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Make the right decisions by uncovering how senior software developers at early adopter companies are adopting emerging trends.
Learn the emerging trends. Explore the use cases. Implement the best practices.
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QCon San Francisco international software development conference.
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, October 2-6, 2023.
In-person: $3,350 Early bird price $2,270 until March 29th
Online: $590 Early bird price $490 until April 18th
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We've helped thousands of senior software engineers, software architects and tech leaders adopt the right patterns & practices for over 17 years.
Level-up on emerging software trends
Get assurance you're adopting the right patterns and practices
- Green Tech
- Machine Learning @ Edge
- Scalable Configuration Managment
- Infrastructure Unification
- Cue Lang
- Team Topologies
- Staff+ Engineer Path
- Service Meshes
- Multicloud Practices
- Software Ethics
- Feature Engineering
- Mode Inference/Prediction
- Observability Practices
- Server-Driven Frontend
- Decarbonizing the Grid
- Operator Pattern for
- Patterns & Heuristics
Enabling Fast Flow
- Open Policy Agent
- Java 17 (LTS)
- Paved Road
- DevOps in Practice
- Kubernetes Strategies
- Observability / Telemetry
- Site Reliability Engineering
- Chaos Engineering
- Operating Microservices
- Data Engineering
- Go Techniques & Patterns
- Serverless: Orchestration &
- Cloud Architectures
- Patterns for Scale
- IaC (Infrastructure as Code)
- Polyglot Software Practices
Learn the emerging trends
Curated trends our Program Committee believe have the most impact in software development.
Explore the use cases
Learn how real-world practitioners are applying the tech to help you solve common problems.
Implement the best practices
Get implementable ideas to shape your projects that last beyond the conference.
The conciseness with which the event is presented, as well as the options for the tracks, allow one to either mix and match talks or focus on a single track of interest. It's an interesting and wonderful approach. The long breaks and 'unconference' opportunities are also quite unique in their ability to connect people from seemingly different backgrounds.
Director Of Research Development @MineX 360 Services
Explore provisional tracks
Discover what you’ll learn
Architecting for Change at Scale
"Before & After": Hybrid Work Strategies
Building Modern Backends
Languages of Infra: Beyond YAML
Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow
"Just" Engineering Culture
Modern APIs: Building and Evolving
Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success
Architectures You've Always Wondered About
Rethinking Our Relationship with the Frontend
Staff+ Engineer Path
The speakers and the attendees make QCon stand out from other events. It is very well organized. QCon has a good balance of new tech to look out for along with the discussions around day to day problems that we face as developers
Development Engineer @ING
Learn from senior software engineers
Real-world technical talks from software leaders at early adopter companies
Learn what's next from world-class leaders pushing the boundaries.
Learn how senior developers are solving the challenges you face.
Get new ideas and perspectives across multiple domains.
Actionable insights from those working on real-world projects.
Time to connect
Intentional time built-in for you to connect with speakers and peers.
No hidden marketing. No sales pitches.
Quality content and topics from industry experts and I like how that is separated very transparently from sponsors. I appreciate how sponsors have their place, but it's very clear and not deceptive mixed in with the content. It really is a conference that is specific technology agnostic and about any and all industry wide trends and best practices.
Senior Director, Software Engineering@DriveTime
Attend in-person. Or engage online.
Pick a learning pace that works for you.
Untether yourself from your desk and daily distractions. Immerse yourself in a new learning environment with new people, new ideas, and time to reflect.
Plan your schedule around sessions you can watch
on-demand and those you can catch up on later.
Join facilitated sessions to help you work through topics and generate new ideas to current challenges.
Unlock the insights from 90+ inspirational talks at your own pace, as many times as you like.
Evolve your skills
Learn modern practices to future-proof your career with QCon Workshops.
Level-up on in-demand skills to future-proof your career.
Practical projects. Step-by-step walk throughs. Built in reflection time.
Upskill with domain experts.
Master best practices from software domain experts.
Small class sizes.
Get quality time with instructors to support your learning.
Choice of workshop lengths.
Half-day, one day or two day workshop options.
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Workshop tickets are refundable until August 7th, 2023.
Watch past QCon talks
Revisit real-world technical talks from innovative software practitioners
Ignite the Fire - How Managers Can Spark New Leaders
Former GM of Core Tech @Twitter & HubSpot Board Member
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Last night in San Francisco for #QConSF … learned a lot, met a lot of amazing minds. One more day to go though (happy it’s not over just yet)!
Just realized that @QConSF closing keynote speaker is THE @KentBeck This conference just keeps getting better and better
Classic #QConSF problem: too many cool topics. Loving it
QCon SF is my yearly go to conference for deep technical content on design, best practices and emerging tech. I always walk away with meaningful and actionable information.
Software Engineer @Quantcast
'We Care' experience
A safe place where everyone is welcome
Enforced Code of Conduct
Sessions feedback for constant improvement
Badge optimized for peer-sharing
Accessible event space
Variety of food options (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, special diet meals)
Detailed food labels
DEI guidelines for track hosts and speakers
Flexible online experience
On-demand access for 90 days
QCon San Francisco 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.
To learn more and reserve your hotel room, please visit the venue page.
Join Senior Software Engineers, Software Architects, and Technical Team Leads at QCon San Francisco
QCon isn’t just a software conference. It’s the place where people like you come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software industry.
Software Architect, Technical Team Lead and Higher
Senior Developer / Lead
- Technical Team Lead
- Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)
- Architect: Technical / Application (platform specific)
- Enterprise Architect / Chief Architect
- Architect: Solution / Systems (Integration Focused)
- Technical Project Manager
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We've been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 17 years. The driving force behind every QCon conference is our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress.
Senior software developers rely on QCon and InfoQ to keep ahead of the adoption curve. One of the main reasons senior software engineers, software architects and team leads tell us they keep coming back to QCon and InfoQ is because they trust the information provided and selected by their peers. Join a global professional engineering community and adopt the right software innovations and practices.
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