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Make the right decisions by uncovering how senior software developers at early adopter companies are adopting emerging trends.

Learn the emerging trends. Explore the use cases. Implement the best practices.

QCon London international software development conference.
April 8 - 10, 2024


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We’ve helped thousands of senior software engineers, software architects and tech leaders adopt the right patterns & practices for over 18 years.
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Level-up on emerging software trends

Get assurance you're adopting the right patterns and practices

  • Green Tech
  • Rust
  • WASM
  • eBPF
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Scalable Configuration Management
  • Infrastructure Unification
  • Cue Lang
Early Adopters
  • MLOps
  • Team Topologies
  • Staff+ Engineer Path
  • Service Meshes
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • Software Ethics
  • Feature Engineering
  • Mode Inference/Prediction
  • Observability Practices
  • Server-Driven Frontend
  • Decarbonizing the Grid
  • Operator Pattern for Non-Clustered Resources
  • Patterns & Heuristics Enabling Fast Flow
  • Open Policy Agent
  • Java 17 (LTS)
  • Paved Road
Early Majority
  • DevSecOps
  • DevOps in Practice
  • Kubernetes Strategies
  • Observability / Telemetry
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Operating Microservices
  • Data Engineering
  • GraphQL
  • Go Techniques & Patterns
  • DevEx
  • Reactive
  • Performance
  • Macroservices
  • Serverless: Orchestration & Choreography
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Patterns for Scale
  • IaC (Infrastructure as Code)
  • Polyglot Software Practices
Learn the emerging trends

Learn the emerging trends

Curated trends our Program Committee believe 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

Explore provisional 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.

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.

Apr 8

Cloud-Native Engineering

Cloud-native systems are designed to be scalable, resilient, easy to manage, and easy to change. They are built for the cloud, not just moved there. This track will cover the modern engineering practices that support building cloud native applications, with a focus on practitioner-driven insights on what works (and what doesn't).

Apr 8

ChatGPT, Bard, Llama, Claude: 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.
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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 Software Engineer @Elastic

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.

Apr 9

How Do Teams Really Work?

What organizational structure, culture and processes do companies really use to get stuff done at a team level? This track will include case studies from a variety of companies on things like how you do architecture without architects, what processes work in planning and tracking work, and how to build and maintain a positive and inclusive culture.

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 Organiser for Green Tech, Leadership Team Green Software Foundation, and Author of SF Panopticon Series

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Jon Berger

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

Apr 9

Connecting Systems: APIs, Protocols, Observability

This track will explore the technical aspects of connecting systems, APIs, resilience, o11y, protocols.
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Thomas Betts

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

Apr 9

Data Engineering - Innovations and Emerging Trends

Modern data architectures are designed to meet the needs of the modern world, which is characterized by the ever-increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data. They are typically based on cloud-native technologies and principles, and they are designed to be scalable, resilient, and secure. Participants will learn about the different components of a modern data architecture, the challenges of implementing one, and the benefits.
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Sid Anand

Chief Architect @Datazoom, Committer/PMC Apache Airflow, Previously: Netflix, LinkedIn, eBay, Etsy, & PayPal

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.
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Blanca Rojo Martin

Director, Distinguished Engineer and Cloud Engineer @UBS

Apr 10

Platforms, People & Process; Delivering Great Developer Experiences

Companies are increasingly turning to Platform Engineering to help scale their engineering teams and increase engineer efficiency but how do they really work? We go behind the scenes with the teams delivering platforms to understand how they set up for success, work with their customers, measure their progress and adapt to new challenges.
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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.

Apr 10

Securing Modern Software

This track will explore security today: handling vulnerabilities, supply chain security, writing safe code, cryptography, incident response and many other topics

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.
Speaker image - Ian Ellis
Ian Ellis

Technology Strategy Consultant, Venture Partner at Next47 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

What has always stood out for me has been QCon's commitment to its brand promises. First of all, it's focused on practitioner content. QCon conferences are all about the people that develop and work with future technologies. This starts from the Programming Committee, which comprises practitioners that are authorities in their domain.

Dio Synodinos

President of C4Media, makers of InfoQ and QCon

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

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.

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It's my favorite conference to learn about real experiences from real projects and real professionals.

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QCon charges a premium price point, but I can’t remember the last conference I attended (of 100s) where every single talk was interesting and I learned something.


Donnie Berkholz, Ph.D.

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...

Aldo Armiento

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

'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 90 days

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. To reserve your hotel, visit this link to view negotiated rates at nearby hotels.

Join Senior Software Engineers, Software Architects, and Technical Team Leads at QCon London

QCon London isn’t just a software conference. It’s the place where people like you come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software.



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  • Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)
  • Architect: Technical / Application (platform specific)
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  • Technical Project Manager

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We've been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 18 years. The driving force behind every QCon conference is our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress.

Senior software developers rely on QCon and InfoQ to keep ahead of the adoption curve. One of the main reasons senior software engineers, software architects and team leads tell us they keep coming back to QCon and InfoQ is because they trust the information provided and selected by their peers. Join a global professional engineering community and adopt the right software innovations and practices.

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