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BazelCon 2019 recap and Happy Holidays!

Last week we hosted our largest ever Bazel user conference - BazelCon 2019, an annual gathering of the community surrounding the Bazel build system.

This is the main Bazel event of the year which serves as an opportunity for Bazel contributors, maintainers, and users to meet and learn from each other, present Bazel migration stories, educate new users, and collaborate together on the future of Bazel.

BazelCon 2019

BazelCon 2019 by the Numbers

  • 400+ attendees (2x increase over BazelCon 2018)

  • 125 organizations represented including Microsoft, Spotify, Uber, Apple, Cruise, EA, Lyft, Tesla, SpaceX, SAP, Bloomberg, Wix, Etsy, BMW and others

  • 26 full-length talks and 15 lightning talks by members of the external community and Googlers

  • 16 hours of Q&A during Office Hours with Bazel team members

  • 45 Bazel Bootcamp attendees

  • 5 Birds of a Feather sessions on iOS, Python, Java, C++ and Front-end Bazel rules

  • 190+ users in the #bazelcon2019 Slack channel

Stay tuned for the videos of BazelCon talks and Birds of a Feather session notes! (will be posted in January 2020)

On behalf of the Bazel team, we would like to THANK YOU for being a part of the Bazel community in 2019 and we look forward to continuing our work together in 2020!

Happy Holidays!