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QCon London 2025 returns April 7-9, 2025. Registration opens July 1, 2024.

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Explore the Tracks

Discover what you’ll learn

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

This track will explore the real-world examples of innovative companies pushing the limits with modern software systems. Speakers will share their stories of how they have scaled their systems to handle massive amounts of traffic, data, and complexity.
Speaker image - Cassandra Shum
Cassandra Shum

Vice President of Field Engineering @RelationalAI, Previously @Thoughtworks

Apr 8

Engineering Leadership for All

In today's rapidly evolving tech landscape, leadership isn't confined to those with a traditional managerial background. This track delves deep into the heart of modern leadership practices tailored for the dynamic world of software engineering. Whether you've recently stepped into a leadership role, aspire to, or are merely curious about how to influence your projects and peers better, this track is your gateway to transformative engineering leadership. (Limited Space - Registration Required)
Speaker image - Tanja Lichtensteiger
Tanja Lichtensteiger

Director of Product Engineering @BBC

Apr 8

Cloud-Native Engineering

Cloud-Native is synonymous with scalable, resilient, and event-driven backend applications created for the cloud. It represents the unification of infrastructure automation, serverless, and developer platforms. Are you ready to discover modern engineering practices, gain practitioner-driven insights on what technologies are effective on the cloud, and get a glimpse of what's coming next?
Speaker image - Bilgin Ibryam
Bilgin Ibryam

Principal Product Manager @Diagrid, Co-author of “Kubernetes Patterns“, Previously Architect @RedHat

Apr 8

What's Next in GenAI and Large Language Models (LLMs)

LLMs have been rapidly evolving in recent years, and there is a lot of excitement about their potential to revolutionize many different industries. Join us to discuss the latest developments in LLM research and development. Participants will learn about the different types of LLMs, their capabilities, and their limitations. They will also discuss the potential of LLMs to impact the future of work, education, healthcare, and many other areas.
Speaker image - Hien Luu
Hien Luu

Sr. Engineering Manager @DoorDash & Author of Beginning Apache Spark 3, Speaker and Conference Committee Chair

Apr 8

Performance Engineering Unleashed: Powering Efficiency and Innovation

Understanding performance engineering can be an amazing power, you can use it to cut costs or enable new features without making systems too expensive or unresponsive, and to enable fast responsive interfaces that customers love. This track explores all of these directions in a practical way that will give you ideas to take home and use, and covers practical and cutting edge techniques.
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Thomas Dullien

Distinguished Engineer, Mathematician, World-Renowned Security Researcher

Apr 8

Architecture for the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence, especially Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Large Language Models, is increasingly becoming one of the critical factors to the success of our modern applications. This track focuses on sharing practitioner-driven insights on what works (and what doesn't) on AI-focused software architectures, enabling you to build and sustain the AI-based systems of the future. We will explore the latest trends and techniques for building modern software architecture for AI systems and applications.
Speaker image - Fabiane Nardon
Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficial

Apr 9

Innovations in Data Engineering

Which technologies and practices live up to their promises? What patterns and technologies have stood the test of time? What are some pitfalls that you need to be aware of? Come to this track to learn from data engineers facing & solving these problems today.
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Sid Anand

Fellow, Cloud & Data Platform @Walmart, Apache Airflow Committer/PMC, Ex-Netflix, LinkedIn, eBay, Etsy, & PayPal

Apr 9

Connecting Systems: APIs, Protocols, Observability

This track features a diverse array of perspectives and stories from experts that have built, maintained, and evolved the connections that weave together to become the fabric of distributed systems. As systems become more complex, we'll provide critical knowledge to help you master the art of connecting systems.
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Thomas Betts

Laureate Application Architect @Blackbaud, Lead Editor for Architecture & Design @InfoQ

Apr 9

Efficient Programming Languages

Fast, lightweight, secure, scaleable, cost effective, highly reliable, and green, as well as productive for developers. These days, efficient code has to tick a lot of boxes to be future proof. Is it possible to have it all? 
Speaker image - Anne Currie
Anne Currie

Veteran Software Engineer & Startup Founder, Writer, Community Organizer for Green Tech, Leadership Team Green Software Foundation, & Author of SF Panopticon Series

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Jon Berger

Co-founder @Strategically Green, Previously Senior Engineering @Microsoft

Apr 9

How Do Teams Really Work?

