• May 20-21, 2016
  • 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 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!


Katherine wu


Continuing Education at Work

Jake payton

Jake Payton

30 minute byte-loss challenge; essentials for delivering the lightest iOS apps

Mark yoon

Mark Yoon

Pairing IRL

Magnus stahre

Magnus Stahre

git gone wild: how to recover from common git mistakes.

Tracy osborn

Tracy Osborn

Design for Non-Designers

Liz rush

Liz Rush

A Call to Arms: Challenging & Democratizating Algorithm Development

Matt laforest

Matthew LaForest

Coding in the Dark

Anne cahalan

Anne Cahalan

Truths Universally Acknowledged: Swift Design Patterns as Jane Austen Heroes

Check out all our speakers!


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!



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: Or send her a tweet! @crebma

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