Cream City Code 2018

Milwaukee, WI October 13, 2018

CFP closed at  June 16, 2018 05:06 UTC

Cream City Code 2018

October 13th, 2018 ∙ Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cream City Code is a one-day development conference in the Milwaukee area designed to bring together developers from the Midwest to explore new ideas, code, share knowledge and discover best practices.

This conference is great for developers, designers, programmers, team leads and others interested in learning more about development.


Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is located at 1721 West Canal Street. Potawatami is conveniently located blocks from downtown Milwaukee, and minutes from General Mitchell International Airport.

CFP Description

Cream City Code 2018 Call for Proposals

Cream City Code is a one-day development conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed to bring together developers from the Midwest to explore new ideas, code, share knowledge, and discover best practices.

Before submitting a talk, please read through these guidelines. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

Important Dates

  • Call for Proposals Opens: May 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2018
  • Schedule Announced: August 1, 2018
  • Cream City Code: October 13, 2018

Topics of Interest

If you’re a passionate individual who has a story to tell or learned something amazing that you’d like to share, please submit your proposal to be considered. Talks are 50-minute blocks, which includes time for Q&A. We’re looking for talks on anything that may be interesting to developers, designers, programmers, team leads and others. Below is a list of topics that our audience would enjoy:

  • Programming languages (new languages, new features of old languages, or new perspectives)
  • .NET development, Node development, Java development
  • Web development (JavaScript, front-end development, CSS, etc.)
  • The business of development (process, sales, recruiting, etc.)
  • Databases of all sorts (relational, graph, document, etc.)
  • Cloud platforms
  • DevOps
  • Mobile
  • Design and user experience
  • Professional and personal growth
  • IoT
  • VR
  • AI
  • Unique perspectives on development
  • Team leadership, collaboration, & motivation

Speaker Selection

As the committee reviews submissions, we will be looking for sessions that:

  • Illustrate the speaker’s depth of knowledge or hands-on experience with the subject matter.
  • Inspire or educate attendees in interesting ways.
  • Are presented in clear and compelling ways by well-spoken presenters.

We’re looking for a good mix of speakers, and we encourage everyone to submit a proposal. When reviewing submissions, sessions are anonymized by removing all information about the speaker (name, bio, email, etc.). Please refrain from using identifying information in your titles, abstracts, descriptions and notes to the committee.

After the submission deadline, the speaker committee will review the submissions and select the ones that best fit the conference. We will take a second pass over these selections with speaker information visible, to make sure we include a wide variety of voices.

If You’re Selected

All speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference, Friday night speaker dinner, and a small gift to show you how much we appreciate you.

We will do our best to cover as many travel and accommodation expenses as our budget allows. If you haven’t asked your employer for assistance, please do! If you have, and you still need assistance, please let us know in the Notes field.

Please specify your need for assistance in the Notes field at time of submission. Telling us up front will help us plan our travel budget appropriately. As October 13 draws near, we will be in contact with selected speakers to give more details about speaking at Cream City Code.

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expressions, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

View the entire Code of Conduct

Lineups from Previous Years (Formerly MKE DOT NET)