CodeConf 2017

July 11 to July 12, 2017

Closed on Jun 21, 2017 at 02:35pm PDT

Event Details

Date: TBD
Location: Seattle
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CodeConf is headed to Seattle to highlight some of the best and most exciting open source technologies. This edition is all about the browser, what started as tools for building web applications have expanded to be a part of software development on nearly every platform today. We'll explore the latest in browser engines, the tools and languages being used every day to build web applications, and how all of those are breaking out of the web and into native mobile and desktop software development.

With over 30 sessions over two days, we will explore the open source landscape of languages, tools, and frameworks for building the next generation of applications.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 1.

About You

We're searching for the best talks that the open source community has to offer. We like opinionated, thoughtful, and compelling sessions that will leave everyone that attends thinking differently about the open source ecosystem. At CodeConf, if you come with an open mind, you'll leave a better contributor.

We welcome speakers with all level of experience, whether it's your first talk or your fiftieth. We are also actively seeking a diverse line-up of speakers across all dimensions. We are happy to make ourselves available for any questions as you go through the application process. Before submitting a session, please familiarize yourself with the conference code of conduct.

Topic Inspiration

We are looking for a wide range of topics from all over the web application community. The list below is for inspiration; we're open to all of your ideas.

  • Open source browser engines including Blink, Gecko, and WebKit
  • Core browser languages including JavaScript/ES6, HTML, and CSS
  • Front-end frameworks, libraries, and tools
  • Building browser-based applications in other languages like TypeScript, Dart, and ClojureScript
  • Mobile and responsive development
  • Using browser technologies outside of the browser


We believe that competing and complementary opinions lead to valuable insights. Over the course of the conference, there will be back-to-back talks exploring different subjects from contrasting perspectives, followed by a break for attendees to discuss what they heard. Your session should be concise and focused – history lessons or overviews are unnecessary, as each session is a succinct 20 minutes.

Selection Process

Submissions will be initially blind reviewed by a panel of GitHub employees from a range of departments and backgrounds. Speaker information will be used in any final reviews necessary to break ties and bring a balance to the speaking line-up. Final selections should be complete two weeks after the CFP closes.

Honorarium and Compensation

All speakers will receive a complimentary general admission ticket to CodeConf. For speakers that do not already have corporate sponsorship for their speaking engagements, we will offer travel compensation and an honorarium. If you fall into this category and your talk is accepted, you will receive:

  • Two nights of hotel accommodations on the GitHub room block for July 10 and July 11.
  • Economy airfare reimbursement for travel up to USD $500.
  • USD $500 honorarium, which can also be donated to our scholarship program to provide support to individuals from underrepresented communities.

We strive to make speaking at CodeConf as accessible as possible. If your session is selected and you need additional support, such as childcare or a private unique accommodation, please inform our team. We are seeking a range of speakers from different backgrounds, communities, and experience.

Tips for Topics

  • Content should be crafted from the perspective of the developer at various levels and functions in their careers.
  • Clarify key takeaways and be specific about what the audience can expect to learn.
  • Be inspirational with what challenges have you faced in building software, and what unique solutions you used to overcome them.
  • Product and sales pitches do not have a place on the CodeConf stage.


If you’re interested in speaking at CodeConf, please first familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and then complete the proposal form which includes a brief description of your proposal description, proposal title, and speaker details.

Please note: all sessions will be recorded. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 1.

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