Blue Blazes
Blue Blazes
Sep 11, 2023
009: Community – featuring Clark Sell
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Clark Sell, co-founder of THAT Conference and Unspecified Software, stops by our podcast to talk with J. about community and industry conferences. During the journey through this popular topic in the software world, they share their thoughts on:

· Why conferences are worth attending

· Pros and cons of in-person vs. online events

· Networking and meeting people at conferences

· How to build a case for your boss that you should go to one

In addition to insights like these, Clark and J. have advice for conference goers and how to get started if you’re interested in speaking at events like these. Pick up some great tips and see how conferences can bolster your career and professional network in today’s episode. Check it out!

About Today’s Blue Blazes Guest

Clark Sell is a historically trained software developer, architect, and product manager who loves helping people and has found passion in building products that build communities. He is guided by a mission to create software that connects people in profound and meaningful ways. His professional experience includes working at Microsoft and Telerik. Along with his wife, Clark co-founded both Unspecified Software and THAT Conference.

THAT Conference is one of the largest family-friendly technology conferences in the world. During the pandemic, they created a SaaS platform to “connect geeks across the globe.” Also known as SUMMER CAMP FOR GEEKS®, THAT Conferences are held in-person twice a year (once in Texas, once in Wisconsin) and digitally throughout the year. To learn more about this program of peer-to-peer learning opportunities, check out the website here.

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