8 Berlin developer conferences you won't want to miss
Developer Careers Emma Tracey
Berlin’s packs in numerous developer conferences throughout the year - so many that it can be hard to keep track. This post lists some of our favourite developer conferences in Berlin. The list focuses on events running from summer onwards, giving you time to book early!
Berlin Web Week
Date: 7th - 17th June
The Berlin Web Week is a one-week festival, with numerous events around the topics of internet, digital industries, technologies and digital media. 2015 saw 20,000 visitors participate in 20 events, ranging from mini-conferences and matchmaking dinners to hackathons.
Date: 15th - 17th June
Ticket: €89 reduced; €229+ standard
Droidcon Berlin is part of a series of conferences under the same name which are hosted globally. The 2015 edition of the Berlin event hosted 800 android enthusiasts. Calls for papers for the 2016 version are open until February 28th.
Tech Open Air
Date: 13th - 15th July
Ticket: €189 until July 13th for normal entry; €329 until July 13th for Corporate/VC entry
Dubbed Europe’s coolest tech conference by The Next Web, Tech Open Air is one of the most anticipated events of the summer. TOA is built around a central conference with smaller satellite events. Presentations, panels, workshops and demos blend with live music, fireside chats and some infamous after parties. For the 2016 edition, the organizers expect an attendance of 7,500 people, up from 5,000 in 2015.
Date: September (TBC)
Date: September (TBC)
If you don’t get tickets to JSConfEU, Reject.Js, is a great alternative. Run wholly by volunteers, it is is one of Berlin’s coolest community conferences. The event was born out of the monthly BerlinJS meetups and was inspired by the JSConfEU event. There were 11 talks at the 2015 edition and proposals will likely open soon for the 2016 version.
Date: October 24th & 25th, 2016
Topics: Various developer topics
Ticket: €50 (Reduced); €85 (Early-bird), €125+ (Standard)
Codemotion originated in Rome and has since spread to Milan, Berlin, Madrid and Tel Aviv. The conference covers a broad section of topics, including UI/UX, web, mobile, agile & lean, big data, builders, cloud, devops, games, SQL & NoSql, languages, Internet of Things, security and more. Speaking slots are 20 and 40 minute slots and the organizers are currently taking proposals.
Date: November 7th - 9th
Topics: Web design and development
The name of this conference comes from a mix of the English word “beyond” and the German phrase “Über den Tellerrand schauen,” which means “Think outside the box”. The conference prides itself on keeping things affordable, though the workshops around the event can be a little bit more pricey. The conference is generally known for good speakers and a fun atmosphere. Definitely worth checking out if you are a design fanatic!
Date: December (TBC)
Focus: Enterprise software development
GOTO is focused on enterprise software development for team leads, architects and project managers. The conference has 8 tracks, including Agile, Cloud, Enterprise, Internet of Things, Programming Languages and Development. Security. Solution’s Track and Workshops, meaning it covers a broad spectre of interest. The conference also has some excellent networking opportunities
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