Beer City Code is an annual software development conference held in Grand Rapids, MI, also known as Beer City, USA. Software creators of all shapes are invited, even those who don’t care for beer!
The main conference is Saturday, June 23, with optional day-long workshops held the day before, Friday, June 22. You can attend the conference for just $40, or do the conference plus a workshop for $200. There’s even a ticket that includes a VIP micro-brewery tour with our speakers and organizers. How cool is that?!
The Beer City Code conference grew out of the success of its predecessor, Grand Rapids DevDay, but was renamed in 2017 to embrace its much more broad appeal outside the Grand Rapids area.
What You Need to Know
Friday, June 22: WORKSHOPS
A pre-conference day offering 6-hour workshops. We will split the proceeds with speakers 50/50 after paying for the costs associated with the workshop day. Workshops should provide deep knowledge on the topic, with hands on learning, and enough content to fill 6(ish) hours.
Saturday, June 23: MAIN CONFERENCE
The day-long conference is on Saturday and we will be selecting as many quality 50 minute sessions as we can to fill the day. We are seeking diverse topics and speakers.
Call for Speakers closes on March 15 at 11:59 PM EST, but we’d REALLY appreciate it if you would get your submissions in earlier. Breakout sessions are 50 minutes total, workshops are 6 hours.
What You Get
- All speakers receive complimentary admission to the entire event (Friday and Saturday) and a thank-you gift.
- Speakers are invited on a free brewery tour.
- Hotels will be covered for Friday night for workshop speakers. Due to budget constraints, other travel expenses are not covered, but we’re happy to consider exceptions for those that ask.
- Selected speakers will be notified by email no later than March 18
We look for the best content for software developers above all else - namely, any topics we think will be of interest to our attendees, regardless of who submits them. Sessions on all aspects of software creation (design, development, management, process, soft skills, etc) or any technology stack are very welcome! Sessions that appear to be a sales pitch for a product or service will be given lower priority. Please review the code of conduct for guidance on any questionable content.
Blind Selection Process
Sessions are selected through a blind process that removes any identifying information from the submission so that only the best sessions make it in. We do, however make an effort to have as diverse a set of speakers as possible, so please help us spread the word to everyone.