Attending QCon Includes:

  • 18 editorial tracks across 3 days
  • 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google,Facebook, Spotify Twitter, and more…
  • 11 to 1 attendee to speaker ratio
  • No hidden paid sessions/marketing!
  • Video recording for most sessions included
  • 17 optional workshops following the conference
  • Focus on healthy food, including gluten-free & vegan

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Tracks

  • Architecting for Failure

    If you're not architecting for failure you're heading for failure

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Topics like next-gen architecture, self-driving cars, deep learning, and lessons around massive scale.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware

  • Building Great Engineering Cultures & Organizations

    Stories of cultural change in organizations

  • DevEx: The Next Evolution of DevOps

    Removing friction from the developer experience.

  • Distributed Stateful Systems

    Architecting and leveraging NoSQL revisitied

  • Evolving Java and the JVM: Mobile, Micro and Modular

    Although the Java language is holding strong as a developer favourite, new languages and paradigms are being embraced on JVM.

  • JavaScript and Beyond: The Future of the Frontend

    Exploring the great frontend frameworks that make JavaScript so popular and theg JavaScript-based languages revolutionising frontend development.

  • Leading Edge Backend Languages

    Practical use cases from enterprises using Go, Rust, Pony, Kotlin, Swift, C++, F#, & interesting backends

  • Microservices/Serverless: Patterns and Practices

    Stories of success and failure building modern service and function-based applications, including event sourcing, reactive, decomposition, & more.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied trends in Computer Science that are likely to affect Software Engineers today.

  • Next Gen Banking: It’s not all Blockchains and ICOs

    Great technologies like Blockchain, smartphones and biometrics must not be limited to just faster banking, but better banking.

  • Observability: Logging, Alerting and Tracing

    Observability in modern large distributed computer systems

  • Operating Systems: LinuxKit, Unikernels, & Beyond

    Applied, practical, & real-world deep-dive into industry adoption of OS, containers and virtualisation, including Linux on Windows, LinuxKit, and Unikernels

  • Security: Red XOR Blue Team

    Security from the defender's AND the attacker's point of view

  • Stream Processing in the Modern Age

    Compelling applications of stream processing & recent advances in the field

  • Tech Ethics in Action

    In this track we will explore real-world examples of systems that have had profound negative impacts, and explore the lessons we can learn from this.

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon

Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise

Bring trends from innovator and early adopter companies home to your team

Blockchain

Cloud Dataflow

Java 9

Deep Learning

Unikernels

Elm-lang

Formal Methods

Low Latency / High Performance Computing

Property-Based Testing

Data Engineering

Lambda/Serverless

Pen Testing (Red Teaming)

React / Flux

Engineering Culture

Building Resiliency

DevOps

Microservice Architectures

Reactive

Immutable Infrastructure

Observability / Telemetry

Building High Performing Teams

Brand Promise

Last Year’s Speakers

Engineer @Tesla
Software Engineer @GoogleBrain
Security Engineer @Twitch
Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka
Engineering Manager @Uber - Marketplace Data & Forecasting
Security Engineer @GlobalFinancialAccess & Co-Creator of Sand...
Leads Notifications Team @Twitter
Software Engineer @Spotify

Engineers over Evangelists,
Practitioners over Trainers/Coaches,
Team Leads over Consultants

Attendees talk about the Speakers

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  • of QCon attendees rate the level of content as expert

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Last Year's Workshops

WORKSHOPS DAY 1 / THURSDAY

Morning

Paradigms Lost, Paradigms Regained
Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams
Understanding Java Modularity (JDK9)
Beyond Relational:Applying Big Data Cloud Patterns
Docker 101 (Getting Started)
Building Your First App with Apache Mesos & DC/OS
[CANCELLED] React 101 Workshop

Afternoon

12 Factor Apps Workshop
Docker Security Workshop
Continuous Dis-Integration: Red Team Attacks

WORKSHOPS DAY 2 / FRIDAY

Morning

[SOLD OUT] Real-Time Streaming Data Pipelines
MicroServices ‐ Let’s Build Some
Agile Architecture Workshop
High Performance Microservices
Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Zen of Architecture

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.

Conference Venue

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
London SW1P 3EE

Venue details and Directions

Hotel 

Benefit from our negotiated rates
for QCon Attendees
in various hotels close to the Conference Venue

See the hotel list and book your hotel room

 

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Who Comes to QCon

Leading Architects talk about
the other attendees

QCon Attendees Testimonials

Is QCon Right for You?

Our attendees roles are:

Software Developer / Programmer/ Engineer

Senior Developer / Engineer

Technical Team Lead and Higher (including):

  • Technical Team Lead

  • Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)

  • Architect: Technical / Application (platform specific)

  • Enterprise Architect / Chief Architect

  • Architect: Solution / Systems

  • Technical Project Manager

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Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

Mingle and network with other attendees, speakers & sponsors.

Open Spaces

Open Space is a kind of unconference, a simple way to run productive meetings for 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice and extraordinary change.

Social Events

Conference Social & Dinner, Exhibitor & Hospitality Receptions. Opportunities to mingle, eat, drink and network with speakers, editors, attendees, sponsors. Complementary and free for all conference attendees.

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Healthy QCon

Different menu items:

Vegan or Vegetarian 
Gluten-Free 
Dairy-Free

Testimonials

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