AltConf 2016

The Alternative Developer Conference

AltConf is a free, community-driven and supported event,
held in downtown San Francisco alongside Apple's WWDC.


Welcome to AltConf 2016

AltConf is a community-driven event, assembled to serve developers and a product driven community. Held in downtown San Francisco at the AMC Metreon with 400 seats spread over 2 theatres. AltConf is an annual event timed alongside Apple‘s WWDC, June 13-16, 2016.


Abizer Nasir


Alicia Liu


Anuj Bhatia


Ayaka Nonaka


Benjamin Encz


Ben Sandofsky


Bill Atkinson


Boris Bügling


Brent Schooley


Brent Simmons


Brianna Wu


Bryn Jackson


Carla White


Chris Hoogewerff


Christina Warren


Conrad Kramer


Daniel Steinberg


David Sweetman


Evan Stone


Fernando Rodriguez


Frank Welte


Gemma Barlow


Greg Raiz


Hector Matos


Jaim Zuber


Jaimee Newberry


James Dempsey


Karl Weinmeister


Ken Case


Kory Westerhold


Kristina Thai


Leah Filler


Michael Crump


Michael Gray


Mikah Sargent


Mike Lee


Mike Spratt


Natasha Murashev


Nikita Lutsenko


Robi Ganguly


Scott Gardner


Shuichi Tsutsumi


Simone Civetta


Soroush Khanlou


Stephen Barnes


Steve Scott (Scotty)


Thomas Dohmke


Virginia Roberts


Zev Eisenberg


Code of Conduct

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.

To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code before and throughout the event.

In short

AltConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Longer version

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: 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, Sexual images in public spaces, Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following, Harassing photography or recording, Sustained disruption of talks or other events, Inappropriate physical contact, Unwelcome sexual attention, Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior,

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately Exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff, including volunteers, should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Reporting harassment

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organizers immediately either in person, or by sending email to

We have a safety response team available at all times during the conference. If the matter is especially urgent, please call or text:

Amber / Jane +1-415-260-2292
Daniel / Kendall +1-415-254-8842

If you’re currently afraid of your physical safety or are in danger, call local law enforcement in SF: Emergency (Fire, Medical, Police): 911

The staff is well informed on how to deal with the incident and how to further proceed with the situation. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.


AltConf is a great way to meet people in the community

AltConf remains free for the majority of attendees. Paying for a Hero Supporter ticket is an option, not a requirement. Becoming a Hero Supporter is a great way to show your support for AltConf and helps us to start a budget for next year. Hero Supporter tickets provide guaranteed seating to speaker sessions, a swag bag, and a reason for your employer to approve your attendance.

Seat availability for the Free ticket holders is on a first-come, first-served basis.




Alexander von Below

Cologne, Germany

Amber Conville

Detroit, MI

Ben Johnson

Boston, MA

Daniel Jilg

Augsburg, Germany

Hans Verschooten

Antwerp, Belgium

Jason Petralia

Lafayette, CA

John Wilker

Denver, CO

Judy Chen

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kendall Gelner

Denver, CO

Mike Lee

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rob Elkin

London, England

Meet our sponsors

We’ve been lucky enough to be sponsored by some amazing companies, without whom we wouldn't be able to put this on. Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Event Partner

Video Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor