One of the great things about the technology community is that there is no shortage of conferences to attend. We work in a dynamic field, and change is constant, learning is ongoing and keeping informed can be a challenge.
It’s of course hard to attend every conference with limited budgets and limited staff. We also attend conferences in which we have a vested interest — for example; If we are a Microsoft shop, we head to Microsoft Ignite. We rarely have additional funds to attend conferences to explore new or emerging technologies.
Conference recordings have a long tail
Many of these technology companies realize that to keep current customers excited about the product roadmap, expose new people to their products and vision they need to make the sessions and keynotes recordings available to the largest audience – freely. The current trend for the last few years is to post the recording on YouTube for viewing.
I have compiled a list of 14 technology conferences that took place earlier this year, which you may have missed and three that are upcoming. You can catch up with all their technology, announcements, roadmap material right from your home. These recordings provide a good deal of information, and it’s almost like being at the event.
The next best thing to being there
Of course, the experience of attending these conferences in person is ideal, as networking with folks in the community is always paramount. I’m hoping you take the time to check out some of these videos, share with friends and colleagues, and learn something new.
GPU Technology Conference
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, March 18-22, 2018
NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is the premier AI and deep learning event, providing you with training, insights, and direct access to experts from NVIDIA and other leading organizations. Video session playlist
Dell Technologies World 2018
The Venetian, Las Vegas, April 29 – May 2, 2018
Dell Technologies World is for technologists and executives from all industries and skill levels ready to transform their careers and organizations. Experience inspiring speakers, the newest technology, thought-provoking activations and legendary entertainment. Video session playlist
KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2018
Bella Cente, Copenhagen, May 2-4, 2018
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities. Video session playlist
Microsoft Build 2018
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, May 7-9, 2018
Microsoft Build featured over 350 sessions covering Azure, Visual Studios, Microsoft 365, and more. Choose a session to see what’s next in tech. Video session playlist
Nutanix NEXT Conference
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, May 8-10, 2018
.NEXT is the industry’s leading datacenter and cloud conference where executives, IT infrastructure and operations leaders, architects, and DevOps practitioners gather together to discuss best practices for building and running enterprise clouds that provide greater agility, foster innovation, and give organizations a competitive edge.
Red Hat Summit 2018
Moscone Center, San Francisco, May 8-10, 2018
Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. Video session playlist
Google I/O 2018
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, May 8-10, 2018
I/O brings together developers from around the globe annually for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at Google’s latest developer products. Video session playlist
Citrix Synergy 2018
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim May 8–10, 2018As markets change and businesses focus on digital transformation, we find ourselves in a new era of computing where people are at the center — engaging across multiple devices, platforms, and clouds Video session playlist
Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, May 21-24
Join the people building and operating open infrastructure, with over 200 sessions and workshops on Container Infrastructure, CI/CD, Telecom + NFV, Public Cloud, Private & Hybrid Cloud and members of open source communities like Kubernetes, Docker, OPNFV, Ansible, Ceph, ONAP, Open vSwitch , and OpenStack. Video session playlist
Hyatt Regency, Chicago, May 22-25, 2018
ChefConf brings together the best voices in the DevOps and automation industry for a week of insightful, disruptive, and thought-provoking conversations driving digital change in IT. Learn about the state of the art and the state of the future from the minds shaping the direction of modern apps and teams. Video session playlist
Dockercon 2018 SF
Moscone Center, San Francisco, June 12-15, 2018
DockerCon 2018 is a three day, Docker-centric conference that is organized by Docker, Inc. We will begin Monday afternoon with 3-hour paid workshops followed by the Welcome Reception in the Ecosystem Expo. The conference will take place Tuesday-Thursday. Video session playlist
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, August 26-20, 2018
VMworld 2018 US brings you five days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud. Video session playlist
Orange County Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Orlando, September 24–28, 2018
Get the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork and productivity. Immerse yourself with the latest tools, tech, and experiences that matter, and hear the latest updates and ideas directly from the experts. Video session playlist
ARIA, Bellagio, Encore, MGM, Mirage, The Venetian, Vdara, Las Vegas, November 26-30, 2018
Technical content, hands-on learning opportunities, keynote announcements, a bigger and better Partner Expo, exciting after-hours events, and the best party in technology—re:Play Video session playlist
Bonus: Insights and Interviews
theCUBE – Extracting the Signal from the Noise
You will see them at every technology conference and have excellent content – theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge. Follow theCUBE on Twitter
Tech Field Day
Field Day events bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, speakers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by IT practitioners. Follow Tech Field Day on Twitter
Hope you enjoy the list, if I missed any conferences that you think should be on the list, let me know on Twitter and as always thanks for reading.