4 Tech Conferences Every IT Professional Should Attend

4 Conferences? That’s a lot! Yes it is. But these tech conferences are absolutely essential to staying on top of the ever-changing technology landscape. Most tech conferences do offer some kind of sale price for accommodations to regular visitors, so the costs aren’t as astronomical as you might first assume.

Every profession has it’s own conference or show that is a must for attendance, and the IT sector is no different. After all, all techies want to get to know what the latest trends and gadgets are. Therefore, without further ado, let’s start on the 4 tech conferences every IT professional MUST attend.

Consumer Electronic Show

If you’re at least a little bit interested in tech, let alone a professional, then you have heard about CES. CES is an annual tech conference held in January, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States and it’s the biggest and well knows conference in the tech world and you can find all the latest and usually most expensive gizmos there. When you enter the doors of the show, you’re struck by all kinds of tech and gadgets, from watches and phones, to PC’s and car audio. CES brings out all the big names and it sure has a lot to offer. There’s a little bit of everything and for everyone. ┬áHere is a look at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

Cisco Summit

Another top tech conference to attend is Cisco Live Summit, hosted by Cisco, the largest and most knows network management company. Held in June, in Las Vegas, the main focus of the conference is obviously on Cisco, but never the less, it’s still worth visiting, because of the various topics that include, but are not limited to IOT, networking, cloud hosting, which has come a long way, as well as security and many other topics that are brought up by the industries professionals.

LinuxCon

For all those Linux and Linux distro lovers out there, the open source OS founders have a conference called LinuxCon, that’s held in Los Angeles, California in August, so you still have time to go, if there are any tickets left. Unlike other major conferences, keeping in mind that Linux OS isn’t that popular, because of it’s somewhat complex environment for the average user, it still packs a punch and is a good place to visit. There is even a section for the developers, called ContainerCon. Rest assured, as Linux starts to become more popular, even Microsoft is using it, the conference will grow as well.

IBM Edge

Last, but not less worthy, is IBM Edge. The place and date is not yet determined, but keeping in mind the IT capitals of the United States, it’ll be either in Los Angeles or Las Vegas. Edge is just one of many conferences held by IBM, who, even though isn’t making consumer PC’s, is still very active in the IT sector. The conference is centered around IBM’s products, like storage, mainframes, as well as the popular cloud servers.

All in all, I’d say that if you’re serious in the IT sector, these are the top conferences to attend and you won’t regret going to them. In fact, you’ll probably go next year as well .