by TechBash Crew

Can't get away from work for 3 or 4 days? We've got you covered. TechBash now has a limited number of single day tickets* available for purchase for only $299. Check out the full schedule**, decide which day(s) have the best content for you, and register today!


The meals and activities provided to attendees on any given day are also available to single-day ticket holders on the day they attend (breakfast and lunch are provided daily).

  • Buy a 1-day ticket for Thursday and come out for game night after dinner!
  • Buy a 1-day ticket for Friday and take advantage of our Family Day sessions for kids (schedule and details coming soon)!
  • Our sponsors will be available to attendees all day Wednesday and Thursday!
  • We have great keynotes lined up for Wed/Thu mornings too!

You can still stay overnight at the Kalahari and get full access to the water park. Reservation details here.

*Single day tickets are available for Wednesday (11/9), Thursday (11/10), and Friday (11/11) only.
**Schedule subject to change at the discretion of conference organizers.

by TechBash Planning Team

The TechBash 2022 schedule has been announced and is posted at techbash.com/schedule. While there still may be some minor changes to the schedule, this will provide some insight into which talks will be when during the event.

We currently have 3-day main conference tickets available as well as the 4-day pass which includes a pre-conference workshop. Tickets for both the 3-day and 4-day conference passes can be purchased on our EventBrite page. If you are interested in group rates, please reach out by sending an email to groups@techbash.com. There are still some individual discounts too. Reach out to your favorite speaker and ask if they can share a discount code with you.

In addition, there are still discounted rooms available at the Kalahari, but this rate will only be around until early October (30 days before the event) or until the rooms are completely sold out. To book a room, follow the process outlined in our Stay and Play section of the website.

by Alvin Ashcraft

We're excited to announce our second keynote. Crux Conception will be joining us from Indiana to present Is there #Stress in the world of #Tech? Here is some more about Crux:

Crux resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has over 20 years of Law Enforcement (Now-Retired), Criminal Profiling and teaching experience (Adjunct Professor). Crux has now taken his years of experience, education research and training; to incorporate novel methods of teaching/learning. Crux has utilized his background in Psychology, Team Building and Behavioral Profiling to implement said methods to take out the law-enforcement aspect and make these skills people/civilian practical.

Crus ConceptionHis keynote will cover how to manage your work life and cope with the demands of being an employee in today's world. No matter what profession you're employed by, there is always some form of stress that comes alongside it, and this training will expose new coping skills for success!

This keynote offers solutions to support individuals afflicted by stress within the IT community:

  • Employee input
  • Better task content
  • Amplified job control
  • Equal production values
  • Career expansion
  • Enhanced peer socialization
  • More workplace ergonomics

Key takeaways include:

  • Overall alertness- regarding the onset of stress
  • Stress at one's place of employment
  • Mentally supporting yourself
  • Recognize the best method in a tense setting

There are only four more days remaining in the TechBash 2022 early bird registration period. Talk to your boss and register today! If your company will be sending more than five people to the event, email groups@techbash.com to get more information about our group discounts.

Sponsor Spotlight

We would like to thank Speaker Sponsor, The New York Times, for sponsoring the travel of one of our speakers. Want to sponsor TechBash? Email sponsor@techbash.com for more information or download our sponsor prospectus.

by Alvin Ashcraft

This week we are highlighting our two keynote presentations. First up is Jeff Blankenburg. For those of you who don't know Jeff, he is a Chief Technical Evangelist at Amazon Alexa. Here is a little more about him:

Jeff Blankenburg spent the early part of his career in digital advertising, building websites for Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ford Motor Company, among others. He also spent 8 years at Microsoft, primarily as an evangelist for any recent technology he could get his hands on. Today, he works on the Amazon Alexa team helping developers make Alexa even smarter. Jeff has also spoken at conferences all over the world, including London, Munich, Sydney, Tokyo, and New York, covering topics ranging from software development technologies to soft skill techniques. He also serves as an organizer for the Stir Trek conference.

Jeff Blankenburg, TechBash 2022 keynote speaker

Jeff's keynote at TechBash is titled 'The Future of People'. We are so excited to hear from him this November:

As we continue to embrace artificial intelligence, we will see a new future for how people live their lives. We will take a quick look at how AI can impact humanity for the better, and some of the advancements we can look forward to.

Join us November 8-11 at the Kalahari Resort and enjoy the amazing keynotes, workshops, and sessions at TechBash 2022. The Early Bird registration period is nearly over. Buy your tickets by July 6th to get our lowest prices. If you're bringing a group of five or more, email groups@techbash.com for information about group discounts.

by Alvin Ashcraft

It's time to register for TechBash 2022. 3-day and 4-day early bird tickets are now available on EventBrite. We're back this fall, in-person, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA. Join us November 8-11 for great keynotes, workshops, sessions, food, swag, and the best water slides in the Northeast U.S. Register soon because early bird rates are valid only through July 6th.

