International Software Development

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QCon San Francisco
Hyatt Regency - San Francisco

Software is changing the world

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community.

A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.


Covering innovative topics

Monday, 3 November

Tuesday, 4 November

Wednesday, 5 November


CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems
Cross-Team UI Technical Lead at Netflix
Ran Reddit, Netflix Reliability Architect
Responsible for Netflix Cloud Platform
Engineer, Pinterest
Head of Search Quality at LinkedIn
Search and Data Mining Engineer at Pinterest
Key contributor to Apache's Kafka & Samza
Turing Award Winner of Paxos and LaTeX


How DevOps and the Cloud Changed Google Engineering

It's no secret that conventional IT is going by the wayside as companies shed their legacy infrastructure and invest in shared resources. Google is riding...

Speaker Bio
Melody Meckfessel leads a team of 200+ engineers responsible for Developer Infrastructure for Google and its Cloud platform. Her team builds highly scalable systems, from IDEs and automated test systems to deployment through Google’s massive production environment. She is a hands-on technical leader with 18 years of experience building and maintaining large-scale distributed systems.
Programming Should Be More Than Coding

 Writing a program involves three tasks:

  1. Deciding what the program should do.
  2. Deciding how the program should do it.
  3. ...
Speaker Bio
2013 Turing Award Winner for "fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of distributed and concurrent systems,” much of the infrastructure implemented in places like is based on his research.
Bruce Schneier Security Keynote

Called a "Security Guru" by The Economist, he is the author of 12 books as well as the famous 'Schneier on Security' blog. He keynoted at QCon NY weeks...

Speaker Bio
Bruce Schneier is a cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer. Called a "security guru" by The Economist, he is the author of 12 books as well as the famous ‘Schneier on Security’ blog. He keynoted at QCon NY weeks after the Snowden leak about prism in 2013 and was one of the top rated keynotes. @schneierblog

SF Venue

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
USA 94111
Tel: +1 415 788 1234
Fax: +1 415 398 2567
Website: Hyatt Regency San Francisco



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