Your Guide to DeveloperWeek 2019 in San Francisco

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The world of developers will come together Feb. 20-24 at DeveloperWeek in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event welcomes more than 8,000 developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and executes from around the world. The mission of the event is for all stakeholders to learn and share the latest in tech, languages, platforms, and tools.

DeveloperWeek highlights new technologies and new trends, including VR dev, AI, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), serverless applications, and JavaScript frameworks. The theme of the 2019 event is The DevTech Age, with a focus on fundamental innovation, which is reshaping programming. The world of development has been considerably disrupted with the introduction of new technologies that are making more things possible.

Get Your Learn On

Learning is at the heart of the conference with more than 200 workshops, bootcamps, panels, and keynotes, covering everything development related. There are multiple tracks to choose from depending on your role, including executives, an industry summit, JavaScript, blockchain, AI, scalability, languages, coding reality, DevOps, mobile dev, among others. These hyper-focused tracks allow attendees to choose the sessions that are most relevant to their career path.

Find a Job

Speaking of career paths, there is also a tech hiring expo for those in the industry looking for their next opportunity. DeveloperWeek is the Bay area’s largest tech hiring expo and offers those looking for their next gig the ability to network and interview for new roles.

Hacking for Fun

The event features a hackathon, where hundreds of developers will build web and mobile apps, created based on crowd-voted challenges. The hackathon takes place on Feb. 23-24. Hackathon teams will pitch their projects to sponsors. The top five teams will then continue to develop and are then judged by a panel of 12. The top prize is $4,500.

Inspiring Minds—Keynotes You Don’t Want to Miss

Some of the most accomplished minds of programming lead the all-star list of speakers. Cal Henderson, CTO and Co-Founder of Slack, will present the keynote on Feb. 20. The focus of his speech is on scalability and how to build a software architecture that is flexible, agile, and able to grow.

On Feb. 21, the keynote will be delivered by Romain Guy, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google, and Chet Haase, Lead, Android Toolkit at Google. This presentation is all about modern android development and the shift that’s been occurring over the last few years and how developers can use these new features and patterns to build better apps.

Exhibitors Set to Introduce New Tech

In addition to all the learning, collaborating, and network, attendees can visit the Exhibit Expo. More than 100 exhibitors will be bringing their most advanced and newest technologies. Standout exhibitor participants include Adobe, Canon, Indeed, Microsoft, and more. There is sure to be innovation in the air at the exhibit hall, inviting industry leaders and others to experience the next generation of development tools, strategies, and technologies.

Awarding Innovation

The conference is presenting the 2019 Devies Awards. These awards are given by the DeveloperWeek Advisory Board who selected winners in more than 30 DevTech categories. The winners will be recognized at the DeveloperWeek VIP Reception. Some of the winners include DocuSign for Best Innovation in API Services, IBM for Best Innovation in Blockchain Development, and Bose for Best Innovation in VR/AR.

DeveloperWeek is the event for the programming industry, and there are so many exciting opportunities for attendees. Enjoy this exciting week where you are sure to be inspired and amazed.

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