self.conference

  • May 29-30, 2015
  • ยท
  • MotorCity Casino, 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit

What is self.conference?

Self.conference is a mix of fantastic tech presentations and insightful soft talks in fabulous downtown Detroit. We're filling two whole days at the end of May with languages, tools, diversity, empathy, process, and team talks to help you expand your knowledge, meet other technically-minded folk, and immerse yourself in Detroit's tech renaissance.

Interested in when things will get going with our call for speakers or ticket sales? Here's the plan:

(No timeline yet!)

speakers

Madalyn rose parker

Madalyn Rose Parker

Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work

Kerri miller

Kerri Miller

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Programming

Tricia cervenan

Tricia Cervenan

13 Lessons Learned From a Product Manager

Suyash joshi

Suyash Joshi

How to Fix Software Bugs: Stronger, Faster, Better

Sam phippen

Sam Phippen

Better testing with Spies

Jen bloomer

Jen Bloomer

THEY ALL KNOW I'M A FRAUD! (You're Not): Navigating Impostor Syndrome on the Earth

Heather white

Heather White

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone: Learning to Teach

Aisha blake

Aisha Blake

Creating a Safe Space: Embracing Diversity In The Workplace

Check out all our speakers!

LOCATION

MotorCity Casino

MotorCity Casino is one of three luxury casino resort hotels in Detroit, and incorporates a historic building that once housed the Wagner Baking Company, makers of Wonder Bread. The complex houses a 100,000 square- foot casino with approximately 3,000 slot machines, 59 table games, and two poker rooms; D. Tour, a 13,000-square-foot spa with thermal whirlpools, steam rooms, and dry saunas; 67,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; Sound Board, a live music theater with a capacity of 2,400 people; and a luxury hotel with 400 guest rooms and suites.

Need a place to stay? Book a room in our hotel block!

sponsors

ORGANIZERS

Amber Conville

Amber Conville is a developer at Test Double, and has been a software developer for several years. She loves code in lots of languages, tdd, craftsmanship, and the software community, and can be found speaking at or helping out with user groups, conferences, and nerd gatherings whenever possible.

Want to email Amber? Do it: amber@selfconference.org. Or send her a tweet! @crebma

Erika Carlson

Erika Carlson was studying clinical psychology in 2011, when she wrote her first line of Python code. She fell in love with programming, decided to change paths, and is now a software developer at Detroit Labs.

Erika teaches web development and gives introductory programming presentations at elementary and middle schools. She is passionate about the potential of technology to create positive change in the world, and is working to create more opportunities for technology education in Detroit.

Want to email Erika? Do it: erika@selfconference.org. Or send her a tweet! @eacarlson

Chelsey Baker

Chelsey has been programming professionally since 2012 when she graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, focusing on iOS since 2013. She loves Michigan football, Mexican food, and working out daily as much as the satisfaction of well written, properly formatted code.

Want to email Chelsey? Do it: chelsey@selfconference.org. Or send her a tweet! @_chelseybaker

Not sure who to contact? Just reach out to us at hello@selfconference.org