QCon London 2024 is a wrap!

Thank you to the 1,300 senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads who joined us at QCon London 2024. Take a look at the conference highlights. Catch up with the session videos you missed. See what people had to say on social about #QConLondon.Over 75 software leaders driving innovation and change shared their practical insights and use cases to help attendees validate their technical roadmap. QCon London attendees told us how the event helped them find solutions to their challenges, adopt the right software innovations and practices, and reduce uncertainty on which technologies should be part of their roadmap.

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QCon London focused on emerging software trends and innovations

Technical talks from over 75 software domain experts focused on innovation and change. Talks focused on patterns & practices, not products and pitches.
Attendees learned implementable ideas they could apply after the event.

  • 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 forNon-Clustered Resources
  • Patterns & HeuristicsEnabling 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

Loved by senior software practitioners like you

Take a look at the event highlights and see what your peers had to say on social media about #QConLondon.


Attending QCon London is a great investment. I've got a lot of new ideas for our Generative AI tools that I want to try out.

Willem Meints 


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. 

What an excellent first day at QCon 2024 in London! 🚀 The sessions and speakers not only met, but surpassed all expectations, leaving me feeling incredibly inspired by the wealth of knowledge shared.

Jonathan White, 
Senior Director Of Engineering, Liberty IT

As always hashtag#QConLondon becomes a source of inspiration for me. It is amazing the amount of things that are moving on the technology and software development worlds. The (current and future) impact of Generative AI in our ways of working, the socio-technical considerations that one has to make and the raise of Platform Engineering as a prominent need to be able to establish new things in the organization are just a few examples of topics covered in this amazing conference...

Javier Jimenez Roda 
Lead Architect PCR Software Solutions at Roche Diagnostics International Ltd

This is a conference by engineers for engineers. I didn't feel like I was being sold something as part of the presentations, but rather like I was learning from what is actually happening in other companies.

Christopher Prigg 
Senior Engineer, Tesco PLC

2024 Topics and Tracks

Behind every QCon is a Program Committee of senior software leaders who curate the essential topics you need to know about. A track is a peer-curated day of talks around important topics in software. Take a look at the QCon London 2024 topics and tracks.

  • Apr 08

    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.
    Cassandra Shum

    Vice President of Field Engineering @RelationalAI, Previously @Thoughtworks

  • Apr 08

    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)
    Tanja Lichtensteiger

    Director of Product Engineering @BBC

  • Apr 08

    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?
    Bilgin Ibryam

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

  • Apr 08

    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.
    Hien Luu

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

  • Apr 08

    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.
    Thomas Dullien

    Distinguished Engineer, Mathematician, World-Renowned Security Researcher

  • Apr 09

    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.
    Fabiane Nardon

    Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficial

  • Apr 09

    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.
    Sid Anand

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

  • Apr 09

    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.
    Thomas Betts

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

  • Apr 09

    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? 
    Anne Currie

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

  • Apr 09

    How Do Teams Really Work?

    Sophie Weston

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

  • Apr 10

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Ian Ellis

    Technology Strategy Consultant, Venture Partner, and Angel Investor

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