AndConf will be back, August 12-14th, 2016!

Applications for AndConf 2016 have closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!

What is AndConf?

AndConf (formerly &:conf) is a code retreat and unconference for programmers with an intersectional feminist perspective. Saturday’s code retreat is a day of pair programming on one kata where each hour we throw our code away and work with a new person. Sunday’s unconference has two tracks: yak and hack, where we'll talk about technologies, programming, careers, and culture. AndConf takes place in the beautiful redwoods of western Sonoma County, CA, at a 100-year old summer camp and retreat center.

AndConf takes place at St. Dorothy's Rest camp and retreat center.


Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Mail Chimp Omada Health Dev Bootcamp

Gold Sponsors

Carbon Five Etsy Knight-Mozilla Open New
User Testing ActBlue NoRedInk

Friends of AndConf

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We're still seeking sponsors for AndConf 2016. Check out our sponsorship prospectus, and email with any questions!

Code of Conduct

AndConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Read the full code of conduct.


Questions? Check out the FAQ and if that doesn't answer it, contact the conference organizers at

Conference Organizers

Lillie Chilen Lillie Chilen is a software engineer, Rubyist, and process junkie at Omada Health. She co-organizes SF.rb, chairs the RailsBridge board and is the CTO of Double Union, a feminist hacker/makerspace in San Francisco.

Stella Cotton Stella Cotton is a software engineer, conference speaker, and co-organizer of SF.rb. Coming to software after six years in the Financial sector, she’s passionate about building robust payments systems and diverse teams.

Emily Nakashima Emily Nakashima leads the front end engineering team at Bugsnag. She writes and speaks at conferences on the topics of web performance, client-side monitoring, javascript patterns, and supporting diversity in technical organizations.


Siena Aguayo Siena Aguayo is a software engineer at Indiegogo in San Francisco, where she has developed apps on iOS, Android, and Rails/Angular. You can find her on Twitter @sienatime, and at, where she blogs about tech with Stella Cotton.

Courteney Ervin Courteney Ervin is a developer at the New York Public Library and lead maintainer at CodeMontage, where she helps connect developers with social good open source projects.

Anna Neyzberg Anna Neyzberg is a software developer at Carbon Five. She is the chapter lead of RailsBridge SF, a co-organizer of SF.rb and is very interested in the intersection of technology and health.

Cindy Pallares Cindy Pallares is a pythonista and open sourcerer. She helps organize Outreachy and loves mentoring beginners get started contributing to open source projects.

Dicko Sow Dicko Sow is a software developer at Pillar Technology. Passionate about technology and her place in it, she left a career in the insurance industry to pursue working in the software industry.