Edit: There looks to be enough interest to make this effort worthwile. Check out the new article for the DevDays audio. I will be updating that post as new presentations are available.

DevDays Austin audio

I took a bunch of audio yesterday and I'll put it on my blog if anyone wants it. I tried to take some video but it didn't really turn out that well. Hopefully I can get the slides from some of the speakers.


Here's the speaker list: http://stackoverflow.carsonified.com/events/austin/

EDIT: I thought this went without saying, but I'll say it anyway. I'll stream/let you download the audio files for free. No gimmicks, no advertisements, no catch... I just want to share the great content (especially to those of you who couldn't make it).

Update: I emailed every speaker and asked explicit permission to post their talk. Jason Cohen already gave his approval and I'm waiting on everyone else.

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    Is this...legal? – Thomas Owens Oct 15 '09 at 19:38
  • @Thomas good question, I don't know why it wouldn't be... I'm going to be asking everyone for a copy of their slides anyway, so I guess they could always ask me to take it down (which I would, without hesitation). That's kind of the point of the presentations though, to share knowledge. But - admittedly - I am working off of an assumption. – Robert Greiner Oct 15 '09 at 19:44
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    Well Joel+Co have an interest in people paying to go to the next dev days - they are losing out if people decide to listen online instead of paying to go (Yes at $99 everyone is going to go if there is an event locally). Also the speakers are paid to appear and give these talks - they could lose out if you listen to them online rather than pay to go to a conference they are presenting at. – Martin Beckett Oct 15 '09 at 22:07
  • I'm not saying that it is prohibited in this case but it definitely can be. Many speakers do not allow their talks to be recorded and re-broadcast in their entirety. I would go as far as to say that, for more-popular speakers, re-broadcast is prohibited more often than not. – Robert Cartaino Oct 15 '09 at 23:33
  • @mgb that is a good point, although people like @alex were never going to go anyway, and now they can benefit from the knowledge shared at DevDays. – Robert Greiner Oct 15 '09 at 23:39
  • @Robert good point, I'm going to email each speaker individually and let them know what I'm planning. This way, I can get slides etc... from everyone. Thanks for the info. – Robert Greiner Oct 15 '09 at 23:39
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    It might be quicker to e-mail Joel Spolsky. He'll know what sort of agreement they have about re-broadcast. – Robert Cartaino Oct 15 '09 at 23:58
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    Please seeeeeeed! – random Oct 16 '09 at 14:52
  • If you get permission it's probably fine to post it, but you may want to wait til all the DevDays are done as a courtesy to Joel and team! – kanamekun Oct 20 '09 at 20:48

I's say a lot of people would be interested in this. I for one can't come to any of the DevDays (the closest on is 1700 km away), but I'd like to hear what's been talked about.

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    this is exactly what I was looking for. I just wanted to ask around first as a sanity check. If it helps one person then I'll do it. – Robert Greiner Oct 15 '09 at 19:41
  • Yeah, even I would love it ... I'm two continents away from the nearest devdays... :( – aviraldg Oct 16 '09 at 9:50
  • check post update – Robert Greiner Oct 20 '09 at 17:42
  • Thank you! I know what I'll be doing today :) – alex Oct 21 '09 at 5:01

Sure, I for one would be interested! (I just hope it's ok with the speakers and organisers to publish them.)

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Now if someone would just post the keynote video of Joel abusing his employees like a high school track coach.

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  • haha, no joke. That was hilarious. – Robert Greiner Oct 20 '09 at 17:43
  • check the post update if you're interested in the audio. – Robert Greiner Oct 20 '09 at 17:45

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