9 Must Attend Data Engineering Conferences In 2018

To be an outstanding data engineer you must constantly keep up to date with the latest developments and tools for building data infrastructure, learn about the real world examples from top technical experts and expand one’s understanding of practical Data Science applications.

Staying in the know is key to dealing with the evolving challenges down the road. One of the best way to learn from the experts and hear about the latest developments in the industry is by attending data engineering conferences and meetups.

Here’s a list of the most outstanding events for data engineers planned for 2018:

Looker JOIN

San Francisco, October 9 - 11 

After hitting the road for JOIN the Tour, stopping in 18 different cities around the world, Looker is rounding out the year back in San Francisco. The conference will offer two and a half days of inspiring keynotes, original ideas, and learning from the brightest minds that are shaping the smarter use of data across every industry.

Speakers include Lloyd Tabb, founder and CTO at Looker, Dana McGraw, VP of Business Insights and Data Driven Ad Sales at The Walt Disney Company, and Michele Whitney, VP of Enterprise Data and Reporting at Girl Scouts. And of course, the Panoply team will be there in full force, so come say hi!

The Strata and Hadoop World Conferences

San Jose, March 5-8

Presented by O’Reilly and Cloudera, Strata Data Conferences take place several times a year. This year’s venues are San Jose, London, and New York.

The upcoming conference in San Jose promises to provide in-depth education on how data can be used to shape critical decisions across disciplines and industries. Expert speakers like Jeff Dean from Google, Li Fan from Pinterest, Mike Olson from Cloudera, and Josh Willis from Slack will share case studies, proven best practices, new analytical approaches, emerging technologies, and more.


Austin, March 9-13

SXSW is a four day conference that draws marketers, VPs, data analysts, creatives and more. This multi-day conference features fascinating keynotes, data-heavy how-tos and panel discussions and professional meetups. People go to SXSW to network with others, learn from the top influencers in data and marketing to enjoy the central-Texas sun. SXSW is heavy on numbers-driven discussions in marketing and is perfect for brand and angency types, alike.


London, March 19

MeasureCamp is an unconference—the schedule is created on the day and speakers are fellow attendees. Everyone is encouraged to discuss and participate in sessions, even to lead sessions themselves. Data pros focus on what they find most interesting and useful. This year's event in London attracts data analysts and data-driven individuals who want to know best practices, new techniques and to meet others in their field. You'll meet folks from large corporations, non-profits and business of all sizes.  

 Deep Learning Summit

London, September 20-21

The Deep Learning Summit brings together senior business leaders, influential technologists, data scientists, entrepreneurs and data engineers who gain vital insight into future Artificial Intelligence trends and advanced machine learning from the world’s leading innovators and decision-makers speaking at the event.  The summit has an impressive line up of 30 speakers and 500 leading technologists & innovators. Get ready for group brainstorming sessions and interactive workshops.

Keynote speakers include data professionals from the leading enterprises, such as Shubho Sengupta, AI Researcher at Facebook, Eli David, CTO at Deep Instinct, Ankur Handa, Research Scientist at OpenAI.

 Tableau Conference 2018

New Orleans, October 22 - 25

This conference is all about Tableau,  and is a great place to learn, collaborate, and network. With a wide variety of sessions of every level and focus, you’ll learn more in one week than you ever thought possible.

Although the speakers and sessions haven't been released yet, you can check out the highlights from 2017 here. Panoply team will be there at booth # 1203, so come visit with us and meet the #DataDragon!

 Big Data LDN 2018

London, November 13-14

The largest data and analytics event in the UK is open to all and free to attend. With over 80 exhibitors and 100 speakers, this event should definitely go on your must attend list.  This year’s speakers have not been announced yet, but if we go by the last year’s event, we are in for a treat. 2017 line-up was a truly impressive collection of  engineering gurus, open-source visionaries and real-world pioneers.

 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining

Singapore, November 17-20

The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) covers all aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software and systems, and applications. It attracts researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, data visualization, and high performance computing.

 AWS re:invent

Las Vegas, November 26 -  30

In November 2018, the largest gathering of the global cloud community returns to Las Vegas. With hundreds of breakout sessions, workshops, trainings and hands-on labs to choose from, make sure not to miss this once-a-year event.

The agenda for this year hasn’t been announced yet, but check out the latest warehousing trends. You can also see the video recordings of the sessions here.

Panoply will be at the conference in full force. Make sure to drop by our booth to hear about our experience using Redshift and AWS to run Panoply data management solution.

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