Without question, software continues to change the world we live in. The Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) was established as a home-grown community conference and is the region’s longest running local software design and development conference. HDC attracts a diverse group of individuals from startups to large companies and entry-level to experienced software design and development professionals. HDC provides the opportunity for all these individuals to come together and dive into the latest technologies and techniques first hand.


National industry experts plus regional and local leaders focus on sharing the latest knowledge, demonstrate new techniques, build understanding and teach hands-on workshops



Competitive with industry events anywhere, you can reboot, re-launch and reignite your passion right in your own backyard all for only $299!



HDC is the network hub for software innovation strengthening our growing design and development community and all who support us

This is the 13th year for the conference’s annual promotion of software knowledge and innovation. HDC’s concentration on practitioner-driven, hands-on content is a hallmark. One veteran attendee commented, “HDC is the best place to learn what the smartest companies are doing to solve their biggest problems.”

If you’re interested in getting things done – for yourself, for your team, for a customer – you’ll kick yourself if you miss this conference.

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2016 Schedule

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Don’t just take our word for it!

"One of the best developer events in the country, period. Each time I've attended, I am blown away with what you guys do in the Midwest."

− Scott Guthrie, CVP, Microsoft, .NET Developer Platform

"I grew up in Iowa and now I work in Chicago. I go to a lot of events and I can tell you there is no other conference like HDC. The quality and professionalism for the price is unmatched."

− Jake Tennor, Sr. Application Developer, Pepsi Co.

"When I was asked to speak at HDC, I had heard it was this great underground event in Nebraska. It's not anymore. I tell everyone I meet about HDC! It's an incredible atmosphere with top-notch programming and top-notch talent. You are lucky you have HDC in that region!"

− Karyn Simpson, Web Architect, Tools, Google