LessConf is Dead, Long Live LessConf!

By Rob Warner  //  Development  //  1 Comment

Today begins the last day of the last LessConf. Ever. And we mourn her passing.

Although Steve and Allan, Lords of LessConf, have stated clearly that 2013 marks the last LessConf, they haven’t explained why the run ends today. Is it too much work? Are they just tired of it and ready to move on? Does it drain them emotionally, physically, financially, or otherwise? Too burdensome on their families? Too much distraction to their core business? Have they tired of trying to top themselves, year after year, and fear the pity given to aging athletes who hang on too long? They may explain someday — perhaps even today — but they may not even know themselves.

So, we celebrate LessConf, which has paraded a diversity of speakers that have inspired, instructed, explained, confessed, pleaded, and slammed us out of our comfort zones. It has brought together creative, bright, friendly, successful, and passionate minds. It’s afforded experiences pleasant, jarring, and decidedly memorable. Thank you, Steve. Thank you Allan. Thank you, Anna. Thank you speakers and sponsors and organizers and entertainers and all who gave of themselves to scream to us that ordinary sucks. Boring ain’t acceptable. Be great. Do something that matters. Change the world.

And, um, thank you, Hampton, for taking us to the moon.

May the spirit of LessConf live on!

1 Comment to “LessConf is Dead, Long Live LessConf!”

  • Having only gone to one LessConf (2012), I am saddened by this news…Allan and Steve are great people, they will change the world in another way, and for that we ALL eagerly await…

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I'm Rob Warner, and I'm a software developer. I live in Jacksonville, Florida, and work for Availity, LLC. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Availity.