It’s the start of a new decade. You’re ready to hit the ground running but craving to expand your knowledge in web development. How can you achieve this while still having fun? Being a part of a conference helps you get ahead of the curve and expand your network, in addition to furthering personal and professional development. We’ve compiled a list of the top web development conferences that should be on your radar in 2020 in and around North America.  

This directory will be updated, so check back regularly. If you’d like to add a web development or software conference to this directory, please contact us with details and include the conference name, dates of the event, location, and a link to your event’s website in the comments. 

January 2020

HalfStack 2020
Location: Phoenix, USA
Date: Jan 17th, 2020 

HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single-track conference with an authentic, high-value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on JavaScript and web development. Hosted by London's longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack is coming to Phoenix for the first time. 

Covalence Conference 2020
Location: San Francisco 
Date: Jan 24th, 2020 

Covalence is a single-day, single-track event about building desktop apps with Electron, Node.js, and JavaScript. The main focus, though, is on Electron, but other topics and technologies surrounding building desktop experiences are very welcomed. Check out their video from the 2019 CovalenceConf below.

February 2020

Location: SF Bay Area 
Date: Feb 12-16th, 2020 

DeveloperWeek 2020 is San Francisco’s largest developer conference & event series with dozens of week-long events including the Developer Week 2020 Conference & Expo, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1000+ attendee tech hiring expo, and a series of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco.

O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference
Location: New York, NY 
Date: Feb 23-26, 2020

At this event, you can expect to network with and learn from experts as they share their knowledge in software architecture—updating legacy systems, the impact of emergent trends, and insights on industry-specific strategies.

ProductCraft Conference
Location: San Francisco, CA 
Date: Feb 25th, 2020 

The ProductCraft Conference is a hands-on workshop and interactive panels, aimed at helping you produce tangible outputs to bring back to your own teams. And there will be an unparalleled crowd of product leaders looking to share their perspectives on what it means to work in the product.

ConFoo - Montreal
Location: Montreal, QC 
Date: Feb 26-28th, 2020 

ConFoo is one of the biggest multi-technology developer conferences. ConFoo offers a great diversity in content to expand your knowledge and increase your productivity. ConFoo has a stellar lineup of renowned international speakers, new, innovative and surprising topics and is known for their great off conference social gatherings.

March 2020

Location: Austin, TX 
Date: March 2-4

Vueconf.US is a 3-day event on all things Vue.js. The workshop day is Monday, March 2, with the main conference on March 3-4. Hosted by Vue.js creator, Evan You, you'll also get to hear from and talk to members of the core Vue.js team, contributors, and developers from all over the world!

Reactathon 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA 
Date: March 30 – 31, 2020 

Reactathon is a developer conference featuring 2 days of technical talks, networking, workshops, & activities on all things React. It also includes a hiring mixer on Friday, March 27 (and remote hiring mixer for those outside the SF Bay Area). Learn from some of the brightest minds and best speakers in the JS/React community.

Location: Vancouver, BC 
Date: March 30-31, 2020 

Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is run by volunteers from the local area. Topics at the event will include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture. 

April 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: April 21-22, 2020

SmashingConf SF 2020 is two full days packed with front-end, UX, live sessions on performance, accessibility, interface design, copywriting, designing for emotion, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques.

Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: April 24 

This is another HalfStack event, one of which we’ve covered right at the beginning of this article. This one happens in Charlotte, NC. This event also focuses on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.

May-August 2020

Agility Days Customer & Partner Summit
Location: Toronto, ON 
Date: May-August 2020 

Agility Days was a 2-days summit, but during COVID we turned into a series of 14 amazing Webinars and Hands-In Workshops!

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June 2020

QCon New York
Location: New York, NY 
Date: June 15-19, 2020 

QCon New York is a conference for senior software engineers and architects on the patterns, practices and use cases leveraged by the world's most innovative software workshops.  

July 2020 

React Week '20
Location: New York, NY 
Date: July 14-18, 2020 

React Week New York 2020 is a 5-day program dedicated to React. A community-driven event including 2-track conference, workshops, masterclasses, exclusive meetups, scavenger hunt, hackathon, after-parties, and more! 

Location: Denver, CO 
Date: July 14-17, 2020 

ÜberConf is the only advanced Java / JVM conference offering 90-minute in-depth sessions. This offers you the opportunity to go beyond the basics. ÜberConf is about mastering JVM technologies. 

August 2020

HalfStack 2020
Location: New York, NY 
Date: August 14th, 2020 

This HalfStack event is similar to the others above, although this one takes place in New York. It will also focus on UI-centric JavaScript and web development topics. 

September 2020

Location: New York, NY 
Date: Sept 28-Oct 1, 2020 
At DevOpsCon, you will meet internationally recognized thought leaders of the DevOps movement and benefit from their expertise. Attend inspiring sessions and in-depth workshops to learn what you need to push your DevOps skills to the next level. 

October 2020

fastr_conf 2020
Location: Toronto, ON 
Date: October 15th, 2020 
Agility CMS is bringing fastr_conf to the city of Toronto for its second year in a row. fastr_conf aims in helping web developers to get ahead of the curve and to expand their networks, in addition to furthering personal and professional development. Details are not yet available. However, stay tuned and check back here for more information coming soon. 

Location: San Francisco, CA, 
Date: October 21-23, 2020 

Evcon is a 2-day conference + 1-day workshop focused exclusively on all things Event Based - Patterns / Principles / Architectures / Development / Sourcing / Cloud Native / Serverless / Infrastructures and Reliability.

November 2020

QCon- San Francisco
Location: San Fransisco, CA 
Date: Nov 16-20, 2020 

QCon San Fransisco is a conference for senior software engineers and architects on the patterns, practices and use cases leveraged by the world's most innovative software workshops. 

The Progressive Web Experience
Location: Clearwater, FL 
Date: Nov 29-Dec 2, 2020 

PWX is a developer education event covering the latest progressive web technologies: Progressive Web Apps, Angular, React, Vue.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, JS Tools, Web Security, Testing, Hybrid Mobile Apps and more.

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