An open source conference,
by and for developers across the globe

June 21 - 25, 2015 | Hynes Convention Center | Boston, MA | USA

The time has come! We can't wait to see you in Boston's Back Bay this June for a week of keynotes, technical sessions, BoFs, evening programming events, and more - all for those who build.

Advance Registration: $750

Come to hack, come to learn. Join the Nation.

Featured speakers

Pardon the introduction

Meet a handful of DevNation coders and thought leaders bound to Bring It with killer technical sessions.

  • Sarah Novotny
    Evangelist, NGINX
  • Chris Aniszczyk
    Head of open source, Twitter
  • Tyler Jewell
    CEO, Codenvy
  • Jérôme Petazzoni
    Tinkerer extraordinaire, Docker, Inc.
  • Craig McLuckie
    Senior product manager, Google Cloud Platform
  • Robyn Bergeron
    Operations advocate, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch)
  • Kris Borchers
    Executive director, jQuery Foundation


We're proud to announce the DevNation session agenda, presented by thought leaders in web, mobile, cloud, data, IoT, and DevOps.


This year at DevNation we're introducing a new concept - Pulse sessions. Because in development we embrace change and cannot anticipate every success, we're leaving an open slot on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to build upon the hottest topics of the previous day. These will be assigned just-in-time and announced the evening before the session, so be sure to let us know during the conference if you've got ideas to share!

Hands-On Labs

We've added 8 Hands-On Labs to this year's schedule! Bring your own laptop and get coding with these two-hour double block sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Our presenters will have instructions to get you bootstrapped and on your way.

Open Source is about more than code; it's about collaboration and working together. In addition to the Red Hat associates working on DevNation, we've enlisted some community heros to help with the session selection process in evaluating the call for papers to assemble our varied and technical agenda. Many thanks for their efforts!

Simon Maple
Simon Maple
Developer advocate at ZeroTurnaround

Simon is a Developer Advocate at ZeroTurnaround and founder of the vJUG (virtualJUG), in addition to being an active member of the London Java Community (LJC) organising group and LJC JCP EC committee member. Simon used to be a tester, developer and technical evangelist for IBM on the WebSphere Application Server for 12 years prior to joining ZeroTurnaround. He's married with a son and dog who he tries to spend as much quality time with as he can.

Joel Tosi
Joel Tosi
Independent consultant

“Less talk, more rock” are words Joel Tosi likes to live by. Instead of telling teams what to do, he prefers to pair with organizations and teams to create meaningful products. Whether working with product owners on product learning, testing teams trying to balance automation, or developers and operations teams interested in continuous delivery, Joel enjoys rolling up his sleeves to work with the teams. Sharing his experiences as a coach, architect, developer, and manager, he is a hands-on collaborator and community builder. Joel brings this perspective and an understanding of the social aspects of software to help facilitate team and product growth.

Christian Kaltepoth
Christian Kaltepoth
Senior developer at ingenit

Christian Kaltepoth is Senior Developer at ingenit in Dortmund, Germany. His passion is around developing business applications based on Java EE technologies. He is a regular open source contributor and involved in projects like Apache DeltaSpike, Rewrite, PrettyFaces, Togglz and others. Christian is member of the JSR 371 expert group and a frequent speaker at major conferences.

Rabea Gransberger
Rabea Gransberger
Software department lead at MEKO-S

Rabea studied computer science at the University of Bremen and graduated in 2008 with a diploma. Since then she works as a software developer, software department lead and is leading various projects at MEKO-S. Her main focus is on developing clean code and training the developers of her team to improve their quality of code. In 2012 Rabea has started a new Java User Group in Bremen and is leading it since then. She has been speaking at various conferences around the world and helped shaping the program for the JavaLand conference in 2015. Besides software development Rabea loves to watch football and is going to the local Weserstadium for every game of her favorite team.

Tonya Rae Moore
Tonya Rae Moore
Community builder

Long years working for Oracle as the caretaker for she went over to help kick-start ZEEF. Working with communities and individuals has always been her passion. Strong believer in equality in tech and fighting everything that doesn't respect minorities. Marketer at heart, knows everything about beer and is a loving mother married to a sport talk-show host. Member of the CJUG, helping promote Java developers and technologies in Chicago.

Markus Eisele
Markus Eisele
External selection committee lead, Red Hat

Markus is a developer advocate at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. He is working with Java EE servers from different vendors since more than 14 years and talks about his favorite topics around Java EE on conferences all over the world.

Andrew Lee Rubinger
DevNation program manager, Red Hat

Andrew is an open-source engineer; developer advocate and DevNation program manager at Red Hat, author of "Continuous Enterprise Development in Java" from O'Reilly Media and founder of the ShrinkWrap project.

Highlights from 2014

This year we build on the best parts of our inaugural party!

The entire archive is available on the 2014 Site.

Selected highlights from the week:

As always, send any feedback about sessions, tracks, venue, or staff, or grievances and praise in general to

Keynote Addresses

General Sessions

This year's event will have four general sessions to capture our imaginations, inspire our work, and spark the conversations that move us forward. Our keynote speakers are ready to bring it; here's what we're ready to announce so far. Stay tuned for updates over the coming weeks!

  • Venkat Subramaniam

    Agile Developer, Inc.

    The Joy of Functional Programming

    Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

    He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at or on Twitter at @venkat_s.

  • Brianna Wu

    Founder/CEO of Giant Spacekat

    9 Ways to Stop Hurting and Start Helping Women in Tech

    Brianna Wu is head of development at Giant Spacekat, a prominent game development teams in the industry with female leadership. She is also a well-known public speaker on issues affecting women in tech. She rose to be one of the most prominent women in game development in 2014 after being subjected to threats on her life from GamerGate.

    She is available on Twitter at @Spacekat_gal.

  • Felix Ehm

    Technical Engineer, CERN

    Running CERN's Accelerator Control System using Open Source Software

    Felix has been a staff member of CERN's Accelerator Controls team for 8 years and the principal engineer for the JMS infrastructure which is used to distribute data to mission critical applications 24x7. His main focus is on highly available distributed systems and in his role as developer/architect/service manager he runs other core services like the Controls monitoring and alarm system.

    Before, Felix has worked in the field of mass storage systems and within the CERN´s grid technology group on information- and monitoring systems. He is author of several scientific papers and a featured speaker at conferences.


Reach a nation who gets. It. Done.

DevNation caters to application developers and maintainers, a community of open-source technologists who build and run the enterprise. Get into the conversation in a way that advances all of us forward!

We have a sample menu to spark your imagination; let us know if you'd like a more bespoke option and we'll be pleased to work with you.


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