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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (November 2019 – April 2020)

Conferences are about gathering information and knowledge but are also opportunities to meet and learn from other like-minded folks in the web design community. Plus, you’ll be exposed to a large amount of new information, which will help you to advance in your career.

The Smashing Cat is heading back to New York.

Let’s rock’n’roll! For SmashingConf SF 2020, April 21–22, we’re bringing back two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, security, interface design, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques — and a few surprises along the way.

SmashingConf SF (April 21-22, 2020)

Rockin' Cat! SmashingConf SF 21-22 of April, 2020
“Coming to Smashing Conferences fundamentally changed how I develop websites.”

Ryan Chittenden, Director of Web Development, Fuego Digital Media
“I reminisce fondly of the Smashing Confs I attended in Whistler and NYC as a newly minted DevRel. Turning point in my career!”

Jen Looper (@jenlooper), Senior Developer Advocate at Progress

You probably know the drill: 2 days, 1 single track, 13 speakers. The conference will start around 9:30am and we’ll finish around 5pm on the second conference day. We’ll be hosting our (in)famous side events on April 20, the day before the conference, so it might be worth to arrive in the morning before it all starts. You know, to settle in and stuff. On the day before and on the day after the conference we’ll be hosting two full-days workshops.

Enough for the plug, now let’s dive into our list for November through April.

November 2019

droidcon India 2019
“Droidcon is the largest global network of developer conferences which bring together the industry's foremost experts dedicated to advancing the Android platform. Droidcon engages a global network of over 25,000 developers attending our events in 22 cities. Our first droidcon conference was held in 2009 in Berlin and since then it has spread its influence across the globe and has established itself as the world's foremost community-driven conference format. Droidcon is the place to meet the international Android community, learn from expert speakers and dive into the latest Android advances and explore cutting edge technologies.”

  • When: November 2-3, 2019
  • Where: Chennai, India
droidcon India 2019

Adobe MAX 2019
“Adobe MAX—The Creativity Conference Get inspired. Learn skills. Play. There's a TON of great content at MAX — everything from hands–on labs taught by product experts to inspirational sessions given by your design heroes. Choose the courses that are right for you, and book as soon as possible for the best chance to get your first choices. Attendees can register for up to 3 labs and 1 workshop. If a session is full, don't panic. You can always sign up for the waitlist, and there are hundreds more options to choose from.”

  • When: November 2-6, 2019
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Adobe MAX 2019

Agile Testing Days 2019
“Europe's GreaTest Agile Testing Conference for Software Testers, Developers & Managers. The Agile Testing Days Conference is a festival for the agile community. Network & get deep insights in testing & agile excellence.”

  • When: November 3-8, 2019
  • Where: Potsdam, Germany
Agile Testing Days 2019

DeveloperWeek Austin 2019
“DeveloperWeek Austin 2019 (November 5-7, Palmer Events Center), is Austin's largest developer technology innovation conference with 2,000+ participants. DeveloperWeek Austin includes conferences and tracks including the JavaScript Summit, the AI & ML Dev Summit, API & Microservices Summit, DevExec + Team Lead Summit, and more. The show also features 40+ innovators exhibiting at the DeveloperWeek Austin Expo. Register early and save!”

  • When: November 5-7, 2019
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
DeveloperWeek Austin 2019

SMART EDUCATION SUMMIT 2019
“Smart Education Summit is an invitation-only strategic platform designed with the objective to promote innovation and achieve global competitiveness, thereby future-proofing educational institutions for the next generation. This summit is the fourth event in CEI Group’s Smart Summit Series after successfully hosting Smart SME MENA Summit 2018 & 19 and WES MENA 2019”

  • When: November 6, 2019
  • Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SMART EDUCATION SUMMIT 2019

Serverless Computing London 2019
“Serverless Computing London will return in November 2019 to help architects, developers and CIOs decide on the best path to a more efficient, scalable and secure computing future. We will bring together a line-up of expert practitioners who will take you beyond the hype about serverless computing, laying out the fundamental approaches, and showing you how to use the latest tools, frameworks and platforms to get your applications, team, and broader organisation, up and running, server-free.”

  • When: November 6-8, 2019
  • Where: London, UK
Serverless Computing London 2019

Agile in the City: Bristol 2019
“Agile in the City: Bristol is a practical agile development conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry. The conference has a strong practical focus and attracts industry practitioners and decision-makers who want to improve their success with agile and lean methods. The event provides three days of inspiring agile and lean learning from a dynamic mix of stimulating keynotes and practitioners working on the front line of the industry.”

  • When: November 6-8, 2019
  • Where: Bristol, UK
Agile in the City: Bristol 2019

Bristech Conference 2019
“A one-day tech conference for polyglot developers and technical professionals. Bristech Conference 2019 is a one day tech conference to be held on Thursday 7th November 2019 at the Watershed, Bristol. The format is ~20 speakers across three cinema rooms, with a central Expo-style area for sponsors and exhibitors.”

