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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (October 2018 – January 2019)

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.

A warm welcome to the 5th SmashingConf in New York! Explore new things in front-end and UX design: everything from Progressive Web Apps to Font Loading Best Practices, Performance Optimization, CSS & SVG tricks & techniques, to stakeholder-friendly design workflows, and how to convince your clients the right way. It doesn’t get more practical than that!

SmashingConf New York (October 23-24, 2018)

The SmashingCat is filming something. SmashingConf New York 23-24 of October, 2018
“Coming to Smashing Conferences fundamentally changed how I develop websites.”

Ryan Chittenden, Director of Web Development, Fuego Digital Media

Taking place in amazing New York City on October 23-24, with 15 knowledgeable speakers, 8 practical workshops and a broad range of topics with everything web. We’d love to see you there! ;-)

Register for three days and save $100 off the cost of registering separately for the conference and the workshop. Check the speakers →

Enough for the plug, now let’s dive into our list for October throughout January.

October 2018

Web Unleashed 2018
“Drive your career to the forefront by learning the latest tools, techniques and technologies in front-end web development. If you’re a front-end developer, or aspire to be one, then you know how quickly the space changes. By attending Web Unleashed, you will get up-to-date on the skills to push you ahead in your career. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded professionals.”

  • When: October 1-2, 2018
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
Web Unleashed 2018

SecTor 2018
“Illuminating the Black Art of Security. Now entering its 12th year, SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals and Managers to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors.”

  • When: October 1-3, 2018
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
SecTor 2018

Techorama 2018
“Techorama is a yearly international technology conference. We target to welcome 1000 attendees for the first edition of Techorama in the Netherlands, a healthy mix between developers, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals. Our commitment is to create a unique conference experience with quality content and the best speaker line-up. The first Dutch edition will take place on October 2 & 3 with pre-con workshops on October 1 2018.”

  • When: October 1-3, 2018
  • Where: Ede, Netherlands
Techorama 2018

Lean Agile Scotland 2018
“Lean Agile Scotland brings together some of the most engaging minds in the community, to share ideas and help generate new ones. Returning for its 7th year, Lean Agile Scotland will provide three days of inspiring learning from a dynamic mix of stimulating keynotes and practitioners working on the front line of the industry.”

  • When: October 3-5, 2018
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK
Lean Agile Scotland 2018

KotlinConf 2018
“KotlinConf 2018 will take place in Amsterdam on October 3rd to the 5th (Workshops on 3rd, Conference 4th-5th). KotlinConf is a community event focused on the programming language Kotlin. This is the second year for the event, with the first year having sold out with 1200 people attending.”

  • When: October 3-5, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
KotlinConf 2018

Fronteers Conference 2018
“Fronteers Conference is one of Europe’s premiere conferences on front-end web development, organised in Amsterdam yearly since 2008. To accommodate many more people, we're taking Fronteers Conference to a new venue right in the heart of Amsterdam. The beautiful DeLaMar Theater will host us this year. We're bringing our catering and Wi-Fi experts with us, so the connectivity and food will be as good as ever. The DeLaMar has space for more than 900 people, so there is plenty of room to bring your colleagues along -- and to not have to rush when ordering tickets.”

  • When: October 4-5, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fronteers Conference 2018

Reacticon V2 2018
“PWA (Progressive Web Apps) is coming to Magento and is expected to be part of Magento 2.3 (summer 2018). And slowly the new stack is revealed: React, JSX, Redux. As a Magento developer, it is important to keep yourself updated on these changes. This is why Reacticon is here to help you: A conference to bring you up to speed on radical changes in the future. We help you become a Magento/PWA ninja.”

  • When: October 4-5, 2018
  • Where: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Reacticon V2 2018

Paris Web 2018
“The French conference for people who make the web. Since 2006, Paris Web is the unmissable event for French-speaking professionals on the Web. The Paris Web conferences and workshops are organized by the Paris-Web non-profit association.”

  • When: October 4-6, 2018
  • Where: Paris, France
Paris Web 2018

CONFRONT 2018
“CONFRONT is a day about dev and design. It is an interactive full day conference in Malmö dedicated to front-end, focusing on the dialogue between developers and designers. CONFRONT believes in developers and designers as equal parts of the creative process when we talk about and practice front-end. We want to highlight the idea that both should be seen as creators and the importance of dialogue between them. We believe dialogue arise through meetings, which is why we want to create a meeting spot for developers and designers. A place for communication and inspiration. A place to agree and confront ideas about static, separate creator roles. Finally, a place to bring the strong community we believe we have in the region closer together.”

