Squiggle Conf

October 3-4, 2024 · Boston New England Aquarium

$350 Early Bird Tickets

A conference for excellent web dev tooling.


Thursday Oct. 3rd


Friday Oct. 4th

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    Mingle with fellow developers at meetups and mixers before, during, and after the conference.
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    Right in Boston’s historic district, next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Boston harbor.
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    Oct 3rd: Enjoy a dozen talks by tooling aficionados, dev experts, and new voices in the space.
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    Oct 4th: Opt into a half-day workshop of your choice from our speakers and sponsors.
Meet the developers around the Go, TypeScript, Rust, and Zig tools that make the squiggles you depend on every day.
  • Dan Vanderkam
    Author, Effective TypeScript
  • Rizèl Scarlett
    Staff Developer Advocate, TBD
  • Titian Cernicova-Dragomir
    Software Engineer, Bloomberg
  • Static Analysis Superstar
  • Accessibility Afficianado
  • Build Systems Champion
  • Lover of Languages
  • Interpersonal Advocate
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You’ll emerge with the best techniques to supercharge your projects — whether you’re already a tooling wizard or trying to become one.
Come share your love of web dev tooling.
First-time and experienced speakers welcome.
Speak at SquiggleConf 2024
Call for Papers (CFP) open until July 8th.
Get your branding in front of enthusiastic web developers and key players in great web tooling.
Sponsorship Prospectus

Our goal with SquiggleConf is to create an enriching conference environment to talk about the latest and greatest in web developer tooling. We aim to include everyone from newcomers to the space and web platform team members to authors & maintainers of open source tools.

SquiggleConf is a production of Squiggle.Tools, a nonprofit organization (501(c)3 pending) offering ongoing learning opportunities that enable participants to engage, learn, and advance their careers—regardless of their background or resources.

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How big is SquiggleConf?
We're targeting 250 total attendees.


What events are you planning?

We will let you know soon! This is partially dependent on corporate sponsorships. Subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know!

At the very least, SquiggleConf will include:

  • Social events for all attendees around the conference
  • Breaks and breakout sessions during the conference
  • Spaces to ask speakers questions and network with other attendees
What is the full schedule of events?
We will let you know soon! This is partially dependent on the CFP and corporate sponsorships. Subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know!


Do I need to be a known tooling author to talk?
Absolutely not! We'd like to hear from a broad range of folks, not just "insiders".
Do I need to be an experienced speaker to talk?
Absolutely not! We love new speakers, especially first-timers.
What kinds of talks are you looking for?

All sorts! Anything interesting and related to web dev tooling. Examples include:

  • Best practices for software architecture and/or common web stacks
  • Discussions on trends in web dev tooling
  • Deep dives into how interesting tools work
  • Overviews of important concepts, libraries, and/or frameworks
  • The personal side of dev tooling

You can read more in the CFP.


Do you have bulk purchasing and/or group options?

We will later this summer. Subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know!

See also Sponsors for options to get ticket discounts and promote your development brand.

If I can't afford a full ticket, is there a way for me to come?

We’ll have a plethora of discounts and scholarships for diversity, local bootcamp and university students, and loyal attendees of Boston TS Club. We’ll also have space for volunteers.

What does or doesn't a ticket include?

Your ticket gets you:

  • Access to all attendee social events before, during, and after the conference
  • Complete access to the talks day (Thursday, October 3rd)
  • Light beverages and snacks through the conference day
  • One “swag bag” with branded apparel and toys

Note that talk tickets do not include:

  • Meals, including lunch at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Paid workshop access: those tickets will be separate and are not yet available
What is your refund policy?

Full refunds. If you can’t make it, please let us know - we can work with you.
Do not come to SquiggleConf if you have any COVID symptoms.


How do I get there? (airport, parking, and train information)

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is your best bet to get into Boston from out-of-town.

Once you’re in Boston, see neaq.org/visit/directions-and-parking for directions to the New England Aquarium. The Simons Theater is in the same address.

Is there a hotel recommendation?
Not yet. We will let you know soon. Subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know!


How do I ask questions not covered here?

Reach out to us, we’d be happy to talk! questions@squiggleconf.com