Organizations come in many different shapes, sizes, and ages but one challenge they all share is how to set teams up for success in today’s fast-moving and volatile world. How should teams be structured? How should they collaborate and communicate?

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Sophie Weston

Principal Engineer @ClearBank, Co-Organizer of DevOpsDays London & FastFlowConf

Apr 9

Architecture Through Different Lenses

Software architecture can be viewed from many different perspectives, such as technical, business, and organizational. This track will explore the different lenses through which software architecture can be viewed and discuss the implications of each perspective for software design and development.
Speaker image - Blanca Rojo
Blanca Rojo

Executive Director, Distinguished Engineer and Cloud Engineer @UBS

Apr 10

Platforms, People & Process; Delivering Great Developer Experiences

Companies increasingly turn to Platform Engineering to help scale their development teams and increase engineer efficiency. But how do platforms really work? Who should build them? And is Platform Engineering overly focused on the technology? In this track, we go behind the scenes with the teams building platforms to understand how they set others up for success, work with their customers, measure their progress, and adapt to new challenges.
Speaker image - Daniel Bryant
Daniel Bryant

Java Champion, Co-author of "Mastering API Architecture", Independent Technical Consultant, and InfoQ News Manager

Apr 10

Emerging Trends in the Frontend and Mobile Development

Users spend most of their time interacting with the front-end and mobile applications, and it is through those iterations that an application shapes the user's perception. On this track, speakers will discuss how to leverage new frameworks and capabilities to create more flexible, faster, and engaging user applications.
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Willian Martins

Web/Tv Eng @Netflix, @Devnaestrada Podcast Panelist, Former eBay, Foodora, @Tc39 Delegate & @mozTechSpeaker Member

Apr 10

Securing Modern Software

In this track, we will explore where innovation meets cyber security and how we can bring security into our definitions of software quality - taking ownership of keeping our data, people, and systems safe from within the development team.
Speaker image - Laura Bell Main
Laura Bell Main

CEO @SafeStack

Apr 10

The Tech of FinTech

FinTech startups have led the way in adopting new technology such as cloud, pushing down perceived regulatory barriers as they go. In response established financial services firms have also been building their own modern architectures. This track will feature presenters from both, examining the tech they've adopted, and the business value that it's delivered.
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Ian Ellis

Technology Strategy Consultant, Venture Partner, and Angel Investor

Apr 10

“QCon is a great place for industry leaders to share what they've learned, techniques they've discovered, and pitfalls to avoid without an overarching sponsor presence.”

Michael Villalobos

Engineering Manager @FairFinancial

Learn from senior software engineers

Real-world technical talks from software leaders at early adopter companies

Domain leaders

Learn what's next from world-class leaders pushing the boundaries.

Relatable challenges

Learn how senior developers are solving the challenges you face.

Diverse perspectives

Get new ideas and perspectives across multiple domains.

Valuable lessons

Actionable insights from those working on real-world projects.

Time to connect

Intentional time built-in for you to connect with speakers and peers.

No hype

No hidden marketing. No sales pitches.

I love the QCon vibe. Everybody is down to earth and open to showing and talking about how they solve real-world complex problems. The speakers are top-notch and represent the state of the art in the industry. I like that there is no product/marketing aspect to the main tracks. I always leave QCon feeling refreshed, and eager to return to work and tackle something new!

