QCon San Francisco 2023 Social Events & Peer Sharing

social events

Monday, Oct 2nd

QCon Conference Social 

Not all networking happens on the conference floor! Grab a cold drink and a bite to eat and join us at the QCon Conference Social! There you'll enjoy great conversations with other leading senior software engineers, software architects, team leaders, speakers and editors. 

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. Grand Ballroom Foyer & Pacific Level
  • Dry Snacks & Drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine) 
  • Complimentary for all conference attendees (badge required)

Tuesday, Oct 3rd

Women & Allies in Tech Breakfast

Designed to support and connect women and allies during QCon, the Women & Allies in Tech breakfast will be open for all attendees to join beginning at 7:30.

We will kick it off with some remarks by one of our QCon speakers, Sarah Aslanifar, followed by a chance to meet each other, share experiences, and make new connections.

  • 7:30 am - 8:45 am
  • QCon will provide a continental breakfast buffet
  • Location: Waterfront AB, Atrium level
  • Complimentary for all conference attendees (badge required)

Capacity for this session is limited, to save your seat, please register for the session.

Exhibitor Reception  

Enjoy the reception and meet our exhibiting sponsors.  

  • 5:55pm - 6:40pm
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero - Exhibitor Areas (Grand Ballroom Foyer & Pacific Floor)
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, dry snacks 
QCon Closing Reception

Wednesday, Oct 4th

QCon Closing Reception

Join us for light refreshments prior to the Closing Keynote. You can discuss the emerging trends and use cases you learned about at QCon SF 2023; exchange contact information with your new connections, and talk about how you'll implement best practices! It's the perfect way to say goodbye before heading to the Closing Keynote session. 

  • 4:45pm - 5:15pm
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, dry snacks 
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero - Grand Ballroom Foyer

Monday to Wednesday

Peer-sharing in the Unconference sessions

You can add and get value in return when attending the Unconference peer-sharing sessions. In Unconference sessions, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme of strategic importance. Check out the QCon schedule for more details.

5-minute Attendee Lightning Talks 

Are you working on an interesting project? Have you had a major technical breakthrough in your organization? Has your team uncovered insights about new and exciting technologies?

Share with your peers at QCon San Francisco! During QCon, we are offering all conference attendees the opportunity to put together a 5-minute lightning talk and share their knowledge with the rest of the QCon community. 

Propose your topic through your GitHub account.

QCon 1:1s

Sign up to get matched with a QCon attendee facing similar challenges!

Are you looking to meet others facing similar challenges or to make new connections in your space? Sign up to get matched with a QCon attendee and have a 1:1 chat about the topics that brought you here. You will be introduced to your QCon attendee via email during the week before QCon.You have signed up to be introduced to another QCon attendee and will receive an email introduction from the QCon team.

Sign up for QCon 1:1s through your My Account page.

Lunch Discussions Tables

Join one of the topic tables during lunch and mingle with attendees who share your interests.


  • Staff-Plus Engineering
  • Architectures 
  • Modern Languages 
  • MLOps


  • Platform Engineering
  • Platforms
  • Java 
  • Resilient Architectures 


  • Cloud Native Development
  • JavaScript & Frontends
  • Building for Scale 
  • AI and ML