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Where the Buffer Team is Speaking in 2018: Conferences, Meetups, and More

We love conferences, and who doesn’t? They’re a great place to connect with like-minded individuals.

Over the years as the Buffer team has grown, we’ve not only been attending more conferences, but we’ve started seeing more and more Buffer speakers as well.

Speaking has so many benefits for the Buffer team. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our teammates to work on skills they may not use at Buffer, like public speaking, and it’s also a way to give back to a community and keep sharing about Buffer’s journey. Of course, on the business side of things, conferences can be a nice way to gain more awareness of the Buffer brand.

We’re in a unique position at Buffer when it comes to conferences since we’re a remote team our teammates are speaking all over the world. In fact, there are six different countries on the list for the rest of this year, not to mention a remote conference that is accessible online.

With our community being all over the world as well, we thought this was a great opportunity to let everyone know when there might be a Buffer speaker near them.

In 2018 alone, we’ll have had Buffer speakers at over 30 events (so far), that number is up significantly from 2017 at 20. Part of this is because our team is growing and the other part is that we’ve had several teammates who joined, like Victoria and Joe, who were already active speakers prior to joining Buffer. Their passion for speaking has encouraged more people at Buffer to look into speaking for themselves.

Here are the conferences where you can find Buffer speakers for the rest of this year. This post will be updated as new conferences are added and older ones have already happened. Leave a comment below if you’d like to see something like this for 2019 as well!

1. Brian is speaking at Wistia CouchCon

August 14th, Online
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You might know Brian from our Marketing team and podcast. This is a great chance to learn from Brian from the comfort of your home. Brian is speaking at CouchCon, where he’ll be chatting about all things Facebook video marketing, specifically, how Buffer generated more than 2M video views on social media in one year. If you sign up, you can attend as many sessions as you’d like from the comfort of your couch, desk or lounge chair.

2. Victoria is speakitng at Droidcon NYC

August 27th – 28th, New York, US
From $375.00
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If you’re keen to learn about functional programming on Android then you’ll want to catch one of our very own Android engineers, Victoria, in New York at Droidcon. The event features over 70 technical Android talks, workshops and code labs, and speakers from around the world.

3. Åsa is speaking at Future Summit

September 4th, Norrköping, Sweden
2500 SEK
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If you’ll be around beautiful Sweden in September then it’s a great time to see our Director of Customer Advocacy, Åsa Nyström, at Future Summit. The summit looks more closely at questions about the importance of engaging leadership, workplace design, virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots.

4. Marcus is speaking at NSSpain

September 12th – 14th, Logroño, Spain
329 EUR
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Marcus, the Mobile Lead at Buffer, is chatting all about personal growth on a remote team at NSSpain this year. This will be the story of how we went from engineer to manager in a remote landscape. This event is described as the biggest iOS/macOS related event in Spain with tons of speakers and carefully crafted content.

5. Victoria is speaking at Chicago Kotlin Users Group

September 18th, Chicago, US
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If you weren’t able to catch Victoria at Droidcon then this is a great chance to learn from her! She’ll be chatting about functional programming on Android and the meetup is an awesome place to meet other Kotlin users.

6. Katie is speaking at CalibrateSF

September 21st, San Francisco, US
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Learn from our Director of Engineering, Katie, at CalibrateSF, a conference for new engineering leaders hosted by seasoned engineering leaders. Applications for tickets are closed, but all talks and decks will be up online afterwards.

7. Marcus is speaking at NomadCity

October 8th – 14th, Las Palmas, Spain
From 97 Euros
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This is another wonderful opportunity to learn from our Mobile Lead, Marcus, about his unique career journey. He’ll be speaking at NomadCity, an annual event focused on remote work, distributed companies and location independent entrepreneurship. Marcus’ session is titled “How to Climb a Virtual Ladder: Career Growth in a Remote Role”

8. Åsa is speaking at Ada’s List Conf 2018

October 13th, London, UK
£27.54 – £38.32
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This October marks Ada Lovelace Day 2018 and Ada’s List will be celebrating it’s 5th birthday with Ada’s List Conf 2018. Our very own Åsa Nyström, Director of Customer Advocacy at Buffer, is one of the keynote speakers for this incredible conference. This event is open to everyone who shares Ada’s List’s vision of a better technology industry.

9. Joe is speaking at DevFest Nantes 2018

October 18th, Nantes, France
90 Euros
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Joe is sharing an introduction to Firebase MlKit and eager to help attendees integrate it into their production apps. If you get a chance to catch him at DevFest, a community event follows Google Developer Days, his session is titled “Machine Learning made simple with MLKit.”

10. Joe is speaking at Droidcon London

October 25th – 26th, London, UK
495 Pounds
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This will be the 10th Droidcon in London and you can catch our very own Joe there, he’s an Android engineer on the Buffer team and he’ll be speaking at two sessions. One about actions on Google and the other about wellbeing driven development. Join Joe and other leading experts in the Android realm to learn about their ideas and thought processes on all things Android.

11. Katie speaking at GeekySummit Calgary

November 16th – 17th, Calgary, Canada
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GeekySummit is for anyone who wants to support others when it comes to technology and entrepreneurship, you don’t need to be a techie to attend, but anyone curious, brave, and supportive. Meet our Director of Engineering, Katie, at the event.

12. Katie speaking at SaaSNorth Ottowa

November 28th – 29th, Ottawa, Canada
CAD 650
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This will be the third year of SaaSNorth, this program promises opportunities to grow, learn and meet funders, founders, executives, and our very own Director of Engineering, Katie.

Over to You

Are you able to make it to any of these conferences? Have you already seen someone from Buffer speak at an event near you? Let us know in the comments!

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