Poll: Do you attend development conferences?

Some developers skip tech conferences because of the admission fees, the work they'll miss, or the travel expenses. Take the poll to let us know if you make a point to attend development conferences.

I will be giving two presentations (Rapid application development with the OutSystems Agile Platform and Consulting/Freelancing Lessons Learned) at the Carolina Code Camp in Charlotte, NC on May 14, 2011. This will be my third year attending the conference, and each time it is pretty full.

I can see why people skip a tech event that they need to take time off to get to and that costs money, but it is hard to argue (in my mind) with attending a free, local event on a weekend. I get to at least one Code Camp and two or three other free events in my area every year. What about you?