Bear Douglas Speaking

Welcome to
Spec 2019

You’re invited to Spec, the Slack conference for developers

October 22-23, 2019San Francisco, CA
October 22-23, 2019San Francisco, CA
Bear Douglas Speaking
Slack Developer Goals

What is Spec?

Spec is an event for developers who are building the future of work, one Slack app at a time.

Come to Spec to share, learn and grow—across all levels and industries.

Whether you’re developing software for Slack’s millions of users or creating tools just for your team, join us. We’re excited to see you there!

Why attend

Join us at the conference for builders

At Spec you'll learn:

  • Ways your peers at companies around the world are solving similar problems for their teams
  • Design skills to make your app shine—and get used
  • How Slack engineers build Slack
Member from Slack DevRel Team Presenting


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Brian Elliott

VP and GM, Platform

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Sarah Franklin

EVP and GM, Trailhead and Developer Relations

Speaker Image for Ellie Powers

Ellie Powers

Director, Product

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Bear Douglas

Director of Developer Relations

More to come!

Plan your experience

Choose a track, or mix and match sessions



Lay a strong foundation for a successful Slack app.

You'll learn how to:

  • Construct engaging onboarding flows that inspire action
  • Select and refine your app’s business model
  • Create customer engagement strategies to gather feedback and build loyalty



Dive into practical applications. Bring your laptop, your in-development apps, and an open mind!

You'll learn how to:

  • Design app UIs that maximize engagement in hands-on workshops
  • Borrow tips, tricks, or even open-source code from Slack developers working on similar problems
  • Use frameworks, libraries and other dev tools to build scalable apps faster

Agenda overview

Tuesday, October 22nd

MorningRegistration Opens
Opening keynote
AfternoonBreakout sessions and workshopsInteractive workshops and breakout sessions filled with practical insights
EveningSpec celebration

Wednesday, October 23rd

MorningMorning keynote
AfternoonBreakout sessions and workshopsInteractive workshops and breakout sessions filled with practical insights
EveningClosing keynoteWrap up Spec with a talk from a special guest


Can’t wait to see you! Prices include both conference days, and all keynotes, sessions and events.

Early Bird

Limited quantity available









Interested in speaking at Spec?

We’d love to hear what you’d like to share with our community. Learn more about our Call for Proposals here.