Conference: March 2-4, 2020

Workshops: March 5-6, 2020

Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise

International Software Development Conference

QCon London is a conference for senior software engineers and architects on the patterns, practices, and use cases leveraged by the world’s most innovative software shops.

March 2 - 6, 2020
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

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Benefits of attending QCon London:

  • Learn from practitioners driving innovation and change in software.
  • Identify best practices from those working on in-production projects.
  • Uncover emerging trends and tools.
  • Focus on patterns & practices, not products or pitches.
  • Acquire implementable ideas for your projects.
  • Meet software leaders from innovator and early adopter companies.
  • Validate your software development roadmap.

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Tracks

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Hard-earned lessons from the names you know on scalability, reliability, security, and performance.

  • Machine Learning: The Latest Innovations

    AI and machine learning is more approachable than ever. Discover how ML, deep learning, and other modern approaches are being used in practice.

  • Kubernetes and Cloud Architectures

    Learn about cloud native architectural approaches from the leading industry experts who have operated Kubernetes and FaaS at scale, and explore the associated modern DevOps practices.

  • Evolving Java

    JVM futures, JIT directions and improvements to the runtimes stack is the theme of this year’s JVM track.

  • Next Generation Microservices: Building Distributed Systems the Right Way

    Microservice-based applications are everywhere, but well-built distributed systems are not so common. Early adopters of microservices share their insights on how to design systems the right way.

  • Chaos and Resilience: Architecting for Success

    Making systems resilient involves people and tech. Learn about strategies being used, from cognitive systems engineering to chaos engineering.

  • The Future of the API: REST, gRPC, GraphQL and More

    The humble web-based API is evolving. This track provides the what, how, and why of future APIs.

  • Streaming Data Architectures

    Today's systems move huge volumes of data. Hear how the innovators in this space are designing systems and leveraging modern data stream processing platforms.

  • Modern Compilation Targets

    Learn about the innovation happening in the compilation target space. WebAssembly is only the tip of the iceberg.

  • Leaving the Ivory Tower: Modern CS Research in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods & probabilistic programming.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Crushing latency and getting the most out of your hardware.

  • Leading Distributed Teams

    Remote and distributed working are increasing in popularity, but many organisations underestimate the leadership challenges. Learn from those who are doing this effectively.

  • Full Cycle Developers: Lead the People, Manage the Process & Systems

    "Full cycle developers" is not just another catch phrase; it's about engineers taking ownership and delivering value, and doing so with the support of their entire organisation. Learn more from the pioneers.

  • JavaScript: Pushing the Client Beyond the Browser

    JavaScript is not just the language of the web. Join this track to learn how the innovators are pushing the boundaries of this classic language and ecosystem.

  • When Things Go Wrong: GDPR, Ethics, & Politics

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety and security: learning from the frontlines, from both good and bad experiences

  • Growing Unicorns in the EU: Building, Leading and Scaling Financial Tech Start Ups

    Learn how EU FinTech innovators have designed, built, and led both their technologies and organisations.

  • Building High Performing Teams

    To have a high-performing team, everybody on it has to feel and act like an owner. Learn about cultivating culture, creating psychological safety, sharing the vision effectively, and more

  • Scaling Security, from Device to Cloud

    Implementing effective security is vitally important, regardless of where you are deploying software applications.

Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise

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

Blockchain

Cloud Dataflow / Beam

Deep Learning

Unikernels

Spectre / Meltdown Counter Measures

LinuxKit

WebAssembly

Autonomous Vehicles

Developer Experience

Low Latency / High Performance Computing

Data Engineering

Lambda/Serverless

Pen Testing (Red Teaming)

Chaos Engineering

Engineering Culture

Java 9

Rust

Kubernetes

Event Driven Architecture

DevOps

Microservice Architectures

Reactive

Immutable Infrastructure

Observability / Telemetry

Building High Performing Teams

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

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Keynotes

This Year

Author of the Luck Factor, previously Consultant for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, History’s Your Bleeped Up Brain, & Discovery’s MythBusters.

Last Year

Ben Goldacre is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, doctor, academic and campaigner who...

Sarah Wells has been a developer for 15 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy,...

Ben Sigelman is the CEO and co-founder of LightStep, co-creator of Dapper (Google’s distributed...

Peter is author of the popular report, “Machine Learning is Changing the Rules: Ways...

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 

Check back after the summer for the booking link. 

 

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Our attendees roles are:

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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

Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

Mingle and network with other attendees, speakers & sponsors.

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.

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.

QCon Healthy

Different menu items:

Vegan or Vegetarian 
Gluten-Free 
Dairy-Free

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