Hackference 2017

2016 was fantastic, want to come and enjoy Hackference in 2017, head to https://2017.hackference.co.uk.

Hackference 2016

21st - 23rd October 2016, Birmingham UK

Now in its fourth year, the Hackference Conference portion is being held in its most beautifully unique venue yet! We are taking over The Electric in Birmingham, to have an amazing cast of speakers cover a full spectrum of topics. From languages and paradigms to API's and hobby projects, there is something for everyone. So if you are new to programming and computers, an industry expert or anywhere inbetween the two - you do not want to miss out.

As usual, we'll make sure you will have the best conference lunch you'll ever have, enough snacks and drinks to keep your mind fresh, lots of chances for networking and free entry into our amazing after-party. And you'll get priority tickets to our legendary Hackathon when those tickets are released!

The Venue

This year we are proud to be holding the conference at The Electric, the oldest working cinema in the UK. You'll be treated by its beautiful rooms, comfortable cinema seats, super location - directly behing Grand Central Station (perfect for those who are using public transport) and complimentary snacks, drinks and lunch.

The Electric Cinema
47–49 Station Street
B5 4DY

Conference Narrators

Cristiano Betta

Full Stack Developer, Developer Advocate, ex-PayPal, event organiser at Geeks of London. Owner of some crazy cats. Obsessed with @mseckington.

Loves to code in Ruby, Rails & JS. Appreciates web standards, continuous integration, distributed version control systems, test driven development, and coffee.

Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose is a self taught technologist obsessed with working to foster more equal access to technical education and digital spaces. She’s also founded the Open Code meetup series and co-founded Trans*Code. She’s always interested in hearing about your newest project so come find her for a chat.

Conference Cast

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein


Below is the running order, find the talks you want to see most.