WebDev Events 2021: Top Web Development Conferences You Should Attend in 2021

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Dec 11, 2020

2021 is a promising year!

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 2021 around the world.  

The good news is that most of the conferences still will be virtual and it means lower ticket prices, now travel expenses, access to better speakers from around the world, and no coffee stand line ups! :) 

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. 

Recurring:

Agility Webinars and Workshops
Location: virtual free
Date: Every Month 2020 

In 2020, Agility CMS brings to you the ultimate series of free educational online Webinars and virtual Workshops dedicated to learning and growing together as a community of passionate CMS experts and inspiring thought-leaders.

Check out and Register Here 

Webinars and Training Sessions

January 2021 - Passed 

TheJam.dev 2021

Location: online event

Dates: January 28-29, 2021.

JAM development

Format: two days, single track

Who will speak: Amazing driver line up. Jamstack experts from Netlify, Microsoft, Stackbit, Bejamas, RedwoodJS, and others 

What about: This JAM-stack focused event will gather well-known developers from around the world to explore how real-world Jamstack applications are built.

What you will learn: Modern web-dev and bring cutting-edge techniques back to your team.

Agility CMS is the proud sponsor and provides 50 free tickets - Apply here: https://fitc.ca/agilitycms/ 

February 2021 - Passed 

DeveloperWeek 2021

Location: All Virtual

Date: Feb 17-19th, 2021 

Join 8,000 Developers at the World’s Largest Developer Expo + Conference Series. 

Who: Developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, managers and executives from 70+ countries gather for DeveloperWeek (Feb 17-19, 2021) to discover the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, and tools.

What you will learn: Because DeveloperWeek covers all new technologies, our conference and workshops invite you to get intro lessons (or advanced tips and tricks) on technologies like VR Dev, Artificial Intelligence Dev, Blockchain Dev, IoT Dev, Serverless technology, Microservices technology, new JavaScript frameworks, and more.

JavaScript World Conference by Frontend Love

Location: All Virtual

Dates: February 22-26 2021

Javascript world conference

JSworld Conference is the Worlds Premier Javascript Conference of 2021.

Who: JavaScript Frontend Developer Leaders from around the world.

What: 100+Talks, 20 Topics, Panel Discussions, In-depth Interviews & Updates from Creators of Libraries & Authors.

50,000 JavaScript Enthusiasts + a full week of content to help you level-up as a Frontend JavaScript Developer.

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.

March 2021

Gatsby Conf - Passed 

GatsbyConf 2021: Submit your speaker proposal by January 15th! | Gatsby (gatsbyjs.com)

Location: Online

Dates: March 2-3, 2021

gatsby conference summer

What you will learn: all about Gatsby, case studies and how to's.

Who will present: Gatsby community

If you want to snatch a talk, you can see some pre-recorded videos here. This one from Joel Varty talking about Fullstack Jamstack is just great:

CityJS Conference - Passed

Location: London + Online

When: March 24-26, 2021

cityjs conference

What: An event run by London's biggest JavaScript meetups, including JS MonthlyHalfstack and Node User Group.

What you will learn: You can absorb knowledge while hopping on and off thought-provoking workshops and talks - this is possibly the most central and reasonably priced event to attend in London. 

Who:  JavaScript community, and for those aiming to stay in touch with the industry, to be updated on innovative changes around the industry and JS as an entity.

Why: You can absorb knowledge while hopping on and off thought-provoking workshops and talks

April 2020

Vueconf.US - Passed
Location: Online 
Date: April 14

vue js confernece

Who: worldwide Vue community 

React Summit – The Biggest React Conference Online - Passed

Location: Online

Dates: April 14-16, 2021

React summit

Format: two-track three-day conference on

What about: all things React

Who: international Front-end and Full-stack engineers in the cloud.

Why: To help you stay up-to-date on the latest React tech. Next to the main conference talks with React pros and hands-on workshops, be prepared for awesome MCs and a number of virtual networking rooms focusing on multiple tech topics, interactive entertainment, and engaging challenges for all participants.

smashingConf

SmashingConf
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.

HalfStack

HalfStack
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.

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 

HalfStack 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! 

ÜberConf
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

DevOpsCon

DevOpsCon
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

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. 

Evcon

Evcon
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

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. 

Devopsday 2021

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.

Devopsdays 2021
Location: all over the world, some events are scheduled to run in-venue and can switch to be online
Date: All through 2021

devops days 

What: 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. 

What you can learn: Topics at the event will include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture. 

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