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This sheet is now being maintained by Meg. Please add missing conferences by leaving a comment, DMing me on Twitter @meg_gutshall, or emailing me at meghan.gutshall@gmail.com. Thank you!! :D
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This sheet was started by the wonderful Women in Tech slack group! Special thanks to Emily H. & Lili Z. Feel free to leave a comment with the conference you want to add or DM me on Twitter @daphachar –Daphne
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Name of ConferenceDate(s)Conference WebsiteConference Description/TopicPricingTimezone & ScheduleScholarships & Notes
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Year included for posterity.If the conference is a series, the "Date(s)" cell will be linked to the conference's events calendar.Hyperlink for conference website.About text copied from conference websites.Lists if registration is free, a flat fee, or tiered pricing and links to registration page.Lists event start and end times with time zones included. Will also link to schedule/agenda.Links to info on scholarships, grants, etc. Also notes from list maintainer.
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Conferences Free/Online Available for Registration
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Vueconf US 2021April 14, 2021https://us.vuejs.org/Free10:00 AM – 3:00 PM*Tickets available until April 1
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React SummitApril 14–16, 2021https://remote.reactsummit.com/The biggest React conference in the cloudTiered ticket levels with a free option10:00 AM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: The Crash Course for Continuous Code Improvement with the Rollbar teamApril 19, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSEvery business today is a software business. Software is made of code, and code is meant to be improved. Yet developers get stuck reactively monitoring, investigating, and debugging code to fix issues. They lose too much time manually searching through logs, APM, and observability tools. Instead, they could be using that time to innovate. In this workshop, the participants will be introduced to the continuous code improvement platform that can help them see errors in real-time and gives them the tools needed to automate how they respond. Participants will learn how to instrument Rollbar's lightweight SDKs into their applications to capture uncaught exception errors as they happen along with the surrounding context and details. Participants will walk away with complete visibility on every error in their application, coupled with all the important data needed to make resolution painless.Free11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: Crash Course into the Jamstack with Next.js & Storyblok with the Storyblok teamApril 19, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSYou may read already about the Jamstack. You probably already used Next.js, and recently you may hear a lot about the headless CMSs. In this quick course, we will put all the pieces together, and I will show you why the Storyblok in combination with Next.js is the best combo for your next project. Stop by and try it yourself!Free11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: Publishing, Automating and Monitoring your JS App on Azure with the Microsoft teamApril 20, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSIn this workshop you're going to deploy a JS app to the Azure Services.Free10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: How to Build a High Performance eCommerce Site in Under an Hour with the Cloudinary teamApril 20, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSAs eCommerce all around the world has shifted to a predominantly online-first platform, the need to provide a high performance website to your users has significantly increased. And on top of that, Google has announced that as of May 2021 Core Web Vitals will have a direct impact on page rankings and SEO making web performance even more significant. Come learn the basics of web performance and how it relates to media. Using a simple React-based eCommerce app in conjunction with a media optimizing product, you can learn how to deliver the optimal format and fidelity, potentially improving your page rankings.Free12:00–4:00 PM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: React at Scale with Nx with the Nrwl teamApril 21, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSThe larger a codebase grows, the more difficult it becomes to maintain. All the informal processes of a small team need to be systematized and supported with tooling as the team grows. Come learn how Nx allows developers to focus their attention more on application code and less on tooling. We’ll build up a monorepo from scratch, creating a client app and server app that share an API type library. We’ll learn how Nx uses executors and generators to make the developer experience more consistent across projects. We’ll then make our own executors and generators for processes that are unique to our organization. We’ll also explore the growing ecosystem of plugins that allow for the smooth integration of frameworks and libraries.Free11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: Shipping High Performance React Apps with Datadog and Real User Monitoring with the DataDog teamApril 21, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSThe way you observe your Web App’s performance over time can make or break the experience of your users. Fortunately, you can continually stay informed about the health of every delta in your UX using Real User Monitoring, and immediately identify any issues that are holding your current users back. With it, you can manage optimizing how long it takes for users to load your App on mobile, round trip times for asset fetching, the average latency between user actions and component updates, and more by adding a small block of code in the right place. In this workshop you’ll learn how to leverage Real User Monitoring in order to track and resolve the issues that prevent your App’s greater adoption, and retention. We’ll discuss how to think about performance from the user perspective, gauge which metrics are important to monitor continuously, and define a good strategy for alleviating the latencies and issues that affect your users most.Free12:00–2:00 PM EDT
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Config 2021April 21–22, 2021https://config.figma.com/You can expect a great lineup of speakers, opportunities to network with other attendees, space to ask your burning Figma questions, and to connect with people from around the world. Visit Config.Figma.com to get updates on the agenda, learn more about speakers, and check out the FAQs.Free12:00–5:00 PM EDT
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React Summit Workshop: How to Build an Interactive “Wheel of Fortune” (aka spin to win) Animation with React NativeApril 22, 2021https://ti.to/gitnation/react-summit-remote-edition/discount/FREE-WORKSHOPSFree10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
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Write the Docs Portland 2021April 25–27, 2021https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2021/The Write the Docs conference covers any topic related to documentation in the software industry. Past talks have also covered such diverse topics as empathy, the history of math symbols, and using emoji to keep your users’ attention. Write the Docs brings everyone who writes the docs together in the same room: Writers, developers, support engineers, community managers, developer relations, and more. We all have things to learn, and there’s no better way than coming together in the same room and getting to know each other.Tiered ticket levels with a student/unemployed option for $25See schedule here. All times in PDT.
