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!!Con West 2019

the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

Feb 23 - 24, 2019; Santa Cruz, CA

Thanks for a great !!Con West 2019!

We will have the videos up soon!


!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) West was a two-day conference of ten-minute talks about the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing, and the west-coast successor to !!Con! It was held in Santa Cruz, California, on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, on February 23-24, 2019!

!!Con West was a pay-what-you-want conference, with tickets that were completely sold out; we sold our tickets on Eventbrite!

!!Con West was also livestreamed (sponsored by our EXCELLENT!! friends at Stripe) and recorded, speaker permitting!

Who spoke?

Two amazing keynote speakers (Lynn Cyrin and VJ Um Amel), and 30 other amazing speakers! We were incredibly excited by this year’s talk line-up, and we know that you will be too – check it out!

Alex Rasmussen
Amrita Mazumdar
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Annie Cherkaev
Arshia Mufti
Breanne Boland
Daisy Tsang
Eric Fischer
Eric Weinstein
Jennifer Wang
Jerry van Leeuwen
Katharine Berry
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Lynn Cyrin
Max Kreminski
Michael Albaugh
Michael Arntzenius
Michael Knowles
Michael Malis
Mike Lazer-Walker
Misty de Meo
Molly Lloyd
Nick Piesco
Ori Bernstein
Pranshu Bajpai
Simon Porter
Tabitha Sable
Tobias Bieniek
Tom Verbeure
Vj Um Amel
Wesley Aptekar-Cassels
Zack M. Davis

Our call for talk proposals is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted one!

What was the schedule of the event?

The rough schedule looked like this for both days:

  • Registration opens at 9am. Continental breakfast will be available.
  • First talk starts at 10:30am.
  • Boxed lunch will be served around 12:30pm.
  • Wrap-up will end by 5pm.

The detailed program has more information.

How do I get updates on future !!Cons West?

Follow us on Twitter at @bangbangconwest!

You can also subscribe to our mailing list! We send roughly five emails a year, and we’ll never share your email address with anyone else.

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Who sponsored?

We had a sponsorship prospectus available, or sponsors could get in touch!

Who organized?

The !!Con West 2019 organizing team was Dema Abu Adas, Dev Purandare, Janice Shiu, Jeena Lee, Jessica Rudder, Joshua Wise, Lindsey Kuper, Maggie Zhou, Sara Chicazul, and Taylor Hodge.

Send us an e-mail if you’d like to get in touch.