Upcoming Web Design Events (Jan. 2014 – Jun. 2014)

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2013 has come and gone, delighting us with a plethora of inspirational, educational and fun conferences. You should start planning 2014 right now to make sure that you don’t miss your chance to get away from your desk and meet some brilliant minds and peers — face to face!

In this roundup of conferences, we are happy to present you all of the upcoming Web-related conferences, starting from January. This might be just the time to get a ticket to conferences in warmer climes! For now, we’ve included conferences up to June, so make sure you don’t miss your favorite one.

Get to know your peers in the Web design community and absorb an enormous amount of information in only a short period of time. Keep in mind that visiting a conference is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the latest techniques directly from distinguished authors and speakers.

And by the way, thank you for your kind and helpful comments on previous conference roundups. Keep ‘em coming! If you know of an upcoming event that you think shouldn’t be left out on this list, just let us know in the comments section below!

The list is quite lengthy, so let’s dive in.

January 2014

The Design of Understanding 2014
“A one day conference looking at how ideas are designed to be more understandable. We look within and beyond the discipline of Information Design to related fields too – this year with speakers from government, product designcomics, toy makers and magazines.”

  • When: Jan. 24, 2014
  • Where: London, UK

The Design of Understanding 2014

Mobile Web+DevCon: San Francisco 2014
“Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) is excited to host Mobile+Web DevCon 2014, now in its fourth installment. Anyone interested in learning, from the best, solutions for mobile app and web development and design to enhance their business strategy should attend.”

  • When: Jan. 28-30, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Mobile Web+DevCon: San Francisco 2014

Renaissance 2014
“The first day of Renaissance will inspire us with a great builder’s story and some amazing creative tools. On the second day, we’ll roll up our sleeves and dig into some tough but essential topics for successful app making. On Friday we’ll take a critical look at the state of the iOS app business and explore new areas for growth and app making.”

  • When: Jan. 29-31, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Renaissance 2014

Take Off 2014
“Your first European tech conference (of the year). Community backed non profit tech event taking place in Lille, between London, Brussels and Paris.”

  • When: Jan. 30-31, 2014
  • Where: Lille, France

Take Off 2014

February 2014

FOSDEM 2014
“FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM is widely recognised as the best open source conference in Europe.”

  • When: Feb. 1-2, 2014
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium

FOSDEM 2014

Jfokus 2014
“Jfokus is the largest annual conference for everyone who works with Java in Sweden. The conference is arranged together with Javaforum Stockholm. Javaforum is a Swedish developer community and an official Java User Group (JUG) with premier purpose is to support Swedish developers. During three days, you will have an unique opportunity to keep yourself updated with the latest development of the Java platform through numerous interesting sessions.”

  • When: Feb. 3-5, 2014
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Jfokus 2013

Respond 2014
“A festival of Responsive Web Design for designers and developers of the multi-device Web.”

  • When: Feb. 4-5, 2014
  • Where: Sydney, Australia

Respond 2014

Lift14
“Lift Conference is one of Europe’s key events about innovation and digital technologies. It features a special blend of inspiring speeches by some of the world’s best speakers, truly interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes to play with …and the legendary Fondue!”

  • When: Feb. 5-7, 2014
  • Where: Geneva, Switzerland

Lift14

Interaction14
“Interaction14 will explore the wide diversity of interaction design practices and seek inspiration from related disciplines. Four days of workshops, presentations and social events.”

  • When: Feb. 5-8, 2014
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Interaction14

Visualized 2014
“Join us as 30+ innovators of the industry take to the stage for discussions on data stories that matter. Stay tuned as more presenters are announced in the weeks to come.”

  • When: Feb. 6-7, 2014
  • Where: New York, USA

Visualized 2014

Webstock 2014
“A spectacular of astounding talent & splendour set to edify, enlighten, dazzle & delight.”

  • When: Feb. 10, 2014
  • Where: Wellington, New Zealand

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit: San Francisco 2014
“Join us at the Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit (MMSS) on February 11-13, 2014 in San Francisco, CA to better understand how to truly drive revenues with an integrated mobile strategy. With mobile website and app usage rising exponentially, now more than ever is the time to adopt a mobile marketing strategy.”

  • When: Feb. 11-13, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit: San Francisco 2014

jQuery Conference San Diego 2014
“jQuery Conference is about bringing together experts from across the field of front-end development to bring you up to speed on the latest open-web technologies. Get the latest on jQuery and related projects, code architecture and organization, design and implementation practices, tooling and workflow improvements, and emerging browser technologies.”

  • When: Feb. 12-13, 2014
  • Where: San Diego, USA

jQuery Conference San Diego 2014

Tag-It
“Be inspired and keep up with the latest trends and opportunities. Build networks and contribute to the recruitment and human resource development in the North. A conference tailored to those who work in IT, web or digital solutions.”

  • When: Feb. 12-13, 2014
  • Where: Tromso, Norway

Tag-It

Meta Refresh 2014
“Meta Refresh is an annual conference on the construction of user interface on the web and mobile. This year’s edition features two days of workshops (with limited seating capacity) and two days of conference featuring a stellar line-up of speakers from around the world.”

  • When: Feb. 12-15, 2014
  • Where: Bangalore, India

Meta Refresh 2014

London JS Conf
“London JS Conf is a brand new JavaScript Conference from the team behind London JS, the monthly JavaScript meet-up in London.”

  • When: Feb. 13, 2014
  • Where: London, England

London JS Conf

EdinburghJS February 2014
“The long awaited EdinburghJS meetup begins this year on the 13th February! The event will be hosted in TechCube and feature two talks from local JavaScripters, plus pizza and drinks. Tickets are free but due to venue restrictions spaces are limited, so please register here if you plan to attend.”

