We've searched out the UK events for some of the hosting technologies we offer. Hope to see you there!
CiviCon London 2011
CiviCon London is only a few weeks away and covers all things CiviCRM, the free CRM system designed with non-profits in mind. If you're still on the fence about attending, check out the interesting slate of sessions, including "Raising millions for charity with CiviContribute", "CiviCampaign and CiviEngage in the wild", "CiviCRM and human rights work", and more:
Register at: http://london2011.civicrm.org/
More about CiviCRM: http://www.2020media.com/civicrm
DRUPALCON LONDON HAS SOLD OUT - But you can sign up for the waiting list.
Keynote speaker Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. 2020Media is a strong supporter of Drupal, and recently became a Silver supporter of the Drupal organisation - helping to promote and support development of future versions.
More about Drupal: www.2020media.com/drupal
How to Open your Conference
Most useful: http://www.slideshare.net/nickgarner/worodcamp-uk-porstmouth-advanced-seo-for-wordpress - a really cool report on advanced SEO.
More about WordPress: www.2020media.com/wordpress
Joomla!Day UK 2011
The first day is the formal conference and is split into 4 streams: Newcomers, Administrator, Designer, Developer
Register at: http://www.joomladayuk2011.org
More about Joomla: www.2020media.com/joomla
We can't find one in the UK this year. There are plenty of local groups having regular meetups though. See http://java.meetup.com/ to find a local group. If there's nothing close to where you live, why not start one!
More about Java Tomcat: www.2020media.com/java
The annual ColdFusion event is called Scotch on the Rocks. This took place 3-4 March 2011 in Edinburgh, and was a sell out event. Booking early for next year will be essential. To find out what happened, see
Keep an eye on: http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/events/
More groups here: http://groups.adobe.com/
More about ColdFusion: www.2020media.com/coldfusion
Not everyone has the time, money or inclination to go to a conference - but they are definitely worthwhile. If you've never been to a technical conference you may be surprised - they tend to be more casual, relaxed places than you might expect.