About Us

What is TUGA IT?

TUGA IT’s mission is to deliver a premium multi-discipline conference for IT Professionals and Companies. TUGA IT is positioned as a forward looking technological event (v-Next), focused on unreleased or recently released technologies, both from Microsoft and the Open Source worlds. TUGA IT is proudly organized by TUGA, a non-profit Portuguese association whose mission is to promote and share knowledge, with the participation of several technical communities and Microsoft MVPs.

TUGA IT 2018 Summer Edition will take place in Microsoft Portugal’s offices, in Lisbon, on July 19-21, 2018. It will feature 3 days of breakout sessions and full-day workshops by world class speakers where IT Professionals can spend 3 amazing days checking the future of IT and also take the time to network with top-level speakers and other IT Professionals.

Why is this a Summer Edition?

First of all, because it will happen in the Summer, in sunny and trendy Lisbon! Also because this year we have decided to bet on quality rather than on quantity of the content and speakers which will likely result in a slightly smaller event, content-wise, but setting a very high bar on the value provided to attendees.

What content are you looking for?

Rather than focusing on specific topics or technologies, we will be very demanding on the innovation and interest of the sessions submitted, as well as the quality of the speakers. Examples of interesting topics will be around cloud computingdata platformdata science & AIcollaboration & productivity or programming & development. Of course, there will be space for trendy topics such as blockchain, compliance and security, and we are not tied to any specific technology vendor. If you have something interesting and innovative to share, then please submit.

All content will be delivered in English.

Who is on the organization committee?

An event such as TUGA IT always relies on the help of a lot of people, who volunteer and collaborate to create the best possible experience for attendees and sponsors. For this year’s edition, the organization committee is composed of:

Code of Conduct

TUGA IT is a friendly conference where everyone should feel welcome, safe and comfortable to share ideas and engage in open discussion without threat of intimidation or public embarrassment. Please be respectful in person and on social media towards other delegates, speakers, organizers and staff.

We are committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants, speakers or staff in any form.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants who violate these rules may be expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. These policies apply in every space at the venue related to conference activity, and to all participants in every role.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by their t-shirts. We will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment in feeling safe for the duration of the conference, for example by providing escorts or contacting police should this be required. You can also email contact@tugait.pt.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

We have lovely delegates and trust that this code of conduct mirrors the views of the majority of our participants.