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Build better-connected teams in the heart of San Francisco.

With hybrid and remote working becoming the norm, team connectedness has become more important than ever. QCon San Francisco brings together international software development teams to connect over new ideas to current challenges, get clarity on emerging tech decisions, and build relationships that extend beyond the conference.

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We've helped 1000's of international software development teams improve their connectedness at QCon San Francisco since 2006
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It is easy to forget the fact that we are not alone when facing typical problems in software development. QCon not only provides practitioners' point of view, but it also helps teams to validate their ideas and plans by listening to others.

Yogesh Sood

QCon SF attendee, Senior Management @Tableau Software

Help your team feel better connected
at QCon San Francisco

Hybrid and remote working creates new challenges for software development teams to feel connected.
At QCon San Francisco, your team will find many ways to connect in person, professionally, and socially.

Connect over a light breakfast at the conference. Plan your day, catch up on key takeaways, share new ideas, meet new colleagues, and catch up with people you've not seen for a while.

Dedicated time for you to bounce ideas, problem-solve, and meet world-class senior software engineers to personalize your team's learning.

Work through the topics your team wants to focus on in facilitated sessions to generate new ideas for current challenges.

Work through the topics your team wants to focus on in facilitated sessions to generate new ideas for current challenges.

"I do really recommend QCon, and several of my team attend globally (QCon SF as well as London). It is one of the best-curated conferences that we have found that isn't focused on a singular technology stack or dominated by a small set of vendors.

It gives an excellent feel for the tech community, what's hot, what's not, what's coming, and is very inspirational to our senior devs and architects by giving them access to a broad range of cutting-edge topics that would otherwise be difficult to research if we were even aware of them at all.

We've taken away several ideas that have turned into significant projects internally (Kafka-mediated messaging being the latest) and have a handful of items that we explore after each conference.

QCon is both an inspiration and a way of ensuring that we haven't drifted too far from the technical "sweet spot" of our industry."

Greg Forshaw

QCon Attendee, Software Engineer @Orbis

Team connectedness beyond
QCon San Francisco

QCon isn't just about the conference. It is about connecting and spending quality face-to-face time with your team. Nothing can replace what happens when the whole team is together.

Fresh environment, fresh ideas

A change in scenery can increase happiness levels, boost productivity and awaken creativity. Give your team a chance to try something new, meet new people and step outside their comfort zone.

Bring together remote and hybrid teams

Unite your team to be inspired, solve problems together, welcome new team members, and connect as a team to build memories and relationships that last beyond the conference.

Fully immerse experience

Untether yourself from your desk and daily distractions. Immerse yourself in a new learning environment with new people, new ideas, and time to reflect.

Collaborate off-site, in local workspaces or coffee shops

Need some quiet time as a team? Escape the conference to work in one of the many coffee shops and workspaces. Or contact us if you'd like to hire a meeting space at the conference venue.

For me, it's hearing from people who live in the trenches vs sales. So much more value in this. We are also under pressure to be innovative, so hearing from early adopters of the upcoming tech can help make decisions on what might be interesting for us.

Lisa Torkos

Director, Application Architecture @MCAP

Explore San Francisco together

San Francisco is an unbeatable stage with many activities to enjoy as a team. Strengthen your team's culture and connectedness with memories you’ll talk about for years to come.

Top 5 things to do in San Francisco as a team

  • Alcatraz Island
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • The Waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Ride The San Francisco Cable Car System
  • Chinatown

Top 5 parks to explore together

  • Golden Gate Park
  • The Presidio
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Angel Island State Park
  • Muir Woods National Monument

Bonus team get-together ideas

  • Day Trip to Napa Valley
  • Catch a basketball game? Golden State Warriors
  • Visit Lombard Street the "Crookedest Street in San Francisco"
  • Book a Whale Tour

Top 5 places for an iconic taste of SF

  • Grab an Anchor Steam Beer from America's first craft brewery, founded in 1896.
  • Sourdough Bread from Boudin Sourdough
  • Mission Burrito in the Mission District
  • Seafood at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Dim Sum in Chinatown

6 reasons teams tell us why they attend QCon

1

Problem-solve together.

Learn from real-world technical talks. Share experiences and common challenges with peers and speakers to learn how they have solved similar issues. Your team won't find hidden marketing, sales pitches, or hype. Just technical talks from senior software practitioners like them.

2

Level up on skills.

Understand the practices, skills, and trends that matter most right now in software to focus your projects and team's growth.

3

Maximize insights.

Divide the agenda across your team to get the most value out of the conference to understand the emerging software trends you should pay attention to.

4

Learn together.

Connect as a team to help with team bonding, and sharing insights learned. Connect with colleagues you might not have seen for some time (or have not had the chance to meet yet).

5

Bring new ideas back to your team.

Learn peer validated actions to shape your software decisions, workflows, and roadmap. Share key takeaways, use cases, and best practices with the wider team over a 'lunch and learns' or team sessions.

6

Foster a culture of learning, growth, and mastery.

Inspire and excite passion in your team around like-minded professionals. Motivate your company by presenting a huge opportunity for professional development and solving complex software problems.

Due to QCon's focus on early-stage technology trends and the curated expert speakers, the material presented was visionary, fresh, and applicable for things we need to solve in our teams. The conference was well-facilitated, and the daily format (keynote/intro in AM introducing tracks) was compelling also."

Ben Rau

QCon SF Attendee, Architect (Technical/Solution), @Amway

Save with team discounts.

Teams as small as 3 attendees working for the same company are eligible for a group discount. For more details, email info@qconsf.com and mention the size of the group. Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively.

Team size Team discount
3-6 attendees Save up to $100 off each conference ticket
7-10 attendees Save up to $150 off each conference ticket
11-15 attendees Save up to $175 off each conference ticket
16+ attendees Save up to $190 off each conference ticket
QCon Difference

The QCon Difference

  • Senior software practitioners first.
  • Real-world technical talks.
  • No hidden marketing, no sales pitches, no hype.
  • Hand-picked speakers by an international committee.
  • 'We Care' experience: Healthy food, healthy environment, strict code of conduct.
  • Supporting thousands of senior software teams for 16 years.

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