About the unconference

Friday, November 3, 2023

The Software Crafters Unconference is a loosely structured gathering where topics and themes are generated just in time.

In the past, the unconference has been convened as an in person event (hence the photos). 2023 will be held via online video and collaboration tools.

The Software Crafters Unconference is about you, relevant, inspiring

Participants gather, build an agenda, and convene sessions. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda was generated just in time, by the attendees. It allows for meaningful conversations, teaching, and learning to take place throughout the day.

  • Exchange Ideas
  • Meaningful Conversations
  • Peer Learning

This format allows participants to exchange ideas and information deemed most valuable by those in attendance. Because of this, the agenda for an unconference can go anywhere. Rather than traditional conferences, which require heavy up-front planning and rely on predetermined tracks or themes, an unconference allows ideas to flourish and evolve as the day goes by.

Marketplace of ideas


Software Crafters Unconference will be hosted online in 2023.

Tickets are limited.
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Friday, November 3, 2023

This is the structure for the day. The specific sessions will be determined by the attendees on the day of the event.

Times shown in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), UTC -4.

Welcome and Marketplace

10am to 11am - Build the agenda, bring your topics!


11am to 11:45am


11:45am to noon


noon to 12:45pm

Longer Break (Lunch)

12:45pm to 1:45pm


1:45pm to 2:30pm


2:30pm to 2:45pm


2:45pm to 3:30pm


3:30pm to 3:45pm


3:45pm to 4:30pm

Retrospective and Closing

4:30pm to 5pm

Something Fun

5pm to ???



Mike Clement

Mike Clement

Mike Clement is a husband, father of four, and currently Senior Engineering Manager at SamCart. Mike believes we work best when we are working together and that there are no best practices—only better and worse ones depending on the context. Some leading practices Mike is passionate about are Test Driven Development, Pair and Mob Programming, User Story Mapping, Domain Driven Design and Open Space Technology. Passionate about raising the bar of technical excellence in the software development community, Mike is a founder and organizer of Software Crafters Atlanta and the Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference.

Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins is a Senior Consultant at Hylaine. When Ryan transitioned from teaching physics and web development to writing software professionally; Clean Code ideas, pair & mob programming, and Agile methods generally resonated strongly with his values and way of working. The Atlanta software development community has been an incredible asset for Ryan, giving him the opportunity to learn and present at meetups and Atlanta Code Camp, and he is looking forward to giving back by organizing this open space event. Ryan will also be coordinating “something fun” for everyone to do after the event.

Jon Turner

Jon Turner

Jon looks forward to a world where everyone involved in software development cares about the quality of their software and the value it provides. He is an advocate of test driven development, pair and mob programming, continuously integrating code changes, and continuously delivering value to customers. He has nearly 20 years of experience as a software developer. When he’s not developing software professionally, Jon spends time doing game and mobile development, working on a variety of robotics projects (while trying not to bring about the robot apocalypse), folding origami for friends and strangers, or spending time with his wife and three children.

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Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference

Similar to the Software Crafters Unconference but topics focus on areas around product development methodology, including but not limited to software.

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Where: Atlanta, GA

Software Crafters Atlanta Group

A group of programmers that are passionate about our craft. We have a different format from your usual technology user group. Here is our format:

  • 0-3 Lightning talks (capped at 5 minutes each) - Anybody can have 5 minutes to talk about whatever topic they feel will be of interest to the group. You will be buzzed off at 5 minutes.
  • ~30 min - Reading Discussion (usually a chapter or two from a book)
  • ~60 min - Coding Exercise (we've done guided katas, randori, open coding of a problem, experiences... really anything as long as everyone is coding)

Find out more

Monthly in Atlanta, GA

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at the Software Crafters Unconference 2023 are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Our Pledge

We as participants pledge to make participation in Software Crafters Unconference 2023 a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy event.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our event include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

Software Crafters Unconference organizers are responsible for clarifying and enforcing standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Software Crafters Unconference organizers have the right and responsibility to remove parti or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the Software Crafters Unconference organizers responsible for enforcement at coc@scunconf.com. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All organizers are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

Enforcement Guidelines

Organizers will use the following guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this code of conduct:

Level Infraction Consequence
I Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community. A private, written warning from organizers, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.
II A violation through a single incident or series of actions. A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the code of conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
III A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior. A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the code of conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.
IV Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/2/0/code_of_conduct.html and the MenderCon CoC.