Attending conferences offers tons of advantages to IT professionals. It provides them with the opportunity to hone their skills, learn about the latest industry insights and trends, share ideas and best practices and meet industry leaders. That is why we see thousands of IT professionals throng these conferences every year.
Sadly, the pandemic has badly impacted the ability of IT professionals to attend these conferences Travel restrictions, social distancing rules and lockdowns have forced conferences organizers to shift from in-person to virtual events. Some of them are adopting a hybrid conference model.
Based on which option you prefer, each option has its pros and cons. Hybrid conferences give you both the option to attend conferences in person or virtually. Meanwhile, virtuacyerl conferences let you attend conferences from the comfort of your room. Even though, both these options might lack the environment of an in person conference, they are still worth considering alternatives especially during this pandemic.
Wondering which IT conferences you can attend this fall? You are at the right place. In this article, you will learn about seven IT conferences IT professionals must attend before 2021 ends.
7 IT Conferences You Must Attend Before 2021 Ends
Here are seven IT conferences you should mark your calendars for this fall if you are an IT professional.
1. Recode Code Conference 2021
Code is famous for their red chair interviews, which they conduct to hold tech industry stakeholders accountable. Their invitation-only conference attracts both high profile business executives as well as budding entrepreneurs. What really makes this conference so exciting is that it not only provides you the opportunity to listen to experts taking a deeper dive into hot topics but also provides tons of networking opportunities.
The theme of this year’s conference is the role of technology in reshaping our new reality. The conference will also touch upon some of the hottest IPOs in history, climate change and the role of technology, vaccine development and much more. The event will take place in person from 27-28 September 2021 at Beverly Hills California. Fasten your seat belt and get ready to fly to California to attend this conference.
2. Ansible Fest
If you prefer virtual events over in person ones, then this conference is for you. Ansible Fest is scheduled to take place virtually from September 29 2021 to September 30 2021. Previously this conference has attracted people from all walks of life and we can expect the same this year too.
From developers to system administrators to IT professionals, everyone has become a part of this conference and has shared their insights on open source technologies.
Whether you want to learn about DDoS protection or emerging challenges to open source technologies, this conference is for you. If open source technologies and automation scalability is your focus then you should definitely attend this conference. Since this is a virtual event, you won’t have to travel to attend this conference.
3. IDC CIO Summit
IDC is a market leader when it comes to market intelligence and research. This year, their annual European summit will discuss different behavior of companies in the new normal. It will be a virtual event that will walk you through different presentations, use cases and panel discussions on a wide range of topics. You can also get a bird’s eye view of technological innovations and market dynamics. What’s more, it gives CIOs an opportunity to engage and interact with their peers. This virtual event will take place on October 5, 2021.
4. DevOps Enterprise Summit
DevOps offers tons of advantages over traditional software development approaches. 63% of businesses who implemented DevOps not only improved the quality of software but also helped businesses to bring the software faster to market. That is the reason why we see more and more businesses embracing DevOps.
The problem with DevOps is that it is not as easy to implement as some might think. This conference prepares you to take full advantage of DevOps by focusing on the key principles of DevOps.
Gene Kim, author and DevOps consultant breaks down the DevOps key principles in an easy to understand manner. Other speakers will also share their knowledge and experience on a wide range of topics, making it a great learning experience for participants. The event will take place from 5 October 2021 to 7 October 2021.
5. All Things Open
For those interested in learning about open source processes, tools and technologies, this conference is an ideal choice. The conference organizers have decided to make the event a hybrid affair, giving participants both options in return.
Workshops, presentations, meetups and premium open source content are some of the highlights of All Things Open. The conference also provides networking opportunities to groups working in the tech industry who have low representation so if you belong to such a group, you should definitely consider attending this conference. The event is scheduled from 17 October 2021 to 19 October 2021.
6. Gartner IT Symposium
Another research and advisory company that needs no introduction is Gartner. Their IT symposiums are targeted towards giving CIOs and IT executives direction on how they can speed up business growth. Additionally, it teaches you how you can speed up digital frameworks and achieve your goals faster. By attending this conference, you can learn how to generate new revenue streams and serve customers better. This conference helped CIOs survive the turbulent times we saw last year. The conference is scheduled to take place as a virtual event from October 18 2021 to October 21 2021.
7. CIO Executive Leadership Summit
The CIO executive leadership summit takes the hybrid approach. The primary objective of this conference is to deliver thought leadership. Conference participants will get valuable insights about management, leadership, career development and more. Advisory board members will reveal the latest trends and predict where the technology industry is heading in the future. Dates vary by location. Check out this link for more details.
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