Attending QCon Includes:

  • 15 editorial tracks across 3 days
  • 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google, Dropbox, Slack, Twitter, and more…
  • 11 to 1 attendee to speaker ratio
  • No hidden paid sessions/marketing!
  • Video recording for most sessions included
  • Optional workshops following the conference
  • Focus on healthy food, including gluten-free & vegan

2018 Tracks

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Evolving, observing, persisting, and building modern microservices

  • Empowered Teams
    Safely running inclusive teams that are autonomous and self-correcting
  • Modern Java Reloaded
    Modern, Modular, fast, and effective Java. Pushing the boundaries of JDK 9 and beyond.
  • Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness
    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy, operate/understand. Tools, techniques, and trends.
  • Practical Machine Learning
    Applied machine learning lessons for SWEs, including tech around TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, Caffe, & more
  • Modern User Interfaces: Screens and Beyond
    Zero UI, voice, mobile: Interfaces pushing the boundary of what we consider to be the interface
  • Architectures You've Always Wondered about
    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Goldman Sachs
  • Privacy & Ethics in Tech Privacy, Ethics & Tech's Impact on the world
    Inclusive technology, Ethics and politics of technology. Considering bias. Societal relationship with tech. Also the privacy problems we have today (e.g., GDPR, right to be forgotten)
  • Container Orchestration Platforms/Runtimes
    Runtime containers, libraries, and services that power microservices
  • The Serverless Sweetspot
    Practical Serverless / FaaS Guidance: where it's being used, beyond the hype, includes Lambda, Cloud Functions, & Azure Functions.
  • Disaster Stories & Architecting for Failure
    Lessons building resilient systems and the war stories that drove their adoption
  • Productive Cybersecurity: Building secure systems
    Practical lessons building, maintaining, and deploying secure systems
  • Blockchain Enabled
    Exploring Smart contracts, oracles, sidechains, and what can/cannot be down with blockchain today.
  • 21st Century Languages
    Lessons learned from languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.
  • Modern CS in the Real World
    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods, & probalistic programming

Bleeding-edge for the Enterprise

Bring trends from innovator and early adopter companies home to your team

Deep Learning




Serverless / Lambda

Chaos Testing

Stream Processing

Reactive Programming





Immutable Infrastructure



Event Sourcing

API Design

Functional Languages

Brand Promise
  • QCon presents state of the art tools and practices that can be used in my company to better our software environment. I really enjoyed seeing what other companies use and why, so I can make decisions on how my company should evolve.

    - Jeana Smith
    Systems Analyst @C Spire
  • QCon gives the perfect balance of content in tracks. You get the chance to see and meet people with different interests.

    - Joachim Seilfaldet
    Senior Developer @Knowit
  • Great speakers, and interesting topics. Great way to stay up with the latest and greatest trends in the industry. I hope to attend again!

    - Dmytry Emery
    Software Developer @D2L Corporation
  • All the topics are relevant. The conferences covers interesting ideas and practical solutions. This conference doesn't just focus on some specific tooling or service. The breadth of topics and the depth of the tracks makes it really valuable.

    - Anthony Carl
    Technical Team Lead @Chatham Financial
  • The tracks are really inline with what my organisation are facing on a technological aspect. It talks about real stuff with people that actually did it.

    - Alexandre Fournier
    Technical Team Lead @UBISOFT
  • I came back from the conference with lots of inspiration, made great connections and learned new things.

    - Corina Arama
    Software Developer @Microsoft
  • QCon is for engineers by engineers, I appreciated being in good company, sharing war stories of technical challenges and collaborating with others facing the same problems to tackle overcoming them as a community.

    - Gabe Enslein (speaker)
    Senior Infrastructure Engineer @Heroku
  • I loved the feel of the conference. The personal, down to earth touch of the pre-keynote introductions by Qcon organisers. The keynotes were a great start to the day and the track hosts introduction really gave a great feel for what to expect, and even discovering talks that maybe didn't sound as exciting "on paper". I would like to recommend the hallway track as well. So many great conversations.

    - Pavneet Singh Saund (speaker)
    Empathy Driven Team Lead / Web Developer @Komplett.No

Engineers over Evangelists,
Practitioners over Trainers/Coaches,
Team Leads over Consultants

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Last Year

Leads Engineer & Product @StitchFix, Prior to that VP Engineering for Enterprise Search @Salesforce

NY Venue & Hotel

New York Marriott Marquis

New York Marriott Marquis

Located in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway theater district. 



New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036
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  • Technical Team Lead

  • Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)

  • Architect: Technical / Application (platform specific)

  • Enterprise Architect / Chief Architect

  • Architect: Solution / Systems

  • Technical Project Manager

Meet and Learn from Your Peers

25 Minute Breaks “The Hallway Track”

Mingle and network with other attendees, speakers & sponsors.
Open Space is a kind of unconference, a simple way to run productive meetings for 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice and extraordinary change.
Conference Social & Dinner, Exhibitor & Hospitality Receptions. Opportunities to mingle, eat, drink and network with speakers, editors, attendees, sponsors. Complementary and free for all conference attendees.


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InfoQ has been organizing QCons across the globe for over 10 years now. For the same period of time we have been publishing news, articles, videos and in-depth/deep dive reports on hot topics in the industry. Our content is written only by real life practitioners and offers best practices from companies such as Uber, Netflix and more.

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