Don’t let your holiday parties and gift shopping draw your attention from important things. We regularly write about where-to-go tech events and conferences, so check out your go-to list to jumpstart your year.

DrupalCamp Brighton16-18 January, Brighton

Brighton Drupal Association is organizing its 3rd event for all those who want to engage, learn and share with local, national and international level organizations and businesses. Mark O’Neill, head of Innovation at Government Digital Service and Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire from Acquia are keynote speakers.

Agile Content Conference,19 January, London

A one day conference that explores applying agile methods to content to ensure the needs of end users, bring feedback into content development and get teams to work together for digital services. This conference is for anyone who works with content: designers, developers, strategists, product managers, marketers, communication professionals and of course writers.

/dev/winter 2015, 24 January, Cambridge

One-day conference for software developers (mobile, development, clouds, functional programming, NoSQL, DevOPs and more) in 30 practical sessions from software developers (case studies tutorials, reports). Tickets are limited and available from event sponsors, user groups and speakers.

Customer Insight and Analytics Exchange, 26-28 January, London

This event is all about utilizing big data and this year the focus in on the use of big data more effectively, exploring the new role of Chief Data Office, the connection between data analytics and smarter shopping, and discussing the hottest topics on big data and customer insights. It’s Europe’s leading conference and network for analytic professionals.

Learning Technologies, 28-29 January, London

One of the biggest conferences and exhibitions on learning technologies that support learning at work.  Next year this conference is bringing 70 leading thinkers and practitioners in workplace learning with 250 exhibitors.

BlogConf Bristol, 21 February, Bristol

A blogging conference for bloggers of all levels and genres that will help you bring your blogging skills to the next level. In one day, learn more about SEO, marketing, branding, photography, freelancing and all thing blogging, from experienced speakers and through creative workshops to be a better blogger.

Travel Technology Europe, 25-26 February, London

This might be interesting for those involved in the travel industry, an annual conference dedicated to help travel business find new technology to grow their business, learn and network. It is a free conference and exhibition focused on technology system and software for the travel industry.

Technology for Marketing and Advertising25-26 February, London 

It’s a conference and exhibition for all things marketing and advertising that offers great educational programs on data driven marketing, optimising tools and all things related to technology and its utilization for advertising. An event for modern marketers to increase their professional knowledge.

When it comes to major events worldwide,  there is, of course, the International CES from 6-9 January. You can get The 2015 CES app and stay tuned. It’s also not too early to mention the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-5 March), a must-attend event.