Best Tech Conferences and Events 2024. Part 2

In our previous post, we covered the major tech conferences of the first half of 2024. In this post, we have put together the most interesting IT conferences and events happening from July to December this year.

For your convenience, we have divided them into several sections, with events appearing in chronological order within each section.

Tech business

In this section, you will find events that would be of interest to both programmers and tech decision-makers looking for new solutions and willing to keep up with the latest developments in the IT industry.

Techspo Silicon Valley 2024

July 8–9

San Francisco, US

Techspo Silicon Valley 2024 gathers a wide range of participants, including developers, marketers, technology providers, designers, and inventors. You will have the opportunity to explore advancements in various sectors—Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech, and SaaS—and meet high-profile investors, experts, and journalists.

To learn more and obtain discounts on passes and other products, download the free Techspo brochure here.

The exhibition also features a limited-attendance event, the DigiMarCon Silicon Valley Digital Marketing Conference, which focuses on digital marketing strategies and trends.

For more global Techspo events, check out this page.

Rally Innovation

August 28–29

Indianapolis, US

Rally Innovation focuses on cross-sector innovations, showing how best practices from different industries can be applied to your business. The event that brings together emerging and existing software technologies, including Web 3.0, Blockchain, AI, Apps, and Cybersecurity, to address and solve B2B, ecosystem, and B2C challenges.

Head speakers this year include:

  • JoAnn Garbin, Director of Innovation at Microsoft;
  • Adrienne Brown, Head of Corporate Business Development for Eli Lilly;
  • Brett Flinchum, CEO of Stellar, a leading GenAI company;
  • Jeanne King, Partnership Specialist at NASA,
  • and many others.

Innovations range from sustainable food systems and digital therapeutics to breakthroughs in cleantech and the merging of traditional sports with esports, creating a platform for revolutionary ideas that impact global industries.

Rally Innovation is definitely a great platform for networking, building relationships, and creating partnerships.

The conference also features the 25 IN-Prize pitch competition, the finalists of which will present their pitches to an audience of venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. The winners are set to receive up to $5 million in investment.

TechCrunch Disrupt

October 28–29

San Francisco, US

TechCrunch Disrupt is a well-known technology conference with a focus on startups. Hosted by TechCrunch, a global online platform, it’s an ultimate choice for those looking for the intersection of tech and entrepreneurship. The conference features keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions with industry experts. Some of the topics include “How to Hire in 2025,” “The Next Multi-Billion Tech Companies,” “Free But Not Cheap, the Open-Source Dilemma,” and others.

Connecting 10,000 Startup Leaders and 1200+ Investors

Additionally, it hosts the Startup Battlefield competition, where new companies pitch their ideas to leading investors for a chance to win a $100K investment package.

Web Summit

November 11–14

Lisbon, Portugal

Web Summit began as a small-scale tech conference in Dublin in 2009, founded by Irish entrepreneur Paddy Cosgrave. Since then, it has grown into a leading tech event covered by publications like Politico and The New York Times, annually gathering thousands of participants from around the world including CEOs, founders, investors, media personalities, politicians, and cultural leaders.

700,000+ participants

2,600+ startups

900+ investors

Its major event now takes place every November in Lisbon, with additional conferences hosted in South America, the Middle East, North America, and Asia.

Web Summit features discussions on future trends and the role of technology in society, with a lineup of high-level speakers including:

  • Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair of Microsoft;
  • Jessica Sibley, CEO of TIME;
  • Cristiano Amon, CEO and President of Qualcomm;
  • and others.

Here’s a glimpse into the 2023 Web Summit:

You will find more Web Summit global events here.

Software development conferences 2024

Below, we have compiled conferences dedicated specifically to various aspects of software development.

THAT Conference

July 29–August 7

Wisconsin, US

This year, the agenda of THAT Conference/Camp includes workshops such as “Mastering Vue.js - A Comprehensive Introduction” and “Intro to Embedded Rust with Micro:bit,” along with practical sessions like “Defensive Coding Bootcamp,” “Component Libraries: The Foundation of Accessibility at Scale,” “Data Driven UX Decisions,” and “Unblocking Your CI/CD with Ephemeral Environments.”

The event is an opportunity to participate in collaborative projects and explore cutting-edge aspects of software development.

Open Source Summit Europe

September 16–18

Vienna, Austria

The Open Source Summit Europe 2024, organized by the Linux Foundation, serves as a gathering place for open-source code contributors. It offers a platform for face-to-face problem-solving, discussions, and collaboration. Its ultimate goal is to further advance open source and contribute to a sustainable open-source ecosystem.

The summit is designed for developers, leadership teams, and academics.

