Uncover emerging trends and practices from the world’s most innovative software professionals.

Online software development conference.

QCon Plus is an online conference for senior software engineers, architects and team leads. Deep-dive with world-class software leaders on the patterns, practices, and use cases leveraged by the world’s most innovative software professionals.

November 1-12, 2021 / Online

QCon focuses on emerging
software trends and innovations

Deep-dive with leading software practitioners from early adopter companies on the trends that matter in software development and technical leadership.

Innovators
  • 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
Early Adopters
  • Software Ethics
  • Service Meshes
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • GraalVM (Compile to Native)
  • Cloud Native Adoption (Success & Failures)
  • Hybrid Work Strategies
  • Serverless: Orchestration vs Choreography
  • DevEx
  • Org Hacking
  • Security & Customer Trust
  • Becoming a Better Developer
  • Edge Architectures & Wins
  • Finegrained Access Control / Zero Trust
Early Majority
  • 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

Interact in real-time with
world-class domain experts.

QCon Plus is interactive. Connect and learn with speakers and like-minded peers to get answers to your questions.

Interactive sessions

A safe space for real-time connections and detailed questions with world-class domain experts and a global community of peers.

Unconference sessions

Raise the topics you’d like to explore with your peers.

Async conversations

Engage with speakers and peers in our Slack community.

On-demand talks

Watch all presentations on-demand at your convenience. Talks are available for 3 months after the conference.

2021 Tracks

QCon Plus online features 16 tracks across 2 weeks.

Schedule format

16 tracks spaced over 2 weeks.
64 technical talks with live Q&As.
Unconference sessions.

Below are approximate start and end-times. Agenda is subject to change

Week

1
MON
Nov 1
Track 1
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Keynote Track 2
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Sponsored Case Study
Track 3
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
TUE
NOV 2
Track 4
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 5
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Sponsored Case Study
Track 6
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
     
WED
NOV 3
Track 7
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 8
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Sponsored Case Study
THU
NOV 4
Unconference Sessions
Sponsored Labs
FRI
NOV 5
Sponsored Labs
PDT 8:00am 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm
EDT 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm
Time GMT 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm
EET 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Week

2
MON
NOV 8
Track 9
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 10
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Sponsored Case Study
Track 11
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
     
TUE
NOV 9
Track 12
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 13
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Sponsored Case Study
Track 14
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
     
WED
NOV 10
Track 15
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 16
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Keynote Sponsored Case Study
THU
NOV 11
Unconference Sessions
Sponsored Labs
FRI
NOV 12
Sponsored Labs
PDT 8:00am 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm
EDT 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm
Time GMT 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm
EET 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 12:00pm

What to expect at QCon Plus

Technical talks from software leaders pushing the boundaries.

Talks Driving Innovation & Change.

Learn from world-class domain experts driving innovation and change in software.

Patterns and Practices, not Products and Pitches.

Identify best practices from those working on real-world projects.

Real-world Advice You Can Implement.

Acquire implementable ideas for your projects.

Experience QCon Plus your way

We’ve created safe environments for you to learn in a way that suits you.

Plan around your schedule.

Multi-task by listening to talks whilst working your day job.

Build a personal event schedule.

Create a personal schedule with our schedule builder to focus on the topics you want to level up on.

Ask questions on shared challenges.

Interact with speakers live in chat, Slack and in Zoom to get answers to your questions.

Learn as a team.

Come together around inspiring technical talks. Generate new ideas as a team, solve problems, and set actionable takeaways.

We’ve designed QCon Plus to help you learn from the experts and connect with like-minded peers. Sessions are composed of keynotes from world-class practitioners, deep-dives into tech with the leading authorities, Q&As, and an opportunity to engage with peers to help answer your questions. You’ll gain actionable ideas that you can take back to your team and implement right away.

Wes Reisz

QCon Plus Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, Technology Leader, Engineer, & Technical Adviser.

Qcon Plus

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@QCon is one of my favourite conferences to present at, it has awesome super engaged attendees.

Adib Saikali (@asaikali)

May 21, 2021

Got to say, @QCon has the best remote conference logistics I have ever seen

Nell Shamrell-Harrington (@nellshamrell)

May 25, 2021

Had a great day at #QConPlus today! It's a joy meeting so many curious folk 💫😁

Tammy Bryant Butow ⚓ (@tambryantbutow)

May 18, 2021

There is NOTHING as good as @kaleemclarkson telling the story of pandemic times. So grateful to have this #QConPlus session to be reminded of different perspectives.

emma jane (@emmajane_net)

May 19, 2021

Attended Incident Analysis: Your Organization's Secret Weapon by @nora_js at @QCon It has been super insightful! I learned a lot from the talk and definitely applying some of the suggestions to my next incident 😁 Can wait to have one...? 🤔😅

Aleix Morgadas (@aleixmorgadas)

May 27, 2021

A few words on QCon Plus that just wrapped up: Overall, I really enjoyed it! Great presentations, great panels, and great engagement from the attendees. Everything ran very smoothly. Kudos to @InfoQ@InfoQ and the @QCon team for a great virtual conference! #QConPlus 1/X

Tony “Kalsarikoodaus“ Printezis (@TonyPrintezis)

May 27, 2021

High-profile speakers. I feel like I can trust that the speakers will know their stuff. I also noticed the high percentage of women presenting which I found refreshing. Let's hope other conferences will follow this example.

Great content on a variety of subjects practical to my daily work.

It is vendor-neutral, so it isn't slanted. Even the sponsored content didn't feel very salesy. That was nice.

The format is cool (pre-recorded video, the speaker in the chat, time for live questions, etc), timings are OK (we have enough break time to have a life).

The speakers are highly knowledgeable about the subject they present and some topics are bleeding edge.

The quality of the content is exceptional.

The diversity of speakers and attendees was much better than any previous in-person conference. Not sure if that was because it was virtual or the talk selection process or both. But, well done. It was easy to come in and out of talks. There was only a time or two that I switched, but it was easy to do.

QCon Plus is a fantastic event. It brought up the case and situations that we can live in our daily lives as site reliability engineers.

I liked the general organisation behind it, every track was kept "on-track" like a well-oiled machine. The features available through the conference portal is intuitive and simple. Good job.

The First 2 Editions of QCon Plus Featured

Plus Number of attendees

4500+

attendees from the global software community
hours of technical talks

160+

hours of technical talks on innovation and change
number of software practitioners

160+

leading software practitioner speakers
days of deep dives

20+

days of deep dives across the key trends that matter right now

Is QCon Plus Right for You?

QCon Plus 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.

Software
Developer

24%

Software Architects, Technical Team Lead and Higher

34%

Senior Developer / Lead
Engineer

23%

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We’ve been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 16 years. The driving force behind every QCon conference is our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress.

Senior software developers rely on QCon and InfoQ to keep ahead of the adoption curve. One of the main reasons senior software engineers, software architects and team leads tell us they keep coming back to QCon and InfoQ is because they trust the information provided and selected by their peers. Join a global professional engineering community and adopt the right software innovations and practices.