13 quirky tech conferences to check out this year

Get your travel agent on speed dial. These small conferences could be just what the career doctor ordered.
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In the past month, you could have gone to one of the mega tech conferences in Vegas for Symantec, IBM and CA, just to name a few. But what if you want to learn new skills or meet people closer to home or in some more interesting locales?


I have picked a few of the more promising and smaller shows that appeal to developers or the more technically-minded for the coming months. These are more training-focused, where learning is more important than seeing another marketing PowerPoint slide deck.


They're listed in rough chronological order so you can flip along in your calendar.


See also: Wicked cool things to do in Las Vegas – after the tradeshow

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