The best hackers never stop learning. They’re constantly expanding their knowledge sets into new arenas — security, hardware, new languages, and even better human management.
DevBeat will give you two days of master classes, presentations, and Q&As that will keep you learning and remind you why you love development. Not just an old-dude-fireside-chat-fest, this conference will be a hands-on experience, by and for developers.
The conference will feature two main tracks — one focused on active participation and one focused on lean-back learning.
Track One: Main Stage
On the main stage, you’ll see presentations from and participate in live Ask Me Anything sessions with modern hacker-heroes. Our lineup includes household names known for their independent work as well as leaders from the most interesting technology companies in the world.
There will be no fireside chats and no panels, no fluff, no filler, and no one without a technical background. While this is a more lean-back track, the things you hear onstage will still be hugely useful to you in your daily work.
Main stage talks will cover four main areas:
- Developer-first security
- Hardware hacking and design
- Career development: manager, exec, founder, or senior engineer
- Code: learning new skills and improving the ones you have
Track Two: Master Classes
Our track of Master Classes will give you the opportunity to get your hands dirty with a new technology. Pick one or attend all four — just make sure you pre-register only for the sessions you plan to attend. Each session will include one hour of classroom time on Day One and a second hour of classroom time on Day Two; during those hours, you’ll learn the basics of a new language or technology and get to explore how it can be applied in your current day-to-day or a new project.
Master Classes will cover:
Our two-track hackathon (hardware and security) will run through the day and night. By the light of the sun, the new heroes of the open-source hardware revolution will show you and your teammates how to MAKE any device you can dream up. Under cover of darkness, the black hats will show you how to BREAK with a vengeance. You’ll practice cracking open top web products, hacking them for prizes and glory — all while learning how to protect your own apps. Space and materials are limited, so pre-register for the hackathon(s) as soon as possible.
What would a conference be without a good party? During your downtime, you’ll be able to chat with your peers as well as some of the top companies in the developer world over drinks, food, and music. If you’re looking for new job opportunities — or if you’re looking for a developer to work with you at your own company — DevBeat will give you plenty of chances to meet brilliant, motivated developers in a practically focused environment.