A special thank you from the Executive Director to the attending dev community, presenters, internal team, sponsors, enthusiasts, volunteers, event team, students, and other stakeholders for making Devcon3 a huge success. The video of all sessions from the Main Hall and Breakout Hall will be posted on the Ethereum Foundation YouTube channel as soon as our post-production team finishes them. We brought a post-production team to the venue to start work onsite as soon as the raw footage was handed over, due to the large number of presentations to process. This year there were four days of presentations instead of three, so the team is working hard to cut, edit, render, and upload the videos. Keep an eye out for a tweet from @ethereumproject in the next 7-10 days!
We also engaged vendors to deliver free live streaming of the main stage presentations for those who couldn’t attend the venue, and by all accounts, it went well for those with a good internet connection. Photos taken by the official Devcon3 photographers are being prepared to be shared online early next week.
As the Executive Director, it was a pleasure to plan and execute the annual developers conference, and I was equally thrilled to engage with the development community. It took a lot of effort and planning to meet the high expectations for Devcon3, and we scaled up the event multiple times to accommodate the unprecedented demand. The capacity of the venue was increased to safely accommodate close to 2000 people, and for the first time, we provided a second presentation hall, a press room, various meeting rooms, and customized sponsor booths.
The event was hosted in Cancun, which was the best location to provide the needed services, and the venue was devoid of security incidents. The organization sourced everything locally to reduce the carbon footprint and support the local economy, and we gave preference to locals for volunteer opportunities.
Devcon has come a long way in the last three years, and we are looking into ways to improve it further. Next year, we hope to use RFID passes and increase the capacity of the second hall. It was a great success, and we are grateful for the ongoing support and enthusiasm from our community.