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The period of time between June and August is mainly a black hole for mobile and web developers. While the majority of people are enjoying their summer and trying to forget about work, there are those who are interested in expanding their network, finding new clients, partners, or angels. For these dedicated individuals, we have assembled a list of the hottest June-August 2017 tech conferences that you can take part in.

If you want to exchange personal experiences with your colleagues, present your ideas to an IT-crew and get funded, then this list of the best IT conferences to attend in 2017 is perfect for you.

June 2017

Apps World

Date: June 13 – 15
Location: ExCeL, London , the UK
Pricing: £ 299 (excl. VAT)
Website: https://tmt.knect365.com/apps-world/?_ga=2.137831033.810654168.1495789253-1085437954.1491224898

Why should you attend?
Apps World returns as a part of London Tech Week’s new festival of technology ‘TechXLR8’ – showcasing a paradigm shift in the digital services industry. AW 2017 will bring together brands, developers, and enterprises who are innovating in a multiplatform ecosystem and are interested in learning more about personal assistants, conversational commerce, and Chatbots which aid in maximizing the accuracy and effectiveness of consumer engagement.

Key Speakers/Additional Info:

  • David Low, Principal Evangelist at Amazon Alexa EU
  • James McClure, GM Northern Europe at AirBnB
  • Jaime Gonzalo, VP Consumer Cloud Services, Europe at Huawei

Check out the speaker’s list here.

Partners: Amazon, Alexa

Viva Technology Paris

Date: June 15 – 17
Location: Paris, France
Pricing: €120 – €245 (excl. VAT).
Website: https://vivatechnology.com/

Why should you attend?
Viva Tech is a hub for the world’s innovators, tech-lovers, and pioneers of the future. It exists to create relationships that will change the future of business that operates in the IT domain. This year Viva Tech will gather more than 200 speakers and 1000 startups.

Key Speakers/Additional Info:

  • Eric Schmidt, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN at ALPHABET
  • Daniel Zhang, CEO at ALIBABA GROUP

Check out the speaker’s list here.

Partners: Google, Orange, BNP Paribas, Sanofi.

July 2017

Inspirefest

Date: July 7-9
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Pricing: € 150
Website: http://inspirefest.com/

Why should you attend?
Inspirefest is a unique international festival of technology, science, design, and the arts, covering key trends from Infosec to Blockchain, AI to Robotics, and Games, to Professional Development.

You will have a chance to make incredible connections with your peers and like-minded industry professionals.

Key Speakers/Additional Info:

  • Ellen Pao, Venture Partner at Kapor Capital.
  • Raju Narisetti, CEO at GIZMODO MEDIA GROUP.

Check out the speaker’s list here.

Partners: Intel, Facebook, Dropbox, Nokia Bell Labs, AdRoll

AnDevCon

Date: July 17-19
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Pricing: $895 (3-Day All-Access Pass)
Website: http://www.andevcon.com/dc2017

Why should you attend?
Probably one of the biggest Android-related events just after Google I/O. AnDevCon is the technical conference for professional software developers and engineers developing on the Android platform.

During these three working days, you will take your Android development skills to the next level with in-depth Android development tutorials, classes, and hackathons.

Key Speakers/Additional Info:

  • Vikram Bodicherla, Senior Engineering Manager at Yahoo Finance.
  • David Brick, Android Developer at Yelp.

Check out the speaker’s list here.

Partners: Clutch, DC Android, Android Tech News, Linux Journal.

Black Hat USA

Date: July 22 – 27
Location: New York, NY, USA
Pricing: $2095 (early-birds access) – $2795
Website: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/

Why should you attend?

Now in its 20th year, Black Hat is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development, and trends. If you want to know how to protect your mobile app’s users’ personal and financial data, there is no other option than to book a flight to New York and attend this conference.

Partners: Accenture Security, iBoss, CrowdStrike

August 2017

Respawn, Gathering of Game Developers

Date: August 20-21
Location: Cologne, Germany
Pricing: € 169
Website: http://www.respawngathering.com/

Why should you attend?
Respawn is the biggest game developers conference during the month of August in Central Europe. More than 1500 attendees specialize in Mobile, Web, platform, and lite-pocket games. The conference’s topics range from game design, and development and testing, to business development and game promo.

Partners: Gamebusiness.de, Devcom

Top Must-Have Things to Bring to Every Conference You Attend

We have put together a list of things that you should always remember to take with you to every conference. Print it out!

1) Business Cards
2) Branding Statement
3) Promotional Merchandise
4) Handouts (Leaflets and Flyers)
5) A laptop
6) Portable battery charger
7) Your 30-second pitch
8) A list of open-ended questions and conversation starters
9) List of attendees
10) Follow-up plan