  • When: October 5, 2018
  • Where: Malmo, Sweden
CONFRONT 2018

ReactJS Day 2018
“React.js is the JavaScript library developed by Facebook and Instagram to create fast and reusable user interfaces. Introducing new development paradigms and best practices to the frontend, it has gathered a large and active community of developers. The conference is organized by GrUSP, the organizers of jsDay, in partnership with FEVR.”

  • When: October 5, 2018
  • Where: Verona, Italy
ReactJS Day 2018

WebCamp Zagreb 2018
“WebCamp Zagreb is a technology oriented conference for developers & designers, which attracted over 800 professionals and entrepreneurs in 2017. and promises to reach similar numbers this year.”

  • When: October 5-6, 2018
  • Where: Zagreb, Croatia
WebCamp Zagreb 2018

ScotlandPHP 2018
“We’re pleased to announce our conference, ScotlandPHP should be one of the best PHP conferences where community members from around the world come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development.”

  • When: October 6, 2018
  • Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
ScotlandPHP 2018

The Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018
“From the latest tools and industry best practices to finance and robotics, the Artificial Intelligence Conference explores the most pressing issues in intelligence engineering and applied AI.”

  • When: October 8-11, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
The Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018

We Love Speed 2018
“At last, a French event dedicated to web performance! Created by and for the webperf community, We love Speed was born from the desire to share as widely as possible knowledge and experience about webperf. Web professionals, e-commerce and webperf experts, this event is for you! Decision makers, developers… let's meet for a day, and maybe a few evenings, in one of the most beautiful cities in France, to discuss web performance: its challenges, its implementation, its stakeholders but also the organization of the companies that implement it.”

  • When: October 9, 2018
  • Where: Bordeaux, France
We Love Speed 2018

Leading Design 2018
“A conference for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or instilling a culture of design within their organisations. Listen to leaders from Facebook, Buzzfeed, IBM Design Studio and Vine discuss the challenges of managing design, and becoming a better design leader.”

  • When: October 10-12, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
Leading Design 2018

UX-DAY Mannheim 2018
“In a meanwhile more than ten-year-old tradition, the UX-DAY will take place in Mannheim from the 10th to the 12th of October. The three-day event will feature an extensive program for representatives from a variety of digital industries. The focus is on lectures and workshops by renowned experts on the topic of user experience in e-commerce, industry and marketing. At the UX-DAY WARM-UP PARTY on the 10th of October in the inno.space of the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, visitors can directly enter into a pleasant networking environment.”

  • When: October 10-12, 2018
  • Where: Mannheim, Germany
UX-DAY Mannheim 2018

MidwestUX Conference 2018
“Midwest UX (MWUX) is an organization promoting User Experience (UX) Design in the Midwest region. We produce an annual conference hosted by a different Midwest city each year.”

  • When: October 11-13, 2018
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
MidwestUX Conference 2018

GDG DevFest Ukraine 2018
“On the edge of Android, Web and Cloud. GDG DevFest Ukraine brings together people who shape the future of Android, Web and Cloud technologies for 2 days of sessions, workshops and networking. Described by many as 'Google I/O of Ukraine', our team creates DevFest to be the best place for inspiration and experience sharing.”

  • When: October 12-13, 2018
  • Where: Lviv, Ukraine
GDG DevFest Ukraine 2018

Hackference 2018
“Hackference is your chance to learn and play with something completely different. We’re looking for talks that introduce us to new and fun things that we can hack with. Whether it’s a new technology or a new way of using something familiar. Our emphasis is on talks that teach an audience of software developers something new in a fun way. The conference is on the Friday and then at the weekend we’ll hack together using the things we learned together the previous day. This is your chance to learn, build, share.”

  • When: October 12-14, 2018
  • Where: Birmingham, UK
Hackference 2018

DevSpace Conference 2018
“North Alabama's Premier Polyglot Technology Conference DevSpace is an annual developer’s conference that takes place in Huntsville, Alabama. Fueled by extensive space and missile research and a vibrant, emerging start-up culture, Huntsville is a market poised and ready to burst onto the national stage. Technological interests run the gamut of every language. As such, DevSpace aims to cater to this entire atmosphere. DevSpace wants to offer talks on a variety of languages, offering attendees the ability to improve their skills within their daily technology of choice and the ability to become familiar with new technologies. Combine this with talks on soft skills and processes, DevSpace will provide an outstanding value to the attendees.”

