Social Events & Technical Networking

QCon SF 2012 provides several opportunities to network with colleagues, peers and speakers. QCon is known for the speakers to stay throughout the conference, interacting with attendees day and night. 

Exbibitors reception in the exhibition area
Wednesday 16:50 – 17:35

Wednesday before the Keynote we have a reception in the exhibition area. Please join us and enjoy refreshments, network with attendees, and meet the sponsors and the exhibitors. Location: Ballroom Foyer and Seacliff Foyer (Exhibition Areas)

Conference Welcome Party Sponsored by Basho
Wednesday 19:30 – 23.00 

Wednesday evening 19:30 all participants and speakers are invited to the QCon Conference Party with drinks and finger food. This is an excellent opportunity to mingle with speakers and network with other conference attendees. The event takes place at Thirsty Bear, 661 Howard Street, San Francisco. 

Open Space
Thursday 11:40 - 12:40

An unconference part of the conference, where the participants has the chance, under facilitation and guidance, to discuss the topics they find interesting and network with like-minded people. More information here.

Hospitality Suites sponsored by Oracle and VMware
Thursday 18:10 - 18:55

Enjoy drinks and appetizers and hear about the newest and latest from Oracle and VMware, a great opportunity to mingle with other attendees and speakers at the conference. Location: Hospitality Room (VMware) and Views Lounge (Oracle) at the Atrium Level

User Groups
Thursday 18:55 – 19:55

During the conference several user group meet-ups take place – all arranged in close association with local user groups. QCon SF supplies rooms and help user groups to get in contact with international speakers. Everyone can participate, you can register on the QCon SF website:

Meet the speakers
Friday 16:50 - 17:35

This is the last chance to chat with speakers, or get answers to the questions you never got the opportunity to ask. Grab a drink and start mingling with the speakers. Location: Hospitality Room at the Atrium Level



How to get to the conference party?

The event takes place at Thirsty Bear, 661 Howard Street, San Francisco. Busses will make continuous runs between the Hotel and Thirsty Bear so you can go and return as needed. If you prefer to walk it is a 17 min walk.


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