In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many technology conferences have decided to turn their events into virtual events.
Here is a list of upcoming software conferences and where they will take place:
- Previously scheduled for March 16 to March 20, 2020 in San Francisco.
The Game Developers Conference has been postponed. There will be recorded versions of GDC sessions streamed on the GDC Twitch channel March 16-20. The team still plans to host an in-person event the week of August 3 in San Francisco.
- Previously scheduled for March 25, 2020.
- The Apache Foundation has canceled this event.
“In light of the World Health Organization raising the threat level about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have decided, after much consideration, to cancel.
- Previously scheduled for March 31-April 2 in Las Vegas.
- A virtual event will now take place April 1-2. Registration is free of cost.
“Because the health and safety of Atlassians, our customers, and partners are our highest priority, we’ve decided to suspend this year’s Summit in Las Vegas,” the company said in a statement. “We are planning to offer some great content online during our Atlassian Remote Summit 2020, more details around the content will be announced soon. “
- Previously scheduled a Google Cloud Next digital event for April 6 to April 8.
- Google is now postponing its Google Cloud Next 20: Digital Connect event.
Please know that we are fully committed to bringing Google Cloud Next ‘20: Digital Connect to life, but will hold the event when the timing is right. We will share the new date when we have a better sense of the evolving situation,” Alison Wagonfeld. chief marketing officer for Google Cloud, wrote in a post.
- Google’s developer conference will also be turned into a virtual event. More details are still to come.
- The free, one-day digital event will take place on April 16. The event targets anyone looking to build and run apps to build and run an entire decentralized architecture. The call for speakers is open until March 31.
- Gremlin announced it will hold an online event on April 21.
- Previously scheduled for April 27-29 in San Francisco
- The virtual event will now take place April 28-29. Registration is free of cost.
“Recognizing that the safety and wellbeing of these attendees is of utmost importance, we are canceling the physical Red Hat Summit presence and rebuilding it as a free, multi-day, virtual event from April 28-29, 2020,” the company said in a statement.
- Previously scheduled forMay 3-8 in Orlando, Fla.
- STAREAST is now going virtual More details will be available here.
“In light of recent events, TechWell has morphed the popular STAREAST conference into a fully virtual experience this year! From the comfort of your own digital device, you will have access to all of the same great content and experts you have come to expect from a STAR conference. STAREAST Virtual+ will be streaming over 90+ talks—including 5 keynotes, 35 tutorials, and 50+ sessions all in an engaging and interactive premium virtual atmosphere. Plus, with 3 packages to choose from and a variety of exciting add-on options (such as a live virtual training class or the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit), you can select the conference package that fits your needs and your budget,” the company announced
- Previously scheduled for May 4-6 in New York City.
- The MongoDB Live virtual event will now take place May 4-5. Registration is free of charge.
“MongoDB.live is a free, completely digital, two-day event that will feature a globally-accessible hybrid of livestreamed keynotes, live and on-demand breakout sessions, fun and interactive learning lounges, a virtual ‘community cafe,’ digital ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions, and more,” the company wrote.
- The annual learning event will become a fully digital event to be held on May 13.
- Facebook was one of the first companies to switch its conference to an online event.
“In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of F8 this year, in order to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on. We plan to replace the in-person F8 event with locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content,” the company wrote.
- F8 2020 updates and details will be made available here.
- At the time of this writing, it looks like the summit will continue as planned on May 18-19 in Orlando, Fla.
- Gartner has not released any statement yet.
- Previously scheduled for May 18-19.
- The Apache Software Foundation has canceled this event.
- Previously scheduled for May 19-21 in Seattle, Wash.
- The company has announced plans to continue as a virtual event. Event details are still being worked out.
“The health and safety of our community is top priority. In light of global health concerns due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we will deliver Microsoft Build as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person experience. Refunds will be issued to all event registrants,” Microsoft stated.
- The digital event will take place May 19 to May 21.
“Although we won’t be seeing you in San Antonio as we had hoped, we are excited to bring you the same great content and conversations as an interactive online experience. Join us from the comfort of your office or home, at no cost! Let us bring Micro Focus Universe to you!” the company wrote in an email announcing the event.
- The digital event will take place on June 2 – June 3.
“The health and well-being of our customers, partners, employees and communities is of utmost importance to us. As a result, during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cisco Live, our premier in-person customer and partner experience of the year, is being relaunched as a complimentary, full-scale digital event, enabling remote participation from anywhere in the world. We’re dedicated to making sure that the experience at digital Cisco Live 2020 reflects the Cisco Live that so many in the community have come to know and love,” the company said in a statement.
- Previously scheduled June 3-7 in San Jose, Calif.
- The company has announced this will be an online event that will take some time in June.
“The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community, all around the world,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing in a post on the company’s website. “We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead.”
- Previously scheduled for June 15-18 in Austin, Texas.
- DockerCon LIVE, a digital event, will now take place May 28, 2020.
- Previously scheduled for June 10-12.
- The Apache Software Foundation has postponed this event. Updates will be made available here once the foundation has a new data and/or location.
- Previously scheduled for June 14-17 in Boston, Mass.
- Progress has decided to cancel the event
- Previously scheduled for June 16-19 in Las Vegas, Nev.
- Amazon has decided to cancel this event.
“We have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and after much consideration, we have made the decision to cancel re:MARS 2020. Our top priority is the well-being of our employees, customers, partners, and event attendees. Over the course of the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to engage the community,” the company said in a statement.
- Scheduled for June 16-18 at the Brooklyn Expo Center.
- At the time of writing, Developer Week will continue as scheduled.
O’Reilly currently has not made any plans or official statement to cancel or turn its events virtual. Conferences include:
- Infrastructure & Ops Conference: June 15-18 in Santa Clara, Calif.
- Software Architecture Conference: June 15-18 in Santa Clara, Calif.
- Open Source Software Conference: July 13-16 Portland, Ore.
- Strata Data and AI Conference: Sept. 14-17 in New York
- TensorFlow World: Oct. 19-22 in Santa Clara, Calif.
- Currently still on for July 14-15 in New York
- Scheduled for July 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.
“We will continue to follow all CDC advice on making the conference a safe and healthy event. With safety in mind, we will continue to provide sanitary measures throughout the event,” the organizers stated.
DevOps Enterprise Summit
- Previously scheduled for September 22-24 in Las Vegas
- IT Revolution has announced it is postponing the event until November 9-11. It will be hosted at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Check back for updates as we will be continuing to follow up with conference information as they become available.