Avanscoperta’s 2019 Conferences and Events Guide

Our list of must-attend Tech Events and Conferences

Another year, another learning plan, another budget to be approved, another language to learn, another community to meet…
As we constantly strive to improve and learn more, we thought it was a good idea to put a list of cool events taking place in 2019, stuff you might be interested in if you’re a software developer, a change agent, a product leader, or a UX designer.

Are you ready? Fasten your seat belts:
It’s time for Avanscoperta’s 2019 Conferences and Events Guide!

Disclaimer – How to read this post:

Events are listed by month. Every month or so we’ll update this post, so this is valid throughout the year. That’s right, you can save it in your bookmarks. You’re welcome! 🙂

This list includes mainly tech events but, as our community is getting bigger and more diversified, you might find something that can interest you and is not strictly tech-related.

How did we put together this list? These events are suitable for an international audience (e.g. talks are mainly, if not totally, in English), some have some of our trainers in the line-up, and we’re making sure all parts of the world are represented here.

Did we forget anything (we surely did… Lanyrd we miss you!)? Drop us a line: info@avanscoperta.it.

April 2019
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June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019

April 2019

droidcon Italy [Turin, Italy, 4-5 April]
Italy’s go-to event for all the things Android and mobile.

F# eXchange [London, England, 4-5 April]
Spend two days exploring the Fantastic world of F# and Functional Programming.

CukenFest [London, England, 4-5 April]
A BDD conference.

Serverless Architecture Conference [The Hague, Netherlands, 8-10 April]
Mastering Cloud Native Architectures, the Kubernetes Ecosystem and Functions.

ACCU Conference [Bristol, England, 10-13 April]
The foremost annual conference for people interested in C++ and C, (at least in and around the UK), as well as other languages and approaches such as D, Chapel, Java, Kotlin, C#, F#, Groovy, Rust, Go, Python, Ruby, Lisp, and. Git, Mercurial, CMake, Meson, TDD, BDD.

AfroTech Fest [London, England, 12-14 April]
A tech festival by and for Black people of African and Caribbean heritage.

Voxxed Days Milan [Milan, Italy, 13 April]
For the first time ever in Italy, the conference “From Developers, For Developers”.

QCon.ai [San Francisco, California, US, 15-17 April]
Your QCon conference with an AI and Machine Learning twist.

Agilia Prague [Prague, Czech Republic, Dates TBA]
A conference on improving business performance with Agile.

App Builders [Lugano, Switzerland, 29-30 April]
A 2 days, double track, mobile conference about the latest trends in Google and Apple technologies.

Strata Data [London, England, 29 April – 1 May]
Topics: Machine Learning, AI, Fintech, Data Science, IoT, UX.

GOTO Chicago [Chicago, US, 29 April – 2 May]
It’s all about “What Works”. Learn from the creators, pioneers and thought leaders.

DockerCon [San Francisco, California, US, 29 April – 2 May 2019]

Small Giants Community [Detroit, US, 30 April – 2 May]
We identify, connect and develop purpose-driven business leaders.

May 2019

BeyondTech [London, England, 1-2 May]
Skills Matter’s newest conference the role of tech in society.

Socrates Italy [Rimini, Italy, 2-4 May]
The 4th edition of this Italian International Software Craftsmanship and Testing Conference is back in Rimini. Testing and seaside, why not? 🙂

PyCon Florence [Florence, Italy, 2-5 May]
The national conference where professionals, researchers and enthusiasts of the most beautiful programming language (Python, of course!) gather together.

BUILD STUFF España [Málaga, Spain, 4-6 May]
For people who actually build stuff… under the sun!

YOW! Data [Sydney, Australia, 6-7 May]
A conference focused on exploring data-driven technology and applications.

CraftConf [Budapest, Hungary, 7-10 May]
A conference on software craftsmanship.

Google I/O [Mountain View, California, US, 7-9 May 2019]
I/O brings together developers from around the globe for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at Google’s latest developer products.

InfoShare [Gdańsk, Poland, 8-9 May]
The biggest tech conference in Central Eastern Europe, a great event whether you’re a developer, an investor, a marketer, or simply a tech fan.

