Developer Week Returns to San Francisco on February 8th

Written by wyncode on 15th January 2015, 10:00 AM

Developer Week returns to Pier 27 in San Francisco this year from February 6th to February 12th.

With over 60 events–including workshops and panel talks, hiring mixers with big tech companies, expos of new developer technologies and a contest for developing apps–and over 4000 attendees viewing over 100 new technologies, there’s guaranteed to be something for everybody.

This year, planners have 15 big name sponsors, including HP and IBM. In fact, 2 speakers from IBM are scheduled to speak during the week. The planners are still seeking event hosts and speakers, too, so there is plenty of room for growth. However, they have a set schedule of events already planned, which we have the rundown of below.

The whole week kicks off on Friday, February 6th with kick-off events, including talks. But the week really gets going the next day, with the nation’s largest challenge-driven Hackathon, a two-day contest for app development. The doors open on Saturday, February 7th at 10 am. At 11 am, there’ll be a few kick-off talks, after which developers can make their pitches for app ideas at noon. The final apps are judged on Sunday, February 8th, in the afternoon.

Monday is a workshop day, with many classes to choose from. The official hiring mixer begins after the classes, and you can cap the mixer off with the hiring after-party. Sponsors will provide partner events in the evening.

Tuesday begins the actual conference. It opens at 10 am with workshops that cover a variety of programs before it closes at 4. The expo and reception follows the conference. The sponsors close out the day with more partner events.

The Wednesday conference has workshops that go into business points, robotics, and data management. It starts at 9 am and ends after 5 pm. A smaller GirlDev conference follows it. If a developer still feels up to it, there is a Dev Ops Summit and a Robotics Dev Summit after the GirlDev conference. An expo and some more partner events finishes the day.

Developer Week closes out with partner events sponsored by hosts on Thursday.

Developer Week in San Francisco is one of the biggest and most exciting events for lovers of development technology. Mark it on your calendar.