Whether you’re working remotely or are plugged in during the work day, a developer’s lifestyle can be isolating - which is why it’s good to have support network of professionals who know your craft. With so many experienced people in the tech community with knowledge to leverage and guidance to give, we’ve put together a list of the best events for developers to attend who want to expand their contact base, optimise their progression in the industry or enjoy the latest in the tech revolution:
Devoxx UK, TBC
Devoxx annually welcomes over 11,000 developers to events in Belgium, France, UK, Poland, Morocco & the USA. Devoxx UK is as popular as its overseas avatars - it is attended by more than 1,200, and is comprised of 125 sessions covering everything the tech community would want to know. With comprehensive Deep Dives to really get under the skin of a topic, Quickie Sessions with quickfire knowledge bytes and Hands-On Labs for a more practical approach, Devoxx ensures upskilling in every way possible.
Big Data Innovation Summer, March 2019
This two day summit in London will bring together data executives for keynotes, panel discussions, and many more sessions that cover analytics, extracting knowledge and gaining value from the figures. With the likes of Apple, Google, Netflix and Nasa being but a few of the attendees, this event will introduce developers to connections from the heavyweights of the tech industry as much as it will its determined startups.
London Tech Week, June 2019
This year, the capital’s Tech Week saw over 55,000 attendees from around the world visit more than 250 events that showcased the best London had to offer in talent and innovation. Tech Week encompasses tech in its entirety - it involves everyone, developer or not, so there’s no knowing who you’ll shake hands with and no bounds on what you can learn. With topics such as cyber security and diversity in the sector complimented by the infamous Tech Night Party and social events tailored to encourage the sharing of stories amongst the community, London Tech Week offers developers a networking experience with an edge.
The Lead Developer, June 2019
Being lead developer doesn’t just end at the creation and maintenance of software. A big part of the job is also centred around commercial awareness, being clued up with the latest happenings in the industry and knowing what to do in order to inspire your team and drive projects forward. The two-day Lead Developer conference is an exclusive introduction to a like-minded community of tech leads, engineering managers and CTOs. It balances content around ‘teams, tools and tech’ to match the complexities of the careers it caters to.
IP EXPO EUROPE, October 2019
This year, the biggest IT convention in Europe hosted the likes of former astronaut Chris Hadfield, Google’s UX Design Lead and tech-based author Andrew Keen. Next year’s takes place on 9th and 10th October, and will welcome keynote speakers from equally diverse and inspiring backgrounds with tech wisdom to pass on. Showcasing new and exclusive content from the industry and insights from its seniors, there’s a lot to get out of this event as a developer.
Want to get a real taste of what’s to come for your schedules next year? Luckily, we’ve put together a calendar of events you definitely don’t want to miss - alongside tools and tips that’ll streamline a developer’s remote working lifestyle - in ‘The Developer's Essential Guide to Remote Working in 2019’.
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