MacVoices #16122: Judy Chen and John Wilker Preview AltConf 2016 in San Francisco


Didn’t get a ticket to WWDC? Don’t worry, AltConf is once again taking place in San Francisco in parallel with Apple’s developers conference, and is already boasting some notable names in the developer community. Judy Chen  and John Wilker, the organizers of this year’s event, talk about the dates, location and costs associated with being part of AltConf, their volunteers, and the speakers that have been announced.

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Show Notes:

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Guests:

Judy Chen  is a founder and organizer of AltConf, the annual alternative developers conference in San Francisco, and COO of  Appsterdam, a worldwide non-profit organization based in Amsterdam that brings all App Makers together.  Follow her on Twitter.

John Wilker  started and runs a conference company focusing on software developer events. He’s recently branched out into more inspirational tech conferences, focused on what makes great technologists great. His iOS conference,  360|iDev, sells out each year and is often looked at as one of the best indie developer conferences in the US.  He helped start the Uncubed coworking space in Denver, CO and is now the President and CEO of Denwhere? A non profit formed to encourage and promote entrepreneurship, and education in Denver.  John Brought the Ignite series of events to CO with Ignite Denver in 2009, and this year took on the roll of Co-chair of the marquee events committee for Denver Startup Week ’13 happening in September. You can find him on  Twitter,  App.net  and on his  personal web site.