  • When: Feb. 13, 2014
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK

EdinburghJS February 2014

The Product Owner
“Inspirational talks on innovative products by their product owners.”

  • When: Feb. 13, 2014
  • Where: Oxford, UK

The Product Owner Oxford meetup

Awwwards – Love Days
“Romantic and inspiring days for passionate web designers. We’re living in a truly exciting time; when new technologies, trends, and ideas are in full bloom all over the internet. To celebrate this, we are bringing together well-known web designers, visionaries, and innovative thinkers to inspire, teach, and help us uncover the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.”

  • When: Feb. 13-14, 2014
  • Where: Paris, France

Awwwards - Love Days

DeveloperWeek 2014 Conference & Expo
“DeveloperWeek 2014 Conference & Expo in San Francisco is the first dev conference that invites thousands of developers not just to learn new skills – but to build new apps, startups, and product features within one week.”

  • When: Feb. 15-19, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

DeveloperWeek 2014 Conference & Expo

In Control Conference 2014
“A great line-up of 12 internationally recognized educators and industry leaders that includes Dave Rupert, Estelle Weyl, Val Head, Daniel Ryan, and more.”

  • When: Feb. 17-19, 2014
  • Where: Orlando, USA

In Control Conference 2014

An Event Apart: Atlanta 2014
“An Event Apart Atlanta is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on mobile design with Luke Wroblewski.”

  • When: Feb. 17-19, 2014
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

An Event Apart: Atlanta 2014

UX Riga 2014
“The first ever Usability & User Experience design conference in Latvia.”

  • When: Feb. 20, 2014
  • Where: Riga, Latvia

UX Riga 2014

Snow*Mobile 2014
“There will be meaningful discussion about Mobile Development (iOS, Android, Window Phone, Mobile Web) in Madison. Learn strategies and gain best practices for the rapidly changing mobile landscape.”

  • When: Feb. 21-22, 2014
  • Where: Madison, USA

Snow*Mobile 2014

TOCA ME Design Conference
“The TOCA ME design conference will facilitate critical discussions on the issue of design and provide opportunities for Munich-based designers and creative persons to network with representatives of design centers from around the globe.”

  • When: Feb. 22, 2014
  • Where: Munich, Germany

TOCA ME Design Conference

DevNexus 2014
“Atlanta’s most exciting conference for professional software developers is back in 2014! 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.”

  • When: Feb. 24-25, 2014
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

DevNexus 2014

Usability Week San Diego
“NN/g’s Usability Week helps you get up to speed on user experience best practices, so you can plan, create and manage successful user interfaces.”

  • When: Feb. 24-27, 2014
  • Where: San Diego, USA

Usability Week San Diego

Mobile World Congress 2014
“Mobile World Congress is the blueprint for the NEXT big innovation. Whatever is coming NEXT will likely be born at Mobile World Congress 2014 – either announced on stage during our Conference programme, showcased in our award-winning Exhibition, or conceived during one of the thousands of meetings taking place during the week.”

  • When: Feb. 24-27, 2014
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress 2014

ConFoo Conference 2014
“ConFoo is a non for profit, multi-technology conference including PHP training, talks on HTML5, PHP, Cloud Computing and many industry topics.”

  • When: Feb. 24-28, 2014
  • Where: Montreal, Canada

ConFoo Conference 2014

Reasons:London
“Reasons:London returns for a 2nd time to Old Street, London. An affordable single dayer, with an awesome line-up of speakers. Kicking off at lunchtime on Friday 28th Feb is the perfect way to finish your working week and start your weekend!”

  • When: Feb. 28, 2014
  • Where: London, UK

Reasons:London

jQuery Europe 2014
“International speakers and web pioneers show the newest trends and techniques for web, apps and smart TV development with jQuery. Two days of conference with awesome sessions, one additional day of jQuery training and lots of opportunities to meet and greet with developers from all Europe.”

  • When: Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2014
  • Where: Vienna, Austria

jQuery Europe 2014

March 2014

Kod.io 2014
“Kod.io is a developer conference from Europe. It brings people from various programming disciplines together in order to create the ideal environment to share knowledge.”

  • When: Mar. 1, 2014
  • Where: Linz, Austria

Kod.io 2014

Intro to Ember
“In this course, you will be building a full-fledged Ember application from the ground up. As you build the application, we will explain the concepts behind each feature that you will need to implement.”

  • When: Mar. 3-5, 2014
  • Where: SW Portland, USA

Intro to Ember

Wearables DevCon
“Wearable computing devices are the next Big Wave in technology. And the winning developers in the next decade are going to be the ones who take advantage of these new technologies EARLY and build the next generation of red-hot apps.”

  • When: Mar. 5-7, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Wearables DevCon

QCon London 2014
“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.”

  • When: Mar. 5-7, 2014
  • Where: London, UK

QCon London 2014

UX Hong Kong 2014
“User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few, who are interested and passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world for all.”

  • When: Mar. 6-8, 2014
  • Where: Hong Kong, China

UX Hong Kong 2014

Mdevcon 2014
“The conference is by mobile developers, for mobile developers. We have two days with multiple tracks, designed in such a way that whether you’re an android, iOS or other mobile platform developer, there’s always at least one session that should be of interest.”

  • When: Mar. 7-8, 2014
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mdevcon 2014

SXSW Interactive Festival
“An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.”

  • When: Mar. 7-11, 2014
  • Where: Austin, USA

SXSW Interactive Festival

India Technology Tour March 2014
“Zenith Society invites extraordinary achievers around the world to participate in high-impact business travel opportunities. By unlocking valuable contacts and networks of influencers we help you take your passions to the next level.”