  • When: October 12-13, 2018
  • Where: Huntsville, AL, USA
DevSpace Conference 2018

RuhrJS 2018
“The RuhrJS is an annual, community-driven JavaScript conference and the first of its kind in the metropolitan Ruhr Area in Germany. First held in 2016, the RuhrJS brings together an international line-up of renowned speakers with 200 JavaScript developers from all over the globe, creating a forum for developers to connect with companies and one another. We aim to foster a vibrant developer community and thereby strengthen our region's role in the tech industry. Our vision is to contribute to the digital transition of the Ruhr Area. We want to do our bit in making the region more attractive for everyone who is enthusiastic about JavaScript programming.”

  • When: October 13-14, 2018
  • Where: Bochum, Germany
RuhrJS 2018

DjangoCon San Diego 2018
“Join us for six days of inspiration, education, and networking opportunities. Learn from Django's Brightest Every conference is packed with talks and workshops by Django veterans and enthusiastic first-time presenters. Participants are expected to be respectful to each other. DjangoCon US is a welcoming environment.”

  • When: October 14-19, 2018
  • Where: San Diego, CA, USA
DjangoCon San Diego 2018

SaaStock Dublin 2018
“The Global Gathering of SaaS Leaders SaaStock is building a community of trailblazers from around the world to support and educate one another. For 2018, we are welcoming 3,000+ founders, executives and investors for an intimate three-day gathering. SaaStock18 will be the single best place for learning, networking and showcasing your SaaS.”

  • When: October 15-17, 2018
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland
SaaStock Dublin 2018

Mirror Conf 2018
“Mirror Conf is a conference designed to empower designers and front-end developers who have a thirst for knowledge and want to broaden their horizons. It aims to create the perfect set to blur the differences between these two worlds and point towards a more collaborative future.”

  • When: October 15-19, 2018
  • Where: Braga, Portugal
Mirror Conf 2018

Kafka Summit San Francisco 2018
“Discover the World of Streaming Data As streaming platforms become central to data strategies, companies both small and large are re-thinking their architecture with real-time context at the forefront. Monoliths are evolving into Microservices. Data-centers are moving to the cloud. What was once a ‘batch’ mindset is quickly being replaced with stream processing as the demands of the business impose more and more real-time requirements on developers and architects. This revolution is transforming industries. What started at companies like LinkedIn, Uber, Netflix and Yelp has made its way to countless others in a variety of sectors. Today, thousands of companies across the globe build their businesses on top of Apache Kafka®. The developers responsible for this revolution need a place to share their experiences on this journey.”

  • When: October 16-17, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Kafka Summit San Francisco 2018

7in7 Digital Nomad Conference 2018
“EXCLUSIVELY for experienced nomads! Only people who have been location independent for more than a year can join the 7in7 family. We curate content for those of us who’ve been nomads for 3, 7, or even 15+ years. An intimate space. Attendance is capped at 100 nomads to allow you to truly connect with speakers, founders, panelists, volunteers, and fellow attendees. Less sitting, more engaging. We prioritize community-building with more small-scale breakout sessions and meetups, less sitting quietly in big theaters. A whole week of content. From small meetups and epic parties to intensive workshops and challenging talks, the week is jam-packed with valuable events!”

  • When: October 16-23, 2018
  • Where: Medellin, Columbia
Kafka Summit San Francisco 2018

Signal 2018
“SIGNAL is where the best & brightest come together for a conversation about the future of communications technology. 80 Sessions of peer-to-peer learning. Breakout Sessionswhere you'll learn about all aspects of Twilio. Everything from how to use a specific product, to how companies are using Twilio to drive their business roadmap.”

  • When: October 17-18, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Signal 2018

CycleConf 2018
“We are really excited to announce CycleConf 2018, a 3-day hackathon and nonference, for JavaScript developers. This year we are doing a nonference. This means we will not have a speaker lineup prepared, but during the nonference there will be plenty of opportunity for the attendants to share their Cycle JS knowledge, insights, hopes, and aspirations. We hope creating an open space for sharing, combined with our traditional hackathon on the side will give every attendant unique insights that they can take home.”

  • When: October 17-19, 2018
  • Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
CycleConf 2018

CONNECT.TECH 2018
“CONNECT.TECH is the Southeast’s premier annual conference dedicated to JavaScript, Web and Mobile related technologies, tools, and frameworks. CONNECT.TECH will feature presentations and workshops from global technology and thought leaders as well as local community speakers. The 2017 event had 1100 people and we are planning for 1500 total people for 2018. Ticket fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, after-parties, tshirts, entry into raffle prizes and more!”

