Twelve years ago, Chariot Solutions devised a plan to create a new technology conference in the Philadelphia region. Back then, several members of our team had been presenters (and attendees) at various conferences around the country, such as Java One on the West Coast. They wanted to bring that knowledge back to the developers and other technologists in our area.
What started as a 1 day, 2 track event became one of the largest developer conferences in the Mid-Atlantic. And for the last 12 years, the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference (ETE) has been able to curate talks and bring in speakers in our field that have been responsible for changing how software is developed. Through ETE each year, we have been able to bring the technical community in Philadelphia together.
Although we have sold out every year and have been able to book great speakers, the last few years it has become more difficult to find the content speakers to fit the vision of Philly ETE. The conference landscape has shifted, with more and more regional and tech specific events, and the definition of emerging technology has changed.
Our team has decided it is best to take a year off to assess how we can continue to put on this conference to the standard our attendees have come to expect.
In the meantime, Chariot will be exploring and experimenting with new formats and events. These are not a replacement for Philly ETE, but these events will allow Chariot to continue to practice our values of learning and giving back to the community.
The first of these events will be the IoT Fusion conference on April 5. We will have more information on this event in the next week.
We appreciate our community which has supported our efforts and look forward to seeing where these new events take us.