  • When: November 7, 2019
  • Where: Bristol, UK
Bristech Conference 2019

CascadiaJS 2019
“CascadiaJS features a single track of 24 amazing speakers discussing the cutting-edge of JavaScript, web development and engineering culture over the course of 2 days. We also work hard to provide a safe and inclusive environment for everyone! We expect, and require, all organizers, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and attendees of all levels to adhere to our Code of Conduct.”

  • When: November 7-8, 2019
  • Where: Seattle, WA, USA
CascadiaJS 2019

The Big Elixir 2019
“The Big Elixir is a two-day, single track conference to help developers take their Elixir skills to the next level. Join us on November 7th and 8th for our 2nd annual event in the heart of The Big Easy as fellow Elixir enthusiasts come together to teach, learn, and explore all things Elixir!”

  • When: November 7-8, 2019
  • Where: New Orleans, LA, USA
The Big Elixir 2019

NgTalks 2019
“Last year we held our first ever conference and it was a BLAST! This year, we took into account all the wishes and used all the experience gained from the first one to make not only the largest Angular conference in Europe, but also the most interesting and fascinating one. You read it correctly: 1300 attendees, 25+ speakers coming from all corners of the Earth, 1 track and over 25+ Angular-related talks! Geez!”

  • When: November 7-8, 2019
  • Where: Kharkiv, Ukraine
NgTalks 2019

ffconf 2019
“ffconf is a full day of eight carefully curated sessions for an audience that cares about the future of the web, and who want their ideas challenged.”

  • When: November 8, 2019
  • Where: Brighton, UK
ffconf 2019

Refresh conference 2019
“We love to bring people together and share knowledge. After a succesful first conference about design & front-end development in Groningen, we are pleased to announce our second edition.”

  • When: November 8, 2019
  • Where: Groningen, Netherlands
Refresh conference 2019

The Lead Developer Austin 2019
“This is an international conference series, designed with the needs and pain points of technical leaders in mind. The conference features inspiring stories and practical advice on leading and managing technical teams based on the themes of teams, tech and tools. Attendees are Tech Leads, Senior Engineers, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, and CTOs, or those looking to move into those roles, from a wide range of industries including software, fintech, healthcare, and e-commerce.”

  • When: November 8, 2019
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
The Lead Developer Austin 2019

Bulgaria PHP Conference 2019
“Bulgaria PHP Conference 2019 will take place on the 8th-10th of November. It gathers professionals from the Balkans and all of Europe for fun and learning.”

  • When: November 8-10, 2019
  • Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgaria PHP Conference 2019

Scotland PHP 2019
“Join the worldwide PHP community for the fourth ScotlandPHP conference. There will be at least 14 talks presented across 2 tracks, along with 4 workshops to help you enhance your current skills and find out what's next for PHP and beyond.”

  • When: November 9, 2019
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK
Scotland PHP 2019

DevOps Nigeria Conference 2019
“DevOps NG is focused on helping to grow and foster the DevOps Community in Nigeria and all of Africa. We do this by holding series of meetups every quarter where we invite great mind to come and share their knowledge in the field, these meetups happens in different geolocations in the country from lagos to Abuja, and we are also working towards extending our tentacles to other countries.”

  • When: November 9, 2019
  • Where: Lagos, Nigeria
DevOps Nigeria Conference 2019

NodeConf EU 2019
“NodeConf EU is the key Node.js event in Europe, providing a forum for the Node.js community, the conference has become legendary in the Node community for all the right reasons. Over the course of few days each year some of the key people in Node join together in Ireland at the conference to celebrate Node. It's a place where you will find some of the best speakers and experts on the subject of Node, Discussions about collaboration and about becoming contributors to the Node product. This conference involves a community of peers, there are no VIP’s, everyone is equal and open to answer questions about node or technology, mingle and solve problems together.”

  • When: November 10-13, 2019
  • Where: Kilkenny, Ireland
NodeConf EU 2019

VueConf Toronto 2019
“Vue.js Conference Toronto 2019 - An inclusive and diverse tech conference focusing heavily on the latest from popular JavaScript framework Vue.js and related web technologies. Join Evan You and other core team members from 10-12 November 2019 at Toronto, Canada.”

  • When: November 11-12, 2019
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
VueConf Toronto 2019

Devopsdays Chattanooga 2019
“DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. The Gig City will be hosting its second DevOpsDays event on November 12, 2019, with the backing of the Chattanooga Technology Council. We can’t wait to meet you!”

