September 15-16, 2016
Buffalo, New York

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Reviving the Art of Code & Building Community

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Schedule is subject to change

Day Zero - September 14th

Database Seminar - Leveraging IoT Data
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Day One - September 15th

Bryan Liles (Keynote).....9:00
Kerri Miller (Crescent Wrenches and Debuggers: Building Your Own Toolkit For Rational Inquiry).....9:45
Jeremy Cook (Tracking Your Data Across the Fourth Dimension).....10:45
Luis Ferreira (Crystal: The Programming Language).....11:30
Justine Arréche (Paying Off Emotional Debt).....12:15
Davey Shafik (Every Millisecond Counts: Performance & UX).....14:00
K Rain Leander (The ABCs of Being a RDO OoO ATC).....14:45
Jason Charnes (A Handy Look at Hanami).....15:30
Nick Means (The Original Skunk Works).....16:15

Day Two - September 16th

Eamon Leonard and Dylan Richard (Keynote).....9:00
Mary Thengvall (Monitoring the Health of Your Website Self).....9:45
Hiro Asari (Building a More Responsive SaaS with Control Theory).....10:45
Caleb Thompson (Painting a Picture of Mental Health).....11:30
Ian Terrell (Multiplatform Swift: Share Server Code with Mobile Apps!).....12:15
Maureen McElaney (Beer: Not Just for Your Devs).....14:00
Lightning Talks.....14:45
Julian Cheal (It's More Fun to Compute).....15:30
Jen Myers (Keynote).....16:15
Karaoke Party at The Savoy.....19:00

Things to Do In and Around Buffalo

Outside of the conference and over the weekend you may want to take in a more about Buffalo, NY. Here are some fun activities for you and your fellow attendees.

  • Across from the Hotel Lafayette is the historic Downtown Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Library, home of Mark Twain manuscripts, a rare book room, and a LaunchPad Maker Space.
  • Looking for a place to hang out and get some work done? Checkout CoWork Buffalo.
  • Are you more the artsy type? Take a look at both the Albright Knox, a modern art museum which happens to be right across the street from the Burchfield Penney Art Center
  • If you are planning a trip to beautiful Niagara Falls (and you should), you may want to head over to the Canadian side. If so, be sure to bring a passport as it will be necessary when returning to the US side.
  • Are you a burgeoning architecture buff? Be sure to catch both Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex and Buffalo's famous art deco City Hall.
  • If you're like our speakers, K Rain Leander and Davey Shafik, you may be into Escape Rooms - and Buffalo can deliver! Check out Trapped and see if you can get out...
  • It's a presidential bent you want, Theodore Roosevelt can help you out - he was inaugurated here!
  • If you're looking for a few places to walk about, there's the Buffalo Naval Park and Canal Side, the Botanical Gardens, the Buffalo Zoo, and the famous Forest Lawn Cemetery.
  • And Buffalo has the best food and pubs you can imagine! We bet a few will want to check out where wings were invented (NOTE: do not order Buffalo Wings! They're called Chicken Wings). There's also Fat Bob's Smokehouse, Liberty Hound, The Allentown District of shops, pubs, and restaurants, and so much more!


The Hotel Lafayette is our destination for CodeDaze. Originally completed in 1902 and refurbished in 2012, the hotel is built as a reminder that refactoring is the best way to make sure things stay awesome! Registered as a National Historic Place in 2010, we'll be learning and coding in this amazing building for the two days of the conference.

  • Hotel Lafayette
  • (716) 853-1505
  • website