Those of you know who know me IRL know that I am a bit of a tech events nerd. I’ve had the opportunity to help grow a number of tech communities including HackerNest and Girl Geeks Toronto. I thoroughly love enjoy planning and attending conferences of any kind, but technology conferences bring out my inner-nerd and I relish the opportunity to geek out on the latest and greatest gadgets, devices and gizmos.
So when I was offered a ticket to this year’s Collision Conference – which coincidentally had just been moved to a new location – in New Orleans, I was stoked. Add to this, that immediately after registering I received an email asking me to invite friends (women in the tech space) to come along with me and it made for a really amazing day and ultimately the planning of a trip that would combine aspects of both business and leisure travel.
Collision is fast becoming known as America’s leading Tech conference, attracting 20,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. What I think set’s them apart from other conferences I’ve attended to date, is a strong focus on encouraging women to attend through their (now) annual Women In Tech initiative.
Want to know more? Check out some of the highlights from Day 2 below.