  • When: November 11-12, 2019
  • Where: Chattanooga, TN, USA
Devopsdays Chattanooga 2019

EuroSTAR Conference 2019
“This year’s theme: “Working Well” That’s what we want to deliver. The software, technology, products and services that we design, build and test: whatever they are, we want to deliver them working well. And to meet that purpose, we need to think about how we work well; our practices, our people, and our challenges. To build you a great conference for 2019, I’m looking for your stories about your experiences of Working Well under several broad headings: UX and meeting the customers’ needs; Delivering requirements and stories; Measuring and delivering value; Engineering, craftsmanship, methods and lifecycles; Approaches, techniques, and types of testing; Tools and automation; Skills and knowledge; Teams and organisations; Health and welfare; Change, growth, transition and evolution; Ethics and professionalism; Working Unwell.”

  • When: November 11-14, 2019
  • Where: Prague, Czechia
EuroSTAR Conference 2019

Codemotion Berlin 2019
“Codemotion is the biggest tech conference in Italy and one of the most important in Europe, with a network of more than 30k developers. What are you waiting for to be a Codemotioner?”

  • When: November 12-13, 2019
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Codemotion Berlin 2019

DevCon 2019
“Inspired by the DevTalks network, DevCon is a premium event designed around a 3-days experience where senior IT professionals gather to share their best inputs and experiences and connect to the latest trends in technology and contribute to the future of the tech industry. Deep dive into the most discussed topics and technologies of the moment with 4 dedicated conferences on AI & Machine Learning, Security, QA & Testing, and Java.”

  • When: November 12-14, 2019
  • Where: Bucharest, Romania
DevCon 2019

A11y Camp 2019
“Australia’s premier conference on accessibility and inclusion A11y Camp is an annual accessibility professional development event where people can come together, share and learn from each other, geek out, make friends, and add their own knowledge into the mix. This year, it consists of two days of workshops: masterclasses with experienced professionals sharing their hard won insights with the accessibility community, and a one day conference with keynote talks from industry leaders and shorter talks by our peers in the accessibility community. A11y Camp is about creating a digital world with no barriers, and is Australia’s largest event for professionals interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design.”

  • When: November 12-15, 2019
  • Where: Sydney, Australia
A11y Camp 2019

Linux App Summit 2019
“Applications are the foundation of the user experience and can be appreciated in all types of Linux environments. It is this reason that building a common app ecosystem is a valuable goal. At the Linux Application Summit (LAS), we will collaborate on all aspects aimed at accelerating the growth of the Linux application ecosystem. At LAS you can attend talks, panels, and Q&As on a wide range of topics covering everything. From creating, packaging, and distributing apps, to monetization within the Linux ecosystem, designing beautiful applications, and more - all delivered by the top experts in each field. You will acquire insights into how to reach users, build a community around your app, what toolkits and technologies make development easier, which platforms to aim for, and much more.”

  • When: November 12-15, 2019
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
Linux App Summit 2019

Mobility Brazil
“The Mobility Brazil was created with the goal of building a strong Wi-Fi technical community in Brazil to discuss in more detail aspects of the technology, from the standards and design, up to operations and troubleshooting. Join us if you are interested to better understand and proper build enterprise level Wi-Fi networks.”

  • When: November 13, 2019
  • Where: São Paulo, Brazil
Mobility Brazil

BlendWebMix 2019
“BlendWebMix est une conférence unique et inspirante sur les nouveaux métiers, les nouveaux usages et les nouvelles technologies du Web. BlendWebMix ce sont des conférences mais pas QUE ! Animations, networking, temps calmes, tout est pensé pour passer un bon moment. Pour te faire profiter et t’amuser pendant ces 2 jours, nous avons prévu des animations, des temps calmes et des ateliers web et sociétaux dans le Village. Stay tuned, bientôt le programme!”

  • When: November 13-14, 2019
  • Where: Lyon, France
BlendWebMix 2019

Build Stuff Vilnius 2019
“Build Stuff Lithuania, the one of the largest software development event in Baltics, will feature 3 days of conference sessions and 2 days of workshops.”

  • When: November 13-15, 2019
  • Where: Vilnius, Lithuania
Build Stuff Vilnius 2019

beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2019
“Ready for year six in Berlin? beyond tellerrand found a new home and is looking forward to welcome you. Join on November 14 and 15 for a maximum dose of inspiration and a different view on things. Side Events and Workshops around those dates on 13 and 16.”

  • When: November 13-16, 2019
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2019

Meaning 2019
“At Meaning we bring you bold ideas from unexpected places. We bring you thinkers and do-ers from business, activism, academia and the arts. We bring you the pioneering purpose-driven businesses innovating to disrupt not only their sectors but whole systems. At Meaning smaller groups gather beyond the auditorium to go deeper into the themes that move them most in workshops and breakout discussions. We engineer serendipity to help you connect with and learn from your fellow travellers on the road to better business.”

