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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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Top Sessions at QCon

Top 5 most attended

Dark Energy, Dark Matter and the Microservices Patterns?!

Chris Richardson

Creator of microservices.io, Java Champion, & Core Microservices Thoughtleader

Adopting Continuous Deployment at Lyft

Tom Wanielista

Senior Staff Software Engineer @Lyft

API Evolution Without Versioning

Brandon Byars

North America Head of Technology @thoughtworks

Dark Side of DevOps

Mykyta Protsenko

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

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 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


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

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 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 24

Building Modern Backends

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

Ex Researcher @Nasa, Engineering Fellow @ Adaptive Financial Consulting and a High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer

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.
Carmen Andoh

Hacker at @cue_lang, previously @google @golang @travisci

Oct 24


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 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.
Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

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, previously Director of HealtheIntent Architecture @Cerner Corporation & Lead Engineer @Garmin

Oct 25

Modern APIs: Building and Evolving

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

Laureate Application Architect @Blackbaud

Oct 25

Green Tech

Businesses from small startups to some of the largest companies are investing in green technologies and carbon neutral futures. Learn about how tech can help build a more sustainable future. Topics include: measuring carbon, decarbonizing products, & reducing climate impact through software.
Adrian Cockcroft

Former VP Amazon Sustainability Architecture @Amazon, previously @Netflix, founding member of eBay Research Labs, distinguished engineer @SunMicrosystems

Oct 25

Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success

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 26

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

How do the internet-scale tech giants deliver exceptional user experiences while supporting millions of users and billions of operations? 

Randy Shoup

Consulting CTO (formerly @eBay, @Google, @Stitch Fix)

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.
Casey Rosenthal

CEO, Co-Founder @verica_io

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

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.
Benjamin Dunphy

Founder @EventLoop and Organizer @Reactathon

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

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


Optional Workshops




Optional Workshops



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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.

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Workshop tickets are refundable until August 1st, 2022.

Workshop Topics



Thursday Oct 27 / 09:00AM PDT / HALF DAY


MLOps: A Framework to Build Reliable ML Systems [Half-Day]

Over the last decade Machine Learning has become ubiquitous, powering applications across a variety of domains - from web search to autonomous drones.

Nihit Desai

CTO and co-founder @RefuelAI, Previously staff engineer @Facebook, recommender systems @Instagram & search quality @LinkedIn


Friday Oct 28 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY


Istio Service Mesh [Full-Day]

As development moves toward cloud-native application development using containerized and distributed services, it has become essential for developers to understand how these services work together.

Eitan Suez

Content Engineer @Tetrate, Previously a technical instructor @ VMware and @Pivotal and Principal Consultant @ThoughtWorks

Peter Jausovec

Content Engineer @Tetrate


Thursday Oct 27 / 01:00PM PDT / HALF DAY


Deep Learning From Scratch [Half-Day]

Neural Networks continue to be the bleeding edge of Machine Learning, from smashing image benchmarks in the 2010s to powering ever-improving language models today. But how do they work “under the hood” - are there some graduate physics-level mathematical tricks involved, for example?

Seth Weidman

Data Scientist @SentiLink, Previously Data Scientist @Facebook, author of ‘Deep Learning From Scratch'


Friday Oct 28 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY


OpenTelemetry: See Inside Your Software with Observability [SOLD OUT]

Observability: when software teaches you what’s happening, what’s wrong, and what is slow. Modern software systems keep getting more and more interesting; this complexity is manageable with observability.

Jessica Kerr

Principal Developer Evangelist @honeycombio


Thursday Oct 27 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY


[SOLD OUT] Modern Spring Based Microservices on Kubernetes [9AM - 5PM]

Since 2014 Spring has been the leading framework for building microservices in the Java ecosystem.  A lot has changed over the past 8 years in both the Spring ecosystem and wider cloud ecosystem.

Adib Saikali

Principal Platform Architect @VMwareTanzu

Dan Dobrin

Enterprise App Mod Architect @googlecloud

beginner to intermediate

Thursday Oct 27 / 09:00AM PDT / HALF DAY


Lean UX - An Overview [Half-Day]

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn the basics of Lean/UX, taking a hands-on approach to incorporating UX directly into your development process.   Using a sample product idea, you will experience

Shane Hastie

Global Delivery Lead for SoftEd and Lead Editor for Culture & Methods at InfoQ.com

beginner to intermediate

Friday Oct 28 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY


Microfrontend Architecture [SOLD OUT]

In recent years web applications have drastically grown in size. Nowadays multiple teams and developers are working on the frontend alone. Quite often, this leads to communication and alignment issues together with longer times to market. A fresh alternative is the pattern of micro frontends.

Florian Rappl

Solution Architect @smapiot, Microsoft MVP


Friday Oct 28 / 01:00PM PDT / HALF DAY


Wardley Mapping [Half-Day]

Wardley Mapping is a practical approach to constructing a topographical business map that directs business decisions.

Zichuan Xiong

Principal @Thoughtworks

Karthik Krishnan

Technical Principal @Thoughtworks

Premanand Chandrasekaran

Head of Technology @Thoughtworks

intermediate to advanced

Thursday Oct 27 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY


Domain-Driven Design: A hands-on guide for practitioners [Full-Day]

While the IT industry prides itself on being at the very bleeding edge of technology, it also oversees a relatively high proportion of projects that fail outright or do not meet their originally intended goals for one reason or another.

Premanand Chandrasekaran

Head of Technology @Thoughtworks

Karthik Krishnan

Technical Principal @Thoughtworks

Zichuan Xiong

Principal @Thoughtworks

Thursday Oct 27 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY


[SOLD OUT] Creating a Kafka Streaming Data Pipeline [Full-Day]

Data is everywhere. It's being produced by almost everything around you. In order for businesses to be competitive, they need to build resilient, scalable systems that can efficiently tap into and react to this ever-increasing volume of data.   

Danica Fine

Senior Developer Advocate @Confluent

Lucia Cerchie

Developer Advocate @Confluent

beginner to intermediate

Friday Oct 28 / 09:00AM PDT / HALF DAY


Team Topologies [Half-Day]

Team Topologies is an organizational design practice that keeps software healthy and evolvable for optimized engineering culture and promised outcomes. This workshop introduces nine steps of running Team Topologies that help engineering leaders

Zichuan Xiong

Principal @Thoughtworks

Premanand Chandrasekaran

Head of Technology @Thoughtworks

Karthik Krishnan

Technical Principal @Thoughtworks

beginner to intermediate

Thursday Oct 27 / 01:00PM PDT / HALF DAY


Avoiding Hybrid Hell [Half-Day]

As organisations move out of the forced remote work of the pandemic into something new, employees have made it clear that working remotely can be effective and productive, in fact there is research which shows that remote work can be more productive than in-person.  

Shane Hastie

Global Delivery Lead for SoftEd and Lead Editor for Culture & Methods at InfoQ.com



Thursday Oct 27 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY

Friday Oct 28 / 09:00AM PDT / FULL DAY

Scaling Organizations and Technology [2-Day Training]

The difference in speed and quality between the highest- and lowest-performing technology organizations is more than 1000x. And as the elite organizations scale, they continue accelerating away from the pack.

Randy Shoup

Consulting CTO (formerly @eBay, @Google, @Stitch Fix)

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 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

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.

'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

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