Polyglot Unconference 2016

May 28th

Vancouver, Canada


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The 5th annual Polyglot Unconference.

Polyglot is a "non-denominational" software development un-conference event that encourages software developers and operators from different stacks, backgrounds and with different opinions to come together for one day of spontaneous sharing, teaching and learning.


Polyglot software development is the practice of utilizing multiple languages, frameworks and stacks to build software.

At the core of the Polyglot Conference is creating an opportunity to celebrate software development diversity and break away from typically language-specific user groups and conferences to come together to talk about the challenges and interests that we all have in common.


What's an "un"-conference?

Also called an "open space", an un-conference is a participant driven conference. Attendees will come together in the morning to propose conference topics and offer to lead and facilitate these talks, discussions, panels, coding dojos, and more. Open space events have an emphasis on spontaneous learning and sharing that differs from traditional conference formats. It's an experience like no other.


The Polyglot Conference is made possible by our generous sponsors and volunteers.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, click here for details and please contact us at sponsors@polyglotconf.com.

Volunteer at the Polyglot Conference

If you are interested in helping out and volunteering at the conference, please contact us at volunteers@polyglotconf.com.

Conference Saturday May 28

Open Space

Open-space conferences are spontaneously scheduled 100% attendee driven. Sessions will be proposed, selected and organized at the opening the conference but we encourage attendees to suggest and discuss ideas in advance.

For now, you can use the #polyglotconf hashtag or tweet your ideas @polyglotconf and we will share them with other attendees.


08:00 AMRegistration Starts
08:45Opening and Introduction (Theatre Room C300)
09:15Session Pitching and Voting
10:00Lightning Talks
10:30Session 1
11:30Session 2
12:15 PMLunch
01:30Session 3
02:30Session 4
03:30Session 5
04:30Closing Remarks (Theatre Room C300)
05:30Social at Steamworks


There will be a social gathering at Steamworks immediately following the Conference.

Complimentary food and refreshments will be available throughout the night to keep the conversations going.

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UBC Robson Square Workshops and Conference

800 Robson St (between Hornby St and Howe St) Downtown Vancouver Canada

Enter on "Plaza Level", immediately beside (west of) outdoor Skating Rink. Go downstairs to "Classroom Level". Refer to floor plan.

Steamworks Brew Pub Saturday Afterparty

The Landing, 375 Water St (at Richards St) Downtown Vancouver Canada




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Code of Conduct

tl;dr: Be Excellent To Each Other! And please, don’t be a jerk. Read the full policy.