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Top Sessions at QCon London

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  • 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

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

Explore the use cases

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

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


Discover the tracks you will see at QCon London - Schedule Subject to Change

Mar 27

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

The biggest software systems on the planet need sophisticated architectures, deliberately and carefully designed to support true planet-scale, along with high availability, durability, security, and many other concerns.
Matt Turner

Software Engineer @Tetrateio and Co-Founder for Istio London

Mar 27

Building Modern Backends

Creating backend architectures is a more demanding task than ever, with many questions to answer, such as: how to build and operate services that are reliable and secure, scale to millions of users, and are maintainable too?

Gunnar Morling

Senior Staff Software Engineer @Decodableco

Mar 27

Building Security in Earlier

Presentations on how 'shift left' has been applied in practice to build security into applications and services earlier in their release to production pipeline.
Stefania Chaplin

Solutions Architect @GitLab

Mar 27

Innovations in Data Engineering

Learn from technology SMEs and industry's leading data practitioners about trends and innovations happening in data engineering space including what's new in data streaming, data API's, data lineage, automated data pipelines and cloud data platforms & containerization technologies.
Sid Anand

Chief Architect and Head of Engineering @Datazoom

Mar 27

Staff+ Engineering in Practice

What are the skills you need to develop if you want to stay on the technical track to technical lead, staff, or principal? What will it take to thrive in this type of role?
Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

Mar 28

Architecture in 2025

We will be exploring and discussing answers to questions on: What does architecture design look like in the future? What is the role of the software architect? Who else is involved? How do you prepare for this?
Camilla Crispim

Principal Technologist & Technical Director @Thoughtworks, Member of the Technology Advisory Board, Co-Author of @Thoughtworks Technology Radar

Mar 28

Modern Frontend Development and Architecture

Let's talk about the frontend, not with the tools we use but through the problems we're solving. re-usability, composition, abstraction, velocity, performance.
Loiane Groner

Development Manager @Citibank

Mar 28

Debugging Production

You get paged about a problem in production - but how do you know just what system or service is acting up? What do you do to identify and mitigate the impact on users before ultimately fixing any underlying issues? This track we'll look at the state of the art in tools and processes for  incident management, observability, and debugging high impact production systems.
Abby Bangser

Principal Engineer @Syntasso

Mar 28

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.
Ian Ellis

Technology Strategy Consultant, Venture Partner at Next47 and Angel Investor

Mar 28

Socially Conscious Software

This timely track deep dives into technologies and technology companies that focus on social impact, by building products, using tools and creating a future that we all believe in. It explores how to foster a socially inclusive, ethical, diverse and equitable tech industry that strives to actively strip itself of bias and prejudice.
Sally Goble

Senior Engineering Manager @Accurx

Mar 29

Paving the Road: Enhancing Developer Productivity and Experience

How to supercharge developer productivity and happiness.
Nayana Shetty

Principal Engineer @LEGO_Group

Mar 29

Emerging AI and Machine Learning Trends

Discover how to operationalize machine learning applications that are scalable, secure, and interpretable.
Mehrnoosh Sameki

Principal PM Manager @Microsoft

Mar 29

Performance: Designing and Tuning

As engineers, performance becomes important for us for different reasons and at different times. For many years, performance was often ignored, we would be bailed out by computers getting cheaper and faster every year, but post Moore's Law this is no longer the case.

Justin Cormack

CTO @Docker

Mar 29

Architecture with Sustainability in Mind

Why is sustainability in tech such a hot topic right now? It's not just because the cloud has a bigger carbon footprint than the airline industry, nor because technology will only get more integrated into our society - but how software engineers should be part of the climate solution.

Sarah Hsu

SRE @Goldman Sachs & Training Project Chair @Green Software Foundation

Mar 29

Remote and Hybrid Work: What Now?

The last three years have been a period of massive disruption, work has changed, and we are still figuring out what the future could be.

Shane Hastie

Global Delivery Lead @SoftEd, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods @InfoQ

Mar 28

Live online

This track includes all the sessions available live online. Online sessions are happening in Zoom and are available to all online and in-person attendees.

Mar 27

Live online

This track includes all the sessions available live online. Online sessions are happening in Zoom and are available to all online and in-person attendees.

Mar 29

Live online

This track includes all the sessions available live online. Online sessions are happening in Zoom and are available to all online and in-person attendees.

Schedule format

15 tracks spaced over 3 days.
4 Keynotes and 75 technical talks.

Below are approximate start and end-times. Agenda is subject to change


Conference Social
(in-person only)




Exhibitor Reception
(in-person only)




QCon Reception
(in-person only)
Closing Keynote



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

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Immersive all in-person experience

Immersive all
in-person experience

Untether yourself from your desk and daily distractions. Immerse yourself in a new learning environment with new people, new ideas, and time to reflect.

Flexible online experience

online experience

Plan your schedule around sessions and those you can catch up on later.

Problem-solve at unconference sessions

Problem-solve at
unconference sessions

Join facilitated sessions to help you work through topics and generate new ideas to current challenges.

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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. #qconlondon

Donnie Berkholz

Feeling the #QConLondon FOMO, even though I’m here. I’ve enjoyed every talk I’ve been to, but then I see the tweets from the concurrent talks I *wasn’t* in and start gnashing my teeth that I missed it. I guess that’s why recordings exist.

Holly Cummins

Brain: melted, thanks @qconlondon and all speakers for the amazing content. #QConLondon

Stéphane Goetz

My timeline is filling up with brilliant ideas from big thinkers coming out of #QConLondon

Julie Lerman

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Ben Linders

Due to QCon's focus on early stage technology trends and the curated expert speakers, the material presented was visionary, fresh, and applicable for things we need to solve in our teams. The conference was well-facilitated, and the daily format (keynote/intro in AM introducing tracks) was compelling also.

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'We Care' experience

A safe place where everyone is welcome

Enforced Code of Conduct

All-Gender restroom

Prayer room

Lactation room

Quiet areas

Sessions feedback for constant improvement

Badge optimized for peer-sharing

Accessible event space

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

Detailed food labels

Diversity scholarships

Community events

DEI guidelines for track hosts and speakers

All-day coffee

Flexible online experience

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

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Join the 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 senior software engineers, tech leads, and software architects come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software industry.



Software Architect, Technical Team Lead and Higher


Senior Developer / Lead

  • Technical Team Lead
  • Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)
  • Architect: Technical / Application (platform specific)
  • Enterprise Architect / Chief Architect
  • Architect: Solution / Systems (Integration Focused)
  • Technical Project Manager

Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks
“The Hallway Track”

Longer breaks between sessions to connect with attendees, speakers & sponsors or take time out to re-energize.


An unconference is a simple way to run productive, structured conversations 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

Social Events

Conference Social, Exhibitor & Hospitality Receptions. Opportunities to mingle and network with speakers, attendees, editors and sponsors. Complimentary for all conference attendees.

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We've been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 17 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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