After weeks of keeping a close eye on the continued uncertainty around the Coronavirus, we’ve decided to convert our annual event, SmartBear Connect, to a fully virtual experience this year—and we’re actually really excited about it.
SmartBear Connect 2020 is still being held on April 27th and 28th, and it will be the first time that Connect has been presented in an all-digital format. While we were definitely looking forward to meeting face-to-face with everyone, this new method of delivering our amazing agenda to the software industry has opened up a number of new reasons to be just as excited as we are about this unique event.
We’re prioritizing your health and safety—and ours
While the team here at SmartBear evaluated what the best course of action would be, we were motivated by the actions taken by a number of companies who had events around the same time as ours. Each year, SmartBear Connect brings in speakers, attendees, and our own employees from across the globe; streaming this year’s event online enables all of us to focus a little more on what matters most.
Virtual = Free!
By removing the overhead of what all goes into putting on a conference like SmartBear Connect (it’s a lot!) we’re now also able to offer the same amazing show—and the same exciting news we can’t share until the event—all for free! No limited time offer, no early bird discount, SmartBear Connect 2020 is 100% free for any and all who want to learn from…
The same great lineup of speakers
The founders of popular open-source technologies like SoapUI and Cucumber, respected API industry contributors, well-known published authors and analysts, and entertaining and engaging keynote speakers—are all still speaking and are looking forward to engaging with our attendees.
“We have the technology”
One last fact about our excitement around virtually presenting SmartBear Connect 2020, is around how we now get to collaborate on an even greater scale to make sure this is the best show we’ve ever put on. When we started to realize that going virtual was going to be the right decision, and that we’d never done this show in an online-only format before, this team realized something else. We preach all the time about how SmartBear products can be used by any team, of any size, in any part of the world, and to tackle incredibly complex software challenges. We’re putting that same belief into tackling this challenge, using the outstanding technology we have at hand, and an unbelievably dedicated team that we know is going to deliver something truly special to our attendees.
We hope you’ll join us at SmartBear Connect; it’s never been easier, and there’s never been more reason to do so!