Frequently Asked Questions

Discounts

I'm a QCon Alumni. Do I qualify for an Alumni Discount?

For QCon Plus and QCon attendees who have attended more than one QCon and/or QCon Plus, we offer a discount on our early bird pricing. If you qualify, please email info [at] qconferences.com for more details. 

Do you offer discounts for multiple ticket purchases?

For QCon Plus, we have a 4 + 1 ticket offer for people looking to register multiple tickets. To receive your complimentary ticket, use the code BUY4GET1FREEPLUS22 to get the 5th ticket at no cost.

Attending the live event

How should I prepare before the event?
  • Verify you can log into your QCon Plus account to be able to access the event 
  • Opt-in in advance for the Sponsored Webinars and Workshops you plan on joining by clicking on “Attend this session” from the schedule page (limited availability)    
  • Download the latest version of Zoom (for the Unconference Sessions, and the Sponsored Workshops)
  • Look out for an email inviting you to the event Slack Community where you can connect with your peers. The invitations are sent from feedback [at] slack.com
  • Familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive, harassment-free experience for everyone

Recommended for a better QCon Plus experience:

  • Read the presentation abstracts and build your Custom Schedule  
  • Think about the questions you’d like to ask the speakers and your peers
  • Use the hashtag #QConPlus to connect with other participants via social media
How much time do I need to attend QCon Plus?

QCon Plus allows you to work the event around your schedule:

  • Each day of talks features 3 core topics. Each topic has 4 presentations with live Q&A.
  • To attend a single live topic will require 4 hours. To attend all the technical talks live, you will require 16 hours.
  • In addition to the live technical talks, the conference offers peer-sharing opportunities (Unconferences sessions and a dedicated Slack group). Some of these take place between talks or async.

Talks will be available on-demand so you'll be able to catch up on the sessions you missed. Viewing time for all the technical content is around 48 hours - all these sessions you will be able to watch at your own pace. Video recordings will be available within days and will remain available for 3 months. 

Sponsored Workshops and Unconference Sessions will be kept live and video recording will not be made available. Therefore, we encourage you to attend these sessions the day they are scheduled.

What are the technical requirements to be able to participate?
  • A laptop or personal computer
  • A strong, reliable wifi connection
  • Any required software downloaded ahead of the event (we’ll tell you 1 week prior to the event)
How to enable closed captioning?

While we won't provide live closed captioning, this feature can be enabled in google chrome and will work for the presentations and panels happening in clickmeeting. Here is how to enable automatic closed captioning. The automatic closed captioning feature is also available in Zoom and attendees can enable or disable it by clicking the CC button.

Do I need to opt-in for the sessions I want to attend?

Once registered, attendees will get access to the sessions included in their ticket according to their ticket type.

For all the Sponsored Webinars and Workshops, attendees will be asked for their consent to be contacted by the sponsor. This opt-in happens on the schedule page or directly on the Sponsored Session page. We recommend you opt-in for the Sponsored Webinars and Workshops early as the capacity for these is limited.

How can I get help during the event?

If you need any support during the event, you can use the chatbot in the right corner of the QCon Plus website when available, or email us at info [at] qconferences.com and a staff member will be happy to help you.

How can I give feedback about the sessions I attend?

Please help us improve the conference for you, take a second and evaluate each session you attended when prompted to after each session. You have the choice of voting:

  • Green (met or exceeded expectations)
  • Yellow (lacked fundamental expectations)
  • Red (failed to meet any of my expectations)

Please note that your votes should only be in reference to the presentation content.

You can also vote and edit your vote for each session directly on the schedule page.

Will attendees get access to the presentation slides?

We are encouraging speakers to share their presentation slides to be able to make them available to QCon Plus attendees. If the speaker agreed to share their slides, they will be made available in the schedule and on the presentation page within days.

What is an Unconference Session?

QCon Plus features scheduled unconference sessions. These facilitated sessions are designed to bring together groups of individuals to work on a crowd-sourced agenda of topics. These provide valuable opportunities to learn and connect with peers.  

Will presentations be available on-demand?

QCon Plus attendees will get access to the keynote and presentation recordings including the live Q&A.

Sponsored Webinar recordings (without Q&A) will be available upon opt-in.

Video recordings will be available within days and will remain available for 3 months. Talks can be accessed via the QCon Plus site. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox to watch session recordings as we frequently observe technical difficulties with Safari.

Sponsored Workshops and Unconference Sessions will be kept live and video recording will not be made available. Therefore, we encourage you to attend these sessions the day they are scheduled.

"Sponsored webinars & workshops only" attendees will have access to Sponsored Webinar recordings (without Q&A) upon opt-in.

About QCon

Who is behind QCon Plus?

QCon Plus is presented by InfoQ. We’ve been helping software development teams adopt new technologies and practices for over 17 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.

Who is QCon Plus for?

QCon Plus is designed for senior software engineers, software architects and team leaders.

What is QCon Plus?

QCon Plus is an online conference and learning path where senior software practitioners share case studies and insights about real-world best practices and solutions in software development and tech leadership. Senior software engineers, software architects and team leaders rely on QCon Plus to keep ahead of the adoption curve.

QCon Plus focuses on emerging software trends and innovations in software development and technical leadership with all talks by software domain experts. Our Programming Committee identifies the key trends and creates a curated learning journey by selecting leading software practitioners to deep-dive on each topic.

Sessions are composed of keynotes from world-class practitioners, tech talks with 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.

What are the sessions at QCon Plus?

QCon Plus sessions include:

Keynotes. Keynotes inspire and help examine some of the major trends in technology in interesting and fun new ways. QCon aims to create unifying experiences with its keynote series by presenting and contextualizing historical elements of software development or innovations and forward-thinking.

Talks with live Q&As. Talks with live Q&As are designed as two distinct elements to aid your learning: presentations and questions and answers (Q&A). Each is designed to give a deep dive into a specific topic followed by Q&A to help broaden the conversation on a given topic.

Unconference Sessions. These facilitated sessions are designed to bring together groups of individuals to work on a crowd-sourced agenda of topics. These provide valuable opportunities to learn and connect with peers.

Sponsored Webinars are 40-minute technical presentations comprising a 20-25 min presentation, followed by a 20-25 min, moderated Q&A with the speaker, who will answer questions from the attendees. The speaker and content of the presentation are provided by one of the conference sponsors. Sponsored webinars are free to attend; however, you must opt-in (agree to share your contact details) with the sponsor. You can opt-in to sponsored webinars via the QCon Plus schedule, or via the sponsored webinar landing page(s).

Sponsored Workshops are highly interactive, two-hour, hands-on sessions where attendees will learn about a new tool, technology, or methodology. The speaker and content of the sponsored workshop are provided by one of the conference sponsors. Sponsored workshops are free to attend; however, you must opt-in (agree to share your contact details) with the sponsor. You can opt-in to the sponsored workshop via the QCon Plus schedule, or via the sponsored workshop landing page(s). Please opt-in as soon as possible, as these have limited capacity.

What is the QCon Plus code of conduct?

We designed QCon Plus as a place where everyone feels safe to express themselves, learn, and succeed in adopting new technology and practices. We enforce this through the QCon Plus Code of Conduct to provide a safe and inclusive learning space for our thousands of inspiring attendees.

By joining QCon Plus, you agree to our Code of Conduct. All QCon participants, speakers, sponsors, and staff are required to abide by our code of conduct.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at info [at] qconferences.com

Code of conduct

We expect all participants to follow our Code of Conduct to ensure that all QCon participants can enjoy a safe and productive environment. Please review our code of conduct before the conference.