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"An Abundance of Katherines"

November 31, 2019

KatieConf 2019 is done and dusted. You can check out the recordings below!

KatieConf is a one day, community run conference, held in Katy, Texas on November 31, 2019.


Amy Kathryn Kapernick
DevFest Melbourne 2018 Locknote
Katie Mack
Death of a Universe


Katie McLaughlin
Catherine Holmes
Kate Henderson

Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, Twitter and other online media.

We follow the JSConf/Ada Initiative Code of Conduct. A full copy of this Code is available on ConfCodeOfConduct.com


KatieConf 2019 is a free, community run event.

Seats are limited, but space is plentiful. We will be able to accomodate all attendees, but recommend you bring your own chair/seating.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided thanks to the local Community Centre from which we are borrowing power for our projector.

Diversity Statement

KatieConf is an inclusive conference.

We accept speakers whose name is derived from the root Katherine and starts with either a "C" or a "K"

Unsure of your etymology? Check the list of variations.

About KatieConf

KatieConf is a parody. Have you checked a calendar lately? There is no November 31st. Sorry. The town of Katy, TX does exist, though.

However, all the people featured in the KatieConf lineup are real. There are so many fantastic technical presenters who just happened to be called Katie, or a variation thereupon. All the organisers listed have put in countless hours into organising and running usergroups, conferences, meetups, podcasts and more.

If you are looking for speakers for your conference, why not ask one of the wonderful people featured here? They are all listed with a social media accounts, and a link to some of their prior talks.

Do you really need another conference lineup of all men? Or as many female speakers as speakers called Dave?

The tagline of this year's conference is in reference to the book of the same name, and is in no way an endorsement by the author of the conference. It's just a pretty good pun. (DFTBA 🖖)

KatieConf 2019. Header image by Nicolas Tissot. Sister conference of JessConf. Contact