This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Day 1: Explore (Feb. 26)

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Day 2: Align (Feb. 27)

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

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Day 1

Explore

Day 1 Speakers

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    Alicia Carr

    CEO / Founder

    Pevo

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    Alicia Carr

    CEO / Founder

    Pevo

    About

    Alicia is the first woman of color mobile developer to create a domestic violence app Purple Evolution, Inc(PEVO) dedicated to helping victims escape abuse. She used her acquired skills as a developer to make a difference. Alicia also dedicated her time to empowering women in tech with Women Who Code, she has received several major acknowledgment from Apple at WWDC15 and WWDC16 being the first black woman to be in an Apple 2016 new beginnings video and GitHub in there I am a developer video.

    Talk - Is it too late to learn how to program and how being a developer changed my life

    Day 1, 7:15pm

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    John Britton

    Senior Director, Developer Marketing

    GitHub

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    John Britton

    Senior Director, Developer Marketing

    GitHub

    About

    Talk - Welcome

    Day 1, 7:00pm

  • headshot of Luigi Ray-Montanez

    Luigi Ray-Montanez

    Principal Software Engineer

    Code for America / Code for Atlanta

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    Luigi Ray-Montanez

    Principal Software Engineer

    Code for America / Code for Atlanta

    About

    Luigi has been a proud civic hacker since 2008, when he published an open-source Ruby gem for an early open government API from Sunlight Labs. He currently works as a principal software engineer at Code for America. In 2014, Luigi co-founded Code for Atlanta and continues to help run it today. He also served on the Code for America Brigade National Advisory Council in 2017. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

    Talk - Civic Tech: No one's coming. It's up to us.

    Day 1, 7:45pm

Day 2

Align

Day 2 Speakers

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    Charles Brian Quinn

    Principal and Product Owner

    Big Nerd Ranch

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    Charles Brian Quinn

    Principal and Product Owner

    Big Nerd Ranch

    About

    Charles Brian Quinn, also known as CBQ, is a passionate technologist, a programmer at heart, an entrepreneur to the core, an investor in people, a builder of products, an ardent salesperson, a loquacious speaker, a fumbling writer, and a self-proclaimed coffee snob. He enjoys sailing, running, and racing two-wheeled vehicles in the mud and on the track.

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    Erica Stanley

    Engineering Manager

    SalesLoft

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    Erica Stanley

    Engineering Manager

    SalesLoft

    About

    Erica Stanley is a software engineer, entrepreneur and tech diversity & inclusion advocate. She is a software engineering manager at SalesLoft – where she’s helping grow the product engineering team for the 4th fastest growing SaaS company in North America. She currently leads the Analytics and Integrations engineering teams--working with amazing engineers, product managers and designers to expose actionable data and insights that optimize our customers' sales processes. Erica also works passionately towards gender and multicultural inclusion in tech, via education and increased exposure to opportunities. As Founder of the Atlanta network of Women Who Code, she organizes events and opportunities to help women thrive in tech.

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    Matt Terwilliger

    Site Reliability Engineer

    MailChimp

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    Matt Terwilliger

    Site Reliability Engineer

    MailChimp

    About

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    Greg Padak

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Greg Padak

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Greg is a GitHub veteran based in Atlanta, but most often spotted in the field speaking with software professionals, hobbyists, and newcomers of all backgrounds. As a longtime DevOps practitioner, Greg has built teams and systems for teams that reduce friction and break down barriers to collaboration. In order to do this well, Greg spends most of his time working with development tools, both old and new, to constantly stay in tune with an ever-evolving software ecosystem.

Schedule

Mon February 26

6:30pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

7:00pm

Welcome

John Britton, GitHub

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John Britton

Senior Director, Developer Marketing

GitHub

Welcome

7:15pm

Is it too late to learn how to program and how being a developer changed my life

Alicia Carr, Pevo

I will talk about how and why I wanted to be an iOS mobile developer at the age of 51. How a 16 year inspired me to learn to code and the challenges I face after becoming an iOS developer being the first self-taught African American woman mobile developer to create a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape abuse and how Apple found me and was highlight at WWDC 2015, 2016 keynote event and GitHub I am a developer video. Some people want to believe that people my age are out of touch with technology and as a woman.

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Alicia Carr

CEO / Founder

Pevo

Is it too late to learn how to program and how being a developer changed my life

I will talk about how and why I wanted to be an iOS mobile developer at the age of 51. How a 16 year inspired me to learn to code and the challenges I face after becoming an iOS developer being the first self-taught African American woman mobile developer to create a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape abuse and how Apple found me and was highlight at WWDC 2015, 2016 keynote event and GitHub I am a developer video. Some people want to believe that people my age are out of touch with technology and as a woman.

7:45pm

Civic Tech: No one's coming. It's up to us.

Luigi Ray-Montanez, Code for America / Code for Atlanta

Across the country and the globe, technologists are realizing the potential they have to make their communities better through the movement known as Civic Tech. By advocating for open data and open source software, data scientists and software developers are pushing governments and non-profits to be more accountable and effective. User experience designers are advocating for modern, people-centered approaches to human and social services. Civic Tech is a movement with strong roots in Atlanta, and you can join it today.

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Luigi Ray-Montanez

Principal Software Engineer

Code for America / Code for Atlanta

Civic Tech: No one's coming. It's up to us.

Across the country and the globe, technologists are realizing the potential they have to make their communities better through the movement known as Civic Tech. By advocating for open data and open source software, data scientists and software developers are pushing governments and non-profits to be more accountable and effective. User experience designers are advocating for modern, people-centered approaches to human and social services. Civic Tech is a movement with strong roots in Atlanta, and you can join it today.

8:15pm

Drinks and Networking

Drinks and Networking

9:30pm

Close

Close

Tue February 27

12:30pm

Doors Open and Lunch

Doors Open and Lunch

1:00pm

Welcome

Welcome

1:10pm

Product Talks and Customer Stories

Product Talks and Customer Stories

2:10pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

2:30pm

Technical Talks and Customer Stories

Technical Talks and Customer Stories

3:30pm

Networking

Networking

4:30pm

Close

Close

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Atlanta presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. There is a parking lot in Tech Square with hourly parking.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email constellation@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.

  • I have a question which isn't answered here?

    Email it to constellation@github.com