Some of you may already know me from LeakyCon. I unexpectedly became a volunteer last year at LeakyCon 2011, after a major debacle resulting in insane registration lines. I worked hard to keep people happy, deal with frustrated attendees, parents/chaperones, etc. In 2012 I was…
Essentially, what this comes down to, is another massive blow to the Leaky brand. Leakycon ist the only conference I’ve walked away from multiple times where people had so many things to complain about. I think that if it weren’t for the awesome people who attend, it’d be a lot more negative.
This all could have been easily avoided with a contract. Melissa has said that because there was no money involved in Leakynews, that there wasn’t a contract in place when it started, but that is a terrible idea. Every single company should start with a contract in place between founders (and employees after that!) regardless of how much money the company is making (or not making).
I think that we will see this play out, but the only thing I can say is that I’m sure the people at hypable are laughing.