“This  is my 10th year coming to PNSQC. I love this conference. I love the size of it. I love the focus of it. I like the way that they go about picking the topics.
I actually really appreciate the fact that they focus on doing papers, and publishing those papers, because that gives some of us who don’t have ‘academic cred’ something that we can point to and go ‘look, here are things I’ve actually written and are published in proper proceedings under academic guidelines.’
That matters in certain places and they’ve actually been — not necessarily deciding factors — but they’ve definitely been tick ups when talking to people about jobs or taking on responsibilities. And it’s pretty neat to be able to come back and have that.”