  • When: November 14, 2019
  • Where: Brighton, UK
Meaning 2019

RVA JavaScript Conference 2019
“RVA JavaScript Conf is a one-day conference dedicated to all things JavaScript. Richmond and the greater central Virginia area have an amazing, vibrant developer community. It is time we had a conference of our own to reflect that. 2019 will be the third year for RVA JavaScript Conf. Last year’s inaugural conference was a great event with a sell-out crowd. We expect this year to be even better. We are anticipating running 3 concurrent talks, at 45 minutes each with 6 planned session times throughout the day, 18 talks in total. If you would like to have Q&A time, please incorporate into the 45 minute session time allotted. We are interested in any and all topics surrounding the vast JavaScript domain. Our audience will be about 300 JavaScript Developers, coming together to further their skills.”

  • When: November 15, 2019
  • Where: Richmond, VA, USA
RVA JavaScript Conference 2019

Accessibility Club Summit 2019
“Five years after the very first Accessibility Club and one year after our first conference it's time to celebrate that accessibility matters seem to have become a bit more mainstream! More and more a11y topics appear on the stages of non-specialised conferences and many new meetups have formed in the last few years, like the A11y Meetup Berlin, the Munich Accessibility Meetup or most recently the Accessibility Club Turku (some more are in preparation). As we are, for several reasons, not able to run a full-blown conference in 2019, we thought it's a good time to try something new and more community driven: Let's gather at the first Accessibility Club Summit where meetups from all over Europe come together, share their experiences and get new input to keep them thriving.”

  • When: November 16-17, 2019
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Accessibility Club Summit 2019

JSConf Colombia 2019
“We like to think we're one of the best JavaScript conferences in the world but come and you can be the judge! Each year we gather JavaScript enthusiast from around the world to meet, learn and share our excitement for the little monster that we love and call JavaScript.”

  • When: November 18-19, 2019
  • Where: Medellín, Colombia
JSConf Colombia 2019

Build Stuff Kiev 2019
“This year Build Stuff conference is coming back to Ukraine with prestigious speakers to share about all the latest innovations, trends and developments in the software development industry. With the attitude that we invite speakers, not sessions, our world-class guests come from all over Europe and even further abroad, delivering the highest quality content of any European conference. Not just focused on developers, BUILD STUFF is for anyone in software development teams. That includes devs, team leads, agile/scrum coaches, engineering managers, executives, founders, and more. In addition, we host a ton of engaging and up-to-the-moment workshops on a whole range of topics.”

  • When: November 18-19, 2019
  • Where: Kyiv, Ukraine
Build Stuff Kiev 2019

#DPH2019 – Digital Public Health 2019
“The International Digital Public Health Conference series (DPH) is a world leading annual interdisciplinary event on research and innovation in digital public health. Established in 2008 and recently established as the flagship annual event of the University College London (UCL) Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR) Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies (dPHE), it fosters interdisciplinary research and innovation driven by real world needs, aiming to improve public health through the application of novel technology at the personal, community and global levels. Unique in bringing together audiences from Public Health, Computer & Data Science, MedTech industry and NGOs, DH enables cross-fertilization of research and innovation in digital public health, offering knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.”

  • When: November 20-23, 2019
  • Where: Marseille, France
#DPH2019 – Digital Public Health 2019

Mobile UX 2019
“Mobile UX London (MUXL) is a community of experience creators and innovators working in UX, Product, Mobile, Design and Development. We are hosting our annual conference on 21 November which will explore the evolution of and future of design, whilst focusing on new and emerging technologies such as VR, AR, Voice and AI. We have brought together speakers from Google, Samsung NEXT, Fitbit, Uber, Microsoft and many more to share the best in UX Design.”

  • When: November 21, 2019
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
Mobile UX 2019

NAV TechDays 2019
“NAV TechDays is the name of a conference, organized by mibuso.com. This conference offers 2 days full of – technical only and highly relevant – sessions, related to Microsoft Dynamics NAV. NAV TechDays is the place where some of the best developers and leading business owners cross paths, exchange ideas, find partners and conceive projects. It is where community ties are strengthened and where boundaries will be broken. It is where you want to be to make things happen. If you are passionate about Microsoft Dynamics NAV, then you need to be at NAV TechDays!”

  • When: November 21-22, 2019
  • Where: Antwerp, Belgium
NAV TechDays 2019

performance.now() 2019
“On 21st and 22nd of November the second performance.now() conference will take place in Amsterdam. This is a single track conference with sixteen world-class speakers covering today’s most important web performance insights.”

  • When: November 21-22, 2019
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
performance.now() 2019

Agile Tour Zürich 2019
“Agile Tour Zürich is part of Agile Tour, a series of not-for-profit Agile conferences. In 94 cities across 35 countries, Agile Tour conferences gather thousands of participants each year from September to December since 2008. Agile Tour Montreal is the biggest Agile Tour in the world with more than 1500 participants. In Switzerland, this year, there is also Agile Tour Lausanne. Having successfully launched Agile Tour in Zürich in 2018, the organising team aims for another success this year.”

