5 Can’t-Miss Virtual Events for the DevOps Community

 ● 13th May 2020

3 min read

Network and collaborate with your fellow software development and delivery peers at one of these virtual events.

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing a lot about how the software engineering community operates – including how we exchange ideas and best practices. 

If you were looking forward to a packed calendar of conferences and meetups this summer, have no fear! We’ve rounded up a quick list of some of the top online conferences we’re most looking forward to this summer. We hope to (virtually) see you there!


1. CloudBees Connect – May 19-20

Cost: FREE

This online conference brings together continuous delivery and DevOps leaders along with the global Jenkins community for a free day-long event. The agenda will cover a variety of topics including microservices, debugging and developer productivity. To make the event interactive, attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with sponsors and speakers through a CloudBees connect Slack group.

2. Microsoft Build – May 19-20

Cost: FREE

Billed as “for developers, by developers”, Build is a free 2-day event that brings together the development community to share ideas and build skill sets. The conference will feature a talk from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in addition to sessions from a number of other Microsoft development thought leaders. Topics covered will range from programming languages and automation, to low-code development and must-have developer tools.

3. TechStrongCon – June 4

Cost: FREE

Hosted by the company behind leading technical communities such as DevOps.com, Container Journal and Security Boulevard, TechStrongCon is a virtual event celebrating the tech community. Created in response to the many COVID-19 conference cancellations, the event features three main tracks – Emerging Technology, Security DevSecOps and Digital Transformation – as well as a Solution Spotlight for sponsors. Talks will range from topics like DevOps at scale and data strategies, to quantum computing and DevSecOps frameworks, and feature speakers from companies like IBM, Ticketmaster, JFrog and more.

4. Agile + DevOps West – June 8-11

Cost: $0 – $999

The annual TechWell event is going virtual this year, streaming over 90+ talks – including 5 keynotes, 25 tutorials, 50+ sessions, and 14+ Industry Technical Presentations. There is a free registration option to access some of the content, and those looking for a deeper dive can choose from one of the paid attendee options ranging from $499 – $999. The agenda currently includes a number of hands-on tutorial sessions, as well as a range of thought leadership topics such as chaos engineering principles and how to select the right test automation tools.

5. DevOps Enterprise Summit London – June 23-25

Cost: $240 – $480

Hosted by Gene Kim’s IT Revolution, DevOps Enterprise Summit will provide an interactive virtual forum for exchanging DevOps best practices and success stories. With heavy emphasis on showcasing real-world end user experiences, speakers will include companies like Adidas, WalMart, John Deere, Capital One and many other household name brands. Conference passes cost $480 but Early Bird registration is available until May 20th for 50% off. 

*BONUS EVENT* 

[WEBINAR] The Definitive Checklist for Delivering Reliable Kubernetes-based Applications – June 11 (10 am PT / 1 pm ET)

Join OverOps and CNCF for a live webinar where we’ll walk through a definitive checklist for ensuring your code is safe to release, including: Implementing code quality gates and driving go/no-go decisions in your CI pipeline; defining rollback criteria for CD pipelines and identifying production issues; and creating a feedback loop between live environments and development.


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