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Architectures You've Always Wondered About

The Architectures You've Always Wondered About track explores real-world examples of innovative companies pushing the limits with modern software systems. Speakers shares stories of how they have scaled their systems to handle massive amounts of traffic, data, and complexity in some of world's most recognized software shops.
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Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks, Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, & QCon SF 2023 PC Chair, Previously Platform Architect @VMware

Oct 2

Modern Data Engineering & Architectures

OLTP/OLAP DBs, caches, object stores, search engines, graph DBs, data streams, vector DBs, and the like represent the many forms data takes to be suitable to its many uses. Come learn about new technologies, practices, and trends shaping the way you will work with data.
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Sid Anand

Chief Architect @Datazoom, Committer/PMC Apache Airflow, Previously: Netflix, LinkedIn, eBay, Etsy, & PayPal

Oct 2

Languages of Infra: Beyond YAML

Provisioning infrastructure through machine readable configuration has been a key enabler of the cloud and the growth of automation. But to move away from manual and non repeatable work we have instead ended up with megabytes, sometimes gigabytes of YAML and similar languages, with a variety of templating and generation tools. A new generation of tools is moving away from this YAML sprawl towards code and other approaches. This track explores a variety of these approaches, with talks both from practitioners and from those who have brought new tools and processes into creation because they have a strong vision beyond the status quo.
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Justin Cormack

CTO @Docker

Oct 2

Staff+ Engineering Skills

Come learn from practitioners putting the key concepts noted in Tanya Reilly’s "The Staff Engineer’s Path" and Will Larson’s "Staff Engineer" into a digestible format with helpful takeaways.
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Krys Flores

Staff Engineer @Carta, Previously at Lob, Simple Habit, and Nordstromrack.com|HauteLook

Oct 2

Designing for Resilience

Anything your system depends on can fail, and eventually will. Build systems that continue to perform successfully in the presence of failures.
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Javier Fernandez-Ivern

Staff Software Engineer @Netflix with over 20 years in Software Engineering

Oct 3

Platform Engineering Done Well

If done well, platform engineering can help organizations to deliver software faster, more reliably, and more securely. We'll discuss the best practices for building and maintaining a successful platform to create one that is scalable, adaptable, and secure.
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Daniel Bryant

Java Champion, Co-author of "Mastering API Architecture", Independent Technical Consultant, and InfoQ News Manager

Oct 3

Modern ML: GenAI, Trust, & Path2Prod

Modern machine learning (ML) is a rapidly evolving field. We'll explore the latest trends in ML, focusing on three key areas: generative AI (GenAI), trust, and path to production. You'll learn how these areas are shaping the future of ML, and how they can be used to build more powerful and reliable ML systems
Speaker image - Hien Luu
Hien Luu

Sr. Engineering Manager @DoorDash & Author of Beginning Apache Spark 3, Speaker and Conference Committee Chair

Oct 3

JVM Trends: Charting the Future of Productivity & Performance

Dive deep into the transformative potential of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as it consistently reshapes the realm of high-performance applications. This track is set to unravel the most recent breakthroughs and best practices in JVM development. Our journey will pivot around three foundational pillars: system optimization, developer productivity, and the evolution towards cloud-native transitions.
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Monica Beckwith

Java Champion, Author of JVM Performance Engineering, JVM Performance Expert @Microsoft, First Lego League Coach, Advocate for STEAM + kids

Oct 3

Architecting for the Cloud

Cloud is a mindset - not a destination. The elasticity and plethora of services available are double-edged swords: used well, you can really accelerate the pace of innovation for your company - but left unchecked, you can explode the cost and complexity in your ecosystem.
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Khawaja Shams

Co-Founder & CEO @Momento, previously @NASA and @Amazon

Oct 4

Deep Tech: Pushing the Boundaries of Hardware+Software

Deep tech is used to describe technologies that are evolving at the hardware level to support, refine, or extend the capabilities of our familiar system software stacks, and have the potential to revolutionize industries or create new ones. This track will explore the latest trends in deep tech, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, IoT/Edge, security, quantum computing, and more. Speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of these technologies, and how they are being used to solve real-world problems.
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Allison Randal

Board Member @sfconservancy.org, openinfra.dev, and openusage.org

Oct 4

Emerging Trends in the Frontend

It’s a fascinating time to be a frontend developer! We are seeing the rise of new frameworks that are driving a deeper integration of client and server allowing frontend developers to better leverage the advantages of both.
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Jeff Wagner

Director of Engineering @Snowflake

Oct 4

Lessons in Building Organization Resilience

As we have all come to learn, the only constant is change. Speakers will not only cover how best to handle changes and disruptions, but how to build on them, creating opportunities for you and your teams to emerge stronger than before.
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Courtney Hemphill

Partner & Head of Product, Engineering, and Design (PXEL) @WestMonroe

Oct 4

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Vipra Ramtekkar

Development Engineer @ING

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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.

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Director Of Research Development @MineX 360 Services

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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

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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)!

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

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

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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.

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Software Engineer @Quantcast

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