Frequently Asked Questions

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At the conference

How do I collect my conference badge?

Badge pick-up will start at 8:00 a.m. on both days.

Please arrive well in advance of the keynote. While we do our best to minimize the lines, there may still be some wait times. Attendees can enjoy a light continental breakfast before the keynote.

A photo ID is required in order to pick up your badge. Attendees may only pick up their own badges. 


What is the conference mobile app?

Download the InfoQ Mobile App to stay up to date on everything at the conference. There you will be able to easily browse the schedule, including your personal schedule, leave feedback for the sessions you join and more.

Download iOS
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What Social & Peer Sharing Events does InfoQ Dev Summit offer?

All attendees are invited to the conference social events and activities. Mingle with your peers at the attendee socials, connect during the extended breaks and during lunch.

Learning from and with others who are facing similar challenges is one of the best parts of the conference. We invite you to:

  • Sign up for the InfoQ 1:1s to be introduced to another attendee, you can do this on your My account page.
  • Join the Dev Dialogues, a facilitated unconference session that takes place on Monday. It's a great way to end the day by socializing with peers and expert speakers. The topics are a mix of pre-defined topics as well as some proposed by fellow attendees.
How can I give feedback on presentations I attend?

Your feedback on sessions is important to us and we'd like you to rate the presentations that you attend. 
You will be able to vote in the Mobile app and on the website when logged in. You have the choice of selecting:

  • red: failed to meet any of my expectations
  • yellow: lacked fundamental details to meet expectations
  • green: met my expectations
  • super green: presenter went above and beyond my expectations

You will also have the option to leave written feedback (and speakers greatly appreciate this) either on the app or while logged into the website.


What food and beverages are included?

Breakfast, one morning coffee break, lunch and one afternoon coffee break will be provided on both conference days per the timings on the schedule page. Lunch menus can be found here. We'll also have an evening reception on both days, with dry snacks and drinks.

More food and beverage alternatives close to the conference venue include:

  • Food Hall on the Ground Floor of the venue: Starbucks (7:30am-2pm),  Rhett's/Halal Shack/The Coop (11am-2pm)
  • City Convenience on the Ground Floor of the venue (10am-3pm)
  • Pavement Coffee House BU - accross the Street (7am-5pm)


What's the wifi?

Yes, wifi will be available at InfoQ Dev Summit, the network is BU Guest. There is no password.

What is the event hashtag?

Use #InfoQDevSummit follow @InfoQ on X and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

How can I get help during the event?

If you need any support during the event, you can visit the Info Desk in the registration area or email us at and a staff member will be happy to help you.

Conference Format & Experience

Will attendees get access to the presentation videos?

All attendees will receive access to recordings of most InfoQ Dev Summit sessions. Starting 2 weeks after the conference, these will be available on-demand for a duration of 6 months. To help you while you make your schedule selection, please note that a few sessions have a "no video icon," which indicates that these presentations aren't being recorded and won’t be available to watch on-demand.

Will attendees get access to the presentation slides?

Most InfoQ Dev Summit presentation slides will be available on the schedule page after the conference. Some sessions may feature a "no slides" icon in the schedule which designates that slides won’t be available.

How can I build my personal schedule?

Optimize your InfoQ Dev Summit experience by building your personal schedule:

  1. Log into your InfoQ Dev Summit account
  2. Once you've logged in, visit the schedule page, where you can build and access your custom schedule.
  3. Click on the bookmark icon and the talk will be highlighted in yellow. This indicates that it’s saved in your personal schedule. All saved sessions will be listed under "My schedule". You can also save sessions to watch them later by clicking on the video icon. Please keep in mind that if a session is marked "In-person only" there will not be a video recording of it available after the conference.
What is the code of conduct?

We designed the InfoQ Dev Summit as a place where everyone feels safe to express themselves, learn, and succeed in adopting new technology and practices. We enforce this through the Code of Conduct to provide a safe and inclusive learning space for our thousands of inspiring attendees.

