpers before, during, and after the event but it paid off. Heart of Clojure felt like a very polished event, not something being put on for the first time. Thanks to everyone who organised, helped out, spoke, sponsored, and attended the conference. I hope there is another Heart of Clojure in the future, if you get a chance to go, I highly recommend it.