DevTernity Conference

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DevTernity Conference
DevTernity logo
VenueNational Library of Latvia
Location(s)Riga, Latvia, EU
Founded2015; 8 years ago (2015)
Most recentDecember 8–9, 2022
Next eventDecember 7–8, 2023
Organized byLatvian Software Craftsmanship Community

DevTernity is Latvia's largest [1][2] international software development conference with an emphasis on software architecture, development best practices and technical leadership. Established in 2015 by the leaders of a non-profit Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community, the conference faces continuous growth and has managed to attract 750 attendees at its peak.

With over 700 attendees, DevTernity 2017 was sold out 6 weeks before the event.[3] In 2018, DevTernity has been mentioned among the best software engineering conferences of 2018.[4] DevTernity has been recognised[5] as a first-class cross-discipline conference in Europe.

The conference features 20 carefully chosen international speakers, performing on 3 parallel tracks. The second conference day is devoted to practical, instructor-led workshops.

In order to provide a welcoming and harassment-free environment for participants of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs, the conference organizers ensure that Code of Conduct is followed.

The official conference language is English.

All conference talks are recorded and published within a couple of weeks after the event on the conference's official YouTube channel. The official conference video is also available for watching.

Kevlin Henney speaking at DevTernity 2016 in Hall Ziedonis
DevTernity 2017 speakers
Sponsors at DevTernity 2016


Event Dates Number of participants Venue
DevTernity 2015 Archived 2018-03-12 at the Wayback Machine Dec 1, 2015 350 National Library of Latvia
DevTernity 2016 Archived 2018-03-12 at the Wayback Machine Dec 1–2, 2016 500 National Library of Latvia
DevTernity 2017 Archived 2018-03-12 at the Wayback Machine Dec 1–2, 2017 750 National Library of Latvia
DevTernity 2018 Archived 2017-12-04 at the Wayback Machine Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2018 800 National Library of Latvia
DevTernity 2019 Dec 6–7, 2019 850 National Library of Latvia
DevTernity 2021 Dec 10-11, 2021 850 Online
DevTernity 2022 Dec 8-9, 2022 1300 Online
DevTernity 2023 Dec 7-8, 2023 1300 Online


DevTernity takes place in The National Library of Latvia also known as Castle of Light – a national cultural institution, that plays an important role in the development of Latvia's information society, providing Internet access to residents and supporting research and lifelong education.

Opening and closing keynotes are presented in the Hall Ziedonis. The hall has excellent audiovisual equipment and acoustics and is recognized as perfectly suitable for chamber music, choral music, and acoustic music sounds.


The conference applies a mixed approach to program development – direct invitation and a public Call For Papers (CFP). All talks undergo a rigorous review process by the conference program committee. All speakers get accommodation costs and traveling expenses within Europe fully covered.


The conference offers various sponsorship packages, depending on a sponsor's needs. The packages contain online and media advertisement opportunities, banner, private booth installation at the conference venue and much more. Among sponsors are JetBrains, Taxify, Pipedrive, Zabbix, Ubiquiti Networks, Accenture, Visma and many other companies.


  1. ^ "Latvia's largest IT conference will happen in December". LabsOfLatvia. 2017.
  2. ^ "DevTernity IT conference set to start in Rīga". Public broadcasting of Latvia. 2017.
  3. ^ "DevTernity 2017 is sold out", Twitter
  4. ^ "The best software engineering conferences of 2018". TechBeacon. 2018.
  5. ^ "The best developer conferences to attend". IT Conference Top.