Good morning. Yes, I am aware: having two convention centers is already absolutely expensive and having a third one, which might not even payoff as expected, is extremely risky. But we need to keep in mind that the amount of developers is increasing exponentially.
I’ll quote D3strat since his comment resumes my idea. The amount of Software Developers worldwide is increasing, and so is the amount of Roblox developers. Right now Roblox is one of the best opportunities content creators have to grow. This won’t change for some time, in fact it will probably only become better and bigger over the next years.
And this new update will only make it easier so people can get help from young professionals like ourselves. Imagine if back when you were a beginner, you had this chance.This means we will have more and more people willing to attend RDC.
As a heavy weight, if you consider the map you created, one can clearly see that the amount of developers in the East Cost has increased and visually surpasses the West.
On the other hand we are globally experiencing a trend of “virtualization”, this means people are more likely to watch conferences over the internet rather than personally. This effect is probably not as strong as it could be since in RDC there’s the factor that you’re meeting your colleagues and friends.
Generally speaking, our concern is about the sale of tickets becoming a “rat race”, which is why I speculated this. Roblox’s other option is to organize a bigger event, with more seats, more hotel rooms, more staff, etc. And I’m definitely sure their best option would be to “divide and conquer” instead of just expanding.
Having two Convention Centers in US, both smaller than RDC18 was, could be the solution.
Of course, I am not a specialist, on the contrary, I am merely speculating and giving my opinion. If you would like to add anything, please do. I’ll be glad to hear it.