2023 Event Details and Registration

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Venue and Dates

The 2023 Carolina Code Conference will be held on August 19th, 2023 in the Clemson University space of the Greenville ONE building on the 5th floor.

Greenville ONE
1 N. Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

Walking Directions from Aloft Hotel to Greenville ONE

Aloft Downtown Greenville Hotel

The Aloft Greenville Downtown hotel is immediately adjacent to the venue and has provided a group rate of $169 for traveling conference attendees to book for the nights of August 18th and 19th. Reserve your room now with this discount link!


Tickets to the 2023 event are free, but limited with a total of 150 available for the event. Ticket availability has been announced. General availability will be July 14th at 9am and VIP early access opened 2 weeks ahead on June 30th. Subscribe here for notifications as soon as they become available.

Schedule of the Day

7:00am - Volunteers Setup
7:45am - Sponsors Setup
8:15am - Doors open to attendees
9:00am - “Welcome back to the Carolina Code Conference” // Barry Jones
9:30am - 12:30pm - Morning Talks
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch Hour
1:30pm - 4:45pm - Afternoon Talks
4:45pm - Conference close and evening activities coordination
5:00pm - Dismissed for dinner and evening activities with 150 new friends

DC864 will be running a cybersecurity Capture the Flag event at the conference too!

Speaker Schedule

Full Schedule & Talk Descriptions

Morning Talks (9:30am - 12:30pm)

9:30am - Ruby on Rails on the JVM with JRuby // Charles Nutter, The JRuby Guy at Red Hat
10:30am - How a Design System can help Developers and Designers (mostly) Maintain Product Sanity // Sean Reid, Lead UX Developer for iHeartRadio, teacher and wearer of many hats
11:00am - Three.js Hello Cube - A Beginner’s Guide // Nate Argaw, Freelance Web Developer
11:15am - Does This Look Weird? An Introduction to Anomaly Detection // Kevin Feasel, CTO at FareGame Inc
11:45am - What’s Special About Snowflake? // John Wessel, Founder at Agreeable Data
12:00pm - “Be Curious, Not Judgemental” // Stephanie Cushing, Frontend Software Engineer at Orange Bees

Lunch Hour (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

During our lunch hour we can eat, socialize and participate in round table discussions about careers direction and meetups, kicked off by some updates from our active community members.

12:40pm - Make it real // Joey Loman, Shopkeeper at SynergyMill DIY Workshop
1:00pm - State of the tech talent ecosystem // Lelia King, Executive Director at Build Carolina

Afternoon Talks (1:30pm - 4:45pm)

1:30pm - Technology Adoption Through History // Bruce Tate, Founder at Groxio
2:30pm - Java must be faster, time for the Ventor API // Benjamin Trent, Principal Software Engineer at Elastic
2:45pm - From Carolina to Y Combinator - Lessons learned getting into YC // Matt Hamann, CTO at Rownd, Inc
3:15pm - Accelerating QA using Deep Learning // Amar Chheda, Data Science Engineer at Orange Bees, Making Data Simple
3:30pm - The Wonderful World of Incremental Time-Series ETL // Bennett Meares, Data Engineer at Stratifyd, Inc
4:00pm - Automate It: CI/CD for Native Mobile Apps // Todd Gower, CTO at Hiatus
4:15pm - Zero to Production: Using Rust to Build a Hyper Performant Distributed SaaS Platform // James Shockley, Founding Engineer at Neurelo

Evening Activities

After the conference, we invite you to go spend some time with your new friends in downtown Greenville. Go get dinner, take a walk through Falls Park or participate in some of the evening activities we’re planning around the conference.

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