We’re excited to announce DevFest Baton Rouge 2022! This is a community-run, one-day in-person conference aimed to bring developers, students, tech companies, and tech speaker experts together in one location to learn, discuss and experiment with technology. This conference will be open to all skill levels, with emphasis on topics of interest for early-mid career developers.
DevFest Baton Rouge will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022 (new date!) at the Business Education Complex at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. This is an event organized by GDG Baton Rouge in collaboration with the Google Developer Student Club at LSU, with special thanks to the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems (SDEIS) at LSU! DevFests are Google-sponsored software developer conferences that allow the local software development community to come together to network and learn about the coolest new technology out there.
DevFest attendees that RSVP here will receive access from the date of the event through the end of the year to Google Cloud Skills Boost.
Early Bird Registration is now open until August 31, 2022! Early Bird Registrants will be eligible for an exclusive Early Bird Raffle at DevFest. Limited to the first 50 people - register today! You must be present at the event when the raffle occurs to win.
GDG Baton Rouge is a volunteer-driven group, dedicated to providing people of all skill levels free and low-cost access to professional networking and the opportunity to learn new technology skills in a variety of formats. We rely on sponsors to defray the costs of our events, such as speaker fees, educational material, catering, equipment rental, and advertising our events to reach more people in our community. Email email@example.com to become a sponsor.
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We are offering a limited number of community table spaces at DevFest Baton Rouge. If your organization or business is interested in participating, we ask that you provide a raffle item (value $100 minimum) for our attendees.
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As a community-run event, event volunteers are critical to our success! Please complete our volunteer interest form and we will be in touch soon!
For updates about our speakers, sponsors, and schedule, visit www.devfestbr.com.
GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst
Google Developer Expert - Earth Engine
Senior User Experience Designer
Senior Developer Advocate
Senior Developer Evangelist
The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, LSU
Office of Technology Services, State of Louisiana
Lead UX/UI Designer
co-founder and CEO
Mobile Software Engineer
Office of Technology Services, State of Louisiana
UX Design Innovation Expert
WESLEY CHUN (@wescpy) is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling Core Python series, co-author of Python Web Development with Django, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. He is currently an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google focused on Google Cloud (serverless, machine learning, higher education) and Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets & Slides) tools & APIs. Wesley has several decades of programming, teaching, and writing experience, and was one of the original Yahoo!Mail engineers. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California and is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation
Abena is a recent graduate of Southern University and A & M College with a major in Urban Forestry and Natural Resources (MSc) and has a BSc. in Geomatic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.\r\nShe is currently a Google Developer Expert for the Google Earth Engine category with experience in Remote sensing and GIS technology. During Summer 2021, she participated in the NASA DEVELOP internship program where she and her team leveraged earth observation techniques to analyze and display crop phenology data and weather conditions to support the expansion of small grain crops in the Midwest. Prior to graduate studies, she worked as a Remote Sensing & GIS Analyst at CERSGIS, a consortium member of SERVIR West Africa.
Elise specializes in designing and developing custom websites and web applications. She uses her passion for design and creative problem-solving to create custom interfaces focusing on user experience and accessibility.
Adrienne Tacke is a Filipina software engineer, keynote speaker, published author of the book Coding for Kids: Python, and a LinkedIn Learning instructor who specializes in Cloud Development courses. Perhaps most important, however, is that she spends way too much money on desserts and ungodly amounts of time playing Age of Empires II.
Raymond Camden is a Senior Developer Evangelist for Adobe. He works on the Document Services APIs to build powerful (and typically cat-related) PDF demos. He is the author of multiple books on web development and has been actively blogging and presenting for almost twenty years.
Dr. James Davis is an experienced software developer, entrepreneur, combat veteran, and professor. He is faculty at Louisiana State University and co-founder of a healthcare technology company. Dr. Davis has a PhD in Information Systems & Decision Science and teaches data science, project management, app development, and tech entrepreneurship. He holds the project management professional (PMP), scaled agile program consultant (SPC), scrum professional (CSP), scrum master (CSM, SSM) certifications and has made numerous presentations for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Scrum Alliance. Dr. Davis enjoys writing code, frequently participates in hackathons, volunteers with multiple STEM initiatives, and has been recognized for his entrepreneurial endeavors (SiliconBayou100 in 2014, 2015, 2016 & Business Report’s People to Watch 2021).
Jonathan is co-founder and CEO at Miami-based Moderne which automates software maintenance activities at scale. He founded OpenRewrite at Netflix and went on to found the Micrometer project as a member of the Spring Team. Jonathan is the author of “SRE with Java Microservices” (O’Reilly). He is an Army veteran and two time bronze star recipient.
Ricky Tucker is UX/UI designer for Louisiana's Office of Technology Services. In addition to contributing the state's Design System, Pelican, he works daily with state agencies to develop digital products with the goal of improving the lives of Louisiana residents. Ricky holds multiple Interactive Design Foundation certificates, was well as the W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility certificate.
Thelma Van is a user experience strategist, product designer, and UX leader. She currently serves as a UX design innovation expert for Excella. Thelma has served as product director for elections and campaign systems, designed experiences for aviation and nuclear chemistry management, and more recently began applying human-centered design to machine learning. For the past decade, she has used logic and creativity to make complex systems easy to use and understand.
Thelma has a passion for helping others achieve their career goals. Through mentorship, she provides growth opportunities for designers at all levels. In her last role as Director of Product, she implemented a six-month internship program for aspiring UX designers and product managers. Partnering with local non-profits, Thelma conducts human-centered design workshops with the premise of believing that HCD principles can help reshape how we define problems and find solutions in multiple areas of life.