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!!Con 2021

May 15-22, 2021

The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

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!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) 2021 was a week of ten-minute talks (with lots of breaks, of course!) to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing.

Aaron A. Reed
Alex Pounds
Alicja Raszkowska
Andrew Sillers
Angie Jones
Anjana Vakil
Daniel Temkin
Dasha Ilina
Jade Fink
JeanHeyd Meneide
John Feminella
Jonathan Kingsley
Kate Temkin
Kimberly Wilber
Laura Kurup
Lynn Pepin
Martin Gaston
Michael Woods
Nathan Kiesman
Nicholas Carlini
Patrick Stefaniak
Paul Pollack
Paweł Marczewski
Phil Salvador
Pokey Rule
Quinn Dombrowski
Rebecca Ravenoak
Richard Schneeman
Robyn Speer
Rocky Kev
Sara Farquharson
Sven Dahlstrand
Tom Verbeure
Wade Minter
William Woodruff
Zachary Kanfer

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 speaking?

Our call for talk proposals is closed. Thanks for all your wonderful talk proposal submissions! Learn more about our amazing speakers!

Where and when?

!!Con 2021 was held online, the week of May 15-22, 2021!!

!!Con was a pay-what-you-want conference. Our registration was open April 24th (first batch) and April 26th (second batch).

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 2021 organizing team: Joshua Wise, Erty Seidohl, Julia Evans, Alicja Raszkowska, Sarah Withee, Dev Purandare, and Lindsey Kuper. If you’d like, you can send us some mail!

Organizers emeriti: Leo Franchi, Nabil Hassein, Maggie Zhou, Alex Clemmer, Emily Xie, Danielle Sucher, Kiran Bhattaram, and Ahmed Abdalla

Logo design by Lea Albaugh.

!!Con 2021 is a project of the Exclamation Foundation.


Is your organization interested in sponsoring !!Con? Check out our sponsorship prospectus, or directly get in touch.

Code of conduct

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