Get more information about our speakers, sponsors, hotel rooms, and more on techbash.com.

Want to send your dev team? Email us to ask about discounts for groups of five or more.

by Alvin Ashcraft

Greetings, speakers!

We're thrilled to inform you that our call for speakers for TechBash 2022 is now open here.

We are hosting our CFP on Sessionize once again this year, and you can submit proposals for standard sessions or workshops through April 13th.

TechBash 2022 will be happening on November 8-11 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Poconos. This location is the second largest indoor waterpark in the U.S. Tuesday, Nov 8th will be our optional day of full-day workshops for attendees.

Head over to our home page for more information about TechBash or email our speaker committee (speaker@techbash.com) with any questions.

Please tell your friends! We want to make this the biggest, most diverse TechBash developer conference yet. We hope to see you this fall!

- Your TechBash Organizers

by Jason Gaylord

Save the date! TechBash 2022 will return to the Poconos on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 through Friday, November 11, 2022.

The event will mark the 5th annual TechBash Developer Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA. Attendees can expect more of the great content, speakers, and activities they have come to expect from TechBash. Our newsletter is the best way to find out the day that Early Bird tickets go on sale. Don't miss out!

Speakers can watch for our call for presentations to open early in 2022. Are you interested in speaking? Sign up for our newsletter to be among the first to find out when the CFP is launched. Do you know somebody who should be speaking at TechBash? Send them our way!

Thanks to all of our speakers, sponsors, staff, and attendees for making TechBash 2019 a huge success! While we had to skip 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, we plan on making the 2022 event safe and enjoyable for all. We can't wait to see you in November, 2022!

- Your TechBash Organizer

by Jason Gaylord

Due to the ongoing concerns of safety for our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and families, we've made the difficult decision to postpone TechBash yet again. 

Last year, TechBash 2020 faced a similar fate as we were forced to cancel due to the ongoing threat of the pandemic. As organizers, we've spent a good deal of time talking with participants in TechBash 2021 and with organizers of regional events to better understand their concerns and to collect suggestions for our event. After spending time discussing, we felt that we could not offer an event that would create a safe environment for participants in the conference. Our decision was made easier when we had heard the news that the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA would be cancelled and that beginning on September 7th, all students in public and private schools across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are required to wear a mask. 

If you have purchased a ticket for the event, your purchase will be refunded. If you have booked a room at the Kalahari, you can either continue to stay at the discounted rate or you can cancel your room. To cancel, you can visit Passkey, the online registration system, or you could call the call center at 877-525-2427.

We do have some good news. We will be back at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA next year. Additional details for TechBash 2022 will be announced soon. We are excited to see each and every one of you in person in 2022 and hope by then we've contained the virus and eliminated pandemic concerns.

Stay tuned for more information!

by Jason Gaylord

Many of you have been asking when tickets will be available. We have some good news. Early Bird tickets are now available for TechBash 2021!

If you want to save up to 20% on TechBash tickets for you and your team, the Early Bird ticket sail is available through midnight EDT on August 14th (or until they sell out). Visit our EventBrite page and choose a 3-day or 4-day ticket to join us on October 19th through 22nd at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos. Get more registration info on our site.

Selecting either ticket type gets you tons of great content on Wed/Thu/Fri. We'll have sessions from world-class speakers. Some names will be familiar to those of you who have attended in previous years, and we're also welcoming some fantastic speakers to their first-ever TechBash event. If you select a 4-day ticket, you will also be able to attend one of our deep-dive, full-day workshops on Tuesday, October 19. Select one of these workshops during the checkout process on EventBrite:

  • Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa - Jeff Blankenburg, Amazon Alexa
  • Building Single Page Applications with VueJS ASP.NET Core - Kevin Griffin, Swift Kick
  • Workshop Duo: GitHub Actions and Application Security - Chris Ayers, New Signature & Joe Kuemerle, Salesforce
  • Contain Your Enthusiasm - A Full Day with Containers and Kubernetes - Jason Van Brackel, Cisco

Get more info about our workshops and other speakers on the TechBash home page. And we are still finalizing speakers and sessions so be sure to check back often to see who else we're adding!

by Jason Gaylord

Hello speakers! We're happy to inform you that our call for speakers for TechBash 2021 is now open here.

We are hosting our CFP on Sessionize once again this year, and you can submit proposals for standard sessions or full-day workshops through June 4th.

TechBash 2021 will be happening on October 19-22 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Poconos. This location is the second largest indoor waterpark in the U.S. Tuesday, Oct 19th will be our optional day of workshops for attendees. Head over to our home page for more information about TechBash or email our speaker committee with any questions.

Please tell your friends! We want to make this the biggest, most diverse TechBash developer conference yet.

We hope to see you this fall!

- Your TechBash Organizers