  • When: Mar. 8-20, 2014
  • Where: India (Mumbai, Bengaluru, Agra, Delhi)

India Technology Tour Jan 2014

Fluent 2014
“O’Reilly Fluent spotlights the emerging methods, tools, and technologies of the Web Platform. 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.”

  • When: Mar. 11-13, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Fluent 2014

STLUX 2014
“A one-day user experience conference where professionals come together and explore current research, trends, and best practices in creating phenomenal user experiences.”

  • When: Mar. 14, 2014
  • Where: St. Louis, USA

STLUX 2014

JSConfUY 2014
“JSConfUY is the first JavaScript conference in Uruguay featuring Paypal’s Doug Crockford.”

  • When: Mar. 14-15, 2014
  • Where: Montevideo, Uruguay

JSConfUY 2014

wroc_love.rb 2014
“We had a dream, of a not-for-profit event organized by the community. Shaped by the speakers ready to fight with arguments, but always in a friendly atmosphere and with mutual respect. With an audience that values diversity of opinions and experiences and can also express its voice on stage. We believe that we can fulfill this promise with your little help.”

  • When: Mar. 14-16, 2014
  • Where: Wroclaw, Poland

wroc_love.rb 2014

WebCoast 2014
“A physical meeting place for those of us who work, play and socialise on the web. A market place where we can exchange ideas and opinions, knowledge and inspiration.”

  • When: Mar. 14-16, 2014
  • Where: Göteborg, Sweden

WebCoast 2014

jQueryTO 2014
“The 2014 edition of jQueryTO will feature a 2-day schedule starring local and international thinkers, providing insights into the future of development, design, user experience, hardware, gaming and development processes using JavaScript, HTML & CSS.”

  • When: Mar. 15-16, 2014
  • Where: Toronto, Canada

jQueryTO 2014

SmashingConf Oxford 2014
“With our upcoming SmashingConf Oxford 2014, we’ll explore real-life projects, workflows and hands-on insights that we all can learn from and use right away. Same game, same rules: 1 track, 2 conference days, 5 workshops, 18 excellent speakers!”

  • When: Mar. 17-19, 2014
  • Where: Oxford, England

SmashingConf Oxford 2014

NSConference 6
“NSConf isn’t just about super speakers, awesome networking and loads of learning. It’s about that feeling you take away when you leave. The feeling you can take on the world – one app at a time.”

  • When: Mar. 17-19, 2014
  • Where: Leicester, England

NSConference 6

Makerland
“3 days of talks and intensive workshops on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, iBeacons, micro-location, robots and everything you can label as ‘Internet of things’. Dive into the world of hardware and learn how to build stuff.”

  • When: Mar. 17-19, 2014
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland

MobileTech Conference 2014 (Spring Edition)
“Sustainable mobile strategies require a high level of technical and strategic knowledge. Due to its cross-platform concept the MobileTechCon has become one of the most important events in Germany for the mobile industry.”

  • When: Mar. 17-20, 2014
  • Where: Munich, Germany

MobileTech Conference 2014 (Spring Edition)

Webkongress Erlangen
“Webkongress Erlangen has been conceived as a forum for the exchange of information between Web developers and Administrators. Its main focus lies on emerging technologies and trends in the field of web technologies. In 2014 the main subjects will be accessibility, user-friendly Web design and Content-Management-Systems.”

  • When: Mar. 20-21, 2014
  • Where: Erlangen, Germany

Webkongress Erlangen

JavaLand
“JavaLand 2014 is opening its gate for two days only. Be there when the new conference becomes the center of Germany’s Java-development scene. Knowledge transfer, Networking and good conversations meet adventure, fun and action!”

  • When: Mar. 25-26, 2014
  • Where: Brühl, Germany

JavaLand

IA Summit 2014
“The way we find information, the devices and interfaces we use to find it, and the methods behind it all create frustration, joy, and affect the lives of everyone we know. The IA Summit is the premiere, community-curated, and community-run gathering on the ever-evolving disciplines of information architecture, and experience design.”

  • When: Mar. 25-30, 2014
  • Where: San Diego, USA

IA Summit 2014

JS.everywhere(2014) Europe
“The JS.everywhere() conference demonstrate how strong are JavaScript and HTML5 to build and deploy Web and mobile community as well as B2E, B2B and B2C professional application using widely supported Web Standards. 4D is glad to organize the 5th edition of JS.everywhere() and is working hard to provide you again an awesome experience.”

  • When: Mar. 27-28, 2014
  • Where: Paris, France

JS.everywhere(2014) Europe

RubyConf Philippines 2014
“Join us in the first ever Ruby conference in the Philippines. Get to know the vibrant local community in 2 days of great Ruby talks and other exciting activities.”

  • When: Mar. 28-29, 2014
  • Where: Manila, Philippines

RubyConf Philippines 2014

Beyond the Desktop Conference
“Beyond The Desktop focuses on new, emerging techniques for web development and design for mobile devices. Our speakers are hand-picked to make sure you get challenging, well-delivered talks from a variety of different perspectives.”

  • When: Mar. 31 – Apr. 2, 2014
  • Where: Dallas, USA

Beyond the Desktop Conference

An Event Apart: Seattle 2014
“If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on touch-based design with Josh Clark.”

  • When: Mar. 31 – Apr. 2, 2014
  • Where: Seattle, USA

An Event Apart: Seattle 2014

April 2014

RWD Summit 2014
“The 3rd annual online, live responsive web design conference.”

