The 10 Best Tech Events You Need to Attend Over the Next 2 Months

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All work and no play makes an IT manager a dull boy (or girl). Get out of the office, learn new skills and meet new people with our list of the best business tech, big data and cloud events happening over the rest of the year. Oh, and one in January too.

1. Explore the future of cyber security

What, where and when

Cyber Security: Facing up to 21st Century Cybersecurity Challenges

University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF.  Tuesday 8 November, 09.00 to 18.00.

Why you should go

If you want to train and teach your staff on the key cybersecurity challenges of today, then head to this event. London is one of the IT capitals of the world, so it’s crucial that businesses prepare themselves for all that cybercrime has in store. At this event in West London cyber experts will discuss how best to combat cyber attacks, how to set up robust cyber security policies and a whole lot more. Get case studies of how cyber attacks were handled and learn how to protect information in the spheres of business, local government and education.

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2. Get digital in the midlands

What, where and when

Digital World Series Birmingham

Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, B1 1HH. Friday 11 November, 08:15 to 17:00.

Why you should go

This popular event covers all the latest digital business trends that you and your company need to know about. A line-up of speakers from firms including Twitter, HP and Philips will be on hand to discuss digital tactics, big data and customer engagement. Keep an eye out for the ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions where you can spend time asking a business expert the questions you’re trying to find answers for.

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3. UX it up

What, where and when

Mobile UX London

Cecil Sharp House, Camden, NW1 7AY. 09:30 till 18:00PM on Friday 25 November.

Why you should go

If you’re looking to improve your knowledge of user experience (UX) – i.e. how someone uses and experiences a product, like a website – then head to Mobile UX London. This one-day event brings together more than 200 professionals from all over the world who’ll be pitching up to share insight on UX, product, design, research and more. Talks, workshops and networking opportunities abound.

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4. All about IoT

What, where and when

Internet of Things World Forum 2016

Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, SW7 4LH. Tuesday 29 November to Wednesday 30 November.

Why you should go

Interested in learning more about the future of IoT? This conference is one of the best in the world. With headline speakers including senior IT figures from Huawei, IBM, Sprint and more, the Internet of Things World Forum will feature fascinating keynote speeches, the latest developments in one of the most interesting aspects of technology and lots of networking sessions.

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5. Learn about the cloud on the continent

What, where and when

Cloud Expo Europe in Paris

Paris Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France. Tuesday 29 November to Wednesday 30 November.

Why you should go

Billed as the largest gathering of cloud experts on the planet, Cloud Expo Europe is the place to go to build your cloud knowledge, connect with other professionals and learn from some of the best cloud minds. Billed as the largest gathering of cloud experts on the planet, Cloud Expo Europe is the place to go to build your cloud knowledge, connect with other professionals and learn from some of the best cloud minds. It’s only a two-day event but these guys pack a lot in: there are more than 200 conferences and roundtables scheduled, more than 125 exhibitors and more than 60 case studies to get your teeth into.

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6. All you need to know about IoT in Manchester

What, where and when

Hands-on with the Internet of Things

MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN. Saturday December 3 - Sunday December 4, 10:00 till 16:00.

Why you should go

This two-day course at Manchester’s not-for-profit digital hub MadLab will teach you the essentials of the Internet of Things - and will even equip you with the tools you need to make your very own IoT project. Designed for people with some knowledge of electronics and prototyping, the workshop will teach you how to choose network protocols and topologies and will look at the particle photon, a hardware that’s used in IoT projects.

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7. Meet other tech folk in Glasgow

What, where and when

Glasgow Tech Christmas Party 2016

The Raven, 81-85 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NQ. Wednesday 7 December, 19:30 – 23:30.

Why you should go

Do you work in IT in Scotland? Do you like having a good time? Do you like Christmas? If you answered yes to all these questions, book a spot at the Glasgow Tech Christmas Party 2016 and head along to the Raven pub for a night of fun and frivolity with the best of Glasgow’s digital community.

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8. Learn how to hire better developers in Cambridge

What, where and when

Understanding the Developer Hiring Process

Venue TBC but somewhere in Cambridge, Thursday 8 December, 09:00 to 11:30.

Why you should go

If you’re struggling to hire technical talent in your team, this event is designed to help IT departments find effective ways to recruit developers who know what they’re doing. The breakfast session will help you develop a formal developer interview process and provide top tips on actively sourcing developer talent.

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9. Learn the future of government IT

What, where and when

Think Digital Government 2016

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH. Tuesday 13 December, 09.30 to 16.30.

Why you should go

Work in government IT or have some involvement with technology in the public sector? Then this is the one for you. This event is designed to help you use cloud-based technologies that can boost your department’s efficiency while reducing its budget. The day will focus on the issues affecting digital tech in the public sector and feature interviews, panel discussions and case studies.

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10. Get to grips with DevOps in Newcastle

What, where and when

An introduction to DevOps with Amazon AWS

The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5SQ. Tuesday 17 January to Wednesday 19 January, 09:30-17:00.

Why you should go

Interested in learning more about DevOps? Head to this two-day workshop and training course that will give you a thorough introduction to the process through the use of Amazon Web Services. You’ll learn about the cloud, platform-as-a-service and a whole lot more.

Tickets here.

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