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The Top Technology Conferences to Attend in 2018

If you’re hoping to get a handle on the most recent IT developments, get inspiration from keynote speeches by industry leaders or network with other professionals, tech conferences are the place to be.

However, with so many choices out there and a limited amount of time (and money), picking the conferences to attend can be difficult. Also, searching the internet for event information is an intimidating task. Therefore, we’ve cobbled together a few of the biggest conferences for your consideration. Check ‘em out below!

Devnexus 2018

February 21-23, Atlanta

With the goal of connecting developers from all over the world, this is a must-go to conference for developers seeking additional education and the promotion of Open Source values.  From Java Microservices Patterns and Practices with Kubernetes to a Grails 3 and React workshop, attendees are never disappointed.

Special note: If you’re going to this year’s conference, be sure to stop by and say “hi.” Thompson Technologies is a proud sponsor again for this year’s event.

DeveloperWeek 2018

February 3-7, San Francisco

June 18-20, New York

November 8-9, Austin, Texas

With three separate conferences, DeveloperWeek is the world’s largest DevTech innovation festival. Attended by tens of thousands of developers and executives from around the world, DeveloperWeek has something for every career stage. Attendees can get introductory lessons or advanced tips on technologies such as HTML 5, Javascript, Robotics Dev and Machine Learning.


March 9-18, Austin, Texas

SXSW is a giant mixer for entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and thought leaders. The conference has gained a reputation for launching killer apps and providing a glimpse of coming tech trends. SXSW is a must for anyone in the startup world, especially those who want to learn about the latest and greatest. It’s also a giant party where networking can happen around the clock.

Open Networking Summit

March 26-29, Los Angeles

ONS draws together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to talk about insights, spotlight innovation and explore the future of open networking and orchestration.

ONS is the foremost forum for businesses to bolster their brand, build thought leadership, interact with both end users and partners, show off groundbreaking products and drive the ongoing evolution in the open source networking industry.

Converge SE

June 13-15 Columbia, South Carolina

Converge is an event for individuals who deal with technology in the most imaginative ways. In this three-day immersive conference, you’ll deal with everything design, UX and marketing-related, as well as hear from big name keynote speakers.

DevOps Enterprise Summit

November 13-15, San Francisco

DevOps Enterprise Summit is tailored to appeal to leaders of large, complicated companies whose goals are to put DevOps principles and practices into place. The event programming focuses on both developing technical and architectural techniques and the processes required to lead widespread change initiatives in large companies. Attendees typically walk away with the tools and techniques to develop and implement software faster than before they attended the conference.

This summit isn’t just keynote speeches and panels. It also includes breakout sessions, workshops, Q&A sessions, networking events and an expo hall where attendees can learn about valuable DevOps tools. The conference specializes in topics of most interest to the DevOps community, such as buy-in, security and compliance and architecture.

At Thompson Technologies, we keep on top of the latest tech tools, innovations and practices to better serve job seekers. If you are currently looking to take the next step on your career path, please contact us today.

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