self.conference

  • May 20-21, 2016
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  • 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 in the middle of May with mobile, web, hardware, software, 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:

  • January 18: Call for speakers opens
  • February 1: Earlybird tickets go on sale
  • February 15: Call for speakers closes
  • March 7: Speakers announced!
  • March 7: Earlybird sales end, Regular tickets go on sale
  • March 14: Scholarship applications open
  • March 28: Scholarship applications close
  • April 4: Scholarship recipients notified
  • April 29: Regular sales end, Latecomer tickets go on sale
  • May 20: Self.conference!

speakers

Sarah withee

Sarah Withee

A Primer on Functional Programming

Sean griffin

Sean Griffin

Anatomy of a Great Pull Request

Sam boyer

sam boyer

Package Management as Harm Reduction

David case

David Case

Let’s Build a Tamagotchi! A Live TDD Walkthrough

Tracy osborn

Tracy Osborn

Design for Non-Designers

Jon shier

Jon Shier

Exploiting Swift for Fun and Profit

Rosemary king

Rosemary King

Maintaining Continuous Learning Under Pressure: How not to let design slip with tight delivery deadlines

Casey west

Casey West

Redefining Culture Fit

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

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