NERD Summit 2024!

March 8-9, 2024 at UMass Amherst NERD NERD Summit is an inclusive, community building tech event in New England.

2024 Program

In 2024 the summit will be held on Friday & Saturday, March 8-9, with sessions and trainings on both days.

Sessions will include talks, panels and group discussions on a wide variety of topics.

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

More info coming soon!


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.


The 2024 schedule will be posted in January 2024.
Sessions and trainings be held on Friday & Saturday, March 8-9, from 10am to 5pm

View 2023 schedule
View 2023 session videos


NERDS Summit is held in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Drive times: Logan (BOS) Airport: 2 hours, Bradley (BDL) Airport: 1 hour, New Haven: 1.5 hour, NYC: 3.5-4 hours.

UMass campus map

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The most convenient parking is the Campus Center Parking Garage at a cost of $1.75/hr.
We will have passes at the registration table that cap that at $6.50 per day.

There is free parking on the weekends, see lots 43 and 63 on the map above [full UMass parking map].

There are many hotels in the area close by to UMass.
Hotel UMass will have a block of rooms for the event (more later).

2023 Summit Sponsors






Party Sponsor

Keynote Sponsors



Cross-promotion and non-monetary contribution partners.


Kelly Albrecht
(Last Call Media)

Benji Fisher

Cheryl Handsaker

Rick Hood
(Common Media)

Trevor Morris

John Picozzi

Jen Wahlund
(Carnegie Mellon University)


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 2023 Code of Conduct.

The NERD Summit 2023 team


  • Kelly Albrecht
  • Rick Hood


  • Stephen Cross
  • Chad Furman
  • Leslie Glynn
  • Barbara Hebert
  • Joan Joly
  • Aubrey Sambor
  • Heidi Stanclift
  • Molly Taaffe
  • Jen Wahlund


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

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