DevFest KC 2023

UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, 64110

Inspire. Learn. Connect.

Dec 2, 2023, 2:30 – 10:30 PM

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About this event

Get ready for DevFest KC 2023 - the ultimate tech event in Kansas City! Join us on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM CST for a day filled with exciting talks, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Located at the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, this in-person event brings together developers, designers, and tech enthusiasts from all around. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, there's something for everyone at DevFest KC.

Immerse yourself in the latest trends and technologies as industry experts share their insights through engaging sessions. From web development to artificial intelligence, cloud computing to mobile apps, you'll gain valuable knowledge and inspiration to level up your skills.

But DevFest KC 2023 isn't just about learning - it's also about connecting with like-minded individuals. Expand your professional network, meet potential collaborators, and make lasting friendships. Who knows, you might even find your next big project or career opportunity!

So mark your calendars and don't miss out on this incredible event. Join us at DevFest KC 2023 and be a part of the thriving tech community in Kansas City. Get ready to learn, grow, and have a blast!


  • Doors open at 7:45 am for registration and breakfast
  • Opening and keynote at 8:30
  • First breakout sessions at 9:30
  • Included lunch at 11:30
  • Afternoon breakout sessions at 1:00 pm
  • Closing remarks at 4:00

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
2:30 PM – 10:30 PM UTC


Welcome & keynote
Morning sessions start
Afternoon sessions start


  • Jennifer Wadella


    Director of Angular Consulting

  • Aaron Blythe

    Google Cloud

    Customer Engineer

  • J.D. Hillen


    Software Engineer II

  • Jan-Niklas Wortmann


    Developer Advocate

  • Jeremy Meiss

    DevRel Professional

  • Kenichi Kambara

    NTT TechnoCross

    Principal Evangelist (Tech)

  • Kevin Moore

    Android Developer

  • Kyle Paul


    Internal DevRel Ecosystem Lead

  • Lara Newsom


    Senior Software Engineering Technical Leader

  • Liz Wait


    Technology Specialist

  • Rabimba Karanjai

    Rice University

    Graduate Researcher

  • Rhia Dixon


    Associate Director - Technology

  • Stephen Wiley

    evolv Consulting


  • Zach Gardner

    Keyhole Software

    Chief Architect


  • Jay Whitsitt

    Commerce Bank


  • Roger O'Dell


  • Keerti Bajaj

    University of Missouri - Kansas City

    WTM Lead

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