8 Developer Conferences to Consider for your 2018 Calendar

4 min readJan 22, 2018

Get the most out of 2018, by finding new ways of learning and training to build a better product, faster. Attending a conferences is often a great way to achieve this.

We want to eliminate your planning prep at UXDX, and have identified some of the best events for product focused developers across the globe.


1. Developer Week
San Francisco, CA / 3–7 February 2018

DeveloperWeek 2018 is the world’s largest developer expo and conference series. Last year’s “amazing Dev Network event brought no fewer than 8,000 developers … for one week of incredible demonstrations, displays, and conversations,” wrote Ahsan Awan. The power of code is the theme: The more software and the cloud integrate with every industry, the more we will see innovation move from “manufacturing” to “coding.”

All access to DevWeek Expo for $1,445 — Learn more about what Developer Week has to offer throughout the conference: www.developerweek.com

2. QCON London
London, UK / 5–9 March 2018

With over 160 speakers, QCon London is a conference for professional software developers. The show itself contains 18 editorial tracks across 3 days, along with 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google, Facebook, Spotify Twitter, and more. There are 17 optional workshops following the conference and a particular focus on healthy food, including gluten-free & vegan options.

Find out more about QCon London: https://qconlondon.com/


3. GOTO Conference Chicago 2018
Chicago, IL / 24–27 April 2018

The GOTO software development conference in Chicago 2018 highlights the technologies, methodologies and skills you need to know today to build systems of the future. Learn about new trends, connect with industry experts, share your passion, and grow your skills. The conference program is created for developers by developers with the curated program covering the full stack of software development including DevOps and Security and highlighting emerging technologies like Machine Learning and Serverless.

See why people attend GOTO Conference Chicago: https://gotochgo.com/2018/pages/conference

4. SDD 2018
London, UK / 14–18 May 2018

The SDD (Software Design & Development) event runs for five days, with the main 3-day conference taking place from Tuesday to Thursday, and optional all-day workshops on the Monday and Friday. Throughout the conference there will be 88 in-depth breakout sessions, 18 intensive all-day workshops, with a total of 37 world-class speakers.

Find out more about who is speaking at SDD 2018 here : http://sddconf.com


5. TechCrunch Disrupt
San Francisco, CA / 18–20 September 2018

TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference concerned with debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. The conference gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews along with other conference features including the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and after parties.

Learn more about each of these sections of the conference at: https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-sf-2017

6. SwanseaCon 2018
Swansea, Wales / 10 September 2018

SwanseaCon 2018 will be the forth agile development and software craftsmanship conference in Swansea, South Wales. Exploring the latest agile and lean thinking in software craftsmanship, teams and business. The conference hopes once again to attract people from all parts of the globe to explore, evolve and find out what it means to be truly agile in business, from its culture to product development practices, including keynotes and presentations, and time between sessions to network and connect with colleagues from around the world.

Check out what is to come at SwanseaCon 2018: http://swanseacon.co.uk


Dublin, Ireland / 3–5 October 2018

Closing the gap between designers, developers and product managers, UXDX promises a new Agile model to enhance your process and advance your product. With 2 stages, from Vision to Execution, developers will learn more about server-less architecture, PWA’s, DevOps Deployments and more. UXDX is one of the fastest growing product events in the world, spanning three-days conf and training in the heart of Dublin.

Register for the upcoming 2018 conference in October, it’s not to be missed: https://uxdxconf.com

8. DevTernity
Riga, Latvia / 30 Nov — 1 Dec 2018

DevTernity is the premium-quality international software development conference in Riga, Latvia. DevTernity does not specialise in a particular framework, technology or language because they come and go. They focus on fundamental building blocks and practices necessary for building better, modern software systems. The Latvian based show is a place where forward-thinking developers, pragmatic architects and engineering leaders grow.

Find out more on why you should attend DevTernity here: https://devternity.com


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