For some time now, the Dryfta team has been working on a side project. The premise was to build something practically useful, obviously. So we brainstormed. Since, at that time we were writing codes for the abstract management and peer reviews functionality of Dryfta, the first thing which came to mind were authors and speakers who would use this functionality to submit their abstracts and papers.
As event organizing staff, Program Builder allows you to add session details, choose venue, date & time, add/choose speakers & moderators, set a capacity for attendees or set to unlimited, upload an image depicting the session and choose if the session is invite only.
Yesterday, while doing some quick research on our event tech counterparts, this realization came upon me that most event tech startups are implementing this very abhorrent practice of bloating their platforms with too many features. I think I know where that’s coming from.