GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that can offer speaker sessions across multiple product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. In 2016, the official DevFest Season runs from September 01st through November 30th.
Each GDG DevFest will be inspired by and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developer community that hosts it. While no two events will be exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will, at its core, be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen.
The invitation to host a GDG DevFest is being extended to active GDG chapters. GDG DevFests can be organized year round and are community run events. Therefore, these events take the form desired by the community with minimal guidelines. In order to ensure these events are bigger than regular GDG meetups though, there are a few recommendations:
- Duration of the event should be at least 5 hours
- Ideally more than 1 track if organizing a speaker session based event
- Hackathon - Ideally somewhere between 24-48 hours
- Codelab - Ideally using one of the content bundles.