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Adobe Summit — The Digital Experience ConferenceApril 27–28, 2021https://summit.adobe.com/na/If you’re creating, optimizing, or monetizing customer experiences, you belong at this global event. Join us to expand your skills, engage with other Experience Makers, and be inspired to create exceptional experiences that drive business growth and customer loyalty.FreeSee agenda here
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vueday 2021 Digital EditionApril 29, 2021https://2021.vueday.it/Vue is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects.€38.5410:00 AM CESTScholarships available for under-represented groups in tech: https://2021.vueday.it/welcome/scholarships.html
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devopsdays Seattle 2021May 4, 2021https://devopsdays.org/events/2021-seattle/welcome/TBATBATBA
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Oracle Developer Live — App Dev with Oracle Database (Americas)May 4, 2021TBATBAFree8:00 AM PDT
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Oracle Developer Live — App Dev with Oracle Database (Europe, Middle East, & Africa)May 6, 2021TBATBAFree10:00 AM CEST
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Oracle Developer Live — App Dev with Oracle Database (Asia Pacific)May 11, 2021TBATBAFree8:30 AM IST
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DeveloperWeek Global: ManagementMay 11–12, 2021https://www.developerweek.com/global/conference/management/DeveloperWeek Global: Management is the premiere virtual conference & expo for engineering managers, dev team leads, and dev executives. Join 2,000+ virtual attendees for a fully immersive education and innovation experience, where you can learn about team management and developer technology decisions.Tiered ticket levelsScheduleStudents get a 30% discount; *Early-bird pricing ends April 15th!
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Google I/O 2021May 18–20, 2021https://events.google.com/ioConnect with developers from around the world at this year’s virtual Google I/O for thoughtful discussions, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at our latest developer products.Free
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JSworld USA Conference OnlineMay 21, 2021https://usa.jsworldconference.com/Ten talks, panel discussions, in-depth interviews and updates from creators of libraries and authors.Free1:00 PM EDT
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HalfStack Online 3May 2021https://halfstackconf.com/An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.TBATBA
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phpday 2021June 8–9, 2021TBATBATBA
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JSNationJune 9–10, 2021https://live.jsnation.com/Next to the main JavaScript conference talks delivered by well-known pros, be prepared for an awesome MC and a number of virtual networking rooms focusing on tech topics, interactive entertainment, and engaging challenges for all participants.Tiered ticket levels with a free optionTBA*Diversity scholarships available: https://jsnation.medium.com/underrepresented-in-tech-get-a-diversity-scholarship-for-jsnation-aaf8f249ec93 Application deadline is April 15th!
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JSworld Conference AfricaJune 11, 2021https://www.linkedin.com/events/jsworldconferenceafrica6785963126291496960/30+ topics discussing the most important of 2021's JavaScript. React.js, Vue, TypeScript, WebAssembly, Headless CMS, DevTools, Next.js, Jest, Svelte and more! Joining from 20 nationalities and with the relocation stories of Gift Egwuenu from Nigeria and Pooya Parsa from Iran.Free1:00 PM WAT
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jsday 2021July 6–7, 2021TBATBATBA
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devopsdays Medellín 2021July 30–31, 2021https://devopsdays.org/events/2021-medellin/welcome/TBA (Para hispanohablantes)TBATBA
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Pittsburgh TechfestAugust 5–6, 2021https://www.pghtech.org/, event site TBATopics will include coding, tools, agile, project management, etc. All development disciplines (devs, testers, PMs, DBAs, BAs etc.) and all development stacks (Ruby, Java, .Net, JavaScript, Python, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.) are welcome!TBA9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT daily
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devopsdays CiaroSeptember 9, 2021https://devopsdays.org/events/2021-cairo/welcome/TBAFreeTBA
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DeveloperWeek Global: CloudSeptember 14–15, 2021https://www.developerweek.com/global/conference/cloud/DeveloperWeek Global: Cloud Conference is the premiere international cloud computing conference, where 3,500+ cloud engineers & developers, IT managers, entrepreneurs, and innovators will converge to discover this year’s newest cloud computing innovations! DeveloperWeek Global Virtual Conferences already attract 2,000 – 4,000 attendees per event, and DeveloperWeek Global: Cloud is part of the world’s largest virtual software developer event series!Tiered ticket levelsSchedule*Early-bird pricing ends June 3rd!
