Key Tech Events 2021

(sorted & organized alphabetically)


Purpose: If you are an Opensource enthusiast, this is a must-have event to attend, which focuses on big-data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, etc., and other technologies like Ignite, Tomcat, Camel, Cassandra, etc.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Dates: Sept. 21-23 2021 ([email protected] 2021), Aug. 6 – 8 2021 (ApacheCon Asia)

AWS re:Invent

Purpose: To share AWS innovation & customer success stories, Cloud trends, AWS roadmap & new services launch, partners expo, keynote announcements, and more than 100+ sessions. This is a great learning platform to stay updated for AWS and learn about their offerings, case-studies, and technologies. It helps in getting updated in terms of Cloud technologies and apply that knowledge to your project or work.
Length & Format: 1-week virtual & in-person conference
Fees: Free
Date: Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, 2021

Chaos Conf

Purpose: As Chaos Engineering getting momentum to enhance the system’s reliability, Gremlin’s conference is getting popular for technologists to understand new trends, patterns, and practices to promote the reliability culture and tools within the organization.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: TBD (~ Oct-Nov 2021)

CNCF KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

Purpose: CNCF KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is an important event for opensource, kubernetes, and cloud-native enthusiasts.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: $50-100/-
Date: Europe (4-7 May 2021), October 11-15 (North America 2021)


Purpose: For developers, architects, and open source business leaders to learn about Eclipse technologies, share best practices, and more. A must-have to get knowledge on open source runtimes, tools, and frameworks for cloud and edge applications, IoT, artificial intelligence, connected vehicles and transportation, digital ledger technologies, and much more.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: Oct. 25-28 2021

ElasticON Global

Purpose: Elastic, being a leader in search technology, has a technology conference to showcase Elastic best practices, customer success stories, hands-on labs, community engagement, etc. This is a great platform if you are using or planning to use Elastic stack in your organization.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: October 5-7 2021

Google Cloud Next

Purpose: It covers a wide variety of topics including industry insights, infrastructure, Cloud, security, AI, application modernization, and so on. Even if you are not using Google Cloud, this is an important event to stay updated.
Length & Format: 2-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: October 12-14, 2021

Google I/O

Purpose: Connect with developers from around the world at this year’s virtual Google I/O for thoughtful discussions with access to hands-on learning with Google experts. Usually there are many product demos and product launches during the conference with innovative success stories.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: May 18-20

InfoQ QCon

Purpose: InfoQ QCon is very popular for hands-on development & the architect community. It has a mix of leading-edge technologies along with conversations on best practices, patterns & practices, and implementable ideas.
Length & Format: 3-day (in-person) & virtual
Fees: $1-4K (event specific)
Date: SFO (Nov 1-5 2021), QCon Plus (May 17-28 2021)

Microsoft Ignite

Purpose: To share innovation and technology with leading speakers from Microsoft. It has segments and sessions for all roles including developers and architects contributing to enterprise tech and security solutions.
Length & Format: 3-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: Mar 2-4, 2021


Purpose: Architecture sessions, best practices, hands-on technical sessions, and real-world examples of developing cloud-native & microservices applications gets demonstrated as part of SpringOne (part of VMWare). Also, if you are using the Spring framework, this is a great platform to learn innovation and a roadmap related to that.
Length & Format: 2-day virtual conference
Fees: Free
Date: Sep 1-2 2021

Other Interesting Tech Events

  • cdCon – Focused on vendor-neutral technologies with best practices of software delivery automation, continous delivery tools, case studies and knowledge sharing by industy experts in this area.
  • DrupalCon – Focused on digital user experience management, which unites experts from around the globe who create ambitious digital experiences (Cost: $200-250/-).
  • HashiTalks – Focused on Observability, Service Mesh, Kubernetes, DevOps, Cloud, Failure & Resiliency, Security, and many more (Cost: Free).
  • NVIDIA Data Science Conference – With practitioners, leaders, and innovators to learn data science from the world’s most advanced data teams (Cost: Free).
  • GitHub InFocus – For dive deep into the developer experience, DevOps, DevSecOps, and security best practices (Cost: Free).
  • IBM Think – Focused on sharing Cloud innovation and success stores primarily by IBM Cloud.
  • Adobe Summit – Adobe is leading in digital experience management and this conference is a great platform centered around digital experience lifecycle.

Tech Events Summary

Key technology events 2021
Key technology events 2021