How do I find the IT conference I want to go to ?
July 31, 2007 1:37 PM   Subscribe

Is there a comprehensive list/lists of technical conferences that take place around the country. Specifically, ones that are not a marketing gimmick for corporate sponsors but are more catered toward workshops, technology interchange, learning.

Much of what I need to know to increase my skill set seems to be centered around best practices, methodologies, architecting IT solutions rather than becoming an expert in one or more technologies/products. I work in IT but not a software programmer. What kind of tech-exchange programs is the MeFi community aware of that I can participate in to enhance my knowledge. I think I am looking for a cross between SXSW/BarCamp and Gartner conference for System Architects. Feel free to ask questions if you think I can elaborate/clarify. I should mention that it might be easier to get approval for a more "formal" conference but I feel that I wouldn't get as much out of it ?
posted by cusecase to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I should mention that it might be easier to get approval for a more "formal" conference but...

Heh. Notacon had a $950 "corporate" registration rate last year, in addition to the $50-$80 "individual" rates, just so people in your situation could make it look official when they submitted it to the paymasters who expect technical conferences to be expensive. ;)

As for a list, a quick moment with a search engine yielded AllConferences, which may be too broad to be useful, but probably merits a look.
posted by Myself at 2:05 PM on July 31, 2007

You're description sounds a lot like my experience with BarCamp. What exactly is it about SXSW that you'd like to see? Have you thought about just encouraging that type of participation in BarCamp?
posted by scottreynen at 2:59 PM on July 31, 2007

Check the SANS schedules...
posted by rhizome at 5:29 PM on July 31, 2007

There are a large number of IT conferences listed at Confabb, which exists for this very purpose (I'm one of the founders).
posted by Caviar at 7:17 AM on August 1, 2007

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