4 Major Web Dev Events for 2013

Web development is a niche with many demands, requiring you to stay up on all the latest technology and trends. Here are some events to get you up to code that you can’t miss this year.

Thankfully, there are tons of conferences hosted in cities around the world that aim to do the legwork for you, bringing you together with colleagues, partners, and industry leaders, and providing you with an atmosphere in which immersing yourself in the tricks of your trade is required.

The new year is upon us, and that means that new technologies are about to make their way into your workflow; keep your personal toolkit up to date by attending any one of these four major web development events for 2013:

1. Mobile + Web Dev Conference

Mobile + Web Dev Conference


Start 2013 off right with a visit to the Mobile + Dev Conference, a gathering of web developers with their eyes trained on the future of the mobile web! No matter what type of development you’re involved in, you can be sure that the surge in sales of smartphones and tablet computers is changing the way that you do things, and the workshops, lectures, and other draws at this event are just what you need to learn how to take advantage of the popularity of Android, iOS, and other mobile platforms.

When and Where: San Francisco, California is this year’s home of the Mobile + Web Dev Conference from January 29-31, 2013.

2. Web Visions New York

Web Visions New York


Combine your long-term view of the web with your peers and colleagues at the Web Visions New York conference, a forward-thinking event that will help attendees to add to their skillsets in the name of another successful year of internet development.

Held over three days, you’ll take part in workshops focusing on mobility in development on the first day, before taking the time to learn directly from some of the best and brightest in the field via two full days of keynotes and question and answer sessions, ensuring that you’ll leave with new ideas, fresh inspiration, and a bulging contact list.

When and Where: Check out the unique Theater for the New City in New York City from February 28 through March 1, 2013 in order to take part in the Web Visions conference! You can even consider extending your stay in order to take in the inspiration that the Big Apple has to offer with reasonable rates from NewYorkhotels.org.

3. South by Southwest

South by Southwest


Known as one of the world’s premiere web development events, South by Southwest will be hosting another Interactive Festival this year, covering every imaginable angle of web development and photography for everyone in the industry!

Learn about the latest emerging technologies that aim to help you on the job through a full five days of talks, workshops, and presentations offered by business leaders from around the world, taking part in unbeatable networking opportunities and the unmatched SXSW Trade Show all the while, giving you a full dose of what the future has in store for your development prowess.

When and Where: Join your colleagues in Austin, Texas from March 8-12, 2013 for this year’s SXSW Interactive event, giving you a dose of enjoyable inspiration and ideas that promise to last throughout the year!

4. An Event Apart Seattle

An Event Apart Seattle


If you’ve been active on the web development event circuit in the past, then you’re surely aware of the fantastic opportunities offered by An Event Apart, and this year’s Seattle edition promises to bring more of the same!

While many conferences focus on how and where your content ends up, An Event Apart looks directly into the code that powers it all, aiming to increase your skills in usability, design, and future-proofing through a series of informative workshops and keynote speeches. No matter where your web development focus lies, this is one event that should most definitely be acknowledged on your calendar.

When and Where: Mark off April 1-3, 2013 on your traveling schedule and pay a visit to rainy, but beautiful, Seattle, Washington to take in all of the goodness on tap at An Event Apart 2013.

If you are looking for more events, check out this page (maybe suggest your own which is not listed)

What are some of the events you’ll be attending this year and why? Let us know in the comments below!