Polyglot  YEG

Date: Late Summer, 2020


This year Polyglot YEG will be hosting 90 software developers who will come together for a spontaneously organized day of amazing talks, round-table discussions, panel sessions, and coding. Leaving language, platform and possibly even editor wars at the door. It's an experience like no other.

This event is inspired by the Polyglot Unconference in Vancouver.

How it works

Open-space unconferences are spontaneously scheduled and 100% attendee-driven. Sessions will be proposed and selected at the opening of the conference.

In the morning attendees can propose or request a session by filling out a provided sheet like so:

Sessions will then be selected by dot voting. PolyglotYEG gremlins will put together the schedule based on the votes.

Example sessions:

  • Panel discussion on version control
  • Presentation on Tor
  • Live coding intro to TypeScript
  • Prioritizing Tech Debt
  • Overview of Kubernetes
  • Deploying websites to Azure
  • Getting started with messaging
  • Running an Effective Meeting

Polyglot YEG is made possible by our generous sponsors.

Please reach out for sponsorship opportunities.


9:00 Doors Open & Sign In
9:00 - 9:40 Session Ideation/generation with Coffee and Donuts
9:40 - 10:00 Session Voting
10:00 - 10:20 Schedule Generation
10:35 - 11:15 Session 1
11:20 - 12:00 Session 2
12:00 - 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 1:20 Session 3
1:25 - 2:05 Session 4
2:05 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:00 Session 5
3:05 - 3:35 Session 6
3:45 - 4:00 Wrap up and closing remarks

There will be drinks following the unconference.


NorQuest College

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Who are we?

Polyglot YEG isn't the product of some faceless corporation looking to make a buck by getting you to a conference and then selling you a time-share. The organizers are all community members from around Edmonton: just like you! We saw a lot of user groups for Javascript, Ruby, Python, functional languages, .net, etc. but very few places where developers from different communities could get together. We hope that Polyglot YEG will be that place: a place for technologists to get together and talk about the craft.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Polyglot YEG are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

tl;dr: Be excellent with each other.Full Text