David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
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Aug 18–20 , 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT

Abstractions is a new conference that brings together everyone involved in modern software development — designers, developers, DevOps, and community leaders — to teach, learn, and connect with each other.

The Nomadic Coder - Jon McCartie, Support Manager, Saturday 8/20, 2.20pm

In 2014, my family had had enough of the typical 9 to 5. I tried the startup thing, I tried the corporate thing, I tried the non-profit thing. None of it was fulfilling. And the repetition of it all was driving me crazy. So we sold everything we had, bought an RV, and hit the road. I'll talk through what led us to do this, how it's been going, and provide a few different ways for people to dip their toes into this lifestyle: from weekend warriors, short-term trips, international travel, and full-time travel. If you're a programmer, you have a TON of options to work from the road. I'd love to let people know they're not stuck and give them ideas on how to see the world -- not just a dark cubicle.

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