  • When: Apr. 1-3, 2014
  • Where: Online

RWD Summit 2014 online conference

Berlin Expert Days 2014
“The Berlin Expert Days conference promises to hold the promise of the previous years and deliver worthy industry knowledge with over 50 talks in two days.”

  • When: Apr. 3-4, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

Berlin Expert Days 2014

WebVisions
“WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.”

  • When: Apr. 3-4, 2014
  • Where: New York, USA

WebVisions

WebExpo Prague 2014 Conference
“Sharing best web creation practices helps creators build better web applications effectively and with a joy. We believe that it makes users happy as well.”

  • When: Apr. 4-5, 2014
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic

WebExpo Prague 2014 Conference

UX Salon 2014
“UX Salon mission is to bring you the most updated information in the UX world, practical tools and inspiration for your day-to-day work. UX Salon is a group dedicated to the professional practice and learning of user experience design. This April, join us for two days of networking and great talks by design professionals and leaders in the industry.”

  • When: Apr. 6-7, 2014
  • Where: Tel Aviv, Israel

UX Salon 2014

IDC 2014: Information Design Matters
“2014 is the 30th anniversary of an almost continuous series of IDA conferences, so we plan to celebrate this through reminiscences and surprises.”

  • When: Apr. 7-8, 2014
  • Where: London, England

IDC 2014:Information Design Matters

Future Of Web Design
“What makes Future of Web Design different from other design conferences? Experience. We’ve been producing web design conferences for almost a decade, and are intimately familiar with the trends, technologies, and stars that make the web beautiful. Our two-track event means you always have a choice — you’re not locked into one room and one track. And we record every session for all attendees, so you’ll never miss a thing. As always, content is king.”

  • When: Apr. 7-9, 2014
  • Where: London, England

Future Of Web Design

UX Immersion Mobile Conference
“The best mobile experiences follow users from one place to another no matter what device they use. They seem to effortlessly fuse content, context, and user behavior. The result means we can start a video on our commute, keep watching at our desk, then pick up where we left off once we get home. UX Immersion Mobile dives into what it takes to create these kinds of seamless experiences.”

  • When: Apr. 7-9, 2014
  • Where: Denver, USA

UX Immersion Mobile Conference

TEDx Charleston 2014
“We will open your mind, inspire your heart and make you aware that even the smallest ideas and actions can have exponential impact on our community and the world.”

  • When: Apr. 8, 2014
  • Where: Charleston, USA

TEDx Charleston 2014

Funka Accessibility Days
“Funka Accessibility Days is northern Europe’s largest conference on accessible ICT. We are proud to welcome some of the world´s leading experts on web accessibility to the beautiful city of Stockholm.”

  • When: Apr. 8-9, 2014
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Funka Accessibility Days

QCon São Paolo 2014
“The QCon São Paulo 2014 will take place in the new location and will have 10 tracks of content, the most ever, plus two tracks solutions. There will be six rooms simultaneously in large installations WTC Events Center, with over 60 speakers discussing and presenting the most innovative and current trends in software development topics.”

  • When: Apr. 9-11, 2014
  • Where: São Paolo, Brazil

QCon São Paolo 2014

UX Poland
“As people around the world continue to discuss user experience, customer experience and the like, sometimes we forget that we are in fact designing for other people. At UX Poland, we believe that we need to focus on designing for the human experience.”

  • When: Apr. 9-11, 2014
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland

QCon São Paolo 2014

HTML5Dev Conf
“A non-profit association of front end enthusiasts in Kerala is bringing you the first HTML5/JS Developer Conference in the region. Handpicked speakers are invited to take sessions on interesting topics.”

  • When: Apr. 12-13, 2014
  • Where: Kochi, India

HTML5Dev Conf

MadWorld 2014
“MadWorld 2014 is the premier technical communication and content strategy conference for technical writers, documentation managers and content strategists.”

  • When: Apr. 13-15, 2014
  • Where: San Diego, USA

MadWorld 2014

Industry 2014
“Industry is back with another carefully curated selection of talks covering a range of topics. 8 Speakers will provide insights in to their work and offer ways to make us all better at what we do.”

  • When: Apr. 22-23, 2014
  • Where: Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Industry 2014

Mobile Midwest
“From the fabric of society to new opportunities in the economy, how is mobile altering every facet of your life?
How can you leverage the shift towards a “Mobile First” world to create new opportunities for your company?
How will the explosive growth of mobility change the trajectory of your future?”

  • When: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Where: Kansas City, USA

Mobile Midwest

Craft Conf 2014
“CRAFT is about craftsmanship, which tools, methods, practices should be part of the toolbox of a modern developer and company, and it is compass on new technologies, trends. You can learn from the best speakers and practitioners in our community.”

  • When: Apr. 23-25, 2014
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary

Craft Conf 2014

JS Unconf
“Unconf means unconference. There is no schedule or speaker list in advance. Everybody can apply with a talk. Everybody can vote for talks. The talks with the most upvotes will be picked.”

  • When: Apr. 26-27, 2014
  • Where: Hamburg, Germany

JS Unconf

FITC Toronto 2014
“FITC is the intersection between Creative Technologists, Designers, Developers and all-around awesome thinkers from various innovative industries across the globe. They converge every year in Toronto to connect, challenge, inspire and to experience the cutting edge in design and technology.”

  • When: Apr. 27-29, 2014
  • Where: Toronto, Canada

FITC Toronto 2014

An Event Apart Boston 2014
“An Event Apart Boston is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on mobile design with Luke Wroblewski.”

  • When: Apr. 28-30, 2014
  • Where: Boston, USA

An Event Apart Boston 2014

May 2014

DotYork Conference 2014
“A one-day conference for people who make websites. We’re planning on sitting 200 of you in a cinema for the day, and putting six great speakers in front of you. It’ll be inspirational, fun, and affordable.”

