Organized by Bruce Eckel
2025 TBA
(Formerly The Java Posse Roundup)

  • Attendance limited to 40

  • Price: $750

  • REGISTER EARLY: We have 40 reservations for the Friday night Yurt dinner (ski/snowshoe to the Yurt for a catered dinner). Everything for this (including equipment and ski pass) is included in the conference fee. However, unused tickets must be released on February 12. You can still register at the last minute, but if you wait until then you will not have a Yurt dinner. Details here.

  • When scheduling, please note that there are events the morning of the 25th and the morning of the 2th.

  • If you’ve previously attended any Crested Butte events and need a break on the fee, make a request. Don’t let the fee be the reason you can’t attend.


  • I wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed the week I spent in Crested Butte for the WTF conference. Thanks for helping to organize such a wonderful conference and bringing together such a great group of people. It was exciting to see how a group left unto themselves, can self organise and set out on a meaningful course. This spirit of the event really resonated with me and I’m looking forward to continuing this journey thoughout the year. – Will Mooney

  • The WTF took me to places I never imagined I would go; intellectually, emotionally, career-wise, and geographically. The power of this tiny thing is immeasurable. – Andrew Harmel-Law, Tech Principal at ThoughtWorks

  • I’m still stunned by how impactful WTF is … each year I walk away with a sense of knowing what I need to focus on that will help make an impact on my team and our projects. – Matt Brandt, Mozilla

  • The roundup has been the best and most transformative conference of my life, by far. It’s directly responsible for getting me where I am. – Joe Sondow

  • In my experience, the open-spaces forums that Bruce has facilitated have been a great source of new ideas, new friends in the tech world, and a fresh source of inspiration and energy I could apply to my regular work. – Joel Neely

  • Dianne Marsh’s Summary of the 2016 WTF