When it comes to industry events for software developers, how’s an engineer to know which hackathons to hit and which buzzword bingo fests to miss? To help you plan for the months ahead, here’s our comprehensive, chronological, regularly updated (and just slightly opinionated) list of the most awesome events for software developers and engineers around the world. We've updated this for summer 2022 with conferences where you can meet us and learn more about New Relic.
Monitorama, June 27-29, Portland, OR, United States
Monitorama is a conference where the name doesn't do the audience or the content it showcases complete justice. To be sure, monitoring is a big part of it. This year's event features luminaries from across the tech spectrum and discussions that span the gamut—from carbon emissions and sustainability to designing scalable and usable systems, and topics that focus on our humanity, compassion, and empathy. Register here.
One of the primary topics of those discussions is OpenTelemetry. But breathless gushing and hand waving about "the future of observability" doesn't help practitioners get the work done. And that's why conferences like Monitorama are so invaluable. This isn't an extravaganza with 20,000 people racing from session to session or meandering through hundreds of vendor stalls. While ~400 attendees is more than a small dinner party, it's still intimate enough that you have a chance to make connections, hear people's stories, tell a few of your own, and—most importantly—learn new things you can put into action.
New Relic speakers are part of the party:
- Daniel Kim plans to show the audience exactly what OpenTelemetry data looks like when it hits your screen, and what it will help you discover (not to mention fix) in your environment. And he'll do it in just five minutes.
- Natalie Serrino will explore how collecting data, piping it to the right places, and transforming it into the right format becomes harder at scale, and how solutions like Pixie and OpenTelemetry help address those challenges.
- And I, (Leon Adato) plan to present what giving a spouse bad directions teaches us about designing good UI and UX.
RubyConf India, August 27, Pune, India
RubyConf India is a global event complementing other RubyConf events across the world. This year the event is a one-day, single-track focused on Ruby language, framework, and tools. RubyConf India is organized annually on a not-for-profit basis by @ETT_India and volunteers. The conference is entirely in English. Register here.
RubyKaigi, September 8-10, Mie, Japan
More for Ruby developers! RubyKaigi is the premier Ruby Conference in the world. It is held annually, in a different region of Japan every year. The conference is back in person this year at the Mie Center for the Arts, in the Mie prefecture, but they’re also continuing a virtual edition. Register here.
DrupalCon Europe, September 20-23, Prague, Czech Republic
This year’s online event includes keynotes, and five tracks, including Makers & Builders, which is focused on DevOps, backend development, site building, frontend development, and accessibility competencies. The conference covers a broad range of conference talks—from Building a GraphQL API - Beyond the basics to Inequity and isolation: inclusive practices for remote teams and Do you know what your Drupal is doing? Observe it! Register here.
DjangoCon EU, September 21-25, Porto, Portugal
This is the 14th edition of the conference. Organized by a team made up of Django practitioners from all levels, DjangoCon welcomes people from all over the world. The goals of the conference are to educate and develop new skills, best practices, and ideas for the benefit of attendees, developers, speakers, and everyone in the global Django Community, including those watching the talks online. Register here.
Strange Loop, September 22-24, St. Louis, MO, United States
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, security, and the web.
Euroko, October 13-14, Helsinki, Finland
Euruko is a traveling European Ruby conference, each year in a different European city chosen by the participants. The event has come to be known as the premier Ruby conference in Europe, and this year, Euruko 2022 will be held in Finland. The Paasitorni venue is a historic granite building in Hakaniemi, right in the center of Helsinki. Register here.
DjangoCon US, October 16-21, San Diego, CA, United States
DjangoCon US is a six-day international conference about the Django web framework held each year in North America. The conference is for the Django community, by the Django community. Whether you are a tinkerer in your spare time or someone who develops Django applications for your job, you’ll be able to connect with people from all over the world who are building with Django. This conference is a great place to see the diverse range of apps people are building, get a deeper understanding of concepts, and discover new ways to use Django. Register here.
KubeCon | CloudNativeCon, October 24-28, Detroit, MI, United States
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference brings together adopters, developers, and practitioners for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. Register here to tune in to all things Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, Jaeger, Vitess, TUF, OpenTracing, gRPC, CNI, Notary, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Open Policy Agent, CRI-O, TiKV, CloudEvents, Falco, Argo, Dragonfly, SPIFFE, and SPIRE.
QCon October 24-28, San Francisco, CA, United States
InfoQ hosts the QCon San Francisco Software Development Conference every year to share many real-world implementations of emerging trends and practices from innovative senior software engineers, architects, and team leads across multiple domains. The event includes the October 24-26 conference and Oct 27-28 workshops at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco. Explore tracks including Practical Security, “Just” Engineering Culture, MLOps, and Effective SRE. Register here.
AWS re:Invent November 28–December 2, Las Vegas, NV, United States
For 10 years, the global cloud community has come together at re:Invent to meet, get inspired, and rethink what's possible. We'll have a booth again this year in Las Vegas for this large, vibrant annual event in cloud computing. Register here to attend in person or virtually.
DeveloperWeek, February 15-23, San Francisco Bay Area and virtual
Join cloud engineers, developers, IT managers, entrepreneurs, and innovators at the premiere international cloud computing conference. You’ll have access to more than 100 keynote and technical talks, a developer technology virtual pitch contest, developer awards, a virtual hackathon and expo, and more. Discover this year’s newest cloud computing innovations by registering now.
There are several events that go on throughout the year. Look for one near you!
DevOps Days, throughout the year, across the globe
Starting this summer, choose from events like DevOps Days Amsterdam June 22-24, 2022, and other stops on the world tour in Vitoria, Seattle, Medellín, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Detroit, and many more. Come see the New Relic Booth at DevOps Days Chicago on September 21-22 and at DevOps Days Tel Aviv on Dec. 14-15
Keep up with New Relic events, too!
Finally, here at New Relic, we deliver our own program of events, user groups, and meetups! Be sure to bookmark the New Relic Events page, which we update on a regular basis. We’re looking forward to seeing you at a future event!
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