WeAreDevelopers World Congress - ONLINE

Frequently Asked Questions

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress is the world's largest annual gathering of software developers, engineers, software architects and tech decision-makers.


Common questions

When does the event take place?

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress will take place from June 28th to July 1st, 2021 as a full-digital event. To offer you an even better experience and to give you the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the program, we have extended the WeAreDevelopers World Congress from 2 to full 4 days.

Where does the event take place?

The WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2021 is coming to you as a virtual event. This means you are absolutely flexible to join from everywhere you want. Not only will you save time and money, but you will also benefit from additional two days of the conference, as it is extended to 4 event days. You will receive your personal access code to the digital conference shortly before the event starts.

How do I stay organized and what if I miss a session?

Within our virtual event platform you will be able to organize your personal schedule in order to keep track of your favorite sessions. You can RSVP to your desired sessions and add them to your calendar in order to keep a clear overview of what sessions you want to attend. Also, most sessions will be available on-demand during the event after they have been broadcasted live. If you hold a ticket, you will be able to watch most of the sessions on-demand even after the event as well.

What event platform is used for the online event?

We use the industry-leading event platform Swapcard, which has proved to be the best option for virtual tech events and is also used by other major global tech events such as SXSW, Saastr, and many others. We are looking forward to offering you an amazing virtual event experience.

Can I sell or pass my ticket to someone else?

Yes, if you are unable to attend, you can consider selling your tickets – regardless of the price you have paid or the ticket category – to someone else. After you sell your ticket, please transfer it to the new participant. Log-in to your Eventbrite account to edit your registration and enter the details of the new participant.

What can I expect from the virtual event?

With your ticket for the WeAreDevelopers World Congress you are entitled to join the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2021 online, which will take place from June 28th to July 1st, 2021. You will receive an email with access information prior to the event. Your ticket enables you to join all sessions, register for workshops, participate in Q&A sessions, engage with speakers and other attendees, join matchmaking with others, explore the expo area, participate in promotions and many more.

Here is a short excerpt:

⭐ 4 days full of live & real-time tech sessions

🔴 Multiple tracks & stages: Keynotes, tech talks, coding sessions, workshops, panels…

🗣️ 100+ Speakers, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Jeff Atwood, John Romero,...

☕ Networking lounges: Connect and network with like-minded people and speakers

🎤 Join the discussion: Interactive Q&As, polls and fireside chats

🧑💻 Workshops: Level up your skills in hands-on workshops

🗓 Personal agenda: Keep track of your favorite sessions

📹 On-demand: Watch sessions even after they have been broadcasted

👥 Matchmaking: Get matched with people based on your interests

💬 Group & 1:1 video chats: Meet people and speakers in 1:1 and group video chats

🏛️ Expo: Get insights into exciting tech companies and products

👤 Personal attendee profiles: Manage your profile and your entire event experience

📱 Multi-platform: Join with your browser or mobile device

How can I stay informed on the latest from WeAreDevelopers?

To stay up-to-date on the latest information on WeAreDevelopers World Congress, be sure to frequently visit the website or sign up for our newsletter.

Will there be in-person events in the future again?

YES. As soon as the public health and safety situation allows, there will be in-person events again. We are already in the planning phase and will announce new updates on our next in-person events soon.

I have additional questions. How can I get in touch?

Please drop us an email to tickets (at) wearedevelopers.com. We will be happy to help you with your questions and inquiries.

How to register for the WWC21?

Please follow the link to our ticketing supplier Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3pFI3sa
After your registration to the event you will receive an email from us with further information and your access to the event platform Swapcard.

What are the benefits of using Swapcard as event platform?

Join Your Event Community

The experience begins with you. Activate your profile in seconds using the email address you used to register for the event. The list of participants, exhibitors and speakers will instantly be at your fingertips.

Prepare In Advance

Bookmark the sessions, exhibitors, job ads and giveaways you want to attend or visit and organize your event schedule to your liking. Keep your personalized event program handy in one place.

Book Face-to-Face Meetings

Based on your needs, Swapcard AI suggests participants with common interests. Start reviewing your matches, initiate conversations and plan to meet up in person online via video call. Also feel free to contact our partners and speakers.

Stay Up-to-Date

Push notifications ensure that you’ll never miss the sessions and meetings you booked. Live updates keep you in the loop throughout the event. Simply look for the bell icon at the top right (desktop) or at the bottom of the app.

How to orientate through the platform?


Home is our lobby or reception. Here you will get a direct overview of the different navigation points we offer at the WWC21.


The Program button integrates the full program of the event. You can filter it by type of sessions or topics. Each session can be bookmarked to get a notification 10 min before it starts. Some sessions are limited, so be quick to register.


