For the Love of Code

Coding is about more than code. Whether it's building a solid community, writing good documentation, or hacking space exploration, CodeConf is about improving the software ecosystem through best practices. Come with an open mind and leave a better programmer.

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Below is a list of our amazing speaker lineup and their talk descriptions. To get the most up-to-date info follow @codeconf on Twitter.


Here is a list of all the amazing events you can expect to experience. For more info, download the Conventionist app.

Friday, April 8




Drinks at Roe 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Roe Lounge 651 Howard Street

Saturday, April 9




Registration booth open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Main Foyer
Breakfast 8:30 am – 10:00 am Main Foyer
CodeConf Kick off! 10:00 am – 10:30 am Main Ballroom
Dr Nic Williams 10:30 am – 11:00 am Main Ballroom
Coda Hale 11:15 am – 11:45 am Main Ballroom
Jonathan Rentzsch 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Main Ballroom
LUNCH 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Main Foyer
Ariel Waldman 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Main Ballroom
Jacob Kaplan-Moss 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Main Ballroom
Ryan Dahl 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Main Ballroom
Gina Trapani 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Main Ballroom
Wrap up day 1 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Main Ballroom
Lightning talks 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Main Ballroom
Shuttle service to Public Works 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hotel Entrance
Dinner, DJ, open bar! 6:30 pm – 2:00 am Public Works

Sunday, April 10




Healthy Hacker 5k 8:00 am – 2:00 am Ferry Building Main Entrance
Breakfast 8:30 am – 10:00 am Main Foyer
Morning announcements 10:00 am – 10:30 am Main Ballroom
Andy Lester 10:30 am – 11:00 am Main Ballroom
Seth Fitzsimmons 11:15 am – 11:45 am Main Ballroom
Amanda Wixted 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Main Ballroom
LUNCH 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Main Foyer
Mike Krieger 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Main Ballroom
Jeremy Ashkenas 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Main Ballroom
Nicole Sullivan 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Main Ballroom
Matt Mullenweg 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Main Ballroom
Closing Statements, sorrowful goodbyes, yearbook signatures 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Main Ballroom
Dine with a Speaker 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Various locations


CodeConf 2011 will be held at the Hyatt Regency, located on SF’s famous Embarcadero.

Getting to San Francisco

The BART system makes it extremely easy to get from the airport to the conference location. The BART connects directly to SFO, and will let you out a block away from the hotel. Here’s how to find and use BART in the airport:

You will want to purchase a ticket to Embarcadero Street stop. When you get off at Embarcadero, the hotel is 1-minute away. Here's a map!

Getting Around SF

Between the BART and MUNI systems, you’ll have no trouble navigating the 7x7 mile peninsula that we call home. We suggest getting a Clipper Card with Cash Value on it for the weekend. That way, no matter which system you use, you’ll be covered. You can buy a Clipper Card in any BART/Muni station, just look for the machines.

Stuff to See and Do

If you’ve never been to San Francisco (or even if you have) here are some of GitHub’s favorite must-dos:

Golden Gate Park

Stretching from the ocean to three miles inland, it is one of the largest city parks – 20% larger than Central Park. While you could spend days exploring it, we recommend renting a bike and riding through.

GitHub Tip: Stop at the DeYoung Museum, which is located just off JFK Drive. Access to their tower is free, and it offers an amazing 360 degree view of the city. If you like science museums, be sure to check out the Academy of Science, right across the street.

Musee Mechanique

Hands down one of the coolest museums we’ve ever been to. Located near the über touristy Pier 39, this museum houses hundreds of vintage mechanical wonders – from turn of the century fortune telling machines to a vast collection of 80s video games.

Ocean Beach

If you ride through Golden Gate Park, you will find yourself at Ocean Beach.

GitHub Tip: If the weather isn’t in your favor, get a pint and a window seat at Beach Chalet, and enjoy a view of the Pacific while keeping toasty warm.

Golden Gate Bridge/Crissy Fields

For a fantastic view of our famous bridge, head over to Crissy Fields.

GitHub Tip: Rent a bike and ride it over the bridge. The view into the city from the other side is breathtaking, and how awesome will it be to tell people your biked over the Golden Gate?

Ride a Cable Car

A classic SF experience that always makes us feel like kids again.

GitHub Tip: Take the Powell & Hyde Street cable car to the Buena Vista and have an Irish coffee from the place where it was invented. (You can get it from the turnaround in front of the Gap, or if you want to skip the line—the stop in front of H&M, just down the block.)

The Mission

Between the dive bars, hip restaurants, tasty street food, and quirky shops, it's basically the best SF neighborhood.

GitHub Tip: Start off with a strong cup of Four Barrel coffee. Next try a delicious burrito at Papalote or Pancho Villa. Once you've recovered from your food coma, grab a cup of salted caramel ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery and head to Dolores Park to do some people watching. After the sun sets, walk to Kilowatt and down a PBR while enjoying the 80s Metallica playing on the jukebox.

North Beach

Home of the beat generation and the best Italian food in the city.

GitHub Tip: For a true beatnik experience, get a drink at Specs. Part bar, part archive, it’s a place frozen in an era passed. Oh, and order the cheese plate. Fontina cut from a massive wheel paired with saltines. Goes great with a Guinness.


Your CodeConf pass includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both conference days.

Both nights will have parties. Whether you want to stay at the hotel and hack or meet some fellow coders, we've got you covered.


Join us on Sunday morning for a 5k fun run through and around beautiful San Francisco. This event is for everyone—if we can do it after a long night of drinking, we know you can too! Organized and sponsored by the awesome folks at a Brighter Planet. Post-party grogginess begone! There will be prizes!

Sunday night you'll have the opportunity to dine with one of CodeConf's fabulous speakers.


Chat with other attendees in the CodeConf group.

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