Forthcoming Events

Conferences of interest to developers. If you think your event should be listed here, by all means contact me; but note that this list is short and selective rather than comprehensive.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona February 24-27

Big event in the world of mobile. Watch for announcements from the major players.

QCon London 5-7 March

With a focus on Enterprise development, what makes this conference special is its cross-platform, cross-language breadth – though there is an Agile flavour to much of the content – and the consistently high quality of the speakers. Themes include Big Data, HTML and JavaScript, DevOps, next generation mobile and next generation cloud.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference San Jose March 24-27

How is NVIDIA responding to Intel’s move into accelerator boards? Latest in GPU computing and NVIDIA’s CUDA C.

EclipseCon San Francisco, CA March 17-20

Get up to speed on the many projects overseen by the Eclipse Foundation for its tools platform, including the web tools, C/C++ IDE, Java, Android, OSGi, Eclipse RCP and more.

Microsoft Build  San Francisco 2-4 April

Latest developer news and training from Microsoft: what next for Windows 8 or 9?

Infosecurity Europe 2013 Earls Court London 29 April-1 May

What’s what in IT security

Google IO San Francisco June 25-26

Google shows off its latest APIs

Past events

2014

International CES Las Vegas January 7-10

Not a developer event, but handy for tracking what is happening in mobile, graphics technology and other areas.

2013

International CES Las Vegas January 8-11

Not a developer event, but handy for tracking what is happening in mobile, graphics technology and other areas.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona February 25-28

Big event in the world of mobile. Watch for announcements from the major players. First event in new larger conference center, Fira Gran Via.

QCon London 6-8 March

With a focus on Enterprise development, what makes this conference special is its cross-platform, cross-language breadth – though there is an Agile flavour to much of the content – and the consistently high quality of the speakers. Themes include Big Data and NoSQL, handheld banking apps, next generation mobile and open source in hardware and software.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference San Jose March 18-21

How is NVIDIA responding to Intel’s move into accelerator boards? Latest in GPU computing and NVIDIA’s CUDA C.

EclipseCon Boston, MA March 25-28

Get up to speed on the many projects overseen by the Eclipse Foundation for its tools platform, including the web tools, C/C++ IDE, Java, Android, OSGi, Eclipse RCP and more.

Infosecurity Europe 2013 Earls Court London 23-25 April

What’s what in IT security

Past events

Worth checking past events as many are annual and will roll around again at a similar time.

2010

Microsoft Tech-Ed New Orleans June 7-10

Mainly focused on IT admins but some developer content. Traditionally Tech-Ed concentrates on stuff you can use now or very soon, leaving PDC for more future-oriented content.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference San Francisco June 7-11

Learn about Apple’s platform, these days with more focus on iPhone and Ipad than the Mac.

O’Reily OSCON – Open Source Convention Portland, Oregon July 19-23

Wide range of open source developement topics, some focus on cloud computing at this event. Strong speakers.

VMWorld 2010 San Francisco Aug 31-Sept 2

Everything virtualised from the market leader; admin rather than development but still a key topic for both on-premise and, increasingly, cloud computing.

Intel Developer Forum San Francisco Sept 13-15

Everything Intel.

Intel AppUp Elements 2010 San Francisco Sept 15-16

Developer conference for Intel’s mobile platform

JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco Sept 19-23

The big official Java event, now also an Oracle event.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference San Jose Sept 20-23

Latest in GPU computing including coding for DirectX, OpenGL, and NVIDIA’s CUDA C.

JAX 2010 London Sept 27-29

Java and Agile conference – unlike QCon this is purely focused on Java

Flash on the Beach 2010 Brighton Sept 26-29

Workshops on web design especially Adobe Flash, excellent speakers.

JAOO Aarhus, Denmark Oct 4-6

Software development conference with a superb line-up of speakers: some that caught my eye are Bill Buxton from Microsoft, Dan Ingalls of Smalltalk fame, James Gosling of Java fame, Rod Johnson of Spring fame, and Tim Bray of XML fame. There’s an Agile flavour and I also spotted several Thoughtworks folk including Martin Fowler.

Future of Web Apps London Oct 4-6 2010

Usually some excellent speakers at this event. Founder Ryan Carson is focused on ideas and tips for startups, but a wide range of topics is covered with perhaps a leaning towards open source. Shame it clashes with JAOO this year.

Qt Developer Days Munich Oct 11-13 2010

The best event for learning what’s new in Qt, lots of practical sessions on how to code Qt applications and excellent networking opportunities. Also on in San Francisco Nov 1-3

VMWorld Europe Copenhagen Oct 12-14

Everything virtualised from the market leader; admin rather than development but still a key topic for both on-premise and, increasingly, cloud computing.

Adobe MAX Los Angeles Oct 23-27 2010

Adobe’s design and developer conference, covering its Flash platform, Creative Suite, LiveCycle and Flex development.

Microsoft PDC Redmond, Seattle Oct 28-29 2010

Traditionally Microsoft’s most forward-looking conference, aimed at developers; but this year’s event is smaller than in the past. Expect a focus on Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7, and Internet Explorer 9.

