5 DevOps Conferences worth attention in 2018
Attending various conferences helps make new connections, learn of the latest trends and successful business cases. We offer you a list of 10 DevOps conferences worth visiting till the end of 2018.
The list below contains the conferences from the industry leaders like AWS, Google cloud or Puppet, as well as annual events held by lesser players. While DevOps remains the main field, there are multiple topics, locations and dates, so you will be able to select the one that fits your schedule and interests most. The complete list of essential DevOps events of 2018 can be accessed at GoToDevOps.org
There are multiple DevOpsDays events held around the globe throughout the year. The admission fees are quite affordable, so feel free to partake in the event near you to learn of the hottest DevOps trends, latest tech advancements, interesting use cases and other advancements in the DevOps field.
SREcon Germany will be held in the close of August in Dusseldorf, Germany. Usenix is the main sponsor and host, with the event being centered at gathering the DevOps specialists and experts from across the Eu, Middle East and Africa to discuss the latest DevOps-related events and the best direction to evolve the industry in the region. Multiple useful and interesting activities are planned, including the keynotes from Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, IBM, DigitalOcean and Facebook.
DevOps Summit West
If you have some spare time in the beginning of November, perhaps you would like to visit DevOps Summit West in the sunny, California. This is one of the biggest annual events and it gathers the opinion makers, experts and bright visionaries with rich hands-on experience with all parts of the DevOps industry. The sponsors and keynotes include Google Cloud, Akvelon, Datera, and Codigm. As the event is held so late in the year, the latest DevOps tools, advancements, tech and trends will surely be displayed and discussed there.
AWS re:Invent 2018
AWS re:Invent 2018 event will take place during the November 26-30. Las Vegas Strip will house several dozens of hackathons, seminars, workshops and presentations throughout these 4 days. However, the most important part of the programme, which attracts more than 30,000 IT and DevOps professionals will be the presentation of the latest AWS tech. Last year saw the introduction of the managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service — AWS Fargate, distributed AWS Aurora database, the new generation of M5 EC2 instances, advances in AI/ML field and lots of other useful and exciting stuff. We are sure this year will be as exciting and will bring even more hype.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
December 11 through 13 will see the KubeCon+CloudNativeCon event in Seattle, WA. This event will wrap up the year and present the latest advancements in the cloud and Kubernetes technologies. This information will definitely be useful for any IT specialist who uses Kubernetes in their daily operations, and by the end of 2018, this should be pretty much everyone.
The speakers will discuss the best practices of using Kubernetes for deploying cloud-native applications, the latest advancements of Kubernetes ecosystem, the business cases and practical advice on getting the most out of this cornerstone tool for the cloud infrastructure management — and all these topics will be discussed in mere 3 days. There will be multiple speakers from GitHub, Google, RedHat, Heptio and other leaders of the DevOps industry.
Final thoughts on the 5 DevOps conferences of 2018 worth attending
These 5 upcoming DevOps events for 2018 will definitely be a time well spent. In case none of them hits the sweet spot for you or misses your tight schedule — perhaps you will find a worthy alternative among the events listed in the beginning of our article. Our team is surely going to attend AWS re:Invent 2018 to get the firsthand experience with the latest additions to the AWS offers, so hopefully — see you there!