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March 20-21, 2020

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Integrated Sciences Building | UMass Amherst | Amherst, Massachusetts

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The most convenient parking is the Campus Center Parking Garage (Google map link) at a cost of $1.75/hr.

Other options can be found here.


There are many hotels in the area close by to UMass, including Hotel UMass very near the ISB building.


Request for 2020 sessions proposals will be going out later this year.

See 2019 sessions below.

Look for the app on the iOS App Store, thanks to Lou Franco.


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The 2020 NERD Summit Team.


Kelly Albrecht
Rick Hood
Steve Brewer


Chad Furman - Overall Content Chair
Track Chairs:
Rob Bayliss - DevOps
Stephen Cross - Panels
Cheryl Handsaker - Keynote
Geri Jennings - Backend Development
Joan Joly - Frontend Development
Al Nutile - Horizons
Noah Paessel - Fun With Code
Aubrey Sambor - Design & User Experience
Heidi Stanclift - Project & Business Management

Operations Chairs:
Kelly Albrecht - Sponsorship
Barbara Hebert - Outreach
Rick Hood - Logistics
Rick Hood - Website

Special thanks to Kevin Thull
for video capture of sessions


Logistics Team:
Lili Dwight
Leslie Glynn
Jen Wahlund

Outreach Team:
Colin Panetta
Molly Taaffe

Sponsorship Team:
Mike Brooks
Stephanie Fuda
Gabe Smith

Website Team:
Eunice Baiden
Ravyn Manuel
Clayton Salem
Aubrey Sambor

Want to help out?
Contact: Rick Hood [email protected]

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