  • When: November 22, 2019
  • Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Agile Tour Zürich 2019

Webclerks Community Conference 2019
“Webclerks is a non-profit association that supports the local community of web developers and designers in Vienna. We have organized the popular Webclerks Meetup since 2016. This year we put our heads together and tried something new: We've asked a bunch of talented folks who work on the web to come to Vienna, share their knowledge, talk to our community and have a good time. Fortunately, they accepted our invitation!”

  • When: November 25, 2019
  • Where: Vienna, Austria
Webclerks Community Conference 2019

Big Data Conference Europe 2019
“Big Data Conference Europe is a three-day conference with technical talks in the fields of Big Data, High Load, Data Science, Machine Learning and AI. Conference brings together developers, IT professionals and users to share their experience, discuss best practices, describe use cases and business applications related to their successes. The event is designed to educate, inform and inspire – organized by people who are passionate about Big Data and Data Exploration. We look forward to seeing you there!”

  • When: November 26-28, 2019
  • Where: Vilnius, Lithuania
Big Data Conference Europe 2019

Insurtech Insights - Hong Kong 2019
“Our community is one of the leading Insurtech communities, connecting you to the industry leading innovative thinking being generated around the globe. With attendees from established Insurtech companies to C-level Executives from leading Insurance Carriers, Reinsurers, Investors and innovating Start-up businesses.”

  • When: November 27-28, 2019
  • Where: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Insurtech Insights - Hong Kong 2019

UK Illustration Championships 2019 LIVE
“Be part of the UK ILLUSTRATION CHAMPIONSHIPS! Artists battle head-to-head in LIVE 60 minute bouts to create an A2 illustration inspired by a recent news headline. Watch the world’s top illustrators compete, witness a clash of styles and see their creations unfold as we crown the UK No.1!”

  • When: November 29- December 1, 2019
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
UK Illustration Championships 2019 LIVE

JS Conf Armenia 2019
“JS Conf Armenia is an all-JavaScript conference, gathering JS technology enthusiasts in one place to share knowledge, skills, to network, and just to have fun.”

  • When: November 30, 2019
  • Where: Yerevan, Armenia
JS Conf Armenia 2019

December 2019

dotCSS 2019
“We want to bring an unheard-of, TED-like level of quality to tech conferences. Ever been to an average conference with 6 parallel sessions and unprepared speakers? Did you spend the day (or the week!) on your laptop doing something else? If so, you understand the need for a reboot. We will bring you the best speakers in their fields. Invite them on the best stages Paris has to offer. Make you enjoy tech conferences like you never did!”

  • When: December 4, 2019
  • Where: Paris, France
dotCSS 2019

KotlinConf 2019
“KotlinConf 2019 will take place in Copenhagen on December 4th through to 6th (Wed-Fri). KotlinConf is a conference, providing deep-dive technical content on Kotlin. This is the third year for the event, with the first two having sold out.”

  • When: December 4-6, 2019
  • Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
KotlinConf 2019

dotJS 2019
“The world's largest JavaScript conference dotJS is coming back in 2019 and for first time it will be a 2-day conference! Day 1 (Dec 5) will be all about Frontend development (UI frameworks, browsers, ...) Day 2 (Dec 6) will be about Backend development and JavaScript as a language (Node.js, ES2019, compilers, ...) We will continue inviting the best and brightest hackers in the community to explore new horizons. You can expect a few surprises & more than 1400 new friends to make!”

  • When: December 5, 2019
  • Where: Paris, France
dotJS 2019

The Lead Developer Berlin 2019
“Building better technical leaders. Join us in December to get inspired and learn the techniques you can use to develop yourself and your team. This is an international conference series, designed with the needs and pain points of technical leaders in mind. The conference features inspiring stories and practical advice on leading and managing technical teams based on the themes of teams, tech and tools. Attendees are Tech Leads, Senior Engineers, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, and CTOs, or those looking to move into those roles, from a wide range of industries including software, fintech, healthcare, and e-commerce.”

  • When: December 6, 2019
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
The Lead Developer Berlin 2019

React Day Berlin 2019
“Take part in the exploration of the React universe! Focusing on in-depth talks, hands-on workshops, and finding new opportunities, React Day Berlin conference provides space for everyone to make friends and develop stellar apps together. Join or third edition in 2019 to celebrate all things React and meet engineers caring about their craft alike.”

  • When: December 6, 2019
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
React Day Berlin 2019

An Event Apart San Francisco 2019
“An Event Apart San Francisco is a three-day conference with 17 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more, giving you deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next.”

