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Who you’ll meet at’s free, hybrid Developers Conference

As part of Philly Tech Week 2022, mid- to senior-level technologists will come together to learn from a bevy of industry leaders, plus interact in small group settings.'s Developers Conference is back. ( image)
At, we’re flipping the idea of a conference on its head, making “presenter” and “audience” a thing of the past.

Instead, we’re offering the opportunity for deep reflection as well as consultation and discussion on an array of languages, environments and styles. Are you a mid- to senior-level technologist and interested? You’re in luck.

Not only is this year’s Developers Conference as part of the 12th annual Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast fast approaching on Tuesday, May 10, but it’s free, includes asynchronous offerings, and carries no expectation that you will hold your burning questions until the end. We like to wrap up with happy hour instead.

RSVP for the free Developers Conference

Our pre-recorded technical talks from leading experts will be shared with your free registration. Listen on your own time to real case studies out of fast-growth startups, experimental projects and at-scale corporate giants. Dive into what interests you and leave the rest.

Here’s what some of that pre-recorded programming will address:

Then, on Tuesday, May 10, join us in Philadelphia for the in-person, small group discussions. Take a look at the full programming schedule and what those facilitators have planned for their huddle sessions:

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Welcome and registration (4 p.m. ET)

Huddle session 1 (4:30 p.m. ET), featuring:

  • Chris Vokolos, senior technical product owner, enterprise CI/CD pipeline at Vanguard, on scaling CI/CD
  • Ben Klang, VP of business technology at Power Home Remodeling, on whether microservices 10 years on are worth the hype
  • Daniel Singer, director of engineering at Crossbeam, on engineering career ladders and promotions in a remote world
  • J.D. Herr, lead data scientist, and Dante Gates, data scientist at Perpay, on continuous everything for data science
  • Clinton Johnson, solution architect at Esri, on creating inclusive teams and products
  • Surera Ward, founder and CEO of Girls Fix It, on the future of AI and machine learning in automobiles

Break 1 (5:15 p.m. ET)

Huddle session 2 (5:30 p.m. ET), featuring:

  • Quincy Iheme, manager of software development and engineering at Comcast, on choosing between senior engineer and people leader
  • Srinath Chigullapalli, global head of identity and access management at Vanguard, on security modernization
  • Rob Frieman, executive director of engineering at URBN, on building skills while building features
  • Andrey Utis, VP of software engineering, payments and money movement, and Kiran Satelli, director of software engineering at Capital One, on serving millions of customers serverless
  • Colin Dean, managing director at Code & Supply, on making Python devex

Break 2 (6:15 p.m. ET)

Networking happy hour (6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET)

This year’s conference is absolutely free due to support from the Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative. Developers, we’re looking forward to chatting with you (not talking at you) soon.

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Companies: Code & Supply / URBN / Vanguard / Crossbeam / Power Home Remodeling / Perpay / Capital One / Comcast / Esri / Etsy

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