QCon Plus focused on emerging software
trends and innovations

Technical talks from 54 software development practitioners focused on innovation and change.
Focused on patterns & practices, not products and pitches.
Learnt implementable ideas they could apply after the event.

Project Valhalla

Deep Learning


Java 15 (and beyond)

Green Initiatives

C# 9

.NET 5

Data Mesh

Quantum Computing

IoT Data Pipelines

Service Mesh

GraphQL Federation

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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2020 Tracks, Hosts and Workshops

“Operating Microservices”, “Distributed Systems for Developers”, “Best Practices for Remote Work” and “Inclusion & Diversity in Tech” were just some of the 18 editorial tracks at QCon Plus 2020. Take a look at the rest and catch a glimpse of the workshop selection.

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2020 Trending Technical Talks

Some of the top sessions from QCon Plus 2020 included “A Sticky Situation: How Netflix Gains Confidence in Changes” by @Netflix’s Senior Software Engineer, Resilience Team Haley Tucker, and “User Simulation for Rapid Outage Mitigation” by @Uber’s Carissa Blossom.

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2020 Keynotes

QCon Plus 2020 keynotes included SRE @Salesforce/Heroku Johnny Boursiquot and Technology Executive & Formerly VP R&D @ Pivotal, leading enterprise cloud and data products Elisabeth Hendrickson.

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2020 QCon Plus Impact

As software developers ourselves, we designed QCon Plus to be practical, actionable, and software-focused. The goal was to create an event where senior software engineers, architects, and team leads heard from software leaders pushing the boundaries.

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2020 Hosts and Tracks

What is a QCon track? Each "editorial" track (that's what we call the curated talks focused on developer lessons) is a collection of software topics curated by a domain expert in areas such as software architecture, machine learning, front-end technologies, remote teams, and culture. Take a look at the QCon Plus 2020 hosts and tracks

2020 Workshops

QCon Plus offered additional workshops that provided shorter technology-focused deep dives. This year’s topics included: containers, Kubernetes, microservices, security, micro-frontends, collaborative culture. Find out more:

2020 Keynotes

QCon Plus 2020 brought together incredible software leaders who shared their insights to help software teams pivot during rapid business changes. Our keynote speakers are among the team leads, architects, and software engineers inspiring and moving our industry forward. Take a look at the 2020 keynotes:

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