  • When: October 17-19, 2018
  • Where: Atlanta, GA, USA
CONNECT.TECH 2018

DevSecOps London 2018
“We are returning to CodeNode once again for 2 days packed with the latest insights, inspiration and practical take aways about DevSecOps! Learn how to implement security in the overall development process – from the supply chain to the customer experience.”

  • When: October 18-19, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
DevSecOps London 2018

Talk UX Boston 2018
“Talk UX is an annual, international design and technology conference led by women. This event is hosted by Ladies That UX, a global non-profit organization that has created an international community of inspiring supportive women in tech. Talk UX is a platform to promote the contribution of women in UX. It celebrates the exciting and innovative work women are doing within the industry, while remaining informal, supportive and encouraging. The conference will examine the different areas comprising user experience, from research to data schema, and show the breadth of knowledge of women in UX and their impact on the field.”

  • When: October 18-19, 2018
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
Talk UX Boston 2018

Swift by Northwest 2018
“A focused learning experience for Swift, iOS, and macOS developers. The Swift language is evolving rapidly, and so are related frameworks and libraries. How is an iOS or Mac developer to keep up with the latest tools, trends, and techniques? One great way is to join us in Portland, next fall, for the second annual Swift by Northwest conference! At Swift by Northwest, you'll be learning from some of the best technical presenters in the Apple developer community, in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Don't miss this unique opportunity.”

  • When: October 18-20, 2018
  • Where: Portland, OR, USA
Swift by Northwest 2018

NUX7
“NUX7 is an all-day event in Manchester focussed on how an understanding of people can help you define, design, and build better experiences, on the web and beyond. With international speakers from some of the biggest digital brands, the day will provide a wealth of practical experience you can apply right away.”

  • When: October 19, 2018
  • Where: Manchester, UK
NUX7

IndieWebCamp Nuremberg 2018
“The third IndieWebCamp in Nuremberg, but just one of many IndieWebCamps around the world! The importance of owning your data is getting more awareness. To grow it and help people gettings started, we're meeting for a bar-camp like collaboration in Nuremberg for two days of brainstorming, working, teaching, helping.”

  • When: October 20-21, 2018
  • Where: Nuremberg, Germany
IndieWebCamp Nuremberg 2018

LavaCon New Orleans 2018
“The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference started in Hawaii (hence our name) to give content strategists, documentation managers, and senior content professionals an opportunity to get away from the office and tend to their professional development. Our mission: To help content developers embrace rapidly changing technology and customer demographics, To connect organizations experiencing content challenges with the consulting, translation, and tool vendors who can help,To create a community where content professionals can collaborate and advance the field as a whole.”

  • When: October 21-24, 2018
  • Where: New Orleans, LA, USA
LavaCon New Orleans 2018

SmashingConf New York

Explore everything from Progressive Web Apps to Font Loading Best Practices, Performance Optimization, CSS & SVG tricks & techniques, to stakeholder-friendly design workflows, and how to convince your clients the right way. It doesn’t get more practical than that!

Taking place in amazing New York City on October 23-24, with 15 knowledgeable speakers, 8 practical workshops and a broad range of topics with everything web. We’d love to see you there! ;-)

The SmashingCat is filming something. SmashingConf New York 23-24 of October, 2018

Register for three days and save $100 off the cost of registering separately for the conference and the workshop. Check the speakers →

  • When: October 22-23, 2018
  • Where: New York City, USA

Nordic APIs 2018 Platform Summit
“As we reach universal standardization through API-based communication, discover the standards and best practices that are relevant today and that will propel web API practice into the future. A curated international event featuring top API speakers from across the world.”

  • When: October 22-24, 2018
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Nordic APIs 2018 Platform Summit

GoLab 2018
“GoLab is the first Italian conference on Go. GoLab was created and yearly organized by Develer, the company who launched events like PyCon, EuroPython, LinuxLab, Better Software, Better Embedded, QtDay.”

  • When: October 22-23, 2018
  • Where: Florence, Italy
GoLab 2018

CIKM 2018
“The 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) takes place on October 22-26, 2018 at 'Lingotto', Turin, Italy. Our theme for 2018 is "From Big Data and Big Information to Big Knowledge". Strategically positioned at the intersection of research on the management of knowledge, information, and data, CIKM is uniquely situated to highlight technologies and insights that materialize the Big Data, Big Information and Big Knowledge vision of the future.”

