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2018 Bay Area LLVM Developers' Meeting

  1. About
  2. Important Dates
  3. Registration
  4. Women in Compilers & Tools Workshop
  5. Call for Papers
  6. Travel Grants for Students
  7. Logistics
  8. Code of Conduct
  9. Contact
  • Conference Dates: October 17-18, 2018
  • Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
  • Women in Compilers and Tools Workshop: October 16, 2018 (1:00-6:30pm)
  • More details to come.

The LLVM Developers' Meeting is a bi-annual 2 day gathering of the entire LLVM Project community. The conference is organized by the LLVM Foundation and many volunteers within the LLVM community. Developers and users of LLVM, Clang, and related subprojects will enjoy attending interesting talks, impromptu discussions, and networking with the many members of our community. Whether you are a new to the LLVM project or a long time member, there is something for each attendee.

What can you can expect at an LLVM Developers' Meeting?

Technical Talks
These 20-30 minute talks cover all topics from core infrastructure talks, to project's using LLVM's infrastructure. Attendees will take away technical information that could be pertinent to their project or general interes.
Tutorials are 50 minute sessions that dive down deep into a technical topic. Expect in depth examples and explanations.
Lightning Talks
These are fast 5 minute talks that give you a taste of a project or topic. Attendees will hear a wide range of topics and probably leave wanting to learn more.
Birds of a Feather (BoF)
BoF sessions are more formal guided discussions about a specific topic. The presenter typically has slides to guide the discussion. The audience is given the opportunity to participate in the discussion.
Student Research Competition
Students present their research using LLVM or related subproject. These are usually 20 minute technical presentations with Q&A. The audence will vote at the end for the winning presentation and paper.
Poster Session
An hour long poster session where selected posted are on display.
Round Table Discussions
Informal and impromptu discussions on a specific topic. During the conference there are set time slots where groups can organize to discuss a problem or topic.
Evening Reception
After a full day if technical talks and discussions, join your fellow attendees for an evening reception to continue the conversation and meet even more attendees.

What types of people attend?

  • Active developers of projects in the LLVM Umbrella (LLVM core, Clang, LLDB, libc++, compiler_rt, klee, lld, etc).
  • Anyone interested in using these as part of another project.
  • Students and Researchers
  • Compiler, programming language, and runtime enthusiasts.
  • Those interested in using compiler and toolchain technology in novel and interesting ways.

The LLVM Developers' Meeting strives to be the best conference to meet other LLVM developers and users.

For future announcements or questions: Please sign up for the LLVM Developers' Meeting list.

Important Dates
June 15, 2018 - Early Registration Opens
June 29, 2018 - Call for Papers
July 30, 2018 - Talk Submission Deadline
August 5, 2018 - Student Travel Grant Deadline
August 10, 2018 - Poster Submission Deadline
August 13, 2018 - Talk Notification
August 17, 2018 - Poster Notification
August 20, 2018 - Travel Grant Notification
September 17, 2018 - Late Registration Begins

Registration will open on June 15th at 9:00AM PDT.

Tickets are $250 for conference only, and $300 for conference and reception. These tickets are over 50% subsidized by our generous sponsors. Students may request a student rate by sending their student ID or other proof of status to the organizer. Student tickets are $75 for the conference+reception and $50 for the conference only.

Early registration runs until September 17th, and then ticket prices will increase to $400 and $350.

We want as many LLVM developers to attend this conference as possible. If you have a financial hardship and can not afford the ticket prices, please fill out this form to request a discount. Each request will be considered on a case by case basis. All requests must be made by September 16th.

Women in Compilers and Tools Workshop

Details coming soon. Workshop from 1-5 followed by cocktail reception until 6:30.

Call for Papers

All developers and users of LLVM and related sub-projects are invited to present at the 2018 LLVM Developers’ Meeting.

We are looking for the following proposals:

  • Technical Talks (30 minutes including Q&A):
    • On LLVM Infrastructure,Clang and all related sub-projects
    • On uses of LLVM in academia or industry
    • On new projects using Clang or LLVM
  • Tutorials (60 minutes)
    • In depth talks on LLVM infrastructure or other core libraries
  • Student Research Competition Technical Talks & Poster (20-25 minutes including Q&A)
  • Lightning Talks (5 minutes, no questions, no discussions)
  • Bird of a Feather (30 minutes)
  • Panels (30-60 minutes)
  • Posters (1 hour)

Submission Requirements:
The submission deadline is July 30, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT.

Please submit your proposal here:

For each proposal, please submit a title, short abstract (to be used on the website), note who the speakers or panel moderators are, and provide a more detailed description of the talk. We highly recommend you consult and follow this guide when submitting your proposal.

Student Research Competition (SRC):
We will again have a Student Research Competition (SRC). The SRC offers students doing LLVM related research a non-academic platform to announce and advertise their work as well as to discuss it with other researchers, developers and users of LLVM. Students are asked to submit a proposal for a 20-25 minute technical talk. There will be a prize for the best SRC talk.

Please read the FAQ

Our general program committee chair is Anastasia Stulova. The program committee is composed of active developers of the LLVM, Clang, and related sub-communities. The program commitee consists of the following: Mehdi Amini, Evgeny Astigeevich, David Blaikie, Eric Christopher, Amara Emerson, David Greene, Serge Guelton, Jeff Hammon, Ben Hardekopf, Andrew Kaylor, Fernando Quintão Pereira, John Regehr, Kostya Serebryany, Tatiana Shpeisman, Yulei Sui, Sven van Haastregt.

The Student Research Competition (SRC) chair is Nuno Lopes.

Travel Grants for Students

The LLVM Foundation sponsors student travel to attend the LLVM Developers' Meeting. Travel grants cover some or all of travel related expenses. This program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students.

Please submit your application for a Travel Travel Grant by August 5th at 9:00PM PDT. Full details on eligibility and selection process are provided in the application. Notification of successful travel grant awards will be sent via email by August 20, 2018.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Fairmont a block away from the San Jose convention center at a $309.00/night rate. Please use this link for your reservation. Guest rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis until September 21, 2018.

Code of Conduct

The LLVM Foundation is dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. By registering for this event, we expect you to have read and agree to the LLVM Code of Conduct.


To contact the organizer, email Tanya Lattner

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