Become a DevOps Pro: 11 Must-Attend Upcoming DevOps Conferences
Mark your calendar for some of the most exciting DevOps conferences coming up this year.
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DevOps has come a long way and it has become the driving force of the software industry today. While many companies would like to embrace DevOps culture, the need for a better understanding is required initially to make a strategic plan around the DevOps approach.
Apart from hiring the experts with good domain knowledge, the other important aspect is to attend conferences and learn from the industry experts working in other companies that are already successful with their DevOps implementation. We all know, nothing can beat listening to the industry experts talk and learning from them.
Why Attend DevOps Tech Conferences?
Going to tech conferences can be highly educational, eye-opening, and life-changing at times. You will learn something that is essential to the success of your project or business and, since all the buzz is around DevOps, being up-to-date with the current trends regarding this topic makes you more aware and confident. Who knows, you may find a new employee, a new job, or make a lifelong friend.
Here are some more reasons to attend conferences:
- Most of us might not know what is happening in the larger dev world, and since we are in our own cocoon, the learning curve starts getting diminished over time. Conferences give a good angle to the existing problems you might be facing today.
- Conferences help in networking with the other experts and exchange ideas.
- The best part about conferences is seeing how others are making use of technology and how they started their digital transformation.
- Conferences give a wide spectrum of opportunities by expanding the knowledge on the subject so you can leverage it with your team.
- Conferences add immense value with amazing presentations that include real insights and present successful traits that you can easily apply without reinventing the wheel.
- Conferences also help you get noticed and thereby increasing your organization’s reach, too.
Would you like to upgrade your DevOps game?
Want to know how successful companies have gone into a digital transformation through a culture change?
Are you willing to learn more about how big firms are using Kubernetes, Docker, Artifactory and other popular tools? Then this is the place to be.
Best Upcoming DevOps Conferences
1. swampUP 2019
Every year, JFrog conducts the swampUP conference for its users and for people who are interested in learning more about DevOps. This is the place where the industry’s renowned DevOps experts get together. The specialty of this conference is that you will get to have hands-on with industry experts as they explain and share their industry secrets. It is a three-day conference that covers topics like cloud-native technology, DevSecOps, Enterprise, and IoT. This conference also has a certification program where you can get a JFrog Artifactory Certified DevOps Engineer certification, and you can find more info about in the FAQ.
Venue: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
Date: June 17-19, 2019
2. DevOps Talks 2019
DevOps Talks Conference, usually referred to as DOTC, brings together DevOps leaders, engineers, and architects who are implementing DevOps practices in companies. Some of the amazing speakers' lineup makes this conference a unique experience for DevOps practitioners.
Venue: Hilton, Sydney
Date: 10-11 September, 2019
3. QCon New York 2019
This is an international conference for senior software engineers and architects on the patterns, practices and use cases leveraged by some of the world’s best software firms. A must-attend if you are a big fan of architecture patterns and microservices.
Venue: New York Marriot Marquis
Date: June 24-26, 2019
4. Agile + DevOps West
Discover the latest methods, tools, and leadership practices in Agile and DevOps. Get ideas and inspiration from experts and peers through their in-depth presentations on real-life case scenarios. The conference also has a pre-conference certification program.
Venue: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV
Date: June 2-7, 2019
This conference is focused on the operations part in the software development lifecycle and so the most frequent attendees are sysadmins, SREs, and operations engineers. This is the place where the operations managers share real-world knowledge on designing, building, securing, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.
Venue: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Date: October 28–30, 2019
6. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
This is one of the biggest conferences, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference where software leaders from around the globe travel to San Diego to meet and connect with other open source and cloud-native professionals and enthusiasts. This is where the CNCF community meets and you can expect a lot of learning in this four-day conference.
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Date: November 18 – 21, 2019
7. DevOps India Summit 2019
One of the finest DevOps conferences where cloud professionals gather to exchange ideas and listen to industry experts talks. Happening in the Silicon of India, Bangalore, the conference is a great place for enriching DevOps and cloud knowledge.
Venue: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield
Date: August 31st - September 1st, 2019
8. DevOps World | Jenkins World 2019
As the name itself suggests, this conference is for all those who are Jenkins fans and enthusiasts. Of course, Jenkins has built its own community being the leader in the CI/CD category. The conference is expected to cover 100+ sessions featuring Jenkins X, CI/CD, Cloud-Native, and much more.
Venue: Moscone West, San Francisco, California
Date: August 12-15 2019
The conference is basically focused on site reliability engineers and system engineers and people working with complex distributed systems. The conference involves many thought leadership sessions and hence the learning is humongous.
Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Date: June 12–14, 2019
If you are a fan of Continuous Delivery, Microservices, Containers, Cloud and Lean Business, this is the conference for you. The conference involves insightful keynotes, hands-on workshops, and more fun. The power-packed speakers and the topics make it a worthy conference to attend when it comes to learning more about software delivery and best practices.
Venue: Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
Date: June 11 – 14, 2019
11. Amazon re:Invent2019
This is one of the prestigious conferences by Amazon. You get to see a lot of cloud enthusiasts here and this conference involves deep technical sessions, hands-on boot camps, hackathons, workshops, chalk talks, keynotes, and what not. 2500+ sessions happening in 4.5 days, so you can imagine the knowledge gain that is going to happen.
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: December 2-6, 2019
Sure, all these conferences come with some cost because they are not for the general public, that means you have to pick which ones are the most viable to attend and which ones can help you gain immense knowledge on DevOps. You need to buy event tickets, book flights, and hotels and get some downtime from your work. However, enriching yourself, making real connections, and having some renewed excitement, learnings from the experts — these make it all worth the cost and effort.
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