Frequently Asked Questions

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About InfoQ Dev Summit

What is the InfoQ Dev Summit?

The InfoQ Dev Summit is a 2-day software development conference for senior software engineers, software architects, and team leaders.

The InfoQ Dev Summit focuses on emerging software trends and innovations in software development and technical leadership with all talks by software domain experts..

Sessions are composed of presentation from world-class practitioners, tech talks with leading authorities, Q&As, and an opportunity to engage with peers to help answer your questions. You’ll gain actionable ideas that you can take back to your team and implement right away.

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 on 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 living with decisions and implementations.

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 tenants of the InfoQ Dev Summit is transparency, you will never find sponsored content hidden into the main editorial content at the conference.

Who is behind the InfoQ Dev Summit?

The InfoQ Dev Summit is presented by InfoQ. We’ve been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 17 years. The driving force behind every conference is our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress.

Senior software developers rely on InfoQ to keep ahead of the adoption curve. One of the main reasons senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads tell us they keep coming back to InfoQ events is because they trust the information provided and selected by their peers. Join a global professional engineering community and adopt the right software innovations and practices.

Conference Format & Experience

Will presentations be available on-demand?

InfoQ Dev Summit attendees will get access to a majority of presentation recordings. Video recordings will be available within some weeks after the conference. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox to watch session recordings as we frequently observe technical difficulties with Safari.

Will attendees get access to the presentation slides?

We are encouraging speakers to share their presentation slides to be able to make them available to attendees. If the speaker agreed to share their slides, they will be made available in the schedule and on the presentation page within days.

What do you do to support diversity and inclusion?

We want to foster an environment that is both diverse and inclusive. 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)
  • Assistance and guide dogs allowed *
  • Support for individuals with hearing and/or visual limitations *
  • Prayer room *
  • Lactation Room *

* Please contact our team via info@devsummit.infoq.com 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.

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.

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.

Venue Related

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 info@devsummit.infoq.com 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 info@devsummit.infoq.com.

Registration Related

Who can I contact for questions relating to payment?

You can contact us for any payment questions at payments@devsummit.infoq.com.

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.

Payment by invoice online will be available until May 31st, 2024 (subject to change without notice). All invoices must be paid in full by June 7th, 2024 in order for attendees to receive a badge and gain access to the conference. After May 31st, 2024 you can email us at payments@devsummit.infoq.com to request payment by invoice. This request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Any tickets purchased after June 7th, 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 June 7th, 2024, in which case payment is due no later than June 7th, 2024.
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.

How do I log into the event website?

Registered attendees should log into their account at https://devsummit.infoq.com/my-account. You can reset your password at https://devsummit.infoq.com/user/password.

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 payments@devsummit.infoq.com to request the transfer.

How will I receive access to 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 info@devsummit.infoq.com.

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

We are happy to assist you with an invitation letter. In order to do so you will need to provide:

  • 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).

Additionally, using your work email address, please send us the following information to info@devsummit.infoq.com:

  • 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.

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 info@devsummit.infoq.com and mention the size of a group. Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively.
What are the Terms of Participation for InfoQ Dev Summit Boston?

The Terms of Participation can be found at https://devsummit.infoq.com/terms-conditions/boston2024.

Misc

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!