Staying up to date with the latest developments is vital in any technology field, but especially when it comes to software development and programming. One of the fastest—also the most enjoyable—ways to do this is to attend a conference, but with thousands available, where do you start?
Like every year, we put together this directory of the top programming and software development conferences that are most beneficial to you, the programmers and developers. Although some conferences will still be held virtually this year, many have moved back to a hybrid model, with options for professionals to attend in-person or online.
This directory will be updated as more conferences announce details, so check back regularly. To add a programming or software development conference to this directory, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the event, including the conference name, dates, location, and a link to the event’s website.
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Top Programming & Software Development Conferences for 2022
Oracle Developer Live
Dates: March 22, Americas; March 24, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Japan, Asia-Pacific
Oracle Developer Live is a series of free virtual events that feature keynotes, technical sessions, hands-on labs, demos, and panels and participation in a live Q&A with experts. Subject matter experts from the Java Platform Group at Oracle will deliver technical content that helps developers create the next generation of rich, scalable, and secure enterprise applications for a wide variety of environments.
Attendees will learn more about:
- Modern Java programming tips and techniques
- Syntax improvements to the Java language
- High-throughput, lightweight concurrency, and new programming models on the Java platform
- Broad support of Java developer frameworks
The Microsoft Ignite conference is Microsoft’s annual meeting specifically for enterprise professionals, services, and products Ignite offers its 25,000+ attendees priority access to technical training, new and innovative tools, and opportunities to network with peers and experts in the tech community.
Of course, the past few years moved online, and this year’s edition will stay digital, too. MyIgnite, as they’ve dubbed it, doesn’t have much detail out yet, but take a look at all the 2021 content that’s on demand to get a sense of what you can expect this year, including sessions such as:
- Innovate Anywhere From Multicloud to Edge
- Protect Everything with End-to-End Security
- Microsoft Ignite Into Focus: Data & AI
- Accelerate Cross-Organization Collaboration with Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365
Date: April 5-7
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
DEVintersection is an annual conference led by top Microsoft experts as they dive deep into new software developments and its intersection with technology. Featuring 100+ in-depth sessions presented by Microsoft engineers and other industry leaders, the 2022 conference will cover topics such as Azure, SQL Server, AI, Big Data, Machine Learning, and more.
Speakers of the 2022 event will include:
- Scott Hanselman, Principal Community Architect for Web Platform and Tools | Microsoft
- George Howell, General Manager of the Solliance Media Practice | Solliance
- Kathleen Dollard, Principal Program Manager | Microsoft
- Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications & Platform | Microsoft
Date: April 6-9
Location: Bristol, UK & Online
The ACCU Conference is the annual conference of the ACCU membership club, but open to any and all who wish to attend. This year’s event is taking place both in-person and online, with a mix of sessions and topics.
The ACCU Conference has always had C++ at its core, but has, from the outset, always been about programming languages, programming tools and techniques, and programming processes. ACCU Conference is a conference by programmers and developers about programming and developing.
This year’s keynotes are Guy Davidson, Hannah Dee, Patricia Aas, and Titus Winters.
Date: April 25-28
Location: Portland, Oregon
DrupalCon is the international educational event that unites the people who use, develop, design and support the Drupal platform. It is the premiere conference to hone your Drupal skills, connect with the community, and learn about the future of web technologies happening with Drupal.
The 2022 DrupalCon will be hosted in-person from Portland, Oregon and will offer keynotes from industry leaders, breakout sessions, informal discussion groups, industry summits and trainings, workshops, social events, and more.
Date: April 25-28
Location: Bellevue, Washington
The PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit is an annual event featuring expert presenters and an opportunity for the entire PowerShell community to network and share ideas. With a focus on Microsoft’s PowerShell automation and configuration tool, the conference offers attendees the opportunity to engage with experts, product team members, and like-minded peers.
The 2022 conference is back to live and in-person, which is an excellent opportunity for networking if you’re working with PowerShell, Desired State Configuration, and related technologies—especially if you’re moving towards a DevOps environment.
Date: April 26- 29
Location: London, UK & Online
DevOpsCon is a leading conference for everything related to Continuous Delivery, microservices, cloud, and Lean business. The 2022 edition is again going hybrid, with fully online or in-person options available.
Attendees of the hybrid conference can expect all the normal top-notch events, from speaker sessions to keynotes to hands-on workshops on the latest developments in DevOps, including:
- Agile threat monitoring
- Continuous delivery with machine learning (CD4ML)
- Cloud privacy
- And much more!
Date: May 10
DockerCon focuses on Docker and its support of next generation distributed apps that are built with containers. Like last year, DockerCon 2022 will be an entirely free, entirely online event, so the value it provides is open to all.
According to their placeholder webpage, virtual attendees can expect:
- Product and innovation demos, from both Docker and Docker partners
- Deep technical sessions led by Docker experts, Docker Captains, and other industry leaders
- Community connection with global Docker enthusiasts
(Check out our Docker Guide.)
Date: Events throughout the year
Facebook F8 is intended for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the social media platform. In typical years, the event features over 50 different sessions and focuses on all concepts related to the social media giant, with deep-dive sessions and product demos that showcased the latest in AI, open source, AR/VR, developer programs as well as new tools across Facebook’s family of apps.
