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Must-attend cloud conferences in the second half of 2019

As cloud computing continues to advance, it can be hard for IT professionals to stay up to date. Cloud conferences are the perfect way to connect with industry experts and peers to learn about new technologies, current market trends, best practices and what to expect in the future.

Here are a few cloud conferences and events for IT pros to attend in the second half of 2019.

Google Cloud Next ‘19

April 9-11
San Francisco

Google’s biggest event of the year invites IT professionals of all skill levels to attend hundreds of sessions, labs, demonstrations, panels, breakouts and bootcamps, as well as complete certification exams. Topics covered include Google Cloud Platform services and products, containers, serverless, machine learning and more.

Open Infrastructure Summit

April 29-May 1

This OpenStack event offers more than 300 sessions, presentations and workshops that focus on open infrastructure and related technologies. Attendees can learn more about public, private and hybrid cloud architectures, orchestration, networks, security, open source platforms and other related subjects.

AWS U.S. Summits

Chicago – May 30
Washington, DC – June 11 and 12
New York – July 11

These AWS Summits are free events that offer a place for IT professionals to become more familiar with AWS services and products. Attendees can hear from leaders, experts and customers in numerous sessions, demonstrations, workshops, labs and more.


June 24-26
Santa Clara, California

The 23rd International CloudEXPO invites all IT professions to attend sessions and panels to learn more about cloud technologies and future advances. Popular topics include cloud infrastructure management, DevOps, containers, serverless, machine learning, AI and more.

HotCloud ’19

July 8
Renton, Washington

The 11th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, known as HotCloud, brings together IT pros and researchers to discuss current and future trends in the cloud. There are sessions and workshops to help users expand their knowledge of cloud computing technologies.

Gartner Catalyst Conference

August 12-15
San Diego

At the Gartner Catalyst Conference, analysts are available to take a technical deep dive in current trends that challenge users. IT pros have a chance to talk to experts and peers about their issues and how to solve them. Attendees can choose to follow different tracks that cover specific subjects such as cloud infrastructure, architecture and operations.

VMworld 2019

August 25-29
San Francisco

VMworld’s event covers numerous subjects and offers different learning tracks. For cloud, users can navigate hybrid cloud infrastructure, multi-cloud operations, container technologies, networking and security. It also covers emerging trends which includes IoT, edge computing and machine learning.

Oracle OpenWorld

September 16-19
San Francisco

At Oracle OpenWorld, IT pros can get hands-on experience in labs, check out product demos, listen to industry experts and more. Sessions cover cloud topics such as Oracle cloud adoption, implementation and deployment.

Microsoft Ignite

November 4-8
Orlando, Florida

At this Microsoft’s conference, IT pros can connect with experts, explore new technology, get hands-on experience and more. With more than 700 deep-dive sessions and over 100 workshops, attendees can discover various new products, skills and advancement in a wide range of subjects. Those interested in Azure can attend multiple sessions that cover Kubernetes, cloud application security, cost optimization, Microsoft cloud services and other topics.

KubeCon and CloudNativeCon

November 18-21
San Diego

These two conferences bring together the open source and cloud native community. Users and experts can attend sessions and co-located events to talk about cloud-native apps, containers, orchestration, open source technologies and more.

AWS re:Invent

December 2-6
Las Vegas

AWS re:Invent is one of the largest cloud events of the year that hosts users of all experience levels. It offers a large number of breakout sessions, labs and bootcamps for different skill sets. IT pros can navigate cloud advancements, current services and new AWS products.

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