QCon Plus May 2021 is a wrap!

Thank you to the 3,100 senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads who joined us at QCon Plus in May 2021. Over 80 software leaders driving innovation and change shared their practical insights and use cases to help attendees validate their technical roadmap. QCon Plus attendees told us how the event helped them find solutions to their challenges, adopt the right software innovations and practices, and reduce uncertainty on which technologies should be part of their roadmap. Learn how to solve complex software engineering and leadership challenges. Attend in-person at QCon London, (April 4-6) or attend online at QCon Plus (May 10-20) Save your spot

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.

May 2021 Tracks and Hosts

“Architectures You Always Wondered About”, “Running Effective Remote Teams and “WebAssembly Throughout the Stack” were just some of the 16 editorial tracks at QCon Plus in May 2021. Take a look at the rest and catch a glimpse of the workshop selection.

See the 2021 Tracks, Hosts and Workshops→

May 2021 Trending Technical Talks

Some of the top sessions from QCon Plus May 2021 included “BBC Online: Architecting for Scale with the Cloud and Serverless” by Matthew Clark, Head Of Architecture for the @BBC's Digital Products, and “The Human Side of Airbnb’s Microservice Architecture” by Jessica Tai, Engineering Manager of Homes Platform Infrastructure @Airbnb.

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May 2021 Keynotes

QCon Plus May 2021 keynote was “Complex Systems: Microservices and Humans” by Katharina Probst, Director of Engineering @Google Cloud Platform.

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May 2021 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.

May 2021 Topics 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 May 2021 topics and tracks.

May 2021 Workshops

QCon Plus May 2021 offered additional workshops that provided shorter technology-focused deep dives. Topics included: Service Mesh, GraphQL, Kubernetes, and Tech Leadership. Find out more:

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