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North Carolina DevFest 2022

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12 Nov 2022

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14 Nov 2022


Multiple locations in North Carolina - Please scroll down for details


DevFests are Google-sponsored software developer conferences that allow the local software development community to come together to network and learn about the coolest new technology out there.

North Carolina DevFest 2022 is a community-run, hybrid (virtual as well as in-person) conference aimed to bring technologists, developers, students, tech companies, and speakers together to learn, discuss and experiment with technology.

Dates and locations

We will be having the following locations in North Carolina, each ideally focusing on a particular track (that said, we will certainly accommodate if you would prefer to speak at a particular location, and these topics listed below are not end-all be-all, there are many more topics this DevFest can cover, see the "Call for Speakers" pane for details): 

  • Chapel Hill (at UNC-Chapel Hill Campus on Saturday Nov. 12th, 2022): Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing
  • Asheville (location TBD, date TBD): Firebase and Flutter
  • Charlotte (location TBD on evening Monday Nov. 14th, 2022): Google Cloud Platform

Travel & Accomodation Expenses

The North Carolina DevFest is a community-driven and volunteer-supported event. Unfortunately, we have a very limited budget and are not able to support travel/accommodation for most speakers. Please apply as soon as possible for maximizing your chances of getting travel/accommodation reimbursement.

If your company is able to cover your travel and accommodation expenses to speak at the North Carolina DevFest, please let us know as we may be able to add your company as a sponsor for the event.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

29 Sep 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

14 Nov 2022

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We are looking for speakers for the North Carolina DevFest ! We are open to a variety of topics, with emphasis on topics of interest for students and early-mid career developers. Are you an amazing technologist with something awesome to share with the Baton Rouge tech community? We want to hear from you!

Speakers from historically underrepresented groups in tech are encouraged to apply to speak at the North Carolina DevFest.

Following are the main focus tracks we have planned for this DevFest based on community demand, by location:

  • Chapel Hill (at UNC-Chapel Hill Campus): Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing
  • Asheville (location TBD): Firebase and Flutter
  • Charlotte (location TBD): Google Cloud Platform

That being said, we are open to talks/presentations/workshops on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

- How you have impacted the tech industry and what you are working on next

- Transitioning into tech from a non-traditional background

- Career development advice (e.g., resume do's and don'ts, how to rock your first coding interview, how to make your LinkedIn profile standout)

- Starting your first tech company or your experience working at a tech startup

- Inclusivity and diversity in tech

- Trends in UX/UI design

- How to create a personal brand

We are open to tech talks/workshops related to, but not limited to:

- Android / App Development

- Cloud Development

- Data and Analytics

- IoT / Edge Computing

- Machine Learning

- Web Development

- Flutter, Angular, TensorFlow, React, etc.

- CSS, SaSS, Tailwind, etc.

**Sessions should be approximately 50 minutes, including time for questions.

Being a volunteer-driven/free event, we have limited funds for covering speaker expenses, please apply at the earliest and we will communicate with you regarding possible expense arrangements.