Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level, but beginners may find the talks difficult to follow as they assume an audience comfortable with everyday programming concepts and practices. Attendees should be comfortable with at least one programming language (meaning that they can program in it without having to consult syntax documentation). Knowing multiple languages, especially from different paradigms, is all the better.
Presentations happen 9 AM - 5 PM both days (with 1.5 hours for lunch somewhere in there). The schedule is fluid right now since we don't know the full speaker lineup or how much time each speaker will take.
Check-in opens at 8 AM each day and we need to be completely out of the venue by 6 PM each day.
Don't forget the party at Optimism Brewery the first night of the conference!
Yes! We haven't figured out the specifics yet, but we'll keep you up to date.
Not this year. We understand it is difficult (impossible?) for many people to travel to Seattle and we plan to figure this out.
Sorry, we've got all the volunteers we need!
No refunds. Sorry!
We'd be happy to transfer your ticket until April 13th, though. Just send us an email including the transferee's contact information. Note that we may not be able to print proper badges for transfers in April, but they'll definitely get in!
No, sorry. You can transfer your ticket to someone else, though!
The Egyptian Theatre, located at 805 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Gender-neutral restrooms are quickly spreading through Capitol Hill, but the Egyptian is an old building with old-style, gendered restrooms. (There's not even an employee restroom that we can make gender-neutral; we asked.) However, everyone should use the restroom of their choice.
No; it's a theater, not a conference center, so there's not a lot of extra space. However, hotels will allow you to leave luggage with them after checkout.
No rental car necessary. You can take the Link light rail from Sea-Tac airport. Trains leave every 6-10 minutes depending on time of day, and the last train leaves Sea-Tac airport around 12:49 AM. Take the northbound train toward the University of Washington (there's only one line). If you're staying at the Silver Cloud Hotel, get off at the Capitol Hill station, then walk south on Broadway for six blocks. If you're staying downtown, you probably want to get off at Westlake Station, which exits to 5th and Pine. Taxis, Ubers and Lyfts are also available at the airport.
Coffee: Victrola (six blocks) or, if you're in a rush, Caffe Vita (two blocks). Out of towners, take note: "short", "tall", "venti", "half caff", "skinny", and many other terms are Starbucksisms that are illegal in Seattle! You probably want an 8 oz Americano or latte.
Beer: Pine Box (six blocks) is roomy, with food and a diverse beer menu. Most of Seattle's local microbreweries are somewhat far from downtown, but you can find their beers on tap at many bars. Rainier is the local "just a beer".
Not this year.
Yes. Check here for details.