Developer Conferences 2014

Olav Nybø

There are a lot of developer conferences. Most developers have a limited budget to spend on conferences. Which conferences to choose can be diffcult.
I have compiled a list of conferences I think may be relevant for a .NET developer.

If you know any conferences that you think should be on the list please leave a comment and I will consider adding it to the list.

JANUARY

Warm Crocodile Developer Conference
January 15-16, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://thewcdc.net/
WCDC is a unique conference which provide the possibility to learn from the best in our industry. Web, Languages, Patterns, Frameworks and People is what we are all about.

FEBRUARY

appsworld Discover the future of multi-platform apps
North America 2014
February 5-6, Moscone Center West, San Fransisco, US
http://www.apps-world.net/northamerica/

jQuery San Diego
February 12-13, Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California, US
http://events.jquery.org/2014/san-diego/

DeveloperWeek 2014
February 18-19, Terra Gallery, San Fransisco
http://developerweek.com/conference

DevNexus 2014
February 24-25, Atlanta, GA, US
http://devnexus.com/s/index
Come discover how the industry’s best minds use the latest technologies to build solutions to business problems. Network with other Atlanta software developers, and study real life case studies in application design and development.

ConFoo
February 24-28, Montreal, Canada
http://confoo.ca/en
ConFoo is a non for profit, multi-technology conference.

jQuery Europe 2014
February 28-March 1, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria
http://www.gentics.com/jquery-europe

MARCH

QCon London 2014
March 3-7, London, UK
http://qconlondon.com/
QCon highlights the most important development topics driving innovation - things you should be doing now or researching for your next project - presented by the doers in our community. Our conferences bring practitioners together with attendees who influence innovation in their teams: over half of conferences attendees, for example, have team lead or higher job titles. Additionally, QCons are staged in an intimate environment that promotes high-quality learning, peer-sharing, fun, and inspiration!

VSLive
March 10-14, Las Vegas, US
http://vslive.com/events/las-vegas-2014/home.aspx

Fluent
March 11-13, San Fransisco, US
http://fluentconf.com/fluent2014
JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3: Put the latest in web tech into practice O'Reilly Fluent spotlights the emerging methods, tools, and technologies of the Web Platform: JavaScript, HTMl5, CSS3, and much more. Developers, UX/UI designers, and project teams come to Fluent to share their experiences and expertise—and to learn what they need to know to stay competitive.

jQueryTO 2014
March 15-16, Toronto, ON, Canada
http://jqueryto.com/

MX2014
March 16-17, San Fransisco, US
http://mxconference.com/
If you're managing and leading the delivery of great experiences, this is your conference. Honest talk and real-world examples about what works (and what doesn't) from the people in the trenches. Discover new approaches that can help lead your organization into the future

APRIL

Build 2014
April 2-4, Moscone Center West, San Fransisco
http://www.buildwindows.com/
Videos: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013

Codemania
April 4, Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
http://codemania.co.nz/

React 2014
April 7-9, London, UK
http://reactconf.com/
React is unlike other conferences. It will bring together a small but highly influential group of developers to explore and discuss the fundamental principles of the Reactive Manifesto and why they are important for the new generation of systems being developed. There is no call for papers - instead we have invited some of the best speakers and thinkers from our industry to share their wisdom about specific traits of the manifesto. So instead of some random selection of loosely connected talks, React will present a coherent journey through the reactive programming stack, trait by trait, UI to database.

Anglebrackets
April 13-16, JW MARRIOTT GRANDE LAKES, ORLANDO FL, US
http://anglebrackets.org/
anglebrackets is a conference for lovers of the web. We believe that the web is best when it's open and collaborative. We believe in the power of JavaScript and expressiveness of CSS the lightness of HTML. We love interoperability and believe that the best solution is often a hybrid solution that brings together multiple trusted solutions in a clean and clear way. We love the expressiveness of language, both spoken and coded. We believe that sometimes the most fun at a conference happens in the whitespace between conference sessions.

