In Programming, Tech Events

Many of the major tech conferences happen in late spring and summer. Now is the time to put in speaker applications – or register with early bird prices and maximize your professional development budget.

We pulled together a list (separated by tech) to help you compare conferences and make the best choices on which to attend, as well as some resources to help you write talk proposals.

GIVING TALKS

Public speaking can boost your career! If you’re thinking about giving a talk this year, you might enjoy Marc Grabanski, a veteran on giving tech talks shares his retrospective on giving talks.

Ready to put yourself out there? Check out this guide on writing a successful conference proposal for specific tips for writing creative, succinct, and compelling pitches. And take a look at some of O’Reilly’s sample conference proposals.

UPCOMING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

GENERAL

4/30 – 5/1 – Facebook Developer Conference – Two days of networking, deep-dive sessions, and product demos showcasing the latest in AI, open source, AR/VR, and new tools.

5/7 – 5/9 – Google I/O – 3-day outdoor tech festival bringing together developers for talks, hands-on codelabs with Google experts, and a first look at the latest dev products from Google.

10/2 – 10/4 – TechCrunch Disrupt NY – Less technical, more startup focused: debuting new startups, introducing new tech and discussing tech trends and innovations.

6/24 – 6/28 – QCon New York – A community-organized conference focused on architecture, security, microservices, and modern computer science.

10/2 – 10/4 – Grace Hopper Celebration – A gathering of women technologists, focused on establishing peer networks, technical leadership skills, and knowledge / skill sharing.

SQL

3/18 – 3/22 – Postgres Conference – A non-profit conference dedicated to increasing awareness and providing the appropriate training and resources to further PostgreSQL adoption.

SCALA

3/28 – 3/29 – ScalaBridge NYC for Women & LGBTQ+ – Tapad is presenting introductory Scala programming workshops for women and underrepresented groups in tech.

6/11 – 6/13 – Scala Days – Bringing together developers to share experiences and new ideas around creating applications with Scala and related technologies.

PYTHON

5/1- 5/7 – PyCon – The largest annual gathering for the community that uses and develops the open-source Python programming language, featuring workshops, summits, and social events.

9/22 – 9/27 – DjangoCon – Hear from an enthusiastic community of Django users hosting talks, workshops, and social events.

JAVA

9/11 – 9/12 – JavaZone – Source of technical information and learning about Java, bringing together developers to talk about their insights, innovations, and recent developments.

GOLANG

7/24 – 7/27 – GopherCon – The Largest Go Conference in the world, attended by the Go team and community, offering full days of talks, events, & hacking.

RUBY

4/4 – 4/5 – RubyHack – A conference aiming to foster knowledge-sharing, innovating and career advancement within the Ruby community.

4/30 – 5/2 – RailsConf – A gathering of Rails developers coming together to further discussion and learning about building, managing, and testing Rails applications.

(TBA) – Goruco – A single day, single track conference focused on the Ruby language.

JAVASCRIPT

3/18 – 3/20 – EmberConf – Hear from members of the Ember Core Team, top community contributors and users, and learn what to expect for the future of Ember.

3/25 – 3/27 – VueConf – Learn from the fast-growing community of Vue.js users through panels, workshops, and lightning talks.

3/30 – 3/31 – Reactathon – A gathering of ReactJS professionals, sharing unique insights and new ideas.

5/1 – 5/3 – NGConf – At the world’s first Angular conference, learn about progress being made in the framework through sessions on architecture, machine learning, testing, animation, and other new practice areas.

11/22 – HalfStack – A one-day conference with talks on a variety of modern front-end development topics (ES6, TypeScript, React, Dojo 2, WebGL, more).

(TBA) – EmpireNode – If Node is your main gig, consider this over other JavaScript conferences. This is an annual, 100% community-run conference focused on trends and workshops around Node.js.

MOBILE

TBD – WWDC–  Celebrating the latest & most topical iOS technologies and applications, with leading experts to share the latest technologies, tools, ideas, and practices.

TBD – Android Dev Summit – A technical conference for professional software developers and engineers developing for the Android platform, offering development keynotes, workshops, and sessions.

BIG DATA

Multiple dates worldwide – Data Works Summit – A big data community event focused on showcasing innovations in deep-learning, artificial intelligence, and data science.

5/21 – 5/22 – Data Summit – Brings together technical practitioners and business stakeholders to learn about the technologies and strategies for succeeding in the increasingly data-driven world.

3/25 – 3/28 – Strata Data Conf – Network with innovators and leaders from around the world, and learn about data case studies, proven best practices, and effective new analytic approaches.

GAME DEV

Multiple dates nationwide – PAX – Series of conferences dedicated to showing a range of indie and AAA games, studios, and new technologies for in video gaming and tabletop.

3/18 – 3/22 – GDC – Conference dedicated to professional gaming, presenting lectures, panels, tutorials, and interactive spaces.

6/11 – 6/13  – E3 – Event for computer, video and mobile games and related products showcasing leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products.

DEVOPS

Multiple dates worldwide – DevOps Days – A worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.

4/30 – 5/2 – DockerCon – The community and container industry conference for makers and operators of next generation distributed apps built with containers, providing talks by practitioners, hands-on labs, and opportunities to share experiences with other virtual container enthusiasts.

5/20 – 5/23 – ChefConf – A Chef conference bringing together leaders, practitioners, and innovators from the DevOps community for three days of workshops.

6/11 – 6/14 – DevOpsCon – A conference covering popular topics such as infrastructure and modern lean business culture through hands-on workshops, sessions and keynotes.

9/16 – 9/19 – DevOps World – A gathering of Jenkins experts, continuous delivery thought leaders and companies offering complementary technologies for Jenkins providing opportunities for attendees to learn and help shape the future of Jenkins.

TESTING

4/24 – 4/28 – Mobile Dev & Test – Addressing mobile development for iOS and Android as well as mobile testing, performance, design, user experience, smart technology, and security

11/3 – 11/8 – Agile Testing Days –  A festival for the agile community focused on deep insights in testing & agile excellence.

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