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!!Con 2024

August 24-25, 2024

The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

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!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) 2024 is our final event featuring two days of talks to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing.

Bruce Waggoner
Dawn Walker
Devon Tao
Julian Squires

Save the Dates!

!!Con 2024 will be held on the weekend of August 24-25, in the courtyard of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, in Santa Cruz, California, United States!

It will also be livestreamed!

Check out our program!

How do I get updates?

For updates on !!Con, follow @bangbangcon@mastodon.social, 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.

What’s so great about !!Con?

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

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

“Virtual @bangbangcon’s reminding me how much fun it is to hear people talk about what they’re passionate about” – @trudake

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

“It’s only halfway over, but @bangbangcon is setting the bar for virtual events for me. […]” – @lazerwalker

Who’s organizing all this?

The !!Con 2024 organizing team: Sarah Withee, Erty Seidohl, Lindsey Kuper, and Joshua Wise.

Special thanks to Lee Pepper, who has been invaluable in providing administrative help!

If you’d like, you can send us some mail!

Organizers emeriti: Julia Evans, Em Lazer-Walker, Maggie Zhou, Alicja Raszkowska, Leo Franchi, Nabil Hassein, Alex Clemmer, Emily Xie, Danielle Sucher, Kiran Bhattaram, Ahmed Abdalla, Dev Purandare, and Jeena Lee.

Logo design by Lea Albaugh.

!!Con 2024 is a project of the Exclamation Foundation.

Code of Conduct

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