BizCraft Episode 54: Producing events & running it like a business

BizCraft Ep.54

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About the Show

This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

Just a general catch up show. We haven’t talked in a while, so we’re being selfish and just talking about stuff. But in the process we got into talking about running events and how we do those as a full on business approach.

– The last Iron Yard Cohort of the year 2015.
– How the classes work & what graduates get.
– Hybrid Conf (In Ireland)
– Carl was the Emcee at Hybrid, what that was like.
– Tattoos?
– Conferences as Businesses: what does it take?
BlendConf being canceled
Giant Conf “Tiny Giant” events being canceled
– Hybrid Conf vs. Frontend Conf
– The difference between a “one off conference” and a “professional series” event.
– Great things that come out of events that keep us doing them.

Beers From Show:
Gene: New Belgium Tripel
Carl: Founder’s Dirty Bastard


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.