By joining the InfoQ Dev Summit, you agree to our Code of Conduct. All participants, speakers, sponsors, and staff are required to abide by our code of conduct.

What do you do to support diversity and inclusion?

We want to foster an environment that is both diverse and inclusive, and apply our 'we care' philosophy to all aspects of the conference. The ideas and thoughts generated within a diverse group tend to be more innovative and thought-provoking. Some of the things we are doing at the InfoQ Dev Summit to make the environment more inclusive include:

  • Enforced Code of Conduct
  • Menus including options for various dietary preferences
  • Access to all-gender restrooms
  • Accessible event space (elevators and accessible restrooms available)
  • Prayer room
  • Assistance and guide dogs allowed *
  • Lactation Room *

* Please contact our team via no later than June 10th to ensure we can grant you access to these facilities during the conference.

If there is something that would make you feel more welcome, you feel we’re missing at the conference or would like more information on, please let us know.

What accessibility options are available at the venue?

We want to ensure that our conferences and their locations are accessible. InfoQ Dev Summit Boston is located at the George Sherman Union, Boston University. 

Details about the event locations:

  • Accessible event space (elevators and accessible restrooms available)
  • Assistance and guide dogs allowed *
  • Support for individuals with hearing and/or visual limitations *

* Please contact our team via by June 10th to ensure we can grant you access to the facilities during the conference.

If there is something that would make you feel more welcome, you feel we’re missing at the conference or would like more information on, please let us know by emailing

About InfoQ Dev Summit

What is the InfoQ Dev Summit?

InfoQ Dev Summit is a two-day in-person software development conference for senior software engineers, architects, and team leaders. 

The conference provides senior software developers with actionable insights and practical advice on critical software development challenges. 

The summit features practitioner-curated topics and technical talks from 20+ senior software practitioners on today's dev priorities.

Who is the InfoQ Dev Summit for?

The InfoQ Dev Summit is designed for senior software engineers, software architects, and team leaders.

Why is the InfoQ Dev Summit a conference for practitioners by practitioners?

At the InfoQ Dev Summit, we prefer engineers over evangelists, practitioners over trainers/coaches, and team leads over consultants. That is not to say we don't find value in the people on the right; we just prefer those on the left. This simple mantra guides our editorial content. We want to hear from the people who are making decisions and implementations in their fields.

What do you mean by "no hidden marketing"?

Outside of the regular sessions, there might be some sponsored sessions on the agenda. If a presentation is sponsored by a vendor, it is separated from the main editorial content and labeled as sponsored. One of the core values of the InfoQ Dev Summit is transparency; you will never find sponsored content hidden within editorial sessions at the conference.

Who is behind the InfoQ Dev Summit?

InfoQ and QCon international software development conferences are presenting the InfoQ Dev Summit. For over 18 years, InfoQ and QCon have guided senior software development teams with peer-validated, trustworthy insights in adopting new technologies and practices. Our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress is the driving force behind our conferences.

Registration Related

Do you offer group discounts?
Groups as small as 3 attendees working for the same company are eligible for a group discount. For more details and to apply for a discount code, please contact and mention the size of a group. Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively.
What are the early bird discounts for InfoQ Dev Summit Boston?

We offer discounted prices for purchasing earlier. We call this offer our “early bird” pricing. The earlier the ticket is purchased prior to the start of the conference, the larger the discount offered. You can review our list of early bird deadlines and pricing changes in our pricing table (subject to change without notice). For early bird pricing offers, we show the savings (as a percentage) if the ticket is purchased today versus the full price charged at the conference.

Can I pay for my InfoQ Dev Summit Boston ticket by invoice?

You are able to pay by invoice online by checking the "Do You Want to Pay Later by Invoice?" checkbox during registration.

When paying by invoice, our terms are NET 30*. Net 30 means that payment will be due 30 days from the day on which you register and the invoice is issued. PLEASE NOTE that this may mean the pricing will increase if the 30-day deadline falls within the next early bird discount period. Refer to the FAQ section “What are the early bird discounts” for full details. Carefully review the registration early bird deadlines and pricing changes on the pricing table to check the price you will pay.

