Cirrus-ly Worthy Cloud Companies: Editorial team and event organizer Techonomy was created to explore the idea that technology can make the world a happier, healthier, wealthier, and more peaceful place. New for 2021, Techonomy will also celebrate the achievements of “worthy” enterprise software companies making a positive impact on the world with the Worthy100 Cloud Awards. Adjudicated by a panel of journalists and industry veterans, the distinction will honor those cloud companies that are not only “innovative and singular, but also responsible and engaged with society,” at an in-person celebration in New York this fall. Don’t delay: Final applications are due 1 August.
ConnectX Goes for Sun & Fun: The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is moving the dates for Connect (X) 2021 from 3-6 August to 4-7 October and from Boston to Orlando, Fl. The event will now be at the Hyatt Regency to ensure an optimal in-person experience. According to the conference organizers, “We now have more time to make an already world-class event even more outstanding.” (The show was initially to happen in May.) One more benefit to the new location… It will allow for attendees to participate in the annual WIA golf tournament which will offer networking while enjoying the outdoor environment.
Speaking Opportunity: OSPOCon Europe is a conference “for those working in open source program offices in organizations that rely on open source technologies to learn and share best practices, experiences and tooling to overcome challenges they face.” The Linux Foundation, organizer of OSPOCon, is now seeking speaker/session ideas for the 6 October 2021 event, which will be live in London. If you have something to contribute, submit your idea here before the 18 July deadline. Topics of interest include Creation and Best Practices of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs); Consuming and Contributing to Open Source; Managing Competing Corporate Interests while Driving Coherent Communities; How to Vet the Viability of OS Projects; Internal vs External Developer Adoption; Handling License Obligations in Organizations and Open Source Corporate Sustainability.
Lunchtime Learning: E3 2021, one of the premier video game events, was held this month virtually, with press conferences and a four-day long video stream. As an IndieWire article noted: “The event marked the first E3 since 2019 and though it was less of a genuine industry convention and more of a collection of prerecorded marketing videos, the quantity of announcements still made E3 2021 a must-see event for gaming fans.” If you missed the live stream, you can check out most of the content online here. And the best news of all came at the very beginning of the show…LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that E3 2022 will take place in person in Lost Angeles next year!
Coming Up Next Week: It’s “back to business, back to Barcelona, back together” at MWC Barcelona, the flagship mobile industry and technology conference that will run in-person 28 June – 1 July. For 2021, MWC Barcelona offers a hybrid option so that the event is still accessible to those unable to travel to Spain. The Aspen Institute Ideas Festival gets underway 27 June and will be fully online. Built around the theme “American Futures,” this year’s Ideas Festival will explore the future of democracy, identity, education, the search for meaning, and our own mental health. Running 26-30 June on a virtual platform, ISTE Live ‘21 is one of the largest events in the ed tech space, drawing over 16,000 teachers, tech directors, library media specialists, and researchers from around the world. Giving HR leaders the tools to Create a Culture of Feedback & Performance is the focus of HCI’s next digital event on 30 June. Finally, on 29 June eTail Virtual Summit & Expo will kick off for three days of eCommerce & omnichannel innovations best practices.