RevolutionConf'18: Developers of the World Unite

Join 500 friends in learning about technology in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

June 6-7th, 2019

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451


  • 2 days
  • 46 speakers
  • 500 guests
  • 0ft from the beach

RevolutionConf is a two-day, platform and language agnostic, software development conference being held on May 17-18, 2018.

This year, we are taking over the beautiful Wyndam Virginia Beach Oceanfront. With 15,000 sq. ft of conference space, on the world famous North End of Virginia Beach, VA, we are hosting talks from regional, national, and international thought leaders.


Wave 1 — $199

January 24 - Mar 31

Wave 2 — $249

April 1 - May 01

Wave 3 — $299

May 1 - May 17

Included with your ticket:

  • Two full days of the conference
  • Four concurrent talks featuring 50 speakers
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks each day
  • Beach Luau on Thursday night (food & drinks included)
  • Happy Hour on Friday night (food & drinks included)
  • Sweet t-shirt
  • Discounted hotel rooms immediately on the Oceanfront
  • Sponsor swag
  • Bragging rights that you kicked off the summer by attending a great conference at the beach!


Keynote Speaker

Alicia Carr

Purple Evolution Inc (PEVO)

Alicia is the first woman of color mobile developer to create a domestic violence app Purple Evolution, Inc (PEVO) dedicated to helping victims escape abuse. She used her acquired skills as a developer to make a difference. Alicia also dedicated her time to empowering women in tech with Women Who Code, she has received several major acknowledgments from Apple at WWDC15 and WWDC16 being the first black woman to be in an Apple 2016 new beginnings video and GitHub in their I am a developer video.

Kotlin Zero to Hero

by Robert Chrzanowski

The Reality of Speed and Stability in a User Experience

by Michael Rollins
Principal Software Engineer

Coding for a Cause

by Aimee Berniard
Aimee Berniard
Operation Smile

Introduction to Docker and Containers Workshop

by Bret Fisher

Cross-Platform Application Development via Xamarin Workshop

by Richard L. Taylor, Jr.
Director Of Engineering

How-To Data Journalism

by Will Houp
Interactive Graphics Editor
The Virginian-Pilot

Teaching Programming to Kids - by a 12 year old

by Michael Straughan
12 year old game developer

Exploring 2D Physics in JavaScript

by Will Boyd
UX Engineer

Defenses Against Doxxing

by Vivian A.
The fakest geek girl

Developing applications with Kubernetes using Docker for Mac

by Troy Connor
Cloud Software Engineer

What happens when you Google?

by Stanley Zheng
Cattle Shepherd Engineer

I'd Hire more Women if they Would Apply!

by Ronda Bergman
Founder / Lead Consultant
EllaVatec Consultancy

Choose Your Own Adventure on The Serverless Roadmap

by Matthew Williams

Git it Done: Effective Feature Development

by Kyle Welch
Software Engineer

Ethical JS: Why Your Next Framework Should be Coded with Ethics

by Kyle Shevlin
Senior JavaScript Engineer

Megahertz, Gigahertz, Registers and Instructions: How does a CPU actually work?

by Kendall Miller
Founding Partner
Gibraltar Software

Code is a User Interface

by Justin Falcone
Programmer and Writer

Build Software Like Pixar Makes Movies

by John Athayde
Designer and Developer. Borderline Unicorn.

Prototyping Layout with CSS Grid

by Jess Eldredge
Sr. Front End Developer

Tales from the QA crypt

by Jennifer Voss
Software Engineering Lead

Some Fantastic Front-End Performance Tricks and Why We Do Them

by Jenna Zeigen
Frontend Engineer

Testing 101 for Devs

by Jenna Charlton
Lover of testing and pro wrestling
Progressive Insurance

Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa

by Jeff Blankenburg
Amazon Alexa

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency: How Does It Work?

by Jason Follas
Quicken Loans

Making Sense of Multiplayer Games

by Hunter Loftis
Engineering Manager

Beyond the Model - Operationalizing 4,586 Bigfoot Sightings

by Guy Royse
Developer Evangelist

Where Did All My Servers Go?

by Garth Henson
Lead Engineer

Speed, Speed, Speed: JavaScript vs C++ vs WebAssembly

by Franziska Hinkelmann
Google Chrome V8

Mastering Code Reviews: How to survive the onslaught of feedback

by Derik Whittaker
Software Architect
Quicken Loans

Node.js Crash Course

by David Neal
Fueled by Bacon

The Beginner's Guide to the Stream Processing Galaxy

by David Makogon
Principal Software Engineer, Azure+Data+Snacks

Bias, Uncovered

by Crystal C. Yan
Product and UX Consultant

I Know I Should Use SVGs But Don't Know How

by Colin Lord
Senior Front End Developer

Refactoring CSS bloat

by Clement Ho
Frontend Engineer

Building Browser Charts From Scratch: Why?? and How

by Christina Holland
Front Ender

Focusing on Focus

by Chris DeMars
Senior UI Developer
United Shore

The Robots are Coming for Your Cushy Programming Job

by Bryan Slatner
Solid Cloud Technologies

A Developer's Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

by Barry Stahl
Solution Architect and Developer

Survival Tips for Devs

by Anna Stout
Astute Communications

The Psychology of User Testing

by Amanda Lenz
Digital Content Strategist
Elon University

Web Accessibility: How to Be an A11y

by Aisha Blake
Web Developer
Detroit Labs

Alumni Discussion Panel

Aisha Blake

Web Developer
Detroit Labs

David Makogon

Principal Software Engineer, Azure+Data+Snacks

David Neal

Fueled by Bacon

Anna Stout

Astute Communications

Ronda Bergman

Founder / Lead Consultant
EllaVatec Consultancy


RevolutionConf is organized and supported by the board members of RevolutionVA, a 501c3 non-profit based in Norfolk, VA. The goal of RevolutionVA is to unite software developers in the mid-Atlantic region through conferences and career and learning opportunities.

Kevin Griffin

Swift Kick

Linda Nichols

Cloud Enablement Leader

Alex Proaps

Design Psychologist

Ken Taylor

Senior Software Developer
Agents National Title Insurance Company

Keith Privette

Scrum Master SPC4



Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-7025

The hotel has a large conference area with a grand ballroom, free wi-fi throughout, an indoor and an outdoor pool, and onsite restaurant. If you want to visit the nearby Virginia Beach Boardwalk, it's just a short car or bike ride away.

The Wyndham boasts 244 guest rooms with over half of them overlooking the ocean. 100% of the rooms are non-smoking. We've arranged a block of ocean view rooms at the low rate of $119/night. Supplies won't last, so call them now and mention you'll be visiting with RevolutionConf to get the discounted rates.