GOTO Chicago 2020

Conference: April 27-29
Masterclasses: April 30-May 1


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Why We Organize GOTO Chicago

GOTO Chicago 2020 is all about learning from creators, pioneers and thought leaders.

GOTO Conferences is a series of software development conferences designed for developers, team leads, architects and project managers. Each event is organized for developers by developers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create the ideal social and learning experience.

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Code with the Experts

We offer full-day masterclasses on technical topics by our world-renowned speakers. Each hands-on class is led by a true expert in their field — a higher quality training session is hard to find!

Masterclasses will be held on April 30 and May 1.

While we wait to release this year's program, check out last year's masterclasses at GOTO Chicago!

Speakers at GOTO Chicago 2020

GOTO Chicago is all about the talks. We seek the best and brightest speakers from around the world and let them shape the agenda — they're the experts after all.

The 2020 program is now live!
Adam Tornhill
Best-selling author of "Your Code as a Crime Scene"
Anita Sengupta
Rocket scientist and expert on the future of transportation; responsible for the supersonic parachute system integral to the landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover
Avdi Grimm
Chief aeronaut at ShipRise and recipient of the Ruby Hero Award
Brian Goetz
Author of the best-selling “Java Concurrency in Practice” and Java Language Architect at Oracle
Bruce Lawson
Author of "Introducing HTML5" and editor of the W3C’s HTML5.3 specification
Charlie Hunt
JVM Engineer at Oracle and lead author of “Java Performance”
Danielle Pollard
Agile coach, author and CEO
Dave Karow
Continuous Delivery Evangelist at Split
Davis Sawyer
Co-founder and chief product officer at AI software startup Deeplite
Dean Wampler
Head of evangelism at,O'Reilly author of several functional programming books and expert in streaming systems
Denise Yu
Senior software engineer at GitHub
Derek Ferguson
Head of technology for Fitch Solutions
Fabio Pereira
TEDx speaker and author of the book “Digital Nudge”
Garrett Smith
Founder at Guild AI and Chicago ML
Georges Saab
Vice president of software development for the Java Platform Group at Oracle
Jennifer Davis
Highly requested systems engineer and DevOps author
Jessica Ellis
Teaching Kids Programming at TKPLabs
Jessica Kerr
Developer, writer, podcaster and highly requested GOTO speaker
Jørn Larsen
Founder of Trifork
Kate Wardin
Senior engineering manager at Target and founder of Developer First Leadership
Ken Mugrage
Principal technologist at ThoughtWorks and DevOps expert
Kirk Pepperdine
JavaONE rockstar, Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker and cofounder of JCrete
Lynn Langit
Cloud architect building serverless bioinformatics cloud data pipelines
Matt Jones
Head of product architecture at Fitch Solutions
Mike Amundsen
API expert and author of O'Reilly's "RESTful Web Clients"
Nate Barbettini
Co-founder and CTO at Cobbler; OAuth and OpenID expert
Omoju Miller
Data scientist and technical advisor at GitHub
Paul Sandoz
Architect in Java Platform Group at Oracle
Randy Shoup
Consulting CTO specializing in building distributed systems and high performing teams
Rashid Mohammad
Senior engineering lead at Fitch Solutions
Richard Feldman
Author of “Elm in Action” and THE Elm master
Safia Abdalla
Software engineer at Microsoft, author and blogger
Shaun Smith
Director of product management at GraalVM and Java expert
Stuart Langridge
Member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force, podcaster, developer and author
Tod Golding
Architect at Amazon Web Services immersed in cloud-optimized application design and architecture
Yashvier Kosaraju
Product security expert at Twilio Inc.

Interested in partnering with GOTO Chicago 2020?

As a GOTO partner, you’ll have the chance to engage with developers, architects and engineering managers eager to learn more about what you have to offer.

We’ll give you the ideal platform to share your story, showcase your technology and generate quality leads.

We have various levels of partnership packages available, each tailored to your company's needs. Reach out to hear about bundle options, from startup packages to VIP options.

"Chicago Cool Tech" - Are you a local Chicago tech company that wants to show off your cool tech to our GOTO attendees while also attending the conference with a few coworkers? Contact us for more information on this partner and tickets bundle!

Email us so we can discuss how you can get involved with GOTO Chicago 2020.

Watch Videos from GOTO Chicago 2019

We can hardly wait for GOTO Chicago 2020, but in the meantime, you can watch videos of sessions from last year's conference on our YouTube channel along with thousands of videos from all of our past conferences.

GOTO Chicago 2020 is held at Navy Pier and Gleacher Center

Conference Days

GOTO Chicago 2020 conference days will take place at Navy Pier. Navy Pier is a Chicago landmark and hosts many of Chicago’s most notable events, including GOTO Chicago!

Originally built in 1916, the beautiful building is located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and is among the most visited destinations in the world.

Masterclass Days

Masterclass days will take place at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center. Gleacher Center was built to meet the demanding requirements of the top-ranked University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Steps from North Michigan Avenue, its six-story, 50,000-square-foot venue is the ideal environment for the exchange of ideas.

Venue Addresses

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
How to get to the Navy Pier

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
How to get to Gleacher Center

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