Adopt the right

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.

QCon San Francisco international software development conference.
November 18-22, 2024.


In-person:   $3,350 Early bird price $2,150 until March 12th

Buy your ticket now and save with our early bird pricing

We've helped thousands of senior software engineers, software architects and tech leaders adopt the right patterns & practices for over 18 years.
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Level-up on emerging software trends

Get assurance you're adopting the right patterns and practices

  • Green Tech
  • Rust
  • WASM
  • eBPF
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Scalable Configuration Management
  • Infrastructure Unification
  • Cue Lang
Early Adopters
  • MLOps
  • Team Topologies
  • Staff+ Engineer Path
  • Service Meshes
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • Software Ethics
  • Feature Engineering
  • Mode Inference/Prediction
  • Observability Practices
  • Server-Driven Frontend
  • Decarbonizing the Grid
  • Operator Pattern for Non-Clustered Resources
  • Patterns & Heuristics Enabling Fast Flow
  • Open Policy Agent
  • Java 17 (LTS)
  • 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
Learn the emerging trends

Learn the emerging trends

Curated trends our Program Committee believe have the most impact in software development.

Explore the use cases

Explore the use cases

Learn how real-world practitioners are applying the tech to help you solve common problems.

Implement the best practices

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.

Jonathan Tanye

Director Of Research Development @MineX 360 Services

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.

Dio Synodinos

President of C4Media, makers of InfoQ and QCon

Explore the Provisional Tracks

Discover what you’ll learn

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Innovations in Data Engineering

Connecting Systems: APIs, Protocols, Observability

Engineering Leadership for All

Cloud-Native Engineering

Platforms, People & Process; Delivering Great Developer Experiences

What's next in GenAI and Large Language Models (LLMs)

Emerging Trends in the Frontend and Mobile Development

Performance Engineering Unleashed: Powering Efficiency and Innovation

Securing Modern Software

Architecture for the Age of AI

Efficient Programming Languages

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

Vipra Ramtekkar

Development Engineer @ING

Learn from senior software engineers

Real-world technical talks from software leaders at early adopter companies

Domain leaders

Learn what's next from world-class leaders pushing the boundaries.

Relatable challenges

Learn how senior developers are solving the challenges you face.

Diverse perspectives

Get new ideas and perspectives across multiple domains.

Valuable lessons

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 hype

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.

Mike Murray

Senior Director, Software Engineering@DriveTime

Actionable ideas. New perspectives.

A learning path that works for you.

Immersive all in-person experience

Immersive experience

Free yourself from your distractions, connect with peers, and learn innovative ideas.

Problem-solve at unconference sessions

Problem-solve at
unconference sessions

Join facilitated sessions to help you generate new ideas to current challenges.

Flexible online experience

Unwind at QCon
social events

Connect with peers and reflect on your learnings at our social events.

On-demand access

Access video recordings after the conference

Get 6 months access to professionally edited session recordings after the conference.

Add training days to your pass.

Evolve your skills to future-proof your career.

Focused training

Focused training.

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

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning.

Practical projects. Step-by-step walk throughs. Built in reflection time.

Upskill with domain experts

Upskill with domain experts.

Master best practices from software domain experts.

Small class sizes

Small class sizes.

Get quality time with instructors to support your learning.

Choice of training lengths

Choice of training lengths.

Half-day, one day or two day training options.

Buy with confidence

Buy with confidence.

Training tickets are refundable until September 23, 2024.

Loved by senior software developers like you

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

Engineering is about solving problems.. Sometimes we solve these problems by writing code 😀 .. Thank you @randyshoup for the beautiful training and energetic presentation and collaboration between the attendees. #QConSF #SoftwareEngineer #Coding



Classic #QConSF problem: too many cool topics. Loving it

Willem Meints


2nd day of #QConSF was quite literally earth shattering. And not just because of the 5.1 magnitude earthquake nearby. Lots of ground breaking topics and discussions. What's in store for us on day 3 I wonder. 😅

Mick Zivkovic


I had an absolute blast at @QConSF, hands down the best speaker experience I’ve ever had! Major shout out to @InfoQ for being as thoughtful as they are in organizing the event. #QConSF

Frederic 🧊 Branczyk @fredbrancz


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)!

Marjorie Freeman


Just realized that @QConSF closing keynote speaker is THE @KentBeck This conference just keeps getting better and better

Dev Agrawal

'We Care' experience

A safe place where everyone is welcome

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Enforced Code of Conduct

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All-Gender restroom

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Prayer room

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Lactation room

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Quiet areas

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Sessions feedback for constant improvement

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Badge optimized for peer-sharing

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Accessible event space

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Variety of food options (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, special diet meals)

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Detailed food labels

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Diversity scholarships

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Community events

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DEI guidelines for track hosts and speakers

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All-day coffee

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Access to video recordings for 6 months

QCon San Francisco 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/or make a reservation at the special conference rate, 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

QCon San Francisco brought to you by the makers of QCon and InfoQ

We've been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 18 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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