DevChatt, a technology conference hosted by The Chattanooga Technology Council, announced Friday that Jacob Kaplan-Moss, lead developer and co-creator of the popular web-development framework Django, will be the keynote speaker at the two-day technology conference.
DevChatt, which takes place March 26 - 27 in various spaces on Main Street, is a free, technology-focused conference and expo for software developers, engineers, technologists and technology enthusiasts.
"DevChatt was created to bring developers together in the city in order to encourage collaboration on projects and to connect people with common interests and goals," said Rob Righter, director of technology at Medium and co-creator and organizer of the first-year event. "We believe we'll be able to help build a larger software development community and you never know, perhaps even a new startup business could come out of it."
Combining approaches from the unconference movement and more traditional conferences, DevChatt is both a place for attendees to grow their knowledge and to educate each other. Registration for presenters is online and free, and persons interested in presenting should visit http://devchatt.org/#register to register. Presentation topics are decided by the presenter and are 45 minutes in length.
The PreDevChatt speaker is Opera web browser developer and enthusiast, Chris Mills, who will be speaking the week prior to DevChatt on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Auditorium. People interested in attending PreDevChatt should visit http://event.pingg.com/chrismills to RSVP.
DevChatt attendee registration is free and will take place the day of the conference. For additional information and the conference schedule, visit http://devchatt.org.
DevChatt sponsors include: The Chattanooga Technology Council, EPB Fiber Optics, Easy Designs, Medium, Springboard, Innovate Here, Covenant College, The University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Chattanooga State, ChattaMac, CHAphp, O Reilly and Chattarati.