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2018 Bay Area LLVM Developers' Meeting

  1. About
  2. Registration
  3. Women in Compilers & Tools Workshop
  4. Online Schedule
  5. Program
  6. Travel Grants for Students
  7. Logistics
  8. Code of Conduct
  9. Contact

The LLVM Developers' Meeting is a bi-annual 2 day gathering of the entire LLVM Project community. The conference is organized by the LLVM Foundation and many volunteers within the LLVM community. Developers and users of LLVM, Clang, and related subprojects will enjoy attending interesting talks, impromptu discussions, and networking with the many members of our community. Whether you are a new to the LLVM project or a long time member, there is something for each attendee.

What can you can expect at an LLVM Developers' Meeting?

Technical Talks
These 20-30 minute talks cover all topics from core infrastructure talks, to project's using LLVM's infrastructure. Attendees will take away technical information that could be pertinent to their project or general interes.
Tutorials are 50 minute sessions that dive down deep into a technical topic. Expect in depth examples and explanations.
Lightning Talks
These are fast 5 minute talks that give you a taste of a project or topic. Attendees will hear a wide range of topics and probably leave wanting to learn more.
Birds of a Feather (BoF)
BoF sessions are more formal guided discussions about a specific topic. The presenter typically has slides to guide the discussion. The audience is given the opportunity to participate in the discussion.
Student Research Competition
Students present their research using LLVM or related subproject. These are usually 20 minute technical presentations with Q&A. The audence will vote at the end for the winning presentation and paper.
Poster Session
An hour long poster session where selected posted are on display.
Round Table Discussions
Informal and impromptu discussions on a specific topic. During the conference there are set time slots where groups can organize to discuss a problem or topic.
Evening Reception
After a full day if technical talks and discussions, join your fellow attendees for an evening reception to continue the conversation and meet even more attendees.

What types of people attend?

  • Active developers of projects in the LLVM Umbrella (LLVM core, Clang, LLDB, libc++, compiler_rt, klee, lld, etc).
  • Anyone interested in using these as part of another project.
  • Students and Researchers
  • Compiler, programming language, and runtime enthusiasts.
  • Those interested in using compiler and toolchain technology in novel and interesting ways.

The LLVM Developers' Meeting strives to be the best conference to meet other LLVM developers and users.

For future announcements or questions: Please sign up for the LLVM Developers' Meeting list.


Registration has closed.

Women in Compilers and Tools Workshop

The LLVM Foundation is excited to announce our first half day Women in Compilers and Tools Workshop held the day before the 2018 LLVM Developers’ Meeting - Bay Area. The workshop will be held at the Fairmont Hotel on October 16th from 1:00-6:30PM and includes a cocktail reception.

This event aims to connect women in the field of compilers and tools and provide them with ideas and techniques to overcome barriers or enhance their careers. It also is open to anyone (not just women) who are interested in increasing diversity within the LLVM community, their workplace or university.

Registration has closed.

The workshop will consist of 3 topics described below:

Inner Critic: How to Deal with Your Imposter Syndrome
Presented by Women Catalysts
You're smart. People really like you. And yet, you can't shake the feeling that maybe you don't really deserve your success. Or that someone else can do what you do better...and what if your boss can see it too? You are not alone: it's called the Imposter Syndrome. Believe it or not, the most confident and successful people often fear that they are actually inadequate. The great Maya Angelou once said, "I have written 11 books, but each time I think, 'Uh-oh, they're going to find out now. I've run a game on everybody, and they're going to find me out.’" But it doesn't have to be that way. In this workshop, you'll learn to identify the voice of your Imposter Syndrome and develop with strategies for dealing with your inner critics.

Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking
Presented by Karen Catlin
To grow your career, you know what you need to do: improve your public speaking skills. Public speaking provides the visibility and professional credibility that helps you score the next big opportunity. But even more important is the fact that it transforms the way you communicate. Improved confidence and the ability to convey messages clearly will impact your relationships with your managers, coworkers, customers, industry peers, and even potential new hires.
In this presentation, Karen Catlin will cover the importance of speaking at conferences and events, along with strategies to get started. She'll share some favorite tips from the book she co-authored with Poornima Vijayashanker, "Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking." And she'll tell some embarrassing stories that are just too good to keep to herself.
About Karen: After spending 25 years building software products, Karen Catlin is now an advocate for women in the tech industry. She’s a leadership coach, a keynote and TEDx speaker, and co-author of "Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.”
Formerly, Karen was a vice president of engineering at Macromedia and Adobe. Karen holds a computer science degree from Brown University and serves as an advisor to Brown's Computer Science Diversity Initiative. She’s also on the Advisory Boards for The Women’s CLUB of Silicon Valley and WEST (Women Entering & Staying in Technology).

Update on Women in Compilers & Tools Program
Presented by Tanya Lattner
Over the past year we have hosted panels and BoFs on women in compilers and tools. We now need to take many of the items discussed during the events and put them into action. We will discuss some key areas and potentially break into smaller groups to determine action plans and steps to move forward.


View the Online Schedule


Technical Talks Tutorials Birds of a Feather Lightning Talks Posters

Our general program committee chair is Anastasia Stulova. The program committee is composed of active developers of the LLVM, Clang, and related sub-communities. The program commitee consists of the following: Mehdi Amini, Evgeny Astigeevich, David Blaikie, Eric Christopher, Amara Emerson, David Greene, Serge Guelton, Jeff Hammon, Ben Hardekopf, Andrew Kaylor, Fernando Quintão Pereira, John Regehr, Kostya Serebryany, Tatiana Shpeisman, Yulei Sui, Sven van Haastregt.

The Student Research Competition (SRC) chair is Nuno Lopes.

Travel Grants for Students

The LLVM Foundation sponsors student travel to attend the LLVM Developers' Meeting. Travel grants cover some or all of travel related expenses. This program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students.

Please submit your application for a Travel Travel Grant by August 5th at 9:00PM PDT. Full details on eligibility and selection process are provided in the application. Notification of successful travel grant awards will be sent via email by August 20, 2018.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Fairmont a block away from the San Jose convention center at a $309.00/night rate. Please use this link for your reservation. Guest rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis until September 21, 2018.

Code of Conduct

The LLVM Foundation is dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. By registering for this event, we expect you to have read and agree to the LLVM Code of Conduct.


To contact the organizer, email Tanya Lattner

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