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Last Updated Jan 22, 2015 — DevOps Expert

8 DevOps Conferences You Have To Attend


If you want to hang out with the cool kids, you have to go to "the spot". In this case "the spot" just happens to be 8 super cool conferences where you can meet and mingle with friends and experts alike. Check out these 8 DevOps Conferences You Have To Attend and register today!


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When: May 3-5
Where: Salt Lake City
About: The conference will include one full day of pre-conference SaltStack training on March 3 and two full days of conference sessions from March 4 – 5. Get Salted through hands-on labs and deep-dive technical training, SaltStack use cases, best practices and success stories from your peers, keynotes at scale, and lots of hacking and networking. SaltConf15 will be held at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, March 3-5, and will be bigger and better than ever.

DevDaysDevOps Days

When: Spring and Summer
Where: Paris, Austin, DC, Denver...
About: DevopsDays is a technical conference, aimed at developers, sysadmins and anyone else involved in technology, wether expert or beginner.Truth is that agile techniques used in development have an impact on the way operations organizes its work. Similar, operations and sysadmins are becoming programmers because of the virtualization and automation trend where everything is managed through an API.


Puppet Conference

When: Oct. 5-9
Where: Portland, Oregon
About: PuppetConf is the must-attend IT operations conference of the year. It features training and over 100 hours of keynotes, tracks and demos to guide Puppet Labs customers and users with best practices for leveraging Puppet technologies and partner solutions to deliver more business value, faster. Every year PuppetConf delivers an unforgettable experience.

velocityVelocity Conference

When: May, August, October
Where: California, China, New York, Amsterdam
About: Velocity is the place where you'll hear first about the latest web performance and operations techniques. It's where you'll learn from the people who live and breathe operations and performance year round. It's where you'll bring your biggest challenges and headaches, and find solutions that really work.

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Chef Conference

When: March 31 - April 2
Where: Santa Clara, CA
About: ChefConf 2015 is the largest, most vibrant gathering of web-scale IT and DevOps leaders, practitioners, and innovators. Featuring three days of inspired discussions, collaborative presentations, technical training, and hands-on labs focused on automating infrastructure and the continuous delivery of applications.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 12.39.50 PMCloud Expo

When: June and November
Where: New York and California
About: Cloud Expo offers a vast selection of technical and strategic Industry Keynotes, General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and signature Power Panels. The exhibition floor features 100+ exhibitors offering specific solutions and comprehensive strategies. The floor also features a Demo Theater that give delegates the opportunity to get even closer to the technology they want to see and the people who offer it


Docker Conference

When: June 22-23
Where: San Francisco, CA
About: DockerCon 2015 will be a two-day Docker-centric conference gathering Docker experts, contributors and partners from various countries and fields of study. In addition to the classic Docker use cases, we hope to receive submissions from speakers who have been using Docker for Bioinformatics analysis, Radio Astronomy, Energy data transmission and more.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 12.58.24 PMDevOps Summit

When: June and November
Where: New York and California
About: The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put out fires, and support time generally. Time spent on infrastructure development is significantly increased, and DevOps practitioners report more software releases and higher quality.

*Also be sure to check out the Jenkins User Conferences when they come to a town near your!

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