This is just a short summary of the stats from Web Rebels last year. We are very proud to have attendees from both North-America and Oceania, that is just amazing! Transparency in everything we do is very important to us and in an effort to be more open port of the infographic shows how we spend our money. We thought it was better to do that, than to just make our budget spreadsheet available online. However, if you’re an organizer or someone with a passion for budgets then by all means we can help you out by making it available to you :)
We have always been a community conference, and we value the amazing developer community. Community groups have been getting a share of previous years’ profit, and we try to provide as much help as we can to meetup organizers throughout the year.
Thus it is only natural for us to join this community of conferences. It enables us to work together with other organizers around the world to create an even better Web Rebels conference. It also signals that we share the common values of the JSConf family of conferences.
In short, nothing. We will run our conference the way we always have. The only difference is that we will be able to make the conference even better. Thanks to the JSConf and JSConf EU organizers for being a huge inspiration, and for their continued efforts in raising the bar when it comes to organizing technology conferences!
Hope to see you all in May 22nd-23rd, Oslo, Norway!
Once again everyone attending the conference made Web Rebels a magical experience and we love you all for making it such a great event!
Without the continuous work of community efforts such as Meetup groups holding a conference would be so much harder. We are standing on the shoulders of the giants who host these events every month throughout the year. Last year we had some money to spare after and we wanted to acknowledge the great efforts by the groups who are active in Scandinavia. We also gave away free tickets for meetup groups throughout Europe to give away to raffle.
This year we’re proud to announce that we once again have some spare cash to help out!
How did it go last year?
We supported some Meetups which approached us: Nodejs Oslo, Grensesnittet Trondheim and Framsia Meetup in Oslo. Paying simple things like the Meetup registration fees, but also sponsoring the transportation and acomodation of speakers. This year we hope to broaden our reach and help out groups in Scandinavia. If you run one, just let us know!
This year we actually managed to put up a guide for people attending our conference. It contains some of the organizers favorite places and it is not in any way sponsored by those listed there.
Originally it was intended to show all the low budget stuff available in Oslo. However some of the places listed are not quite in that category. Most of the places are in the medium range in Oslo, but we will work harder next year for an even better guide to low budget stays in Oslo.
Web Rebels 2012 was a blast! We are still buzzing with excitement after having hosted our first ever conference. It was an amazing two days and we couldn’t have done this without the support of some of the web developer community in Norway. Our community is as viral as ever and a lot of brilliant people are putting in a lot of work. We know that pulling the strings in a community can be a lot of work and without financial support you can not accomplish everything you want to.
We love you, and we want to show it!
There are many ways to help a community achieve its goals, and there are many ways to give back. The Web Rebels Conference would not have been possible without the help of the community, and we want to help you guys reach your goals.
Therefore it is with immense pleasure that we can announce that a percentage of the money left from ticket sales will be going back into the meet up groups that helped us through our first year.
This year 30% of the profits made through ticket sales will be available for meet up groups!
Currently there are three meetup groups we are helping:
How does this work?
Very few things in life come without limitations, and we have set some very simple rules which one must apply with to be legid for receiving some funding. Head over to the Web Rebels community page for the gory details.
Where do I apply?
If you’re hosting a meetup and want us to support you head over to the Web Rebels community page where everything is laid out.
Is this for groups in Norway only?
No, we can do this if you host a web developer meetup in any Scandinavian country.
We had some help shooting videos from all the talks and here are the results. All the videos will be up on our Vimeo channel for those of you who weren’t able to make it. Enjoy!
We’re doing the accounting thing these days and one of the funny things to look at is the beer tab from the party :) The party was amazing and we really enjoyed hanging out with everyone. We figured it’d be interesting to see what kind of beer taste the Rebels have. Below is the top 9 beer brands consumed using what is called the “bong system” in Norwegian.
- 161 Ringes Lager 0.5l on tap
- 79 Paulander
- 68 Herslev
- 45 Brooklyn Lager
- 39 Bulmer Sider
- 37 Sol
- 35 Carlsberg
- 33 Ægir IPA
- 23 Alhambra
- 24 Brookly IPA
As you can see, we had a pretty good time hanging out. Having a nice selection of beers is no necessity, but it doesn’t hurt either
Phew, the conference is over and all that remains is to prepare videos and pay the bills. Thanks to everyone who helped make this an inspiring and fucking awesome conference. We loved every minute of hosting the conference and talking/partying with all of you was great fun. The range of topics and types of talks presented by you guys was mind blowing and is such an inspiration going forward.
Thanks and hope to see you at WR 2013!
We got a tiny bit of press for our conference. Thanks a lot to Trygve of Arktekk who made that happen :)
Over here is the original post in Norwegian