Top 10 Cloud Conferences for the Second Half of 2023

By Wulf Schiemann25. August 2023

The dynamic landscape of cloud computing is ever-evolving, and for professionals in the field, staying updated is paramount. One of the most effective ways to do this is by attending conferences. Europe, in the latter half of 2023, is gearing up to host several worthwhile cloud computing conferences. As part of meshcloud’s commitment to staying ahead in the cloud space, we are excited to announce we’ll be hosting our very own meshcloud conference in Frankfurt.

Here’s a closer look at our and nine other must-visit events for the second half of 2023.

1. code.talks – Hamburg

Date: 14th – 15th September 2023
Location: CinemaxX Dammtor, Hamburg

Why it’s worth visiting:

code.talks is Germany’s largest developer conference, featuring over 100 talks in 14 fields from national and international speakers. One of them: meshcloud CTO Johannes Rudolph. Held over two days at the CinemaxX Dammtor in Hamburg, attendees can learn about the latest innovations and global tech trends. The conference also includes an After Conference Party on the first day. With over a decade of experience, code.talks attracts more than 1500 participants annually.

2. meshcloud Conference 2023 – Frankfurt

Date: 19th – 20th September 2023
Location: Museum of Communication, Frankfurt

Why it’s worth visiting:

We would like to see the meshcloud Conference 2023 as the highlight of this year – but of course we are a bit biased since we will host this event ourselves. It is a must-attend event for those deeply involved in the cloud ecosystem. Set in the iconic Museum of Communication in Frankfurt, the conference promises two days of immersive learning and networking. Attendees will gain insights from Germany’s leading cloud organizations, delving into the future of building and running successful cloud foundations. The conference kicks off with a special welcome dinner on the 19th, followed by a full day of panels, success stories, and expert talks on the 20th. The event ends in an award celebration, recognizing the outstanding achievements of community members in cloud foundation initiatives. This conference is specifically designed for professionals responsible for Digital Transformation, Cloud Operations, Infrastructure, and members of Cloud Foundation Teams. It offers a unique blend of knowledge-sharing and community-building.

3. Open Source Summit Europe – Bilbao

Date: 19th – 21st September 2023
Location: Bilbao, Spain

Why it’s worth visiting:

Open Source Summit Europe is the top event for open source enthusiasts, developers, and community leaders. It offers a platform for collaboration, information sharing, problem-solving, and knowledge acquisition, promoting open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable ecosystem. The summit consists of multiple events, each addressing the pressing technologies, topics, and issues affecting open source today. Attendees can learn from featured speakers from top organizations like Amazon Web Services, GitLab, Google, and The Linux Foundation. Whether you’re a developer, sysadmin, or community manager, the summit offers many opportunities to meet, learn, discover, and explore the vast open source world.

4. Devoxx Belgium – Antwerp

Date: 2nd – 6th October 2023
Location: Kinepolis, Antwerp, Belgium

Why it’s worth visiting:

Devoxx Belgium‘s 20th edition is set to be a five-day technological extravaganza, featuring a wide range of talks and sessions from local and global tech luminaries. Attendees can expect discussions on Cloud and Big Data, Security, Architecture, Programming Languages, and the upcoming release of Java 21. The conference will also focus on Artificial Intelligence with deep dives into the latest developments and methodologies. Devoxx Belgium 2023 offers an unparalleled opportunity to expand your horizons, hone your skills, and immerse yourself in cutting-edge technologies.

5. CNCF Cloud Native Sustainability Week – Global

Date: Second week of October 2023
Location: Global (Various Locations)

Why it’s worth visiting:

The Cloud Native Sustainability Week, hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), is a global event focused on environmental sustainability in the cloud native industry and open source space. The week-long event will take place across various cities worldwide, with local CNCF groups organizing meetups. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the current environmental sustainability landscape, collaborate with others, and share knowledge on the topic. The week will feature both local in-person events and a virtual meetup hosted by the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (TAG ENV). This event is ideal for cloud native enthusiasts, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in the intersection of technology and sustainability.

6. AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Symposium – Frankfurt

Date: 26th October 2023
Location: Klassikstadt, Orber Straße, Frankfurt

Why it’s worth visiting:

The AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Symposium is a one-day event showcasing how AWS customers and partners are revolutionizing the industry through IoT sensors, SaaS applications, and cloud services. You’ll be able to meet us here as well. Discussions will cover enhancing quality, reducing costs, predicting maintenance needs, and fostering sustainable operations towards Industry 4.0. Attendees will learn about Generative AI, Engineering & Design in the Cloud, Smart Products & Machines, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and more. This symposium is for professionals involved in various industries.

7. Digital-Gipfel – Jena

Date: 20th – 21st November 2023
Location: Jena, Germany

Why it’s worth visiting:

The Digital-Gipfel, organized by the German Federal Government, brings together over 1,000 participants from politics, business, academia, and civil society. The 2023 summit will focus on “Digital Transformation in Times of Change: Sustainable. Resilient. Future-Oriented.” Key figures, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and various federal ministers, will attend, along with representatives from the economic, scientific, and civil sectors. The summit aims to identify core challenges and present potential solutions to advance digitalization and strengthen Germany’s position. Jena’s innovative digital and scientific environment provides the perfect backdrop for this event, which offers innovation, exclusivity, societal relevance, and networking opportunities.

8. Deutschen Open Source Tage (DOST) – Berlin

Date: 27th November 2023
Location: Berlin, Germany

Why it’s worth visiting:

Deutschen Open Source Tage (DOST) is a German congress that focuses on Cloud, Container, Automation, and Storage. It attracts around 250 IT professionals from different sectors every year. The event includes an in-depth workshop program a day before the main event, a sponsor exhibition for networking purposes, and user workshops to deepen attendees’ knowledge. DOST 2024 is the fifth occurrence, providing a unique opportunity to stay updated with the latest developments and best practices in the field.

9. European Cloud Summit – Wiesbaden

Date: 4th – 6th December 2023
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany

Why it’s worth visiting:

The European Cloud Summit is the largest conference in Europe dedicated to Microsoft Azure, OpenAI, and Cloud Computing. With over 1,200 attendees and a diverse audience, it offers a great networking opportunity. The event provides valuable content from both business and technological perspectives, covering subjects such as Security and Compliance, Cloud Infrastructure, Development, and Platform. Attendees can interact with Microsoft executives and industry experts, and meet potential partners and customers. The summit takes place in Wiesbaden, a city that is easily accessible and has historic sites and scenic landscapes, which enhances the overall experience.

10. DevOpsCon München – RE-THINK IT!

Date: 4th – 7th December 2023
Location: Munich, Germany

Why it’s worth visiting:

DevOpsCon München is a leading conference for the world of DevOps. The conference covers Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Container Technology, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Platforms, and Lean Business. Professionals can connect with industry leaders, share insights, and collaborate on the latest trends and best practices in DevOps. The event features workshops, sessions, and tutorials for practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied in their roles. Set in vibrant Munich, attendees can also enjoy the culture and history of the region, making the conference a learning and cultural treat.

meshcloud Conference 2023: Let’s get together in Frankfurt

At meshcloud, we’re not just attendees but active participants. We’re particularly thrilled about hosting our very own meshcloud conference 2023 in Frankfurt and would love to see you there.

We invite you to connect with us, whether you’re attending the same conferences or just want to discuss the latest in cloud technology. Find us at code.talks in Hamburg, our meshcloud conference 2023 in Frankfurt, and the AWS Manufacturing & Industrial Symposium in Frankfurt.

If you can’t make it, join the Cloud Foundation Community on Slack to get in touch with hundreds of cloud professionals like you.

Lastly, if you believe there’s a noteworthy event missing from our list or have any recommendations, please let us know.