Agile Munich [Munich, Germany, 8-10 May]
This year’s theme is: “Agility at Scale? Not without the supporting functions!”

Devoxx Uk [London, England, 8-10 May]
A 3-day conference where developers and architects come together and explore the latest technology advancements and fascinating ideas, with some of the most inspiring speakers in our sector.

Agile Venture Bolzano [Bolzano, Italy, 10 May]

YOW! Lambda Jam Conference [Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 May]
Into Functional Programming? This is the conference for you!

International JavaScript Conference [London, England, 13-15 May]
JavaScript is changing and every day there’s something new to learn. International JavaScript Conference wants you to be part of that change and to stay on top of the latest trends.

J On The Beach [Marbella, Spain, 15-17 May]
Bringing developers and DevOps together around Big Data.

NCrafts [Paris, France, 16-17 May]
A conference for professional developers who care about quality code and bettering their practices. With a talk by Avanscoperta’s founder and EventStorming inventor, Mr Alberto Brandolini!

FullStack NYC [New York City, New Jersey, US, 16-17 May]
London’s FullStack goes American! Find out on Frontend development, IoT and all the things JavaScript!

Balkan Ruby [Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-18 May]
A brand new conference dedicated to Ruby and satellite technologies.

CitCon [Ghent, Belgium, 17-18 May]
CITCON is a world-wide series of free Open Spaces events for developer-testers, tester-developers and anyone else with an interest in Continuous Improvement and the types of practices that goes along with it.

Techorama [Antwerp, Belgium, 20-22 May]
Join this healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals.

Mind the Product Engage [Hamburg, Germany, 22-24 May]
The regional version of Mind the Product, the world’s largest product management conference.

ACE! [Kraków, Poland, 23-24 May]
Building Software Better. Building Better Products.

PHP Serbia [Belgrade, Serbia, 25-26 May]
The main PHP event in the Balkan region.

JBCNConf [Barcelona, Spain, 27-29 May]
A conference on Java and JVM, three days to share knowledge and experiences, meet enthusiasts and geeks and learn about new technologies related to the JVM in English.

.NET Day Switzerland [Zürich, Switzerland, 28 May]
Topics: .NET technologies all around .NET, C#, ASP.NET Core, Azure and more.

µCon London – The Conference on Microservices, DDD & Software Architecture [London, England, 29-31 May]
The first edition of the evolution of Skills Matter’s muCon London and DDD eXchange. With a talk by Avanscoperta’s founder and EventStorming inventor, Mr Alberto Brandolini!

June 2019

Web2Day [Nantes, France, 5-7 June]
The festival for professionals and new technology enthusiasts seeking inspiration, knowledge, and networking activities in a relaxed and off-beat atmosphere.

LambdaConf [Boulder, Colorado, US, 5-7 June]
Master the theory and practice of industry functional programming.

ScalaDays [Lausanne, Switzerland, 11-13 June]
In celebration of the 10th anniversary, Scala Days in 2019 will only take place where it all started – at EPFL, hosted in the SwissTech Convention Center.

Italian C++ Conference [Milan, Italy, 15 June]

Product Management Festival [Singapore, 17-18 June]
The Product Management Festival is a conference that showcases the latest information and innovation in product management from leading experts across the world.

GOTO Amsterdam [Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17-20 June]
“Today, Tomorrow, The Future”. Learn from the creators, pioneers and thought leaders. This year featuring a keynote from Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden!

NDC Oslo [Oslo, Norway, 17-21 June]
Inspiring Software Developers since 2008. If you’re into: Software Development and Agile practices.

WordCamp Europe [Berlin, Germany, 20-22 June]
The largest WordPress conference in the world.

ServerlessDays Milan [Milan, Italy, 21 June]
A developer-oriented conference about serverless technologies.

Agile Testing Days US [Chicago, Illinois, US, 23-27 June]
From Berlin to Chicago. Join North America’s greatest Agile Testing Festival.

QCon New York [New York City, New Jersey, US, 24-28 June]
For senior software engineers and architects, a conference on patterns, practices, and use cases leveraged by the world’s most innovative software shops.

Agile Austria Conference [Graz, Austria, 25-26 June]
The Road to Agile.

