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May 4 & 5, 2018 • NYC

Recap

Codeland 2018 might be over, but you can still relive the good old conference days! Here are some highlights.

Photos

Check out these amazing photos of the conference by McBilly Sy.

Codeland Booklet

You can download our famous Codeland booklet, full of terms, resources, and info from the talks and workshops.

Tweet

Check out the social media chatter on our Wakelet page.

Overview

Codeland is an interactive, two-day conference filled with talks, panels, and workshops with the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code.

I can’t help but feel that I was a part of something really special. I believe Codeland is the first in a movement to change what a tech conference is and can be.

3 reasons to come to codeland

  1. Inclusive Community

    We're the kindest, most inclusive, most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. We've got dance breaks, the most delicious food, and plenty of breaks to make new coding friends.

  2. Inspiring Talks

    Hear inspiring stories from speakers of all backgrounds and skill levels. We spend an average of 4hrs with each speaker to make sure they're ready for the big day, and you get to hear high-quality talks.

  3. Designed For Newbies

    If you're early in your coding journey, this conference is designed especially for you. Each talk comes with a cheatsheet, so you never feel lost. Talks are accessible to all skill levels and coding interests. Hands-on workshops let you build new skills in a safe space.

Love for #Codeland

Not Your Average Conference

From dance breaks to delicious food, we want every minute you spend with us to be magical.

My Codeland experience was inspirational and overwhelming. I feel recharged. I feel re-energized. I’m more excited than ever to be a developer. And I can’t imagine a better conference to give your first talk.

High Quality Content

Each speaker received 4+ hours of personal coaching. We worked together to craft each talk, combining technical insights with powerful storytelling to create the best tech talks you’ve ever seen.

I’ve gone to dozens of tech conferences, and presented at several, and I’ve never experienced this level of individual coaching from anyone involved—let alone the event organizer herself.

Everyone was welcoming, encouraging, and genuinely interested in what you had to say. There was Bolly- wood dancing. People literally clapped when you left both days.


I hope other conferences pay attention. Tech is already diverse, let’s just make it inclusive.

2018 Speakers

Incredible technologists from all over the world, sharing stories from their coding journey.
More speakers to be announced soon!


Program

Our talks and workshops for 2018. More to be announced soon.


Code Your Way to $1K Even If You Don’t Know How to Code

Adda Birnir workshop

Application of Data Science in Livestock Disease Diagnosis

Aman Irshad talk

Code and Community

Anil Dash fireside chat

Mflix & Chill: A binge-worthy introduction to MongoDB

Aydrian Howard, Michael Lynn

How To Make Your Website So Fast It Goes Viral In Japan

Ben Halpern talk

Open Source for ...Bad?

Bianca Escalante talk

What's in a Button? UI Engineering and Building Component Libraries

Bonnie Zhou talk

I built software to kill people

Caleb Thompson talk

Building Bootstrap

Carlos Filoteo workshop

Lights, Sensors, and RaspberryPis

Chris Harrold workshop

How To Learn To Code When You Have No Time And No Money

Colleen Schnettler talk

Is Your Debugger Bugging You? How to Successfully Debug Your Programs

Dorothy Phoenix talk

Intro to Wordpress

Ebonie Butler, Angela Andrews workshop

A Bossy Sort of Voice: Using natural language processing to quantify sexism in Harry Potter

Eleanor Stribling talk

Intro to Git, GitHub, the CLI and more!

Eric Hollenberry, Brian Douglas workshop

Optimize Prime: More Pixels Than Meets The Eye

Henri Helvetica talk

Intro to Travis CI

Hiro Asari, Renée Hendricksen

It’s Never Been A Better Time to Learn Layout CSS

Jen Simmons talk

Web Components + Polymer

John Riviello, Chris Lorenzo workshop

Resume Prep

Julie Menge workshop

Learn to master the technical interview

Katie Jergens workshop

Make Your Own Photoshop (Easy Java Coding Project To Alter Photos)

Katie Jergens talk

Move Fast and Break Nothing: An Intro to Object Oriented Programming

Mariel Freyre workshop

Technical Blogging with Jekyll

Monica Powell workshop

Using Big Data to improve the music listening experience

Paul Lamere talk

Using Robotics as a Tool for Problem Solving in Ghana

Sedinam Worlanyo talk

What I Learned From Managing My First open source project on Github

Shannon Crabill talk

Creating My Own Gulp-based Email Workflow

Tori Pugh talk

New at Codeland

We're trying something new! Check out the two special additions to this year's Codeland.

Exhibit Hall

Join us for light snacks, music, and community time! Connect with speakers, stop by exhibitor tables, and make new friends during our first Exhibit Hall. Happening Saturday afternoon before closing remarks. No signup needed.

Career Station

Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to talk to one of our career mentors! Bring your resume, portfolio, and any questions about building a career in tech. Sign up at the registration table at Codeland. Limited spots available.

Schedule

Friday, May 4 (8:30AM - 5:30PM)

8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast

10:45 AM Morning Break

12:20 PM Lunch

1:20 PM Workshops - Select one

Code Your Way to $1K Even If You Don’t Know How to Code Adda Birnir

Mflix & Chill: A binge-worthy introduction to MongoDB Aydrian Howard, Michael Lynn

Building Bootstrap Carlos Filoteo

Lights, Sensors, and RaspberryPis Chris Harrold

Intro to Wordpress Ebonie Butler, Angela Andrews

Intro to Git, GitHub, the CLI and more! Eric Hollenberry, Brian Douglas

Intro to Travis CI Hiro Asari, Renée Hendricksen

Web Components + Polymer John Riviello, Chris Lorenzo

Resume Prep Julie Menge

Move Fast and Break Nothing: An Intro to Object Oriented Programming Mariel Freyre

Technical Blogging with Jekyll Monica Powell

Learn to master the technical interview Katie Jergens

Community Coding Conde Nast Technology

7:00 PM GitHub Afterparty, presented by Flatiron School (RSVP required)

Saturday, May 5 (8:30AM - 5:30PM)

8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast

11:05 AM Morning Break

12:40 PM Lunch

2:50 PM Exhibit Hall

Open Source Scholarship

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Condé Nast Technology is offering scholarships to bring two people to Codeland who are passionate about open source. Whether you're a seasoned open source contributor or you're just getting started, if you care about open source, make sure to apply!

This scholarship provides a complimentary ticket to Codeland. Apply by April 25, 2018.

Apply

Where to stay

If you're in town for the conference and need a place to stay, checkout the following hotels.