I used to enjoy going to conferences. Vendors trying to push their technologies, management that didn't know anything falling for the smooth talk of salesmen. Me staying in a nice hotel with all expenses paid. my getting my name on the register, walking in the door to pick up my badge and thick book of conference notes before I took the company paid hire car and drove off into the distance looking for places where I could watch girls. Yeah I am sorry to tell my old bosses that although I did work very hard all of those conferences I went to were just used as a way for me to get mini vacations and I gained nothing from any of them. Not that there was much to gain in the first place. Sadly I feel 2017 will be the last year of the blockchain conference vacations as management realize the stuff is nothing more than hype and they cut back on expenses 🙁
In the mean time I'm hopefully that 2017 will be best year for bitcoin ever once more people realize BU is just hype by a lunatic and a highly paid developer (Chief Scientist) who is happy to lose all his reputation and be the laughing stock of the industry for a huge financial reward.