Know Before You Go

BazelCon 2018 is nearly here! Please read thoroughly for everything you need to know in order to get the most out of the conference.

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Conference Activities

Main track:

The full schedule of talks has now been published: Conference Schedule. We're excited to feature a wide variety of topics and we're grateful to every speaker for participating.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

On Wednesday afternoon, there will be meetings of three Bazel SIGs: Python, JavaScript, and JVM languages. See the schedule for details; be aware that space is limited.

Birds of a Feather lunches:

At lunch each day, we encourage people to cluster according to interests and have open discussions. A whiteboard will be provided each morning where you can suggest topics and indicate interest.

Boot camp:

There are still a few slots left to learn Bazel fundamentals direct from the experts. Learn more and sign up here: Boot Camp

Office Hours:

Throughout the conference, Bazel team members will be hosting “office hours:” get help with configuration, debug an issue, or just ask a tough question. Each session is 15 minutes; you can sign up to meet with an expert in a particular area. (The sign up form will be posted next week)

* UX Research — we want to hear from you!

The Bazel Team wants your feedback about your experience with our tooling. Sign up now for a chance to participate in research during BazelCon! Participants will receive a thank-you gift. Click here for more information and to sign up.

* Hackathon:

On Thursday, Oct 11, Bloomberg will be hosting a Bazel hackathon at its headquarters in New York. All BazelCon attendees are encouraged to join and participate. You must register to participate! Hackathon details and registration.



BazelCon will be held at Google NYC's primary building in Chelsea. (If you've visited our office before, please note that the entrance for BazelCon is on the 9th Avenue side of the building.)


76 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10011

Enter at the 9th Avenue and 16th Street entrance

You will be asked to present a photo ID at check-in.

The building is fully accessible. (Have accessibility concerns? Let us know at


There are a wide variety of hotels near the Google office, or you could stay further out: explore Brooklyn, Queens, or Jersey City!


The surest way to get to BazelCon is by NYC Subway: take the A, C, E, or L to 14th Street and walk one block west to 9th Avenue. You can also take a taxi or ride share, or city bus.

Driving? There is a parking lot under the building; the entrance is on 15th street and 9th avenue. Parking is $32 up to 12 hours with the Google stamp. (Get your ticket stamped at the 8th avenue lobby, 7:00am-8:00pm.)

Food and Drink

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days (see schedule for meal times). Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free options will be available at all meals. On Tuesday (Oct 9), there will be a social hour with light bites and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

Code of Conduct

We are committed to ensuring that BazelCon is a respectful, harassment-free environment for everyone. Please review our conference code of conduct for more information.

See you soon!

We can't wait to see you all! Be sure to tweet your ideas and experiences using hashtag #bazelcon.


The BazelCon team