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The best DevOps conferences of 2022

Linda Rosencrance Freelance writer/editor
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Each year, several DevOps conferences offer attendees information on the latest trends, practices, frameworks, platforms, and skills in DevOps.

By attending, you can network with other practitioners, keep up to date on the latest DevOps trends, and help your company gain a competitive advantage.

Here's TechBeacon's shortlist of the most popular DevOps conferences of 2022. Mark your calendars.


DevOps Days

Twitter: @devopsdays#devopsdays
Web: devopsdays.org
Dates: Various, from January to October
Locations: Several locations worldwide
Cost: Varies

DevOps Days is a series of worldwide community conferences. The series, which began in Ghent, Belgium, in 2009, is run by volunteers whose target audience is front-line engineers and their managers. Since the sponsoring group is decentralized, local organizers handle their own sponsorships, registration, and all other management tasks. For questions about a specific event, contact local organizers.

Who should attend: Developers, operations professionals, and managers

SUSEWorld: The Digital Experience

Twitter: @devopsinst
Web: devopsinstitute.com/suseworld-2022/
Date: January 28
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

SUSEWorld explores all things SUSE, including but not limited to operating at scale, Rancher 2.6 launch, and cloud-native. The virtual event will include all the elements attendees would normally find at a physical conference—even an expo hall with virtual sponsor booths, as well as raffles, workshops, attendee chats, and more.

Who should attend: DevOps, IT professionals


DevOps Connect: DevSecOps at RSAC 2022

Twitter: @devopsdotcom
Web: rsaconference.com/usa/agenda/session/DevOps%20Connect%20DevSecOps
Date: February 8
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Cost: Expo only, $50; full conference, $750 to $1,995; discounts and other offers available

Attendees will come away from the event with valuable knowledge, tips, and tricks they can share with their teams and immediately put into practice to build a modern cybersecurity practice within their organizations.

Who should attend: Developers and DevSecOps practitioners

Agile, Testing & DevOps: Methods & Tools Revisited

Twitter: @UNICOMSeminars
Web: conference.unicom.co.uk/adt2022/feb1/
Date: February 9–10
Location: Virtual (EMEA time zone)
Cost: £95 to £295, plus VAT

This event mainly focuses on participants from Europe and the United States. Topics to be covered include DevOps and continuous integration testing, agile software testing, behavior-driven development, cloud-based performance testing, agile test management, and web services testing.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in the business value of DevOps, as well as developers, DevOps engineers, operations professionals, security professionals, and software architects


The DevOps Conference

Twitter: @eficode#TheDEVOPSConference
Web: thedevopsconference.com
Date: March 8–9
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

This event will cover management and culture, transformation, cloud and serverless, digital service creation, continuous everything, and security and compliance. Attendees learn from real cases how better decision-making and better tools for DevOps deliver customer value faster, with better quality.

Who should attend: Anyone in the DevOps ecosystem, including executives, managers, engineers, programmers, and designers

SRE Con Americas

Twitter: @SREcon#SREcon
Web: usenix.org/conference/srecon22americas/
Date: March 14–16
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Cost: TBD

The SRE conferences are a series of forums for site reliability engineers. The forums focus on resilience, reliability, and performance in complex distributed systems.

Who should attend: SREs, software architects, and developers

DevOps Talk Conference

Twitter: @DevOpsTalks
Web: devops.talksplus.com/au/devops.html
Date: March 24–25
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Cost: A$1,098.90 to A$1,399

This conference brings together DevOps leaders, engineers, and architects who are implementing DevOps principles and practices, whether in startups or enterprises. Attendees run complex technical and cultural DevOps transformations for large and medium-size organizations.

Who should attend: DevOps leaders, engineers, and architects


GOTOpia Chicago

Twitter: @GOTOcon, @GOTOchgo
Web: gotochgo.com
Date (2021): April 19–21
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): $225

GOTO conferences are organized by developers. They are highly technical and focus on the latest trends in software engineering.

Who should attend: Developers, software architects, project managers, system administrators, and DevOps engineers

PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit

Twitter: @PSHSummit
Web: powershell.org/2021/10/powershell-devops-global-summit-2022-update/
Date: April 25–28
Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Cost: TBD

This conference is all about Microsoft's PowerShell automation and configuration tool. Attendees can learn from PowerShell and DevOps experts from around the world, including members of Microsoft's PowerShell team, who will discuss best practices. Attendees will also learn about principles and practices in a cross-platform environment, as well as make new connections and learn new techniques.

Who should attend: Developers and Windows system administrators

DevOpsCon London

Twitter: @devops_con#DevOpsCon
Web: devopscon.io/london/devopscon-london-hybrid-edition/
Date: April 26–29
Location: London, UK, and virtual
Cost: £377 to £692

This is one in a series of conferences by Re-Think IT focusing on continuous delivery, microservices, containers, cloud, and lean business. Sessions cover topics such as CI/CD with GitHub actions, DevOps during COVID-19, and overcoming limitations in containerized applications. Workshops include exploring Go for microservices. In addition to the London conference, events will be held in Berlin, Germany, (June 20-23), and New York, New York, USA, (fall 2022). All are also virtual.

