For over 15 years, the ClueCon Developers Conference has been dedicated to helping the FreeSWITCH team and other software engineers “get a clue.” Getting a clue never comes easy and takes years of hard work and dedication, but the ClueCon team is committed to working with the community to continue educating, networking and “getting a clue”.
ClueCon is where it all began. The idea of FreeSWITCH was thought up at the first ClueCon in 2005; the plan was born based on the ideas that were bounced around during that first 3 day conference. The core members of the team worked hard for the next 12 months, and FreeSWITCH was presented for the first time at ClueCon 2006.
The first ClueCon conference was held in 2005 and over the years has grown with help from our sponsors, attendees and the members of the open-source community. ClueCon is held in Chicago, Illinois, annually.
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Yes! Each year there are several organized networking opportunities. ClueCon 2023 will host a welcome dinner on Monday night, the annual Gigabit Reception will take place Tuesday night, and Casino Night is set for Wednesday evening. Check out the Activities page for more information and updated dates and times.
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Registration is open now for 2023, and can be purchased anytime online until August 14th, 2023. You can also register in person at the conference. Check our social pages, or FreeSWITCH newsletter for early bird sales and special discounts on registration. Be mindful that some nightly events have group limits on them, so the earlier you can register, the better.
You will hear a variety of talks ranging from technical demonstrations of leading communication solutions to conceptual innovations looking for real world solutions.
ClueCon Registration Hours
Monday 8am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday 8am to Noon
Wednesday 8am to Noon
Thursday 8am to Noon
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The Coder Games are ClueCon’s version of a hackathon with a few surprises thrown in. We invite our attendees to participate in several fun challenges for people of all technical skills. The Coder Games are a great way to meet people in a relaxed environment: try your hand at building popsicle stick contraptions or dig into some API’s!
Yes, anyone who is attending ClueCon can sign up for the Coder Games. Coder Games is included in your conference registration. You can participate in as many or as few challenges as you like, or join as a spectator.
We encourage all forms of participation! Observe, assist, eat a snack, or get some work done. Demos take place throughout the afternoon and are always a blast to watch.
We encourage everyone to participate in the Coder Games and do not have an official registration: just hop in and participate! You can either speak with a team leader for help, or follow the written instructions on the table. When you submit a challenge to the judges you are officially eligible to win a prize. However, when you register for ClueCon, it is helpful to check whether or not you will be attending the Coder Games so that we can better plan for the event.
You can participate in as many or as few challenges as your heart desires.
We accept solo entries as well as teams of all sizes.
We provide a plethora of materials to work with, but it’s not against the rules to Amazon Prime a thing or two. Be as creative as you can to score one of the coveted prizes.