QConSF Nov 18-20 Coming Up: Highlights and Most Popular Sessions, Join us!
Qcon San Francisco is coming up in less than a month and due to the growth in registrations we now have over 60 speakers and we've added a new Ruby track featuring Ruby inventor Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, a popular 'Java Puzzlers' talk presented by Google Chief Architect and Java Guru Joshua Bloch and Android Core Library lead Bob Lee, and more. We are truly 3rd QConSF will be the best ever, we really hope to see you there!
Over 60 speakers will be presenting including:
- Don Box – Architect of WCF, Essential COM (he's flying back from PDC to be at QCon!)
- Martin Fowler – Loud Mouth on OO, DSLs
- Eric Evans – Mr. Domain-Driven Design
- Rod Johnson - Spring Creator
- Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto - Ruby Language Inventor
- Steve Freeman – Agile Pioneer, JMock co-author
- Douglas Crockford - JSON Creator
- Ola Bini – Jruby Core Developer, book author
- Henrik Kniberg – Author, Scrum and XP from the Trenches
- Max Ross – Google App Engine / Java Lead
- Joshua Bloch - Google Chief Java Architect, Former Sun JDK 5 Lead
- Dion Almaer & Ben Galbraith – Ajaxian.com Co-founders
- Architects of Facebook, Linked-In, Wells Fargo, Amazon.com
The top tracks this year measured by views to the QCon site are:
- Kanban/ Lean Software Development - As part of the Lean toolbox, Kanban provides an invaluable tool to reduce rework.
- Architectures you've always wondered about - Facebook, Linked-In, and other high scale & complex case studies.
- Technical Skills for Agile Development - True Agility - the ability to respond rapidly to change - requires strong technical skills and practice.
- The Cloud: Platform or Utility.
- Facebook's Petabyte Scale Data Warehouse using Hive and Hadoop - talks about Hive how it is used at Facebook to analyze and manage 2.5PetaBytes of uncompressed data in our Hadoop cluster.
- Kanban vs Scrum - a practical guide - Since Scrum has become quite mainstream now, a common question is "so what is Kanban, and how does it compare to Scrum?"
- Tutorial: Domain Specific Languages - Martin Fowler and Neal Ford spend a full day talking about DSLs: External, Internal, and Language Workbenches.
Did you miss these at last year’s QCon? Here are the top 3 most watched QCon sessions on InfoQ.com:
- Facebook: Science and the Social Graph – (62K views) Facebook’s architecture is discussed + the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.
- 10 Ways to Improve Your Code – (28k views) Neal Ford offers practical advice for developers, but application architects can benefit from it too.
- Agile Project Management: Lessons Learned at Google – (20K views) Scrum co-founder Jeff Sutherland visited Google to do an analysis of the first Google implementation of Scrum on one of their largest distributed projects.
Registration is now $1795 until Nov 13th. This third annual San Francisco enterprise software development conference designed for team leads, architects and project management is back! Bloggers wrote about 32of the 60 sessions at last year’s event, read this article to see what the attendees said. There is no other event in the US with similar opportunities for learning, networking, and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, Agile, and architecture communities. We hope to see you there!