Software Craftsmanship 2016 - Chicago and Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

October 21st, 2016

University of Southern California
Town & Gown Ballroom
665 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Software Craftsmanship North America is a conference for software professionals interested in improving their craft, their community, and themselves.

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Join us in Los Angeles to make connections with like-minded software developers, and enjoy a full day packed with inspiring and informative presentations by some of the world's most influential software professionals.

8th Light and the University of Southern California are excited to host the event for the second year in a row, this year located in the beautiful Town & Gown building. Come join us for a full day of talks followed by a full day Code Retreat.


Panel Discussion Featuring

  • Michael Feathers

  • Uncle Bob Martin

And more

Additional Events

SCNA is helping host several other events around the community in the weeks leading up to the conference: On September 17th, 8th Light is hosting a day of workshops at their office. Speaker Carina Zona is speaking at Carbon Five LA on Wednesday October 19th.

Town and Gown Ballroom at University of Southern California

University of Southern California
Town & Gown Ballroom
665 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Radisson Hotel Los Angeles, Midtown at USC
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90007

Reservations can be made online, or by calling 1-800-333-3333. A special rate of $195.00 per night plus tax has been set for attendees using the personal access code SCNA. If you need stay at the hotel a day or two before or after the event, please make your reservations through the hotel directly at 1-213-748-4141.

If you have any questions or problems with booking your hotel please contact us.


Parking is available for free to conference ticket holders. Please park across the street at the Radisson Midtown Los Angeles at 3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90007. When arriving please inform the parking garage attendant that you are here for SCNA.

Day of Code (Sold Out)

Day of Code is now sold out. If you are still interested in attending, you can purchase a Conference + Code Retreat (Wait List) ticket and we'll reach out to you if spots become available.

Following the conference, join us on Saturday morning for a Day of Code!

Bring your computer and your brain—we've got the rest covered! Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There's a chance we will add more events to the Day of Code before October 22nd, but the day will consistent of at least three different events:

  • Code Retreat

  • Join us for a full day of hands-on coding practice to improve your craft. Starting with Conway's Game of Life, we iterate through the day with different code challenges, and discuss our practices along the way.

  • What to expect() when you're expect()ing

  • Improve your sense of test smells with this three-hour group workshop hosted by Test Double!

  • Open Source Collaboration

  • We'll also have space reserved for anyone who wants to collaborate on open source projects!

Select the option to reserve a spot for Saturday's Code Retreat when purchasing your ticket, and you can choose which event you'd like to attend when you arrive Saturday morning!

Full day code retreat. Bring your computer and your brain, we have the rest covered

Opportunity Grants

SCNA's Opportunity Grant program provides support to members of underrepresented groups who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend SCNA for financial reasons. We are excited to offer this opportunity to those who would not have otherwise been able to attend, underlining our commitment to equal access and diversity.

Eligibility: Applicants should be a member of an underrepresented group in tech - women, LGBT, African-American, Latina or Latino, Native American, people with disabilities, or other underrepresented groups not listed - and be unable to attend without some financial assistance. We have a strong preference for U.S. applicants to stretch our grant funds as far as possible. By completing the application, you indicate that you meet the eligibility requirements.

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SCNA is hosted by

University of Southern California


The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in a highly advanced learning environment. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

8th Light Inc.

8th Light

8th Light is an agile software consultancy with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and New York City. We are passionate about building productive long-term partnerships with our clients, our employees, and the software community.

Our team of multi-disciplined software crafters and designers are experts in applying the principles and practices of software craftsmanship in all different languages and frameworks. We craft beautiful applications for your web, mobile, and embedded projects. 8th Light also offers apprenticeships to push the limits of your knowledge in software development.