QCon London March 10-12 Announced
The 4th annual QCon London (March 10-12 + tutorials Mar 8-9) has been announced and registration is open (£296 discount by Jan 15th). QCon is an enterprise software development conference for team leads, architects, and project managers covering Architecture & Design, Java, .NET, Emerging Languages, NoSQL, Browser as a Platform, Software Craftsmanship, SOA, Agile methodologies and other timely topics.
Some of our 100+ speakers this year include:
- Dan Ingalls – The principal architect of five generations of Smalltalk environment
- Ralph Johnson – Co-author of the now-legendary book, "Design Patterns" and "Gang of Four" member
- Rod Johnson - Creator of Spring
- Joe Armstrong – Father of Erlang
- Michael T. Nygard – Author of "Release It!"
- Dylan Schiemann – Cofounder, Dojo
This year features 3 days with at least 5 concurrent tracks each day covering the following topics:
- Agile Evolution - the changing face of Agile and future directions.
- How do you test that? - Difficult problems and state of the art in testing: functional, performance, integration , and more.
- AlphaGeeks on .NET - Alpha geeks go beyond MS’ prescriptive .NET solutions, hear how.
- Cool Stuff with Java - Practitioner examples of unusually cool problem-solutions in Java.
- Programming Languages - Clojure, F#, and other up and coming languages.
- SOA 2010 - New approaches to SOA, Incremental SOA and Tactical SOA, etc.
- Software Craftsmanship - an emerging movement around the importance of the detail, of how to code and how to do it well.
- 2015 Software Development - Early stage ideas and technologies that may be mainstream in 2015.
- Irresponsible Architectures and Unusual Architects - Meet some irresponsible architectures and unusual architects, who leave their ivory towers and share knowledge
- Browser as a Platform - Rich client applications deployed on a vanilla web browser.
- Dev and Ops: A single team - Closing the gap between developing software and placing it into production.
- Non-Relational DBs & Web Oriented Data - CouchDB, MongoDB, Tokyo Tyrant, Redis, MemcacheDB, AtomPub feeds, graph databases,and more.
- The Concurrency Challenge - Not just fast; but also comprehensible.
- Cloud Solutions – The worlds leading Cloud Platform providers present their stacks and explain how Cloud computing is the next big thing.
- Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About - Previous QCon’s featured Facebook, Amazon.com, Linked-In, eBay, MySpace, Digg, etc.
Last years' QCon London drew over 500 people despite the economic downturn. There were thousands of tweets and hundreds of blogs written by attendees summarized in last year's Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2009 article. We hope you can join us for this year's QCon London. Register before January 15th and save £296.
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.