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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Super Early Bird Passes Now on Sale

We’ve released a limited number of Super Early Bird tickets until Wed, Jan. 29!

Interested in a group discount for your team?

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
Author of "Your Code as a Crime Scene"
Anita Sengupta
Rocket Scientist, Professor of Astronautics and Space Technology University of Southern CA
Avdi Grimm
Chief Aeronaut at ShipRise
Brian Goetz
Architect for the Java Language, Oracle Corporation
Bruce Lawson
Author of "Introducing HTML5"
Charlie Hunt
JVM Engineer at Oracle
Danielle Pollard
Senior Managing Advisor
Davis Sawyer
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Deeplite
Dean Wampler
Head of Evangelism at and O'Reilly author of several Functional Programming books
Derek Ferguson
Head of Technology for Fitch Solutions
Fabio Pereira
Author of the book Digital Nudge
Garrett Smith
Founder at Guild AI
Georges Saab
Vice President, Software Development, Java Platform Group at Oracle
Jessica Ellis
Teaching Kids Programming at TKPLabs
Jessica Kerr
Developer at Atomist
Jørn Larsen
Founder of Trifork
Kate Wardin
Sr. Engineering Manager at Target & Founder of Developer First leadership.
Ken Mugrage
Principal Technologist, Office of the CTO
Lynn Langit
Cloud Architect building serverless bioinformatics cloud data pipelines
Mike Amundsen
API Expert & Author of O'Reilly's "RESTful Web Clients"
Nate Barbettini
Author, speaker, and CTO at Cobbler
Omoju Miller
Machine Learning at GitHub
Randy Shoup
VP Engineering at WeWork
Richard Feldman
Author of “Elm in Action”
Safia Abdalla
Software Engineer II at Microsoft
Shaun Smith
Director of Product Management, GraalVM
Yashvier Kosaraju
Product Security 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.

"Chicago Cool Tech" - Are you a local Chicago tech company that wish to talk about your cool tech with our GOTO attendees and at the same time have your colleagues attending the conference?
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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