Open Source Summit

The conference includes a variety of events, such as:

  • CloudOpen: a platform for engineers, cloud developers, and operations teams to discover new tools and projects;
  • ContainerCon: focused on ways of adopting containerization to enhance automation, portability, and efficiency;
  • Critical Software Summit: featuring talks and presentations on safety-critical products and infrastructure;
  • Digital Trust: discussing the tools and ways to enhance trustworthiness and security in the digital space.

Check out the full list of microconferences during the Open Source Summit.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the field, discuss your ideas with experts, and explore career opportunities with the world’s leading technology companies.

Functional programming

At Serokell, functional programming is at the core of our work. We believe that FP conferences are a must-visit for everyone involved in modern software development.

ICFP

September 2–7

Milan, Italy

The International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) brings together researchers, and FP practitioners from around the world. With a focus on functional programming, the conference is a platform for exchanging ideas, presenting cutting-edge research, and exploring the latest developments in the field.

This year’s ICFP conference offers paper presentations, keynote speeches, workshops, and tutorials. The conference tracks include Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, FARM, TyDe, and others.

The Haskell track at ICFP 2024, named the Haskell Symposium, presents original research on Haskell, addressing both best practices and development directions. Topics include language design, theory and its implementation, libraries, tools, applications, functional pearls, experience reports, tutorials, and demos.

The Erlang track at ICFP 2024, represented by the 23rd ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop, aims to unite the open source, academic, and industrial communities involved in Erlang and other BEAM languages.

The workshop focuses on actor model programming, distribution, and concurrency, discussing various techniques and technologies.

RustConf 2024

September 10–13

Montreal, Canada

Since 2016, Rustaceans have gathered each year at RustConf, one the most-loved annual conferences celebrating Rust and its open-source ecosystem. For eight years, the conference has been managed by an external event company in collaboration with community organizers. In 2024, the Rust Foundation will take over hosting duties, bringing RustConf to the city of Montreal, Canada.

The official program will be announced later, but selected keynotes and speakers are already known:

  • “Making Open Source Secure By Design” by Aeva Black, Open Source Security Lead, CISA.
  • “Project Goals: Rust Roadmap 2.0” by Nicholas Matsakis, Co-Lead Rust Language Design Team, Amazon Sr. Principal Eng.
  • “Safety In An Unsafe World” by Joshua Liebow-Feeser, Software Engineer, Fuchsia Security, Google.

Additionally, on Friday, September 13, the Rust Foundation will host a half-day event alongside RustConf, dedicated to professional Rust usage, titledRust Global.

To secure your place, register for an “Industry/Government” ticket at RustConf.

Code Beam

October 14–15

Berlin, Germany

Code BEAM Europe is a major conference for Erlang and Elixir programmers in Europe. The event focuses on the BEAM virtual machine that powers both languages and supports scalable, fault-tolerant applications in demanding production environments. As the largest European gathering for the FP community, Code BEAM is the perfect venue for sharing, learning, and inspiring each other while exploring practical applications in various sectors such as Fintech, eCommerce, IoT, and more.

JDD

October 22–23

Krakow, Poland

JDD is a conference for Java enthusiasts, including software engineers, developers, team leaders, and others passionate about this technology. The event fosters a community-driven agenda in collaboration with local Java User Groups (JUGs), aiming to create an environment conducive to networking and learning.

There, you can meet top experts, renowned speakers, and experienced programmers who discuss the latest trends and challenges in the IT industry.

Additionally, the conference supports emerging talent through the JUGmajster contest, which offers debutant speakers from local JUGs a platform to present their ideas and gain recognition through a community-voted award.

Big Data and AI

The fields of big data and AI are undoubtedly the fastest-paced areas in modern technology. Conferences provide condensed knowledge about what you need to follow and learn.

ICML

July 21–27

Vienna, Austria & Online

The International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) will take place for the 41st time this year. It’s famous for showcasing and publishing state-of-the-art research covering all aspects of machine learning and its applications in artificial intelligence, data science, machine vision, computational biology, speech recognition, and robotics.

Discover a list of practical workshops here.

As usual, prominent researchers from leading organizations in the field will be featured at the event. It’s an excellent place for ML engineers, academics, and industry professionals to share ideas, discover new tools and methods, and network.

Big Data LDN

September 18–19

London, UK

Big Data LDN is the UK’s leading tech event for data collection and storing, analytics, and AI. This free-to-attend conference and exhibition focuses on how to build a dynamic, data-driven business. It features 200 exhibitors and 300 speakers.

Use this link for free registration

The event features 15 conference streams, grouped by subjects.The program is still in the making, but you can get an idea from previous editions which covered the following areas:

  • Analytics and DEcision Intelligence;
  • Data and AI Governance;
  • Customer Data Platforms and Personalization;
  • Data Mesh and Data Fabric;
  • Data Strategy;
  • GenAI;
  • Analytics and Storytelling;
  • Teams and Culture.

