QCon London 2024 Social Events & Peer Sharing

Monday - QCon Conference Social

Sunday, April 7th

Sunday afternoon London tour for QCon attendees (sold out)

Is there a better way to start QCon than jumping on a vintage double-decker bus and getting to know London with other attendees? Whether you’re a first-time QCon attendee or diamond alumni, have never visited before or were born and raised in London - the QCon bus tour invites you to socialize, get to know London (better), and make new connections before the conference starts.

  • 2:00pm - 5:15pm (approx.)
  • Guided tour with a blue badge London guide
  • Meeting point: Front entrance of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre
  • Pick up your badge from the QCon team before lining up to board the bus (photo ID required)


Monday, April 8th

Women and Allies in Tech Lunch

Designed to support and enable women and allies to connect and network during QCon London, the lunch session will be open for all attendees to join beginning at 12:35 pm and is “come and go.”

You will be able to listen to a lightning talk and have the chance to meet and connect with fellow attendees and speakers at lunch.

  • 12:35pm - 1:35pm
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, 2nd floor in the Guilgud area.
  • After you pick up your lunch, enjoy it at the event.
  • Space is limited, sign up early to save your seat
Women in Tech and Allies Community Event

QCon Conference Social

Not all networking happens on the conference floor! Grab a cold drink and a bite to eat and join us at the QCon Conference Social. There you'll enjoy great conversations with other leading senior software engineers, software architects, team leaders, speakers and editors. 

  • 5:55pm - 6:55pm
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth II Centre
  • Food and drinks
  • Complimentary for all conference attendees (Badge required)

Tuesday, April 9th

Exhibitor Reception

Enjoy the reception and meet our exhibiting sponsors

  • 5:55pm - 6:40pm 
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth II Centre
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, dry snacks
QCon Closing Reception

Wednesday, April 10

QCon Closing Reception

Join us for light refreshments prior to the Closing Keynote. You can discuss the emerging trends and use cases you learned about at QCon London 2024; exchange contact information with your new connections, and talk about how you'll implement best practices! It's the perfect way to say goodbye before heading to the Closing Keynote session. 

  • 4:45pm - 5:15pm 
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth II Centre
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, dry snacks 
Discussion Cafe

Everyday at lunch

Discussion Cafe

Join one of the topic tables for lunch and mingle with attendees who share the same interests as you.

Monday: Architectures, Staff-Plus Engineer, Security, Platforms and Data Engineering

Tuesday: Architectures, Javascript & Front-Ends, Sustainable software, Observability & Debugging and FinTech

Wednesday: Architectures, Performance, AI and ML, Remote and hybrid teams, Productivity & DevEx


Throughout the conference

QCon 1:1s

Are you looking to meet others facing similar challenges or to make new connections in your space? 

Sign up to get introduced to another QCon attendee to connect about the topics that brought you to QCon by logging into your attendee account. You will be introduced to your QCon attendee via email during the week before QCon. After that, it's up to the two of you to keep the conversation going - set up a meeting spot during the conference, swap interesting QCon sessions, or talk about professional challenges you're facing.

Attendee Lightning Talks

Are you working on an interesting project? Have you had a major technical breakthrough in your organisation? Has your team uncovered insights about new and exciting technologies? Share with your peers at QCon London!

During QCon London, we are offering all conference attendees the opportunity to put together a 5-minute lightning talk’ and share their knowledge with the rest of the QCon community during break sessions. Learn more and propose your topic through GitHub before the conference starts.