Virtually There: The Women in Tech Summit series will host 6 virtual conferences focused on specific topics instead of the region-specific events it typically holds in various parts of the country. This year’s lineup kicks off with a session on Innovating Your Career on 14 July and concludes on 30 July with Expand your Tech Know-How. Find the full list of Women in Tech events here. Although we previously reported that TechCrunch Disrupt would be a hybrid event, they have now decided to run the conference online only from 14 – 18 September.
Secure in their Decision: The team behind RSA Conference, officially announced that they would hold the event’s 30th anniversary both online and at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Instead of holding the conference in February as is typically, they will be moving it to the week of 17 May 2021. While they are looking forward to bringing the cyber security community together both virtually and physically next year, they will be “working with the City of San Francisco, monitoring the recommendations from WHO and the CDC and will adhere to all the federal and state regulations around the size of gatherings, social distancing, health and sanitization protocols.”
Speaking opportunity: The organizers of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, currently scheduled for 17 – 20 November in Boston, have opened their call for speakers. The conference typically gathers around 7,000 technologists from open source and cloud native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. Sessions around the following topics are of interest: Application & Development, Customizing and Extending Kubernetes, Observability, Machine Learning & Data, Runtimes, Security and more. Speaker submissions must be made by 12 June following the guidelines found here.
Lunchtime Learning: The SXSW festivals have a little something for everyone – music, tech, business, education. Now, in addition to the previously-recorded programming available on their YouTube channel, they are offering a weekly SXSW series featuring 2020 speakers sharing their stories virtually, along with a special Q&A portion for those who were registered in March. In the most recent example, Chef Kwame Onwuachi examined the current state of the restaurant industry as it faces new realities and fundamental changes to dining models.
Coming Up Next Week: Hear from health tech heavy weights like Microsoft’s Chief Medical Officer & VP of Healthcare and Moderna’s CEO at WSJ Tech Health on 2 June. The virtual event is free to attend, but only if you apply for and receive an invitation for the exclusive program. The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Conference will offer virtual programming throughout the month of June, kicked off by a talk from the CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest on Tuesday. Realscreen Live runs 2-4 June, replacing what was to be Realscreen West and providing for the first time an online platform for the unscripted and non-fiction entertainment community to connect virtually. And at the online version of Infosecurity Europe (2-4 June), organizations will learn to be more resilient and cope, recover, and learn from malicious cyber incidents.