If you’re suffering from the tech festival blues after London Tech Week ended last month, fear not! I've put together a list of many exciting events that will be gracing the industry soon to put a smile back on a techie's face.
The other great news is that most of them are just a stone’s throw away, with so many in London and Dublin, and all over the UK too.
So here are the top tech conferences you need to know about. Get yourself to one (or a few of them if you’re keen!) Get networking and discover the exciting developments coming to the industry!
- Insight Technology Conference / Manchester / 18th September 2018
This conference is all about how tech spans beyond just the IT department, and can enhance the overall customer experience. You’ll get to see the latest tech from the world’s leading IT hardware, software and solution technology partners.
- IP Expo 2018 / London / 3rd-4th October 2018
This one is a pretty big deal. IP Expo is Europe’s number one enterprise tech event, offering enormous opportunities for networking and learning with its star-studded line-up. What’s more is that over 300 of the seminars are free to attend!
- Open Source Summit / Edinburgh / 22nd-24th October 2018
If you only pick one conference this year, you wouldn’t regret choosing this one. Aside from the fact that this event gathers more than 2,000 developers, operators and community leadership professionals, you can also listen to kids (genuinely - eleven and fifteen year-olds) teaching you about cybersecurity and programming. This really is what makes tech so amazing.
- Web Summit / Lisbon / 5th-8th November 2018
...No, it’s not exactly in the UK or Ireland, but I couldn’t not mention Web Summit considering it’s an Irish company who used to hold their events in Dublin - and so many Irish and UK people still fly over for it. It really is the best in the business, and a few days in a beautiful Portuguese city never did anyone any harm.
- Big Data LDN / London / 13th-14th November 2018
There are many wonderful things about Big Data LDN, but the top of the list is that it’s free. With over 100 speakers in 8 different technical and business-led conference tracks, there really is something for every professional and tech profile.
- Vibrant Digital Future / London / 6th February 2019
For all the technological concerns that keep you up at night - this conference has answers! From cyber security to emerging tech that will change the way the world works, these exhibitions will show how bright the future of tech is looking.
- Dublin Tech Summit / Dublin / 10th-11th April 2019
Officially labelled Europe’s fastest growing tech conference, Dublin Tech Summit will not disappoint. Whether it’s RoboThespian you’ve been dying to meet, or Cindy Gallop’s groundbreaking feminist tech that you’ve been following since MakeLoveNotPorn first graced our world, there’s really something for everyone.
- MoneyConf / Dublin / 10th-11th June 2019
Dubbed by the BBC as the conference "where the world's biggest banks and tech firms meet", MoneyConf brings together world’s leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency and fintech experts. It’s organised by the team behind the world’s largest tech conference, Web Summit, so it’s guaranteed to deliver outstanding speakers and attendees.
- Inspirefest / Dublin / 20th-21st June 2019