Can’t Miss Cloud Conferences and Events for Q4 2015

Top Cloud Computing PodcastsThings move fast in the cloud. The market is growing at an astounding rate, but it’s also consolidating as the world’s leading tech firms lock into fierce competition. All the while, the technology is advancing and proliferating so quickly that it can be hard to keep a handle on all of the changes— PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, AWS,  APIs, VMs, CDNs, containers — it can all get a little dizzying.

Here at Solutions Review, we do our best to provide IT professionals with the top cloud platforms best practices, news and buyer’s guides, but sometimes you need a little extra push, the kind you can only get in person.

We understand, and that’s why we’ve created this list of the top six cloud computing conferences for Q4 2015. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, look no further.

Cloud Foundry Summit — Europe

Date: November 2-3, 2015

Location: Berlin, Germany

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Executives and DevOps thought leaders from Pivotal, Dramafever, DevOpsdays and more.

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Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is the premier European event for developers and cloud operators using the industry’s Open Source Platform-as-a-Service standard: Cloud Foundry.

Join core contributors to the project and real world users to discuss deep technical topics, engineering roadmap, community ecosystem and operational best practices.

Cloud Foundry Sum­mit North America gath­ered 1500 at­ten­dees earlier this year; 600+ are expected to attend the first annual Cloud Foundry Summit Europe.

FutureStack 

Date: November 11-13, 2015

Location: San Francisco 

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Steve Wozniak, Weird Al Yankovic, and dozens of tech thought leaders

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Join the developers, IT experts, and technologists who are building, running, and (re)shaping the world of modern software. Define your stack. Define the future.

Four tracks on all the technologies, topics, and trends you care about.

  • Cloud adoption
  • Crowd-sourced hallway talks
  • App performance tips
  • Alert policies
  • Product deep dives
  • Stack architecture
  • Software Analytics
  • DevOps
  • Microservices
  • Mobile apps
  • Containers
  • Behind the curtain at New Relic

 QCon San Francisco

Date: Conference- November 16-18, Tutorials November 19-20, 2015

Location: San Francisco, CA

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Gil Tene – CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems, Sudhir Tonse – Cloud Pioneer managing Realtime Data at Uber, Adib Saikali – Senior Field Engineer at Pivotal, and many more.

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Software is changing the world

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

AWS Enterprise Summit: London

Date: November 17, 2015

Location: London UK

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Richard Bastin, CTO, Lebara; Christopher Livermore, Head of Operations, British Gas Connected Homes;Graham Tackley, Director of Architecture, The Guardian, and more.

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The adoption of cloud technology is accelerating, companies of every size are now deploying new applications to the cloud by default, and looking to migrate as many of their existing applications as they can as quickly as possible. At this year’s AWS Enterprise Summit, UK businesses such as Aviva, Lebara, Centrica and The Guardian will showcase how cloud has enabled them to transform their business and deliver innovative services and products to their customers.

The AWS Enterprise Summit is an exclusive event were technology leaders who have the responsibility for large, complex IT environments can come together to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of AWS, hear from enterprise organizations who are innovating in the cloud, share best practice and learn how to leverage cloud technologies to reduce costs.

DevOps Days 

Date: September-December 2015

Location: Multiple

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Varies

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DevOps Days is the conference that brings development and operations together. These roadshow-style conferences consist of a mixture of traditional sessions, ignite talks, and the unique “open space” format that DevOpsDays is known for.

DevopsDays is a technical conference, aimed at developers, sysadmins and anyone else involved in technology, whether expert or beginner.

 Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit

Date: December 1-3, 2015

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Gartner analysts, research directors, and fellows.

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As mobile, cloud and the Internet of things transform businesses, your application strategy must evolve to seize new opportunities. Prepare for your digital future at Gartner Applications Summit 2015. Update your app strategy with the latest insights on mobile, cloud, analytics, user experience and APIs.

The Applications Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles: Enterprise Architects, Applications. IT Executives, and Portfolio Managers

NexGen Cloud Expo

Date: December 10-12, 2015

Location: San Diego, CA

Notable Speakers/Vendors: VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, VP of AWS Marketplace David Mccan, Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and more.

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NexGen Cloud brings together solution provider and vendor executives to discuss cloud sales, marketing and solutions. Unlike other cloud conferences this is not just about tech but how cloud computing is changing the way companies can disrupt their organization and marketplace and compete in the future. More importantly, it will help attendees capitalize on the opportunity to grow their businesses via the cloud. Keynote speech from Tony Hawk.

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