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Conferences for Microservices Developers - 2018

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Conferences for Microservices Developers - 2018

It's a great year for conferences, especially for those following the cutting-edge field of microservices development. Read on for some of the best conferences to attend!

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It's the year of microservices, especially here on DZone in our new Microservices Zone! Whether you're just getting into the microservices hype or you're an experienced developer, these conferences can be a fun learning experience to expose yourself to new mindsets and techniques.

Glue Conference

May 16-17, 2018

Denver, Colorado, USA

Glue Conference is the first on our list and it's coming up fast - if you're going to be nearby, keep this one in mind. Hailed as "a case study of what a conference is supposed to be," their speakers come from companies like Microsoft, Twitter, VMWare, and AWS. This year's schedule lists many sessions and talks for those interested in virtual machines, containers, and numerous other microservice, cloud, and container-based technologies. To give you a taste, one of the planned breakout sessions is titled "API-Based Networking and Load Balancing for Microservices." This conference is clearly focused on in-depth learning.

And they're not just focused on the technology. Take a look at their focus on highlighting noteworthy nonprofits and their diversity scholarships to build a more inclusive conference environment. If you miss it this year, keep Gluecon on your list for next Spring!


June 12-15, 2018

San Francisco, California, USA

Containers and microservices are undeniably linked, so DockerCon is a great choice for microservices developers and architects looking to expand their skills. Docker is the top container platform provider, so this is the place to be to stay abreast of innovations in this field. Keep up to date on the latest tools and methods for developing your containerization strategy, integrating containers with other technologies, and more.

QCon New York

June 25-29, 2018

New York City, New York, USA

The QCon International Software Development Conference is a great learning opportunity for microservices developers since it boasts an entire track deedicated to microservices. This year's QCon New York will offer sessions on practical microservices development, Istio, and reactive microservices in DevOps pipelines, allowing you to cross-train your skills for the bugeoning world of DevOps and Agile. These bleeding-edge sessions are complemented by a whopping 100+ speakers from companies like Netflix, and even the creator of Akka, Jonas Bonér. As one of the top software development conferences, QCon should be on your wishlist.

API World Microservices Conference

September 25-26, 2018

San Jose, California, USA

This event is part of a larger conference, API World, which runs from September 23rd to 27th. The API World Microservices Conference includes many workshops on topics surrounding new frontiers in microservices and the challenges of microservice architecture, as well as talks and panels. In the past, this event has hosted Christian Posta, Matt McLarty, and Mark Makary, who have written for DZone Guides! You can check out API World's 2017 events and other info here.

O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference - London

October 29-November 1, 2018

London, England

O'Reilly is one of the biggest names in computer technology media. The O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference is still a ways off in October, but will definitely feature some star keynotes and speakers, and is known for great sessions. Covering the whole scope of a software architect's skills, this conference is also a hub for networking. Get ready for days of professional training, growing your skills, and making valuable connections. This conference will put you on the bleeding edge of new techniques and tools for systems and software engineers, tech leads, data architects, and more.

This conference is still accepting proposals to speak until May 1st, so if you have knowledge you'd like to bring to other like-minded developers, you can still apply!


December 11-13, 2018

Seattle, Washington, USA

KubeCon, from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, is three days of cloud native experts and adopters coming together. This year's event is still a ways off, so the schedule isn't yet set in stone, but last year's speakers came from big names like Google, Red Hat, Microsoft Azure, GitHub, and more. This is definitely one to keep an eye on. Check out this highlight reel from their website, showing the best of last year's KubeCon:

If we missed one of your favorite conferences, let us know in the comments - it just might be added to the list!

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