  • When: October 22-26, 2018
  • Where: Turin, Italy
CIKM 2018

Caribbean Developers Conference 2018
“Caribbean Developers Conference is an exciting new event, being held in the Caribbean. It consists of one day of workshops and two days of content sessions. It is designed to bring together software professionals and entrepreneurs across languages, platforms, and industries. Participants will have opportunities to network, engage, and learn about trending and up-and-coming topics that are shaping the future of IT and business, today.”

  • When: October 24-26, 2018
  • Where: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Caribbean Developers Conference 2018

RubyConf MY 2018
“RubyConf MY is a 2 days, single-tracked technical conference for the Ruby programming language. The event features 20+ speakers and 300 #rubyfriends from across the globe.”

  • When: October 25-26, 2018
  • Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RubyConf MY 2018

View Source Conference 2018
“Mozilla invites front-end developers and designers to participate in this one-day, intimate, single-track conference. At View Source, we'll bring together visionary speakers to look at the web from technical and design perspectives, across platforms and devices.Join us at this great opportunity to network with like-minded people in a collaborative, inclusive environment.”

  • When: October 26, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
View Source Conference 2018

ReactiveConf 2018
“European-wide web & mobile development festival. ReactiveConf is a 3 day event in the heart of Europe made for functional developers. We are bringing world-class JS experts to let them share unique insights. 3 days of talks and workshops, 2 stages - Main and Discovery, 1000+ attendees and opportunities.”

  • When: October 29-31, 2018
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic
ReactiveConf 2018

November 2018

Productized Conference 2018
“We know that great products are hard to build, and just as difficult to manage. How can you improve your methods to make your processes easier and more efficient? For the fourth year in a row, we are organizing Productized Conference, where we hope to find the answers to this and other questions, with the goal of building better products. During 2 full days of workshops and talks product related professionals will be able to discuss their perspectives and share insights on how to build great products together with the leading minds in Product Thinking, Product Management, Product Design and Product Experience.”

  • When: November 1-2, 2018
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Productized Conference 2018

Web Directions Summit 2018
“Our field is constantly changing, where last year's cutting edge is this year's commonplace, and today's best practice is tomorrow's old hat. For well over a decade, we've tracked practices, patterns and technologies to keep our audience up to date. Web Directions Summit brings together the whole team, with two curated tracks, one focused on development and engineering, one focused on design. For this, we've brought together the finest minds at the intersection of technology and design, in an atmosphere unlike any other.”

  • When: November 1-2, 2018
  • Where: Sydney City, Australia
Web Directions Summit 2018

Vue Fes Japan 2018
“Vue.js is one of the very popular JavaScript frameworks in recent years. Started as an individual project by Mr. Evan You, developed as an open source software supporting the development of the Web front end by the development team structure of the core team, formation of user community and ecosystem. Following this excitement, I decided to hold Japan's largest Vue.js conference "Vue Fes Japan 2018" in the autumn of 2018. In addition to sessions by domestic and overseas famous speakers, we plan to set up a place where users can easily talk with each other. Let 's enjoy Vue.js together and let' s get excited!”

  • When: November 3, 2018
  • Where: Edo, Japan
Vue Fes Japan 2018

IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018
“The fourth IndieWebCamp in Berlin, but just one of many IndieWebCamps around the world! The importance of owning your data is getting more awareness. To grow it and help people gettings started, we're meeting for a bar-camp like collaboration in Nuremberg for two days of brainstorming, working, teaching, helping. Join us right before the Accessibility Club Conference 2018 and beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2018 and learn how to use open web technologies to empower and – maybe more importantly – encourage users to own their own content and identities.”

  • When: November 3-4, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018

NodeConf EU 2018
“A key Node.js event in Europe providing a forum for the Node.js Community”

  • When: November 4-7, 2018
  • Where: Kilkenny, Ireland
NodeConf EU 2018

Accessibility Club Conference 2018
“While the necessity and benefits of accessible services on the web are pretty obvious, web accessibility is still not a widespread practice. Common reasonsings range from putative additional efforts, tight budgets to the misbelief that "validity equals accessibilty". In many cases, however, it seems that the majority of developers simply has no clue where to start — which comes as no surprise as most of them have never gotten their hands on assistive technology. For 2018, Stefan and Joschi, the two times Berlin organiser team, decided to take it even one step further: They're excited (and admittedly a bit nervous) to invite you to the first ever full-day Accessibility Club Conference, scheduled for November 5th, 2018. They aim for ~150 attendees from all disciplines and knowledge levels, around 4 hand picked top-notch presenters, roughly the same number of shorter communtiy contributors ("mini talks") and a variety of both technical, educational and motivational topics.”

