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QCon London Update: 3 Months Away, Tony Hoare, Martin Fowler, Dion Hinchcliffe

by Floyd Marinescu on Dec 24, 2008 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 3-7, Join us!

InfoQ's third annual QCon London conference is coming back March 11-13, just 3 months away. Last year's QCon London had over 450 registrants & 100 speakers. Some of this year QCon's speakers include:

    • Tony Hoare - Inventor of Quicksort, Turing Award Winner
    • Joe Armstrong - Father of Erlang
    • Martin Fowler - Loud Mouth on Object Design
    • Steve Freeman - Agile Software Development Pioneer
    • Michael T. Nygard - Author of "Release IT"
    • Rod Johnson - Creator of Spring
    • Dion Hinchcliffe - Web 2.0 and Social Media Industry Expert
    • Eric Evans - Mr. Domain Driven Design
    • ...and many more

The track themes for QCon London & track hosts are as follows:
 
Architectures in Financial Applications -  Hosted by Cleve Gibbon and Alexis Richardson
The latest innovations as well as time-proven best practices that architects of banking & finance systems need to know.

Emerging languages in the enterprise - Hosted by Ola Bini
 Solutions built on top of languages like Python, Ruby, Groovy and Scala is becoming more common, both to build integration solutions and full-fledged systems.

Real World SOA - Hosted by Stefan Tilkov
The track will focus on experience gained in applying SOA in the real world.

Turning on a sixpence - technical skills for Agile development - Hosted by Steve Freeman
This track is about the technical essentials you need to know to make Agile software development reliable and sustainable.

Web as a platform  - Hosted by Geir Magnusson
Benefits and liabilities of web-as-platform programming and recent case studies.

Agile Organisational patterns - Hosted by Linda Rising
What's the optimal way of working together - Social aspects of software dev teams, organizational alignment, compensation,self-organization, decision making, vision.

Architectures you Always Wondered About- Hosted by InfoQ's Chief Editor, Floyd Marinescu
This year will feature BBC.com, the guardian.co.uk, and more.

Domain-Driven Design & Development - Hosted by Eric Evans
This track will take you through the foundations of DDD, and how they are applicable and actually applied in projects.

Functional and Concurrent Programming - Hosted by Erik Meijer
The track presents a series of examples of actual use of functional programming languages and actor/concurrent languages and discuss how it affects our way to comprehend distributed, asynchronous software systems.

Java.Next - Key Technologies Shaping the Future of Java - Hosted by Scott Delap
Technologies pushing the limits of Java on the server, desktop, and places in between.

Architecture for the Architect - Hosted by Dan North
Industry leaders share their experiences in designing architectures and being good architects.

Domain Specific Languages - Hosted by Neal Ford
This track covers a wide range of business areas and technical implementations.

Historically bad ideas - Hosted by Floyd Marinescu & Aino Corry
This track will feature technology directions that were once discussed almost like silver bullets but which later proved to be bad ideas or short-lived fads.

Next Generation Web on .NET - Hosted by Beat Schwegler
Learn how to develop state of the art Web Applications using technologies such as ASP.NET, Silverlight 2.0, Deep Zoom and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

Systems that never stop - Hosted by Michael Nygard
How do you develop, test, update, maintain, and reason about systems without borders?


The previous QCon was well received, below are some comments from bloggers who attended our last QCon:

    • Erik Johnson - QCon London was a top-notch event and among the great presentations, two things I learned stand out ...
    • Nik Silver - every hour of the three days of the conference there were insights and guidance that could be tucked away, and reused later to save hours, days or weeks of time elsewhere.
    • Matthew Ford - ... I've just spent the last week at QCon and I've just about fully recovered (it was pretty intense)...
    • Ola Bini - I had a great time and I look forward to being back the next time. I can definitely recommend QCon as one of the best conferences around in this industry.
    • Steve Vinoski - I just returned home from QCon London, and its excellence exceeded my expectations. As usual, the quality of speakers QCon attracts is outstanding, and they cover a very wide variety of topics.
    • Antonio Goncalves - I only had two days at the conference and I have to say, QCon is different from what I'm used to. The audience looked more experienced (or older if you want) and the quality of the presentations was really high
    • Danilo Sato - I was really impressed with the quality of the conference, from tracks, to sessions, and speakers. QCon is one of the best technical conferences I've participated and I recommend it for anyone interested in enterprise software development. I'm looking forward to attending again next year.
    • Simon Brown - ... there were a couple of time slots where I wish I could have split myself into two. Overall it was another great event and I highly recommend it for anybody thinking about attending next year.

Registration for the 3 day conference is £1,105 until January 15! Register now and save £195. The conference will be held at the The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, like last year.  Join us for another awesome networking and educational experience!

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