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!!Con West 2020

Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2020 in Santa Cruz, CA

the joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

!!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 29th and March 1st, 2020!

!!Con West was a pay-what-you-want conference; tickets that were completely sold out.

Who spoke?

We had 26 incredible speakers this year, including our three amazing keynote speakers, isis agora lovecruft, Erin Rose Glass, and Kate Compton! We were incredibly excited by this year’s talk line-up; video recordings will be available soon, sponsored by Recurse Center.

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.

Who sponsored?

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

Other sponsorship

Recurse Center sponsored live video streaming and the recorded talks; LightStep sponsored our famous open captioning, and Saturday’s delicious lunch!

Who’s organized?

The !!Con West 2020 organizing team was Dema Abu Adas, Dev Purandare, Gargi Sharma, Jeena Lee, Joshua Wise, Lindsey Kuper, and Varun Gandhi.

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