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Denver Dev Day | May 2024

event date

31 May 2024


7595 Technology Way, Suite 400, Denver, CO, 80237 Denver, Colorado, United States

What is Denver Dev Day?

Welcome to Denver Dev Day, Colorado's premier, local community-organized data & developer event. With presentation topics ranging from desktop, micro-services, and web development to patterns, the cloud, and soft skills, Denver Dev Day is your awesome, free, day-long resource for developer learning.

It's a conference, silly!

Is it hybrid?

No. It's live and in person. Old school!

Is the conference online or recorded?

No. (See above) It's live and in person. Old school!

Do speakers get paid?

No. We're a seriously scrappy conference. 

Do speakers get reimbursed for travel?

No. (See above) We're a seriously scrappy conference.

Is it only for professional speakers?

No. We're a great place for pros and newbies alike.

Where is it?

Microsoft is a recurring sponsor for Denver Dev Day and has provided our venue space for a decade! We're grateful for their continued sponsorship; find out more about our great venue in the event site details. So where is it? The beautiful Microsoft Denver office which is a great facility for this sort of thing. It's easy to get to with hotels and restaurants in arm's reach. We look forward to seeing you.

When is it?

May 31. It's a Friday. It's all day long.

Is it free?


-- The Denver Dev Day planning team.

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Call for Speakers
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01 Apr 2024

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Thank you for considering Denver Dev Day.

Microsoft is a recurring sponsor for Denver Dev Day and has provided our venue space for nearly 9+ years. We're grateful for their continued sponsorship; find out more about our great venue in the event site details. 

Denver Dev Day welcomes you. As a speaker at Denver Dev Day, you get the opportunity to speak to a thoughtful audience of bright technologists and eager developers from a thriving local community. This is our twelfth Denver Dev Day.  

Please note: Denver Dev Day is live, not online, not hybrid.

Please note: Denver Dev Day cannot pay speakers or cover travel expenses.

Who should submit talks? We welcome all to speak at our event and actively encourage under-represented groups to submit talks and participate in the event. We are working with several groups to promote inclusivity and diversity at our conference.

What level should your talk be? We think you should shoot for level 100 or 200. At most conferences level 100 and 200 sessions are the best for reaching the most developers. The same is true for Denver Dev Day.  

How many talks can I submit? As many as you like. We only choose one per speaker. If you are traveling to Denver, be sure to let us know. We'll consider multiple sessions for speakers traveling to Denver Dev Day.

What topic should your talk cover? We have several tracks, including Client, Web, Data & Cloud. If you can't fit your topic in one of those, consider Other. We're open to innovative ideas but remember the dev in Denver Dev Day is for Developer.

Tip: we love talks on design patterns and development techniques.

How long should your talk be? We have two session lengths: regular and lightning. Regular sessions are just under an hour depending on how many sessions are accepted; lightning talks are 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many talks are accepted. 

Tell us: anything special about your talk? (Time of day you are available, unique facility set-up, etc.)

Do speakers get paid? At Denver Dev Day, every speaker gets paid in handshakes & smiles. Let's be honest: we don't have any money. We are all volunteer based. We care about people, technology, and the community. But we don't have a budget to pay anyone. 

Does Denver Dev Day pay for travel? See above. We wish we could.

Is there a hotel nearby? Yes: 

Is there a pre-event party? Not yet. We'll see if we find a sponsor.

Is there breakfast? Yes.

Is there lunch? Yes.

Is there a post-event dinner? Yes. And all our speakers and volunteers are invited.

When will I know if I am accepted? Good question. The call for speakers ends September 15 and we should have the list of who is accepted done sometime the next week - we're working toward a quick turnaround. This should give you about a month to plan your trip, if you are traveling. 

