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Hyatt Regency SF
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California

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QCon San Francisco 2014

Conference: November 3 – 5
Tutorials: November 6 – 7

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.


QCon starts with the 3-day conference from Monday thru Wednesday, followed by 2 days of tutorials on Thursday and Friday. The conference will feature over 100 speakers in 6 concurrent tracks daily covering the most timely and innovative topics driving the evolution of enterprise software development today.


2/4 Confirmed Keynotes for QCon SF 2014


Bruce Schneier - Called a "security guru" by The Economist, he is the author of 12 books as well as the famous 'Schneier on Security' blog. He keynoted at QCon NY weeks after the Snowden leak about PRISM in 2013 and was one of the top rated keynotes.


Leslie Lamport - 2013 Turing Award Winner for "fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of distributed and concurrent systems," much of the infrastructure implemented in places like Amazon.com is based on his research.


QCon SF 2013 had over 100 speakers including:


Brendan Eich - Creator of Javascript, CTO of Mozilla
Dianne Marsh - Netflix Cloud Director of Engineering
Jeff Hammerbacher - Cloudera Founder, Created Facebook's Data Science practice
Rich Hickey - Creator of Clojure, Datomic
Keith Adams - Co-Founder of Facebook's HHVM Runtime
Eric Evans - Creator, Domain-Driven Design
Arun Murthy - Lead of the MapReduce project in Apache Hadoop
Gilad Bracha - Co-author of Java, Creator of Newspeak
Erik Meijer - Creator Reactive Extensions, LINQ
Martin Thompson - High Performance & Low Latency Specialist
Jez Humble - Co-Author, "Continuous Delivery"
Jeff Magnusson - Manager, Data Platform Architecture at Netflix
Daniel Tunkelang - Head of Query Understanding, LinkedIn
Ronny Kohavi - Founded the Experimentation Platform team at Microsoft
Gil Tene - CTO and Co-Funder of Azul Systems
Greg Brockman - CTO of Stripe 
Jeremy Edberg - Ran Reddit, Netflix Reliability Architect
John Musser - Founder, Programmable Web
Lei Chen - Tencent Cloud GM
Raffi Krikorian - Twitter VP of Platform Engineering



Venue for QCon San Francisco 2014


The Hyatt Regency San Francisco


Five Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California, USA, 94111

2014 Tracks

Scalable Microservice ArchitecturesThis track addresses the ways companies with hundreds of fine-grained web-services (e.g. Netflix, LinkedIn) manage complexity!


The Future of Mobile: The future of mobile and performance improvements


Java at the Cutting Edge: The latest and greatest in the Java ecosystem


Continuous Delivery: Continuous Delivery philosophies, cultures, hiccups, and best practices


Engineering Culture: Successes and failures in creating an engineering culture


Applied Machine Learning and Data Science: Understand your big big data!


Unleashing the Power of Streaming Data: With the advent of new data stream processing paradigms, how are companies leveraging them to solve business and engineering problems!


Next gen HTML5 and JS: The web is changing, what's coming next?


Deploying at Scale: Containerizing Applications, Discovering Services, and Deploying to the Grid


Engineering for Product Success: Strategies to measure and track progress


Real World Functional: Putting functional programming concepts to work in the real world


Modern CS In the Real World: How modern CS can help you tackle today's problems


Reactive Service Architecture: Reactive, Responsive, Fault Tolerant and More


Beyond Hadoop: Emerging Big Data Frameworks and Technology: Find out about the latest innovation in the world of Big Data Technology!


Architectures You've Always Wondered about: The newest and biggest Internet architectures