Past Speakers

There are no CFPs at QCon. Each speaker is individually invited. While the final schedule takes longer, we think it's worth the wait. These are just some of the speakers who've recently been apart of QCon.

High Performance Consultant and previously NASA researcher
Principal Site Reliability Engineer @Gremlin
Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka
Creator of Envoy & Software Engineer @Lyft
CEO @EdgeSecure
Developer Experience Engineer @Weaveworks
Developer Experience Engineer @weaveworks
Vice President, Consumer Bank Engineering @CapitalOne
Staff Infrastructure Engineer @travisci
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff @verizon
Cofounder & CTO, previously Co-Founder & CTO @Gilt
Partner & Tech Lead @CarbonFive
Site Reliability Engineer @ChickfilA
Director, Mobile Engineering @hudsonsbay
Engineer @pagerduty
Language Designer Working on Tooling @Facebook, worked on TypeScript...
Senior Manager @CapitalOne
Director @BNYMellon
Architect: Solution/Systems (integration focused)
Site Reliability Engineer
SAP Developer Advocate
Director, Product Mobile Apps @hudsonsbay
Principal Developer @BNYMellon
Principal Software Engineer @RedHat
Director of Product @JFrog
Advisory Platform Architect @Pivotal
InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
Engineering Leader @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @...

Proposed Tracks

  • Architecting For Failure

    Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it.

  • Modern Java Reloaded

    Modern, Modular, fast, and effective Java. Pushing the boundaries of JDK 9 and beyond.

  • Innovations in Fintech

    Technology, tools and techniques supporting modern financial services.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Lessons learned from languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.

  • Blockchain Enabled

    Exploring Smart contracts, oracles, sidechains, and what can/cannot be done with blockchain today.

  • Tech Ethics in Action

    Learning from the experiences of real-world companies driving technology decisions from ethics as much as technology.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook or Twitter.

  • Practical Machine Learning

    Applied machine learning lessons for SWEs, including tech around TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, Caffe, & more.

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Evolving, observing, persisting, and building modern microservices.

  • Delivering on the Promise of Containers

    Runtime containers, libraries, and services that power microservices.

  • Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness

    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy, operate/understand. Tools, techniques, and trends.

  • Production Readiness

    More than just building software, building deployable production-ready software.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods, & probalistic programming.

  • Finding the Serverless Sweetspot

    Stories about the pains and gains from migrating to Serverless.

  • Empowered Teams

    Safely running inclusive teams that are autonomous and self-correcting.