April 25, 2015

Erie Day of Code is a one-day event taking place at The Brewerie at Union Station on Saturday, April 25th from 9am - 5pm for web developers, computer scientists, creatives, and overall tech enthusiasts! Through a series of talks, workshops, open discussions, and a catered lunch, we intend to teach and learn about the progression of web development and open source not only in Erie, but globally.


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08:00am - 08:50am


08:50am - 09:00am

Opening Statements

09:00am - 09:30am

Space Weather: Ruby and Swift's Influence in the Magnetosphere

Nick Quaranto

09:45pm - 10:15am

Engineering for Excellence: Keeping the Bar High in a Growing Team

Matt Patterson

10:30am - 11:00am

Automation: The Must-Have Trend of 2015!

Jeff Koenig

11:15am - 11:45am

What .NET can Learn from Ruby (and vice versa.)

Chris Geihsler

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch provided by The Brewerie

01:00pm - 01:30pm

How to Start Contributing to Open Source

Carol (Nichols || Goulding)

01:45pm - 02:45pm

Introduction to Effectively Using Git

Matthew Machuga

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Interactive apps with Angular JS and Parse

Oto Hlincik

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Hack Room Breakout Sessions + Hangouts


We have an awesome bunch of speakers ready to talk about interesting and fun topics and lead engaging workshops. Check out the Speakers page for more information on each speaker and their respective talks.

As a Professional why should I attend?

Working with code day in and day out is a fun and intensive undertaking. There are always new tools, languages, or patterns to help make your job easier, but it's often hard to keep up or sift through the tools and concepts to find the best of bunch. Erie Day of Code gives you a chance to see several talks and participate in workshops to check out some new technology or concepts, allows you to connect with peers, both local and regional, and will help you see more of the Erie development community. It's just not so easy for us developers to find each other sometimes! Come connect with peers over an included lunch, learn some new things, and meet some new friends.

As a Student why should I attend?

No matter what year you're in currently at college (or even high school), this event is sure to teach you a whole lot about real world development tools and strategies. Along with numerous talks and hands on workshops, you'll have a chance to connect with other students in the area and developers of all levels of experience. You'll be able to get a peek inside their day-to-day tasks, ask them questions about how to get started, and make some new contacts with potential employers. Take the opporunity to sign up for our monthly Ruby user group to stay connected and continue learning modern day concepts and practical application while you continue learning all the important theory in your Computer Science or Software Engineering curriculum. You'll be able to draw connections between the material and applying it easier by seeing it used hands on by your peers.

As someone who isn't a developer why should I attend?

Whether you're a project manager, content writer, graphic designer, employer, operations engineer, creative, or just someone considering picking up programming as a hobby, this event can offer you something. You'll have a chance to connect with many different regional developers to learn a bit about the development world and see what their day-to-day jobs are like. You'll get a look into how open source keeps the web and software in general pressing forward, understand some new development practices, and get a better grasp on what programming entails for the web.


The Brewerie at Union Station in Erie, PA

We chose this historical location at Union Station for Erie Day of Code due to its beautiful interior and delicious food. Enjoy lunch on us while you learn, socialize, and hack! The Brewerie is located at 123 W. 14th St.


Parking is usually free on weekends, but make sure to check the lot you're parking in for more informaion if it has meters in it.

  • Across the road at Griswald Plaza
  • 14th and Peach St. North-East and South-East corners
  • 14th and Sassafras St.

Where to Stay

Coming in from out of town? No problem! Here are some accommodations that are conveniently located within a short walk or drive of The Brewerie at Union Station.


Bed and Breakfast

If none of these accommodations suit you, check out Visit PA, or email contact@eriedayofcode.com and we'll help you make arrangements!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors!