From user symposiums to vendor-neutral events, there’s no shortage of tech conferences to sign up for. Each offers unique upside, whether it’s strategic insights into how another company implemented a new technology or simply an opportunity to grow your network. But with the need to learn almost everything in a fast-paced profession, and the time that conferences take away from pressing work, how do you know which ones are worth attending?
For many IT professionals, the decision starts with money. “If it’s too expensive, it’s too expensive,” says Joe Devon, founding partner of application developer Diamond.