There are a few mandates which the TechFest must follow...
1. By and For the Community
TechFest's are about the community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers AND IT Professionals to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community.
2 Community Developed Material
The success of the TechFest's is that they are based on community content. All content that is delivered is original. All presentation content must be provided (including any code and your slide decks). If you have content you don’t want to share or provide to attendees then the TechFest is not the place for you.
3. No Fluff
TechFest's are about getting to the nitty gritty. Refer to rule #1 if you have any questions on this.
4. Community Ownership
The most important element of the TechFest is always the community. All are welcome to attend and speak.
5. Never occur during work hours
We need to understand that many times people can’t leave work for a day or two to attend training or even seminars. The beauty of the TechFest is that they always occur on weekends.