QCon San Francisco 2023 is a wrap!
Thank you to the 970+ senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads who joined us at QCon San Francisco 2023. Take a look at the conference highlights. Catch up with the session videos you missed. See what people had to say on social about #QConSF. Over 120 software leaders driving innovation and change shared their practical insights and use cases to help attendees validate their technical roadmap. QCon San Francisco attendees told us how the event helped them find solutions to their challenges, adopt the right software innovations and practices, and reduce uncertainty on which technologies should be part of their roadmap. Join us at our next QCon San Francisco international software development conference (November 18-22, 2024).
QCon San Francisco focused on emerging software trends and innovations
Technical talks from over 120 software domain experts focused on innovation and change. Talks focused on patterns & practices, not products and pitches. Attendees learned implementable ideas they could apply after the event.
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Engineering is about solving problems.. Sometimes we solve these problems by writing code 😀 .. Thank you @randyshoup for the beautiful workshop and energetic presentation and collaboration between the attendees. #QConSF #SoftwareEngineer #Coding
"This is a conference for software practitioners, by practitioners" Loving the #QConSF opening from @wesreisz and Pia. We're always open to feedback on the sessions, nd we have lightning talks and 1&1s this year!
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#QConSF Attending the Interesting Track today Architectures You’ve Always Wonder About
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2023 Topics and Tracks
Behind every QCon is a Program Committee of senior software leaders who curate the essential topics you need to know about. A track is a peer-curated day of talks around important topics in software. Take a look at the QCon San Francisco 2023 topics and tracks.
Oct 02The 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.
Technical Principal @thoughtworks, Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, & QCon SF 2023 PC Chair, Previously Platform Architect @VMware
Oct 02OLTP/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.
Chief Architect @Datazoom, Committer/PMC Apache Airflow, Previously: Netflix, LinkedIn, eBay, Etsy, & PayPal
Oct 02Provisioning 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.
Oct 02Come 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.
Staff Engineer @Carta, Previously at Lob, Simple Habit, and Nordstromrack.com|HauteLook
Oct 03Anything your system depends on can fail, and eventually will. Build systems that continue to perform successfully in the presence of failures.
Staff Software Engineer @Netflix with over 20 years in Software Engineering
Oct 03If 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.
Java Champion, Co-author of "Mastering API Architecture", Independent Technical Consultant, and InfoQ News Manager
Oct 03Modern 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
Sr. Engineering Manager @DoorDash & Author of Beginning Apache Spark 3, Speaker and Conference Committee Chair
Oct 03Dive 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.
Java Champion, Author of JVM Performance Engineering, JVM Performance Expert @Microsoft, First Lego League Coach, Advocate for STEAM + kids
Oct 04Cloud 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.
Co-Founder & CEO @Momento, previously @NASA and @Amazon
Oct 04Deep 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.
Board Member @sfconservancy.org, openinfra.dev, and openusage.org
Oct 04It’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.
Director of Engineering @Snowflake
Oct 04As 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.
Partner & Head of Product, Engineering, and Design (PXEL) @WestMonroe
Learn actionable insights to help you adopt the right technologies and practices.
Use Engineering Strategy to Reduce Friction and Improve Developer Experience
CTO @Carta, Author of "An Elegant Puzzle" and "Staff Engineer"
From Mainframes to Microservices - the Journey of Building and Running Software
Staff Engineer @Monzo Focused on Designing and Operating Distributed Systems, Previously @Citymapper
Generative AI: Shaping a New Future for Fraud Prevention
Co-Founder of Oscilar and Confluent, & Co-Creator of Apache Kafka
Top Sessions at QCon San Francisco 2023
Top 5 best voted
Distributed Systems Engineer @Netflix Working on Online Datastores and Data Abstractions
Staff Software Engineer @Stripe with over 35 years of software engineering experience across both academia and industry
Founding Engineer @Tetrateio & NIST co-author on security, prev core services @GoogleCloud
Senior Distinguished Engineer @Capital One Leading All Things Serverless, Ex-AWS WW Serverless Tech Lead
Principal Engineer @Honeycomb, Building Operable Systems with Resilience and Business Value
Top 5 most attended
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Sai Pragna Etikyala
Technical Lead @Twilio
Principal Engineer @Split, Blogger, and Speaker, Previously @Box
Senior Principal Engineer @AWS Lambda
How Do We Talk to Each Other? How Surfacing Communication Patterns in Organizations Can Help You Understand and Improve Your Resilience
Founder and CEO @jeli_io, Founder of Learning From Incidents (LFI) Online Community and Conference
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