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The Short Story - TL;DR

Converge is for everyone who works on or with the web to make a living. From designers, developers, front-end engineers, marketers, business leaders, start up companies, film producers/directors and the old and new school creative types. Everyone can learn and level up their skills at Converge.

The Long Version

Converge was born 6+ years ago in Columbia, South Carolina as an effort to bring together disparate meetups and groups. We came together in a single day with each group being represented by a single speaker who shared his or her passion and taught us something that they knew. Sharing is caring! Fast forward to 2015 and Converge is a multi-track, multi-day event that spans across downtown Columbia, SC drawing in over 600 people from all across the United States and other continents.

2015 will be made up of a partnership approach with the Indie Grits Film Festival and POSSCON (a local SC based open source developer conference) to bring almost a full week of education, entertainment and networking events.

Scope

Converge has specific training in the form of keynote sessions & in-depth workshops in:

  • Design/UX: Graphic Design, Web Design, User Experience, Responsive Design, Content Development, Mobile First
  • Development: Frontend Engineering, Ruby on Rails, Database Dev, DevOps, JavaScript, Frameworks
  • Frontend: CSS, HTML, Animation, Responsive Development, JavaScript, Tooling, Deployment
  • Business: Leadership, Management, Strategy, Sales, Marketing

Attendee Map
Attendees come from all over the United States from many different backgrounds; some are freelancers or employed by companies you know well. The potential for networking is very high at Converge.

Download the attendee prospectus (PDF) to help convince your boss to fund your trip to ConvergeSE this year! It has all this info and more to help you.