We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar – but it gets the best results.”. Megan Smith is the author of this statement and she is one of the women we want to give a voice to in the next edition of JBCN Conf. She was the first woman to hold the position of Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America during Barack Obama’s presidency.

The sixth edition of JBCN Conference will be taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2020. After six years, this Java programming congress has become the most important event for programmers in Southern Europe. That is why we want to launch this blog by telling you all about the next edition.

From the organization Barcelona JUG we are aware that the programming sector as well as the technological sector, are formed mainly by male professionals. In Spain, only 13.62% of programmers are women according to data provided by the National Statistics Institute.

In 2020 the congress will be especially focused on promoting equality and female talent in the field of programming. This sixth edition will be dedicated to professionals who are a referent for girls and teenagers who want to dedicate their careers to STEM subjects such as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Margaret Hamilton or Megan Smith.

In order to give visibility to the female talent of the sector and motiviatemore women to attract young students to this field, our purposeis to encourage women programmers to actively participate in JBCN Conf.

Come and join us!! The Call for papers is now open and we are accepting submissions from speakers until May 6th, 2020 or as soon as the schedule is completed. In the previous edition more than 700 attendees enjoyed more than 70 talks with testimonies from industry referents and various workshops on the latest trends in Java language.

In addition, we want to continue being the meeting point of reference for Southern Europe for programmers, developers and professionals in the development industry. Our mission is to strengthen the relationship between the Java community and technological companies. This year we will have 1.200m2 for participants to share their passion for programming during 72 hours.

This year we are also planning to continue with the JBCN4KIDS initiative to keep promoting computer programming among the youngest with a series of practical workshops.

Soon we will reveal the full agenda and speakers! Don’t miss anything by following our new blog and our daily updates on social.

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