Our 21st annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit will take place 20-22 November, 2024 at our long-time home in Oakland, California USA.
We talk much less about software development that the event name might suggest, and much more about how digital technology can equitably, appropriately and accountably empower racial, social, and climate justice movements.
Our collaborative annual gathering includes everyone from grassroots activists and campaigners, to journalists and policy advocates, to movement lawyers and fundraisers, to software and hardware developers. Our community comes together from around the world to share knowledge, build relationships, and collectively envision the future of free, open and equitable digital tools and practices to support social change.
For those not able to join us in person, or just wanting more Dev Summit Fun, we also plan to host another Virtual Ephemeral Dev Summit Session online on Thursday 14 November, 2024.
Co-create the agenda
The agenda will be a diverse collection of discussions and interactive sessions developed in collaboration with participants. We will employ our interactive and participatory approach to convenings, and work to specifically address the outcomes highlighted as most useful and relevant to those in attendance.
Each person participating will be encouraged to add their topics to the session list, and we invite everyone participating to bring your stories, ideas, questions, and knowledge to share.
You can check out the 2023 agenda and session notes from our most recent Dev Summit, all co-created with participants.
Want to know how to stay involved in the meantime?
- Join the low volume Nonprofit Software Development Discussion List to participate in nonprofit and activist tech conversations and get notified of important event announcements year-round.
- If discussions lists are not your thing (or are way too much of your thing ;^), you can join the announce-only Nonprofit Software Development Announce List to get updates about the Dev Summit and Dev Summit-related announcements year-round.
- Follow Aspiration on Mastodon, Bluesky, Twitter (yuk, deprecating) and Instagram (yuk, equivocating) to check out updates and join the conversation.
- You can also browse the agenda and session notes from almost 2 decades of Dev Summits on our Dev Summit wiki.
Help us co-create safe and accessible spaces
We invite you to check out our Participation Guidelines and Event Expectations for sharing and exploration at Aspiration events. All participants are expected to help create the most inclusive and safe space possible by honoring the Participation Guidelines and Event Expectations.
We strive to host accessible events that maximize the opportunity of all individuals to participate and engage wholly in all spaces and activities, in full respect of cultural and linguistic identities, care needs, and abilities.
For inquiries about accessibility or accommodation requests, please get in touch with us. Feel free to email us or give us a call at 415-839-6456.
We welcome suggestions and ideas for how we can create even more inclusive and accessible spaces at our Aspiration events. Share your thoughts with us.
COVID Protocols to be Observed at Dev Summit 2024
We are humble to the ebbs and flows of COVID, so Dev Summit '24 COVID protocols are still under consideration and development. Robust COVID protocols were very well-received at Dev Summit '23.
We will continue to monitor pandemic trends, while also trying to harmonize with convening norms we are observing across the sector, and overall trying to operate with a high sense of collective care.
We welcome suggestions and ideas for how we can further enhance health and safety at the event. Share your thoughts with us.
Reach out to us if you want to connect or have any questions about attending.
Let us help you get there
If you're passionate about social justice and technology and want to participate but need support getting there, please let us know. We would love to have you there and want to find a way to make it work. We have sliding scale registration, registration scholarships, and limited travel stipends for those who need them. Please reach out to discuss options.
Come connect, learn, and celebrate with us at this unique and interactive gathering.
We look forward to seeing you in November!