Remotely Interesting: Tech events you can join from the comfort of your own home

As a majority of the population enters yet another week at home, many of us are running out of things to do. We’ve mastered baking, pretty much watched everything on Netflix, and Facetimed our entire contact list, so what do we do now? Boredom combined with the uncertainty surrounding when things will return to normality can bring on a severe case of wanderlust, not just for traveling, but also to simply get out of the house and interact with likeminded people.

At trivago, we love to share knowledge with others, and one of the best ways of doing this is by attending conferences and events. But as we all know, during the current climate, joining a tech hackathon, or attending an inspirational talk with hundreds of others is impossible… or is it?

Luckily for us, the tech world tends to adapt pretty quickly and a lot of events and conferences that were scheduled for 2020 have decided to go fully remote. We’ve picked out a few to keep on your radar – take a look!

Women Tech Global Conference

The Women Tech Global Conference, or WTGC 2020, is a 3-day online conference with the mission to “connect 100 000 women, minorities and their allies in tech through an interactive platform featuring keynotes, engaging panels, technical workshops, and a tech job fair with face-to-face networking sessions.​​​​​​​”

The first day of the conference is chock-a-block with inspiring talks followed by panel and roundtable discussions on the second day, and then networking and exchange on the third and final day.

You can apply for a free invite or contribute a small donation (from $5) to get your hands on a ticket. The conference runs from June 10th-12th 2020 and tickets are available now!


Adobe Summit 2020 was planned to be held across 5 days in Las Vegas from the 29th March. But (luckily for you) the in-person event was canceled and the 100+ breakout sessions are now available to stream online for free!

The talks cover topics including, commerce, advertising, B2B, data and much more. All streams are available now and even include a handy ‘highlights’ function in the video progress bar, allowing you to find the parts of the talk most relevant to you.


Dubbed as the ‘Olympics of tech’, the Collision conference is a massive event attracting over 30,000 attendees to Toronto, Canada. Originally scheduled to take place from June 23rd-25th, Collision has decided to go fully digital this year!

This is the only paid event on our list, with tickets starting at $99. But with hundreds of speakers including the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Brad Smith (president of Microsoft), you can see why. Topics range from technology and digital media to music, politics, and culture.

Cloud Native Summit Online

This event was live-streamed on the 7th of April via YouTube, but you can still watch the replay of the event and follow along with the live interactive chat.

Organized by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, this 8-hour stream is jam-packed with 9 sessions covering the latest cloud native technologies, updates on CNCF projects, and hands-on technical sharing. Sound right up your alley? Well, there’s no need to even leave this page since the entire conference is embedded above!

Tip: Use the index in the comments section to skip between sessions.

The Remote Work Summit 2020

Has all this talk of live streams and remote setups got you wondering how it’s all done? Check out the 3rd edition of Remote Work Summit! It was held in April in a complete remote setup (obviously) and is now available to you!

After a simple signup, you can access fascinating talks from some of the world’s most innovative companies including Microsoft, HubSpot and Shopify just to name a few. ‘RWS’ sheds light on how to build a remote career, lead teams remotely, and scale entirely remote organizations.

Are you interested in how trivago has been dealing with a fully-remote setup? Check out the articles below.

Offsite Onboarding: trivago’s checkin week goes remote! | How to Rock Remote Work | How We Brought Our Culture Home With Us | Operation OrgTech: How this team empowered us to work remotely in 5 days

Stefan Durski
Stefan Durski

Stefan is a Marketing and Employer Branding specialist in trivago’s Talent Attraction team.

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