We look forward to seeing your submission!


all submitted sessions

publicly listed on this page

event fee

free for speakers

Travel expenses are not part of Denver Dev Day

62 submissions
Submitted sessions
Laurie Atkinson
  • Little Bobby Tables is coming for your LLMs - Better get ready
Ken Versaw
  • C# Past, Present, and Future
Eddie Zaneski
  • Making System Calls for Fun a̶n̶d̶ P̶r̶o̶f̶i̶t̶
  • Scaling a Makerspace with Open Source Governance
Juan Caicedo
  • The Scrolling Pineapple Show
Sarah Christoff
  • Stir to Combine: Creating Porter Mixins
Jeff Renz
  • Leverage Microsoft Teams Webhooks To Deliver Business Insights
Dave Rael
  • Leverage .NET Aspire for a better experience
Aakash Singhal
  • AI-Driven Development: The Future of Coding
  • Navigating the Chaos with Chaos Engineering
Reid Schmidling
  • Building your First Cloud Flow with AI
  • AI Governance: A Maker’s Responsibility
Melissa McKay
  • Don’t Expect Developers to be Security Experts!
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Lizzie Siegle
  • Exploit Grandma: Prompt Better with Cloudflare AI
Daren May
  • A blast from the past! Programming a Retro Computer
Matt Vaughn
  • The Architect's Blueprint: Building Scalable and Maintainable Web Applications
  • Revved Up Fullstack Development: Harnessing Code Generators & Executors
Geoffrey Callaghan
  • Chat with your video library using Azure OpenAI
Jason Wadsworth
  • Realword SaaS: Building for Multi-Tenancy
Steve Jones
  • Continuous Integration with Local Agents and Azure DevOps
  • Best Practices for Seamless Database Deployments
Piotr Stepinski
  • Forecasting storm water level with Polars
Alex Merced
  • The Who, What, and Why of Data Lake Table Formats
Sumaiya Nalukwago
  • Developing Soft/ Transferable Skills for a sustainable Tech Career
Rodney Wormsbecher
  • Streamlining Software Delivery: Automating Deployments with Docker, Azure and GitHub Actions
  • Enhancing usability and compliance through AI and unit testing.
Khelan Modi
  • Build AI-powered apps with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vector search
Kaitlyn Concilio
  • Intersectiona11y: Implementing and getting buy-in on accessibility and AI
Sandeep Kapalawai
  • Component Testing with Playwright
Jerry Nixon
  • Build an Enterprise-ready Data API for Azure SQL, then take the rest of the day off.
  • Modern Architecture 101 for New Engineers & Forgetful Experts
Vijaykumar Jangamashetti
  • Unlocking the Power of Generative AI with Google Cloud GenAI
Craig Tomanini
  • Creating Operational Efficiencies With Technology
Nigel Tavendale
  • C++ Basics for C# Developers. lvalues, rvalues and the rule of 5.
Juarez Junior
  • The Trinity in GenAI - Spring AI, LangChain4J and OpenAI
  • A Solid Foundation for GenAI Apps - Exploring Architectural Blueprints for LLM Solutions with Java
AM Grobelny
  • Ouij-AI: Rebuilding History's Earliest Generative Text Tool with Modern AI
  • Going Serverless GameDay - A Cloud Danger Room Experience
Jeremy Clark
  • Get Func-y: Understanding Delegates in C#
  • I'll Get Back to You: Task, Await, and Asynchronous Methods in C#
Steven Harmon
  • Tool Agnostic Gamedev
Devanshu Chandra
  • Building Innovation Culture in Development Teams
Bret Stateham
  • Retrieval Augmented Generation with ChatGPT: Tales from the RAGgedy edge.
  • Introduction to Responsible AI: Balancing Innovation and Ethical Considerations
Rachael Yomtoob
  • Component Libraries: The Foundation of Accessibility at Scale
  • Making Mobile Apps Accessible
Aubrey Wade
  • PIVOT! We Need a Do Over.
  • What's Your Number? - Individuals - How to use your Enneagram type to your advantage
Mabrouk Mahdhi
  • Code Complete: The Day AI Writes Your Next App!
  • Enterprise-Level Blazor: Design, Build, and Test Advanced Web Applications
Karl Groves
  • What is this thing and what does it do?
Lindsey Suarez
  • Using Modern Encryption in Your Browser Apps
Noa Goldman
  • Beyond Features: Cultivating Developer Community Around Your Product
  • Visualizing the Dev experience
Steve Bilogan
  • .NET Apps Everywhere!
Chris Steele
  • Breaking Barriers through Better Communication: Transforming Tech Teams
  • Transforming Legacy to Leading Edge: Dive into the World of Application Modernization!
Dave Milner
  • GitOps: Patterns and Practices for Efficient Software Development
Stevie Pollins
  • The Power of Power Platform
Joe Mayo
  • The AI Coding Assistant Wars
AL Rodriguez
  • Beyond the Basics of IaC with Pulumi
  • Infrastructure as Code for Developers with Pulumi