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UPDATED: Our First Ever App Dev Trends Conference Set for December 2014

Update 3/4/13: We've rescheduled App Dev Trends 2014 to avoid conflicts. The conference will now take place December 8-11, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The new date allows us to extend the Call for Papers deadline to April 11. We've had a great response so far, and we're glad to be able to provide more time for speaker proposals, so please keep sending them in! -John

Maybe you've heard the rumors about a new technology conference focused on the makers and maintainers of the purpose-designed software that drives organizations in virtually every industry in the world -- in other words, the readers of Application Development Trends. I can now confirm those rumors.

Yup. We're finally putting on a show of our own.

App Dev Trends 2014, which is set to run Sept. 29-Oct. 3 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will throw a spotlight on the unique challenges faced by enterprise software professionals. This event is about cutting-edge intelligence on a wide range of trends, tools, and best practices that our readers gotta have to keep up with the ever-evolving demands of their organizations. It's about knowing what's next and preparing for it. It's about acquiring new skills and adapting existing skill sets. It's about boosting organizational efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. And it's about rubbing elbows with peers and pros facing the same challenges.

Also, there will be food. And drinks. And snacks.

This is our first ADTmag-branded conference, but the event is being organized by the experienced pros who put on the Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 conferences. They're also the publishers of this site, our newsletters, as well as our sister pubs, Redmond magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, and more. So we're in good hands.

Today, we're issuing the official Call for Presentations (seems like there should be horns or something) for the following conference tracks:

  • Agile in the Enterprise: Best-Practices in the Real World
  • Enterprise Cloud Development: The Distributed Computing Challenge
  • Big Data: The Enterprise Taps a Gusher
  • Mobile: The Enterprise Game Changer
  • Beyond DevOps: A Whole-Enterprise Effort
  • M2M and the Internet-of-Things: The Enterprise Embedded
  • The Social Enterprise: New Workplace Connections

The Web site for submitting presentation proposals is up and running now, and the deadline for submissions is Feb. 21, 2014! That's just around the corner, so please submit your proposals soon. We're expecting a lot them, and I'm looking forward to reading every one.

Did I mention that I'm the conference chair? I'm pretty sure that means I have to bring the snacks.

Posted by John K. Waters on January 8, 2014