Devoxx Antwerp Nov 15-19 2010

“Conference for Javaholics” – excellent speakers, closing keynote from James Gosling on “Java: State of the Union”.

2011

Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas January 6-9

Not a developer event, but handy for tracking what is happening in mobile, graphics technology and other areas.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona February 14-17

Big event in the world of mobile. Watch for announcements from the major players.

QCon London 9-11 March

With a focus on Enterprise development, what makes this conference special is its cross-platform, cross-language breadth – though there is an Agile flavour to much of the content – and the consistently high quality of the speakers. Interesting topics this time round include the future of Java and HTML 5 the platform.

EclipseCon Santa Clara 21-24 March

Get up to speed on the many projects overseen by the Eclipse Foundation for its tools platform, including the web tools, C/C++ IDE, Java, Android, OSGi, Eclipse RCP and more.

Microsoft Mix Las Vegas 12-14 April

Mix was originally meant to have a web designer focus, but last year’s conference was hijacked by Windows Phone 7 and what it is about has become fuzzy. Expect Internet Explorer 9 and Silverlight content.

Red Hat Summit and JBoss World Boston May 3-6

Conference from the leaders in Enterprise Linux, covering both Linux and the open source JBoss application server.

Google IO San Francisco May 10-11

Google developer conference covering Android, the Chrome browser including Native Client, Google Web Toolkit, Google TV, and Google’s cloud platform.

Microsoft Tech-Ed Atlanta May 16-19

Mainly focused on IT admins but some developer content. Traditionally Tech-Ed concentrates on stuff you can use now or very soon, leaving PDC for more future-oriented content.

Apple WWDC 2011 San Francisco June 6-10

Apple’s annual developer conferences promises “a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X”.

O’Reilly OSCON 2011 Portland July 25-29

Big open source conference, this year with two sub-conferences OSCON Data and OSCON Java.

Dreamforce – Salesforce.com San Francisco Aug 30-Sept 2

The Salesforce.com conference, all things cloud computing provided it is on the Salesforce platform.

Microsoft Build Anaheim Sept 13-16

Formerly known as PDC, aimed at developers. Focus this year will be on the OS codenamed Windows 8.

JavaOne and Oracle Develop and Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco Oct 2-6

Oracle’s enormous everything-Oracle-and-Java-too event.

Adobe MAX Los Angeles Oct 1-5

Adobe’s design and developer conference, covering its Flash platform, Creative Suite, LiveCycle and Flex development.

GOTO Aarhus 2011 Aarhus, Denmark Oct 9-13

Formerly JAOO, this conference is in a similar spirit to QCon and has tracks on software development both on the server and on the client, projects and process with an Agile flavour, architecture and solutions. Strong line-up of speakers, technology neutral with Java, .NET and web technologies all represented, though it looks weak for mobile.

2012

Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas January 10-13

Not a developer event, but handy for tracking what is happening in mobile, graphics technology and other areas.

RedMonk Monki Gras London February 1-2

“We’ll be exploring how technology is changing the way we socialise and how the way we socialise is influencing the way we build and use technology”. Socialising will be assisted by “a night of beer tasting and outstanding food.” Speakers include Mike Milinkovich (Eclipse), Steve O’Grady (co-founder of the RedMonk analyst firm) and Bryan Cantrill (VP of engineering at Joyent).

BlackBerry DevCon Europe Amsterdam February 7-8

Confused by RIM’s developer strategy for BlackBerry? Here is where you might get the answers, and a free PlayBook too.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona February 27-March 1

Big event in the world of mobile. Watch for announcements from the major players.

QCon London 7-9 March

With a focus on Enterprise development, what makes this conference special is its cross-platform, cross-language breadth – though there is an Agile flavour to much of the content – and the consistently high quality of the speakers. Interesting topics this time round include the future of Java and HTML 5 the platform.

EclipseCon Reston, Virginia 26-29 March

Get up to speed on the many projects overseen by the Eclipse Foundation for its tools platform, including the web tools, C/C++ IDE, Java, Android, OSGi, Eclipse RCP and more.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference San Jose May 14-17

Latest in GPU computing including coding for NVIDIA’s CUDA C.

Apple WWDC San Francisco 11-15 June

Sold out already, but this is where to be to get the latest on Apple’s iOS and OS X platforms.

QCon New York 18-20 June

The first New York QCon. The focus is on Enterprise development, but what makes this conference special is its cross-platform, cross-language breadth – though there is an Agile flavour to much of the content.

Google IO San Francisco June 27-29

Google developer conference covering Android, the Chrome browser including Native Client, Google Web Toolkit, Google TV, and Google’s cloud platform.

Microsoft Tech-Ed Orlando June 11-14

Mainly focused on IT admins but some developer content. Traditionally Tech-Ed concentrates on stuff you can use now or very soon, leaving PDC for more future-oriented content.

GOTO Aarhus Sept 30-Oct 3

Formerly JAOO, this conference is in a similar spirit to QCon and has tracks on software development both on the server and on the client, projects and process with an Agile flavour, architecture and solutions.

JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco Sept 30 – Oct 4

Oracle’s enormous everything-Oracle-and-Java-too event.

Microsoft Build Redmond, Washington Oct 30 – Nov 2

Windows development conference: Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure

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