DevSpace Technical Conference 

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North Alabama's Premier
Polyglot Technology Conference

September 10th & 11th, 2020
Von Braun Center

700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

What is DevSpace

DevSpace is an annual developer’s conference that takes place in Huntsville, Alabama. Fueled by extensive space and missile research and a vibrant, emerging start-up culture, Huntsville is a market poised and ready to burst onto the national stage.

Technological interests run the gamut of every language. As such, DevSpace aims to cater to this entire atmosphere. DevSpace wants to offer talks on a variety of languages, offering attendees the ability to improve their skills within their daily technology of choice and the ability to become familiar with new technologies. Combine this with talks on soft skills and processes, DevSpace will provide an outstanding value to the attendees.

Dates for 2020 Announced

This year, the DevSpace Technical Conference will take place on September 10th and 11th. We will continue to be in the South Hall Ballrooms of the Von Braun Center. We have moved the dates from our traditional Friday and Saturday to Thursday and Friday. This was not a decision we took lightly.

We posted an informal poll in several locations, such as on our Twitter account and various Slack groups. The split between people who enjoyed Friday and Saturday was dead split with people we did not want to attend a conference on a weekend. The biggest rationale for this was the belief that weekends should be for family. While we have plans to include a family track in the future, we currently do not have the budget to include that track. As such, we have decided to try a Thursday and Friday conference.

We have also moved earlier into the year, opting for a September conference over our traditional October timing. Our primary reasoning for this came down to scheduling with the Von Braun Center. It can be difficult to find times that are available at the VBC. While we loved our mid-October time frame, we realize that we usually fell on top of fall break for all the local school systems. We had heard from many people that they usually make plans with thier families for vacations during this time.

For those curious, we were given the option to have September 11th and 12th, and decided on the 10th and 11th as a combination of the two factors mentioned above. Besides, September 12th the start start of college football season. We were tired of competing against that, anyway.

Call for Sponsors and Speakers Coming Soon

Our call for sponsors will officially open soon. Basically, we just need a little time to update the sponsorship information to the new dates. If you'd like a head start, go to the sponsors page and look at the information from last year. I promise you, it will probably be mostly the same.

While our exact dates for the Call for Speakers have not been decided, they will come soon. We usually would open the Call for Speakers during the month of May. With the conference moving up a month, we will surely have our Call for Speakers earlier that that. We don't want to commit to it being "the month of April" just yet, as there are a few backend changes we need to complete first.

Ticket Prices

The ticket prices will remain the same as last year. The pricing structure will be as follows:

Super Early Bird Tickets $100 Available until the keynote is offically announced
Early Bird Tickets $125 Available until the speakers are officially announced
Standard Tickets $150 Available until August 20th
Late Tickets $200 Available until September 11th