  • When: December 9-11, 2019
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
An Event Apart San Francisco 2019

January 2020

Predictive Maintenance 2020
“The premier Predictive Maintenance 2020 conference, exhibition and networking forum brings together leading smart utility maintenance leaders from across Europe for an intensive review of the latest utility maintenance case-studies. Over three intensive days you will get the opportunity to hear from 14+ TSOs and DSOs on how they have made the business case for predictive maintenance, implemented a range of tools and technologies to manage new data intensive maintenance processes, optimised their maintenance schedules to reduce TOTEX, and planned for the integration of new technologies such as AI & ML, LIDAR & UAV, Digital Twin, Blockchain to take their maintenance strategies to the next level.”

  • When: January 14-16, 2020
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Predictive Maintenance 2020

HalfStack Phoenix 2020
“An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development. The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. Hosted by London's longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack is coming to Phoenix for the first time. HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An intimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another; maximum capacity for HalfStack Phoenix is 170 attendees.”

  • When: January 17, 2020
  • Where: Phoenix, AZ, USA
HalfStack Phoenix 2020

2020 ICNSE Smart City & Intelligent ICT @ Nagoya, Japan
“The 9th International Congress on Natural Science and Engineering (ICNSE) will be held from January 20 to 22 in Nagoya, Japan. World’s scholars, professionals and researchers interested in creating a better future will gather in the congress and discuss the development, technologies of smart cities and its impacts on natural sciences.”

  • When: January 20-22, 2020
  • Where: Nagoya, Japan
2020 ICNSE Smart City & Intelligent ICT @ Nagoya, Japan

Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference Tokyo 2020
“An event for Designers, Web Developers and Digital Dreamers. Every year Awwwards holds conferences in different iconic cities all over the world, from Los Angeles, New York and London, to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris, our events unite the best agencies and thought leaders in the world of digital design.”

  • When: January 23-24, 2020
  • Where: Tokyo, Japan
Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference Tokyo 2020

Covalence Conference 2020
“Covalence is an independent, hand-crafted, single-day and single-track conference about building desktop apps with Electron, Node.js and JavaScript. Join us for an exciting look at the future of Electron and JavaScript on the desktop, a chance to meet the community, and a day of inspiration and fun.”

  • When: January 24, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Covalence Conference 2020

NDC London 2020
“NDC London will offer a combination of talks, lightning talks, workshops, and panels. In the previous years NDC has been primarily focused on .NET, frontend and agile, but as the .NET developers world has changed, so has NDC.”

  • When: January 27-31, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
NDC London 2020

February 2020

JSConf Hawaiʻi 2020
“A two day, single track conference dedicated to web development, JavaScript and building a community. Join us for our second annual JavaScript conference, coming February 2020 at the Alohilani Resort! Listen to our panel of amazing speakers, meet new people, and enjoy the activities Hawaiʻi has to offer!”

  • When: February 5-7, 2020
  • Where: Honolulu, HI, USA
JSConf Hawaiʻi 2020

Sunshine PHP Developer Conference 2020
“The SunshinePHP Developer Conference is hosted by the South Florida PHP community (SoFloPHP) in Miami, Florida from February 6th - 8th, 2020, and you're invited! We'll host some of the best speakers, awesome talk topics, latest technologies, and up to date news in PHP. And don't forget our Hack-a-thon and Uncon'ference, as well as a great hallway track! The conference has something for every level of PHP developer. We start on February 6th with a full day of 8 PHP related tutorials and workshops that are each 3 hours of in-depth information. Next we follow that with 2 days on February 7th and 8th containing 5 keynote/general session and 30 PHP talks over 3 tracks.”

  • When: February 6-8, 2020
  • Where: Miami, FL, USA
Sunshine PHP Developer Conference 2020

Flashback Conference 2020
“Flashback Conference looks at new and cutting-edge web development, browser APIs and developer tooling, but adds the understanding how they’ve evolved from early HTML, JavaScript and a dependency on plugins like Flash to the web of today. Flashback Conference will feature 2 days and approximately 15 speakers who are experts in the field of front-end development.”

  • When: February 10-11, 2020
  • Where: Orlando, FL, USA
Flashback Conference 2020

DeveloperWeek 2020
“DeveloperWeek 2020 is San Francisco’s largest developer conference & event series with dozens of week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2020 Conference & Expo, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1000+ attendee tech hiring expo, and a series of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco! Because DeveloperWeek covers all new technologies, our conference and workshops invite you to get intro lessons (or advanced tips and tricks) on technologies like VR Dev, Artificial Intelligence Dev, Blockchain Dev, IoT Dev, Serverless technology, Microservices technology, new JavaScript frameworks, and more.”

  • When: February 12-16, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
DeveloperWeek 2020

PHP UK Conference 2019
“PHP UK is pleased to announce the 15th Annual PHP UK conference; a 2-day event with 3 great tracks held at at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London. With over 700 delegates, speakers, and sponsors, PHP UK conference aims to deliver fantastic up-to-date content about PHP and related web technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with international speakers and delegates, which makes the event one you won't want to miss.”

