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Hot fun in the summer: Three tech events you need to experience

As you stare out the window of your office wishing you could be outside in the warm sunshine, we have a way to help you take work on the road in the most fun way. The summer is a great time to tell your boss about some of these exciting tech events happening just far enough away from the office to make it a trip. Get you and your team out of the office to learn new tricks, network with industry professionals and have a fun time.

Here’s our lineup of the top three industry events this summer that’ll get you on the road and out of the office:

Botathon & MobileBeat

San Francisco, Cali. || July 9 – 13

In the last year, we’ve seen quite a bit of discussion around the developments in artificial intelligence and chatbots. This year’s event will take a deep dive into the topics surrounding these technologies and help you see where your business could jump on this opportunity. Explore how it’s changing the ways we interact with our devices, how brands are using them to interact with their customers with greater immediacy, and how this tech is poised to disrupt mobile business as we know it. Hear from more than 100 of the industry’s top experts and experience the first-ever Botathon, an exciting new competition pinning developers against each other To build the better bot.

VMWorld 2016

Las Vegas, Nev. || August 28 – September 1

Get down the Sin City for four days of explorations in innovations. If you’re a software-driven business, this conference is just what you need to accelerate your growth into the worlds of cloud, mobile and data center. The Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center will host keynotes on today’s hot topics in IT, exciting discussions, hands-on product demos, invaluable networking opportunities and live music from Fall Out Boy.

TechCrunch Disrupt

San Francisco, Cali. || September 12 – 14

All startups have to get their start somewhere. This event’s Startup Battlefiled has helped get these unheard of, game-changing innovators out of their garages and in front of the people who matter. Mingle with the industry’s brightest entrepreneurs, innovators, hackers and tech enthusiasts to discuss hot topics facing technology today. Browse Startup and Hardware Alleys to discover some of tomorrow’s exciting innovations. Get your team together to put your development skills to the test in the 24-hour Hackathon. At Disrupt, anything can happen.

Do you have any favorite summer events?