AltConf

AltConf 2015

The Alternative WWDC Conference

 

Welcome to AltConf 2015!

AltConf is a free, community-driven and supported event, held in downtown San Francisco alongside Apple's WWDC. We're currently planning the 2015 conference, and we've got some very exciting plans in the works that we're hoping that we can announce very soon. Watch this space, check out our fantastic sponsors that are already involved, or submit a speaking proposal and join us!

Call For Speakers

The AltConf Call For Speakers will be open until 6th April. Submissions are via this google docs form. AltConf organizers welcome a wide range of topics related to the Apple platform. Whether it’s a deep-dive technical talk, advice about marketing your app, debating about design, or how to survive the indie life, it’s no holds barred on what potential speakers can submit.

AltConf is a free, community-driven and supported event, held in downtown San Francisco alongside Apple's WWDC. Unfortunately we can't cover the cost of travel, accommodation etc for speakers, so it's more of a "if you happen to be in town for WWDC" type of thing.

To encourage a diverse speaker lineup, all papers will be anonymized by removing any identifying information before being screened by a panel of 4 members from the iOS/Mac community. Multiple submissions are welcome.

What if I can't make it?

We understand that planning to be in SF during WWDC can sometimes depend on if you get a ticket for WWDC. If you're worried that you won't make it to town for AltConf, and you're on the fence about submitting a talk because of that, we'd encourage you to submit anyway! We'd rather have your proposal and have to find someone else to fill your spot if you can't make it than lose out if you never submit and do make it!

Safety

AltConf cannot happen unless everyone is safe and welcome. If anything happens to make you feel unsafe or unwelcome, let us know, and we will fix it.

AltConf is organized by volunteers as a service to the community. We care about what the community cares about, so we actively work to increase diversity at our conference and in our industry by providing a stage for under-represented people and ideas around Apple's platforms.

Social interaction is hard, and conferences bring so many different types of people together. We have as much to learn from each other as from the speakers. If we want to bring people together and help them understand each other, everyone must be safe and welcome.

AltConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate any form of harassment of conference participants, including attendees, speakers, organizers, and exhibitors. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or anything, really; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by their official volunteer t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact the authorities, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

If you want to know more about the thought behind this policy, check out Geek Feminism

If you have any question or concerns, please contact help@altconf.com.

Sponsors

We've been lucky enough to be sponsored by some amazing companies, without whom we wouldn't be able to put this on.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Live Stream Sponsor

Smile Software

Breakfast Sponsor

Sauce Labs

Event Partner

Raiz Labs