I finally heard about the almost-complete financial numbers from the Agile 2009 conference. The conference is supposed to generate enough monies for the Agile Alliance to fund research, other conferences, guest speakers, and a whole bunch of other initiatives that are on the site. I was happy, because early indications are that we did. No, I don’t have final data, and when we do, it will be up on the Alliance site.
I was explaining this to Mark, and comparing it to other conferences I’ve run, as well as other projects. With other projects, sometimes, it’s difficult to know how much revenue you can connect to a project, so I tend to look at other outcomes too, at 3-, 6-month periods, and possibly later, depending on the project.
He asked, “Doesn’t everyone do this?”
I didn’t know. Do you? Do you have access to the data? I’m curious.