International Software Development

3 Minute Intro Video

QCon London
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

Software is changing the world

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.


Covering innovative topics

  • Back to Java

    What to expect in Java 9 and Spring 5

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered about

    Case studies from: Google, Linkedin, Alibaba, Twitter, and more...

  • Disrupting Finance

    Technology advances in finance (blockchain, P2P, Machine Learning, API's)

  • Data Streaming @ Scale with Spark

    Big data, fast-moving data. Practical implementation lessons on Real-time Data with Spark

  • Close to the Metal

    Get efficiency back into your code, concepts like: cache efficient algorithm and lock free data structures

  • Modern Native Languages

    Modern native languages: Safe efficiency with Go, Rust, Swift

  • Containers (in production)

    Real-world lessons on scalability and reliability in production container deployments

  • Modern CS in the real world

    Real-world Industry adoption of modern CS ideas

  • Full Stack Javascript

    Level up Javascript with topics like Angular, React/ReactNative, Node, Mongo/Couch/Other, Falcor, GraphQL, etc

  • DevOps & CI/CD

    Lessons/stories on optimizing the deployment pipeline

  • Security, Incident Response & Fraud Detection

    Master-level classes on building security into your system and responding to incidents when things go wrong.

  • Head-to-Tail Functional Languages

    Free-range Monads, Tackling immutability, tales from production, and more...

  • Data Science & Machine Learning Methods

    A developer's data science and machine learning toolkit

  • Optimizing You

    Keeping life in balance is always a challenge. Learning lifehacks

  • Microservices for Mega-Architectures

    Practical lessons on Microservices success.

  • Architecting for Failure

    Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it

  • Modern Agile Development

    Revisiting Agile today and tackling challenges we are seeing in the wild

  • 21st Century Culture

    New ways to organise technology companies and workplace culture

Last Year’s Featured Speakers

Manager, Insight Engineering at Netflix
Chief Systems Architect at Uber, Co-founder of Voxer
​Principal Software Engineer, Technical Infrastructure, Google
Author of "Eloquent Ruby" and ‎Vice President at Cognitect
Core maintainer of Docker.
Director of Core Engineering at Soundcloud
Distributed Systems Engineer at Twitter
Creator of Lift, the Scala web framework. Creator of Visi, the Spark...
‎Senior Software Engineer at Shazam

London Venue

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

The Centre is located opposite Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and with views of Big Ben and the British Airways London Eye. The location is minutes from the West End of London offering a whole host of bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels to make your visit to our venue and London, fun, relaxed and enjoyable.


The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
London SW1P 3EE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7798 4426
Fax: +44 (0)20 7798 4200
Website: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre



Past Years

2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007


What our attendees say about QCon

One Big City

Two great conferences

3 days conf, 2 days tutorial - March 7-11 - 1200 attendees
Run by InfoQ who runs QCon SF, NY, SP, Rio, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo

2 days tutorial, 3 days conf - September 14-18 - 400 attendees
Run by Trifork who runs GOTO London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Chicago, Berlin, FlowCon, Scala days


Our Purpose

Software is changing the world. InfoQ was founded in 2006 with the purpose of facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in enterprise development. We do this by providing our audience with unbiased, practitioner-driven conferences, content, and online community.

To see how we measure progress on fulfilling our purpose, please visit our social purpose index!

Membership Benefits

  • 76% of respondents said they come because of practitioner-led, high-quality content 73% come for innovative information that drives innovation in their organizations
  • The three most followed content areas on InfoQ for respondents are Java (66% of respondents), Architecture (65%), and Agile (59%)
  • The top two "personas" (title segments) respondents identify with are Developer (76%) and Architect (72%)