Academic and professional organizations, communities of practice, user groups, and conferences.  Pretty much anywhere that people gather to exchange ideas that could be beneficial to those providing developer education.


Although academic conferences are targeted more towards K-12 and higher education they are still beneficial in learning best practices and tools in technical training and applying those to your engineering teams.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application.  
Annual Conference: EdMedia & E-Learn

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

A US-based international learned society for computing. It was founded in 1947 and is the world's largest scientific and educational computing society.  The ACM is an umbrella organization for academic and scholarly interests in computer science (informatics). Its motto is "Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession." ACM is organized into over 171 local chapters and 37 Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)

The ACM SIGCSE organization provides a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy.  
Annual Conference: SIGCSE Technical Symposium

ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER)

The ACM ICER organization provides a forum for educators to discuss issues related to how people come to understand computational processes and devices, and how to improve that understanding.

Computer-Using Educators(CUE)

A nonprofit educational corporation founded in 1978. CUE brings together the brightest edtech minds in education to share best practices, innovation, and engaging sessions with actionable takeaways you may immediately put to practice in your classroom, school, or district! CUE Conferences are California’s premier educational technology events. CUE is the largest organization of its type in the west and one of the largest in the United States.

Professional Education Tech

Professional Education Technology category directly target learning technology professionals including everything from instructional design, technical documentation and managing developer challenges.


At DevLearn, you’ll find passionate, like-minded professionals who are leading their organizations’ use of learning technologies. The comprehensive program includes tools, technologies, ideas, strategies, and best practices to ensure your success. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned expert, DevLearn is the place to engage with your professional community and explore how technology can support learning and development.


A place for learning and sharing about developer relations, community, marketing, and experience. Dedicated to those professionals who need to engage developers as customers, decision-makers, community members, and employees. Here you’ll find talks, articles, and discussions on developer marketing, developer community, developer advocacy, and developer enablement.


TechKnowCon originated as an annual conference in 2018 to bring together peers from various companies to compare notes and share best practices about technical training, documentation, and learning in the workplace.  With the shift to many companies and people working from home, we started focusing on offering monthly virtual roundtables, where we invite industry experts and leaders to share their experiences and stories.

Write the Docs

Write the Docs is a global community of people who care about documentation. We consider everyone who cares about communication, documentation, and their users to be a member of our community. This can be programmers, tech writers, developer advocates, customer support, marketers, and anyone else who wants people to have great experiences with software.


Communities focused on technology engineering challenges. By understanding engineering challenges you can better set learning priorities and reduce engineering blockers.

!!Con and !!Con West

!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) is a week of ten-minute talks (with lots of breaks, of course!) to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing.

All Things Open

A polyglot technology conference focusing on the tools, processes, and people making open source possible. The target audience includes designers, developers, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and technologists of all types and skill levels. Recordings


Devnexus is the largest independent Java platform conference in the USA, run by the Atlanta JUG. Devnexus become an annual attendance of over 2000 software developers and one of the leading technology events held annually around the globe.


Created for developers, by developers, GOTO is a software development content and events platform focused on gathering the best minds in the software community. GOTO is all about the talks. We seek the best and brightest speakers from around the world and let them shape the agenda — they're the experts after all.


InfoQ provides software engineers with the opportunity to share experiences gained using innovator and early adopter stage techniques and technologies with the wider industry. We carefully curate and peer review everything we publish.

O'Reilly Conference Series

They made the very difficult decision to cancel all future O’Reilly in-person conferences. Instead, we’ll continue to invest in and grow O’Reilly online learning, supporting the 5,000 companies and 2.5 million people who count on our experts to help them stay ahead in all facets of business and technology.


A twice-yearly Women in Tech conference, which started back in 2017.  It’s held in March (around International Women’s Day) and October (around Ada Lovelace Day). The conference will showcase women in tech (cis, trans, non-binary) and their craft, through a variety of talks (example - coding, testing, web, mobile, games, enterprise systems, frontend, backend, devops, cloud, IoT, accessibility, cybersecurity, infosec, AI, machine learning, deep learning, data science, robotics, AR, VR, MR, blockchain, innovation, opensource, UX/UI/Design, product management, project management, etc) as well as career, personal development, startups, business, strategy, and inspirational talks.

Plato Elevate Summit

Elevate Spring Summit is a half-day virtual event hosted twice a year by Plato. Whether you’re a front-line engineering manager, an engineer looking to become a people manager, or a senior engineering leader, Elevate Spring Summit 2021 will inspire you and offer lots of useful advice.


Uncover emerging trends and practices from the world’s most innovative software professionals. Learn the trends, best practices and solutions applied by the world’s most innovative software practitioners to help you validate your software roadmap.


Is all about growing and showcasing powerful voices of marginalized people and allies in tech. For three days, REFACTR.TECH focuses on technology while creating a safe space or thoughtful and nuanced conversations around diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in tech.

Facebook and Slack Groups

Instructional Designers -  Facebook group for sharing and exploring ideas about instructional systems, design, and technology.

Design for How People Learn - Facebook group to talk about designing better learning. Lots of instructional design geekiness. - The Slack group for Techknowcon participants.