Uncover emerging software trends and practices to solve your complex engineering challenges, without the product pitches.

An online software development conference.

QCon Plus brings together the world’s most innovative senior software engineers across multiple domains to share their real-world implementation of emerging trends and practices.

Find practical inspiration (not product pitches) from software leaders deep in the trenches creating software, scaling architectures and fine-tuning their technical leadership to help you make the right decisions.

May 10-20, 2022 / Online - 9am EDT / 3pm BST / 5pm EET


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Dio Synodinos

President of C4media (InfoQ & QCon)

Understand the emerging software trends you should pay attention to

Learn from software leaders at early adopter companies on the trends and practices to inspire your decisions, workflows and roadmap.

  • 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

The QCon difference

Real-world technical talks. No product pitches. Practical ideas to inspire you and your team.

Technical talks from early adopters driving innovation & change.

Get clarity on the use-cases of emerging trends you can adopt. Learn from the real-world successes and failures of software leaders.

Only patterns and practices. Not products and pitches.

Get up-to-speed on the new trends, techniques and ways of working being applied by people like you.

Real-world advice you can implement.

Inspire what’s next for your team and roadmap with real-world ideas shared directly by senior software engineers.

Learn and connect in a way that suits you

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

Live Sessions

Interactive Q&As.

Get advice on your challenges from software leaders deep in the trenches creating software, scaling architectures and fine-tuning their technical leadership.

Hangout with speakers.

A unique opportunity for you to interact in real-time with software leaders before they get back to their day jobs.

Unconference sessions.

Raise the topics you want to explore with your peers in facilitated sessions where you set the agenda.

Async and on-demand

Async conversations.

Interact with a global community of speakers and peers in Slack before, during and after sessions.

Catch up on talks you missed.

Watch all presentations on-demand for 3 months when it suits you.

Schedule format

15 tracks spaced over 2 weeks.
60 technical talks with live Q&As.
Unconference sessions.

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


May 10
Track 1
4 x Sessions
Keynote Track 2
4 x Sessions
Sponsored Webinars
Track 3
4 x Sessions
May 11
Track 4
4 x Sessions
Diversity & Inclusion in Tech Event Track 5
4 x Sessions
Sponsored Webinars
Track 6
4 x Sessions
MAY 12
Track 7
4 x Sessions
Keynote Track 8
4 x Sessions
Sponsored Webinars
Track 9
4 x Sessions
MAY 13
Unconference Sessions
Sponsored Workshops
EDT 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm
BST 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


MAY 16
Sponsored Workshops
MAY 17
Track 10
4 x Sessions
Keynote Track 11
4 x Sessions
Sponsored Webinars
Track 12
4 x Sessions
MAY 18
Track 13
4 x Sessions
Track 14
4 x Sessions
Closing Keynote Sponsored Webinars
Track 15
4 x Sessions
MAY 19
Unconference Sessions
Sponsored Workshops
MAY 20
Sponsored Workshops
EDT 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm
BST 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
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 domain experts, 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.

Dio Synodinos

President of C4Media, makers of InfoQ and QCon

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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.

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