With less than three months remaining until Devcon, we are making great progress towards Osaka!
In the coming days, you will receive updates on the first programming details, and as ticket sales are now open, we wanted to provide a formal update!
Firstly, the second wave of ticket sales is tentatively scheduled for August 6th. After learning from the last round, we have made improvements. This year, we utilized a new open-source ticketing platform, which performed well. However, there were some initial configuration errors during the first production run. With a larger allocation online and a refined checkout process, we hope that everyone will have a smooth purchasing experience in Wave 2.
This year, a change was made to allow each order to have a maximum of two tickets, instead of one. While we expect Devcon to sell out, those who are online in time can reserve tickets for coworkers, friends, or family.
Next, if you came up with an amazing Devcon talk idea the day after submissions closed, you’re in luck.
Applications have reopened today and will be available at Devcon.org for one week, July 29th to August 4th. This applies to Builders, and Speakers of all types (Breakout, Workshop, or Presenter), as well as Students. Scholarship applications have already closed.
For speakers, this second window was specifically planned for you. We understand how rapidly things can develop in the Ethereum ecosystem and we wanted to ensure that we didn’t miss out on any recent discoveries!
Finally, all Devcon applications are being reviewed continuously. Our application process is designed to be fair and thorough. Each application is reviewed by at least two people, and the final decision is made by the core Devcon planning team. It is crucial to us that there is no single reviewer who decides the fate of an application, and this takes time.
While not all applicants will be notified at once, everyone will receive a decision by mid-August, including those who applied in the late application window (July 29th – August 4th). This ensures that everyone has received notice before the final ticket wave (in case participation in the wave is necessary to attend Devcon). Therefore, if you have already submitted a talk proposal, there is no need to take any further action.
Tl;dr: The second wave is tentatively scheduled for August 6th. Speaker, builder, and student applications are open on devcon.org from July 29th to August 4th. After that, they will no longer be available!
Every day brings us closer to Osaka, and we cannot wait to have so many members of the Ethereum community together again. We wish you the best of luck with all applications and ticketing, and hope to see you there.