  • When: February 19-21, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
PHP UK Conference 2019

Devopsdays Guadalajara 2020
“Hosted in the historical city of Guadalajara, DevOpsDays will take place on Thursday, February 20th and Friday February 21st at the ITESO University. From startups to large corporations, Guadalajara will be home to the awesome mexican tech community where the schedule will consist of a mixture of single-track presentations, lightning talks, and collaboration spaces (open spaces). We hope you join us to the very first DevOpsDays conference in Mexico that brings development and operations together.”

  • When: February 20-21, 2020
  • Where: Guadalajara, Mexico
Devopsdays Guadalajara 2020

RubyConf AU 2020
“Our yearly gathering where we share knowledge about the Ruby programming language, and celebrate the Australian and broader Ruby community. With a mixture of local and international speakers, there will be two day of talks. We'll cover topics that interest, excite, and delight Rubyists and the Ruby-curious of all levels. There will also be social events hosted where you will get the opportunity to meet like-minded people!”

  • When: February 20-21, 2020
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia
RubyConf AU 2020

OWASP New Zealand Day 2020
“OWASP New Zealand Day is a one-day conference dedicated to information security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications. There will be two streams throughout the day. The first stream will include introductory talks on application and information security topics, as well as on policy, compliance, and risk management. The second stream will primarily address deeper technical topics.”

  • When: February 21, 2020
  • Where: Auckland, New Zealand
PHP UK Conference 2019

BSidesSF 2019
“BSidesSF 2020 will be held February 22-24, 2020; Workshops on February 22, Conference Talks February 23-24. Preparations are already in the works to make our 10-year anniversary our best BSidesSF yet!”

  • When: February 22-24, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
BSidesSF 2019

Devopsdays Charlotte 2020
“From startups to the big banks, Charlotte is home to an awesome tech community. We’re proud to bring back DevOpsDays Charlotte for the fourth time! DevOpsDays Charlotte will bring 250+ development, operations, security, and management professionals together to discuss the culture, processes, and tools to enable better organizations and innovative products. The schedule will consist of a mixture of single-track presentations, lightning talks, and the Open Space format that DevOpsDays is known for. We will also be doing the crowd favorite Ignite Karaoke! Ticket price includes breakfast and lunch both days, as well as a post-conference event at the end of day one. We have some surprises in store as well!”

  • When: February 27-28, 2020
  • Where: Charlotte, NC, USA
Devopsdays Charlotte 2020

BOB 2020
“Are you interested in technologies beyond the mainstream that are a pleasure to use and effective at getting the job done? BOB is the forum for developers, architects and builders to explore and discover the best tools available today for building software. Our goal is for all participants to leave the conference with new ideas to improve development back at the ranch. We are committed to diversity: We aim at exploring a wide range of tools in a welcoming and friendly crowd of diverse people. To that end, a number of support options for participants from groups under-represented in tech are available.”

  • When: February 28, 2020
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
BOB 2020

March 2020

Workshop Summit
“Workshop Summit is a new non-profit community event happening in Brussels. The format is simple: 1-day workshops on different trendy technologies by experts in the field and active members of the community. Confirmed topics include: Golang, Continuous Delivery, React, VueJS, Angular & RxJS, Tensorflow.JS and ML, Azure, Software Architecture, UX Mobile, SVG Animation, Openshift, Ionic, Quarkus, GraphQL, and .NET Core.”

  • When: March 2-6, 2020
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium
Workshop Summit

NO/BS Conference
“NO/BS is a "Digital Reality Check", created out of frustration (by agency owner Jason Soultan) from attending too many conferences with weak content. NO/BS is the event that (Jason) always wanted to attend, but never really found. A place where like-minded people can get together, listen to some amazing stories and cut through all the.... BS. NO/BS is hosted at The Forum Melbourne March 11th-13th, 2020.”

  • When: March 11-13, 2020
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia
NO/BS Conference

Java Day Istanbul 2020
“Java Day Istanbul is one of the most effective international community driven software conference of Turkey organised by Istanbul Java User Group. The conference helps developers to learn the newest technologies about Java, Web, Mobile, Big DATA, Cloud, DevOps, Agile and Future. Java Day Istanbul also helps developers, tech companies, and startups to establish good network among them.”

  • When: March 14, 2020
  • Where: Istanbul, Turkey
Java Day Istanbul 2020

WebCraftConf 2020
“A boutique conference held in Kingston, Jamaica. WebCraftConf is for developers, by developers, dedicated to building better web software through improving our understanding, processes, practices and tools.”

