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10 conferences in April you can attend from home 🏑

Pandemic forced many of us to work remotely these days. Our favourite conferences of the H1 2020 gradually get cancelled. Some companies are cutting education budgets for employees. But it does not mean we will stop learning, networking and sharing knowledge. No, we will grow together.

Some conferences already announced they will switch to streaming format. There are new remote-first conferences revealed as well. Below is a list of 10 remote conferences that will happen in April. All of them are either completely free or available for a small donation to fight diseases.

This is not a comprehensive list, feel free to add yours in comments.

1. Cloud Native Virtual Summit featuring Kubernetes

  • Date: Wed, 1st April @Β 10am - 5:30pm (CET)
  • Price: Free (suggested donation $100)
  • Key topics: cloud, infrastructure, Kubernetes
  • Good to know: 100% of all proceeds will be donated to a qualified charitable organisation helping battle the spread of COVID-19.
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2. Remote Python Pizza

  • Date: Sat, 25th April @Β 8am (CET)
  • Price: 30€
  • Key topics: Python, development
  • Good to know: 100% of all proceeds will be donated to MΓ©decins Sans FrontiΓ¨res, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation helping battle endemic diseases. I am a co-organizer of this conference.
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3. AllTheTalks

  • Date: Wed, 15th April
  • Price: Free (suggested donation Β£10-50)
  • Key topics: DevOps, development, security
  • Good to know: raising funds to assist select charities benefiting virus victims.
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4. Scala Love

  • Date: Sat, 18th April @ 9 AM (CET)
  • Price: Free
  • Key topics: development, Scala
  • Good to know: one track for speakers based in Europe/Asia and one for speakers based in America
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5. All Day DevOps Spring Break Edition

  • Date: Fr, 17th April
  • Price: Free
  • Key topics: DevOps, SRE, DevSecOps, CI/CD, cloud
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6. Infrastructure WebConf

  • Date: Mon, 27th April
  • Price: Free
  • Key topics: DevOps, SRE, infrastructure, CI/CD, cloud
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7. DevOps Online Summit

  • Date: Mon, 20th April
  • Price: Free ($30-85 for extra perks)
  • Key topics: DevOps
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8. MagnoliaJS Conference

  • Date: 15-17th April @ 9 AM (UTC -5)
  • Price: Free ($149 for an extra JavaScript workshop)
  • Key topics: development, JavaScript
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9. The Live Coders Conference

  • Date: Thu, 9th April
  • Price: Free
  • Key topics: development
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10. RemoteCon

  • Date: Tue, 7th April
  • Price: Free
  • Key topics: remote work
  • Good to know: this is not an exclusively IT conference, but a conference about remote work in general (tools & tech, law, organisation & culture).
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Thanks to Michael from DEV team for encouraging me writing this post.

UPD: Below is few more conferences from readers.

Remote AID 2020

  • Date: Mon, 20th April
  • Price: Free (suggested donation)
  • Key topics: time management and personal productivity, communication & collaboration, remote business, remote work, company culture, hiring strategy, tools & tactics
  • Good to know: all proceedings from voluntary donations will be sent to the Red Cross Coronavirus Donations. One of speakers on this event will be David Heinemeier Hansson, popularly known as DHH, CTO of Basecamp, co-author of 4 books, and the creator of the open-source Ruby on Rails framework.
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Red Hat Summit 2020 Virtual Experience

  • Date: 28-28th April
  • Price: Free
  • Key topics: open hybrid cloud, automation, cloud-native development
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Top comments (2)

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Robert Bohne

Thanks for sharing, Maybe the first virtual Red Hat Summit might be interesting too:

Red Hat Summit

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Waylon Walker

Thanks for sharing these great opportunities to help us feel a bit normal during these hard times.