Due to the Memorial Sale, we have updated our invoicing terms so that you can take advantage of the significant discounts offered. Payment by invoice online will be available until May 23rd and all invoices must be paid in full by May 30th to coincide with this sale. After May 23rd, 2024 you can email us at to request payment by invoice. This request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We can honor the Memorial Day sales prices only if your payment is received by May 30th. Any tickets purchased after May 30th, 2024 must be paid via credit card or Paypal on our online registration portal. Only participants who have paid for the event in full will be admitted and receive access credentials.

*except where an invoice is issued between May 6th, 2024, and May 30th, 2024, in which case payment is due no later than May 30th, 2024.
How will I receive access to the InfoQ Dev Summit after a ticket is purchased?

You will receive confirmation of your registration by email once you have completed your registration details. If you can’t find your confirmation email, please check your spam folder, and email

Can I get an invitation letter for a visa application or border control?

We are happy to assist you with an invitation letter. To do so, you will need to provide the following information to from your work email address:

  • A screen capture or link to your LinkedIn profile
  • A paystub showing your name, current employer, and current payroll period (blocking out any personal information such as the amount or address.)
  • Proof of Visa Appointment Date (a copy of the confirmation email). This should show the visa authorities name, your name, email, and appointment date. OR Proof of US Visa (if you already have a visa).
  • Full Name (as on passport):
  • Date of Birth:
  • Company Name:
  • Position:
  • Date of Employment with Current Company:
  • Nationality:
  • City and Country of Residence (where will you return after the InfoQ Dev Summit):
  • Travel Dates to and from Boston:
  • If you have been to Boston before and if so, on what dates:

Note: we encourage you to apply for a visa before buying a conference ticket as we will not refund your registration fee if your visa application is turned down.

Can I transfer my InfoQ Dev Summit Boston registration to another attendee?

If you have purchased an in-person ticket, you can transfer your ticket to another person until June 21st, 2024 for free (the transfer fee is waived). Email to request the transfer.

If I’m unable to attend InfoQ Dev Summit Boston, what options do I have?

Registration fees once paid are non-refundable. However, if for some reason you can no longer attend InfoQ Dev Summit Boston, you can still make use of the ticket:

  • Transfer: You can transfer your InfoQ Dev Summit Boston ticket to another person until Friday, June 21, 2024 (transfer fee is waived). Email to request the transfer and include the new attendee's First and Last Name, Email Address, Job Title, and Preferred Pronouns.
  • Watch recorded presentations online: You can watch the sessions recorded at InfoQ Dev Summit Boston on the presentation page during the 6 months following the conference. Session recordings will become available 2 weeks after the conference.

It is the responsibility of the transfer-giver to make sure that the transfer-recipient receives and agrees to these Terms and Conditions, and is fully informed about the requirements of attending InfoQ Dev Summit Boston 2024, including but not limited to COVID-19 and other health-related requirements. Failure of the transfer-recipient being made aware of or agreeing to these Terms and Conditions will not be a reason for a refund.

What are the Terms of Participation for InfoQ Dev Summit Boston?

The Terms of Participation can be found at

How do I log into the event website?

Registered attendees should log into their account at You can reset your password at

Who can I contact for questions relating to payment?

You can contact us for any payment questions at

What is the Cancellation and Refund policy?

Registration fees are non-refundable. 

Please refer to InfoQ Dev Summit Boston Terms of Participation for more information.


Is there a volunteer program at InfoQ Dev Summit Boston?

InfoQ Dev Summit Boston offers a volunteer program for students and young professionals who want to experience an international software development conference in exchange for volunteering and assisting with the tracks during the event.

As a volunteer at InfoQ Dev Summit Boston, you will get a chance to hear and learn from experts in the field and get access to the conference for free in exchange for volunteer work. 

The application form for the 2024 volunteer program is now available!

Is there a call for papers?

We do not have a formal CFP and usually directly invite our speakers, however, we do have a submission form for spontaneous submissions.