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


Last Year's Tracks

Monday Nov 7

Tuesday Nov 8

Wednesday Nov 9

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


Apache Beam

Java 9

Deep Learning

Petabyte Scale Analytics


Stream Processing

Property-Based Testing


TC39 ECMAScript

Recommendation Engines



Architecting for Failure


Microservices Implementation



Brand Promise

Last Years Featured Speakers

Co-Creator Apache Kafka/Co-founder and CTO @Confluent
CTO @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...
Independent UX Consultant, Speaker & Author

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%


Last Year's Workshops





[SOLD OUT] Microservices w/ Spring Boot and Docker
Human-Centered Software Development
[SOLD OUT] Agile Mindset for Business Problems
[SOLD OUT] Go Microservices
Angular2 Forms
[SOLD OUT]Event Sourcing,CQRS &SOA: Event Sourcing
Continuous Application with Apache Spark 2.0


[SOLD OUT] Working in Distributed Agile Teams
RxJS 5 basics Workshop
Creative Problem Solving: 10x Thinking
Mastering .NET Memory Management
[SOLD OUT] Event Sourcing, CQRS &SOA: CQRS
[SOLD OUT] Beginning RxJava
Stream Processing with Apache Flink®
Go Microservices



Continuous dis-Integration: Red Team attacks
Kubernetes in Production with Jenkins
[NEW] Agile Mindset for Business Problems
Building Great Teams: Culture and Core Protocols
[SOLDOUT] Real-time Data Pipelines w/ Apache Kafka
React 101 Workshop
[SOLD OUT] Modelling with messages
Hands-on HTTP/2, a Fresh Start to The Web
Beginning RxJava


Mastering Chrome DevTools
Git Master Class by GitHub
Introduction to NLP using NLTK and Python
Self Awareness and Cultural Dynamics
AWS Lambda: Saving us from a Zombie Apocalypse
Building Your First App with Apache Mesos & DC/OS
Building a Killr Application with Apache Cassandra
[SOLD OUT] Realtime Data Pipelines w/ Apache Kafka

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


Information regarding the QCon hotel room block and rates will be forthcoming.

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


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


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.


Healthy QCon

Different menu items:

Vegan or Vegetarian 


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.


QCon by InfoQ

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