DEV Intersection
April 13-16, JW MARRIOTT GRANDE LAKES, ORLANDO FL, US
http://www.devintersection.com/
DEVintersection is an educational onsite conference for anyone who is attached to a .NET development programming project who is looking to use Visual Studio to develop apps for desktop, web and mobile platforms. We bring together some of the best speakers (and our personal friends) for a conference that is relaxed and educational, plus forward looking as you and your company start to figure out what to do with Windows 8 and Visual Studio for the next few years. Our attendees tend to be .NET software developers plus other members of their teams

The Next Web
April 24-25, Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://thenextweb.com/conference/europe/
This year 2,500+ attendees will travel to Amsterdam to discuss the latest web trends, learn about best business practices and meet the world's influencers of technology & innovation. The Next Web Conference is the breath of fresh air bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, promising global startups and most inspiring brands to do business and share their ideas with the world.

MAY

Disrupt NY 2014
May 5-7, Manhattan Center, New York, NY
http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2014/
TechCrunch will be bringing Disrupt back to New York City to reveal an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more to the stage

VSLive
May 5-8, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, US
http://vslive.com/events/chicago-2014/home.aspx

TechEd
May 12-15, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, US
http://northamerica.msteched.com/
TechEd North America is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise.

jQuery UK 2014
May 16, Oxford, UK
http://jqueryuk.com

SDD 2014
May 19-23, Barbican Centre, London, UK
http://sddconf.com/
SDD 2014 brings together over twenty of the world’s foremost experts on software design and development, and offers delegates a choice of well over 100 in-depth technical sessions and workshops on a wide range of key topics

GOTO Chicago
May 20-21, Drake Hotel, Chicago, US
http://gotocon.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/gotoconferences
The GOTO Chicago program is created "by developers, for developers" where the emphasis is placed on presenting latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the software development community.

DEVSUM 2014
May 20-23, Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.devsum.se/

During these two days the elite developers of Sweden get to together to learn about the hottest trends and techniques in software development. About 40 speakers will talk about subjects such as .NET, SASS, Github, Javascript, Compass, Rasberry Pi and Typescript. We think that a mix of swedish and international speakers will be of great value to our targetgroup and there will be sessions in both swedish and english.

Glue Conference
May 21-22, Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO, US
http://www.gluecon.com/2014/
topics like NoSQL, API’s, Node.js, HTML5, Backend-as-a-Service, cloud management and security, cloud storage, Hadoop, DevOps, Mobile App development, cloud platforms, and many, many others

JUNE

Better Software/Agile Developement Conference West
June 1-6, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
http://bscwest.techwell.com/ / http://adcwest.techwell.com/

NDC 2014
Norwegian Developers Conference
June 2-6, Oslo, Norway
http://www.ndcoslo.com/
Videos: http://vimeo.com/ndcoslo
NDC is Norway’s largest conference dedicated to .NET and Agile development. Along with ProgramUtvikling, Microsoft Norge AS is also supporting the conference and doing its bit to make the event a real boost for developers in the industry.

Scotch on the rocks
June 5-6, Edinburgh, Scottland
http://www.sotr.eu/
Front End: CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, Optimisation. Back End: CFML, Ruby, Groovy, node.js. People & Processes: Agile, Continuous Improvement, Building teams

QCon New York 2014
June 9-10, New York, US
https://www.qconnewyork.com/

MonkeySpace 2014
June 9-11, Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
http://monkeyspace.org/

MonkeySpace, formerly known as Monospace, is the official cross platform and open-source .NET conference. Want to learn more about developing for the iPhone, Android, Mac, and *nix platforms using .NET technologies? How about developing games or learning more about open-source projects using .NET technologies? MonkeySpace has provided an annual venue to collaborate, share, and socialize around these topics and more.

Geekout 2014
June 12-13, Tallinn, Estonia
http://2014.geekout.ee/
GeekOut is a JVM technology conference in Tallinn, Estonia, focused on ideas and communication rather than the quantity of talks and pitches. Our sponsors and exhibitors are hand picked based on their technology and contribution to the java community.

GeekOut in numbers:

  • 15 amazing invited talks
  • 14 great speakers
  • Hand-picked vendors @ Demogrounds
  • GitHub Tutorial by Tim Berglund
  • Kickass party

Great talks, intelligent conversations and a healthy dose of night life are among the reasons to attend GeekOut 2014.

