Strange Loop

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2021


Union Station


St. Louis, MO


For more information on sponsoring, see the 2021 Prospectus.


Two Sigma uses data science and technology to discover value in markets worldwide.

We're looking for people who see beauty in data and the possibilities it reveals. Modelers who see connections and patterns in unexpected places. Engineers who build tools that channel massive amounts of data into insights. And people across multiple disciplines to support our growth and position at the forefront of investment management, insurance, securities, private equity, and venture capital.

Latacora bootstraps security practices for startups.

Security is a complex, multifaceted problem: startups don’t need a "security person" as much as they need an application security assessment work on Monday, a Cloud security person on Tuesday, vendor security work on Wednesday, someone who can handle compliance questions on Thursday and an IT security expert on Friday--and ideally continuous monitoring throughout the week. Instead of spending an unbounded amount of time trying to hire a unicorn who is great at every aspect of security, you engage with us. We’ve got a diverse team of experts pre-equipped with processes and power tools. That lets you de-risk the process of acquiring security talent while assuring you have every security capability you’re likely to need.

The world’s best engineering teams rely on New Relic to visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot their software. New Relic One is the most powerful cloud-based observability platform built to help organizations create more perfect software. Learn why developers trust New Relic for improved uptime and performance, greater scale and efficiency, and accelerated time to market at


FairCom was the first company to leverage B+ Trees on microcomputers in 1979. Today, FairCom continues to build advanced database technology with unrivaled performance. FairCom's track record of powering the most mission-critical applications in 40% of the Fortune 100, everything from real-time telecommunications and flight tracking to overnight 401k settlement processing for the largest banks in the world, spans decades. In addition to providing core database technology for applications requiring custom, low-level optimization, FairCom is returning to its pioneering roots and building the perfect databases for microservices as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT.


1904labs are agile and innovative technologists with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for designing and building cutting-edge, cloud-based software and data solutions for our clients. We challenge the conventional norms by encouraging our team members to innovate during collaboration times, during standard business hours, and separate from their client work.

Our goal is simple. Be the best outsourced partner to build cloud-based software and data solutions. We achieve this by being a partner that is easy to work with, provides innovative start-up minded people and with the right experience to deliver excellent results in our chosen areas of focus. For open positions, please visit:

Each day of every season, farmers manage critical variables like weather, soil types, and varying prices in the marketplace. John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group leverages advanced technologies to deliver solutions that lessen the stress on the farmer, allowing them to make difficult decisions with more confidence. At John Deere, we are reimagining the possibilities on the farm. Our engineers use their passion and creativity in robotics, computer vision, AI, and IoT to make farmers more productive, profitable, and sustainable with smarter machines and meaningful data at their fingertips.

Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale for enterprise search, observability, and security. Elastic solutions are built on a single free and open technology stack that can be deployed anywhere to instantly find actionable insights from any type of data - from finding documents, to monitoring infrastructure, to hunting for threats. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at

Kevel offers the infrastructure APIs needed to quickly build custom ad platforms for sponsored listings, internal promotions, native ads, and more - allowing brands to drive new revenue in a user-first way.

Kevel is committed to the vision that every online retailer and publisher should be able to add privacy-focused ad revenue streams and take back the Internet from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other digital monopolies. Customers like Ticketmaster, Yelp, Strava, Mozilla, and many more have already launched successful ad platforms on Kevel. Learn more at

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 140 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Replicated is the modern way to ship multi-prem software. Replicated gives software vendors a container-based platform for easily deploying cloud native applications inside customers' environments to provide greater security and control.

For over 35 years, Daugherty has been committed to driving innovation, growth and customer satisfaction across the nation while making a positive difference in the community. With software engineering, data analytics, business advisory services, and technology and delivery leadership, Daugherty delivers significant business results quickly and effectively. Leveraging proprietary tools, techniques, and virtual and regional development centers, Daugherty is a preferred strategic advisor and partner for the Fortune 500, helping customers achieve better and more predictable outcomes for mission-critical initiatives.

Twilio is a cloud communications platform for software developers to build, scale and operate real time communications in their software applications.

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API so developers can interact with intelligent & complex communications systems.

Reify Health provides cloud-based software that accelerates development of new and life-saving therapies. We serve the global life science industry, including thousands of clinical research sites, the most innovative biotechs, and the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies. We are looking for passionate developers that want to make a difference in healthcare. For open positions, please visit:

Balto's AI powered technology has provided over 185 million Real-Time Recommendations to sales and service reps across contact centers around the world. Those recommendations have help contact center reps have better conversations and have led to over $100,000,000 in revenue for our customers. Leading the pack in the category "real-time", Balto's one-of-a-kind software listens to both sides of a conversation and visually prompts contact center agents with the right thing to say, live on every call.


Runtime Verification Inc. helps developers make safe and reliable software that runs on automobiles, airplanes, spacecraft, and the blockchain. Our technology is state-of-the-art. We employ leading experts in programming languages, formal methods, and software engineering.


At Cerner, we solve complex problems with an innovative edge; we are the brains that focus on making you, your family, and friends healthy and happy. We work with the latest technologies and languages and are always looking for smart developers to work with us. Stay in touch with us on our blog and Twitter.

Evernorth, health services built on the recognition that health makes progress possible, with a family of companies including Express Scripts.


The Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Program helps high schools build equitable and inclusive computer science programs. Our proven program pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. Industry volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future.

Forte Group provides full lifecycle software development services — from architecture and UI design to development to maintenance. We help mid-market and large enterprises extend capabilities of their existing software products and systems, build products from scratch, and augment software engineering teams to accelerate and enhance delivery.