The exhibition brings together leading data analytics and AI solution providers from around the world, showcasing hands-on product demos and the latest technology from both global blue-chip companies and innovative startups. And of course, Big Data LDN provides excellent networking opportunities.

OpenAI DevDay

TBC: location, date, and format

Last year, Open AI held its first developer conference. This year’s event is yet to be confirmed, but you can expect many useful talks, workshops, and hands-on sessions focused on GPT-4, DALL-E, and Codex.

Find out more about the first edition of the event:

DevOps, SRE, Cloud

In this section, we feature the conferences providing perspectives on the world of DevOps, SRE, and cloud-native technologies.

InfoQ Dev Summit Munich

Sept 26–27

Munich, Germany

The InfoQ Dev Summit Munich presents an agenda that covers topics such as Generative AI, software security, and modern web applications, with an emphasis on sharing practical knowledge and networking.

Program includes talks on Java, Go, microservices, DevSecOps workflows and multicloud practices. Some of the featured topics include:

  • Efficient management of large language models (“Taking LLMs out of the Black Box: A Practical Guide to Human-in-the-Loop Distillation”);
  • The implementation of Java with eBPF for advanced cloud security ("Building a Lightning Fast Firewall with Java & eBPF”);
  • AI-driven software development (“Efficient DevSecOps Workflows With a Little Help From AI”).

For more information on the summit, see the list of frequently asked questions.

DevOps Con

7–10 October

New York, US & Online

DevOpsCon is designed to cater to professionals involved in continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), the Kubernetes ecosystem, agile methodologies, and lean business practices.

The event brings together operations specialists, platform engineers, site reliability engineers (SREs), C-level executives, IT leaders, product owners, and software developers. It features a variety of sessions and workshops discussing innovations and challenges in the field.

Check out the program details and a broad list of workshops here.

With many attendees in senior technical positions, DevOpsCon is a key event for networking and gaining insights into the latest industry trends.

Serverless Architecture

October 21–23

Berlin, Germany & Online

The Serverless Architecture Conference explores topics in cloud-native environments. It features sessions on securing serverless applications, building SaaS platforms on AWS, serverless operations, and full-stack development using serverless technologies.

The conference’s sessions address both basic and advanced aspects of serverless technology. Highlights include sessions on enhancing security and efficiency in serverless SaaS platforms, extending AWS Lambda functionalities, and implementing secure authorization in serverless environments.

If you cannot join in person, attend online.

Remote tickets are available here.

The event is an ideal platform for developers, architects, and IT executives to learn about the latest developments in optimizing performance, scaling effectively, and reducing costs in serverless settings.

AWS re:Invent

December 2–6

Las Vegas, US

AWS re:Invent is a five-day conference featuring a plethora of activities including keynotes by AWS leaders like incoming CEO Matt Garman, breakout sessions, chalk talks, interactive labs, and more. re:Invent offers opportunities to engage with AWS experts and peers.

Focus area: generative AI, analytics, and cloud operations.

In previous editions of AWS re:Invent, speakers have included Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services; Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of AWS Utility Computing; and Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Data and AI at AWS, among others.

Can I attend re:Invent virtually?

The keynote and innovation talks will be viewable via livestream during the event, and available to watch on demand after the event. AWS re:Invent breakout content is highly interactive and designed for in-person participation, so we aren’t able to make the majority of learning sessions available virtually.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is an essential aspect of modern business, therefore, attending thematic cyber security conferences is a must for any IT professional.

CISO Singapore

August 20–21

Singapore

CISO Singapore brings together over 40 speakers to discuss governance, risk management, information security program management, and incident response.

Key themes cover tailoring security programs to organizational needs, governance and risk management, and readiness and response to breaches.

Notable speakers:

  • Charles Nwatu from Netflix,
  • Phoram Mehta from PayPal,
  • Veronica Tan from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.

If you are interested in becoming a speaker, you can apply here.

it-sa Expo&Congress

October 22–24

Nuremberg, Germany

Promoted as Europe’s leading IT security expo, the it-sa IT Security Expo and Congress is a key venue for learning about the latest trends and innovations in IT security.

Find out the program details.

Last year, it-sa Expo&Congress attracted around 800 exhibitors, more than 19,400 visitors, and over 3,300 online participants, making it one of the biggest events in the security and privacy sector.

Conclusion

In this post, we’ve covered a selection of the top IT conferences for the second half of 2024. They’re a great way to learn about the latest advancements in IT and expand your professional network.

If you’re interested in discovering more events to keep your edge, you can find additional information here.

If you are looking for more up-to-date information, check the latest publications in our blog.

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