International Software Development

3 Minute Intro Video

QCon San Francisco
Hyatt Regency - San Francisco

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.

Last Year's Tracks

Covering innovative topics

Monday Nov 7

Tuesday Nov 8

Wednesday Nov 9

Last Years Featured Speakers

Co-creator of Apache Kafka, Co-founder & Head of Engineering @...
CTO and co-founder @AzulSystems
Led Netflix's migration to a large scale
Cofounder @CloudNative
Developer on GitHub Desktop and Reactive Extensions Enthusiast
Netty Core Developer & Cloud Infrastructure Engineering @Apple
VP Product Management @Shape Security & formerly Click Fraud Czar...
Distributed Systems Engineer @Twitter

Last Year's Keynotes

Principle Researcher @Microsoft who relentlessly advocates for innovation and design. Well known pioneer in the human-computer...

Leads product management @ShapeSecurity whose technology offers advanced security from malware, botnets, and scripting attacks. Previous...

Chief Systems Architect at Uber (Co-founder of Voxer) skilled at building and scaling highly available distributed systems.

SF Venue

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
San Francisco
USA 94111
Tel: +1 415 788 1234
Fax: +1 415 398 2567
Website: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Rates start at $269 plus tax and the cut-off date for reserving inside the room block is October 17, 2016.

Rooms may sell out before the cut-off date.

You can book your reservation via the custom link at or via phone by calling the Hyatt at 1-415- 788-1234.

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

Past Years


What our attendees say about QCon

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.


Our Purpose

Software is changing the world. InfoQ was founded in 2006 with the purpose of facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in enterprise development. We do this by providing our audience with unbiased, practitioner-driven conferences, content, and online community.

To see how we measure progress on fulfilling our purpose, please visit our social purpose index!

Membership Benefits

  • 76% of respondents said they come because of practitioner-led, high-quality content 73% come for innovative information that drives innovation in their organizations
  • The three most followed content areas on InfoQ for respondents are Java (66% of respondents), Architecture (65%), and Agile (59%)
  • The top two "personas" (title segments) respondents identify with are Developer (76%) and Architect (72%)