The 2021 conference season is going to be a strange one, with many events still TBA or online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 conference season was over almost before it began. COVID-19 shuttered many major tech events, and many planning to relaunch later in 2020 ended up cancelling altogether. This list of tech events in 2021 will look quite different as a result.
Many events have yet to announce dates, and with good reason: The coronavirus pandemic is leaving 2021 shrouded in uncertainty and announcing dates now could result in another bad investment.
Those events that have been announced for 2021 are here, but be sure to check this list regularly for updates. Some organizations that host event series haven’t released any dates, but still plan to do so. If you don’t see a particular event on this list, check with
Commentary: Mozilla has struggled for years to match its Firefox success. With Rust, Mozilla has surpassed it.
Linus Torvalds is perhaps best known as the creator of Linux, but he has arguably had a bigger impact as the inventor of Git. In like manner, though we remember Mozilla as the organization behind the Firefox web browser, it will have a much more profound impact on computing for its development of the Rust programming language.
SEE: Rust: What developers need to know about this programming language (free PDF) (TechRepublic)
Mozilla: seeking a new purpose
Mozilla has seen better days. There was a time when it was indispensable to web freedom. That time was when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the dominant web browser, and there was real concern about the web’s future with its primary gateway owned by one big, proprietary company.
Over the course of