Kerrie Clark

Architect @Capital One Finance

Level-up on emerging software trends

Get assurance you're adopting the right patterns and practices

  • Rust
  • Java 21+, .NET 8+
  • WebAssembly (Wasm)
  • eBPF
  • GraphQL Federation
  • Infrastructure Unification
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Data Mesh
  • Design for Sustainability AI-based Engineering Assistants
Early Adopters
  • Java 17 (LTS) + .NET 6 (LTS)
  • Service Meshes
  • Policy as Code
  • Design for Portability (Dapr)
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • DevEx
  • Zero Trust
  • Hybrid Work Strategies
  • Organization Hacking
  • Staff+ Engineering Paths
  • Team Topologies
  • Enabling Fast Flow
  • Software Ethics
Early Majority
  • Go
  • React
  • API Ergonomics
  • Serverless: Orchestration & Choreography
  • Modular Monolith
  • Microservices Patterns & Antipatterns
  • Reactive Architectures
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Operating Microservices
  • Kubernetes Strategies
  • DevSecOps
  • Modern Data Pipelines
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Architecture Decision Records
Learn the emerging trends

Learn the emerging trends

Curated trends our Program Committee believes have the most impact in software development.

Explore the use cases

Explore the use cases

Learn how real-world practitioners are applying the tech to help you solve common problems.

Implement the best practices

Implement the best practices

Get implementable ideas to shape your projects that last beyond the conference.

I love the variety of topics. It is my annual recap of the technology industry and helps me keep up with what the industry considers modern and state of the art. And mostly I like the fact that people are open about sharing both their successes and failures.

Nikhil Mohan

Senior MTS/ Engineering @Salesforce

Actionable ideas. New perspectives.

A learning path that works for you.

Immersive all in-person experience

Immersive experience

Free yourself from your distractions, connect with peers, and learn innovative ideas.

Problem-solve at unconference sessions

Problem-solve at
unconference sessions

Join facilitated sessions to help you generate new ideas to current challenges.

Flexible online experience

Unwind at QCon
social events

Connect with peers and reflect on your learnings at our social events.

On-demand access

Access video recordings after the conference

Get 6 months access to professionally edited session recordings after the conference.

'We Care' experience

A safe place where everyone is welcome

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Enforced Code of Conduct

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All-Gender restroom

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Prayer room

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Lactation room

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Quiet areas

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Sessions feedback for constant improvement

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Badge optimized for peer-sharing

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Accessible event space

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Variety of food options (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, special diet meals)

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Detailed food labels

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Diversity scholarships

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Community events

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DEI guidelines for track hosts and speakers

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All-day coffee

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Flexible online experience

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On-demand access for 6 months

Conference Venue

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

Situated in the heart of Westminster, the QEII Centre is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer. Uniquely situated in the shadow of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye, you will be within a five-minute walk to the Thames and surrounded by excellent transport links in and out of the capital.

To learn more please visit the venue page.

Conference Location

Benefit from our negotiated rates for QCon Attendees in various hotels close to the Conference Venue. Visit this link to request negotiated rates at nearby hotels.

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QCon London 2023. ✅ Done. It was a beautiful trip (3 days) along my professional path but oriented to the discovery of new scenarios. It is increasingly difficult to let oneself be guided by what has been done over the years, not remaining tied to beliefs or dogmas but constantly looking to the future. QCon masterfully blends these scenarios giving you continuous confirmations that the path taken is correct but at the same time leads you to new challenges making...

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QCon is like the SuperBowl of technology conferences - expertly curated tracks, aimed at experienced individuals - it's a wonderland for learning, meeting people and just celebrating technology and the innovations in our industries. I leave the event with many things that I can take back and improve when back at work as well as being energised again. From the quality of the talks, the venue and organisation and the best keynotes daily, it's the highlight of my conference year!

Richard Roché, Principal Engineer

The best part about QCon is that is not vendor driven. So there is less emphasis on selling products but more on the problem statement, tech agnostic solutions, processes and practices that have worked for others. And this is really powerful.

Manisha Lopes
Principal Software Engineer @BBC

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