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More people than just developers and systems/operations engineers will appreciate all of the educational opportunities at the upcoming DevOpsDays conference in Kansas City, Kansas. This comprehensive event welcomes any professional who is involved in creating or managing technical solutions in a variety of industries. Whether you’re in security, QA, UX, management, or a specialist in a field like mobile, VR, or AI, you’ll learn something new and make valuable connections doing it.

Attending this vibrant conference is a great excuse to get out and visit the bustling metropolitan area of Kansas City. Here is everything that you need to know about this conference and how to make the most out of your time in Kansas City.

DevOpsDays Conference Details and Information

Hosted by DevOpsKC, this dynamic conference is sure to enlighten, inform, and inspire all of its attendees. This year’s event is Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25 at the Plexpod Westport Commons. The conference delivers a diverse mix of lectures, collaborative learning events, and networking opportunities. Early bird ticket prices start at just $100 for both days of the event. Do not miss this chance to engage with some of the industry’s leading experts in an engaging setting.

Where to Stay During the Conference

There are a variety of hotels in Kansas City that will put you within close proximity to the DevOpsDays conference. The Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa City Center is an ideal place to call home when attending the conference. The hotel offers guests an onsite restaurant, a fitness center, and a refreshing indoor pool.  After DevOpsDays, you can easily explore the area before getting a good night’s sleep at the nearby Hyatt Place.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Plaza will be another popular choice for conference attendees. It’s close to the venue and within walking distance of Country Club Plaza, Westport, and other Kansas City attractions.

How To Make the Most Out of Your Trip to Kansas City

Kansas City is more than just a flyover city! This classic Midwestern city boasts several fun things to see and do while attending the DevOpsDays conference. A vibrant music scene pays homage to the city’s blues and jazz roots. After a long day at the expo, be sure to check out the scene at Riot Room, Uptown Theater, and Arvest Bank Theater for a night out on the town.

For a more artsy experience, do not miss the famed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This free museum is the crown jewel of Kansas City’s cultural offerings. The museum features more than 35,000 pieces of work spanning hundreds of years. The 22-acre lawn and extensive sculpture park are charming places to spend a beautiful fall day in Kansas City.

Great Food and Drinks

It is no secret that Kansas City is a foodie’s paradise. The popular Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district is home to some of the city’s most exquisite fare. For an upscale dinner after a day at the conference, be sure to check out the iconic JJ’s Resturant. This premium dining experience delivers prime steak cuts, fresh seafood, and a bevy of accompaniments.

And, of course, all visitors to Kansas City must make time in their travels to indulge in the area’s famous BBQ. There are a variety of joints to choose from, including Jack Stack, Arthur Bryant’s, Q39, and Joe’s Kansas City. Regardless of if you want a more upscale BBQ experience or a hole in the wall destination, you will find that Kansas City checks all of the boxes.

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