Whether you are a software development agency in the UK or any other location, software development conferences have to be a part of your yearly programme if you want your developers to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The conferences are also an excellent way for companies and developers just starting to rub shoulders with some of the most prominent players in the industry. The importance of networking with peers and industry leaders can’t be emphasised enough.
However, with the new social distancing norms, conference organisers and participants will have to come with a different way of organising these conferences, making sure that their purpose is kept intact. Will virtual online platforms be the solution? We will have to see. But considering how big these conferences are and the benefits they offer to both software development companies as well as developers, cancellation or delays could harm the entire developer community and the business that rely on it. And if eventually they are organised virtually, we may even see more participation from developers across the world. Participating in online conferences will be easier for those who usually find it difficult to travel to other countries to attend conferences.
Why are software development conferences so important?
There is minimal scope to the amount of knowledge you can draw out of a tutorial. The best way is to hear stories of developers who made it big after their initial struggle. The learning that you will get out listening to these stories of success, failure, networking, and more will be more than what any other tutorial or guide or e-book will ever provide you.
Conferences provide a common platform for development companies and developers who are part of different industries. Also, you will know how software development works in various sectors. So whether it is agile software development in healthcare or traditional software development in any other industry, these conferences will give you insights that will help you be successful in your domain.
Software development conferences are more than networking opportunities. They are the best source for developers to get useful content related to their field. You will people who will speak about the same challenges that you face, and tell you ways to overcome those.
Unlike conferences of other industries, software development conferences focus less on vendors and more on technology, learning, sharing, and networking. So they are great for developers and agencies that are looking to broaden their technical horizons.
Below is a list of some top Software conferences held each year
- CES, Las Vegas
- Developer Week – San Francisco, CA
- O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, New York, NY
- Facebook F8, San Jose, CA
- Apple WWDC, San Francisco, CA
Software development companies provide both developers and agencies with a platform to network, learn, and share. You can meet peers and experts and listen to their stories. You also get to know about what’s hot and what’s not in your industry.