I would personally like to thank the organizers whose hard work made the conference possible. Hundreds of hours of work went into organizing this conference. Al Tenhundfeld, Trish Mahan, Gaelen Kash, and A’braham Barakhyahu put a ton of time and effort into making this conference a reality. Without their hard work it wouldn’t have happened.
In addition to the organizers, we also had a wonderful group of volunteers that gave up their sleep and arrived at the conference in the wee hours of the morning to help us get everything setup and get everyone checked in. The volunteers made the registration process go incredibly smoothly, and for that we are immensely grateful.
I would also like to thank our sponsors for taking a chance on a first year conference! For those who have been involved in conferences in the past, you probably know that conferences are expensive! Especially hosting it at a nice facility like the Westin. Altria was our gold sponsor, which had a huge impact on the conference. Our silver sponsors were Snagajob, CapTech, Singlestone, Carmax, and Simple Thread (that’s us!). Our bronze sponsors were Vaco, maconit, and RTS Labs. I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but without these sponsors, the conference would not have happened. The ticket sales alone are nowhere near enough to pay for a conference like this.
So, thank you RVA! You made this conference a huge success!