  • When: May 1, 2014
  • Where: York, England

DotYork Conference 2014

FutureJS
“A conference about JavaScript, fresh ideas and what’s to come in our browsers.”

  • When: May 1-3, 2014
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

FutureJS

ConverSE 2014
“Welcome to the conference for everyone working with technology in creative ways. Learn from experts. Hang with friends. Be entertained and inspired.”

  • When: May 1-3, 2014
  • Where: Columbia, USA

ConverSE 2014

Things
“ThingsCon is a two-day conference about the future of the hardware business ranging from Internet of Things, wearables and connected devices to 3D printing and new manufacturing techniques.”

  • When: May 2-3, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

Things

ARTIFACT Conf 2014
“ARTIFACT is an intimate two-day, single-track conference that helps WEB DESIGNERS and DEVELOPERS adapt their tools and processes to the challenges of designing for a MULTI-DEVICE world.”

  • When: May 5-7, 2014
  • Where: Austin, USA

ARTIFACT Conf 2014

DATA 2014: Creative Technologies Summit
“DATA Interactive 2014, an annual celebration of creativity and innovation in Pittsburgh, PA. In its sixth year, this event showcases the coolest new art and technology projects, and, this year is expanding to include a national creative technology think tank where big thinkers get together in small spaces to share and create new big ideas.”

  • When: May 7-8, 2014
  • Where: Pittsburgh, USA

DATA 2014: Creative Technologies Summit

WebVisions Portland 2014
“WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, we’ve built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders.”

  • When: May 7-9, 2014
  • Where: Portland, USA

WebVisions Portland 2014

Front-Trends 2014
“Check out the newest installment of the Font-Trends conference with many notable industry speakers.”

  • When: May 7-9, 2014
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland

Front-Trends 2014

The Geek Gathering
“The South East Europe and Balkan Dev Conference with the coolest name in the business is back.”

  • When: May 8-10, 2014
  • Where: Osijek, Croatia

The Geek Gathering

droidcon 2014
“droidcon is all about Android, meeting the Android community, learning about the latest develops and giving you a stage to talk about your apps and solutions or just discuss a problem you are facing.”

  • When: May 8-10, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

droidcon 2014

bmoresponsive
“bmoresponsive is a 1-day, single track conference dedicated to responsive web design, development, and user experience.”

  • When: May 9, 2014
  • Where: Baltimore City, USA

bmoresponsive

ScotlandJS 2014
“JavaScript keeps growing and growing. It is the language most repos on GitHub are written in! Scotland JS aims to bring together 30+ local and international speakers and to enable attendees to share their experiences and learn we are introducing a new Discussion Track.”

  • When: May 9-10, 2014
  • Where: City of Edinburgh, Scotland

ScotlandJS 2014

Codefront.io
“A ground-shaking festival for Front-end Developers, UI/UX Designers and Web ninjas! A great opportunity to meet the masters of Web.”

  • When: May 10, 2014
  • Where: Linz, Austria

Codefront.io

JavaCro’14
““JavaCro’13” was our 2nd International Java conference in Croatia which gathered in 2,5 days over 200 participants and presented 50 attractive sessions, including Java evangelists keynotes. And now we proudly present JavaCro’14 3rd International Java Conference in Croatia!”

  • When: May 12-14, 2014
  • Where: Porec, Croatia

JavaCro’14

JAX 2014
“JAX represents Europe’s leading conference series about enterprise technologies, agile methods and software architecture.”

  • When: May 12-16, 2014
  • Where: Mainz, Germany

JAX 2014

Laracon 2014
“Laracon is a conference centered around the Laravel framework. The first Laracon was held in Washington, DC on February 22nd and 23rd, 2013.”

  • When: May 15-16, 2014
  • Where: New York, USA

Laracon 2014

Service Design in Government
“The UK’s event for Government Service Design” is bound to be the conference of the year for developer working with government systems.”

  • When: May 15-16, 2014
  • Where: London, England

Service Design in Government

TYPO Berlin 2014 »Roots«
“TYPO Berlin 2014 Roots is dedicated to the lasting values of design, which have accelerated at a dizzying speed thanks to total digitalisation – from the first draft right up to production.”

  • When: May 15-17, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

TYPO Berlin 2014 »Roots«

OFFF Barcelona 2014
“Dubbed a “creativity festival,” OFFF has been functioning as a reference point for creators, artists, programmers, theorists, students and enthusiasts interested in post-digital culture and free contemporary creation in the worlds of art and design for just over a decade now. The 2014 edition will see contributions from a huge variety of creators.”

  • When: May 15-17, 2014
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

OFFF Barcelona 2014

Port80 2014
“Pow wows for web folk! We run events for people who design or build websites, who are involved with the designing/building of them or who are just plain old interested.”

  • When: May 16, 2014
  • Where: Newport, Wales

Port80 2014

jQuery UK 2014
“Last year we doubled the conference size and kept the winning formula of amazing speakers and seriously good content and added exciting extras like a Rising Stars speaker track and our now famous jBeery festival as part of the after party. jQuery UK 2014 is going to be even better!”

  • When: May 16, 2014
  • Where: Oxford, England

jQuery UK 2014

PragueJS
“Advanced Javascript topics for rising developers” in one of Europe’s most romantic cities.

  • When: May 16, 2014
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic

PragueJS

SHiFT Conference 2014
“SHiFT is a conference where design and technology are discussed in a language that everyone can understand, to nurture creativity and innovation and help society progress to a better living.”

