On Sat September 23, 2023, immediately following the Strange Loop conference, we are holding a community event for everybody interested in local-first software in St. Louis, MO.
We particularly want to bring together people who are actively working on local-first projects — be it building frameworks or tools, developing local-first apps, or doing research in the area. But we also welcome people who are simply curious and want to learn more about the topic.
The event will have an informal unconference style. Instead of a series of long presentations, we will have self-organized discussion groups around your topics of interest. Some things we’d like to do:
Bring the community together in small-group discussion sessions to share best practices, to help each other with the challenges we’re facing, and to figure out where we’re going in the future;
Get to know the people behind the core technologies for local-first software, such as CRDTs, client-side databases, and cryptographic security for local-first protocols;
Give you a chance to demo the software you’re working on, or to give a lightning talk on a topic you want to share with the community.
We are asking everyone to chip in with a nominal ticket fee to help cover the venue and lunch. Please contact us if the cost is a problem for you — we have complimentary tickets as we want everyone to be able to participate. If the event is sold out but you know someone who would enjoy it, please let us know and we will see if we can accommodate them. We plan to continue hanging out and chatting in the evening after the unconference, but that’s not included in the ticket.
We hit our initial maximum. Please add your name to the waitlist form. We'll be releasing a final block of tickets on the Friday before the event.
Thank you to Fission, Ink & Switch, and DXOS for sponsoring the event.