6 Best Virtual Tech Conferences to Attend in 2023 | Dreamfactory

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While many events are now returning to live venues, hybrid or virtual conferences will still be important in 2023. This is great news for many application developers, who don’t have to take time off to travel and can enjoy high-quality talks and workshops from the comfort of their own desks! Many 2023 events are still looking for expert speakers from various industries, so if you think you have something to offer the tech community, it’s always worth getting in touch with the organizers as early as possible.

Whether you run a virtual stall or simply attend and enjoy the events, virtual conferences are a great way to network and talk to others in your field. DreamFactory has brought together some of the best virtual conferences to attend in 2023, for developers and others wanting to stay ahead of the digital curve.

Here's the 6 different conferences we cover in this article:

1. API Conference

Price: Starting at £395

Date: April 8 – 11, 2024

2023’s API Conference is being held jointly at in London and online, allowing developers and tech professionals to join from wherever they are in the world and discuss the best API tools, strategies and more. Attendees should expect four days packed with expert speakers from software engineers to business process architecture consultants. The organizers have even provided a handy template to help you convince your boss to pay for your ticket!

2. Cisco Live 2024

Price: Online event is free to attend and available on-demand

Date: June 2-6, 2024

Highlights from last year’s virtual Cisco Event are still available to watch online, for free. They plan to do the same for the highly anticipated 2024 event, although there are limited places available for the in-person event held in Las Vegas. The 2023 Cisco event covered a huge range of technology topics, including correlating and securing apps across the Cloud, Kubernetes and optimizing app performance. People hoping to attend in person can book tickets now but there’s no need to register for the online event at this time.

3. Infosecurity Europe

Price: TBA

Date: June 4-6, 2024

This is one of the best virtual conferences to attend for anyone involved in or interested in cybersecurity. 2023’s Infosecurity event was purely digital and while registration for the 2023 event has not yet opened, it’s generally anticipated to be a hybrid event. The in-person event takes place at ExCel in London and the conference is one of the largest of its kind. Last year’s theme was “Resilience”, exploring how communities, industries and tech professionals deal with today’s cybersecurity challenges. There was also a focus on utilizing innovation to boost ROI, so DreamFactory is excited to see what the theme will be for the 2023 event. We can help you understand how to make your APIs secure and safer for your organization.

4. Gartner Tech Growth and Innovation Conference

Price: $3,475 Early Bird Pricing

Date: March 20-21, 2024

All developers and tech professionals can benefit from a wider understanding of the industry and what’s impacting current growth. The 2023 virtual event covered product management strategies, leveraging emerging technologies and reinventing strategies to deal with crises like the pandemic. Gartner events are always popular and the 2024 event will be virtual as well as in-person in Grapevine, Texas to allow as many people as possible to attend.

5. Developer Week

Price: $325 upwards but discounts available for students, government employees and groups

Date: February 27 to 29, 2024

In early 2024, the SF Bay Area hosts the world’s largest developer conference over 7 days. Guests also have the option to join virtually from February 27nd, with last year’s online program boasting at least 30 virtual workshops and numerous events throughout the week. Topics will run from AI and machine learning right through to IoT and connected hardware. Expect a focus on new developer technologies and competitions to create apps under pressure.

6. Google Cloud Next

Date: April 9-11, 2024

Attending the Google Cloud Next conference presents a valuable chance to stay abreast of the newest advancements in generative AI, Google Cloud development, and collaborative tech. It's an ideal setting to engage with Google Cloud specialists and connect with leaders in the industry. Consistent with its legacy, the conference will reveal the latest offerings in Google Cloud products. For those keen on staying at the forefront of technological innovation, marking this event in your calendar is essential.

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