StarCon is a two-day software engineering conference held in Waterloo, Ontario with two days of lightning talks about technology, computer science, programming, and the joy of learning about them!
Where and When
StarCon will be returning to Waterloo on January 19-20, 2019!
Our Call for Proposals is open and closes on September 1, 2018. Subcribe to our mailing list or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get updates.
Is your company interested in sponsoring us? Learn more here.
You can read about our venue (including parking and accessibility) here.
We’re excited to announce that Vaidehi Joshi will be one of our 2019 keynote speakers! The rest of our 2019 speakers will be announced here after our CFP closes. If you’d like to join this list, apply to speak at StarCon!
Who Can Attend
This conference is open to everyone!
Learn about our photography, alcohol, and other policies here!
StarCon 2018 was held at University of Waterloo on January 6th and 7th, 2018. Pictures taken by Neha have been posted here. Videos of recorded talks can be found here.
My love of this conference format CANNOT be overstated. The speakers at #StarCon are rocking it. Congrats on a badass morning. #KWawesome
I'm enjoying the consistent theme across talks that people are awesome, learning is the best, and we've had good experiences with communities around our tech of choice. There's a lot of nice excitement in this room. #StarCon
StarCon would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of
the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is
situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that
includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. It is important to remember
that the land that we are using today for this event was stolen, and that there
is lots of work to do to bring back the rights that indigenous and Native people
deserve. We make this acknowledgement as part of our efforts to be inclusive and
respectful of people from diverse backgrounds.