  • When: November 5, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Accessibility Club Conference 2018

beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2018
“beyond tellerrand is back in Berlin. For the fifth time, the friendly community event hosts their Berlin edition in the Admiralspalast. Join in for full-day workshops and side events like the Accessibility Club Conference on November 5th and two days with inspiring and motivating talks on November 6th and 7th. The event ends with a full-day letterpress workshop at Erik Spiekermann’s "Galerie p98a". Don’t forget to check the rest of the side events like the IndieWebCamp on November 3rd and 4th as well. ”

  • When: November 5-8, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Caribbean Developers Conference 2018

Web Summit 2018
“Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”. No conference has ever grown so large so fast. But we also pride ourselves in organising the “best technology conference on the planet”.”

  • When: November 5-8, 2018
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Web Summit 2018

AngularConnect 2018
“2 days • 5 tracks • 40+ speakers Join us for an Angular extravaganza packed with inspiring, practical and entertaining talks. On top of a world-class selection of speakers there will be quality workshops, games, great food and drink and masses of opportunities to connect with the Google core Angular team and the Angular community.”

  • When: November 6-7, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
AngularConnect 2018

Bring It, Together! 2018
“Bring IT, Together is a 3-day conference hosted by ECOO and OASBO-ICT. Also know as BIT, the conference is Ontario’s premier educational technology conference. Hundreds of educators from all over the province get together annually to learn and share best practice for the use of computing technology in the classroom. The conference has been running annually since 1979 and is currently held in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario.”

  • When: November 6-8, 2018
  • Where: Niagara Falls, Canada
Bring It, Together! 2018

Web Directions AI 2018
“A one day conference on the Technology, Business & Design of Artificial Intelligence Long a staple of futurists and science fiction authors, and the preserve of data scientists and machine learning experts, the promise of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing is now vastly more accessible via numerous "AI as a service" platforms. With AI APIs like those from IBM's Watson, Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure as well as numerous AI and machine learning startups, adding intelligence to our products and services online is inexpensive, and an order of magnitude less complex than it has been until recently. Web Directions AI takes place over a single, intensive day, and features real world experts in AI and machine learning, with actionable, usable ideas to help you explore these exciting new opportunities.”

  • When: November 7, 2018
  • Where: Sydney City, Australia
Web Directions AI 2018

DevRelCon London 2018
“Join professionals from across the world to learn and share about how to build developer communities and products that developers love. We'll have three days of developer relations, community, marketing and developer experience talks and networking. Whether you're building APIs, tools, communities or a developer go-to-market plan you need to be at DevRelCon London.”

  • When: November 7-8, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
DevRelCon London 2018

ffconf 2018
“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 8-9, 2018
  • Where: Brighton, UK
ffconf 2018

eCommerce conference nopCommerce Days 2018
“nopCommerce conference is going to be the 4th annual event for us, this time we expect 700+ attendees. All of them are eCommerce experts from different areas: online business owners, product managers, and software engineers. We invited speakers from world-known companies, such as Microsoft, HubSpot, Amazon and many-many others.”

  • When: November 8-9, 2018
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA
eCommerce conference nopCommerce Days 2018

NGINX Conf 2018
“The official event for all things NGINX: NGINX Conf is an event designed to help business ranging from those just getting started with modernizing hardware for legacy applications, all the way to those implementing service meshes for advanced microservices architectures. NGINX Conf is ideal for leaders and individual contributors of application development, IT operations, DevOps, and technical architecture. To ensure you get the most of the event, we've broken sessions into two tracks that ensure relevant content and networking opportunities for, NGINX Builders: Hands-on insights for developers, IT ops, and DevOps, NGINX Designers: Strategy and trends for architects and IT leaders.”

  • When: November 8-11, 2018
  • Where: Atlanta, GA, USA
NGINX Conf 2018

performance.now() 2018
“On 8th and 9th of November the inaugural performance.now() conference is happening in Amsterdam, a single track conference with sixteen world-class speakers covering today’s most important web performance insights. All sessions are geared toward delivering takeaway action items for teams creating fast web experiences across all devices. Selected by our program co-chairs Steve Souders and Tim Kadlec, our speakers will treat topics including JavaScript, CSS, PWAs & AMP, responsive design, image optimization, performance budgets, monitoring, browsers, mobile devices, custom fonts, and perceived performance.”

