Developer? Get your free ticket to Web Summit Rio

Each year, we give free tickets for our events to the most active developers and open source contributors in the Web Summit network. As a special thank you to this developer community, we are now offering them free Web Summit Rio tickets.

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Mike Brock, CEO of TBD, on Center Stage at Web Summit Rio
Mike Brock

What’s happening?

Our developer program is all about giving back to active members of the open source developer community. If selected for the program, you can attend any of the talks, masterclasses, roundtables and networking sessions at Web Summit Rio – all for free. You’ll also get exclusive access to our Developer Lounge throughout the event.

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With 14 different content tracks at Web Summit Rio, you’re sure to find something of interest. Learn from founders, CEOs and CTOs of leading companies in tech and development.
Whether on the Web Summit Rio app or at our exclusive developer gatherings, Web Summit Rio is the perfect place to make meaningful connections with fellow developers, hiring companies, mentors and more.
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Masterclasses and roundtables
Our developer masterclasses and roundtables are small, collaborative gatherings that bring together a mix of CEOs, founders, startups and tech investors. Dont miss your chance to learn directly from the experts.
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Developer Lounge
Get exclusive access to our Developer Lounge Web Summit Rio. Connect and network with other developers, or simply grab a coffee and relax.

What happens when I apply?

Your application will be reviewed

Our AI system will review each applicant’s contribution, giving priority to frequent contributors to high-impact, open-source projects.

Successful applicants receive a unique code

If you are one of the chosen applicants, we will issue you with a unique ticket code that can be used to redeem your free Web Summit Rio ticket.

Redeem your code

Now all that’s left to do is redeem your ticket and join us at Web Summit Rio. We’ll see you in April!

Meet the developer speakers who joined us in Rio in 2024

Nacho De Marco
Nacho De Marco
Co-founder & CEOBairesDev
Ludmila Pontremolez
Ludmila Pontremolez
Co-founder & CTOZippi
Kaarel Kotkas
Kaarel Kotkas
Co-founder & CEOVeriff
Emily Chiu
Emily Chiu
Co-founder & COOTBD
Sérgio Chaia
Sérgio Chaia
CEOUnico Idtech
Igor Marinelli
Igor Marinelli
Founder & Co-CEOTractian
Renata Guimarães Horta
Renata Guimarães Horta
FounderTropos Lab
Luis Dario Simonassi
Luis Dario Simonassi
Co-founder & CEOnullplatform
Todd Olson
Todd Olson
Co-founder & CEOPendo

“Open source is the best way to get people’s brilliance out there.”

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– Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla

“Advances in tech bring good, bad and OK things.”

A person (Thoughtworks C.T.O Rebecca Parsons) stands in front of a wall that features the Web Summit Rio logo in several places. They're pictured from the waist up. Their left arm is hanging by their side. In their right hand, which is raised beside their face, they're holding a presentation clicker. They're wearing a headset mic and appear to be speaking.

– Rebecca Parsons, CTO, Thoughtworks

“If you build on the APIs of big tech, that’s an existential risk.”

A person (Dfinity founder Dominic Williams) pictured from the waist up. They are gesturing with both hands. A presentation clicker is held in the right hand. They are wearing a headset mic and appear to be speaking.

– Dominic Williams, Founder, Dfinity