  • When: May 16-17, 2014
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

SHiFT Conference 2014

The South Web Experience
“One day of lectures to learn and start conversations plus one day of practice and experimentation. Two evenings to get to know and build relationships.”

  • When: May 16-17, 2014
  • Where: Toulouse, France

The South Web Experience

Society for Technical Communication Summit 2014
“The Summit is packed with more than 80 sessions over the three full workdays with topics covering all aspects of technical writing, editing, project management, and publication production.”

  • When: May 17-21, 2014
  • Where: Phoenix, USA

Society for Technical Communication Summit 2014

beyond tellerrand 2014
“For a friendly and inspiring community. Workshops and talks for web enthusiasts. Get your dose of design, tech, inspiration and networking!”

  • When: May 19-21, 2014
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

beyond tellerrand 2014

SDD 2014
“SDD (Software Design & Development) is an annual conference for software designers, developers and architects, which takes place at the Barbican Centre in London. We bring together some of the world’s foremost software development experts, and put together an intensive five-day programme of in-depth technical sessions and workshops on a wide range of key topics.”

  • When: May 19-23, 2014
  • Where: London, England

SDD 2014

HighEdWeb Michigan 2014
“THIS TIME…IT’S PERSONAL. The HighEdWeb Regional Conference in Michigan is designed for all higher education web professionals — from programmers and developers to communicators and designers — who want to explore the unique web issues facing colleges.”

  • When: May 22-23, 2014
  • Where: Ann Arbor, USA

HighEdWeb Michigan 2014

La Conf Paris 2014
“A conference to share wonderful food with the coders, entrepreneurs and visionaries who build the things you love.”

  • When: May 22-23, 2014
  • Where: Paris, France

La Conf Paris 2014

UX Lausanne 2014
“UX Lausanne is the first Western Switzerland event dedicated exclusively to User Experience Design. We look forward to connect you with some of the most influential UX practitioners, leading thinkers, talented developers and innovative designers.”

  • When: May 22-23, 2014
  • Where: Lausanne, Switzerland

UX Lausanne 2014

Semi-Permanent Sydney
“2014 will see an exciting reinvention of Semi-Permanent. We’re expanding the world’s premier design conference into a fresh festival of art, design and creativity. New additions to the event mean more levels of entertainment, interaction and inspiration than ever before, so if this isn’t already an unmissable event on your creative calendar, it is now.”

  • When: May 22-24, 2014
  • Where: Sydney, Australia

Semi-Permanent Sydney

IA Konferenz 2014: Brand Experience
“The IA Konferenz, the german conference for information architecture, is the yearly meeting of the german language IA and UX community.”

  • When: May 23-24, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

IA Konferenz 2014: Brand Experience

Mobile Trends for Business & Mobile-IT EXPO
“Krakow will witness the first edition of the Fair Solutions and Mobile Technologies Mobile-IT . The event is devoted to issues related to the effective use of mobile technology in both the private and public sectors.”

  • When: May 27-28, 2014
  • Where: Krakow, Poland

Mobile Trends for Business & Mobile-IT EXPO

CSS Conf 2014
“CSSConf is where developers come together to talk about building the world’s most engaging user interfaces. The presenters push the boundaries of what is possible — talking about the latest technologies, cutting edge techniques, and tools. We look forward to seeing you on Amelia Island!”

  • When: May 27, 2014
  • Where: Florida, USA

CSS Conf 2014

JSConf US 2014
“JSConf has been the launch pad for many of the greatest things that we now take for granted on the web. This year will be no exception thanks to our famously unique call for speakers process designed to spotlight the new faces and ideas in the community.”

  • When: May 28-30, 2014
  • Where: Amelia Island, USA

JSConf US 2014

UX London 2014
“We bring engaging industry leaders from around the world, a format which combines inspirational talks with lively, hands-on workshops, and a flexible ticket structure that lets you immerse yourself in the whole event, or just the days most relevant to you. Not to mention that the venue – and even the food! – are an experience in themselves. This is a UX conference with a difference.”

  • When: May 28-30, 2014
  • Where: London, England

UX London 2014

Bulgaria Web Summit 2014
“Bulgaria Web Summit is the new name of the conference, which started back in 2004 under the name WebTech and then was renamed to P2P Conference. We started WebTech in 2004. The aim was to provide a forum, where people, interested in web programming, development, Internet entrepreneurship and so on, could meet and exchange ideas.”

  • When: May 31-Jun. 1, 2014
  • Where: Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria Web Summit 2014

Collision
“Collision is our first major tech conference in the United States. If you want the chance to join 500 tech industry leaders, as well as a select group of early stage startups, this May in Las Vegas then simply apply for a 2 for 1 ticket above. It’s free to apply, and takes less than a minute.”

  • When: May, 2014
  • Where: Las Vegas, USA

Collision Conference in Las Vegas

June 2014

webinale 2014
“Business, Design and Technology are the foundation to success on the Web. Only who has mastered the combining all three disciplines has the necessary tools to design successful digital business models.”

  • When: Jun. 1-4, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

webinale 2014

International PHP Conference Spring 2014
“The International PHP Conference is a globally recognized event for PHP developers, webworkers, IT managers and everyone interested in web-technology. Once again, the conference will explore key topics and core technologies for developers and decision makers.”

  • When: Jun. 1-4, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

International PHP Conference Spring 2014

DrupalCon
“DrupalCon remains one of the most affordable tech conferences around thanks to support from our generous sponsors.”

  • When: Jun. 2-6, 2014
  • Where: Austin, USA

DrupalCon

CSS Day 2014
“CSS Day is an event for intermediate and advanced CSS developers featuring eight world-class speakers and eight world-class sessions.”

