10 Best DevOps Conferences to Visit in 2020

As the saying goes - you have to be in the right place at the right time. This definitely applies when it comes to picking the right DevOps conference to attend. With so many meet-ups to choose from, you have to get your timing right, while making sure that you are mingling with the correct personas.

DevOps is booming all around the world, with events springing up like mushrooms. We have used our extensive experience to shortlist the Top-10 DevOps Conferences of 2020 to help you with your travel plans and hopefully also make the right networking/business decision for your organization.

10 Best DevOps Conferences of 2020

Many organizations neglect conferences. However, this is not recommended because DevOps events give you networking and educational opportunities. Staying in touch with today’s innovations can help you implement DevOps in the best way possible to maximize performance and quality.

As mentioned earlier, we have created a list of 10 Essential DevOps Conferences of 2020 that you must consider before making your decision. Let's get started.

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Microsoft Ignite

6-7 February, Washington, DC

15-16 April, Chicago, IL

The Microsoft Ignite conference is Microsoft’s annual meeting specifically designed for enterprise professionals, services, and products. It features more than 700 sessions and offers attendees priority access to technical training, new innovations, and opportunities to network with experts and influencers.

You can now learn new ways to build solutions and manage your infrastructure, while exploring unique experiences in areas such as security and cloud.

O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference

23-26 February, New York City, NY

This conference offers crucial insights to help you stay in touch with the latest trends in technologies, frameworks, and techniques in software architecture, including DevOps. It is designed to provide a forum for networking with expert speakers and real-world professionals to share insights and experiences.

The speakers here are some of the biggest thought-leaders in the industry, with decades of experience and thousands of followers on social media.

Visual Studio Live!

1-6 March, Las Vegas

30 March - 3 April, Auston, TX

17-21 May, Nashville, TN

3-7 August, Redmond, WA

27 September - 1 October, San Diego, CA

Visual Studio Live! is celebrating over 25 years as one of the most respected and longest-running developer conferences. With keynotes, workshops, hands-on labs, fast focus sessions, and more than 50 breakout sessions, this conference covers a wide variety of development technologies for everyone.

The 2020 edition will cover important development topics such as Delivery, Deployment, DevOps, Cloud, Containers, and Microservices.

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DevOps Talks Conferences

19-20 March, Melbourne, Australia

24-25 March, Auckland, New Zealand

18-19 August, Singapore 

24-25 August, Sydney, Australia

The DevOps Talks Conferences attract influencers and engineers who are practicing DevOps in startups and leading-edge enterprise companies. World-class speakers from cutting-edge IT startups and enterprises present about DevOps, Cyber Security, Containers, Cloud, and other hot topics.

The previous DevOps Talks Conferences attracted over 1000 professionals from all around the globe, a number that is expected to multiply itself in 2020.

PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit

27-30 April, Bellevue, WA

The PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit is the annual gathering of PowerShell + DevOps professionals and enthusiasts, featuring expert presenters and an opportunity for the entire PowerShell community to network and share ideas. Organizations shifting towards DevOps should ideally be at this event.

The Script Games are an integral part of this event. These coding challenges test the participants' skills and helps them connect with other players.

IBM Think 2020

4-7 May, San Francisco, CA

Get ahead of the curve at Think 2020 with insights from experts and hands-on experience with the latest technological advancements across multiple sectors. You will learn about how organizations are scaling up with the cloud, while maintaining optimal code integrity and enjoying smooth automation.

Other important topic that will be covered in this event is infrastructure and databases, which are the foundation of any healthy DevOps ecosystem.

Continuous Lifecycle London

13-15 May, London, UK

Continuous Lifecycle London brings together the top leaders in DevOps, Containerization, Continuous Delivery, and Agile. Participants can learn the best ways to reorganize their software development for best results and get information on how to take containerization to the next level.

The speakers will take you through fundamental concepts and analyse real world scenarios to help you can accelerate your own software development and deployment transformation. Participants include development heads, architects, developers, CTOs, DevOps professionals and QA experts.

DockerCon

15-18 June, Austin, TX

DockerCon focuses on the next generation of distributed apps that are built with containers, providing exclusive opportunities to learn how others are already using the Docker platform and containers. The conference features technical talks, hands-on lab tutorials, and talks by leading practitioners.

The conference’s breakout sessions are highly recommended. Just keep in mind that these 40-minute presentations are on a first-come first-served basis. 

DevOps India Summit DOIS 2020

10-11 July, Bengaluru, India

India is one of the biggest emerging IT markets in Asia and DevOps India Summit is the place to be in 2020 if you want to be in the thick of things. 

More than 500 professionals are expected to attend this event. Both formal and informal events will focus on cutting edge topics in DevSecOps, Security, and Governance in DevOps. Slen Shimel (CEO, MediaOps) and Micro Hering (Global DevOps Lead, Accenture) have already been penciled in as speakers.

DevOps World

21-24 September, Las Vegas, NV

The DevOps World conference focuses on all things relevant to DevOps, including community, Cloudbees, ecosystem, and DevOps. Attendees will be able to learn, explore, and network while helping to shape the next generation of development and DevOps solutions. 

This event will feature dozens of leading organizations in the industry featured in the expo hall and technical breakout sessions led by DevOps rockstars.

Be There or Be Square

No matter which DevOps conference you choose to attend in 2020, you will hear from global experts, thought leaders, inspirational innovators, software developers, and motivated peers. Learning about the latest research, practices, and strategies concerning DevOps is of paramount importance today.

This list is not exhaustive in any way or form. Feel free to comment below and suggest DevOps conferences that we may have missed out on in this article.

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