Are you the type of person who always sees tech conferences on social media or search engines but never gets around to attending one? As you may know, attending tech conferences is an excellent way to improve your skills, gain valuable knowledge and insights, and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices. However, tech events can bring you more benefits than that and today we will show you!
Top reasons to attend a tech conference
To do networking
This is probably the most obvious reason why people attend tech conferences. Networking is key to meeting other professionals in the industry, establishing relationships, building communities, and even asking for advice or getting the opinion of others on certain topics. By networking, you can increase your visibility in the industry and meet potential clients, partners, or investors.
To get motivated and inspired
Most tech conferences invite speakers with a long industry history or work at top companies. In addition to sharing their knowledge, these speakers also share stories of projects where they have failed or achieved success. These stories can inspire you and give you a boost of motivation, especially if you feel identified with them.
To find your next job
Not happy with your current job? Tech conferences are sponsored by leading companies in the industry that offer their services and are also interested in meeting potential candidates to join their teams. You can have the chance to talk to them directly and learn more about the way they work, their benefits, and their expectations
To learn and have fun!
The goal of tech conferences is for you to learn, but not everything is technical content. In addition to talks and workshops, tech conferences offer other activities so that attendees can have a good time and have fun.
Top directories to find tech conferences
Were you motivated by our reasons for attending tech conferences? If so, we can help you find a conference in your area that aligns with your interests in the tech world. Here are some conference directories that can be of great help:
In this directory, you will find hundreds of tech conferences taking place around the world, so no matter where you are, there is sure to be something near you! You have options to filter by country, or even by technology.
An open-source and crowd-sourced directory of conferences around software development. Just like the one mentioned above, Confs.Tech allows you to filter by continent, technology, or modality. If you cannot move from your country, you can find many online events worth attending.
An international event and venue search engine. Their goal is to simplify the search for events near you and relevant to you. Unlike the other directories mentioned above, this one does not focus on a specific topic. You can find technology events, but you may also find other events focused on finances, healthcare, management, and more.
A directory focused solely on technology and programming events. Filtering in this directory is a bit limited, you can filter by continent but not by country or technology. They have hundreds of interesting events!
Last but not least, if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest conferences, you can keep an eye on Apiumhub‘s calendar of events. We update it on a weekly basis! In our calendar, you may find events related to mobile development, web development, software architecture, quality assurance, and more.
And if that wasn’t enough, Apiumhub organizes its own software architecture event. It is the Global Software Architecture Summit (GSAS), an event that brings together hundreds of industry experts to share knowledge, have a good time, and network. This year the event will take place on October 9th, 10th, and 11th in the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona. Top industry leaders including Mark Richards, Neal Ford, Jacqui Read, Sonya Natanzon, Ben Evans, and more will be there to share their knowledge with the software architecture community. Are you going to miss it? Tickets are already on sale, you can get yours here. We hope to see you there!