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DEV | WRITERS | RETREAT (Save the Date)

Hosted by swyx & Michelle Bakels
Past Event
Welcome! To join the event, please register below.
About Event

DEV | WRITERS | RETREAT is a first-of-its-kind experiment in pushing forward the state of coders-who-write and writers-who-code, hosted in one magical week from Nov 7 to 11th in Miami, Florida.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors, Hashnode!

Helping developers, and people in tech connect and share knowledge easily! Hassle-free blogging and community experience for the creators of tomorrow.


We believe that writing is an incredibly powerful way to organize thought, transfer knowledge, entertain millions, create luck and learn in public — and we believe that humans are social creatures that work best when they can get support from others doing the same thing.

Whether you write for work as a professional developer advocate, or for fun as an experienced dev, or for learning as a founder or newcomer, we believe that we can improve and learn from our fellow writers!

Formats & Schedule

You can take part in 2 ways:

  • Intensive + Unconference (5 days, Mon-Fri) $500

  • Unconference (Friday 11 Nov only) $100. Late bird tickets are $150 after 10/31.

All participants also get a copy of swyx's Handbook (worth $59).

Each day from Monday to Thursday, we will follow a semi-structured program:

  • Morning: Talks, workshops, brainstorms (full schedule coming soon!)

  • Afternoon: Free (for focused writing or remote work, up to you!)

Monday: Goal setting, inspiration, aspiration
Tuesday: Topic choice + Formats
Wednesday: Editing + Craftsmanship
Thursday: Marketing your Work + Tactics

Friday is graduation day - a mass publish event and an Unconference where we share what we worked on, what we learned, and what's next.


If you or your company are interested in sponsoring Dev Writers Retreat: Miami, please contact

Click here to download a PDF of our sponsorship tiers and benefits!

Thank you to Platinum Sponsors, Hashnode!!

Available sponsorships:
Platinum (1/2), Gold (2/2), Silver (3/3)

Logistics & Pricing

Dev | Writers | Retreat is a not-for-profit, community effort by Michelle Bakels (co-organizer of React Miami) and swyx (Editor, We will charge enough to cover program costs and take sponsorships for the Friday unconference, but you will be responsible for arranging flight/accommodations on your own.

Attendee Takeaways

  • Up to five pieces of well-written content utilizing information learned throughout the week

  • Knowledge and information attendees can bring with them into their work/careers

  • Connections with other industry DevRel’s at all career levels

Limitations and Applications

We are keeping the group to a max of 30 DevWriters, and we want to curate the vibe of people serious about writing.

By registering here, you are just helping us gauge interest without committing, and you will be the first to know when applications open!