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.

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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 $2,720 until June 27th

Video-Only Pass:   $590 Early bird price $530 until August 22nd

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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.
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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

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.

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 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

Green Tech

Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Effective SRE

Practical Security

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

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

Attend in-person. Or watch recordings only.

Pick a learning pace that works for you.

Immersive all in-person experience

Immersive all
in-person 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 work generate new ideas to current challenges.

On-demand access

Access video recordings post-event

Get access to professionally edited session recordings from Oct 20th.

Flexible online experience

Set your own
learning pace

Watch video recordings over 3 months from the date of release.

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 7th, 2023.

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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

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

Willem Meints

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.

Chandra Cherukuri
Software Engineer @Quantcast

'We Care' experience

A safe place where everyone is welcome

Enforced Code of Conduct

All-Gender restroom

Prayer room

Lactation room

Quiet areas

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

Diversity scholarships

Community events

DEI guidelines for track hosts and speakers

All-day coffee

On-demand access for 90 days

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.

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Reserve your room here. Rooms are limited and they do sell out fast, we encourage you to book your reservation early to avoid missing out. To learn more, please visit the venue page.

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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.



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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 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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