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!!Con 2018

May 12-13, 2018 in NYC

The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

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!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) is two days of ten-minute talks (with lots of breaks, of course!) to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing. Join us for our fifth year in 2018!

Who’s speaking?

Our 2018 keynote speakers are Mimi Onuoha and Liz Fong-Jones!

Mimi Onuoha

Mimi Onuoha is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher investigating the social results of data collection and computational categorization. Her work uses code, writing, performance, and objects to explore missing data and the ways in which people are abstracted, represented, and classified.

Onuoha has been in residence at Eyebeam, the Data & Society Research Institute, Columbia University’s Tow Center, and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited and presented workshops in festivals internationally, and in 2014 she was selected to be in the inaugural class of Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She was recently a visiting faculty member at Bennington College, and currently is teaching at NYU.

Liz Fong-Jones

Liz Fong-Jones is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Google and works on the Google Cloud Customer Reliability Engineering team in New York. She lives with her wife, metamour, and two Samoyeds in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.

Who else is speaking at !!Con 2018? Stay tuned to find out! Our call for talk proposals is now closed, and we’ve reviewed the nearly 300 (!) proposals we received and are working on notifying speakers.

Where and when?

!!Con 2018 will be held at the AppNexus headquarters at 28 West 23rd Street, 4th floor, Manhattan, NYC, on the weekend of May 12-13, 2018. Learn more about our venue!

!!Con is a pay-what-you-want conference. Stay tuned for information about registration.

What’s so great about !!Con?

Here’s what some of our 2017 speakers and attendees said about us:

“We aren’t even at lunch yet and already this is the coolest conference I’ve ever been to!” – @mahtab_sabet

“@bangbangcon managed to pack more useful info into one day than most other conferences do in 3. And it was 10x more fun.” – @johnwittrock

“It’s refreshing to learn 30+ new things about programming in a single weekend at @bangbangcon, even though I’ve been programming for so long” – @pixelyunicorn

“@bangbangcon is the most exciting and important conference in NYC” – @aaronmblevin

“@bangbangcon was awesome! Learned a lot, met very friendly people, and left inspired.” – @bxmani

We hope !!Con 2018 will be at least as good!

How do I get updates?

For updates on !!Con, follow @bangbangcon on Twitter, or sign up for our mailing list below. We send about four or five emails per year for important announcements about our venue, submission deadlines, registration, and that sort of thing. No spam, we promise, and it’s easy to unsubscribe at any time.

Who’s organizing all this?

The !!Con 2018 organizing team: Alex Clemmer, Danielle Sucher, Erty Seidohl, Julia Evans, Kiran Bhattaram, Lindsey Kuper, and Nabil Hassein. Organizers emeriti: Leo Franchi and Maggie Zhou. Logo design by Lea Albaugh.


Is your organization interested in sponsoring !!Con? Check out our sponsorship page!

Code of conduct

We have a code of conduct that all !!Con participants are required to observe.