Adopt the right

Make the right decisions by uncovering how senior software developers at early adopter companies are adopting emerging trends.

Learn the emerging trends. Explore the use cases. Implement the best practices.

QCon Plus online software development conference.

November 30 - December 8, 2022.
8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT / 6pm EET
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President of C4Media (InfoQ & QCon)
We've helped thousands of senior software engineers, software architects and tech leaders adopt the right patterns & practices for over 16 years.
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Get assurance you're adopting the right patterns and practices

Innovators
  • Green Tech
  • Rust
  • WASM
  • eBPF
  • Machine Learning @ Edge
  • Scalable Configuration Managment
  • Infrastructure Unification
  • Cue Lang
Early Adopters
  • MLOps
  • Team Topologies
  • Staff+ Engineer Path
  • Service Meshes
  • Microfrontends
  • Multicloud Practices
  • Software Ethics
  • Feature Engineering
  • Mode Infrerence/Prediction
  • Observability Practices
  • Server-Driven Frontend
  • Decarbonizing the Grid
  • Operator Pattern for Non-Clustered Resources
  • Patterns & Heuristics Enabling Fast Flow
  • Open Policy Agent
  • Java 16
  • Paved Road
Early Majority
  • DevSecOps
  • DevOps in Practice
  • Kubernetes Strategies
  • Observability / Telemetry
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Operating Microservices
  • Data Engineering
  • GraphQL
  • Go Techniques & Patterns
  • DevEx
  • Reactive
  • Performance
  • Macroservices
  • Serverless: Orchestration & Choreography
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Patterns for Scale
  • IaC (Infrastructure as Code)
  • Polyglot Software Practices

Learn the emerging trends

Curated trends our Program Committee believe have the most impact in software development.

Explore the use cases

Learn how real-world practitioners are applying the tech to help you solve common problems.

Implement the best practices

Get implementable ideas to shape your projects that last beyond the conference.

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

Explore the tracks

Discover what you’ll learn

Nov 30

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Marquee use case track, featuring well-known companies solving software challenges, past companies include: Google, Netflix, BBC, Twitter, Zoom, Snowflake, etc.
Randy Shoup

Consulting CTO (formerly @eBay, @Google, @Stitch Fix)

Sid Anand

Chief Architect and Head of Engineering @ Datazoom

Nov 30

Staff+ Engineer Path

What are the skills you need to develop if you want to stay on the technical track to technical lead, staff, or principal? What will it take to thrive in this type of role?
Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

Nov 30

Rethinking Our Relationship with the Frontend

Let's talk about the frontend, not with the tools we use but through the problems we're solving. re-usability, composition, abstraction, velocity, performance.
Benjamin Dunphy

Founder @EventLoop and Organizer @Reactathon

Dec 1

Architecting for Change at Scale

Change is one of the few constants in technology, so the better we are at enabling change at scale, the more we can focus on serving the needs of our customers. Design systems which are easy to evolve to keep up with the needs of the business while minimizing your risk and technical debt.
Haley Tucker

Senior Software Engineer for Productivity Engineering @Netflix

Dec 1

Building Modern Backends

Polyglot, developer-focused track around Innovations building low-friction, performant backends powering software today.
Todd Montgomery

Ex-NASA Researcher and High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer

Dec 1

Green Tech

Businesses from small startups to some of the largest companies are investing in green technologies and carbon neutral futures. Learn about how tech can help build a more sustainable future. Topics include: measuring carbon, decarbonizing products, & reducing climate impact through software.
Adrian Cockcroft

Former VP Amazon Sustainability Architecture @Amazon

Dec 2

Modern APIs: Building and Evolving

Exploring patterns & practices building APIs with GraphQL, Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & API Gateways.
Thomas Betts

Laureate Application Architect @Blackbaud

Dec 2

Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow

Patterns and heuristics enabling fast flow and rapid evolution of modern software, including decision/sense making techniques, team dynamics, & technical practices.
Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

Dec 5

Operating Microservices: Patterns for Success

Microservices solve numerous problems around cognitive load, velocity, isolation, and scalability -- if you do them right. Topics around: legacy integration, observability, reverting microservices, day 2 operations
Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Dec 5

"Just" Engineering Culture

Learn practices around how organizations can be free to admit and learn from mistakes and then build more resilient systems as a result.
Michelle Brush

Engineering Manager SRE @Google

Dec 5

Practical Security

How security needs to change to prioritize DevEX while balancing security risk tolerance. Topics around scaling auth/authz architecture, privacy at scale, securing public API endpoints, securing the cloud, insider threats, & the cost of security.
Julia Knecht

Manager, Security Platforms Engineering @Netflix

Dec 6

Languages of Infra: Beyond YAML

Managing/provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration is just the start. Exploring: Cue, unification, OPA, Operator Pattern for Nonclustered Resources, Scalable Configuration Management.
Carmen Andoh

