DConf Returns to London

Thanks to our friends at Symmetry Investments, the D Programming Language Conference took place in London from August 1–4, 2022. This was Symmetry's second time hosting the conference in London for us, and it was even better than the first time! Everyone at the D Language Foundation is grateful for the time, money, and effort they put toward hosting a successful event.

DConf is the largest meetup event of the D programming language community. Like many other annual gatherings throughout the world, we were sidelined for two years by events beyond our control. We'd had regular meetups online to tide us over, but we were eager to once again meet face-to-face in the real world. Our anticipation was well satisfied as old hands and new, including several first-time DConf speakers, joined us for four days of education, knowledge sharing, fellowship, and fun.

We're in the process of preparing individual videos of each talk. Those will be available on our YouTube channel, a link to which you'll in the talk details for each talk in the schedule below. Slide links are available for each talk now.

Keynote Speakers

Walter Bright
Creator and comaintainer of the D programming language.

Roberto Ierusalimschy
Associate Professor at the PUC-Rio Department of Informatics and head designer of the Lua programming language.

Átila Neves
Comaintainer of the D programming language.


Click [Show Details] next to a speaker's name below for information about a talk, panel, or speaker.
Note that all times are in UTC + 1.

Monday August 1st

Tuesday August 2nd

Wednesday August 3rd

Thursday August 4th—The DConf Hackathon


Registration is now closed. Thank you to all who registered.


Our DConf '22 venue is CodeNode, a space in Central London specifically designed for tech conferences. It's conveniently located close between Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, and is a 10–15 minute walk from Old Street Station to the north.

Our presentations will happen on the ground floor in the CTRL room, and we'll have the entirety of the ESC area downstairs to ourselves, where attendees can relax, chat, or play table tennis or foosball between talks.


There are several budget hotels in easy walking distance. The following are some options that, according to Google Maps, are less than a 20-minute walk from the venue. Some of them are near an underground station that is one stop away from Moorgate or Liverpool Street stations. Click a link to see the walking route(s) between a hotel and the venue. On the map, you'll find links to reserve a room.


Traditionally, on each of the first three evenings we designate a location where attendees can gather to hang out and chat over drinks. Often, it’s a the lobby or bar of a nearby hotel. When we are unable to find a hotel with a suitable space, we look for a pub that has space for hire. Ethan Watson coined the term BeerConf, and it stuck. Since 2020, when DConf was canceled due to the pandemic, we’ve also been holding an online BeerConf on the last weekend of every month. You can read more about it on the D Wiki.

BeerConf ’22 is sponsored by Funkwerk and is happening at The Fox in Shoreditch, just a short walk north of the venue and very close to the Point A Hotel London - Shoreditch and Travelodge London Central City Road. We’ll have the roof terrace to ourselves. Drinks are free for DConf attendees each night until the tab runs out, courtesy of Funkwerk. If you’re attending DConf ’22, join us on the evenings of August 1–3 any time from 18:30 to 23:00 and raise a glass or two!


Symmetry Investments

DConf ’22 is hosted by our friends at Symmetry Investments. With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Jersey, and the Cayman Islands, Symmetry employs D in their investment management mission. This is the second time they've hosted a DConf. Their first go in 2019 was a smashing success. They are also the sponsors of the Symmetry Autumn of Code, an annual event that, since 2018, has provided experience to emerging programmers while enhancing the D ecosystem. We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with Symmetry in bringing DConf to London once again.


We are happy for the support of our friends at Funkwerk. The medium-sized technology group has several branches in Germany and Austria. Funkwerk has emerged as a technological leader in the growing markets of mobility and digital infrastructure. It offers tailored concepts to control and streamline operational processes—primarily for the rail industry and public transport. Funkwerk’s portfolio includes voice and data communication for rail (GSM-R, LTE and 5G), information systems and electronic video and security systems. That’s modern rail technology—made in Germany!


A big thanks to DevITjobs, our media partners for DConf ’22. DevITjobs is the first job board built with Software Engineers in mind. Their goal is to bring more transparency, openness and diversity to the British IT market. They want to make the job search process for Software Engineers more enjoyable by gathering all job postings in the United Kingdom and presenting them in an informative way. The DevITjobs.uk portal is not only for Developers but for everyone working in the IT industry: Engineers, SAP and System Admins, Product Managers, QAs and UX/UI Designers!

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