  • When: November 8-9, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
performance.now() 2018

dotJS 2018
“The largest JavaScript conference in Europe Come see the best developers worldwide speak on the most beautiful stages Paris has to offer. dotJS is coming back in 2018 with its sister conference dotCSS, in the same venue you all loved in 2017: The Dock Pullman! We will continue inviting the best and brightest of the JavaScript community to explore new horizons both on the frontend and the backend.”

  • When: November 9, 2018
  • Where: Paris, France
dotJS 2018

Expert Talks 2018
“Expert Talks is an annual conference that brings together practitioners from the software community to share technological innovations that drive modern businesses forward. It’s part of an initiative which brings local tech communities together, and is organised all over the world! You can find a list of all ExpertTalks Meetups here. We are seeking speakers for our upcoming 2018 edition. If you are an enthusiastic geek with experiences, stories and knowledge to share on the listed topics, please do get in touch with us.”

  • When: November 11, 2018
  • Where: Pune, India
Expert Talks 2018

RubyConf 2018
“We're ecstatic to bring this year's RubyConf to sunny Los Angeles. Immerse yourself in the latest Ruby content along with the city's history and grandeur at our wonderful venue, The Biltmore Hotel. We can't wait to see you!”

  • When: November 13-15, 2018
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
RubyConf 2018

ContainerConf 2018
“ContainerConf will take place alongside Continuous Lifecycle at the Congress Center Rosengarten between November 14 and 17, 2017. The conference wants to equip software developers, software architects, DevOps, administrators, project leads and IT strategists with knowledge of current containerisation methods and addresses the most important processes and tools for shipping high-quality software using Docker, Kubernetes & Co as well as its expanding ecosystem.”

  • When: November 13-16, 2018
  • Where: Mannheim, Germany
ContainerConf 2018

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018
“KubeCon + CloudNativeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join leading technologists from open source cloud native communities to further the advancement of cloud native computing.”

  • When: November 14-15, 2018
  • Where: Shanghai, China
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018

CascadiaJS 2018
“CascadiaJS is a conference for web developers, by web developers. It was started in 2012 by folks in the Pacific Northwest to better connect and celebrate the amazing work of the developers communities across the region. We have held CascadiaJS in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia and are returning to Seattle, where we started, for our 2018 event. We run CascadiaJS for the benefit of developers and the developer community. We care about helping people break into tech, learn new skills, meet interesting people and have fun with each other. We are proud to provide a platform for new and diverse voices in our industry.”

  • When: November 15-16, 2018
  • Where: Seattle, WA, USA
CascadiaJS 2018

HackConf 2018
“HackConf is Bulgaria’s premier “by developers, for developers" motivational and knowledge sharing event. Topics include all walks of software development, regardless of technology stack. HackConf 2018 lectures will be held in English.”

  • When: November 15-16, 2018
  • Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
HackConf 2018

JSConf Columbia 2018
“JSConf Colombia is non-profit community conference organized by volunteers of the ColJS community. ColJS is a "passion driven organization" working to promote JavaScript and its community growth in Colombia.”

  • When: November 16-17, 2018
  • Where: Medellin, Columbia
JSConf Columbia 2018

FrontMania 2018
“It's a pleasure to let you know that Rabobank and FrontMen are going to organize a crazy cool frontend conference for Frontend Maniacs together with the frontend community. The Conference will be held at the Rabobank head office, the 16th of November. As the name already suggests, the theme of the conference is about people who are crazy about working with Frontend technology.”

  • When: November 16, 2018
  • Where: Utrecht, Netherlands
FrontMania 2018

Material 2018
“Friday, November 16th, 2018, we're planning our second Material Conference. Currently, we're lining up speakers for the event, but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible so you could start planning. We've pushed the date back a bit to get away from the high-season. This makes it easier and cheaper for you to find flights and accommodations. Plus, mid-November will be past the fall equinox and creeping towards the winter solstice. This is great news for spotting the Aurora Borealis. ”

  • When: November 16, 2018
  • Where: Reykjavik, Iceland
Material 2018

Topconf Tallinn 2018
“Topconf Tallinn is a premier international software conference designed for Developers, Product Owners / Managers, Architects, Project Managers, Methods- and Process-Experts. Our speakers are authors, experts and practitioners across various areas of software development. Topconf Tallinn offers ideal opportunities for learning, networking and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, Mobile, .Net, OpenSource, Lean/Agile, Project Management, Architecture, New Languages & Process communities. Topconf Tallinn is part of the international Topconf Software Conferences.”