Who should attend: Developers, DevOps engineers, software architects, and managers


DockerCon 2022

Twitter: @DockerCon
Web: docker.com/dockercon
Date: May 10
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

DockerCon is a free, immersive online experience complete with Docker product demos, breakout sessions, deep technical sessions from Docker and its partners, Docker experts, Docker Captains, luminaries from across the industry, and much more.

Who should attend: Developers, DevOps engineers, CxOs, and managers

QCon Plus

Twitter: @QCon#QConPlus
Web: plus.qconferences.com
Date: May 10–20
Location: Virtual
Cost: $799 (time-sensitive discounts available, from $499)

QCon Plus is a virtual conference for senior software engineers and architects about the trends, best practices, and solutions leveraged by the world's most innovative software organizations. Organizers say attendees will hear technical talks—not about products or marketing pitches—from software leaders who are pushing the boundaries, as well as well as presentations on driving innovation and change, advice on patterns and practices, and ideas they can implement.

Who should attend: Senior software engineers, architects, and team leads

ChefConf '22

Twitter: @chef#ChefConf
Web: chefconf.chef.io
Date: May 16–18
Location: Virtual
Cost: TBD

ChefConf covers DevOps topics with a focus on the open-source configuration management tool Chef. According to conference organizers, sessions are built by and for professionals who "drive innovation at the heart of digital transformation in an app-centric world."

Who should attend: Anyone interested in DevOps and continuous automation

KubeCon/CloudNativeCon Europe

Twitter: @KubeCon_#CloudNativeCon
Web: events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe
Date: May 16–20
Location: Valencia, Spain
Cost: $99 to $1,650

KubeCon and CloudNativeCon are a single conference sponsored by the Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The conference brings together leading contributors who will speak about cloud-native applications, containers, microservices, and orchestration. The conference also focuses on open-source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, and CNI. In addition to the Amsterdam conference, a sister conference is scheduled for October 24–28 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Who should attend: Application developers, IT operations staff, technical managers, executives, product managers, product marketing pros, end users, service providers, CNCF contributors, and people looking to learn more about cloud-native

GlueCon 2022

Twitter: @gluecon#gluecon
Web: gluecon.com
Date: May 18–19
Location: Broomfield, Colorado, USA
Cost: $995 to $1,395

GlueCon is a developer-oriented conference focused on providing the latest in-depth technical information, presented in a format that fosters community. GlueCon's topics change from year to year but include things such as APIs, DevOps, serverless, edge computing, containers, microservices, blockchain-driven applications, developer evangelism, and the newest tools.

Who should attend: Software architects, developers, mobile developers and architects, DevOps engineers, enterprise and startup executives, and team managers

DevOps Pro Europe 2022

Twitter: @DevOpsEU
Web: devopspro.lt
Date: May 24–26 (conference)
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania, and virtual
Cost: €270 to €1,1300, plus VAT (time-sensitive discounts available)

This conference focuses on the core principles and concepts of DevOps methodology and demonstrates how to use the most common DevOps patterns to develop, deploy, and maintain applications both on premises and in the cloud. The entire software delivery pipeline is covered, from approaches (continuous delivery and integration) to tools (Docker, Chef, Puppet, Kubernetes, and more) to technologies (virtualization, containerization, orchestration, and microservices).

Who should attend: Developers, hands-on IT professionals, IT managers, consultants, and trainers


GOTO Amsterdam 2022

Twitter: @GOTOcon
Web: gotoams.nl
Date: June 12–15
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, and virtual
Cost: In-person conference, €645 per day plus VAT; master classes, €645 each; online conference, €220

GOTO conferences are organized by developers. They are highly technical and focus on the latest trends in software engineering.

Who should attend: Developers, software architects, project managers, system administrators, and DevOps engineers

Agile + DevOps West

Twitter: @TechWell#AgileDevWest
Web: agiledevopswest.techwell.com
Date: June 12–17
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and virtual
Cost: TBD

Agile + DevOps conferences offer the latest in the methods, processes, technology, tools, and leadership principles "to help newbies and seasoned pros deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands," organizers say. No matter your level of agile or DevOps adoption, you will find thought-provoking keynotes, deep-dive training classes, engaging tutorials, and session topics that will guide and inspire you.

A sister conference, Agile + DevOps East, will be held November 15–19 and will be totally virtual.

Who should attend: Agile teams and leadership; digital transformation teams; automation, development, test, and release staff; product owners; and managers


Twitter: @Monitorama#monitorama
Web: monitorama.com/2022/pdx.html
Date: June 27–29
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Cost: $700

Monitorama events bring together the brightest minds within the open-source development and operations communities. The goal of the organizers is to continue to push the boundaries of monitoring software, while having a great time in a casual setting.

