Here are some of the tech events taking place in 2012
NEXT Elevator, Germany (May 8-9). The NEXT Elevator is renowned for creating platforms for new ideas and giving startup founders an opportunity to pitch before investors and opinion leaders. elevator.nextconf.eu
Thinking Digital, UK (May 29-31). 3 day event built for people who believe in the power of innovation and creativity to create positive change in their work, organisations and communities. thinkingdigital.co.uk
Digital Shoreditch, UK (May 21-June 2). A festival celebrating the outstanding creative, technical and entrepreneurial talent of East London and Tech City. digitalshoreditch.com
Over the Air, UK (June 1-2). Over the Air is a unique tech-agnostic event for and by the developer community, featuring technical workshops where attendees can roll up their sleeves and tinker with new platforms, operating systems, APIs & SDKs; and tutorial sessions that feature real business cases & new insights. overtheair.org
Picnic, Amsterdam (September 17-18). A leading creativity and innovation platform. It functions as an incubator and accelerator for game-changing ideas, concepts, products and services. picnicnetwork.org
MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, UK (September 19-21). Whether you’re a startup, a high growth business or a well established business looking for inspiration and idea, MADE is for you. madefestival.com
Wired 2012, UK (October 25-26). WIRED’s first conference in October last year was a compelling event that was sold out and attended by more than 440 delegates. This years event will be jam-packed with stimulating content, networking and inspiring talks from people reshaping our world. wiredevent.co.uk
WIRED Magazine (UK) is currently offering discounts and the chance to win tickes to some of these events – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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:
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.
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!
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
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.