The Top Cloud Conferences and Events for Fall 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 Fall 2015. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, look no further.

operability.io

Date: September 24-25, 2015

Location: London, UK

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

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Two Days on All Things DevOps!

DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Cloud, Microservices, Automation, Big Data, Containers and Datacenter Operating Systems are changing how software is Developed and Operated. Content about technical solutions abounds but the same cannot be said for Software Operability, IT operating models and how to plan and organise IT Operations.

Come and learn from your peers how new processes, tools and
techniques are changing IT Operations forever!

AWS re:Invent 

Date: October 6-9, 2015

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

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Join the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community at AWS re:Invent 2015. Whether you are an existing customer or new to the cloud, you will leave AWS re:Invent with the knowledge and skills to refine your cloud strategy, improve developer productivity, increase application performance and security, and reduce infrastructure costs.

-Gain deeper knowledge of AWS services and learn best practices that you can’t find anywhere else. Choose from over 250 technical sessions covering architecture, operations, security, and more.

-Get hands-on experience with AWS in full-day technical bootcamps, self-paced labs, and hackathons. Plus, get official recognition for your skills and knowledge by getting AWS Certified.

-Get your technical questions answered by the engineering teams that built the AWS Cloud and attend sessions lead by AWS architects, engineers, product leads, and expert users.

-Be the first to hear about new AWS products and features launched at AWS re:Invent and learn how to put them to use in your applications.

-Visit AWS re:Invent Central to get your questions answered by AWS staff and learn about the innovative services offered by the AWS ecosystem.

-Don’t miss out on the after hour events, including the Welcome Reception, Pub Crawl, and re:Play Party! Join your fellow attendees for great food, music, and entertainment.

VMworld Europe 

Date: October 12-15, 2015

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Notable Speakers/Vendors: VMware executives

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VMworld Europe 2015 returns to Barcelona, Spain this year and again takes place at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via. Join other business and technology professionals, and VMware experts and executives as we all come together to share the stories of our successes over the last year, learn from each other and inspire each other to realize greater achievements in virtualization.

Attendees at VMworld can:

Choose from more than 250 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.

 Review the latest competitive solutions side-by-side with more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange.

Learn strategies for achieving our top IT priorities and be able to compare notes with other IT professionals. You can leverage these contacts for advice and best practices for months to come.

JavaOne 

Date: October 25-29, 2015

Location: San Francisco, CA

Notable Speakers/Vendors: Anton Ahripov, Michael Hoffer, Sven R

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In 2015, there’s more Java to learn than ever before. Join the team at Oracle for the annual JavaOne conference to learn the latest in Java cloud and DevOps technology in the Java, DevOps and the Cloud track, This track covers the important role Java plays in cloud development, as well as orchestration techniques used to effectively address the service lifecycle of cloud-based applications, and supporting big data technologies such as Hadoop. Track sessions will cover topics such as SaaS, PaaS, DevOps, continuous delivery, containers, microservices, big data, and other related concepts.

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.

 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.

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

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