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

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Tracks - 2017

  • 21st Century Languages

    Compile to Native, Microservices, Machine learning... tailor-made languages solving modern challenges

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Architectural practices from the world's most well known properties.

  • Beyond Being an Individual Contributor

    Beyond being an individual contributor. Building and Evolving managers and tech leadership.

  • Beyond Docker: Container Technologies

    Containers are not just a techology. It's a platform. Push your knowledge.

  • Culture as a Differentiator (or Building Great Engineering Cultures)

    Evolving the org's tech stack and culture together.

  • DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

    Pushing DevOps beyond adoption into cultural change.

  • Evolving Java

    At well over 20 years old, Java continues to evolve & change. Learn more on JDK9, Jigsaw, Event Sourcing, & G1GC.

  • Going Serverless

    Learn about the state of Serverless & how to successfully leverage it!

  • Hardware Frontiers: Hardware Changes Affecting Software Developers Today

    Quantum computing, NVRAM, SMR, GPU, Augmented Reality.

  • Microservices: Patterns and Practices

    Stories of success and failure building modern Microservices, including event sourcing, reactive, decomposition, & more.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied trends in Computer Science that are likely to affect Software Engineers today.

  • Performance Mythbusting

    Real world, applied performance proofs.

  • Security: Attacking and Defending

    Talks focused on Red and Blue teaming.

  • Stream Processing In The Modern Age

    Compelling applications of stream processing & recent advances in the field

  • The Art of Chaos Engineering

    Failure is going to happen - Are you ready? Chaos engineering is an emerging discipline - What is the state of the art?

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon

  • The Whole Engineer

    Success as an engineer is more than writing code.

  • Web as Platform

    All things Browser, from JavaScript Frameworks to Web Assembly.

Learn from engineers @ innovator
and early adopter companies

Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise

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

Tensorflow

Apache Beam

Java 9

Deep Learning

Petabyte Scale Analytics

Unikernels

Stream Processing

Property-Based Testing

Chatbots

TC39 ECMAScript

Recommendation Engines

RxJS

Lambda/Serverless

Architecting for Failure

DevOps

Microservices Implementation

Reactive

Containers

Brand Promise

More than 140 speakers

Hacker @Docker
Principal Open Source Technologist @AWSCloud
VP Engineering at StitchFix, Previously @Google & @Ebay
Haskell, Type Theory, & Functional Programming Theory Contributor
Inclusive Technology Specialist @mollywatttrust
President and Chief Master Architect @Idesign_inc

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

Attendees talk about the Speakers

  • of QCon attendees feel they are learning from an expert peer

  • of QCon attendees rate the level of content as expert

* Our goal is to reach 100%

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QCon SF 2017 Venue & Hotel

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.

Address

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California
USA 94111
Tel: +1 415 788 1234

Reservations

Book your room now at the QCon special rate of $269/night*.
*first-come-first serve basis and possibility of early sell-out
Phone reservations: +1-888-591-1234


Open Space

Every day at QCon San Francisco, we’ll open space five times, once for each track. 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.

Why are we doing Open Space?

We’re doing Open Space at QCon because we want this conference to be yours. At QCon, we learn from the best and share with the best.

We come with passions and ideas that we want to share with each other. We want to connect with each other, create community around topics that we’re passionate about.


Social Events

Come attend to mingle and network with other speakers, editors, attendees, sponsors. Complementary and free for all conference attendees.

Things you’ll be enjoying at QCon San Francisco

  • Breakfast to kickstart your QCon day
  • High quality lunch and snacks with option for vegetarians and gluten free
  • Breaks between sessions to network with your peers
  • Receptions with drinks and snacks to recap the day

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The Experience We Bring

Leading Architects talk about
the other attendees

QCon Attendees Testimonials

Is QCon Right for You?

Our attendees roles are:

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

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Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

Mingle and network with other attendees, speakers & sponsors.

Open Spaces

Open Spaces

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.

Discussion Café

Discussion Café

Lunch will feature sections of smaller tables for 4 around particular topics where you can meet each other in a more comfortable setting, in addition to the usual large 10 seat conference lunch tables.

Social Events

Social Events

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.

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Healthy QCon

Different menu items:

Vegan or Vegetarian 
Gluten-Free 
Dairy-Free

Testimonials

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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QCon by InfoQ

InfoQ has been organizing QCons across the globe for over 10 years now. For the same period of time we have been publishing news, articles, videos and in-depth/deep dive reports on hot topics in the industry. Our content is written only by real life practitioners and offers best practices from companies such as Uber, Netflix and more.

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    • The majority of our audience is comprised of senior-level developers and architects
    • All our content is written by practitioners

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