DevFest DC Fall 2017 (In collaboration with GDG Washington D.C.)

GDG Central Virginia
Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 9:00 AM (EDT)

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1 Day, 16 Sessions 

16 technical sessions spanning topics like machine learning, cloud & mobile development, Javascript, and more. Whether you’re an experience developer or a new one, there’s a session for you. 

Hands-on Workshops 

Our CodeLabs go beyond just theory. Get hands-on training on specific technologies, practices, and techniques that you can actually use in your career or on your own projects. 

Firebase Hackathon 

Start the day by learning about Firebase and Cloud Functions. Then put it into practice during our afternoon Hackathon and competition. We’ll have Firebase engineers and experts around to help you turn your idea into an app.



Director of Applied AI, Google 

Scott is the Director of Applied AI at Google. In this role, he leads a team of AI engineers and PhDs who help VIPs reimagine the production of goods and services and how value is exchanged in free markets. His team applies current and upcoming AI technologies to materialize proofs of concept and drive long-term transformations. Prior to this role, Scott was a Technical Director in the Office of the CTO, a group at Google dedicated to helping customers thrive in the world of cloud computing. Scott kept one foot in theAI labs of Silicon Valley, the other in Wall Street and board rooms. 


Developer Advocate for TensorFlow, Google 

Josh Gordon is a Developer Advocate at Google working on TensorFlow. He’s interested in teaching and computer science education. He can often be found exploring central park on his bike.


Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform, Google

Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences during his time at Accenture, managed full stack application development, DevOps, and ITOps. Ray specialized in middleware, big data, and PaaS products during his time at RedHat while contributing to open source projects, such as Infinispan. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures.


Hi Everyone! 

I am writing to invite you to an upcoming technology conference in Northern Virginia on October 9th co-hosted in collaboration by GDG Washington D.C. and GDG Central Virginia. Headliners include Scott Benberthy (Director of Applied AI, Google), Josh Gordon (Developer Advocate for TensorFlow, Google), and Ray Tsang (Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform, Google).

If you buy your tickets before September 6th, you qualify for the “Early Bird” discount of $59.99 or enjoy a group discount of 20% off for $47.99 each for 5 or more tickets! Student price is only $25 (Student ID required)! If you are academic faculty or staff at UVA you can use your Education Benefit to pay for tickets. Contact UVA Human Resources for more information.

If you don't make the September 6th deadline, no worries because we have created an exclusive discount code of 25% for Cville Friends! Use the link or enter promotional code CVille 25% during checkout.

Hotel rooms at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Northern Virginia will be available for just $99.00. Information for the hotel discount code is still forthcoming. I will also be organizing carpooling so also keep an eye out for that information if you would like to rideshare.

The call of proposals is still open, so if you have a session you would like to lead, fill out this form for consideration!

Thank you. 

- Starrie, Anson and Angela (GDG Central Virginia) 



  • Starrie Williamson

    Starrie Williamson

    Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

    Assistant Director of Web Design and Development

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  • Scott Weiser

    Scott Weiser


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