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The best DevOps events and tech conferences of 2018

By Desmond Chan 27 Dec 2017

In past years, we’ve published a handy list of what we think are the best DevOps events and tech conferences. Since this list has always generated a lot of shares, we’ve updated it for 2018.

Whether you work in DevOps, site reliability engineering (SRE), tech ops, engineering, development, IT, sysadmin, or some combination of those, these DevOps events and tech conferences will give you a leg up in 2018. Many offer live streaming or nice discounts if you register in advance.

Hopefully we’ll see you there!

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AWS Summits

The main purpose of the AWS Summits is to provide in-depth technical information about AWS offerings, but there are usually several sessions focused on DevOps.
Various dates
Various locations throughout the world


This conference, focused on Chef technologies and the DevOps workflow, always attracts great speakers.
Chicago, IL
May 23-26, 2018

DevOps Days

Organized entirely by volunteers, DevOps Days events take place in multiple cities across the globe and are held throughout the year. It has a very practical focus but often attracts DevOps all-stars like Patrick Debois, Damon Edwards, or Kelsey Hightower. The first 2018 DevOps Days event will be held January 18-19 in New York City.
Various local events
Various dates throughout the year

DevOps Enterprise Summit

DevOps Enterprise Summit emphasizes both evolving technical and architectural practices and the methods needed to lead widespread change efforts in large organizations. If you want to develop and deploy software faster and win in the marketplace, this is the conference for you.
San Francisco, CA
Nov 13-15, 2018


DockerCon is the place to be if you want to learn All Things Docker and connect with the right people in the community. Docker also runs a Europe event.
San Francisco, CA
June 12-14, 2018


This European conference on scalability brings in experts from around the world.
Paris, France
May 31-June 1, 2018

Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit

This conference focuses on larger organizations adopting DevOps. Attendees get insights and future vision presented by Gartner analysts.
Orlando, FL
May 15-17, 2018


LISA stands for Large Installation System Administrator, and this conference focuses on DevOps, as the roles of its core system administrator audiences have shifted. Sessions address real-world issues around three curated topics: architecture, culture, and engineering.
Nashville, TN
Oct 28-Nov 2, 2018

Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft focuses on its own products and technologies at this event, but it draws top-tier speakers and sponsors.
Orlando, FL
Sept 24-28, 2018


Monitorama is an event that typically sells out early, so be sure to plan ahead. It goes deep into monitoring tools and techniques.
Portland, OR
June 4-6, 2018

PuppetConf 2018

Looking beyond Puppet technologies, this conference has a focus on new application architectures and DevOps practices.
San Francisco, CA
Oct 9-11, 2018


In 2017, Velocity continued to take on a more DevOps-oriented flavor. It targets systems and site reliability engineers as well as developers and architects. There are three locations planned for 2018.
San Jose, CA
June 11-14, 2018

New York, NY
Sept 30-Oct 3

London, England
Oct 30-Nov 2, 2018

Do you have an event you’d like to add to this list? Drop us a note on Twitter: @Loggly.

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Desmond Chan

Desmond Chan Desmond Chan is a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Loggly. He started his career in software engineering. With a passion for technology business, he transitioned to product management, and most recently product marketing. His expertise is in the areas of DevOps, big data management, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Desmond holds degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration.