A day of group discussion and debate on advanced web technologies for developers and browser vendors, raising funds for Hack the Hood.
There are lots of excellent conferences to learn as a beginner. Edge is for those who push boundaries. If it doesn’t make your brain hurt, we’re not trying hard enough.
We open each hour long session with a ten minute talk. After that, we’re into the discussion, and we keep it moving fast. We record everything, on video and in text. Everything is released for free to the world the moment the event ends.
Edge has no talks and our audience asks no questions. Instead, we run highly structured debates with pre-curated questions and use tools to surface the most relevant opinions and keep the session moving quickly. Our emphasis is on creating a good environment for productive debate and discussion, rather than presenting the experiences of a single speaker or unpredictable Q&A.
Sessions last an hour, start with a dense (maximum) 10 minute talk by an expert, and then move into debate, run by a trained moderator. Every person present, whether in the audience or on the panel, has a chance to speak and present an opinion.
SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE
All profits from Edge ticket sales are donated to a charity that promotes education of the next generation of engineers who will look after the web. For Edge San Francisco 2014, we are supporting Hack the Hood.
A 2014 Finalist for The Bay Area Google Impact Challenge, Hack the Hood is a nonprofit organization working to introduce young people from very low-income communities to careers in technology, marketing, and digital media.
Launched in October 2012, Hack the Hood helps women, people of color, and LGBTQ young people become part of the tech community through training and hands-on experience building websites for local small businesses. Participants are mentored, develop professional portfolios and visit tech companies to learn about careers.
AFTER HOURS AT AKAMAI
Join us after the conference for drinks and delicious local food, generously hosted by our friends at Akamai.
The lovely Akamai offices are a ten minute cab ride or a 30 minute walk depending on the weather. Join us and our after party hosts for food, drink, music and a chance to continue conversations begun during the day.