This post was updated on July 8, 2020, with new event details and pricing updates. Due to COVID-19, some events are postponed or canceled, and some are now virtual events.

When it comes to industry events for software developers, how’s an engineer to know which hackathons to hit and which buzzword-bingofests to miss?

To help you plan your travels in the months ahead, here’s our comprehensive, chronological, regularly updated (and just slightly opinionated) list of the most awesome events for software developers and engineers around the world.

July 2020


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Online event series

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, the NEXT Conference is canceled. Instead, conference organizers are offering a What’s NEXT live show series featuring international speakers, such as Douglas Rushkoff, Payal Arora, and Sohail Inayatullah

On July 9, Efosa Ojomo, co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty will talk about the three different types of innovation and the “Jobs to Be Done” theory, developed by late Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. Sign up for the series.

New Relic Nerd Day

AFRICA globe iconJuly 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT
Price: Free

This developer-focused live digital conference will cover a broad range of topics at varying levels for all skill sets. Get hands-on with powerful, advanced features, and learn the fundamentals for successful observability with New Relic One. You’ll learn how to explore data, extend the power of New Relic One through custom attributes and applications, automate DevOps workflows, and gain faster incident response with AIOps. Register today.

Devoxx France  

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Devoxx has been canceled.


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O’Reilly in-person conferences have been canceled.

September 2020

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Disrupt SF 2020

September 14-18, 2020
San Francisco, Calif.
Price: $95 – $445

Home of the legendary Startup Battlefield Competition, this is twhere the startup world gathers to see the present and future of tech in one place. Participation is free and open to all pre-Series A startups. If you’re one of the 20 companies chosen, you’ll receive advice, coaching, and the chance to pitch a panel of top-tier investors. There’s even a $100,000 cash prize someone will walk away with. Applications will open in Q2 2020. Startup Alley—where hundreds of early-stage startups showcase their talent and technology to attendees, investors, and members of the press—is where you’ll get to check out tomorrow’s household names across all verticals and categories. This year’s speakers and judges include Cyan Banister, Partner, Founders Fund; Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-founder & Co-CEO, Atlassian; and Lo Toney, Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Capital. Get involved by nominating a speaker or judge.

Oracle Code One

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@OracleCodeOne #OracleCodeOne

The in-person conference will be replaced with a series of free virtual events. Stay informed about upcoming events.

October 2020

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JAX London 

October 5-8, 2020
Online conference
Price: €249 – €899

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, JAX London is transforming into an online conference for software engineers and enterprise-level professionals innovating in the fields of Java, microservices, continuous delivery, and DevOps. The program offers eight tracks, covering a broad range of topics, from agile and culture to software architecture and design. Register now to take advantage of discounts.

Dublin Tech Summit VirtualEMEA region

October 14, 2020
Virtual event
Price: €49 – €75

Register now for the Dublin Tech Summit Virtual, “a new virtual event offering unique content, inspired insights, and respected voices.” Access the summit content for up to three months post-event, including the virtual exhibition hall and networking lounge. Stay tuned for more details about the live DTS21 event.

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October 20-21, 2020 [Postponed from May]
Denver (Broomfield), Colo.
Price: $995 – $1,295
@GlueCon #gluecon

GlueCon’s founders—the husband and wife team of Kim and Eric Norlin—promote their event as a “hand-crafted” antidote to “sales pitches disguised as talks, sessions that never do more than scratch the surface, throngs of people that seem more concerned with the after-parties than the education, and networking that has no lasting impact.” A look at the agenda (two standouts: “Modern Application Development: Serverless First,” and “DevSecOps: Delivering Secure Code Faster”) confirms that GlueCon walks the walk with its developers-first focus. Registration is now open.

November 2020

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QCon San Francisco

November 16-20, 2020
San Francisco, Calif.
Price: $2,090 – $3,570
@QConSF #qconsf

At the QCon San Francisco conference for professional software developers, you’ll learn how to  drive innovation and change in software, uncover emerging trends and tools, and validate your software development roadmaps. The conference includes 50-minute presentations, keynotes, panels, and “ask me anything” sessions with the speakers. If you purchase a 5-day ticket, you can attend two optional workshop days. You’ll have plenty of time to network with similar-minded attendees during the 25-minute breaks (referred to as “the hallway track.”) Register now for limited early bird tickets. AFRICA globe icon


November 9-12, 2020
San Francisco, Calif.
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Salesforce is reimagining its events through the end of the year.
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AWS re:Invent

November 30-December 4, 2020
Las Vegas, Nev.


April 2021

Dublin Tech Summit 

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Price: not available

The Dublin Tech Summit draws influential tech and business leaders from around the world to a city “fast becoming the heart of the European tech community.” The two-day agenda promises opportunities to scale your startup, future-proof your business, learn more about diversity in tech, and make global change. The DTS21 speaker list includes industry leaders, such as Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO, Space X; Eric Yuan, Founder & CEO, Zoom; and Bryan Che, CSO, Huawei.

June 2021


AFRICA globe iconJune 17-18, 2021 [Postponed from June, 2020]
Bouville, France
Price: €375

Do you fancy a developer event that takes place at a French chateau? Billed as the “ultimate tech festival,” this conference offers three tracks. DevLife focuses on management, ethics, and the impact of tech. DevNews covers breaking news and disruptive thinking in the tech world. DevWorld delves into the technical challenges developers face. If that’s not enough, you can also hear an “orbital perspective” from Ron Garan, a decorated NASA astronaut, pilot, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur.

Keep up with New Relic events, too!

Finally, here at New Relic, we deliver our own program of events, user groups, and meetups! Be sure to bookmark the New Relic Events page, which we update on a regular basis. We’re looking forward to seeing you at a future event!

Tricia Kerr is a senior technical content editor at New Relic. View posts by .

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