Developer Conference
GOTO Chicago 2017

Two Days of Conference: May 1-2 // Two Days of Workshops: May 3-4
Organized by Trifork

GOTO Chicago is about learning, networking and meeting the best in our communities - across all different disciplines of software development! Get inspired by software innovators and thought leaders from startups and enterprises. Our speakers are experts in their field. They share knowledge, they inspire and give us the desire to learn.

The Conference

GOTO Conference is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers and is organized "for developers by developers". As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create a great social and learning experience.

GOTO Chicago is opening the doors for the fifth time, this year at the Swissotel Chicago. We will have two days of conference May 1-2, followed by two days of workshops May 3-4.


We cover a wide array of trending and cutting-edge technologies and topics.


Sign up now for Super Early Bird Pricing!

Register before January 31, 2017 and Save up to 300 $. Secure the best deal to attend GOTO Chicago now: conference passes are only $995 and each one-day workshop is just $750!

Ticket and Workshop Prices

The Workshops

We have full-day workshops on technical topics led by one of our world-renowned speakers. Each and every workshop is a hands-on learning session led by true experts in their field - a higher quality training session is hard to find!

You can buy a workshop session as part of one of our packages or by itself.

View all the available workshops

Our Speakers

GOTO Chicago is all about the talks. Our program committee of leading industry experts recruit interesting speakers from around the world to present.

Bridget Kromhout
Co-host of Arrested DevOps Podcast & Principal Technologist @Pivotal
Chris Heilmann
Senior Program Manager Developer Experience & Evangelism at Microsoft
Dan North
Originator of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) & Principal Consultant
Fred George
Early Adopter of OO & Agile, Advocating MicroServices & Programmer Anarchy
Linda Rising
Queen of Patterns. Author of numerous Books
Martin Fowler
Author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development
Nicole Forsgren
CEO & Chief Scientist, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)
Sam Newman
Independent techy consultant

Become GOTO Crew

As a GOTO Chicago volunteer, you will work for approx. 12 hours during the conference helping with practical work (like monitoring session and staffing the info desk), and in return, you will get to attend the conference sessions and social events for free (when you are not working).

Sign up to join the GOTO Chicago crew

Sponsored by

GOTO Chicago is a high quality software development conference with presentations and trainings on the most important topics presented by the best international speakers and practitioners in our community.

By sponsoring GOTO Chicago 2017, you will generate HOT tech leads and build awareness in the tech community!

Email us and we can discuss how you can get involved!

Watch videos from GOTO Chicago 2016

We can hardly wait for GOTO Chicago 2017 but in the meantime, you can watch videos of sessions from last year's conference. Many more are available on our YouTube Channel.

The Beautiful Venue

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, Swissôtel Chicago is an award-winning, all-glass hotel with stunning views of the lakefront from Navy Pier to Millennium Park.

Follow this link to book your accommodations at the Swissôtel Chicago.

Swissôtel Chicago directly overlooks many of the city's most famous landmarks. Two of the most popular parks in the city, Millennium Park and Grant Park, along with exclusive shopping on The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago are just steps away from the hotel.

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