were only conferences by IT vendors • It began with the desire to promote knowledge and interaction among developers • It aimed to cover various technologies from a neutral standpoint. Developers Summit 2003 https://codezine.jp/devsumi/2003
topics • Examples of theme – SHARE YOUR FUN! (Developers Summit 2019) – We are New Normal (Developers Summit 2021) • Examples of sessions – Software Testing for Software Developer – Eﬀective Remote Working – Case studies of product development – Solving technical debt – DX in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government • We organized content committee made up of engineers from outside my company
could ask questions directly to speakers after sessions • Booth – sponsors could communicate directly with participants • Reception party – speakers, sponsors, and participants could gather and interact These are places like a reunion, and to meet new people.
it would be diﬃcult to get the cooperation of the speakers and content committee members – because online events do not create the same sense of excitement as real venues • I was worried that if I couldn't provide the same level of experience online, some of them would leave.
is not only about inputting the latest trends, but also about promoting interaction – I felt that the chat stream was not enough • There was also a need from the sponsors to communicate directly with the participants • I wanted to realize “Ask the Speaker”, booths, and a reception party
get the cooperation of the content committee members as before • We held meetings in Zoom with all members • We had active discussions in various places in parallel, such as in person, in the chat box, and on the spreadsheet – We could more smoothly than ever before
six conferences so far during COVID-19 • At ﬁrst, we just delivered sessions, but we gradually took on a new challenge • The continuous challenge in smaller events will be utilized when taking on new challenges in larger events
great success – The number of registrations was 1.5 times more than last year • All the speakers gave their best and gave excellent presentations, even online • Speakers, sponsors, and attendees all enjoyed the Developers Summit – We were able to take on new challenges without hesitation