Stay tuned / conferences that you should know about
Nowadays is really difficult to be up to date with the latest technologies, concepts or tools. There are several ways to accomplish this. You could use RSS, check blogs regularly or follow as many people as possible in Twitter/Facebook. My way is to watch videos from various conferences.
There are few things, which I'm looking for while picking a conference to watch.
- speakers - I know a lot of good speakers and if I see them attending in an event I know that I have to check it. That's how I found the smart people. Usually the they are, or at least have something smart to say.
- talks - I'm interested in tech talks, but not lectures with a lot of details. I prefer to listen for a new concept or some interesting use cases. If the slides are full with complex I feel a little bit bored and normally I move to the next speaker in the list.
- only new stuff - there are a lot of screencasts out there. It is physically not possible to watch them all. I have a simple rule - watch only those clips which are captured this or last year. Of course I have exclusions, but in general I'm trying to stick to the latest videos.
That's maybe my favorite. Really interesting speakers, various technologies and reasonable timeframe for the talks. It's a conference happening in Europe, Poland.
Official page: front-trends.com
If you are front-end developer you should definitely check this out. The talks are 40 minutes and 10 minutes Q&A. The conference is placed in Amsterdam.
Official page: fronteers.nl
Official page: jsconf.com
Videos: playlists in YouTube
It's an event about the new technologies, mobile web. Really helpful talks about responsive/adaptive design, modern concepts, new workflows etc ...
Official page: bdconf.com
Mobile, mobile, mobile ... Nowadays everything is around those mobile devices. It's really great that there is a conference organized about the subject.
Official page: mobilism.com
That's a conference organized by O'Reilly. We all know their contribution to the development world.
Offical page: fluentconf.com
Videos: videos at YouTube
XOXO is an experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology.
Official page: xoxofest.com
An event apart
An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design.
Official page: http://aneventapart.com/
A conferences happening in Finland. Just check the speakers and I'm sure you will bookmark the videos link below.
Official page: webshaped.fi
Kod.io, Linz.kod.io, CodeFront, JStanbul, JSPYconf, JSIST
There are several conferences organized by the guys from WebBox. They all deserve visiting.
A conference dedicated to one of the most popular languages in the today's Web - CSS.
We all know SmashingMagazine. Every developer lands on that site almost every day. So, that's a conference run by the same people. Great speakers and great talks.
A novel 2-day concept conference about the decentralization of the web, featuring inspiring talks and creative sessions, spreading over several outstanding venues in medieval Nuremberg. Shaping the event lies in your hands — start participating right away.
The affordable 3-day event with intensive workshops and high quality talks for web enthusiasts.
Here are few other events that I wasn't able to find screencasts from (or at least for most of them), but they are still pretty interesting:
- ITTour - various conferences in Bulgaria
- Bulgaria Web Summit
- Future of Web Design
- FrontEndConf Zurich
- From The Front
- Full Frontal
- Dot conferences
- MountainWest HackWeek