GOTO Training Copenhagen 2014
June 16-17, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://gotocon.com/cph-2014

GOTO Amsterdam
June 19-20, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://gotocon.com/amsterdam-2014

NSBCon 2014
June 26-27, London, UK
https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/6198-nsbcon
This two day, one track conference will welcome world leading experts and software development heroes including - Udi Dahan (NServiceBus, Particular Software), Greg Young (CQRS, Event Store), and Oren Eini (RavenDB, NHibernate). Listen to those using NSB in enterprise; both from the point of view of large companies operating complex distributed systems, to those in start-ups and early stage businesses.

SPA 2014
The annual BCS Software Practice Advancement conference
June 29-July 2, BCS London Offices, 5 Southampton Street, London
The annual BCS Software Practice Advancement conference brings together experts and practitioners to share the latest thinking in software development.

AUGUST

Code on the Beach
August 8-10, One Ocean Resort & Spa
http://www.codeonthebeach.com/

That Conference
August 11-13, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, US
http://www.thatconference.com/
Spend 3 days, with 1000 of your fellow campers in 150 sessions geeking out on everything Mobile, Web and Cloud at a giant waterpark.

VSLive
August 18-22, Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, US
http://vslive.com/events/redmond-2014/home.aspx

SEPTEMBER

FalafelCON 2014
September 20-21, Microsoft Corporation - Northern California District Headquarters, San Fransisco, US
http://www.falafel.com/falafel-con-2014

Master your development and testing skills from world-renowned speakers including Chief Strategy Officer Steven Forte of Telerik; Falafel Software CEO, Lino Tadros, a Microsoft MVP, writer of the TestComplete Certification and training courses, and Certified Sitefinity Developer; and SmartBear's own test automation expert, Nick Olivo. With 20 speakers and over 40 deep dive sessions, you'll walk away inspired with new skills and first class industry insights. These sessions are fresh and never-before seen, ready for your eyes only.

GOTO Copenhagen
September 24-26, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://gotocon.com

GOTO Aarhus
September 30 - October 2, Aarhus, Denmark
http://gotocon.com/aarhus-2014/

OCTOBER

VSLive
October 6-9, Washington Marriot AT Metro Center, Washington, US
http://vslive.com/Home.aspx

ng-europe
October 22-23, Espace Charenton, Paris, France
http://ngeurope.org/
The goal of this conference is to gather people who are passionate about AngularJS and enable them to talk, socialize and learn from the best in the beautiful city of Paris, with delicious food and a friendly atmosphere no matter your gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Our organizers and collaborators themselves come from all around the world and are all eager to make this conference welcoming and awesome for all.

TechEd Europe 2014
October 27-31, Fira Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
http://europe.msteched.com/#fbid=hrVsl3elQfV

NOVEMBER

QCon New York 2014
November 3-7, San Fransisco, US
http://www.qconsf.com/

Øredev 2014
November 3-7, Malmø, Sweden
http://oredev.org/

GOTO Berlin
November 6-7, Berlin, Germany
http://gotocon.com/berlin-2014

Better Software/Agile Developement Conference East
November 9-14, Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando, Florida, US
http://bscwest.techwell.com/ / http://adcwest.techwell.com/

Clean Code Days
November 11-12, Berlin, Germany
http://www.cleancode-days.de/
The Clean Code Days are sperated into a Management Day and a Technical Day: The Management Day especially adresses the cost reduction by clean software.
Which reasons do you have to re-engineer working software?
Which advantages has the management in a long term view and how can you measure those advantages monetarily?
Which value systems are of importance?
What have companies to consider when they except Clean Code in a external allocation?
The Technical Day targets the building of Clean Code and takes a look at the different grades a software engineer can pass through. You will find a short overview about these grades at the german speaking Clean Code Developer Initiative.

VSLive
November 17-21, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, US
http://vslive.com/Home.aspx

Build Stuff 2014
November 26-28, Vilnius, Lithuania
http://www.buildstuff.lt/
Begun in 2012 this now annual conference hosted in Vilnius Lithuania brings the best of the developer world to the Baltics. The overall theme is building stuff, we have a heavy focus on lessons from trenches from the people that were there.

December

NDC London
December 1-5, London, UK
http://www.ndc-london.com/