2019 LLVM Developers' Meeting (Bay Area) - Registration open

The LLVM Foundation is pleased to announce the 13th annual LLVM Developers’ Meeting in the Bay Area on October 22-23, 2019 in San Jose, CA. Registration is now open!


The LLVM Developers’ Meeting is a bi-annual 2 day gathering of the entire LLVM Project community. The conference is organized by the LLVM Foundation and many volunteers within the LLVM community. Developers and users of LLVM, Clang, and related subprojects will enjoy attending interesting talks, impromptu discussions, and networking with the many members of our community. Whether you are a new to the LLVM project or a long time member, there is something for each attendee.

Tickets for the 2-day conference & reception are $350, and $300 for just the 2-day conference. Student tickets are $75/$50 and we ask that you use your student email during registration. Please note that early registration will end on September 22 at 11:59 PDT and a late registration (and increased rates) will go into effect after this date. We highly encourage you to register early.

Our ticket prices are subsidized by almost 50% by generous corporate sponsors and public donations. However, for those in a position to pay the full ticket cost (or your employer), we invite you to select the Supporter Ticket option during registration. This ticket price is based upon our estimated cost for the event per person. By purchasing this ticket, it will allow us to keep ticket prices low and fund other programs such as more Educational Outreach, Travel Grants & Scholarships, Women in Compilers & Tools, and LLVM project infrastructure.

New this year: We will have a newcomers orientation on October 21, from 5:45-6:30PM. This is a short session for those attending the LLVM Developers’ Meeting for the first time or for those who have not attended in awhile. This orientation will provide a conference overview, and useful information on how to participate and get involved during the conference. If you are interested in networking and meeting other new LLVM Developers, then you should attend this event. There is a separate EventBrite page to register.

There will also be a Women in Compilers and Tools Workshop the day before on October 21st (~12:30-6:30pm). Details will be coming soon on this event.

What can you can expect at an LLVM Developers’ Meeting?

• Technical Talks: These 20-30 minute talks cover all topics from core infrastructure talks, to project’s using LLVM’s infrastructure. Attendees will take away technical information that could be pertinent to their project or general interes.

• Tutorials: Tutorials are 50 minute sessions that dive down deep into a technical topic. Expect in depth examples and explanations.

• Lightning Talks: These are fast 5 minute talks that give you a taste of a project or topic. Attendees will hear a wide range of topics and probably leave wanting to learn more.

• Panels: Panel sessions are guided discussions about a specific topic. The panel consists of ~3 developers who discuss a topic through prepared questions from a moderator. The audience is also given the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.
• Student Research Competition: Students present their research using LLVM or related subproject. These are usually 20 minute technical presentations with Q&A. The audience will vote at the end for the winning presentation and paper.

• Poster Session: An hour long poster session where selected posted are on display.

• Round Table Discussions: Informal and impromptu discussions on a specific topic. During the conference there are set time slots where groups can organize to discuss a problem or topic.

• Evening Reception (October 22): After a full day if technical talks and discussions, join your fellow attendees for an evening reception to continue the conversation and meet even more attendees.

What types of people attend?

• Active developers of projects in the LLVM Umbrella (LLVM core, Clang, LLDB, libc++, compiler_rt, klee, lld, etc).

• Anyone interested in using these as part of another project.

• Students and Researchers

• Compiler, programming language, and runtime enthusiasts.

• Those interested in using compiler and toolchain technology in novel and interesting ways.

For future announcements or questions: Please sign up for the LLVM Developers’ Meeting mailing list.