A learning experience for senior
software engineers

QCon Plus is an online experience where you can build your own learning journey. Learn from technical talks,
engage in real-time live sessions, and develop new skills to validate your software roadmap.


Technical talks from software leaders pushing the boundaries

Discover new ideas and insights from practitioners at innovator and early adopter companies. Learn the trends and hear what should be on your radar.

Real-time, live, interactive sessions

Get new perspectives and share experiences with peers through live, interactive Q&As, informal speaker hangouts, and dedicated unconference sessions.

Async learning based around your schedule

Rewatch the talks on-demand and catch up on conversations from a global software development community.

Level-up your skills through optional workshops

Deep-dive into a specific technology or develop a new skill in optional QCon Plus workshops.

What do I need to take part in QCon Plus

To get the most from QCon Plus we recommend having:

A good internet connection
Join via desktop/laptop for the best QCon Plus experience (rather than mobile or tablet)
Be camera-ready for the Hangout with the Speakers, Unconference sessions, Workshops and Sponsored Labs
Look out for an email inviting you to the QCon Plus Slack community where you can connect with your peers

2021 Tracks

QCon Plus features 16 tracks across 2 weeks curated by domain experts to
focus on the topics that matter right now in software.

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Agenda Format

Accelerate your learning with focused technical talks, real-time, live interactive Q&As, panels discussions and unconference sessions spaced over 2 weeks. Connect weekly with speakers and a global software development community.

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


May 17
Sponsored Labs
May 18
Architecture Session 1 Architecture Session 2 Architecture Session 3 Architecture Panel
Keynote Observability Session 1 Observability Session 2 Observability Session 3 Observability Panel Sponsored Case Study Sponsored Case Study
WebAssembly Session 1 WebAssembly Session 2 WebAssembly Session 3 WebAssembly Panel
MAY 19
Open Source Session 1 Open Source Session 2 Open Source Session 3 Open Source Panel
Java Session 1 Java Session 2 Java Session 3 Java Panel Sponsored Case Study Sponsored Case Study
Distributed Team Session 1 Distributed Team Session 2 Distributed Team Session 3 Distributed Team Panel      
MAY 20
Security Session 1 Security Session 2 Security Session 3 Security Panel Sponsored Case Study Sponsored Case Study
Microservices Session 1 Microservices Session 2 Microservices Session 3 Microservices Panel

May 21
Sponsored Labs
TimeEDT 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm


May 24
Sponsored Labs

May 25
Architecture Session 1 Architecture Session 2 Architecture Session 3 Architecture Panel
Edge Native Computing Session 1 Edge Native Computing Session 2 Edge Native Computing Session 3 Edge Native Computing Panel Sponsored Case Study Sponsored Case Study
Rust Session 1 Rust Session 2 Rust Session 3 Rust Panel
MAY 26
Machine Learning Session 1 Machine Learning Session 2 Machine Learning Session 3 Machine Learning Panel
Organizational Patterns Session 1 Organizational Patterns Session 2 Organizational Patterns Session 3 Organizational Patterns Panel Sponsored Case Study Sponsored Case Study
Hardware Considerations Session 1 Hardware Considerations Session 2 Hardware Considerations Session 3 Hardware Considerations Panel
MAY 27
Big Data Session 1 Big Data Session 2 Big Data Session 3 Big Data Panel Sponsored Case Study Sponsored Case Study
Resiliency Session 1 Resiliency Session 2 Resiliency Session 3 Resiliency Panel

May 28
Sponsored Labs
TimeEDT 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm

2021 Speakers

Learn how software development teams are pivoting and surviving during rapid
business change. Plus hear from software leaders pushing the boundaries.

2021 Keynote

Learn actionable insights to help you adopt the right
technologies and practices.

2021 Workshops

Deep-dive with world-class practitioners on the topics that matter most to you.

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We’ve designed QCon Plus to help you learn from the experts and connect with like-minded peers in a virtual setting. 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.

Daniel Bryant QCon Plus Chair, News/Podcasts at @InfoQ, Director of Dev Rel at @ambassadorlabs
Qcon Plus

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

Project Valhalla

Deep Learning


Java 16 (and beyond)

Green Initiatives

C# 9

.NET 5

Data Mesh

Quantum Computing

IoT Data Pipelines

Service Mesh


Mechanical Sympathy

Micro Frontends


Evolutionary Architecture

Operating Microservices


Chaos Engineering




Remote Working / WFH Strategies

Observability / Telemetry

Building High Performing Teams

Event-Driven Architectures

.NET Core


Streaming Data Analytics

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The QCon Community

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 Architects, Technical Team Lead and Higher
Senior Developer / Lead

QCon Plus brought to you by
the makers of QCon and InfoQ

We’ve been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 15 years. The driving force behind every QCon conference is our passion to accelerate the software side of human progress.

Every QCon has a Program Committee comprising senior software leaders who curate timely, modern topics they feel are essential for senior software engineers, tech leads, and architects. Join a global professional engineering community and adopt the right software innovations and practices.

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