!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) is a radically eclectic, radically affordable conference of ten-minute talks about the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing. I co-founded it with a group of friends back in 2014, and we’ve been running it every May since then; in 2019 we started a second event, !!Con West. !!Con features ten-minute talks about any computing topic imaginable, as long as there’s at least one exclamation point in the title of the talk!
Until this year, every !!Con and !!Con West conference has been packed into a single weekend: a focused, intense barrage of thirty or so talks in two days. It’s a lot of fun, and when we went online for the first time last May, we stuck with that format. But this year, we’re trying something new: spreading our event out over a whole week, with a few talks per day — starting today! Our live stream launches in less than an hour (!), with our opening remarks and our first keynote talk going live at noon Pacific time. Anyone can tune in to the live stream; you don’t need to have a ticket! Check out this year’s amazing speaker lineup.