I know that it’ll sound a little self congratulatory and somewhat artificial, but for the first time our annual developers conference, Dev-Jam, has sold out.
This will be the eighth conference in nine years. The first one was in 2005 when I invited anyone interested to come to Pittsboro, crash at the farm, and spend the week hacking on OpenNMS. In addition to the three founders, we had four other people show up for the week (and most of them have been to every one).
This year 30 people will descend on the campus of the University of Minnesota for a week of coding and camaraderie. While the University can support more, it becomes a lot harder to manage the more people show up, and besides, I only bought 30 tickets to the Twins game, so 30 it is.