Outside of our annual TNW conference which is scheduled for April 25-27, 2012 (save that date!), The Next Web organises an intimate event for developers in Amsterdam called Kings of Code.

Kings of Code is in just 12 days, so it’s about time we gave you some insight into the event. At Kings of Code speakers and attendees gather to explore and discuss the latest trends, developments and best practices in web and mobile development technologies.

Here are five reasons why you or your developers should attend:

Great line up
Learn about Node.js, scaling, NOSQL, API’s, Varnish, Redis, HTML 5 and big data from top tech speakers, including Tim Anglade, Bert Belder, Chris Heilmann, Stephen Nelson-Smith and many others.

The Hack Battle
The weekend preceding the conference is time for the Hack Battle, the ultimate show off for coders. In 36 hours, coders hack new services from scratch and present their hacks on Sunday night to the jury and the audience. If you have an API, you can add yours to the Hack Battle wiki.

Startups & Code
5 startups will be selected to present a piece of code or technology that they’re really proud of, during the Startups & Code session. The board of geeks will pick five startups from the startups that sign up for it via this short form.

Network with peers
Talk with peers and speakers, share best practices while having fun at one of the parties (thanks TRUE and Mediamonks).

Great deal
We keep the costs low, a full conference pass including hack battle is just under 200 euros and for teams there is an extra 20% discount when 3 people or more register.

In case you need to convince your boss to let you attend Kings of Code… put this ‘convince your boss‘ sheet on his/her desk.