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

5 days online 🌏.
2 days in-person in New York🗽 and San Francisco 🌉.

QCon Plus is a hybrid international software development conference for senior software engineers, software architects and team leaders.

Attend online sessions in week 1. Connect with speakers and peers at optional in-person events in New York and San Francisco in week 2.

Find out what should be on your radar from world-class domain experts.


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Talks Driving Innovation & Change

Learn from 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.

Now online and in-person

Experience QCon Plus online and at small in-person events in New York and San Francisco. Learn from technical talks driving innovation and change. Get answers to your questions in live Q&As and speaker hangouts. Connect with new and old friends at optional in-person events.

Dio Synodinos

President of C4Media (InfoQ & QCon)
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QCon Plus this November will be featuring optional in-person add-on events in New York and San Francisco”


Learn what should be on your radar.

Discover new technical insights from software leaders pushing the boundaries.


Experience live interactive online sessions.

Live Q&As, panel discussions, speaker hangouts and unconference sessions.


Meet new and old friends in person.

2 half days, 4 tracks, 2 evening receptions. Catch up at optional in-person events in NY and SF.


Watch in-person talks online.

Can’t make an in-person event? All talks will be available online so you don’t miss anything.

QCon Plus focuses on emerging software trends and innovations

Stay ahead of the adoption curve with
Talks driving Innovation and Change
Patterns & Practices, not Products and Pitches
Implementable Ideas

  • 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

Schedule format

Week 1 features 12 tracks online.
Week 2 features optional half-day in-person events with 4 tracks.
Attend in New York or San Francisco.

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


1 online event
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
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
Track 7
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 8
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Sponsored Case Study
Track 9
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 10
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Track 11
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Keynote Sponsored Case Study
Track 12
3 x Sessions and 1 Panel
Unconference Sessions
Sponsored Labs
TimePST 8:00am 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm


2 in-person event (optional ticket required)
Track 1
Session + Live Q&A
Track 2
Session + Live Q&A
Track 3
Session + Live Q&A
Track 4
Session + Live Q&A
Break Break
Track 1
Session + Live Q&A
Track 2
Session + Live Q&A
Track 3
Session + Live Q&A
Track 4
Session + Live Q&A
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.

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each other to drive innovation in the software industry.



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