ONE WORD: AMAZING.
I was given the opportunity to be part of something amazing and I'm soooo grateful for all of it! I was able to meet and talk to so many awesome people who are passionately driven. I was able to learn and share ideas. I was able to listen to amazing talks given by people who believed in something and made it a reality. I was taught techniques in the web, tech, and design industry. I was able to experience my love and passion for this art with people who understand the dream. It was all so amazing! I also got to explore a city on my own. I discovered the culture and how people stay fit in Hong Kong... those uphill-downhill streets are crazy... hahaha. I survived with only a backpack. There's a lot to learn when you travel.
The best part of attending RISE was witnessing the passion every single person had about their business. Hearing them pitch their idea and how people were willing to collaborate. It was an eye-opening experience. This was the first time I attended a conference like this so the exposure was excellent!