September 25 - 26, 2020


Hackfort is about celebrating all things tech. It’s not your typical conference. We encourage conversation and engagement, and we love providing a platform for people that are doing interesting or unique things with technology. We love makers, developers, musicians, gamers, content creators, innovators, leaders, journalists, educators, and entertainers. Come celebrate with us!


Sean Wakeley, Director of Hackfort


I love technology and what it can do for our world. Hackfort is the culmination of bringing my passion for people, community, creativity, and innovation all together to celebrate what’s next!
Come say hi to me and let’s discover new ideas and possibilities together!
Also, don’t forget to Rock Out!

Mike Taylor, Assistant Director


I’m a professional communicator here to spread my love of all things nerdy and techy to the masses. I love helping bring the community together and helping foster unique and interesting ideas.

I’m an avid gamer, karaoke goer, and I spend entirely too much time on social media.

Cierra Dobler, Intern


Hi there! As a marketing consumer, I have a passion for creating community through technology. Hackfort’s unique characteristics and creative ambitions will make this experience unforgettable. I am excited to meet all of you and be a support system along the way. Can’t wait to discover new things and groove at Main Stage in March!

Amy Zimmerle, Artist Relations


Technology is a huge asset in my life with my multiple passions and careers from teaching group fitness, (online and in person), to digital art to Instagram Influencing etc. and I am so excited to be part of the Hackfort team and provide any assistance you need. I hope you join us at this amazing event to learn and grow together!

Looking forward to meeting you all!


Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Robin Finck
Nate Silver and the Fivethirtyeight podcast
Stardew Valley creator, Eric Barone
Brand Artivist Chad Rea
Solar Roadways
Consiousness Hacking Mikey Siegel (Stanford)
Teacher gone nerdcore rapper Megaran
Experience Strategist Kathleen Cohen
Brian McLean of Laika
Dex Torricke-Barton (SpaceX, Google, Facebook)
Deputy Editor of Den of Geek, Chris Longo
Ubisoft Montreal veterans Ann Lemay and Ceri Young
Jennifer Kite-Powell (Forbes)
Neel Patel (Wired)
And many more…

Hackfort 2017 lineup

Hackfort 2018 lineup

Hackfort 2019 lineup


Hackfort Happy Hour is a series of tech community events leading up to Hackfort 2020. The goal is to get everyone in the tech community to build more social and professional relationships in Boise. These recurring events will feature a short 10-15 minute talk by a guest speaker to stimulate thought and conversation. Keep an eye on our Facebook for upcoming events.