This year I’ve attended Write the Docs (Portland) as I have since 2013 and STC Summit (this year in Columbus, OH), and Rust Language Camp (Berkeley), and I am attending PyDX (Portland) and LavaCon (New Orleans this year) in October.
Last year I attended Write the Docs, soapconf in Krakow, and LavaCon (in Portland). Maybe I am forgetting one. Other years - many more, including SXSW Eco (not the big SXSW in March).
I’ve gotten a lot out of all of these. Although I have some company support for these, particularly in terms of time off, I also put in a lot of time and money (as much ameliorated with travel points as I can) to do all of these.
What conferences do you like to attend?
Today I was reading about DEFRAG 2015, and I thought it looks terrific and relevant. They are also offering a limited number of scholarships to cover registration cost for women in tech. Look here: