A couple of developers (Joshua Bradley, Brian Dukes, and I) from Engage went to a conference here in St. Louis called Strange Loop on September 18 and 19, 2014. I have been a big fan of the Strange Loop conference, and have attended 4 times before. If you don't know what Strange Loop is, here's a description from their website:
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.
Strange Loop has always been a place for me to learn about new technology in software development, and helps seeing what the future is going to look like. There are tons of new stuff that I learnt from Strange Loop this year. It was a really fun conference, and a good break from our day to day work with DNN.