QCon Plus November 2020 is a wrap!

QCon Plus was everything you love about QCon reimagined for a virtual setting. From deep-dive technical talks from software leaders to engaging conversations with peers and speakers from around the world in highly interactive sessions including Q&As, Hallway Track, Open Space, and Slack Cohorts. 1,450 senior software engineers, architects and team leads joined QCon Plus in November 2020 to discover which new technologies and practices they should adopt. Join us at our next QCon Plus (May 17-28). Sign up to our email alerts to get notified about tracks, speakers, and special pricing offers.

QCon Plus focused on emerging software trends and innovations

Technical talks from over 80 software domain experts focused on innovation and change.
Talks focused on patterns & practices, not products and pitches.
Attendees learnt implementable ideas they could apply after the event.

  • 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 &
  • Hybrid Work Strategies
  • Serverless: Orchestration vs
  • 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 &
  • Modern Data Pipelines
  • Backend as a Frontend
  • Kafka
  • Lean & Process Improvements

Loved by senior software developers like you

Take a look at the event highlights and see what your peers had to say on social media about #QConPlus

@QCon is one of my favourite conferences to present at, it has awesome super engaged attendees.

Adib Saikali (@asaikali)

May 21, 2021

Got to say, @QCon has the best remote conference logistics I have ever seen

Nell Shamrell-Harrington (@nellshamrell)

May 25, 2021

Had a great day at #QConPlus today! It's a joy meeting so many curious folk 💫😁

Tammy Bryant Butow ⚓ (@tambryantbutow)

May 18, 2021

There is NOTHING as good as @kaleemclarkson telling the story of pandemic times. So grateful to have this #QConPlus session to be reminded of different perspectives.

emma jane (@emmajane_net)

May 19, 2021

Attended Incident Analysis: Your Organization's Secret Weapon by @nora_js at @QCon It has been super insightful! I learned a lot from the talk and definitely applying some of the suggestions to my next incident 😁 Can wait to have one...? 🤔😅

Aleix Morgadas (@aleixmorgadas)

May 27, 2021

A few words on QCon Plus that just wrapped up: Overall, I really enjoyed it! Great presentations, great panels, and great engagement from the attendees. Everything ran very smoothly. Kudos to @InfoQ@InfoQ and the @QCon team for a great virtual conference! #QConPlus 1/X

Tony “Kalsarikoodaus“ Printezis (@TonyPrintezis)

May 27, 2021

High-profile speakers. I feel like I can trust that the speakers will know their stuff. I also noticed the high percentage of women presenting which I found refreshing. Let's hope other conferences will follow this example.

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.

QCon Plus is a fantastic event. It brought up the case and situations that we can live in our daily lives as site reliability engineers.

I liked the general organisation behind it, every track was kept "on-track" like a well-oiled machine. The features available through the conference portal is intuitive and simple. Good job.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

2020 Trending Talks

Some of the best attended and best voted talks at QCon Plus 2020 included:

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