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Awesome Conferences Awesome

An awesome list of conferences. Inspired by the awesome lists thing.

This was seeded initially from @brittanystoroz's Twitter list. The O-Reilly folder is the dedicated front end where you can filter through all of the conferences listed by @joshsimmons on his excel sheet. Initial work on this list was done by @Stephn-R.

What makes a conference awesome?

  • A code of conduct that is explicitly mentioned and upheld. For more on why, see this.
  • A great line up of talks.
  • A recurring schedule.
  • Diversity; both in the talks and in the community who attend.
  • Grants for students and minorities.
  • Accessibility for disabled persons: wheelchair access, interpreters or captioning, etc.
  • Alcohol-free drink options.
  • Quiet rooms and safe space.


North American

New York

South American




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