I need your help on this….
So far our Data Science Day was a FREE community event in Berlin supported by fantastic sponsors! For DSDay 1 and 2 this worked out great! Those who registered came to our event, those you couldn´t attend sent me an email and gave others the chance to join…
That´s how it should be!
But….This did not work out at our 3. event in December 12, our 3. DSDay on “Data Journalism”! The event was fully booked after a couple of days – I was really in “panic mode” that our rooms might not fit (as I didn´t get that many cancellations as I did for the other 2 events) – and then….only 60% of you came… :-(
And – far worse – 10+ people on the waiting list couldn´t attend our event this time although they “really” were interested!!! Not good!!! :-(
So, honestly I am thinking about charging for the event so that a “no show” hurts a little bit….what do you think?
DSDay is a great event, again we´ll have fantastic speakers here in April, it´s definitely worth a little bit of money!!
At the moment I think about…
giving away the first 25 tickets “first come, first serve” for FREE and charge the other tickets with 35 €.
A fair amount of money for a full-day community event, at least in my opinion. What do you think? I don´t want DSDay to be expensive, to be one of the conferences you pay a lot of money for! DSDay is a Big Data event for everyone! DSDay is for our Big Data community!
Pls. give me some feedback in the comments section.