CES is over for the year, Microsoft has had their annual reveal event, and it might feel like big news conferences are over until 2016. At least until Apple inevitably reveals the iPhone 7 in the Fall. Which if the iPhone 6 is anything to go by, won’t be nearly as exciting as past unveiling shows.
Don’t despair. There are still a few tech events that you can keep an eye on, and at the very least they should provide a fascinating glance into where we stand as technology jumps forward in incredible ways.
1) Developer Week (February 6 – 12, 2015)
San Francisco, California is playing host to this year’s Developer Week, six days of various events for developers of all platforms. It includes a massive hackathon with more than 1,000 participants, more than 200 speakers on ten unique tracks, and a lot more.
IBM, Facebook, Pandora, Microsoft, and dozens of other companies will be represented. Their expo floor will also be filled to the brim with both established brands and new startups showing off the latest tech.
Expect a ton of VR this year, as that seems to be the big hit of most tech events right now.
2) Disrupt New York (May 4 – 6, 2015)
Do you love TechCrunch? Then you may want to check out their annual event, Disrupt, which is going to be held in New York City once again. They are probably best known for their hackathon that covers two days, and attracts participants from all over the world, making up talented teams.
But they also have a startup battle, which is a lot of fun to watch. Thanks to a strict anti-harassment policy, both the battle and the hacking are more pleasant than at some other conferences. Anyone who has been involved in an event like this knows that trash talk can get out of hand pretty quick.
Unfortunately, there is no word yet on who will be presenting or exhibiting. But considering this is one of the most popular tech event in the world, you can be sure the list will be an impressive one.
3) Mobile World Conference (March 2 – 5, 2015)
If you find yourself in Barcelona, you should check out the Mobile World Conference. Host to some incredible speakers, it is a well known event that attracts many top names in the industry. Last year, they had Mark Zuckerberg. This year, they have Simon Segars of ARM, Raja Teh Maimunah, MD of Hong Leong Islamic Bank, and Mitchell Baker of Mozilla, to name a few.
Check out what is expected in the years to come within the blossoming mobile market. Find out what the top innovators in the industry have to say about where we are now, and how we got there. Learn what vision the CEO’s of these massive companies have, as they share their plans for the future.
Do you know of any other good tech events coming in the next twelve months? Let us know in the comments!