Team import.io is absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that we have a brand new (and much improved) design and name for our annual User Conference! And of course, we wanted you to be the first to know.
Everyone. Get ready.
Welcome to Extract 2015!
Why a new name, you ask?
Well, exactly 1 year ago today, we were all sitting around wracking our brains for what we could do to show our users just how much we love them. And – like a stroke of genius – it came to us: why not host an awesome, fun conference centered around all the amazing things that can be done with data?
And, just like that, the import.io Data Summit was born!
In just 2 short months we pulled together a pretty stellar event – if we do say so ourselves – in which more than 200 people gathered in London for a day of fascinating speeches, interactive workshops, helpful data labs, networking, socializing and best of all super cool swag.
It was so popular, that just 3 months later we hosted Data Summit Round 2 in San Francisco. That one had nearly 500 attendees literally queuing round the block to get in. It was insane! …and probably against Health and Safety.
The Data Summit in San Fransisco
With so much amazing support from the data community, we knew we had to make this year’s conferences even better. So we sat down and took a long, hard look at ourselves.
What’s in a name?
“Data Summit” is a good, straight to the point name. But it’s not exactly unique, and it didn’t encapsulate how fun the the event really was. We needed a short ‘n’ sweet word that would stand out, have a unique hashtag (look up #datasummit and you’ll see that it’s just a little crowded!) and a word that would really sum up what the whole event is about.
So…after much brain wracking (and copious cups of tea), we came up with Extract.
Extract! We loved it. Extracting knowledge from data; Extracting awesome ideas from your fellow Data Punk. Not to mention, we have a little feature called ‘Extract(or)’ – hopefully you’ve heard of it.
And now…the good stuff!
On the 29th May 2015 we will be hosting our first official Extract Conf in London and we want you ALL to join us. We have space for 450 of the biggest and baddest minds in the dataverse to gather, learn and share inspirational data stories.
Mix one part growth hacking, two parts data analysis, toss in dash of mad (data) scientist and that is what Extract is all about!
The action packed day will include Extract Talks (20 minute, hand-crafted, data driven stories guaranteed to blow minds); and our famous Extract Workshops . . . not to mention some 1:1 time with with the import.io team in our Extract Labs.
Tickets officially go on sale in one week – on our new website. Extract is open to anyone who wants to come, but to make sure you guys get first dibs on the goodies we’re offering you the chance to apply for a 2 for 1 discount.
It’s super simple, just click the button, enter your email, and we’ll be in touch as soon as tickets go live 🙂
PS: Stay tuned for the official website launch next week including an epic speaker list. Big news people, big news!
And don’t forget to follow the event on Twitter (@ExtractConf)