KANSAS CITY, Missouri—Arana partner Jeff Strauss has joined the board of directors for the Kansas City Developer Conference. This community-driven and developer-focused event is entering its ninth year as one of the premier software development, design, and architecture events in the United States. Hosted at the downtown Kansas City Convention Center on August 3-4, 2017, the organizers anticipate welcoming as many as 2000 people from throughout the United States and across the globe.
After spending the prior seven years serving on the board of the St. Louis Days of .NET (now called Dev Up Conference), Jeff is excited for the new opportunity to work on a dynamic, cross-platform event.
"KCDC has so much exciting growth potential," said Jeff, "I have participated here as a speaker for the last six years and seen its upward trajectory. It is truly becoming an international event. We are welcoming presenters to the regional community this year from seven countries across four continents. Beyond development technologies, I am just as proud of the new partner events for 2017 that will enhance the experience for all of our attendees, sponsors, and other community members."
This year, KCDC has added the Kansas City Kids Conference. Hosted as a free half-day event on Saturday, August 5, this special new opportunity will welcome children and families of all ages to learn not only about software development, but also a variety of STEM topics across the educational spectrum. Additionally, KCDC is partnering this year with Todd Gardner's PubConf, a raw, uncensored, and often satirical after-dark event featuring some of the industry's top speakers. While based in Minnesota, PubConf is typically reserved for major international conferences abroad.
The Kansas City Developer Conference originated out of the Microsoft .NET community in Overland Park, Kansas. For the first several years, it was hosted on different community college campuses around the Kansas City bi-state metropolitan area. Upon experiencing substantial growth, the conference moved downtown in 2012 and continues to seek new and innovative ways to engage the community.
Tickets for this year's event are available now online at Eventbrite.