Can you believe it’s been one full decade since we gathered in Denver, Colorado for the very first GopherCon? When we started the conference in 2014, we were hoping for 350 attendees and ended up with close to 800. Let’s just say… chaos ensued, but it was the most magical mayhem!
After five years in Denver, we decided to take our show on the road in 2019 and landed in San Diego for the first time. With three tracks of amazing talks, an unforgettable gathering on the deck of the USS Midway, and nearly 1,700 attendees, it was an awesome start to our “Road Show”.
As 2020 approached, we were anticipating close to 2,000 attendees in Orlando, Florida, but, as it usually does, the universe had other plans. The next few years were rough, to say the least. While going virtual felt like a brilliant solution in the beginning, I’m sure many of you share our sentiment that virtual gatherings went from “Genius!” to “Not again!?” real fast!