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, 13 November

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Architectural practices from the world's most well-known properties, featuring startups, massive scale, evolving architectures, and software tools used by nearly all of us.

  • DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

    Pushing DevOps beyond adoption into cultural change. Hear about designing resilience, managing alerting, CI/CD lessons, & security. Features lessons from open source, Linkedin, Netflix, Financial Times, & more. 

  • Performance Mythbusting

    Real world, applied performance proofs across stacks. Hear performance consideratiosn for .NET, Python, & Java. Learn performance use cases with OpenJ9, Instagram, and Netflix. 

  • 21st Century Languages

    Compile to Native, Microservices, Machine learning... tailor-made languages solving modern challenges, featuring use cases around Go, Rust, C#, and Elm.

  • Beyond Being an Individual Contributor

    Beyond being an individual contributor. Building and Evolving managers and tech leadership.

  • The Practice & Frontiers of AI

    Learn about machine learning in practice and on the horizon. Learn about ML at Quora, Uber's Michelangelo, ML workflow with Netflix Meson and topics on Bots, Conversational interfaces, automation, and deployment practices in the space.

  • Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Tuesday, 14 November

Wednesday, 15 November

  • The Art of Chaos Engineering

    Failure is going to happen - Are you ready? Chaos engineering is an emerging discipline - What is the state of the art?

  • Going Serverless

    Learn about the state of Serverless & how to successfully leverage it! Lessons learned in the track hit on security, scalability, IoT, and offer warnings to watch out for.

  • Security: Attacking and Defending

    Offense and defensive security evolution that application developers should know about including SGX Enclaves, effects of AI, software exploitation techniques, & crowd defense

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied trends in Computer Science that are likely to affect Software Engineers today. Topics include category theory, crypto, CRDT's, logic-based automated reasoning, and more.

  • Web as Platform

    All things Browser, from JavaScript Frameworks for animation and AR / VR to Web Assembly and from protocol work to open standards evolution.

  • Building Great Engineering Cultures

    Why engineering culture matters. Track features org scaling, memes as a culture tool, Ally skills, and panels on diversity / inclusion. 

  • Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise

Bring trends from innovator and early adopter companies home to your team



Java 9

Deep Learning



SQL over Streams

SGX Enclave

Data Engineering


Infrastructure Orchestration

Machine Learning / AI





Chaos Engineering


Microservices Implementation




Brand Promise
  • I wanted to speak at QCon because it was clear they were creating a high quality, highly collaborative conference with some of the top minds in the industry. The effort they put into helping speakers meet or exceed the audience expectations is something I haven't experienced before.

    - Jim Plush (Speaker)
    Sr Director of Engineering @CrowdStrike
  • I'm passionate about improving team dynamics, and QCONSF was the perfect venue to connect with other leaders in the tech industry.

    - Matt Sakaguchi (Speaker)
    Site Reliability Manager @Google
  • QCon does a great job at ensuring great content, speakers and a fantastic overall conference experience. It is the best tech conference I have spoken at.

    - Neha Narkhede (Speaker)
    Co-Creator Apache Kafka/Co-founder and CTO @Confluent
  • I've done three talks at Qcon and I will totally come back again. Qcon, unlike other conferences, is a very practitioner focused conference and amasses a great talent density of smart people.

    - Nikhil Dandekar (Speaker)
    Leads NLP @Quora
  • Qcon was great to hear practitioners talk about solving real problems, whether technical or social. The result is a concentration of great quality talks overall, which is hard to find elsewhere, and time to share with other practitioners is really fruitful in sharing real experiences.

    - Arthur Wiedmer
    Senior Developer @Airbnb
  • QCon is a great learning experience, with many experienced speakers across many companies.

    - Alexander Leung
    Architect: Technical/Application (platform specific) @Microsoft
  • QCon focuses on software, performance and next standards. Great speakers and atendees give me inspirations and knowledge. Thank you very much!

    - Hirotaka Wakabayashi
    Software Developer @Yahoo Japan Corporation
  • Great to learn what leading engineering companies are doing and how they architect with their systems.

    - Mandar Pathak
    Software Developer @Adobe Systems Inc

Engineers over Evangelists,
Practitioners over Trainers/Coaches,
Team Leads over Consultants

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QCon SF 2018 Venue & Hotel

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, California
USA 94111
Tel: +1 415 788 1234


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Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

Mingle and network with other attendees, speakers & sponsors.
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.
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