QConSF 2013 in 3 Weeks (Nov 11-15): Conference Schedule Published; Training Days; Facebook Keynote
Facebook's Keith Adams - a founding member of Facebook's HipHop Virtual Machine team - has been confirmed to keynote at the 7th annual QConSF 2013. The conference schedule is now live with registrations 40% ahead of last year. With only three weeks left, there is still time to save $400 if you register before Oct 25th.
Facebook Keynote: "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Tuning"
"Counter-intuitively, the effects of tuning (tweaks to a system in response to real workloads) often dominate the effects of fundamentally better technology. Well-tuned, bad systems usually outperform less mature, better systems." In this keynote presentation, Keith covers:
- The evidence base: examples where well-tuned incumbents outperformed better, but less mature designs, in both hardware and software
- The tragedy: how our ignorance of this effect limits technical progress
- Challenges for planning complex technical projects
Training @ QConSF 2013
QConSF will feature two full days (Nov 14-15) of hands-on tutorials covering a wide range of topics, including:
- Lock-free and High-Performance Concurrent Algorithms, by Martin Thompson, High-Performance Computing Specialist
- Domain-Driven Overview, by Eric Evans, Creator of Domain Driven Design
- How to Debug your Slow Java GC Times, by Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems
- Secrets of Infrastructure as Code, by Tim Brown, Continuous Delivery Specialist and Jez Humble, Author of "Continuous Delivery"
- RESTful Web APIs, by Mike Amundsen
- ...and many more (See the full list of tutorials here)
Registration is $1,995 (a $400 savings) for the 3 day event until October 25th. Group discounts are available. QCon is produced by InfoQ.com and runs annually in London, San Francisco, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Tokyo and São Paulo. http://qconferences.com