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

See you next year at QCon London 2015, March 2-6, 2015. Register Now for 2015!

We are now accepting talks for 2015, you can submit your presentation idea via our online form.

Tracks for QCon London 2015

Technical Track

Evolving agile:
Reflecting on the successes and failures of Agile since the creation of the Agile Manifesto 13 years ago and exploring more effective ways of using Agile

Mind Matters at Work:
How theories from neuroscience and psychology can help us better understand IT professionals and discover what really motivates them

Engineering Culture: The best teams and companies talk about how to create amazing engineering cultures.

Product Mastery:
So you want to be a Product Master. Its a journey, and along the way you'll need tools like Agile UX, Lean StartUp and Data to help you. So come have fun with fellow Product Managers and Business Analysts as you learn about Value Management. We'll even tell you dark tales of Snarks, Hippos and other dangerous obstacles you'll meet along the way.

Architecture Improvements:
Next gen architecture, Arch over the full lifecycle, Bleeding edge tech in legacy, Cognitive biases in architecture, Evolving Architecture

Solution Track

Open source in finance:
Financial service companies have moved on from using open source as a way to save costs to using open source as a competitive weapon. This track will feature speakers from open source projects that are disrupting the finance industry

Technical Track

Reactive Architecture:
Learning about how to create reactive systems is more than simply learning a new framework. Thinking in a reactive fashion helps you to design more responsive, more robust architectures. Learn all about the latest trends in this track.

Taming Microservices:
Tackling the challenges of microservices in practice

Internet of Things:
IoT has a lot of buzz at the moment. What is the reality of what's being built, what works and how does it work? What do software developers need to know in order to design and build for instrumented environments and reactive things, and what new issues and questions (security, scale, messaging?) does it raise?

Modern CS in the Real World:
How modern CS helps you tackle today's problems

Docker, containers and application portability:
Containers have been an operating system feature for some time; now they're a hot topic due to the growth of Docker and its ecosystem. This track will feature people building stuff for and with containers who will show why application portability is so important, and what can be done with the expanding ecosystem.

Big Data Frameworks, Big Data Architectures, and Data Science:
Designing and building modern big data frameworks, and building machine learning models from that data. As big data tools and architectures continue to evolve, how do you architect and select technologies that work now but are also future-proof? What frameworks and architectures are interesting right now, and how do you get the best from them? How do you build and run performant machine learning models, and how do you do 'data science' with that big data?

Solution Track

Low latency trading:
The 'race to zero' continues. Join us to learn about the latest tecniques being deployed to optimise order routing and execution.

Technical Track

DevOps & Continuous Delivery:
As organisations optimise themselves to their business environment they need to be able to deliver more change, quicker, which is where DevOps and Continuous Delivery come in.

The Go Language:
The Go Language - Concurrency, Performance, Systems Programming

HTML and JS Today:
The state of the art in web technologies

Java - Not Dead Yet:
Java is continuing to evolve to meet modern developer and business needs, from the introduction to lambdas in Java 8 to built-in support for money types rumoured to be in Java 9. In this track we'll hear from experts on the cutting edge, and those who are building successful businesses using Java

Taming Mobile:
Mobile is no longer the Next Big Thing but a requirement for your business. Find out about the current state of the art and hear from those who have implemented successful mobile systems and strategies

Solution Track

Architectures You've Always Wondered About:
Have you ever browsed to a site like eBay or Amazon and wondered, or even fantasized about what software architecture they may have used, and what insights their teams must have after solving such complex and large-scale problems? This track will give you an exclusive chance to learn directly from some of the most well-known and high-volume web applications in the world.


Some of the Speakers at QCon London

Jafar Husain
Technical Lead at Netflix
Brian McCallister
CTO of Platform at Groupon
Eva Andreasson
Pioneer of Deterministic Garbage Collection
Andrew Betts
Director of the Financial Times' Labs division
Chris Mattmann
Software Designer at NASA

Nathan Marz
Creator of the Storm and Cascalog open-source projects
Graham Tackley
Director of Architecture, Guardian News and Media
Michael T. Nygard
Author of "Release It!"
Tim Lister
Co-Author "Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams"
Gunter Dueck
Management Expert & Member of "World 2.0"

Damon Edwards
Co-Founder of DTO Solutions
Tim Bray
Father of XML - Uncle of Search Engines
Erik Meijer
Creator RX, LINQ
Joe Armstrong
Co-Inventor of Erlang
Dan North
Originator of BDD