  • When: March 14-15, 2020
  • Where: Kingston, Jamaica
WebCraftConf 2020

CityJS Conference 2020
“CityJS Conference is a JavaScript festival across London, a joint event from the London's JavaScript meetups, including London JS Community, JS Monthly, Halfstack and Node User Group. This is a fantastic opportunity for the JavaScript community, and for those aiming to stay in touch with the industry, be updated on innovative changes around the industry and JS as an entity, absorb knowledge while you can hop on and off thought-provoking workshops and talks this is possibly the most central and reasonably priced event to attend in London.”

  • When: March 27, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
CityJS Conference 2020

DevConf Cape Town 2020
“DevConf is a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually. The aim of the conference is to provide software developers a buffet of tools, practices and principles applicable to tackling current and future challenges in the South African software development environment. It's an event where attendees can learn, network and be inspired regardless of their specific technology stack and programming language of choice.”

  • When: March 31, 2020
  • Where: Cape Town, South Africa
DevConf Cape Town 2020

April 2020

ScanAgile 2020
“The presentations and workshops are suitable for developers, scrum masters, product owners, team leaders, agile coaches, project and program managers, management consultants as well as executives.”

  • When: April 1-2, 2020
  • Where: Helsinki, Finland
ScanAgile 2020

DevConf Johannesburg 2020
“DevConf is a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually. The aim of the conference is to provide software developers a buffet of tools, practices and principles applicable to tackling current and future challenges in the South African software development environment. It's an event where attendees can learn, network and be inspired regardless of their specific technology stack and programming language of choice.”

  • When: April 2, 2020
  • Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
DevConf Johannesburg 2020

UXinsight 2020
“UXinsight is an international event for UX research professionals and anyone interested in UX research. This years’ theme focusses on the creative part of UX research. UX research is a field born in academia, but most UX researchers work in the creative field functioning as a bridge between technology and people. In our increasingly fast and agile working environments we need to be even more creative to deliver solid research. Let’s celebrate creativity together!”

  • When: April 6-7, 2020
  • Where: Breda, Netherlands
UXinsight 2020

The Lead Developer New York 2020
“The Lead Developer New York is a two-day conference packed full of inspirational and practical sessions from the world’s top technical leaders, focussed around three core themes: teams, tech and tools. Engineering leaders learn to nurture high performing teams, apply the best tech and tools for the job, and thrive as they meet the challenges of software engineering leadership.”

  • When: April 7-8, 2020
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
The Lead Developer New York 2020

JS Kongress 2020
“The focus of JS Kongress on April 15-16 2020 is Scaling JS – Pushing the Limits: Massive Platforms, Data-Driven Architectures, and Modern APIs. The #DeepTrack is about all things JavaScript. YOU create the program!”

  • When: April 15-16, 2020
  • Where: Munich, Germany
JS Kongress 2020

NDC Porto 2020
“NDC Porto 2020 is a 4 day event with workshops 21-22 April followed by a 2 day conference 23-24 April. From 21-24 April 2020, NDC Porto will offer a combination of talks, lightning talks and panels.”

  • When: April 21-24, 2020
  • Where: Porto, Portugal
NDC Porto 2020

UX Healthcare London 2020
“We live in a world of constant change. Technology is evolving more rapidly than anyone would have ever thought. In healthcare, this change is not embraced as much as in other industries. Most healthcare systems weren’t designed for this world. With UX Healthcare we aim to make a difference, because better design is needed in the healthcare industry. From clinicians, healthcare insurances to hospital equipment manufacturers - our goal is to help healthcare across the world to implement the best user experiences possible.”

  • When: April 22-24, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
UX Healthcare London 2020

Uphill Conf 2020
“Uphill Conf is a two days conference on top of Mount Gurten with awesome speakers and unique workshops. Learn about the latest trends in frontend web technologies in an inspiring, open environment. Meet and connect with our speakers and other like-minded, passionate developers.”

  • When: April 23-24, 2020
  • Where: Bern, Switzerland
Uphill Conf 2020

HalfStack Charlotte 2020
“An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development. The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. Hosted by London's longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack is coming to Charlotte for the first time. HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment. HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An initimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another; maximum capacity for HalfStack Charlotte is 200 attendees.”

  • When: April 24, 2020
  • Where: Charlotte, NC, USA
HalfStack Charlotte 2020

beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2020
“This is number 10! Ten editions of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf. Join us to celebrate 10 years of creativity, inspiration, learning and meeting with a lovely group of people each and every year. The main conference is taking place on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th and as usual we have a lot of other things planned around those dates with side events and workshops. I am planning some special surprises for the 10th edition. Not sure what it is going to be, but let’s find out...”

  • When: April 27-29, 2020
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany
beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2020

Where Are You Going?

If you’re planning to attend any of these events, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. What are you most excited about? What are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

By the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of conferences and workshops! We’d love to welcome you there!

Smashing Editorial (jc, ms, il)