MAX is always one of my favorite shows of the year. It was my first big show as a community member and as an employee it’s become a great gathering of the community as well as a fun way to show off what’s coming. This year, I’m going to be a lot more involved because I’m taking part of the reigns from Ted and running the content side of things. Because of that, I want to make sure we have the most kick ass sessions and speakers as possible from the community.
Last year we did a call for topics but it got a little bit difficult to manage because there were some topics that the community submitted that overlapped with what the engineers where planning to talk about and there were some things the community didn’t know about and couldn’t submit for. So this year we’re doing a call for speakers instead. The idea is that instead of picking people based on topics, we’ll pick them largely based on their speaking chops, and then either use the session they mentioned or work with them to put them into a session that they are excited about giving.