DevIgnition 2013

We're Back Dec 5th! DevIgnition 2014 - Elephant Talk!

For our fifth DevIgnition, we will devote the day to the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem, hence the subtitle: Elephant Talk! We'll start with a keynote presentation by Doug Cutting, the creator of Hadoop and Lucene, followed by lots of other technical presentations. The venue will once again be the awesome AOL HQ Conference Center, a great venue for technical community conferences like ours (Thanks, AOL!). Same time as last year, Dec 5th, the first Friday in December. Expect a new 2014 web site from us very soon, but in the meanwhile, we are selling tickets already and our call for speakers is open.

Get Your 2014 Ticket Now!

You can buy tickets on our eventbrite page already. Just click here to purchase your day at DevIgntion 2014 - Elephant Talk, and get ready for a full day of great technical talks. Afterwards we will gather around the watering hole for a few drinks to discuss the how awesome Elephant Talk was!

Our 2014 Call for Presentations is Open!

You can read all about our Call for Speakers by clicking here. Keep in mind that not all of our talks will necessarily be about Hadoop and Spark. We plan to offer a very board range of talks of interest to anyone searching, visualizing, managing, or analyzing massive amounts of data. We want to hear your great presentation ideas.

Thanks Everyone for a Great 2013 DevIgnition

Thanks attendees, all 200+ of you, for making DevIgnition a blast. It made all our efforts worth it. You helped in a big way to make our conference a huge success!

Thank you speakers for creating such wonderful presentations and sharing them with us. You were each excellent, and exceeded all of our expectations. The overwhelmingly positive comments we received from the attendees showed us that we picked the right people to speak.

Thank you, sponsors for your support. We are very grateful that our sponsors all 'get' our event and participate actively. In most cases, our sponsors even sent a significant number of their technical employees to benefit from our conference.

Thanks Gold Sponsor Sonatype


We are pleased to announce Gold sponsor Sonatype. Here is what you need to know about Sonatype.

Sonatype's software protects the world’s enterprise software applications from security, compliance, and licensing risks, while reducing application development and deployment time. Every day, millions of developers build software applications from open source building blocks, known as components. Customers rely on Sonatype software to select and use the best components from the start of the development lifecycle so that trustworthy applications can also meet release deadlines. Policy automation, ongoing monitoring, and proactive alerts ensure these applications remain secure over time.

Thanks Silver Sponsor Jinfonet Software


We are very happy to welcome Silver sponsor Jinfonet. Here is what Jinfonet Software wants you to know:

Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of data visualization and embedded reporting solutions for the enterprise. JReport is a Java-based reporting platform that embeds seamlessly into any application, while delivering reporting, dashboards and analysis via the Web and mobile devices. JReport's intuitive approach to design, deployment and interaction simplifies the work for both developers and users. JReport is in its 12th release cycle and is employed by hundreds of thousands of users at more than 10,000 installations worldwide.

Call for Speakers Closed, Speaker Selection Almost Done

Our Call for Speakers is closed now, and we are confirming our speaker's list. We will have a great line up of talks this year featuring Java 8, Neo4J, the MEAN Stack, Data Science, Vert.X, Raspberry Pi, Gradle, Android with JEE, Functional JS, Cloudera Search, Responsive Design, Google Glass and more! As we confirm them, we will put them up on our schedule page. Eventually, there will even be a schedule there!

Thanks Silver Sponsor Lab49


We are very pleased to welcome Silver sponsor Lab49. Here is what Lab49 wants you to know:

Lab49 is a strategy, design and technology consulting firm that creates advanced solutions for the world’s leading investment banks, asset managers and exchanges.

We have years of experience across a spectrum of market segments, asset classes and products. These include single dealer platforms, eCommerce engines, risk management platforms, algorithmic and high frequency trading systems, order and trade management systems, pricing and analytics applications, market and pricing data distribution, and business intelligence and MIS reporting solutions.

Lab49 brings professional and experienced people who can connect with the business, think critically, and provide innovative ideas. We have a culture of engineering excellence, frequent delivery, and assuring extremely high quality deliverables. Our clients value our collaborative approach to engaging and delivering solutions.

Thanks Silver Sponsor Appian


We are very happy to welcome Silver sponsor Appian. Here is what Appian wants you to know:

Headquartered in the Reston Town Center, Appian delivers everything needed to drive better business decisions, actions and results. All the data, all the processes, all the documents and all the collaborations – in one environment, on any device, through a simple social interface. More than 3.5 million users worldwide trust Appian to power their critical business processes. - See more at:

Thanks Gold Sponsor AppDynamics


We are pleased to welcome back returning Gold sponsor AppDynamics! Here is what AppDynamics wants you to know:

AppDynamics is the easy-to-use application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. No one can stand slow applications—not IT Ops and Dev teams, not the CIO, and definitely not end users. With AppDynamics, no one has to tolerate slow performing apps ever again.

We Need Speakers!

Submit your presentation proposal to DevIgnition, the Mid-Atlantic's Emerging Technology and New Engineering Trends conference! Our call for presentations is open until Nov 19th.

So far, we have a bunch of great talks lined up, but we need more. To get an idea of the type of talks we are looking for, you can look at our speakers list.

DevIgnition will be held at the amazing AOL Headquarters conference center, a fantastic venue, on Friday, Dec 6th 2013. We expect a sold out audience of 200 developers, just like each of our four previous years. So this is a great opportunity to reach a large a influential audience of DC/Baltimore area software developers.

Submit a Talk

Thanks Platinum Sponsor AOL


We are very happy to welcome Platinum sponsor AOL! AOL is allowing us to use their awesome conference center for our conference. Here is what AOL wants you to know:

At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

DevIgnition Lifts Off Dec 6th for our Fourth Year!

DevIgnition will once again bring the best of cutting edge technology to the Mid-Atlantic. Join us Dec 6th for a fun and informal day of incredible technical presentations.

DevIgnition is a community event run for and by the DC software development community. Come discover how the best minds use the latest technologies to build solutions. Network with other DC area software developers, and discuss the newest emerging trends.

Registration will be open very soon.