i've posted a bit on here, but i'm pretty new to the developer's scene.
Developing my database for the past few years, I know what I don't know, but am not sure what my next steps are.
Should I attend the Dev Con? Its quite a bit of money for a person of my situation: A developer for my school system with no continuous education support. The work I've done is to join this group, pay the 100 bucks, get a subscription over at Matt P's site, buy at least 5 books (fm 12 Missing Manual & the new Developer's reference manual are preordered).
Shouid I spend my own money to get better at the system i'm developing for the school that doesn't give me support?
I see the classes there, they all look great. I wish i could attend all of them?
What else will I expect to see there? Will I get to talk with you there?
Is it worth it for a part-time developer (on a scale of 1 to 10 (expert) i'm at about a 4 I'd say)? Is the conference geared for developers like me or the FM die-hards?
I need to be convinced that spending the $2000 plus is worth it... Will FM give me a teacher discount to the conference ?