Uncover emerging software trends and practices to solve your complex engineering challenges, without the product pitches.

International software development conference.

QCon San Francisco brings together the world's most innovative senior software engineers, architects and team leads across multiple domains to share their real-world implementation of emerging trends and practices.

October 24-28, 2022 / Hyatt Regency - San Francisco


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Benefits of attending QCon San Francisco:

  • Learn from practitioners driving innovation and change in software.
  • Identify best practices from those working on in-production projects.
  • Uncover emerging trends and tools.
  • Focus on patterns & practices, not products or pitches.
  • Acquire implementable ideas for your projects.
  • Meet software leaders from innovator and early adopter companies.
  • Validate your software development roadmap.

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Understand the emerging software trends you should pay attention to

Learn from software leaders at early adopter companies on the trends and practices to inspire your decisions, workflows and roadmap.

  • Rust
  • Cutting Edge Performance
  • WASM
  • eBPF
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Project Loom
  • Java 16
  • DeFi
  • Federated Machine Learning
  • Differentiated Privacy
  • GPU/Vector Support for the JVM
Early Adopters
  • Software Ethics
  • Service Meshes
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • GraalVM (Compile to Native)
  • Cloud Native Adoption (Success & Failures)
  • Hybrid Work Strategies
  • Serverless: Orchestration vs Choreography
  • DevEx
  • Org Hacking
  • Security & Customer Trust
  • Becoming a Better Developer
  • Edge Architectures & Wins
  • Finegrained Access Control / Zero Trust
Early Majority
  • DevOps in Practice
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Remote Working / WFH Strategies
  • SRE
  • Observability / Telemetry
  • React
  • Kubernetes Strategies
  • Operating Microservices
  • API Ergonomics
  • Reactive Architectures
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Streaming Systems
  • Microservice Patterns & Antipatterns
  • Modern Data Pipelines
  • Backend as a Frontend
  • Kafka
  • Lean & Process Improvements

Preliminary Tracks

Discover some of the topics you will see at QCon San Francisco.

Languages of Infra: Beyond YAML

Rethinking Our Relationship with the Frontend

Building Modern Backends

"Before & After": Hybrid Work Strategies


Practical Security

Effective SRE

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Architecting for Change at Scale

Modern APIs: Building and Evolving

Operating Microservices

Green Tech

Blameless Culture

Staff+ Engineer Path

Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow

Schedule format

15 tracks spaced over 3 days.
15 workshops over 2 days.
4 Keynotes and 75 technical talks.
Speaker AMAs and Unconferences.

Below are approximate start and end-times. Agenda is subject to change


Track 1
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 2
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 3
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 4
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 5
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Solutions Track 1 (Sponsored)
Solutions Track 2 (Sponsored)
Conference Social




Track 6
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 7
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 8
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 9
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 10
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Solutions Track 3 (Sponsored)
Solutions Track 4 (Sponsored)
Exhibitor Reception




Track 11
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 12
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 13
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 14
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Track 15
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Solutions Track 5 (Sponsored)
Solutions Track 6 (Sponsored)
QCon Reception
Closing Keynote




Optional Workshops




Optional Workshops


What has always stood out for me has been QCon's commitment to its brand promises. First of all, it's focused on practitioner content. QCon conferences are all about the people that develop and work with future technologies. This starts from the Programming Committee, which comprises practitioners that are authorities in their domain.

Wes Reisz

QCon San Francisco Conference Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, Technology Leader, Engineer, & Technical Adviser

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The QCon difference

Real-world technical talks. No product pitches. Practical ideas to inspire you and your team.

Technical talks from early adopters driving innovation & change.

Get clarity on the use-cases of emerging trends you can adopt. Learn from the real-world successes and failures of software leaders.

Only patterns and practices. Not products and pitches.

Get up-to-speed on the new trends, techniques and ways of working being applied by people like you.

Real-world advice you can implement.

Inspire what’s next for your team and roadmap with real-world ideas shared directly by senior software engineers.

Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

Longer breaks between sessions to connect with attendees, speakers & sponsors or take time out to re-energize.


An unconference is a simple way to run productive, structured conversations for 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice and extraordinary change.

Join the Senior Software Engineers, Software Architects, and Technical Team Leads at QCon San Francisco

QCon San Francisco isn't just a software conference. It's the place where senior software engineers, tech leads, and software architects come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software industry.



Software Architects, 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

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency - San Francisco

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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.

Conference Location

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


Special rate for attendees(Possibility of early sell-out)

A booking link to make a room reservation will be added closer to the event.

QCon Healthy

Different menu items:

Vegan or Vegetarian

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See what past attendees and peers have to say on social media about #QConSF

Well done @InfoQ for an amazing & inspirational #QConSF! The conference gives a good glimpse at what's ahead of the hype cycle. Thanks to @InfoSupportBV for letting me attend. Still have 2 workshop days to look forward too!

Marco Kuiper

Excited to be working with these industry leaders to design & deliver an amazing software architecture conference experience! #QconSF @randyshoup @probst_kathrin @chemphill @gwenshap @rwitoff @wesreisz

Karen Casella (she/her)

QCon is a kind of mirror reflecting where the world is going. That is exactly the main benefit that you may get from attending

Past QCon Attendee

QCon has practical information that I can bring back with me and be productive within the work environment. I would recommend QCon to any senior level engineer or aspiring technology architect.

Past QCon SF attendee

Due to QCon's focus on early stage technology trends and the curated expert speakers, the material presented was visionary, fresh, and applicable for things we need to solve in our teams. The conference was well-facilitated, and the daily format (keynote/intro in AM introducing tracks) was compelling also.

Past QCon SF attendee

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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.