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All Things Open 2021October 17–19, 2021https://2021.allthingsopen.org/Join 5,000+ open source friends from all over the worldTBATBAHybrid virtual + Raleigh, NC
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angularday 2021November 12, 2021TBATBATBA
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DeveloperWeek AustinNovember 16–18, 2021https://www.developerweek.com/Austin/TBATBATBA
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DeveloperWeek Global: EnterpriseDecember 7–8, 2021https://www.developerweek.com/global/conference/enterprise/DeveloperWeek Global: Enterprise Conference invites over 3,000 enterprise dev professionals to converge for a 2-day virtual conference & expo, featuring technology innovations and trends that corporations need to know about. Topics will include: DevSecOps, Organizing Dev Teams, DevTech Trends, Microservices, Containers, Kubernetes, and more.Tiered ticket levels with a free optionTBA
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DeveloperWeek VirtualFebruary 2–4, 2022https://www.developerweek.com/When it comes to technology, there’s incremental change, and then there’s fundamental innovation. Developer technology, from blockchain and artificial intelligence to big data and quantum computing represents fundamental innovation that people can build on for years. We are in the DevTech Age, where developer technologies and tools are now the most disruptive and fundamental technology innovation in the marketplace. When you build tools for developers, you are not just implementing a small incremental use case, you are building platforms, frameworks, and APIs that will enable entirely new web, mobile, and IoT innovation.TBASchedule
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ProductWorldFebruary 2–4, 2022https://productworld.co/Join 1,500 tech product manager and product developers at the world’s largest product management & development conference/tradeshow! Come hear the product success stories from tech product professionals at Silicon Valley’s top tech companies! Past speakers at our events include executives from Google, Facebook, IBM, Square, Uber, Linkedin, Slack, Microsoft, Atlassian, and 500+ more.TBATBA
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CloudWorldFebruary 2–4, 2022https://cloudworldconf.com/CloudWorld 2022 (co-located with DeveloperWeek 2022) is the virtual conference at the convergence of cloud computing innovation and software development. We invite 3,000+ cloud architects and managers, as well as dev professionals to come discover the newest innovations in cloud computing. Engage with talks, demos, and exhibitors covering digital transformation, containers, kubernetes, microservices, security, big data, and more.TBATBA
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DeveloperWeek New YorkJune 2022https://www.developerweek.com/NYC/TBATBATBA
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Conferences Still TBD (Either location or date)
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Oracle Code One ReimaginedVarioushttps://www.oracle.com/code-one/Dates above — more sessions TBAFree
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devopsdaysVarioushttps://devopsdays.org/events/Dates above — more sessions TBA
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Atlassian Team 2021April 28–30, 2021https://www.atlassian.com/company/events/teamFormerly known as Atlassian Summit, our flagship event has evolved alongside the new state of teamwork as we know it. Join developers, creators, and innovators across every industry to learn about the tools and practices that power more connected teams and help unleash the potential of all teams.Tiered ticket levels with a free optionSchedule, broadcasts over multiple time zones*Early bird pricing ends April 18th!
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devopsdays Washington, D.C.TBAhttps://devopsdays.org/events/2021-washington-dc/welcome/TBATBATBA
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devopsdays New York CityTBAhttps://devopsdays.org/events/2021-new-york-city/welcome/TBATBATBA
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Conferences Stil Happening Physically / Postponed
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THAT WI 2021July 26–29, 2021https://www.thatconference.com/wi/2021Over four days, folks of diverse technology backgrounds and expertise levels gather to take advantage of multiple learning mediums to maximize one’s community and career advancements.VariousKalahari Resorts & Conventions
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All Things Open 2021October 17–19, 2021https://2021.allthingsopen.org/Join 5,000+ open source friends from all over the worldTBATBAHybrid virtual + Raleigh, NC
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Strange Loop 2021October 21–22, 2021https://www.thestrangeloop.com/index.htmlStrange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, security, and the web.Tiered ticket levelsSt. Louis, MOOpportunity grants available! More info will be posted here: https://www.thestrangeloop.com/opportunity.html
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API WorldOctober 26–28https://apiworld.co/API technologies empower developers & engineers to build upon the backbone of the multi-trillion-dollar market for API-driven products and services. Today’s cloud-based software and hardware increasingly runs on an open ecosystem of API-centric architecture, leading to the explosion of growth in the API Economy.TBASan Jose Convention Center
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Microservices WorldOctober 26–28https://microservicesworld.co/Microservices are a rapidly expanding architecture for breaking down single, monolithic APIs into many smaller API services. This can be seen as the next major leap of the API economy. Instead of products and companies publishing a single API, single technology stack, and single database which require overhauling for updates, security, or scalability – each microservice has its own technology stack – enabling dev teams to decouple services and adapt / deploy faster.TBASan Jose Convention Center
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HalfStack LondonNovember 19, 2021https://halfstackconf.com/london/An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.£20010:00 AM GMT – Late
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THAT TX 2021TBAhttps://www.thatconference.com/tx/2021
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HalfStack PhoenixJanuary 14, 2022https://halfstackconf.com/phoenix/An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.$27510:00 AM MST – Late
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HalfStack NewquayJuly 1, 2022https://halfstackconf.com/newquay/An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.£12010:00 AM GMT – Late
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HalfStack New YorkAugust 2022https://halfstackconf.com/newyork/An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.$18010:00 AM EDT – Late
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HalfStack ViennaSeptember 16, 2022https://halfstackconf.com/vienna/An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.€20010:00 AM CEST – Late
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