Clearwater® will welcome an expected 700 attendees to downtown Boise on October 11, for the fifth annual DevCon development conference.
DevCon 2019: Lighting the Future will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Boise Centre East. The free, all-day event features speakers and panel presentations on a variety of topics ranging from 3D animation and immersive digital media, to data science, programming languages, and professional development in the tech industry. Attendees will learn from speakers that include Clearwater engineers, university professors, and panelists from the Boise tech community. Jared Owen, who has amassed 300,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, will share how he became a successful YouTuber by creating videos featuring 3D animations. Daniel Higginbotham, author of Clojure for the Brave and True, will discuss application frameworks and navigating the ever-changing technological landscape.
“We host DevCon every year as a way to breathe new technologies into our research and development organization. It's one of my favorite days of the year, when many of our employees (past, present, and possibly future) share what they're passionate about,” said James Price, Chief Technology Officer at Clearwater Analytics. “This year we have a number of outside speakers who've agreed to come and present. It's going to be electric!”
DevCon was started five years ago as a way for Clearwater developers and analysts to step outside their day-to-day tasks to learn new skills and technologies. In 2019, for the second consecutive year, the conference has expanded beyond Clearwater to include many speakers and participants from outside the company. The event features a keynote address, discussion panels, and workshops across 33 sessions. Guests from Boise State University, area high schools, and other local technology firms and organizations are expected to participate. DevCon is hosted as part of Boise Startup Week, Idaho’s largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event.
Presentations will be recorded and hosted on YouTube. Select presentations will also be streamed live during the conference.