This is the announcement you probably knew was coming, and we have so many mixed emotions about this, but unfortunately Beer City Code 2020 will not be able to take place this year.
We have so many talented and amazing speakers, and sponsors, and volunteers, and community members who have stuck with us and kept submitting talks and putting in time and resources. We found a new downtown venue and were working on upgrades to pretty much every part of the experience, but it isn't fair or responsible to wait any longer to make this difficult call.
But looking for a silver lining, we are already in talks and discussions with speakers, and venues, and sponsors for our Beer City Code 2021 event - the year our local conference becomes a teenager - and with a "Save The Date" of June 19, 2021 (more details to come). We are looking at a bunch of upgrades across the board which will be the next evolution or even metamorphosis of the conference. The pace of change in our shared digital world is only increasing, and regular learning, together with an amazing community, is at the core of our shared success.
We do know that when this crisis does pass, that our communities will be very eager to get together and engage and share our ideas and experiences and stories once again - and we want to be a big part of that. But we also strive to be a safe place for everyone, and good stewards of the resources that we are honored to be trusted with, so this year will be a time to recharge and be ready to be a big part of how our community rebuilds from this challenging time.
Until we can see each other in person again, stay safe, and stay well, and continue to support one another.
-The BCC Team
Beer City Code is an annual conference for software developers held in Grand Rapids, MI, also known as Beer City, USA. Software creators of all types are welcome, even those who don't care for beer.
The main conference is held Saturday, June 19, 2021 with optional day-long workshops the day before, Friday, June 18.
The Beer City Code conference grew our of the success of its predecessor, Grand Rapids DevDay, but was renamed in 2017 to embrace its much more broad appeal outside the Grand Rapids area.
With several day-long workshops to choose from focusing on many different exciting and cutting-edge technolgies, our workshop attendees will be able to get hands-on in a smaller classroom setting with our excellent instructors.
Buy a ticket for both a workshop and the conference day to get the most bang for your buck, and don't forget to upgrade to the VIP package and you can top off your weekend with a party at a local establishment with our speakers and VIPs.
Saturday is the main event. Don't miss a moment of this exciting day packed full of top-tier speakers presenting on some very interesting, useful, and cutting-edge technologies and topics.
You won't go hungry, eiter! We'll feed you coffee, snacks, and a filling lunch to keep your brain fueled for all the learning it's going to do.
Be smart and combine your conference ticket with a Friday workshop ticket. You'll save money and learn one topic of your choice in much more detail in a hands-on classroom setting. The VIP package will also get you into a party with our speakers, and VIPs, so why not go all in and register for that?
Developer Evangelist, Twilio
Corey Weathers is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio who is passionate about sharing how magical software can be. In addition to his time at Twilio, he has worked in a variety of software development roles over the past 15 years at the IRS, Microsoft and others. Whether coding & coaching at hackathons, talking code at tech conferences & meetups, or streaming it live on Twitch, Corey uses each experience as an opportunity to inspire and equip developers. He is also passionate about bringing awareness to tech inclusion opportunities, as he partners with organizations like StartOut, Inclusion, and Per Scholas to introduce underrepresented communities to careers in tech.
Corey holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and a BS in Systems & Computer Science from Howard University. While he’s a native New Yorker at heart, he’s proud to make central PA home with his family.
Workshops and sessions
Tickets will be made available in Spring 2021.
We'll be back!
Tech conferences can be busy and overwhelming places to meet people, especially if you feel like you don't fit in.
"By the Grace of Hops" is a diversity and inclusion mixer for Beer City Code attendees occuring the evening before the conference--and inspired by the indomitable Grace Hopper. We hope it provides people in under-represented groups in the tech industry a chance to get to know each other before the conference.
We'll provide the hors d'oeuvres and drinks; you provide the friendly face. We hope it provides everyone an opportunity to meet a few other friendly faces that they can look for at the conference the following day.
places with a group rate
Due to a local city-wide volleyball tournament the same weekend, please book your hotel early.
If you have trouble, check back around May 1 to see if any blocks are removed from other local hotels.
2321 East Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Rate $189.00 + tax (Use Group Name: Beer City Code)
Reservations must be received by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 .
433 Dudley Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Rate $239.00 + tax (Use Group Name: Beer City Code 2019)
(2 Night Minimum based on 5/31 and 6/1)
Guestrooms will be held until Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Discounted group parking of $10.00 per day.
Free hot breakfast served daily, mini-refrigerators in every spacious guest room, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
other nearby places to stay
3000 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512