dev.Objective() May 12-15, 2015 Radisson Blu, Bloomington, MN

Welcome to Engage for dev.Objective().

Use this portal to submit your session / presentation proposals to us.

We will use this portal to accept proposals and share notes with you in the build up to the conference.

Call for speakers is closed

Please check the dev.Objective site to see which topics have been chosen.

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What is dev.Objective()?

dev.Objective() is a full-stack tech conference that started in 2006. The first few years it was a single programming-language-specific conference, but due to popular demand, it branched out over time to include all aspects of development, with a current focus on web and mobile… and other things that interest web and mobile developers, like programmable drones!

What type of topics are we looking for?

We love topics that our audience can take home and immediately start using. Cutting edge stuff is awesome, but most people are more concerned about getting their jobs done now. We like to think that our topics are pragmatic, and help intermediate and  advanced web developers do their current jobs better. Regardless of your programming languages of choice, there are things that every web developer needs to know about; for instance:  architecture, best practices, security, dev tools, automation, testing, JavaScript , databases, mobile & software craftsmanship. These are the type of topics we love!  Language specific talks are also encouraged if the speaker can make it relatable to everyone: What we don’t want is a bunch of “Intro to language X” talks. Topics should be at least 1 hour in duration, including time for questions. We also have limited availability for 2 hour "Deep Dives" or Hands-On Topics.


What kind of audience can I expect?

Our audience tends to be intermediate to advanced web developers who have been doing their jobs for at least  3 to 5 years, if not much longer. Our attendees tend to wear many hats and know many languages. They are the kind of people that must write server side code, database code, client side code, and also help administer the servers. We had more than 300 people in attendance in 2013 and 2014.


What perks do I get?

You get free admission to the conference and a hotel room at the very swanky Radisson Blu at the Mall of America. Most of all you get the respect and adoration of your peers!

We understand that some speakers would prefer to have their travel expenses covered as well. While we do not cover travel expenses, we do provide full access to the entire event (not just the day that you’re speaking), breakfast and lunch every day, your hotel room for the duration of the event (Tues, Wed, Thurs Night.)

Why me?

Why not you? You have spoken at other conferences before or proven your knowledge to gain the respect of your peers, and we hope you will share your knowledge with our audience.


How do I submit a topic?

Simple, go to  and log in with your social media account.  With your submission, please also include the following:

1.       Topic Description

2.       5 bullet points describing what the audience will learn

3.       Things the audience should ideally already know prior to attending your session

How will topics be selected?

Topics will be reviewed by the Content Advisory Board  to make sure they are a good fit for the conference as well as ensuring a diversity of content, and of presenters. The Content Advisory Board is made up of fellow programmers and speakers like you. You will be contacted regardless of whether or not your topic is selected.

Thanks again for taking the time to read this message, and we sincerely hope you will submit a topic or two for consideration. If you have questions you can email me at  or tweet us at @devobjective.  We know that dev.Objective() is only as good as the speakers that we bring to the event, and to that end we work very hard to find interesting and useful topics. We hope to see you there!


Tim Cunningham &

The dev.Objective() Content Advisory Board and Steering Committee