Convince Your Manager

You're eager to attend DEVNEXUS, and why not? It is the most awesome professional developer conference in the South East. You will meet and mingle with peers, world renowned speakers, technology experts, published authors and OEM/Open Source core committers. DEVNEXUS has the potential to help you work smarter, and support your business and career goals.

Before the conference, you'll receive a notification that the full schedule has been published so you can start to plan your participation. Post about the sessions you attend on social media—your colleagues will see what you're learning, and you can review your posts after the conference to recap. The official Twitter conference hashtag is #DEVNEXUS. Check out the 2015 event; Grab the presentation slides from GitHub or check out the download links under presentations. The videos of the sessions are also posted on DZone .

After the conference: create a report and share what you learned. You will receive an email with links to all the conference session slides and you will receive notifications when all of the videos have been published. Use this information and the conference Trip Report Template to create a report detailing what you learned. Supplement your own materials with speaker slides and keynote videos, posted during and after the conference. Search for news articles, blog posts, and #DEVNEXUS tweets for additional reference materials to include.

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend DEVNEXUS 2017

  1. Stack exposure. At DEVNEXUS we don't just look at the full stack, but all the possibilities. You'll find out which technologies work best together and which have the capabilities you need. Learn from experts--see examples, learn from their mistakes, ask questions in person, and benefit from their wisdom. You'll be exposed to different stacks, get to test drive features, learn other programming paradigms, and walk away with a list of new strategies and tools to try back in the workplace.

  2. Tracks. With DEVNEXUS's track based format, you can tackle your most pressing problems. Are you focusing on performance? Developing a game plan for mobile? Needing to scale your web application for the next 10,000 to 1,000,000 customers? We address some of the most common and complex problems software engineers face and give you ideas and solutions you can take back with you to fix it.

  3. Uninterrupted focus. It's a huge advantage to be away from work and constant interruptions, acquiring the knowledge you need to move projects forward. At DEVNEXUS, you can ask questions, compare notes with fellow attendees, and immerse yourself in the subject matter you've set out to learn. And with a one day workshop/training day, you can delve as deeply into a topic as you need to.

  4. Stay current. Technology changes fast. Keep pace with new developments, best practices, products, services, and trends at DEVNEXUS. From start-ups to some of the world's most successful companies, see how others are incorporating enterprise and open source technologies to achieve their business goals. Get your hands on some of those tools and technologies you've been hearing about, but haven't had the chance to try (Rust anyone?).

  5. 10 years of DEVNEXUS excellence. Through our long history of providing knowledge to software engineers, developers, IT practitioners, and others, we've learned what's important, which subjects go together, and how to teach them. Every year the number of quality proposals we receive for DEVNEXUS far exceeds the number of speaking slots available, making it easy for us to select the best and most relevant topics for DEVNEXUS attendees.