Write / Speak / Code
2018 Conference

Aug 1 - 4 // New York, NY

Let's take your career to the next level!
Join us for 4 days designed to polish your skills and fully own your expertise through writing, speaking, and open source.


Write/Speak/Code is an intensive, four-day, hands-on conference with workshops, personalized feedback sessions, panels, and talks by talented technologists with marginalized genders. Each day of the conference is themed: Write/Visibility Day, Speak/Leadership Day, Code/Project Day and Growth. Attendees leave the conference having developed blog posts, conference talks, open source contributions, and more. We provide actionable next steps and a supportive community to keep attendees accountable to the goals they set at the conference and beyond.

Our conference features two tracks:


Microsoft Conference Center

11 Times Square,
New York, NY

Studio Arte

265 W 37th St,
New York, NY

As you gear up to book your stay in New York, take advantage of the hotel blocks we’ve set up with several local hotels. Hotels and instructions below to book your stay at the Weston, Homewood Suites Midtown Manhattan Times Square South, and The Hampton Inn.


The Westin at Times Square

270 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036
0.1 miles from Microsoft Conference Center
Room rate - $279/night
Booking Deadline - July 1, 2018

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Midtown Manhattan

312 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018
0.3 miles from Microsoft Conference Center
King Room - $259/night
Double Queen Room - $309/night
Booking Deadline - June 28, 2018

The Hampton Inn, Time Square Central

220 West 41st Street New York, NY 10036

0.1 miles from Microsoft Conference Center

King Room - $219/night
Double/Double Room - $259/night
Booking Deadline- July 2, 2018

WeWork Times Square

1460 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
0.2 miles from Microsoft Conference Center

WeWork Bryant Park

54 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
0.5 miles from Microsoft Conference Center

WeWork 500 7th

500 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018
0.4 miles from Microsoft Conference Center

WeWork 41st

135 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
0.3 miles from Microsoft Conference Center


Scholarships are now closed.

Write/Speak/Code is thrilled to offer scholarships to our 4-day International Conference for:

Deadline to apply is 7 July, 2018 at 11:59 EST

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact.

All selected recipients will receive a free ticket to the conference. We'll also be offering a limited number of need based travel stipends.


  • How does Write/Speak/Code define ‘coders’?

    We define ‘coders’ as anyone who has written a line of code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, SQL whatever) and can explain what it does. Designers, E-book publishers, Salesforce Admins and beginners as well as engineers with 20 years of experience have enjoyed our workshops and been inspired by each other.

  • Which airport should I fly into?
  • How can I contact the organizers?

    To contact the Write/Speak/Code organizers please email info@writespeakcode.com

  • What is the refund policy?

    While we don't offer refunds, you can transfer your ticket to another person free of charge. Please reach out to info@writespeakcode.com before transferring the ticket for verification.

  • How many people usually attend the conference?
    We’re expecting 300 attendees for this year’s conference.
  • Is there dedicated networking time for sponsors to connect with conference attendees?

    Sponsor representatives will get to network with attendees during lunch breaks, extended snack breaks, and conference parties.

  • Is there a sponsorship deadline for 2018?

    The deadline for sponsorship depends upon the type and level of sponsorship. To sponsor the conference & conference related events, sponsors must commit by end of July. The sponsorship deadline for the local Own Your Expertise events will vary based on the local schedules.

  • My company wants to sponsor Write/Speak/Code. What do we do next?

    Check out our 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus for information on sponsorship levels and benefits then email us at sponsor@writespeakcode.com.

  • What kind of childcare and eldercare will the conference provide?

    Write/Speak/Code is proud to offer childcare and eldercare for all of our full-day events. Childcare will be available for the entire duration of the conference (4 days). In addition to noting childcare and/or eldercare on your registration when you purchase your ticket, please email info@writespeakcode.com with the following information:

    • Childcare: Age, dietary restrictions, and play/nap needs for each child.
    • Elder care: Dietary restrictions, medication schedules and any additional information we should know to provide appropriate care.

    Childcare and Eldercare will take place on the premises unless specifically instructed otherwise.

  • Will the conference provide a private lactation room for attendees?

    We will once again be offering a private Lactation Room for attendees during the conference. More information on room scheduling will be released leading up to the conference for those who request it. Please email info@writespeakcode.com.

  • Which accessibility services will be provided during the conference?

    Write/Speak/Code 2018 will be held in an ADA accessible venue. ASL interpreters and/or CART services will be made available as needed. In addition to noting your needs on your registration, please also email info@writespeakcode.com if you require other accommodations. We're happy to do whatever we can to make your experience comfortable, safe, and welcoming.

Meet the Organizers


For great employers, sponsorship is the most effective way to recruit talented, driven technologists fill key technical positions and demonstrate your commitment to the professional development of people of marginalized genders at your organization. Write/Speak/Code is a 501c3 nonprofit. Contact sponsor@writespeakcode.com to learn more.

Read our 2018 Prospectus








The Quick Version

Our event and its associated online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any point during the event. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers.

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