Hacker at @cue_lang, previously @google @golang @travisci

Dec 6

"Before & After": Hybrid Work Strategies

Hybrid work, 4-day workweeks, remote work, working from a remote island, returning to the office and how all of these impact development productivity and, ultimately, careers.
James Stanier

Director of Engineering @Shopify

Dec 6

Effective SRE

Good SREs are pragmatic. They analyze, they use their big picture understanding of a service and how it fits into a wider system to come up with solutions that minimize impacts to others or provides positive impacts to others. These are their stories.
Casey Rosenthal

CEO, Co-Founder @verica_io

Dec 7

MLOps

Emerging engineering discipline combining ML, DevOps and Data Engineering, topics: feature engineering, model dev, lifecycle management. Model Inference/Prediction, observability).
Hien Luu

Sr. Engineering Manager @DoorDash

Dec 8

Unconference

In these sessions, you can connect with other attendees who are interested in similar topics.

Dec 7

Unconference

In this session, you can connect with other attendees who are interested in similar topics.

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

Learn from senior software engineers

Real-world technical talks from software leaders at early adopter companies

Domain leaders

Learn what's next from world-class leaders pushing the boundaries.

Relatable challenges

Learn how senior developers are solving the challenges you face.

Diverse perspectives

Get new ideas and perspectives across multiple domains.

Valuable lessons

Actionable insights from those working on real-world projects.

Time to connect

Intentional time built-in for you to connect with speakers and peers.

No hype

No hidden marketing. No sales pitches.

QCon Plus Track Hosts

Randy Shoup

Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Haley Tucker

Haley Tucker

Senior Software Engineer for Productivity Engineering @Netflix

Benjamin Dunphy

Benjamin Dunphy

Founder @EventLoop and Organizer @Reactathon

Thomas Betts

Thomas Betts

Senior Principal Software Architect @Blackbaud

James Stanier

James Stanier

Director of Engineering @Shopify

Wes Reisz

Wes Reisz

Technical Principal @thoughtworks & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously Platform Architect @VMware

Hien Luu

Hien Luu

Sr. Engineering Manager @DoorDash

Michelle Brush

Michelle Brush

Engineering Manager SRE @Google

Julia Knecht

Julia Knecht

Manager, Security Platforms Engineering @Netflix

Fabiane Nardon

Fabiane Nardon

Data Scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia

Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft

Former VP Amazon Sustainability Architecture @Amazon

Adrian Cockcroft

Casey Rosenthal

CEO, Co-Founder @verica_io

Adrian Cockcroft

Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

Adrian Cockcroft

Todd Montgomery

Ex-NASA Researcher and High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer

Adrian Cockcroft

Carmen Andoh

Open Source Strategy, Programs and Ecosystem Development @Google

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

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

What has always stood out for me has been QCon's commitment to its brand promises. First of all, it's focused on practitioner content. QCon conferences are all about the people that develop and work with future technologies. This starts from the Programming Committee, which comprises practitioners that are authorities in their domain.

Wes Reisz

QCon Plus November 2022 Conference Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, Technology Leader, Engineer, & Technical Adviser

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Pick a learning pace that works best for you

Learn from senior software practitioners across 2 weeks to 90 days.

1. All-Live Experience

Attend a few hours a day across two weeks. Live Q&As with 60+ senior software practitioners. Engage in conversations in the event Slack community.

2. A mix of live and on-demand access

Pick the sessions you would like to join live. Connect with speakers and peers at live sessions. Watch all talks on-demand over 90 days at a pace that suits you.

3. All on-demand access for 90 days

Create a self-directed learning experience over 3 months. Unlock the insights from 60+ inspirational talks at your own pace, as many times as you like.

'We Care' experience

A safe place where everyone is welcome

Strict code of conduct.

QCon follows a strict code of conduct to provide a safe and diverse learning space.

Diversity and Inclusion.

We actively recruit and support speakers and attendees from historically underrepresented groups for all our events.

Work around your schedule.

Plan your schedule around live sessions and those you can catch up on later.

Diversity scholarships.

QCon offers full diversity scholarships for attendees from underrepresented groups and collaborates with different initiatives.

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Too many incredible questions to ask & practices to try to improve #QConPlus.

Keynote at #qconplus was spectacular. I loved the slide format from the outset, was engaged by the memory challenges and learned so much.

What you know influences what you can process," rang true. Great advice about how to get better at reading code.

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.

#qcon has already provoked so much thought in me and I hope all the other attendees. Everyone aims to find quicker ways to deliver value to their consumers. What can we do to get there?

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 quality of the content is exceptional.

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

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 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.

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

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Developers

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Software Architects, Technical Team Leads and Higher

34%

Senior Developers / Lead
Engineers

23%

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