  • When: Jun. 4, 2014
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

CSS Day 2014

UXLx: User Experience Lisbon 2014
“Come to sunny Lisbon for 16 hands-on workshops to hone up your skills and 10 inspiring talks from thought leaders in the field. Apply for one of the 10 talk slots to share your experiences. After hours, meet fellow UX Pros from all over the world in our great parties and meetups.”

  • When: Jun. 4-6, 2014
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal

UXLx: User Experience Lisbon 2014

Scotch on the Rocks
“Scotch on the Rocks is our annual gathering of web technologists, bringing together some of the brightest minds from across the globe. Focusing on development, best practices and human experience, Scotch on the Rocks has built a reputation as a must attend event.”

  • When: Jun. 5-6, 2014
  • Where: City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotch on the Rocks

Kerning 2014
“Kerning features a day of workshops and a Conference day full of talks. Kerning offers a very interesting chance to meet developers, gurus, managers and innovators from all over the world. Kerning is a non-profit event.”

  • When: Jun. 5-6, 2014
  • Where: Faenza, Italy

Kerning 2014

UXcamp Europe 2014
“Get in touch with other campers and most importantly be open for new ideas and topics. Be proactive, you are the UXcamp! We want this event to cover the breadth of Europe and take a full international focus and we’re relying on each attendee to help make it so.”

  • When: Jun. 7-8, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

2014 M-Enabling Summit
“The M-Enabling Global Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities, a market of more than one billion users worldwide, with considerable untapped potential.”

  • When: Jun. 9-10, 2014
  • Where: Arlington, USA

2014 M-Enabling Summit

Web Conference at Penn State 2014
“A community of higher education, web and other professionals from Penn State and around the world who engage, interact and share knowledge about the web. With Will Wheaton!”

  • When: Jun. 9-11, 2014
  • Where: Pennsylvania State College, USA

Web Conference at Penn State 2014

QCon New York 2014
“QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community.”

  • When: Jun. 9-13, 2014
  • Where: New York, USA

QCon New York 2014

Ready to Inspire XL
“Ready to Inspire is a brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of today’s craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Jun. 10-13, 2014
  • Where: Leiden, Netherlands

Ready to Inspire XL

Giant Conf
“If you’re designing, building, sketching, structuring, strategizing or engineering solid experiences for web, print, retail or branding, then you’re creating rad things. And our theme this time around is “Creating Rad.” Remember those old skateboard movies? Those were rad.”

  • When: Jun. 11-14, 2014
  • Where: Charleston, USA

Giant Conf

PUBKON Conference
“Two days full of diverse topics and lectures around Publishing with some of the best speakers from Germany.”

  • When: Jun 12-14, 2014
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

PUBKON Conference

PePcon 2014: The Print + ePublishing Conference
“The InDesign event of the year! Find answers and valuable insight on publishing for eBooks, print, iPad/tablets, interactive documents, and more! Be inspired by fresh ideas and new products.”

  • When: Jun. 15-18, 2014
  • Where: Chicago, USA

PePcon 2014: The Print + ePublishing Conference

Future Insights Live
“Web Design Conferences. Mobile App Developer Events. Tech Workshops.”

  • When: Jun. 16-20, 2014
  • Where: Las Vegas, USA

Future Insights Live

SmashingConf New York 2014
“The Smashing Conference finally crosses the Atlantic with 2 days, one track, 18 brilliant speakers, and hands-on, practical and useful talks. Big Apple, here we come!”

  • When: Jun. 17-18, 2014
  • Where: New York, USA

SmashingConf New York 2014

Interlink Conference
“Interlink Conference is a hand-crafted event created for all types of creative web professionals. Explore the intersection of web design, code, ball hockey and content during 3 empowering days of curated talks and workshops in the city of Toronto.”

  • When: Jun. 18-20, 2014
  • Where: Toronto, Canada

Interlink Conference

UX Scotland 2014
“From the organisers of UX Cambridge comes another practical UX conference. Now in its second year we expect UX Scotland to be even bigger and better than our 2013 event.”

  • When: Jun. 19-20, 2014
  • Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

UX Scotland 2014

WebVisions Barcelona
“WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, we’ve built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders.”

  • When: June 19-22, 2014
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

WebVisions Barcelona

Generate Conf
“The conference for web designers and developers, presented by .net magazine and creative bloq.”

  • When: June 20, 2014
  • Where: New York City, USA

Generate Conf

mLearnCon 2014 Conference & Expo
“The premier mLearning conference and expo … mLearnCon is focused on every aspect of mobile learning including management strategies, platforms, operating systems, authoring tools and technologies, content design and development, and best practices.”

  • When: Jun. 24-26, 2014
  • Where: San Diego, USA

mLearnCon 2014 Conference & Expo

Open Source Bridge
“Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities.”

  • When: Jun. 24-27, 2014
  • Where: Portland, Oregon

Open Source Bridge

enterJS 2014
“JavaScript is the only language that allows consistent and continuous development of Web apps from UI to server-side. enterJS discusses the resulting challenges businesses face in a series of talks and workshops.”

  • When: Jun. 30-Jul. 2, 2014
  • Where: Cologne, Germany

enterJS 2014

More Links for Keeping Up

Here are a few links that will also help you keep up with the newly scheduled design and/or development conferences being shared through Lanyard that have been sorted out by category:

Where Are You Going?

If you are going to any one of these events, we’d love to hear about this in the comments section below! What are you most excited about? And what are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

Our next events list will come out mid 2014, so keep your eyes and ears open! And by the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of workshops, as well as the Smashing Conferences this year — it would be wonderful and a great honor to meet you personally someday!