  • When: November 19-22, 2018
  • Where: Tallinn, Estonia
Topconf Tallinn 2018

GOTO Copenhagen 2018
“GOTO Copenhagen 2018 brings you world-class speakers to present with three full conference days and two days of workshops. These GOTO Copenhagen speakers are leading industry experts who will both inspire and help you learn the practical know-how to advance your skills! Furthermore we give you the opportunity to design your own conference: You can choose exactly which days you would like to attend - giving you a flexible ticket rather than a fixed package.”

  • When: November 19-23, 2018
  • Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
GOTO Copenhagen 2018

MUXL Conference 2018
“MUXL Annual Conference returns for its 4th iteration this November, to bring you insights from the best minds in User Experience (UX) and Design. The focus for 2018 is User-Centred Design and how new technologies are going to change the way we design, particularly around multiple modes of interaction with a system. Multimodal Design implies not just understanding different interfaces and touchpoints, but adopting this mindset into our organisation, leveraging the rapidly evolving advancements in the field. How can we Incorporate these technologies into our designs?”

  • When: November 20, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
MUXL Conference 2018

Pixel Pioneers Belfast 2018
“A one-day conference of practical and inspiring talks, featuring eight first-class speakers, preceded by a full-day workshop, plus side events.”

  • When: November 22-23, 2018
  • Where: Belfast, Ireland
Pixel Pioneers Belfast 2018

DevFest Vienna 2018
“DevFest Vienna is part of the GDG DevFest event series all around the world. GDG Vienna, JSUG and AndroidHeads Vienna bring to you this amazing conference. Awesome speakers and lots of fun! Join the afterparty with free drinks & entertainment! Relax after the sessions, win some prizes at the raffle, and socialize with peers from the developer community.”

  • When: November 24-25, 2018
  • Where: Vienna, Austria
DevFest Vienna 2018

FullStack Toronto 2018
“Diversity & Inclusion #fstoco is organized by a diverse group of individuals, and seeks to have a diverse line-up of speakers. We make sure that our event is a safe space for learning including gender non-binary washrooms and an enforced code of conduct. We also take great pride in attracting attendees from all around the world. Toronto is diverse and so should it’s leading tech event! Curated Content Our planning process starts with great quality content, we carefully select topics that you can go right back to work and start integrating into your existing stack. Those topics are laid out in the schedule so you get exposed to more than just your specialization and stack, then find amazing speakers to talk in those spots. This is a lot different than the traditional CFP process.”

  • When: November 29-30, 2018
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
FullStack Toronto 2018

React Day Berlin 2018
“React Day Berlin is a brand new event in the city, the first of its kind - a full day conference for engineers working with the React technology stack. Careful balance of practical and visionary talks from renowned speakers make React Day a unique place to meet and learn from the most forward-thinking international community members, influencers and open source maintainers.”

  • When: November 30, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
React Day Berlin 2018

December 2018

Clojure eXchange 2018
“If you're looking for the best place to learn about Clojure, Functional Programming and network with like-minded people, then the Clojure eXchange 2018 is the conference you simply can't miss! Meet with the world's leading experts, learn how to use Clojure in your team and discuss war stories with your peers. Join Clojure eXchange 2018, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the Clojure world. Thank you for making Clojure eXchange 2017 such an amazing conference! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we did! Find below some more information, and stay in the loop!”

  • When: December 3-4, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
Clojure eXchange 2018

NIPS 2018
“The Thirty-second Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. Following the conference, there are workshops which provide a less formal setting.”

  • When: December 3-8, 2018
  • Where: Montreal, Canada
NIPS 2018

January 2019

Nomad Summit 2018
“We’re inviting the most successful digital nomads to come share their business models, productivity tricks, travel hacks, and money making techniques in listener-friendly 40 minute TED-style talks! Come join us in the top digital nomad haven of the world, Chiang Mai, Thailand, where 400 experienced and aspiring location-independent entrepreneurs will gather from around the globe for a day of inspiring talks and networking.”

  • When: January 19, 2018
  • Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nomad Summit 2018

Where Are You Going?

If you’re planning to attend any of these events, we’d love to hear your thoughts! 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)