If you’re like me, you love to learn. And in our industry, a primary way of learning involves attending conferences.
However, if you’re like me, you never have the time to actually attend them. (In my case, the fact that I live far away from where many conferences take place is an additional hindrance.)
Fortunately, a very large number of talks at modern conferences are recorded. This means that even if you didn’t attend a conference, you can still enjoy (and learn from) the talks that were there.
However, this leads to a new and different problem: There are too many talks for any one person to watch. How can you find things that are interesting and relevant?
My latest side project aims to solve this problem, at least in part: DailyTechVideo.com offers, as its name implies, a high-quality, thought-provoking talk about technology each day. To date, almost all of the talks reflect the technologies that are of interest to me, which typically means that they are open source programming languages, databases, or Web application frameworks. But I have tried to include conference videos that have provoked and prodded my thinking, and which are likely to be helpful for other professionals in the computer industry. Moreover, I’m hoping to receive suggestions from people who have seen interesting videos in fields with which I’m less familiar (e.g., hardware or robotics), who can help me to improve my own understanding and knowledge.
And if you can suggest videos to include, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet me at @ReuvenMLerner or @DailyTechVideo. I already have another 4-5 weeks of videos queued up, but I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting ones.