If you read this blog regularly you might recall a previous post entitled The Problem With DDD
where I presented various ideas on solving the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper problem. To recap, the problem is that DDD is more popular than DDD can cope with. Demand dramatically exceeds supply and DDD typically sells out within a week (as DDD4 did recently). My previous thoughts on solving this problem won’t work in practice because they involve a larger investment from Microsoft or changing the event to a paid event and this would change the dynamics too much.
So here’s the latest attempt to solve this problem: DDD Online. The idea would be that for those people who either didn’t manage to get in to the live event or who live too far away from Reading to make the trip impractical the whole event would be available online as live webcasts. The online experience wouldn’t be as great as the live experience because you wouldn’t be able to network or mingle but it would be practical for many people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend and it would not represent a significant increase in costs for Microsoft.
What do you think ?