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Helping senior software developers adopt
new technologies and practices.

Learn from a global professional engineering community.
Adopt the right software innovations and practices.
Discover your future tech vision.


InfoQ Dev Summit Munich

Sept 26-27, 2024 Register

QCon San Francisco

November 18-22, 2024 Register

QCon London

April 7-9, 2025 Register

QCon focuses on emerging software trends and innovations

Stay ahead of the adoption curve

  • Rust
  • Cutting Edge Performance
  • WASM
  • eBPF
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Project Loom
  • Java 16
  • DeFi
  • Federated Machine Learning
  • Differentiated Privacy
  • GPU/Vector Support for the JVM
  • Software Ethics
  • Multicloud Practices
  • Hybrid Work Strategies
  • Service Mesh
  • GraalVM (Compile to Native)
  • Cloud Native Adoption (Success & Failures)
  • Micro Frontends
  • Serverless: Orchestration vs Choreography
  • DevEx
  • Org Hacking
  • Security & Customer Trust
  • Becoming a Better Developer
  • Edge Architectures & Wins
  • Finegrained Access Control / Zero Trust
  • DevOps in Practice
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Remote Working / WFH Strategies
  • SRE
  • Observability / Telemetry
  • React
  • Kubernetes Strategies
  • Operating Microservices
  • API Ergonomics
  • Reactive Architectures
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Streaming Systems
  • Microservice Patterns & Antipatterns
  • Modern Data Pipelines
  • Backend as a Frontend
  • Kafka
  • Lean & Process Improvements

Technical talks from software leaders pushing the

Talks driving Innovation and Change
Patterns & Practices, not Products and Pitches
Implementable Ideas

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I love the QCon vibe. Everybody is down to earth and open to showing and talking about how they solve real-world complex problems. The speakers are top-notch and represent the state of the art in the industry. I like that there is no product/marketing aspect to the main tracks. I always leave QCon feeling refreshed, and eager to return to work and tackle something new!

Kerrie Clark Architect @Capital One Finance
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Scaling Infrastructure Engineering at Slack

Julia Grace Director of Engineering @Apple
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Baby Got Feedback: How to Give and Take Feedback Like A Boss

Sarah Hagan Research and Analytics Manager, (People & Culture) @Smartsheet
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I love the variety of topics. It is my annual recap of the technology industry and helps me keep up with what the industry considers modern and state of the art. And mostly I like the fact that people are open about sharing both their successes and failures.

Nikhil Mohan Senior MTS/ Engineering @Salesforce
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QCon provides an opportunity to obtain new ideas and approaches to developing software. I have and would continue recommending QCon to anyone interested in keeping up with the latest trends by learning from those who are defining those trends.

Jeff Hollar Architect @Cisco
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Monolith Decomposition Patterns

Sam Newman Thought Leader in Microservices, CI/CD, and Cloud
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Multi-Tenancy in Kubernetes

Katharina Probst Senior Engineer Manager @Google
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QCon provides access to use-cases and practical information that truly delivers value for short-term adoption. Organizers are accessible and committed to excellence.

Higor Granzoto Senior Developer @Padtec

Join the Software Developers, Technical Team Leads and Senior Engineers who attend QCon.

QCon isn’t just a software conference. It’s the place where senior software engineers, tech leads, and architects come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software industry.

Technical Team Lead and Higher, including:
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  • Engineering Manager / Team Lead
  • Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)
  • Architect (Technical/Solution)
  • Enterprise / Chief / Principal Architect
Senior Developer / Engineer
Software Developer / Programmer / Engineer

What to expect from QCon

Gather inspiration from your peers to help solve your tough problems.
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QCon is a great place for industry leaders to share what they've learned, techniques they've discovered, and pitfalls to avoid without an overarching sponsor presence.
Michael Villalobos Engineering Manager @FairFinancial
Be inspired by software leaders pushing the boundaries.

Discover new ideas and insights from practitioners at innovator and early adopter companies.

Find new solutions to your software challenges.

Share experiences and common challenges with peers and speakers.

Discover new software innovations.

Hear what are the new tech trends and what should be on your radar.

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Great opportunity to network and to see or hear about new tech products/patterns/industry standards. QCon is an excellent platform that gives a glimpse of why and how tech companies, processes and professionals are different in the valley.
Meya Venkatachalam Software Developer @Datascan
Build relationships and network with a global developer community.
Be part of a powerful global developer community driving innovation.

Spend time with global peers and become part of the wider software developer community.

Hallway conversations with speakers and peers.

Have onsite and offsite conversations with speakers and peers to learn how real-world practitioners are solving tough software problems.

Meet new people, meet old friends.

Create valuable connections at a conference where attendee to speaker ratio is 11 to 1.

It’s not just about the tech. It’s about you too.
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I was very surprised to find that I enjoyed QCon, I never enjoy conferences. As a female engineer and introvert I find them noisy and tiring and not usually that informative. You have really nailed it with QCon. You are openly supportive of women in Engineering. You have minorities right up there at the front giving inspiring keynote speeches.
Annette Tisdale PHP Engineer @BabyCenter
A safe place where everyone is welcome and able to express themselves.

Enjoy a conference experience where you feel empowered to succeed in adopting new technology and practices.

Focus on non-tech topics including building and scaling high-performing teams.

Discover a wide variety of topics from personal development to socially conscious software or diversity and inclusion in the software industry.

Great minds need time to recharge.

Enjoy longer breaks between sessions to connect or re-energize. Find your quiet space in our lounge, prayer room or family room. Enjoy a healthy lunch and vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options.

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