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10 Upcoming Dart Talks From Around the Globe

The fall conference season is starting, with Dart sessions in JavaScript, Java, and software conferences around the world.

Some upcoming presentations:

Blend, Oct 1-2, France
Speaker: Sébastien Deleuze
http://www.blendconference.com/schedule/le-langage-dart-le-futur-des-langages-de-programmation/

Softshake, Oct 24-25, Switzerland
Speaker: Sébastien Deleuze
http://soft-shake.ch/2013/program/sessions/13_web_dev/2013/10/24/7-Dart_one_language_to_rule_them_all.html

GDG Seattle Devfest, Sept 27, Seattle, WA, USA
Speaker: Emily Fortuna
http://www.meetup.com/seattle-gdg/events/125948972/

JavaZone, Sept 11-12, Norway
Speaker: Seth Ladd
http://jz13.java.no/

dotJS, Dec 2, Paris, France
Speaker: Lars Bak
http://www.dotjs.eu/

JAZOON, Oct 22, Zurich
Speaker: Paul Brauner
http://jazoonvote.appspot.com/#/submissions/124

JAX, Oct 29, London
Speaker: Chris Buckett
http://jaxlondon.com/sessions/bringing-your-app-web-dart

Devoxx, Nov 11-15, Belgium
Keynote: Lars Bak
Speaker: Seth Ladd
http://www.devoxx.be/#/

Strangeloop, Sept 18-20, St. Louis, MO, USA
Speaker: Vyacheslav Egorov
https://thestrangeloop.com/sessions/building-optimising-compiler-for-dart

Did we miss your Dart talk? Please let us know!

If you see any Dart team member at an upcoming talk, please say hello. We'd love to hear how you're using Dart.

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