April 21 - 22, 2017 • NYC

a CodeNewbie conference, hosted by Microsoft

two days of demos, talks, and workshops exploring the incredible world of code.

The only tech conference designed for new coders.

We've created a unique conference experience designed for new coders and people learning to code. Come out for great food, a supportive community, and inspiring content.

Day One What can code do?

Inspiring Talks

Discover how code is used to solve problems in the following fields from developers working in the industry.

city life
art & gaming

Day Two What can you do with code?

Practical Planning

Explore the practical side of coding and being a developer. topics include using side projects to build up your portfolio, contributing to open source, and crafting your personal learning strategy.

Hands-on Workshops

Pick from a selection of optional three-hour workshops on technical and non-technical coding topics, or join the open community coding session to socialize, code, and connect.


Get your ticket to Codeland while you can!







Which ticket should you choose?

Individual If you're currently employed and can afford the regular ticket, select this option.

Student If you're a student or otherwise cannot afford the individual ticket, this one's for you.

Supporter If you're able, select this ticket and help us keep the conference affordable for more people.

Opportunity Scholarship

To make this conference accessible to more people, we're offering scholarships to attend Codeland. Scholars receive a heavily discounted conference ticket at $25, as well as the potential to cover travel, depending on need and available funds.

Scholarship Application

Apply for a scholarship by Dec 25 and hear back by Jan 2. If you are part of an underrepresented group in tech, including women, members of underrepresented demographic groups*, and members of the LGBTQ community, we highly encourage you to apply.

Donate to Fund

Donate to our Opportunity Scholarship to help more people get to Codeland. Your funds go directly towards covering ticket prices and travel for our Scholars. As a thank you for your generosity, we'll give you a shoutout on the website and a thank you on Twitter.

How To Speak at Codeland

Our goal is to craft the highest quality, most engaging talks you’ve ever heard at a tech conference. We work with all our speakers to make sure your slides are engaging, your presentation is polished, and your talk is full of helpful, applicable content. Creating a talk for Codeland is a collaborative process, and we hope to work with you to bring your story to our community.

Applications due by Jan 8, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

Apply to be a Panelist

We’re looking to create panels that represent the stories, experiences, and knowledge of coders from a wide range of backgrounds. If you’d like to be a panelist, click apply to view the list of panel topics and find the one that’s right for you. We welcome first-time panelists, no expertise required.

Submit a Talk

We’re excited to welcome first-time speakers and seasoned speakers to submit a talk covering a wide range of technical and non-technical topics. Before submitting, please review the full application. It’s more involved that most tech conference CFPs, so take your time, and email us if you have any questions.