Besides the insanity? It’s fun. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t do it. God knows it isn’t for the money.
Yeah the presentations can be a pain to come up with, and coming up with topics to present on is probably my least favorite part of doing all this. But sharing the information that I know, and being able to learn more through it thanks to my NDA is just awesome.
What really makes all this work worthwhile is when I get emails from people saying that the information that they learned from an article or session helped them with their job, or to fix a problem that they were having.
And that right there is why I do it.