If you've shown interest using container technology this year in your company, you probably never knew a convention could revolve around them. While you can perhaps say there's a convention for everyone and everything, ContainerCon is available to you as an exciting new opportunity in the software development community.
Basically, ContainerCon is a chance to learn about becoming cloud native and networking with top names in the industry. It's not a new conference either having been around for a short time. Last year's was a big success, and it's already attracted many big names who've helped shape the cloud revolution.
Held this year at Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada, ContainerCon 2016 takes place from August 22-24. For those of you just now realizing what containers can do in helping your DevOps team, and in bringing continuous delivery to your applications, it's worth attending each of the three days.
The event already has a packed schedule including prestigious speakers, lectures, and chances for networking.
Here's 7 exciting parts of attending #ContainerCon 2016 to show how influential this convention has become.
1. Over 175 Conference Sessions
All conferences have learning sessions, but ContainerCon has more than most others. Whether you're a developer, a DevOps expert, or an open-source professional, you need to attend as many of these as possible.
Take a look at the ContainerCon schedule to get an idea of the topics. Every year, they cover the most relevant subjects, including everything from Linux, cloud computing, to what's happening in container development.
2. The Speakers
Many of the best-known names in the technology industry bring their expertise to conventions like ContainerCon. It's no different here, and listening to just one of these experts will give you enough insight to possibly help your business for the rest of the year.
During the event, you get a chance to connect with over 2,000 open-source professionals from around the world to help you solve your application development problems. Check out the extensive attendee list and you'll find some of the big names this time include journalist/sci-fi author Cory Doctorow, entrepreneur Dr. Margaret Heffernan, and Linus Torvalds from The Linux Foundation.
3. Evening Events
Networking is one of the greatest aspects to tech conventions. ContainerCon has many more opportunities for this through various evening events. Look at their list of events available this year to see what's on tap.
A major highlight is the 25th anniversary of Linux Gala, which is a connected event held for many years. And just so you feel as prepared as possible, the convention even gives you sources for renting or buying a dress or suit to attend the gala.
4. Educational Deep-Dives
Being able to network and learn valuable information about how to improve your business is a major part of ContainerCon. Don't miss their co-located events that give you additional chances to meet with professionals. Some of these relational co-events include CloudNative Day and the Linux Security Summit.
5. Getting Personal Training
Various training sessions are available at ContainerCon this year. Some not to miss include "FOSSology--Hands-On Training", and "Fundamentals of Professional Open Source Management." You'll even have a few free bonus tutorials held a day after the convention ends.
6. LinuxCon is Being Held at the Same Venue
When you register at ContainerCon, you'll get free access to LinuxCon being held at Westin Harbour Castle. This is an amazing opportunity to attend two conferences at once for the price of one.
Fitting in some time for LinuxCon is well worth your effort since it attracts the brightest talents and minds in the cloud technology industry. Check out their own website to see a schedule, though it basically overlaps with ContainerCon.
7. Toronto is a Vibrant City for a Convention
Attending ContainerCon should become more fun for you if you've never visited Toronto. As a bustling city with plenty to do, you can educate yourself and perhaps have a short vacation as well.
Nevertheless, sticking close to Westin Harbour Castle gives you one of the best hotels in Toronto. Located along the shores of Lake Ontario, ContainerCon negotiated with them to bring a discounted room rate of $209 per night.
ContainerShip,recently nominated as Start-Up of the Year for Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 Awards, will be at the convention. We encourage you to stop by our booth to learn more about containers, check out our demo, and pick up some free ContainerShip gifts.