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About us

Our Purpose

Software is changing the world. InfoQ was founded in 2006 with the purpose of facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in enterprise development. We do this by providing our audience with unbiased, practitioner-driven conferences, content, and online community.
To see how we measure progress on fulfilling our purpose, please visit our social purpose index!

Our Story: A Community of Communities 'For the Community and By The Community'

While a full-time computer science student at the University of Waterloo, InfoQ CEO, Floyd Marinescu, became one of the first employees at a middleware company that offered the chance to build a web community in enterprise java beans. The site,, was once the largest independent java community outside of Sun Microsystems.


We're a global firm with offices in Canada, the United States, China, and Romania, and our two core brands are InfoQ and QCon.

We continue to look for new ways to bring developers the most innovative, unbiased information. To date we have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars filming conferences and bringing this to people for free. As of Q4 2012, we've provided over 24,159 news items, and 3,148 presentations and videos from 35 international conferences. In 2012, we also launched our research questions that are driven by your participation. To date, over 17,200 InfoQ readers have participated!

We have contributed over $36,000 (Canadian) to charities.


InfoQ content is currently published in English, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and French. With a readership base of over 1,000,000 unique visitors per month reading content from 100 locally-based editors across the globe, we continue to build localized communities. We're passionate about what we do. The secret sauce: Our editors are non-staff technologists with a passionate desire to share information with colleagues.

Interested in contributing? Get involved today!

QCon is a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams (including team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors). We launched our first branded conference, QCon, in 2007. Today, we have conferences in the following cities:

QCon London / QCon New York / QCon San Francisco / QCon São Paulo / QCon Rio de Janeiro / QCon Beijing / QCon Shanghai / Qcon Tokyo

Learn more about QCon

Our Team

Meet our Team


Our Core Values

Accountability Integrity Mastery Resourcefulness Service Transparency
Take ownership for results. We'll do what it takes to get things done and are very serious about our commitments. Honesty and trustworthiness. We publish content our readers can trust. We are being trustworthy with our readers, customers, and each other. We act in the best interests of the company. We never stop learning and we strive to continually improve our selves, our processes, and our company We find creative solutions to get things done and have a "can do" attitude. The joy of serving others, we go above and beyond for our customers, for our readers, and for each other. Be transparent about process, status, expectations, your feelings, successes and failures.

Meet the InfoQ Founders

Roxanne Beverstein is co-founder and VP Sales of C4Media. Roxanne is an award winning advertising veteran who led sales at TheServerSide from 2001-2005. She has worked for a variety of online and high-tech publishers, including Jupiter Media, IDG, Ziff-Davis, Scholastic and Cahners Publishing.

Alexandru Popescu is Chief Architect and co-founder of Alexandru is involved in many open source initiatives and technologies (AOP, testing, web, etc.). He is the co-founder of the TestNG Framework and a committee member on the WebWork and Magnolia projects. Alexandru was formerly one of three committee members on the AspectWerkz project before it merged with AspectJ. Alexandru also publishes a tech blog.

Floyd Marinescu is the CEO and co-founder of C4Media Inc. which produces & QCon conferences. Previously, created in 2000 and Java Symposium conferences in 2000, authored the book "EJB Design Patterns" in 2002 and "Domain-Driven Design Quickly” in 2006. Floyd is currently passionate about virtual teams with awesome cultures, social business, and technology changing the world; he founded and runs the Toronto Entrepreneurs of Passion and Purpose FB group & monthly meetups.

Memories of the Past Six Years

Floyd and I attended a party at Java One hosted by Cameron Purdy who was the CEO of Tangosol at the time. There were many thought leaders in the Java community at this party, so Floyd seized on this opportunity to demo the site to each of them. Picture Floyd walking around this party with his la ptop showing people the site and saying, "InfoQ is the new community site and has AJAX in all the right places."- RoxanneBeverstein

Our Preferred Partners are companies who support the creation of original, quality content for the developer commmunity through their sponsorship of InfoQ and QCon events.

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