Tutorials: 2 November
Conference 3-4 November
 
 

Code Mesh, the Alternative Programming Conference, focuses on promoting useful non-mainstream technologies to the software industry. The underlying theme is "the right tool for the job", as opposed to automatically choosing the tool at hand. By bringing together users and inventors of different languages and technologies (new and old), speakers will get the opportunity to inspire, to share experience, and to increase insight. Through presentations and case studies, we aim to raise awareness and extend the knowledge of all participants, mainstream and non-mainstream users alike.

Sam Aaron

Keynote: Distributed Jamming with Sonic Pi and Erlang
Creator of @Sonic_Pi, Live Coding Musician

Joe Armstrong

Keynote: Distributed Jamming with Sonic Pi and Erlang
Co-Inventor of Erlang

Phil Freeman

Front End Development with PureScript and Thermite
Haskell Developer and PureScript Author

Daniel Friedman

Implementing a microKanren
Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University

Jason Hemann

Implementing a microKanren
Functional and constraint-logic programming expert, Indiana University

Rachel Reese


Senior Software Engineer at Jet.com, one of the founding @lambdaladies

Steve Klabnik


Rust Core Team Member

Edwin Brady


Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews

Francesco Cesarini

Tutorial: Architecting Reactive Systems for Scalability and Availability
O'Reilly Author & Founder of Erlang Solutions

Christopher Meiklejohn


LASP Creator

Andrea Magnorsky

Tutorial: Making Games with Elm and Cats
Computationally Generated Chaos Monkey

Michael Twomey

Tutorial: Making Games with Elm and Cats
Engineer, Cat Herder, Occasional Helper for CodingGrace

Brendan McAdams

Tutorial: Akka
Senior Consultant & Trainer for Lightbend

Cancellation policy:

Refunds can only be made to the account that was used in the original transaction. You can cancel your order until 2 October 2016 for a full refund minus the processing fees. Cancellations after 2 October 2016 are refunded as indicated below:
3 Oct - 13 Oct: Refund of 50% of the ticket(s) cost
14 Oct - 27 Oct: Refund of 25% of the ticket(s) cost
28 Oct - 4 Nov: Non-refundable

Please note that all cancellations, for whatever reason, fall under this policy.

The Code Mesh conference would not be complete without a proper party, where speakers and delegates can mingle and brew up new ideas.

Join us on 3 November for the Conference Party - an evening full of great company, snacks and specially selected craft beer.   

ILEC Conference Centre / Ibis Earls Court

47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD

Situated a few minutes walk from Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centre, ILEC Conference Centre is a perfect base for business travellers. Its close proximity to the shopper’s paradise of Kensington and Knightsbridge and the stylish cafes and boutique of Chelsea also makes it a great place for leisure visitors to stay. The closest tube station, located within a 3-min walk, is West Brompton, served by the District line and London Overground.

Driving

ILEC is a quarter of a mile (400m) from the A4, providing easy access to the M4, M5 and M40.

Airport transfer times

Heathrow (LHR): 21 km

Approximately 30 minutes in light traffic. You can also reach the airport directly by London Underground, on the Piccadilly line.

Gatwick (LGW): 45 Km

Approximately an hour in light traffic. It is 40 minutes by train from West Brompton station. Direct shuttle available with Easy Bus.

London City (LCY): 21 km

Approximately 45 minutes in light traffic.

Public transport: London Underground

West Brompton and Earls Court stations are both within walking distance giving easy access to all central district of London and Heathrow Airport. 

 

Code Mesh Scholarship Programme

In our opinion, the Alternative Programming community is one of the most friendly and helpful tech communities out there. But, much as the rest of the tech world, it is nowhere near as diverse as its members would wish it to be. We are trying to add our bit towards building a technology scene where everybody, regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, socioeconomic background etc. feels welcome and comfortable. 

Our Scholarship Programme is primarily aimed at (but not restricted to) women, people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference due to financial reasons. While women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities will be given priority, depending on our funding we will also consider students or others who cannot attend the event due to financial difficulties. A preference will be given to applicants based in the UK

Eligibility: A preference will be given to applicants based in the UK.

Selection: A committee will review applications on individual basis. All committee members will sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the anonymity of applicants. We will do our best to meet as many applications as possible.

Award: Applicants will receive a conference registration ticket for 3-4 November (transport and accomodation not included). 

Notification: All applicants will be notified via email with conference registration details.

Application: If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please fill in the form. All application information will be kept confidential. The deadline for applications is 14 October 2016, midday BST. Recipients will be notified on a rolling basis, no later than 19 October 2016.

All conference and event attendees are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, please contact info@codemesh.io.

Your Help is Needed!

If you are interested in supporting the Scholarship Programme as an individual, you can donate on the Registration page.

As organizers, we pledge to match any donations towards the Scholarship. In order to help those interested in funding this cause, we prepared three Diversity Sponsorship packages. However, please feel free to contact us with any offer you have in mind, or just donate directly through our Registration page.

Tera Sponsor: minimum 4000 GBP

Giga Sponsor: minimum 2000 GBP

Mega Sponsor: minimum 1000 GBP

Give yourself a chance to shine during the evening and share with the audience your latest project, an interesting topic (preferably tech-related), get feedback on a problem you're working on, or, why not, just do a stand-up routine! :)

Submit your Lightning Talk HERE.