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Beer City Code 2023

event starts

4 Aug 2023

event ends

5 Aug 2023


Calvin University - Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Beer City Code is an annual software development conference held in Grand Rapids, MI, also known as Beer City, USA. Software creators of all shapes are invited, even those who don’t care for beer!

The conference takes place on Friday, August 4 - Saturday, August 5, and includes a VIP after-party for speakers, organizers, and VIP ticketholders.

The Beer City Code conference grew out of the success of its predecessor, Grand Rapids DevDay, but was renamed in 2017 to embrace its much more broad appeal outside the Grand Rapids area, and regularly attracts 400+ attendees.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

03 Feb 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

15 Apr 2023

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What You Need to Know

Breakout sessions are 50 minutes total, workshops are 6+ hours.


A pre-conference day offering 6-hour workshops. Workshops should provide deep knowledge on the topic, with hands on learning, and enough content to fill 6-8 hours.


The day-long conference is on Saturday and we will be selecting as many quality 50 minute sessions as we can to fill the day. We are seeking diverse topics and speakers.

We'll alert selected speakers as soon as possible after the call for speakers closes.

What You Get

All speakers receive complimentary admission to the event and a thank-you gift. Speakers are also invited to our VIP after-party on Saturday after the event.

Due to budget constraints, travel expenses are NOT covered for speakers, but 2 nights of hotel accommodation will be covered for speakers from outside the area. We may ask speakers receiving accommodation to do more than one talk to help control costs. If you need more information, please email us at

Selected speakers will be notified by email as soon as possible after the CFP closes.

General Submission Guidelines

We look for the best content for software developers above all else - namely, any topics we think will be of interest to our attendees, regardless of who submits them. Sessions on all aspects of software creation (design, development, management, process, soft skills, etc) or any technology stack are very welcome!

Sessions that appear to be a sales pitch for a product or service will be given lower priority. Any profanity or unprofessional content will be rejected. Please review the code of conduct for guidance on any questionable content.

Blind Selection Process

We make our best effort to selected sessions through a blind process that removes any identifying information from the submission so that only the best sessions make it in. We do, however make an effort to have as diverse a set of speakers as possible, so please help us spread the word to everyone.


expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

See above. Hotel covered for 2 nights for out-of-town speakers.