Get access to the full exhibitors list and engage with international brands and companies as well as with their team members. Pro tipp: Watch out for goodies at the booths in the expo.

In our lounges section you will find some awesome extra spaces to chill-out, meet with peers or watch extra content provided by facilitators of the lounges.


The workshop area offers you a variation of workshops you can take part in. Please register early enough as the available seats are limited.


The Networking button integrates the full attendees list. The list is ranked by the professional affinity you’ve got with each attendee. Filters allow you to aim a particular audience regarding their field or job title. The searching tool helps you to find the right person. You can search by name, field, job title or company. Pro tipp: Watch out for the AI matching.


At our Giveaways section you will find some opportunities to win / test / get some discounts and other benefits. Have a look.

Jobs For Devs

Like the title mentions, you will find a variety of job offers from our different partners here. Maybe it's the job you've been looking for for a while.

My Event

My event summarizes all the sessions, exhibitors, jobs and giveaways bookmarked by you as well as all the attendees you are connected with for this event.

Info Desk

Still no answer to your question? Please visit the info desk to find a solution to any problem.

How to get access to the event?

Each attendee receives an email with an invitation and access information to join the event.

If you can not find the email, please go to the web-app login on a desktop computer or alternatively download the IOS app or Android app and try to login with the email that was used to register to the event.

Once the email is recognized, a “Magic sign-in link” is sent from the following address [email protected] or [email protected] allowing you to set up your own password and profile. Important: Please also check your spam folder.

How to access the event via app?

To find the WWC21 at the Swapcard app which you might have downloaded already from this link, just click on “Join the Event” and insert the email address that was used to register yourself via Eventbrite. You will receive an email with the “Magic sign-in link” from the following address [email protected] or [email protected] allowing you to set up your own password. Important: Please also check your spam folder.

How to connect with someone?

By request: Once you click on someone’s profile, the button «Connect» appears allowing you to send a request. As soon as the person accepts it, you’ll get access to the details.

How can I get access to someone’s details?

To get access to someone’s details you need to be connected with the person.

Where can I find the contacts I’m connected with?

Click on the «Contacts» button right at the bottom of the app or on the «Profile» button at the top right in the web app on desktop computers and select “My contacts”. You can then add tags and notes to these contacts.

Can I export all my contacts?

Of course! Visit the app or the web app on desktop computers and click on «Contacts/My contacts» > Export contacts. You’ll receive a CSV file by email immediately.

What happens if I forget my password?

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it via the login page. Insert your email address and click on “Send me a magic link”. You will receive a link by this email address [email protected] to reset your password on your mailbox.

How long will the video content be available?

The videos will be available on www.wearedevelopers.com in the Watch section - simply sign up, if you haven’t done so already.

Why can't I see any event in my account?

When you log into your account, you may not have access to the event you want to join. Several reasons can explain this:

1) You have not yet registered for our event via Eventbrite using following link: https://bit.ly/3pFI3sa

Perhaps your registration is not complete, remember to check that you have received a registration confirmation and if this is the case, send it to [email protected] so that we can help you.

2) You did not log in with the email used when registering for our event. Make sure to use the same email address when connecting to the application.

Where can I find further information if the used online event platform is GDPR consent

All taken personal data is stored inside our secured ticket supplier Eventbrite and the also secured event platform Swapcard inside the EU. When you register via Eventbrite, an account will be created with all the information that you entered. This account will allow you to access the platform and the attendees' list to network before, during and after the event.

For further information on your data processing and your rights, please refer to Swapcard's protection of data policy: https://www.swapcard.com/gdpr or send an email to [email protected]

Please find also the general terms and conditions of Swapcard at following link: https://www.swapcard.com/terms-of-use/ The general & legal terms of Eventbrite will be available via following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/l/LegalTerms/

I couldn’t find an answer to my question, how could I reach you?

If you still can't find the answer to your questions or we can help you with other issues, please write to us at the following email address: help (at) wearedevelopers.com.

Is there a Code of Conduct? Where could I find it?

Of course, you can find the Code of conduct here: https://www.wearedevelopers.com/world-congress/code-of-conduct

The World's Flagship Developer Conference

What Others Say

"Hard to Believe! This is the largest group I’ve ever been in front of. Honored to be here, all the people I’m meeting just remind me of myself!"

Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple

"A conference that really is made by developers, from developers, with developers. The perfect combination."

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Open Blockchain Expert

"It's very important to have such gatherings to be up to date on coding standards and meet other people."

Håkon Wium Lie
Creator of CSS

An unforgettable experience