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Jan Constantin works at Smashing Events and loves to spend his spare time writing for Smashing Magazine. He is one of the main contributors to the Smashing Media corporate website.

  1. 1

    Just wanted to add GIANT Conference to this list. http://www.giantconf.com

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    Just wanted to add GIANT Conference to this list. http://www.giantconf.com

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  3. 4

    Excellent Post! I haven’t heard of 75% of these conferences :)

    Geared for both the Daring Designer and the Playful Programmer!

    Thanks so much for compiling this list Jan!

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  4. 6

    Fronteers should definitely be on this list:
    http://fronteers.nl/congres/2014

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      Hi David, Fronteers will definitely be in our next roundup. But this one only includes conferences from January to June. :-)

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    UX Riga 2014 website is finally up & live for full program and conference details: http://www.uxriga.lv

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  6. 10

    If you want to see these (and others) up on a calendar – i made http://confcal.org for that very purpose.

    Filterable by location, and more fancy stuff to come soon!

    Will trawl and add any new ones from this post.

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  7. 12

    OH, so no Romania… :-<

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  8. 14

    I get thrown by layout of the post … sometime it’s hard to know what image goes with what event title … maybe if there was a dividing line or something.

    -J

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    CreativeCrunk.com

    January 23, 2014 11:09 am

    very informative article :)

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  10. 18

    The url for UX Scotland seems to point to a jQuery conference.
    The correct url seems to be: http://uxscotland.net/

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  11. 20

    Jan – Great list! Hopefully I can nudge the powers that be to get me to a few conferences!

    There’s a new conference for the Umbraco CMS (first time in USA) coming 3-21-2014: http://www.uwestfest.com/

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    If any of you designers and devs near Michigan are gearing up to grow your business, I’m organizing a different kind of web conference for you on Mackinac Island from May 14-16, 2014.

    Instead of talking about design patterns and big ideas, we’re actually rolling up our sleeves and doing the work on site to get you ready for the biggest customer you can handle and making a plan to go after them. It’s a 3 day, 2 night experience on an island with no cars. Ferry boat tickets, horse carriage taxis, bike rentals and lodging included. http://www.tyrocamp.com/

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  13. 22

    Hey Guys!

    there is also UX Poland – the biggest ux conference in central/eastern Europe

    http://uxpoland.com/ – 9 – 11 April 2014

    cheers!

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    Excellent Post!
    Jan – Great list! thanx to u. i learn too many things after watching ur this post..thanx again..
    Deepak Sudera

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    Steffen W. Schilke

    January 24, 2014 9:47 pm

    We have a BarCamp which would nicely fit into the list:

    Name: mUXCamp – mobile User eXperience BarCamp
    #ui #ux #usability #mobile #IxD #design

    Datum: 17.&18.Mai 2014, Samstag & Sonntag

    Wo: Worms, Fachhochschule Worms, Deutschland

    Web: http://www.muxcamp-wo.de/

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/muxcamp @mUXCamp
    XING: https://www.xing.com/net/muxcamp
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mUXCamp

    Hashtag: #mUXCamp

    Kind regards

    Steffen

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    Hi – Mobile Midwest is coming up on April 23rd in Kansas City: http://www.mobilemidwest.com

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    This list is great! I just got my tickets to DeveloperWeek in San Francisco for February. I would love to meet up with anyone who might be going! Think you can add onto the list Jan? Check it out, I am really excited for this event.

    http://developerweek.co/

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    Jennifer Prishtina

    January 29, 2014 2:32 am

    Hello! I’m from Moboom and wanted to let everyone know about a free conference that we’re hosting. It’s geared toward designers and developers who want to take a deep dive into trends in responsive web design and adaptive technologies. Speakers include: Jason Grigsby, Greg Nudelman & Ben Callahan among others.

    A Lean Mobile-First UX Workshop will also be held the same day, and you must register for the workshop separately. Here are the details:

    Responsive Web Trends Conference
    Wednesday, February 12
    San Francisco
    FREE EVENT
    Register at conference.moboom.com

    We hope to see you there!

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    I thought I’d toss in a couple Toronto events.

    jQueryTO is happening March 15-16
    https://jqueryto.atendy.com/

    FITC is happening April 27-29
    http://fitc.ca/event/to14/

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  20. 33

    There is also Bmoresponsive on May 9, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.bmoresponsive.com

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      I had originally decided against adding it to the list, because informational websites without useful information annoy me. But let it never be said that I do not spinelessly bow to peer pressure :-) It’s in there.

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    One to add – You in UX is an online event focused on career & leadership development for UX Professionals.
    http://www.YouinUX.com

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    Great list – as always.

    There is one conference that is happening in Porto, Portugal, March, 15:

    http://rippleconf.com/

    Cheers.

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    April 25 – 26 in Dallas, TX

    http://lonestarphp.com

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    This is a nice post. Instead of talking about design patterns and big ideas, we’re actually rolling up our sleeves and doing the work on site to get you ready for the biggest customer you can handle and making a plan to go after them.

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  25. 39

    Hi, can I let you know about these two small events:

    Front End North – http://frontendnorth.com/

    Web Teaching Day – http://webteachingday.wordpress.com/

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  26. 40

    There’s also a huge digital summit (Digital Summit 2014) in Atlanta on May 20-21.

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    Also wanted to add http://levelupcon.com (even though it’s in October 2014)

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    I’m looking to discuss ” Oculus Rift” and 3D PRINTING..anyone know any good conferences for this?

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    Fatih Kadir Akın

    March 31, 2014 3:55 pm

    Also there is http://codefront.io in Austria, Linz. Adding it to the list it would be cool :)

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    Hope you might include Cusp Conference in Chicago to your list. https://www.cuspconference.com

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