One of the best ways to evolve in the software industry is to interact with other developers and those technically minded. Resources such as user groups, Twitter and conferences are useful for this. It’s disturbingly easy to develop reality distortion or tunnel vision with the projects and technology stacks you spend a majority of your time with.

Conferences on my radar:

January, Geelong

Febuary APIdays, Sydney

May OpenStack Summit, Vancouver MuleSoft Connect, San Francisco

June LinuxCon, Tokyo dockercon, San Francisco DEVOXX, Poland

July OSCON, Portland

August LinuxCon, Seattle

September ASWEC, Adelaide

October Web Directions OpenStack Summit, Tokyo

December YOW! Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane