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.

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