As 2020 revs up, it’s time to start taking stock of what’s coming up this year in the world of cloud, DevOps, microservices and SRE conferences. You might be building complex distributed systems, but our selection puts some of the industry’s best events into a single, simple listicle. We’re lucky to have quite a few taking place in our hometown of Amsterdam this year. So, in true cloud-native fashion, we invite you to be there and be x 3!

Top 10 DevOps, SRE and Cloud Conferences of 2020 to be there and be x 3!

DevOps in March

Microsoft Ignite the Tour, Amsterdam edition
Web: www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/ignite-the-tour/amsterdam
Date: March 11–12, 2020
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

As Microsoft takes its popular Ignite Conference on tour this year, we’re highlighting the Amsterdam edition, as a hope-to-see-you-there preview! If you’re in the neighborhood, join us to connect with Microsoft engineers for over 100 workshops and hands-on sessions. Learn new approaches to coding and modernizing for cloud. Microsoft Ignite the Tour is also popping up in over 30 other cities in 2020 from Toronto to Tokyo and Mumbai to Madrid.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Europe
Web: events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe
Date: March 30 –April 2
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The European edition of the mothership of cloud conferences is landing, and it’s touching down in Amsterdam this year. Join us as we’ll be at the Linux and Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNFC) flagship conference.  Of course, KubeCon isn’t just about catching up on your favorite cloud-native technologies like Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy, but also catching keynotes by some of the industry’s most innovative minds. The original be there and be x 3 conference!

DevOps in May

Continuous Lifecycle London
Web: continuouslifecycle.london
Date: May 14-16
Location: London, UK

With lots of great DevOps, serverless and Continuous Everything talks and sessions, this event showcases practical workshops for architects, CxOs, ops specialists and DevOps roles along three tracks. Lively topics from over 40 experts include ‘Your Dashboard Sucks – and How to Fix It”, ‘Could DevOps be a Savior?’ and ‘Are We Happy? The Relation Between Adopting DevOps and Employee Satisfaction Rates’.

Interop ITX
Web: interop.com
Date: May 20-23
Location: Las Vegas, USA

Interop asks us to look at the business of IT and as one of the few unsponsored events left on the conference scene, it lays a claim to offering unbiased content around cloud computing, networking, leadership, application deployment and more. Aimed at software architects, SREs, CxOs and other tech roles, Interop offers five tracks along infrastructure, security, emerging tech, DevOps and IT strategy.

DevOps in June

DevOpsCon
Web: devopsconference.de
Date: June 11-14
Location: Berlin, Germany

DevOpsCon promises quite a mouthful by calling itself “the Conference for Continuous Delivery, Microservices, Containers, Cloud & Lean Business”. It also encourages the industry to Rethink IT. At Vamp, we couldn’t agree more! This event offers CxOs, software architects and IT ops roles over 50 workshops on more than 10 DevOps topics including microservice architectures, cloud and serverless, and continuous delivery and automation.

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference
Web: gartner.com/en/conferences/emea/infrastructure-operations-cloud-germany
Date: June 16-17
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

We like the cut of this event’s jib as it aims to help CxOs, architects and other IT leaders get a grasp of the latest trends in cloud, IoT, DevOps and AIOps in order to drive innovation forward. Five exciting conference tracks include topics like ‘achieving operational excellence’ and ‘emerging technologies - cutting through the hype’. Speakers include expert Gartner analysts, so you know you will be in good hands.

DevOps Days, Amsterdam edition
Web: devopsdays.org/events/2020-amsterdam/welcome/
Date: June 17 – 19
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

As DevOps Days makes its way around the world and the calendar, Amsterdam is welcoming the event in June, but there is sure to be an edition where you are. This grassroots-led conference series nevertheless has some big-name organizers behind it, like Patrick Dubois and Damon Edwards. This event does what it says on the box, helping DevOps practitioners bridge the gap between dev and ops by exploring topics around testing, automation, security and team culture.

DevOps Enterprise Summit Europe
Web: events.itrevolution.com/eur/
Date: June 25-27
Location: London, UK

Did anyone say large-scale organizational change? This event aims at giving CxOs, software architects, and DevOps leaders the strategies and tools they need to implement DevOps practices across complex organizations. It focuses on the technical and architectural principles necessary to make big changes that will help leaders deliver better software, faster, with modern processes.

DevOps in October

SRECon Europe/Middle East/Africa
Web: www.usenix.org/conference/srecon20emea
Date: October 27–29
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Organized by Usenix, the advanced computing systems association, these conferences offer site reliability engineers a forum to discuss important issues around building complex distributed systems. Hot topics include how to engineer for resilience, how to achieve predictability and observability and how to automate for scale.

DevOps in November

O’Reilly Velocity and Architecture Conference
Web: conferences.oreilly.com/velocity/vl-eu
Date: November 4-7
Location: Berlin, Germany

Velocity is aimed especially at site reliability engineers, software architects, DevOps engineers, operations managers and CxOs looking to streamline operations. More operations-focused than other events, it unpacks the latest in cloud-native apps and ops. Sessions are organized around sharing real-world best practices and learning in hands-on sessions. With plenty of keynote speakers and a hall featuring tools and products, Vamp is proud to say it was among the exhibitors last year!

Of course, conferences are not the only way to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the industry. If you'd like to find out how you can release with confidence, even on a Friday in today's world of DevOps, microservices and cloud, check out our webinar: 5 Kubernetes Release Strategies You Should Know

Or if you are interested in seeing how Vamp Cloud-Native Release Orchestration can help your organization cut through the complexity of today's IT landscape to innovate more frequently with near-100% reliability, book a guided tour, with or without your own containers!