CodeConf LA 2016

June 27 - June 29

CodeConf LA converged June 27-29, 2016 in sunny Los Angeles for three days of unforgettable presentations and discussions.

This year's event focused on systems engineering projects, practices, and programs in the open source community. We explored topics ranging from systems programming practices to operating applications at scale over three days and more than 30 sessions, lightning talks, and workshops.

See what people are saying, download speakers' slides, and browse photos from the event here.



Tuesday, June 28

Breakfast, Registration & Badge Pickup

The Perfect Programming Language

Michael Bernstein, Code Climate


12 Factor Apps and Kubernetes

Kelsey Hightower, Google


Rust: Systems Programming for Web Developers

Herman Radtke, | HauteLook

Rust's Community Automation

E. Dunham, Mozilla


Natural language analysis of Bowie's personas

Anton McConville, IBM Canada

Distributed Consensus with Raft

John Feminella, Pivotal


The <3 of npm

Stephanie Snopek, npm, Inc.

The Open Source Contributor Funnel

Mike McQuaid, GitHub

Extended Break

Lending Privilege

Anjuan Simmons, Assemble Systems

What happens when military veterans learn to code.

David Molina, Operation Code


Let's Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open Certificate Authority

Josh Aas, Let's Encrypt

Wednesday, June 29


Emerging Models for Open Source Contributions

Nadia Eghbal


The HashiCorp Formula to Open Source

Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp


Building an Open Source Cloud

Elizabeth K Joseph, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

From Closed to Open, A Tale About Parse

Florent Vilmart, AmpMe


Design for Non-Designers

Tracy Osborn, Hello Web App

Behavior Design: Teaching Your Users' Security

Sonya Mann


Enabling Data-Driven Public-Private Collaborations

Tyrone Grandison, US Department of Commerce

Twitter Heron In Practice

Maosong Fu, Twitter


Crescent Wrenches, Socket Sets, and Other Tools For Debugging

Kerri Miller, GitHub


Join us a day early for a day of hands-on workshops led by experts in InnerSource, Neo4j, and Git. Admission is included in your CodeConf LA ticket, but space is limited so RSVP today to save yourself a seat. The workshops will take place on June 27th at the W Hollywood.

Transitioning to InnerSource

June 27, 10:30AM-12:00PM

InnerSource applies the lessons learned from large-scale distributed open source projects to proprietary engineering. Benefits include increased delivery velocity, smoother collaboration between groups, higher-quality development, and documentation that appears without having to resort to threats of removing the soda machine.

Cedric Williams examines the factors that keep software teams from collaborating effectively, explores the model of development used for Apache Software Foundation projects, and talks about ways to bridge the two approaches. You’ll learn practical guidelines and business justifications for building InnerSource practices in your organization, as well as some antipatterns to watch out for.

Demolitions and Dalí: Web Dev and Data in a Graph Database

June 27, 1:15-2:45PM

Neo4j is a NoSQL graph database based on links between records. This workshop uses Python code samples to walk through two real-world examples of linked data, including designing a graph database from scratch, for art and artists at the Museum of Modern Art, and analyzing demolition data by processing road network data from OpenStreetMap.

Dissecting Git's Guts

June 27, 3:00-4:30PM

How does Git work? We’ll use Git’s plumbing commands to dissect the underlying structures that constitute Git and discuss how it is essentially structured as a Merkle DAG.

In doing so, we’ll solidify our conceptual understanding of Git, exploring questions such as: How does Git store our information? What is at the heart of a branch? What is actually happening when you do a Git checkout? Or a reset? Why is data (almost) never lost in Git?


Pre-Conference Entertainment

Tour TBD - June 27, time tbd

Night Tour TBD - June 27, time tbd

Conference Venue

Avalon Hollywood

1735 Vine St, Los Angeles,
California 90028

CodeConf LA will be held at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks. From The Beatles first West Coast performance in 1964 to the Rolling Stone Grammy party last year, Avalon’s unrivaled sound and light system and recent remodel make this the must attend venue in Hollywood.

Avalon Hollywood is located at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Vine St, just 5 minutes walk from the Hollywood/Vine Metro Stop and the W Hotel.


W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood,
California 90028

Just a five minute walk from the conference venue, the W Hollywood is situated on Hollywood Blvd, under the shadow of the iconic Hollywood sign.

We've negotiated a discount on rooms for CodeConf LA attendees. Click here to make a reservation at the W Hollywood. Please note this code must be used by June 15.

After Party

Hyde Sunset Kitchen

June 28, 2016

8117 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles,
California 90046

The CodeConf LA Afterparty will be held at Hyde Sunset Kitchen. Located on an iconic corner of the Sunset Strip. Attendees are invited to join us at Hyde for a rousing game of pub trivia, delectable dessert bites by Top Chef Chris Crary, and friendly conversation around the patio firepit.

Getting There

Hollywood, Los Angeles, is accessible from several airports: LAX, LGB and BUR (the closest to our venue). From these airports, you can use Uber, taxi, shuttle, or metro to get into town. More information is available here.




Your ticket includes access to all conference workshops, sessions, events, and activities.

Our Scholarship Program

A ticket for $399

Purchase an all-conference ticket to be donated to our diversity scholarship program. Purchasing this ticket does not provide you admission to CodeConf, but it does provide admission for individuals from underrepresented groups. Scholarship tickets are distributed by our participating organizations.

For a scholarship ticket

We've set aside tickets, and other CodeConf attendees have donated tickets, exclusively for groups working to improve the diversity of our community. You can apply to receive one of these tickets through one of our participating organizations.


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