TBD, 2022

An affordable one-day conference for early career developers to learn skills needed for a happy, healthy work life.

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Microsoft HQ: 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA

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Adulting.Dev is a one day conference for professionals developers who have recently started their careers and the managers and team leads who support them. The conference will cover topics across three themes - learning, living and leveling-up. This isn’t your typical tech conference - we're not talking about your technical skills, but everything else needed for a happy, healthy work life.

This year, the conference will focus on the following three areas:

  • Learning: Grow and document your technical skills. We’re not looking for technical talks. Topics will include strategies for learning, recording your growth and how to create space for learning in your role.

  • Living: This topic area is about self-care and mental health. Topics will include how to say no, maintaining a life-work balance and combating imposter syndrome.

  • Leveling Up: Hear how to transition out of junior positions. Topics will include approaching reviews with confidence, asking for a raise and meaningful feedback in a work environment.

Adulting.Dev is part of the You Got This network of community conferences.


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Code of Conduct

Adulting.Dev is part of the You Got This network of community conferences. As such we follow the You Got This Code of Conduct.

Absolutely everyone involved with You Got This events, including participants, sponsors, guests, vendors, volunteers and our organisers, are subject to our Code of Conduct. We expect people to follow these rules at all event venues should there be more than one.

We believe that everyone has the right to be in a safe and welcoming environment when attending a You Got This event. This Code of Conduct is about creating an open and welcoming environment at our event so that all our attendees feel able to participate while being safe and happy.

People can have lots of viewpoints, and being part of this event means:

  • Committing to helping each other

  • Listening to others' views

  • Setting an example

  • Treating everyone equally

  • Respecting your environment and the people around you

What is not acceptable

To represent yourself to your very best ability, you must always practice:

  • No violence

  • No harassment

  • No discrimination

  • No inappropriate imagery or content

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.

Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a person engages in any harassing behaviour, we may take any action we deem appropriate, including (but not limited to) warnings, expulsion, and banning, with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

What we won't respond to

Our community priotises marginalised people's safety over privileged people's comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:

Reverse-isms, including reverse racism, reverse sexism, and cisphobia.

  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as "leave me alone", "go away", or "I'm not discussing this with you".

  • Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts

Reporting Code of Conduct violations

If you are subject to, or see something, that makes you uncomfortable please tell us. No issue is too small, and we want to make sure you are safe and happy.

Your individual event hosts will explain how to report bad behaviour at their specific events.

Inclusion Program

We're committed to running an accessible, inclusive and safe conference for everyone.

Our inclusion program includes free tickets for those in under-represented groups in tech. This includes, but isn't limited to: LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, women, non-binary people, and those with disabilities. We are committed to giving away 50% of our available tickets as part of this scholarship. Our application process only takes 5 minutes and doesn't ask you to disclose any sensitive information. If you have questions or are interested in applying, please reach out.

Adulting.Dev was started by Shy Ruparel and Tierney Cyren in 2019. Credit to Melody for all things design. Thanks to our friends and families for putting up with us while we organize this thing.