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QCon San Francisco
Hyatt Regency - San Francisco
Practitioners Over Evangelists
Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook
"Lies My Parents Told Me About Microservices"
Technology Driving Change and
Content you Trust,
People you know!
Attending QCon Includes:
- 18 editorial tracks across 3 days
- 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google, Dropbox, Slack, Twitter, and more…
- 11 to 1 attendee to speaker ratio
- No hidden paid sessions/marketing!
- Video recording for most sessions included
- 28 optional workshops following the conference
- Focus on healthy food, including gluten-free & vegan
Monday Nov 7
Architectures You've Always Wondered About
You know the names. Now learn lessons from their architectures
Distributed Systems War Stories
“A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.” - Lamport.
State of the art in Container deployment, management, scheduling
Art of Relevancy and Recommendations
Lessons on the adoption of practical, real-world machine learning practices. AI & Deep learning explored.
Next Generation Web Standards, Frameworks, and Techniques
Keeping life in balance is a challenge. Learn lifehacks, tips, & techniques for success.
Tuesday Nov 8
Next Generation Microservices
What will microservices look like in 3 years? What if we could start over?
Java: Are You Ready for This?
Real world lessons & prepping for JDK9. Reactive code in Java today, Performance/Optimization, Where Unsafe is heading, & JVM compile interface.
Big Data Meets the Cloud
Overviews and lessons learned from companies that have implemented their Big Data use-cases in the Cloud
Lessons/stories on optimizing the deployment pipeline
Software Engineering Softskills
Great engineers do more than code. Learn their secrets and level up.
Modern CS in the Real World
Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS ideas
Wednesday Nov 9
Architecting for Failure
Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it.
Stream Processing, Near-Real Time Processing
Bare Metal Performance
Native languages, kernel bypass, tooling - make the most of your hardware
Culture as a Differentiator
The why and how for building successful engineering cultures
//TODO: Security <-- fix this
Building security from the start. Stories, lessons, and innovations advancing the field of software security.
Bots, virtual reality, voice, and new thought processes around design. The track explores the current art of the possible in UX and lessons from early adoption.
Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise
Bring trends from innovator and early adopter companies home to your team
More than 140 speakers
Engineers over Evangelists,
Practitioners over Trainers/Coaches,
Team Leads over Consultants
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Hyatt Regency - San Francisco
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The hotel is located right on the Embarcadero waterfront with stunning views all around and close to popular attractions, events, and shopping. The conference venue is at the same location as the hotel.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
Tel: +1 415 788 1234
Fax: +1 415 398 2567
Website: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The QCon room block at the Hyatt is sold out. Please contact the Hyatt directly for rooms at 1-415-788-1234.
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Our attendees roles are:
Software Developer / Programmer/ 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
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25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”
25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”
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"Love the healthy food options."
"Best/healthiest food I've had at any conference, ever."
Jeremy Edberg discusses how Netflix designs their systems and deployment processes to help the service survive both catastrophic events like zone and regional outages and less catastrophic events like network latency and random instance death.
Speaker Bio:Jeremy Edberg is currently the Reliability Architect for Netflix, the largest video streaming service in the world. Before that he ran Reddit, an online community for sharing and discussing interesting things on the internet that does more than four billion page views a month. Both run their entire operations on Amazon's EC2.
Brendan Eich surveys interesting developments in the Web platform, analysing emergent trends, and making some predictions.
Dianne Marsh presents the open source tools used by Netflix to keep the continuous delivery wheels spinning.
Speaker Bio:Dianne Marsh is a Director of Engineering for Netflix in Los Gatos, CA, where she leads a team responsible for tools and systems used by nearly all engineers in the company for continuous integration, delivery and deployment to the AWS cloud.
Gilad Bracha explains how to distinguish FP hype from reality and to apply key ideas of FP in non-FP languages, separating the good parts of FP from its unnecessary cultural baggage.
Speaker Bio:Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a software engineer at Google where he works on Dart. Previously, he was a VP at SAP Labs, a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence, and a Computational Theologist and Distinguished Engineer at Sun.
Rich Hickey presents the motivation, design and use of the Clojure core.async library, the reasons for choosing the CSP approach and how it helps to structure applications.
Speaker Bio:Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure and designer of Datomic, is a software designer with over 25 years of experience in various domains.
Martin Thompson discusses Java, concurrency, operating systems, and functional programming in the context of designing and testing high-performance systems.
Speaker Bio:Martin Thompson is a high-performance and low-latency specialist, with experience gained over two decades working on large scale transactional and big-data systems.
Eric Evans discusses three DDD patterns helping embedding CAP tradeoffs inside the domain model: Aggregates, Domain Events and Bounded Contexts.
Speaker Bio:Eric Evans is a specialist in domain modeling and design in large business systems. Since the early 1990s, he has worked on many projects developing large business systems with objects and has shared his experience in the book "Domain-Driven Design," Addison-Wesley 2003.
Michael Nygard explores some of the available loopholes in the CAP theorem helping architects to engineer distributed systems that meet their needs.
Speaker Bio:Michael has written and co-authored several books, including "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know" and the best seller "Release It!", a book about building software that survives the real world.
Rod Johnson shares some of the lessons he learned as an entrepreneur.
Speaker Bio:Rod Johnson is SVP, Middleware and GM of the SpringSource division at VMware. Spring was based on the code published with Rod's best-selling "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development"(2002).
What is a QCon Like ?
View the QCon London 2016 report to get a feel for what QCon is like and what we and some of our attendees felt were the most important sessions from QCon London 2016 - including Microservices, Containers, Modern Native Languages, Continuous Delivery, Programming in GO, and Applying Failure Testing at Netflix.
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