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.

IoT/Data Architect working with Streaming Systems @Hortonworks
CTO @GersonLehrman
Developer Advocate for GXT @Sencha
VP Engineering @WeWork
Developer Experience Engineer @Weaveworks
Tech Lead/TC-39 Representative @Netflix
VR Engineer @Google
Creator of Consul and Co-founder of Hashicorp
Data Scientist @StitchFix
Build & Release Engineering Manager, Perforce Software
R&D Leadership at @Twilio
Sr. Consultant, Industrial Logic, Co-author of AgileInAFlash and...
Agile & Software Craftsmanship Coach
Mobile Engineering Manager at Facebook
Senior Software Engineer, Operational Insights @Netflix
Front-End Engineer at Facebook
Sr. Platform Architect @Pivotal
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Architect at eBay, Inc
Client Innovation Advocate @RedHat
DevOps Evangelist @ Datadog
VP of Architecture/Engineering @SendenceEng
Leading Machine Learning Researcher, Vowpal Wabbit Contributor
DevOps Engineer @XO Group Inc
Founder and CEO @Circonus. ACM Practitioners Board member. Co-chair...
Lead developer @openbazaar
Cofounder & CTO, previously Co-Founder & CTO @Gilt
Director, Product Mobile Apps @hudsonsbay
Turing Award Winner of Paxos and LaTeX
Director of Engineering @ Squarespace
Researcher and Data Expert

Proposed Tracks

  • 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.

  • 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.