TechBash 2016 is a brand new developer conference taking place on September 28-30, 2016. I’m one of the organizers along with a small group of friends from the developer community. TechBash will feature great presentations for you by a variety of awesome speakers from around the country. Our venue, the Kalahari Resort is really cool. It is a brand new Resort, Conference Center, and 100,000 sq. ft. indoor water park! TechBash is located in the Pocono Mountains in PA. That means it’s not only a beautiful setting but it’s close to many people living in the northeastern US. It’s less than a 2 hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, and northern NJ. And this location is still within reasonable driving distance of many other cities in the northeast!
Our goal is to inspire our attendees to build great things. At TechBash, we are building an environment that is designed for attendees to get the most out of the event. In the many sessions at TechBash you will learn all sorts of new things. But we know that a lot of great things happen outside of the talks as well. That is why we will have a great attendee lounge that will have plenty of space for you to hang out and talk with old friends and new. It will provide a great place for speakers and attendees to have follow up talks after sessions. There will be snacks and coffee. And it will also include our Hack Lab and our vendors as well. The Hack Lab is a space for our attendees, speakers and sponsors to collaborate, brain storm, hack and even demo the results!
TechBash is a community driven, non profit event (although not a charity) organized by the TechBash Foundation.
If you are already hooked, just register (registration info is below)! And please read on if you need a bit more convincing…
Content is Key!
Location, Location, Location
As I said above, TechBash is pretty close for many people in the northeastern US. Sure, those of you from NYC to Philly are all set with a simple 2 hour drive. But if you are from DC to Boston to Pittsburg and beyond, this location is a reasonable drive for a 3 day event! Here are some drive times (according to Google Maps – your times may vary ). No air travel required!
|City||Drive Time||City||Drive Time||City||Drive Time|
|Toms River, NJ||2:19||Syracuse, NY||2:28||Albany, NY||2:58|
|New Haven, Ct||2:49||Baltimore, MD||3:14||Wash. DC||4:01|
|Providence, RI||4:24||Buffalo, NY||4:43||Boston, MA||4:48|
Ok, so you are headed out for a 3 day tech conference. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun too! We’ll fry your brain all day long with tons of great content that you can take back to the office and put to good use. But in the evenings, why not enjoy the 100,000 square foot indoor water park? TechBash is hosted at the brand new Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. Yeah, it’s a state of the art conference center and great hotel. But they have restaurants, a Spa, an arcade, indoor mini-golf, hiking and more. Oh, did I mention the 100,000 square foot indoor water park?
Is this a family event?
Yes and no. We know that other similar conferences have kids’ tracks and family content. Plus, there is the water park. While the venue is certainly family friendly, TechBash won’t have any family content in year one but it is part of our long term plan. Let’s get through one year with content for the “big kids” only. But if you want to bring your family, please do so! We are sure they will have fun!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Want to help out while you are at TechBash?
Yeah, we’ll need some help running this event. If you want to help out, sign up, there is a simple form on the bottom of the website.
The most important part: Registration
Registration is easy, there are two simple steps:
- Click here to purchase a conference ticket on EventBrite.
- Book a room at the Kalahari. Just call 1-855-356-9208 and mention TechBash to get the best rate.
Thanks for reading. I’ll post more information about TechBash soon.