Who should attend: Developers and DevOps engineers, operations staff, performance testers, and site reliability engineers


Netdev 0x15

Twitter: @netdev01#netdevconf
Web: netdevconf.info/0x15/
Date (2021): July 7–23
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): $50

Netdev is a technical conference about Linux networking organized by the Netdev Society, a Canadian nonprofit organization. The event focuses on Linux kernel networking and user-space utilization of the interfaces to the Linux kernel networking subsystem. If you are using Linux as a boot system for proprietary networking, then this conference may not be for you.

Who should attend: Members of the Linux community, network engineers, and security professionals


DevOps World

Twitter: @devopsworldconf#devopsworld
Web: cloudbees.com/devops-world
Date (2021): September 28–30
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Conference is free

This conference attracts thousands of practitioners, developers, managers, and leaders from around the world. DevOps World offers keynotes from industry thought leaders, hundreds of breakout sessions helmed by DevOps leaders, and in-depth training courses and technical workshops.

Who should attend: CxOs, managers, developers, DevOps practitioners, and Jenkins users and partners


Twitter: @ansible#ansiblefest
Web: ansible.com/ansiblefest
Date (2021): September 29–30
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Free

Red Hat's Ansible is an open-source framework for configuration management and automation (infrastructure as code). AnsibleFest brings together members of the Ansible community to share information and learn about the latest developments.

Who should attend: Ansible users, developers, and operations professionals


DevOps Enterprise Summit Virtual - US

Twitter: @ITRevDOES
Web: events.itrevolution.com/virtual/
Date (2021): October 5–7
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): $390 to $650 (time-sensitive discounts available)

DOES is more than just a conference about technical and architectural DevOps practices. The event also covers the methods needed to lead widespread change efforts in large organizations. The goal is to give leaders the tools and practices they need to develop and deploy software faster. Attendees can expect to see speakers from many large companies and engage in ad hoc discussions within a great community and learning environment.

Who should attend: Leaders of large, complex organizations implementing DevOps or agile principles and practices; developers; IT operations specialists; CxOs; software architects; and systems and network admins

SRE Con Europe, Middle East, Africa

Twitter: @SREcon#SREcon
Web: usenix.org/conference/srecon21emea
Date (2021): October 12–14
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Free to $200

The SRE conferences are a series of forums for site reliability engineers. The forums focus on resilience, reliability, and performance in complex distributed systems.

Who should attend: SREs, software architects, and developers

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022

Twitter: @CloudNativeFdn#KubeCon@CloudNativeCon
Web: events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america/
Date: October 24–28
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Cost: TBD

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers leading technologists from open-source and cloud-native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud-native computing.

Who should attend: Application developers, IT operations professionals, technical managers, executives, product managers, product marketers, end users, service providers, CNCF contributors, and individuals looking to learn more about cloud-native

All Day DevOps

Twitter: @AllDayDevOps#AllDayDevOps
Web: alldaydevops.com
Date (2021): October 28
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost: Free

All Day DevOps is the largest conference in the world dedicated to sharing DevOps best practices. Organized by advocates in the DevOps/DevSecOps community, the conference offers a variety of sessions and speakers from all over the world to show practical usage and technical solutions of DevOps in small and large enterprises.

Who should attend: DevOps/DevSecOps practitioners, thought leaders, and anyone else in the DevOps community


Microsoft Ignite

Twitter: @MS_Ignite#MSIgnite
Web: microsoft.com/en-us/ignite
Date (2021): Nov 2–4
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Free with registration

Microsoft Ignite is for IT pros, decision makers, implementers, architects, developers, and data professionals to explore the latest tools, receive deep technical training, and get questions answered by Microsoft experts. Ignite covers architecture, deployment, implementation and migration, development, operations and management, security, access management and compliance, and usage and adoption.

Who should attend: Microsoft developers

Agile India

Twitter: @agileindia
Web: 2021.agileindia.org
Date (2021): November 18–20
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Free to Rs 5,000

Agile India bills itself as Asia's largest conference on leading-edge software development methods. It's hosted by the Agile Alliance and organized by the Agile Software Community of India. The forum includes an agile coach camp and workshops before the start of the event and more workshops after it's finished. Each day focuses on a theme, for example, Agile Mindset Day, Business Agility Day, Design Innovation Day, and Continuous Delivery and DevOps Day.

Who should attend: Developers, agile practitioners, consultants, software engineers, thought leaders, DevOps team members and leaders, line-of-business managers, project managers, business analysts, programmers, testers, Q&A practitioners, and UX designers


And that's our list. Not all dates, locations, and pricing were available at publication time, especially for events taking place later in the year. In those cases, we provided historical information about the event to give you an idea of what to expect and what you'll get out of attending.

Mark your calendars and make your choices soon. Prices may vary based on how early you register. Also, remember that hotel and travel costs are generally separate from conference pricing.

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