I’ve been to my fair share of seminars, and one thing that always happens is there’s a clique of us comparatively talkative kinds (I assume as speakers, we have a tendency to feel empowered), and a whole lot, and I mean a good deal of really silent and reserved fellows, looking like Ed Sheeran queueing around meet Ed Sheeran
I feel you if you’re one of those introverts. I used to be like that. In many scenarios I am, and so far as I know, there no definitive treatment. Sometimes, the important deterrent is clear expertise of the individual you don’t dare speak to (almost always fake – everyone you ever meet will understand something you don’t), sometimes it’s merely general awkwardness (/me raises hand), but nonetheless, it usually finishes with cliques being formed and all of the introverts being largely left behind.
Why I believe a conference such as this one is introvert paradise that’s. Not only has the monetary hurdle for attending been completely removed, but it also puts speakers and all attendees into an environment that is, by default, comfy to all. We’ll shy away from socializing with folks face to face, but most of us will discuss our fingers off when in chat mode.
Other advantages of online conventions include code sharing that is easier for discussing and demoing, discussing several contexts with several groups in once, attending in your knickers, and much more.
Allowed, there are several disadvantages to conferences that are internet.
For one, the communication flow is slower and less genuine.
While code sharing is simpler, demo it isn’t – I’ve where I coded something right in the front of someone who said they did the same thing, simply to show that it does really work, been in several situations. I’ve also been on the receiving end of such instructions.
Meeting with people in person leaves a much more whole feeling – it’s easier to assess their knowledge and mental compatibility to you personally, and to remember people that way.
Not one of those are dealbreakers, given the purchase price of the seminar under consideration and also the common degree of expertise in the speaker section, but still worth keeping in mind. I definitely encourage you to try and attend as many seminars as possible online and offline. Whatever their advantages and pitfalls, both can only benefit you. Join introvert single hippies online to make friendship.