July 2019

Curry On! [Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dates TBA]
Focused on the intersection of emerging languages and emerging challenges in industry, as well as new ideas and paradigms in software development.

InfiniteConf [London, England, 4-5 July]
The go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments on Big Data, AI and Data Science.

FullStack London – The conference on JavaScript, Node and IoT [London, England, 10-11-12 July]
FullStack London has been growing each year and still remains the best place to connect with the international JavaScript community!

Mind The Product Conference [San Francisco, California, US, 15-16 July]
Mind the Product is the world’s largest product management conference.

CSSCamp [Barcelona, Spain, 17 July]
The first CSS one-day, one-track conference for  Web designers and developers in Barcelona.

JSCamp [Barcelona, Spain, 18-19 July]
A two-day developer-driven International JavaScript Conference and one day with workshops and activities, crafted for and by the community.

August 2019

BusConf [Rückersbach, Germany, 1-3 August 2019]
The ultimate Functional Programming conference.

Agile2019 [Washington D.C, US, 5-9 August 2019]
The annual North American conference, dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish. This is where the Agile tribes meet! With a talk by our very own Alberto Brandolini on… EventStorming!

Concatenate [Lagos, Nigeria, 10-11 August]
A free conference for Nigerian developers with topics ranging from frameworks to design systems, performance to animation.

DDD Perth [Perth, Australia, 3 August]
DDD Perth is an inclusive non-profit conference for the Perth software community.

Socrates [Soluat, Germany, 22-25 August]
International Conference for Software Craft and Testing. Check out your closest Socrates as this conference takes place in many different cities and at different times throughout the year!

Frontend Conference Zürich [Zürich, Switzerland, 29-30 August]
Where design meets technology.

Scala World [Lake District, England, 31 August – 4 September]
Join the world’s most important conference on Scala.

September 2019

React Native EU [Wroklaw, Poland, 5-6 September]
First community conference in Europe focused exclusively on React Native.

APIdays.io Barcelona [Barcelona, Spain, 12-13 September]

FullStack Fest [Sitges, Spain, 6-9 September]
A 3-day, single track conference with topics ranging from GraphQL, WebAssembly, the JAMStack & Progressive User Interfaces to HTTP/3, Automation Testing, Serverless and the P2P web.

SmashingConf Freiburg [Freiburg, Germany, 9-10 September]
The focus is on front-end and UX but they cover everything web, be it UI design or machine learning.

ProgNET London [London, England, 11-12-13 September]
With one day of talks followed by two days of practical hands-on workshops, ProgNET London has you put down those ‘lecture notes’ and start deploying your new skills straight away.

Agile Business Day [Venice, Italy, 14 September]
An international conference covering the topic of agile from a business, organisational, and technical point of view.

Agile Prague [Prague, Czech Republic, 16-17 September]
Join the first agile conference in the heart of Europe.

Business of Software US [Boston, Massachusetts, US, 16-18 September]
Join the world’s smartest software entrepreneurs for 3 days of learning, listening, and networking. Learn about scaling SaaS and Software businesses from expert speakers and smart attendees.

Explore DDD [Denver, Colorado, US, 17-20 September]
Explore DDD sets the perfect stage to discover how industry peers and leaders are using DDD to build better software.

Heroes Maratea [Maratea, Italy, 19-21 September]
The biggest Euro-Mediterranean event on business innovation.

Scala Italy [Bologna, Italy, 20-21 September]
The go-to Scala event in the Italian soil is back and this time it will be held in Bologna. Don’t miss it!

Agile Rock [Kyiv, Ukraine, 21 September]
A major conference on agile management of organizations and creative process. Plus musical performances and jam sessions for all participants right at the conference!

CloudNative London [London, England, 25-26-27 September]
Discover how to take full advantage of the cloud platforms available to you, and how to build the next generation of tools to support them.

Event-driven Microservices Conference [Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27 September]
With a talk and a workshop by Avanscoperta founder and EventStorming inventor- Mr. Alberto Brandolini!

October 2019

Intersection Conference [Milan, Italy, 1-2 October]
UX and Development conference in Italy’s tech capital.

