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

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.

  • Green Tech
  • Rust
  • WASM
  • eBPF
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Scalable Configuration Managment
  • Infrastructure Unification
  • Cue Lang
Early Adopters
  • MLOps
  • Team Topologies
  • Staff+ Engineer Path
  • Service Meshes
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • Software Ethics
  • Feature Engineering
  • Mode Infrerence/Prediction
  • Observability Practices
  • Server-Driven Frontend
  • Decarbonizing the Grid
  • Operator Pattern for Non-Clustered Resources
  • Patterns & Heuristics Enabling Fast Flow
  • Open Policy Agent
  • Java 16
  • Paved Road
Early Majority
  • DevSecOps
  • DevOps in Practice
  • Kubernetes Strategies
  • Observability / Telemetry
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Operating Microservices
  • Data Engineering
  • GraphQL
  • Go Techniques & Patterns
  • DevEx
  • Reactive
  • Performance
  • Macroservices
  • Serverless: Orchestration & Choreography
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Patterns for Scale
  • IaC (Infrastructure as Code)
  • Polyglot Software Practices


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

Oct 26

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Marquee use case track, featuring well-known companies solving software challenges, past companies include: Google, Netflix, BBC, Twitter, Zoom, Snowflake, etc.
Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Oct 24

Architecting for Change at Scale

Change is one of the few constants in technology, so the better we are at enabling change at scale, the more we can focus on serving the needs of our customers. Design systems which are easy to evolve to keep up with the needs of the business while minimizing your risk and technical debt.
Haley Tucker

Senior Software Engineer for Productivity Engineering @Netflix

Oct 25

Modern APIs: Building and Evolving

Exploring patterns & practices building APIs with GraphQL, Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & API Gateways.
Thomas Betts

Senior Principal Software Architect @Blackbaud

Oct 25

Operating Microservices

Microservices solve numerous problems around cognitive load, velocity, isolation, and scalability -- if you do them right. Topics around: legacy integration, observability, reverting microservices, day 2 operations
Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Oct 24

Green Tech

Environmentally friendly production process and software.
Adrian Cockcroft

Former VP Amazon Sustainability Architecture @Amazon

Oct 25

"Just" Engineering Culture

Learn practices around how organizations can be free to admit and learn from mistakes and then build more resilient systems as a result.
Michelle Brush

Engineering Manager SRE @Google

Oct 26

Staff+ Engineer Path

The skills, secrets and what to expect if you want to grow and be successful on the technical path.
Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

Oct 25

Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow

Patterns and heuristics enabling fast flow and rapid evolution of modern software, including decision/sense making techniques, team dynamics, & technical practices.

Oct 24

Languages of Infra: Beyond YAML

Managing/provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration is just the start. Exploring: Cue, unification, OPA, Operator Pattern for Nonclustered Resources, Scalable Configuration Management.

Oct 26

Rethinking Our Relationship with the Frontend

Let's talk about the frontend, not with the tools we use but through the problems we're solving. re-usability, composition, abstraction, velocity, performance.
Shawn Wang

Head of Developer Experience @AirbyteHQ

Oct 24

Building Modern Backends

Polyglot, developer-focused track around Innovations building low-friction, performant backends powering software today.

Oct 24

"Before & After": Hybrid Work Strategies

Hybrid work, 4-day workweeks, remote work, working from a remote island, returning to the office and how all of these impact development productivity and, ultimately, careers.
James Stanier

Director of Engineering @Shopify

Oct 25


Emerging engineering discipline combining ML, DevOps and Data Engineering, topics: feature engineering, model dev, lifecycle management. Model Inference/Prediction, observability).
Hien Luu

Sr. Engineering Manager @DoorDash

Oct 26

Practical Security

How security needs to change to prioritize DevEX while balancing security risk tolerance. Topics around scaling auth/authz architecture, privacy at scale, securing public API endpoints, securing the cloud, insider threats, & the cost of security.
Julia Knecht

Manager, Security Platforms Engineering @Netflix

Oct 26

Effective SRE

Good SREs are pragmatic. They analyze, they use their big picture understanding of a service and how it fits into a wider system to come up with solutions that minimize impacts to others or provides positive impacts to others. These are their stories.

Health & Safety at QCon San Francisco 2022


COVID Attendance Requirements

All participants must either show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or show an official proof of a negative Covid test from either the current calendar day or the prior calendar day, or show proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 90 days. Full details can be found in our Terms & Conditions (paragraphs 6a, 6b, and 6c).


Face Masks Required

Face masks that fully cover your nose and mouth are required during the entire event. Exceptions for not wearing a mask are when you are drinking or eating in designated areas or presenting on stage. Please bring your own face mask. Substantial cloth masks, surgical masks, N95 masks, or KN95 masks are acceptable. Exhale valves or bandannas are not acceptable.


Morning COVID Vaccination or Testing Checks

Please plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the morning keynote to allow us time to check everyone’s COVID-19 vaccination or testing status. Once inside the venue, we are providing a light continental breakfast.


Cleaning and Sanitizing

We'll operate enhanced cleaning and frequent disinfecting, including all high traffic and high-touch areas such as restrooms, doors, lecterns, and elevators. The venue will use upgraded air filtration systems and provide hand sanitizer stations throughout.


Spaced Seating and Exhibit Areas

Seating configurations in the session rooms will be set to allow social distancing between attendees. The exhibition areas will follow similar spacing requirements.

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



Evolve your skills

Learn modern practices to future-proof your career with QCon Workshops.

Focused training.

Level-up on in-demand skills to future-proof your career.

Hands-on learning.

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.

Buy with confidence.

Workshop tickets are refundable until August 1st, 2022.

Tentative Workshop Topics

Topics coming early July 2022.

Architecture 2-Day Training

Domain Driven Design

Architecture Katas

Kubernetes (Introd/Intermediate)


Building Microservices with Go

Deep Learning / Neural Network Workshop

Operating Kubernetes (Advanced)

Building Recommender Systems

Building Microfrontends


RHands on Observability

Team Topologies and Interaction Patterns

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.

Social Events

Social Events

Conference Social, Exhibitor & Hospitality Receptions. Opportunities to mingle and network with speakers, attendees, editors and sponsors. Complimentary for all conference attendees.

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.

To learn more and reserve your hotel room, please visit the venue page.

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Vegan or Vegetarian

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

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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.

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We've been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 16 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.