Having attended various conferences in the Bay Area (notably CodeConf and Velocity), Jonathan and Duncan found themselves wishing that there were more tech conferences of that calibre accessible locally.
At dinner one evening in October 2011, they decided that they would have to hold one themselves, and since their areas of expertise revolved around DevOps and high availability, the idea of ScaleConf was born.
With Duncan leaving to work for Facebook in February 2012, they only had two and a half months to make the idea a reality.
Thanks to the expert help of Marije and Jen from Lessfuss, a bit of luck, and several willing speakers and sponsors, they organised the first conference, which was held on January 26 and 27, 2012.
ScaleConf is organized by a small team who all have regular day jobs. We could not have made this conference without the help of all the people below.
Every year the minions help us run the show on the day. Ben, Siobhan, Calvin, Julia, Jacques, Sibulele, Shaheen, Ednecia - thank you!
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