A lot of times, I go to technical conferences and see a lot of people that appear to be treating the whole thing as a holiday. In times past, that sensation has really frustrated me, because early in my career I worked for companies that didn’t see the value in sending people to conferences. I would fight and claw for the right to go to a technical conference, and spend every spare second trying to squeeze more value out of the experience, hoping it would encourage my employer to send me to more. Then I would see all the people treating it as an excuse to slack off, sleep in late, and generally treat the experience as if it were a giant party; and I just knew my bosses would see the same behaviors, and think twice about sending their employees.
Enter the Virtual Conference
In recent years, the online or “virtual” conference has gained a lot of steam as a way for employers to invest in their people without sending them on an all-expenses paid vacation. Because so much of my time is spent in the AEM world, I am particularly interested in Adobe’s AEM-specific virtual conference, IMMERSE. This year looks to be another great entry in the series.
Over the course of 4 days, Adobe will host over 90 technical sessions presented by various members of the AEM community, including Adobe employees, technology partners, and others. The sessions will be spread over 3 timezones (Pacific Standard Time for the Americas, British Summer Time for Europe, and India Standard Time for APAC) and cover 3 tracks
- Beginner: These are developer-focused sessions for those who may be new to the Adobe Experience Manager ecosystem, or perhaps those looking to round out their understanding.
- Advanced: For experienced developers who are looking to expand their skillset, adopt best-practices, discover the latest features, or learn about new and exciting tools and technques.
- Operations: This is a great track for SREs, DevOps, or other operational engineering resources to learn about deploying, maintaining, monitoring, and operating the AEM platform and its supporting technologies.
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The sessions run from June 12th through the 15th, and you can register for only $75, which covers both the live sessions and later re/viewing as on-demand.