Conferences and events make up to a trillion-dollar industry and have been playing a major role in connecting people from different parts of the world and exchange ideas. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the first major tech conference that got canceled due to health and safety concerns was the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the annual gathering of electronics makers.
Along the way, similarly, Facebook also canceled all physical conferences and events through June 2021, including the major F8 Developer Conference and the most awaited Oculus Connect 7 virtual reality event that was supposed to be held in San Jose, CA.
Even Microsoft, the giant, has announced all of its events are going digital-only until July 2021, including its flagship Microsoft Build and the prestigious Microsoft Ignite 2020.
At the beginning of April, more than 30,000 people were expected to attend the prestigious Google Cloud Next ’20 conference, all set to happen in San Francisco. But, as the coronavirus crisis intensified all over the world, keeping the attendees’ and employees’ safety in mind, Google decided to move the entire event online.
Today, we will see six virtual DevOps conferences you can’t afford to miss in June.
Date: June 4
TechStrong Con is a virtual summit dedicated to and celebrating all things tech. The event, hosted by MediaOps, brings together some of the most prestigious industry leaders for 12 hours of immersive learning and networking. The sessions are divided into three tracks: Emerging Technologies, Security/DevSecOps and Digital Transformation. Attendees will have access to downloadable resources and will have the chance to interact with tech leaders and fellow DevOps practitioners.
You can also be a part of the #TechStrongCon Challenge, which consists in sharing a photo of your work-from-home space during COVID-19 on LinkedIn for a chance to win either an iPad Pro or a DJI Maxic Drone.
A portion of the proceeds raised from the event will be donated to charities dedicated to fighting COVID-19. For more information on the event and the challenge visit the TechStrong Con website.
Date: June 8–11
Free Pass: $0
Conference Pass: $499
All-Access Pass: $999
The theme of the event is “accelerating software delivery with the power of Agile and DevOps.” This is an event by TechWell, and this time it is happening fully virtual. From the comfort of your own digital device, sitting at your home, or wherever you are, you will have access to all of the great content and experts the Agile + DevOps conference is known for. This time, the event will be streaming over 90+ talks—including five keynotes, 25 tutorials, more than 50 sessions and 14+ Industry Technical Presentations. All this is happening over an engaging and interactive premium virtual atmosphere. You can select the conference package that fits your needs and your budget.
Date: June 15 -16
This virtual conference focuses mainly on the security aspect in development and operations and tackles the impact of development operations and security “run by practitioners, for practitioners.”
The aim here is to show attendees how DevOps and security can work together seamlessly to make continuously secure development a reality.
This virtual expo allows for interaction with different vendors and companies. Check their website for updated details.
Date: June 23-24
Cost: $20 (all goes to charity)
swampUP is JFrog’s annual DevOps conference, and this time it is happening in a virtual format with two full days of action-packed DevOps talks and training. The conference has a remarkable set of visionary keynotes and thought‑provoking DevOps sessions delivered by industry experts.
Leap into DevOps, DevSecOps and cloud-native best practices with practical training by experts delivered virtually. Sessions are experimented and thoroughly designed for developers, administrators and managers. This is regarded as one of the industry-recognized conferences of all time.
Date: June 23-25
Cost: $240 – $480
Gene Kim’s IT Revolution hosts this event. DevOps Enterprise Summit has great speakers and exciting courses provided by experts. It is a place for exchanging DevOps success stories and best practices.
Some of the big brands such as Adidas, Walmart, John Deere, Capital One and many others are participating. Attendees will get three days of immersive learning and interaction with fellow technology leaders.
Attendee Registration: $50
Academic Registration: $35
Cloud Foundry Summit is where developers, architects, operators, CIOs and other IT professionals meet to share the best software and IT practices and innovate together. Simplifying developer experience is the theme of the conference where both days are filled with interesting sessions and hands-on labs.
This is where you will learn how to automate, scale, and manage cloud apps throughout their lifecycle.
It looks like virtual is the new normal for the events industry and for the companies looking to host future events. The upsides of the virtual format of the conferences are many: It is easy to attend, saves a lot of money we used to spend on travel, stay, food, etc. and eliminates the effort and fatigue that used to happen while attending a physical conference happening in some other city or country. Well, thinking positively about any situation makes you feel good, and I hope we will get out of this COVID pandemic as soon as possible.