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Developer? Join us at 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 offering them free Web Summit Rio tickets.

Our developer initiative will open for applications in the coming months.

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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, powered by Grupo Boticário, throughout the event

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Talks
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.
Networking
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, powered by Grupo Boticario
Get exclusive access to our Developer Lounge, powered by Grupo Boticário, at 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

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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

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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

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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 some of our past developer speakers

Mike Schroepfer
Mike Schroepfer
CTOFacebook
Michelle Zatlyn
Michelle Zatlyn
Co-founder, President & COOCloudflare
Geoffrey Hinton
Geoffrey Hinton
Godfather of AIUniversity of Toronto
Jeff Moss
Jeff Moss
FounderDEF CON
Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman
CEOReddit
Rebecca Parsons
Rebecca Parsons
CTO EmeritaThoughtworks
Parag Agrawal
Parag Agrawal
CEOTwitter
Marianna Tessel
Marianna Tessel
CTOIntuit
Rajan Mehta
Rajan Mehta
CTOWWE
Marene Allison
Marene Allison
Chief Information Security OfficerJohnson & Johnson
Katie Moussouris
Katie Moussouris
Founder & CEOLuta Security
Susan Landau
Susan Landau
ProfessorTufts University
Window Snyder
Window Snyder
Founder & CEOThistle Technologies
Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier
Founder & Security ExpertSchneier on Security
Brittany Kaiser
Brittany Kaiser
FounderOwn Your Data
Cathy Polinsky
Cathy Polinsky
CTOStitch Fix
Danese Cooper
Danese Cooper
Gold DirectorNode.js Foundation, PayPal

“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.”

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– Rebecca Parsons, CTO, Thoughtworks

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

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– Dominic Williams, Founder, Dfinity