While the highlight of the conference is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote, attendees can usually expect at least one big announcement, as well, regarding the products or new innovations surrounding the site.
There are no major details released at this point but be sure to check back for more updates as they are announced.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWCD) is Apple’s largest event for developers— it dominates the tech scene and garners the attention of press, industry experts, customers, and developers.
WWDC22 will offer unique insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Building on the record-breaking participation and learnings from last year’s online conference, WWDC22 is the time for developers to learn about new technologies, tools, and frameworks to help build innovative and platform-differentiating apps and games.
DeepSource Next is an annual virtual conference by DeepSource focused around the future of code reviews and the practice of writing good code. Listen to exciting product updates, keynotes, panels featuring some of the most prominent people in the developer tools ecosystem, along with fireside chats and expert insights.
Speakers of Next ‘22 will include:
- Dan Stowell, VP of Engineering, Replit
- Gregory Koberger, Founder, ReadMe
- Jai Pradeesh, Co-founder, DeepSource
- John Kinsella, Chief Architect, Accurics
UXDX 2022 (Multiple dates)
Date: May 24-26
Location: New York City & Online
Date: June 22-24
Date: October 12-14
Location: Dublin, Ireland & Online
UXDX, the fastest-growing product development conference in Europe, is hosting its inaugural UXDX USA conference in May 2022 along with events in APAC in June and EMEA in October. The mission of UXDX USA is to deliver real change in teams, helping you take a full-systems view of software development.
The conference this year will feature a variety of sessions, including:
- How To Build A Consistent, Efficient & Scalable Design System
- Security and Privacy when Building Great Products
- Building A Unified Product Team In The Midst Of Accelerated Growth
- How To Experiment In A Zero Failure Environment
- Aligning on a Way of Working Vision
UXDX helps teams shift from working in projects to autonomous product teams delivering real business and customer value. It bridges the barriers between Product, UX, Design, and Dev to help organizations create successful product teams.
Date: 2-3 June 2022
Location: Gdynia, Poland
Cost: Tickets on sale by April
ProductCamp is an immersive 2-day event for Product Managers, Designers, Researchers, Growth Hackers, and all professionals who discover, design, manage, and grow digital products. Each day opens and ends with the keynote. Everything in between is a barcamp = 50+ presentations run simultaneously across six rooms. A transformative peer-to-peer learning and networking experience, you can expect to hear participants share their own stories, lessons, and project insights.
Date: June 21-24
Location: Austin, Texas & Online
Cost: $800- $1,200
Date: September 13- 16
Location: Dublin, Ireland & Online
Open Source Summit is North America and Europe’s premier vendor-neutral conference for open source developers and technologists to collaborate, share information, and learn about the latest technologies and innovations across open source.
The Open Source Summit is a combination of three sub-conferences—LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen—which annually brings together more than 2,000 developers, operators, and industry leaders to learn about the latest trends in open source and dive into the newest technologies.
It covers cornerstone open source technologies; helps ecosystem leaders to navigate open source transformation with the Diversity Empowerment Summit and tracks on business and compliance; and delves into the newest technologies and latest trends touching open source, including networking, cloud-native, edge computing, AI and much more.
Date: September 27-30
Location: New York City & Online
DevOps Con is noted as “The Conference” for Continuous Delivery, Microservices, Docker, Clouds, and Lean Business. DevOps Con is held in both German and English. This year’s event is again hybrid, so it’s your choice whether to attend online or in person in New York.
The in-person conference typically includes an expo floor as well as more than 60 unique sessions and keynotes and provides information about the latest tools, technologies, and methodologies for building and maintaining secure, scalable, and resilient software systems.
Tracks of the past conferences include topics such as:
- Kubernetes Ecosystem
- Microservices & Software Architecture
- Continuous Delivery & Automation
- Cloud Platforms & Serverless
- Business & Company Culture
- Monitoring, Traceability & Diagnostics
Date: October 24-26
Location: San Francisco, California
QCon is an international software development conference that helps software teams adopt new trends and technologies. The event will be back live in San Francisco, with attendees sure to see some major announcements and speakers.
Some benefits of attending QCon are:
- Learn from practitioners driving innovation and change in software
- Identify best practices from those working on in-production projects
- Uncover emerging trends and tools
- Focus on patterns & practices, not products or pitches
- Acquire implementable ideas for your projects
- Meet software leaders from innovator and early adopter companies
- Validate your software development roadmap
Date: February 15-23, 2023
Location: San Francisco Bay, California & Online
DeveloperWeek is one of the largest expo conferences for developers in the world, with regular attendance of more than 8,000 professionals every year. This year, DevWeek moves to a hybrid format, with options of the regular in-person event as well as online at a significantly lower price point.
The conference is broken into a variety of topical tracks:
- APIs & Microservices
- AI & Machine Learning
- Containers & Kubernetes
- DevExec World
- DevOps Summit
- IoT & Hardware
- Product World
- New Developer Technologies (Python/Data & Databases)
Top Programming Conferences of 2022
No matter which of these programming conferences you choose, you will surely gain access to some of the latest technologies and methods in the industry while understanding insights from the top experts in the world.
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