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16 DevOps and IT Ops Events in 2018 You Just Can’t Miss

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DevOps matters now more than ever! As the interest in DevOps and IT Ops continues on the upswing, businesses are finding ways to automate, streamline, and accelerate software development and delivery processes. Building software products and offering services that satisfy customer needs requires constant interaction with industry leaders who have exhibited high performance. We made it easy for you and comprised a list of 16 interesting events and conferences in 2018, so you can plan ahead and create a convenient and value-packed schedule for your business. Our list is based on the following factors: a format that supports learning, networking, and community building; a diverse speaker, partners, and attendee list of market leaders; distinction in highlighting directions for various industries; and popularity, with a strong social media following. Devopsdays
  January to November
  US, Canada, Europe (25 cities)
Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Topics include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture. The conference will gather a huge international community of specialists interested in improving the IT industry worldwide.

Atlassian Team Tour

  February to April
  US, Europe, Australia (10 cities)
One of Atlassian’s biggest world tours; this year the team is headed to 10 cities to unveil new product updates, share the latest team practices, and discuss the future of teamwork. There are three special legs: Team Tools and Practices, Government Symposium (in Washington, D.C.; focusing on how government agencies use Atlassian to transform and modernize their organizations), and Future of Teamwork, which allows you to dive deep into trends affecting global teamwork.

The Millennium Alliance DevOps Day New York

  April 5
  117 West 46th Street, NY
This is not just another DevOps event. DevOps Day NY provides an additional platform for IT leaders to debate and strategize. It is your chance to meet with other IT leaders from across the Tri-State area, in an intimate setting. With high-level content, disruptive solution providers, and enhanced networking opportunities, this one-day event promises to provide you with the latest IT strategies and technologies to take back to your business.
  April 9-12
  Park Plaza Victoria London, London
Jax DevOps is a four-day conference for software experts featuring in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and methodologies for lean businesses. The event will cover such topics as Continuous Delivery and Automation, Microservices, Cloud Platforms and Services, Container Technologies, Agile and Company Culture, and more. There will be 60 plus workshops, sessions, and insightful keynotes addressing trends and best practices from 40 plus international and industry experts, and a two-day-long Expo reception from top IT companies like IBM, Hashicorp, Nasdaq, and Financial Times. You can also attend a parallel conference, JAX Finance.


  May 7-10
  Las Vegas, NV
“Knowledge18 conference – Spark your Transformation” is the world’s largest gathering of service management professionals using enterprise cloud services to change the way people work. With something for everyone in the field of IT, Security, HR, Customer Service, and Business Apps, the event will have 300 plus breakout sessions, 120 plus hands-on labs, 85% customer-led sessions, and 18,000 attendees. Get your hands on the hottest technology trends at CreatorCon – the place to be for developers and architects ready to build awesome stuff on the Now Platform. Go beyond the buzzwords to discover why diversity is critical to business success. Women in Tech is a dynamic initiative open to anyone seeking to support a diverse STEM workforce. Meet and mingle with fellow federal, financial, higher education, or healthcare professionals at our special interest groups and sessions custom-tailored to your industry.

Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit

  May 15-17
  Hilton Orlando, Orlando, FL
One of the biggest IT operations summits, Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit will focus on agility, innovation, and transformation. With inspirational keynote speakers, Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers, and Gartner analysts from across the world, the summit will cover topics such as Cloud and Automation, IT Operations Optimization, DevOps & Agile IT Operations, Emerging Trends in IT Operations, and Leadership and Strategies. The sessions and workshops will cover areas of Security and Risk, ITSM, Bimodal IT, and Cost Optimization.


  May 23-26
  Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
ChefConf is the annual gathering of the DevOps  and Continuous Automation Community. It brings together a vibrant and passionate legion of IT professionals and business leaders whose jobs and companies have been fundamentally transformed through Chef and the DevOps movement. This year will see a combination of sessions delivered by leading experts in DevOps, cloud-native development, and IT strategies from around the world, along with workshops, training programs, keynotes and breakouts, and the DevOps Leadership Summit, Community Summit, Partner Summit, Chef Awards, Chef Certification Exam, and Hackday. This event boasts the presence of 2,000 business leaders and practitioners in Chicago.

DevOps West

  June 3-9
  Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
DevOps West Conference #BetterSoftwareCon from Techwell is sponsored by innovators like Delphix, Go2Group, Atlassian, Parasoft, and Tap.QA. Speakers from Microsoft, eBay, and Thoughtworks among others can be seen at this event. Find out how the practice of DevOps brings cross-functional stakeholders together to deliver software with greater speed and agility. DevOps West, held in conjunction with Better Software West and Agile Dev West conferences, will focus on DevOps, Development, DevOps and Test/QA, Personal Improvement, Process and Metrics, and User Experience (UX).

HPE Discover

  June 18-21
  Las Vegas, NV
Discover 2018 is a premier global event for customers and partners. Thousands of technology professionals and IT decision-makers will attend to experience the full depth, breadth, and innovation of the industry-leading Hewlett Packard Enterprise portfolio, all together in one place. HPE aims to make Hybrid IT simple, power the Intelligent Edge, and provide the expertise to bring it all together with HPE Pointnext Services.

DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES)

  June 25-26
  The O2, Intercontinental London, London
DOES 2018, an IT Revolution event and one of the the biggest European DevOps conferences has 23 sponsors across the EU. It will gather 500 plus attendees, 40 plus speakers from leading IT businesses, and showcase 40 plus sessions. The list of partners, keynotes, and speakers includes Automic, GitHub, New Relic, Chef, XebiaLabs, Atlassian, and many more. DevOps Enterprise Summit is a conference for the leaders of large, complex organizations implementing DevOps principles and practices. The event programming emphasizes both evolving technical and architectural practices and the methods needed to lead widespread change efforts in large organizations. The goal is to give leaders the tools and practices they need to develop and deploy software faster and to win in the marketplace.

Atlassian Summit

  September 4-6
  Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona
Summit is Atlassian’s annual user conference and biggest global event of the year. Transform the way your team works and witness Atlassian’s latest innovations first-hand. Thousands of attendees from across the world will be seen networking with each other. The 2018 Summit will host a series of interesting conferences and activities: AtlasCamp, a developer conference with training programs led by Atlassian-certified professionals; ShipIt, a 24-hour period of innovation; and Partner Day for Solutions Partners, Marketplace Vendors, Corporate Resellers, Training Partners, and Affiliates from around the world. Apart from speed networking and attending sessions, attendees get a chance to shake a leg at the Atlassian Bash.

Jenkins World

  September 16-18
  Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
Jenkins World is the event for everything Jenkins – community, CloudBees, ecosystem, and DevOps. It brings together DevOps thought leaders, continuous delivery practitioners, and the Jenkins community and ecosystem in one global event, providing 2,000 plus attendees with the opportunity to learn, explore, network face-to-face, and help shape the next revolution of Jenkins development and solutions for DevOps. Jenkins World is designed specifically for IT executives, DevOps practitioners, and Jenkins users and partners, and is more than just a conference. It will cover topics such as culture, process design, automated testing, performance measurement, security, and more at sessions, workshops, training programs, and other events.


  September 25-28
  Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA
Dreamforce, the largest software conference in the world, is hosted by Salesforce. Dreamforce draws a global audience across key industries and core lines of business. It is a powerful opportunity for sponsors to position themselves as leaders in the world’s largest and most innovative cloud partner ecosystem, and to blaze a trail forward for their businesses. The four-day event is action-packed with sessions, keynotes, networking events, parties, and more. Here you can meet 170,000 plus professionals and industry leaders, and connect with the Salesforce family from customers and partners to employees and thought leaders. With 2,700 plus breakout sessions, and training and certification opportunities planned for every role in every industry, anyone attending this event will get hands-on experience with the latest product innovations.

IP EXPO Europe

  October 3-4
  ExCeL London, London
IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s biggest IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward. With six top IT events under one roof, 300 plus exhibitors and 300 plus free-to-attend seminar sessions, IP EXPO Europe is the must-attend IT event of the year for CIOs, heads of IT, security specialists, heads of insight and tech experts. The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. IP EXPO Europe now incorporates Cloud EuropeCyber Security EuropeNetworks & Infrastructure EuropeAI, Analytics & IOT EuropeDevOps Europe, and Open Source Europe.

DevOps East

  November 4-9
  Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL
The DevOps East Conference #BetterSoftwareCon from Techwell is sponsored by innovators like Delphix, Panaya, NetApp, Perforce, Ranorex, and Techwell. This annual conference gathers a passionate community of speakers and experts from various countries across the globe. Learn from industry experts how your organization can apply DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time-to-market, reduce lead time, and more successfully deliver stable new features. DevOps East, held in conjunction with Better Software East and Agile Dev East conferences, will focus on DevOps/Continuous Delivery; Digital Transformation; Automation, Development, Test, and Release; Career and Professional Development, Development and Test Frameworks; and Architecture and Design.

AWS re:Invent

  November 26-30
  Las Vegas, NV
AWS re:Invent 2018, the largest gathering of the cloud computing community, brings together customers to network, engage, and learn more about AWS. Attendees will connect with peers and cloud experts, collaborate at bootcamps, and learn how AWS can improve productivity, security, and performance. This gathering is a week’s worth of keynotes, breakout sessions, training and certification, an Expo, networking opportunities, and after-hours activities.
Leverage powerful keynotes, sessions, breakouts, and training workshops from industry-leading experts to drive more value to your business, gain a competitive advantage, and provide top-notch service to your customers! Event_Calendar_infographics.png  {{cta(‘9c0add22-f993-4aef-a13c-22800edad210′,’justifyleft’)}}    

Soumya Menon

Marketing Communication and Content Manager at Go2Group
Marketing Communication and Content Manager at Go2Group, responsible for communication and content marketing strategy. For 13 years, I have assisted businesses in B2B and B2C industries in integrating content marketing into their marketing plans to achieve their business goals. I specialize in creating and developing content (in-bound and out-bound) across various online and offline channels from websites, blogs, and social media platforms to email marketing, mobile marketing, and marketing communication collateral.
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