Prepare for NERD Summit 2021 takeoff, March 19-21!

NERD Summit is an inclusive, community building tech event in New England.

2021 Program

In 2021 we will be virtual again, but are changing the format.

Friday (3/19) will be a normal day of sessions - presentations given by speakers.

Saturday will be open discussion sessions which are commonly called "BOFs" ( Birds of a Feather), people coming together to discuss a topic of interest. These meetings will have a leader who will structure the discussion with 3 or so discussion questions around the topic to be discussed.

Sunday will be a Training Day - an opportunity for people to come together and learn from each other.

TICKETS: Sign up to attend will open in mid-February, after the schedule is posted here. The conference is free with optional donation.


NERD Summit has been an incredible success thanks to excellent presenters, generous sponsors, and an enthusiastic community.

Sponsor packages are designed to help your organization with brand awareness, talent recruitment, and networking with potential partners and customers!

Become a sponsor


The mission of NERD (New England Regional Developers) is to collaborate with the regional community to ensure that the annual Summit and events throughout the year offer everyone, regardless of background or finances, a diverse curriculum for relevant skill building and valuable networking opportunities. This supports our vision of creating positive and supportive learning opportunities for people who work or want to work in web and related technology. Too many smart, passionate people have been traditionally excluded from tech careers, and we're changing that.

You can help!

For 2021, NERD Summit is reaching out, at both organizational and individual levels, to get more people involved!

More involvement will support new summit ideas as well as program implementation, which in turn supports the NERD mission of making tech more accessible to both underrepresented and young people. This type of programming could range from tech games for kids to tech career advice and coaching, to training on a specific topic.

If you know of organizations or individuals who can help add such programming to NERD Summit 2021 please get in touch. Perhaps it is you!

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New England Regional Developers

NERD Summit is a product of New England Regional Developers (NERD). NERD creates positive and supportive learning opportunities for people who work, or want to work in web and related technologies in the New England area.

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Code of Conduct

Attendees are encouraged to read the NERD Summit 2020 Code of Conduct.

The NERD Summit 2020 team


  • Kelly Albrecht
  • Rick Hood
  • Steve Brewer


  • Chad Furman
    Content Chair
Track Chairs:
  • Rob Bayliss
  • Stephen Cross
  • Cheryl Handsaker
  • Geri Jennings
    Backend Development
  • Joan Joly
    Frontend Development
  • Al Nutile
  • Noah Paessel
    Fun With Code
  • Aubrey Sambor
    Design & User Experience
  • Heidi Stanclift
    Project & Business Management
Operations Chairs:
  • Kelly Albrecht
  • Barbara Hebert
  • Rick Hood
  • Rick Hood

Session video capture is headed up by Abby Bowman this year.
Many thanks to Kevin Thull for support.


Logistics Team:
  • Abby Bowman
  • Lili Dwight
  • Leslie Glynn
  • Mackenzie Skowyra
  • Jen Wahlund
Outreach Team:
  • Colin Panetta
  • Molly Taaffe
Sponsorship Team:
  • Mike Brooks
  • Stephanie Fuda
  • Gabe Smith
Website Team:
  • Eunice Baiden
  • Susie Howard
  • Clayton Salem
  • Aubrey Sambor
NERD Summit App:
  • Lou Franco


To volunteer, email Rick Hood at [email protected].

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