This year's PI World is being spread over 3 hotels: the Hilton Union Square, Parc 55, and Nikko. Note that almost everything-and-anything developer related is hosted at the Parc 55, starting with the Innovation Hackathon on Day 0 and ending with what we call DevCon (formerly TechCon) on Day 3. The busiest day at Parc 55 is Day 3 where there are hands-on developer labs, as well as many presentations geared towards the developer/data scientist audience. After the labs and presentations, there is also the first ever Developers Meet-Up Reception and Awards Ceremony (obviously we've done awards before but the reception is a new offering).
Whether you call it the Developer Track, TechCon, or DevCon, we have a wide offering to developers and data scientists alike with Parc 55 as Developer Ground Central. What if you don't consider yourself to be a developer? Should you attend the Developers Reception? The easiest way to decide is: are you attending any lab or presentation at Parc 55? If the answer is yes, then by all means come to the reception!
Also new this year are a couple of presentation styles we are excited about offering. In addition to the 2-3 hour hands-on labs, and 45-minute talks, we now will offer 90-minute Live Coding or How To sessions. With the Live Coding or How To's, the presenter will show the code on screen and walk you through a given process. Each presentation will be recorded and the code will be on GitHub.