There’s no doubt that technology has made it easier to form groups and bust silos in meat-space. Now, the challenge is finding the best bang for your hard earned buck – and there’s so many choices! From small boutique hangouts to mega conferences, every use case is served by some new flavor of the day.
In this Datanauts show, we’re going to navel gaze a bit into how the modern social nerd can squeeze every last kilobyte of value from the buffet of events available to tech professionals seeking enlightenment.
If you’ve got a favorite event we missed, or you want to share your own experiences with live tech gatherings, hit up the comments section below.
Sponsor: Aruba Atmosphere Conference
Atmosphere, the largest mobility conference on earth, takes place March 6th through the 11th at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It features keynote speakers–including HPE CEO Meg Whitman–breakout sessions, and technology demos (along with a few receptions and parties!)
And the Packet Pushers will be on site to record several podcasts with Aruba subject matter experts and chat with fellow conference attendees. If you’re going to be at Atmosphere, we’d like to meet you, shake your hand, and hear about the IT projects you’re working on. Register now, and keep an ear out for the podcasts from Aruba Atmosphere that we’ll publish in the Weekly Show and Priority Queue feeds.
Part 1 – The Big Boy Conferences
- Cisco Live
- EMC World
- HP Discover
- Microsoft Ignite
- AWS re:invent
Part 2 – Meetups And Smaller Group Meetings
- Pair programs (mentor/mentee)
- Local NOGs (CHI-NOG, BOSNOG)
- User Groups: VMware User Group, Cisco User Group, Powershell User Group
Part 3 – In-Between Events – Not Too Large, Not Too Small
- DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES), OSCON, Tech.Unplugged
- NANOG, ONUG, ONS, ODL Summit, OPNFV Summit, PyCon