The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in tech occasions getting cancelled, postponed or shifted to online-only reside streams.
Given the coronavirus outbreak, IT corporations are both cancelling tech occasions, or suspending them or doing online-only variations. Here’s what the tech occasion calendar appears to be like like in 2020 amidst a globally declared pandemic.
We might be updating this text with details about extra occasions because the state of affairs develops.
The novel coronavirus outbreak that began in China’s Hubei district is now a worldwide pandemic as declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and because the virus continues to unfold throughout international locations, restrictions are being placed on public gatherings with governments urging residents to take care of social distance and self-quarantine. This has additionally led to an enormous disruption within the world tech occasion calendar. Tech occasions are both getting postponed, shifted to online-only reside streams or getting downright cancelled.
As of Thursday, 19th March, there are 214,915 confirmed instances internationally with over 8,733 useless. The state of affairs in India, although stored below management has additionally began to rise exponentially. The whole instances in India now stand at 166 as of writing this text, and the quantity is growing daily. To assist include the contagion, governments internationally have already stopped accepting vacationers and foreigners. The Indian authorities has additionally cancelled all visas of incoming foreigners. Schools, faculties, multiplexes, malls and historic websites have been closed. You can keep up to date on covidout.in, a tracker constructed particularly to trace the virus’ unfold in India.
Tech manufacturers have taken an enormous hit as properly. Since this can be a class that evolves by means of conferences and summits, a whole lot of tech corporations have postponed their launches. Some have additionally cancelled them altogether, whereas some are doing online-only occasions. We will hold updating this text to maintain you knowledgeable about developments round tech occasions. Whether they are going to be streamed on-line, or postponed or cancelled altogether.
Feb 24 – Feb 27: Mobile World Congress (Cancelled)
March 5: Realme 6 sequence launch (online-only live stream)
March 12: Redmi Note 9 sequence launch (online-only live stream)
March 13 – March 22: SXSW (Cancelled)
March 16: Moto Razr launch (Online-only reside stream)
March 16- March 20: Game Developers Conference (Postponed; Brands are holding particular person online-only streams)
March 31: Adobe Summit (Virtual, online-only)
March 31: Xiaomi Mi 10 5G launch (online-only reside stream)
April 6 – April 8: Google Cloud Next (Postponed)
May 6 – May 8: Facebook F8 Conference (Cancelled)
May 12 – May 14: Google I/O (Cancelled)
May 19 – May 21: Microsoft Build (Virtual)
June 2 – June 6: Computex (Happening as planned)
June 9 – June 11: E3 Conference (Cancelled)
June 11 – June 15: Dreamhack Summer (Ticket sales suspended)
June 2020: Apple WWDC (Online-only)
June 30 – July 2: Mobile World Congress Shanghai (Happening as scheduled)
August 3 – August 7: Game Developers Conference (New Date)
…We might be updating this text with extra info as quickly as extra information develops.