Software Craftsmanship London [London, England, 3-4 October]
Join London’s premier conference on Software Craftsmanship. With a talk by Alberto Brandolini.

Lean Agile Scotland [Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-11 October]
Returning for its 8th 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.

GSAS – Global Software Architecture Summit [Barcelona, Spain, 10 October]
one day summit which aims to attract and connect software architecture experts from all over the world as well as all those interested in building working software to improve their skills, share knowledge, and connect.

Haskell eXchange [London, England, 10-11 October]
An opportunity for Haskellers to meet, learn and share skills, discover emerging technologies and help evolve the Haskell ecosystem.

HackConf [Sofia, Bulgaria, 11-13 October]
A software development conference for developers, by developers.

JDD [Kraków, Poland, 14-15 October]
A 2-day conference on Java, this year at its 14th edition.

World Usability Congress [Graz, Austria, 16-17 October]
The World Usability Congress is an international premier user experience design conference.

KanDDDinsky [Berlin, Germany, 17-18 October]
The art of business software. Featuring a talk by Alberto Brandolini.

Mind The Product Conference [London, England, 17-18 October]
Mind the Product is the world’s largest product management conference.

GOTO Berlin [Berlin, Germany, 22-25 October]
Learning is a life-long process and that’s why we create conferences for developers by developers. It’s what drives us to produce the best meeting place for innovators and thought leaders.

droidcon London [London, England, 24-25 October]
Take your Android development skills to new levels at droidcon London 2019, the biggest Android developer conference in Europe.

Lambda World Cádiz [Cádiz, Spain, 18-19 October]
One of the largest functional programming events in Europe.

November 2019

Productized [Lisbon, Portugal, 1-2 November]
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?

Agile Testing Days [Potsdam, Germany, 3-8 November]
Join Agile Testing Days’ 11th edition! The Agile Testing Days Conference is a festival for the agile community. Network & get deep insights in testing & agile excellence.

Conferencia Agile Spain [Date and location TBA]

O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference [Berlin, Germany, 4-7 November]
The event provides senior developers, engineers, tech leads, and software architects the essential training to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the latest technologies and frameworks.

Web Summit [Lisbon, Portugal, 4-7 November]
At a time of great uncertainty for industry upon industry and the world itself, we gather the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next?

IAD Italian Agile Days [Date and location TBA]
Italy’s premier Agile conference.

Øredev [Malmö, Sweden, 6-8 November]
International conference in Malmö, Sweden for Software Developers!

P3X – People, Product & Process eXchange [London, England, 7-8 November]
An event aiming to broaden the conversation between three core themes: People – Maximise human potential, Product – Explore products and align vision, Process – Deliver world-changing outcomes.

FlowCon [Paris, France, Date TBA]

QCon San Francisco [San Francisco, California, US, 11-15 November]
For senior software engineers and architects, a conference on patterns, practices, and use cases leveraged by the world’s most innovative software shops.

NodeConf EU [Kilkenny, Ireland, 10-13 November]
The key Node.JS event in Europe.

Product Management Festival [Zürich, Switzerland, 13-14 November]
The Product Management Festival is a conference that showcases the latest information and innovation in product management from leading experts across the world.

BigData London [London, England, 13-14 November]

BUILDSTUFF Lithuania [Vilnius, Lithuania, 13-17 November]

Meaning Conference [Brighton, England, 14 November]
An international guest list of speakers, panelists and workshop hosts to inspire you on your own journey to better business.

Good Tech Conf [Brighton, England, 18-19 November]
A non profit conference bringing together 200 technologists with a passion for large scale computer systems, ethics, and diversity.

GOTO Copenhagen [Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-22 November]
Discover the technologies, methodologies and skills you need to know today to build systems of the future.

December 2019

Clojure eXchange [London, England, 2-3 December]
Skills Matter’s conference on Clojure and functional programming.

KotlinConf [Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-6 December]
The must attend conference for all Kotlin maniacs.

Scala eXchange [London, England, 12-13 December]
Meet, learn and share skills with 1,000+ other passionate Scala developers.

And don’t forget: we also organise our workshops! 🙂
Head to Avanscoperta’s Training courses list! #WeAreLearners

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