QCon London 2014 Tutorials: Reactive Extensions, Mobile Dev, Agile, Continuous Delivery (March 3-7)

by Nitin Bharti on  Jan 06, 2014

Language pioneers, project leads, and seasoned practitioners will provide two days of hands-on tutorials at the eighth annual QCon London (Mar 3-7, 2014). Three to six hours in length, QCon tutorials delve into new technologies, tools, or methodologies driving innovation in enterprise software development. Get in early for the three day conference; reserve your seat now to save £236 by Jan 8th.

A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Dec 31, 2013

It's one thing having an in-house training program. But there is a certain deeper insight that can be gained from attending a Q-Con conference in person. Which may be one reason why attendance at the globe-hopping event continues to grow.

QCon New York 2014 Registration Now Open; Top 10 Presentations

by Nitin Bharti on  Dec 16, 2013

Registration is now open for QCon New York 2014 (Jun 9-13). The third annual conference will feature practitioner-led sessions and case studies on topics like Continuous Delivery, Data Science, HTML5, Agile, Architecture, and more. Register before Dec 21st and save $800.

QCon London '14: Damian Conway, Tim Lister, Gunter Dueck Keynotes, 45% Speakers Confirmed (Mar 3-7)

by Nitin Bharti on  Dec 04, 2013

45/100 speakers and 3 keynotes have been confirmed for QCon London 2014 (Mar 3-7, 2014). The eight annual conference will feature talks from language pioneers, project leads, and practitioner case studies from companies like Netflix, NASA, Spotify, Financial Times, and more. You can get in early by reserving your seat now saving £325 by Dec 15th.

A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

QCon London 2014 Registration Now Open; March 5-7

by Nitin Bharti on  Oct 24, 2013 1

The 8th annual QCon London (March 5-7) has been announced and registration is open! QCon London has become a mainstay conference for the UK and European software development community. This year continues in our tradition of practitioner-driven high quality content with over 15 tracks and 100 speakers. Register before November 6 & Save £415.

QConSF 2013 in 3 Weeks (Nov 11-15): Conference Schedule Published; Training Days; Facebook Keynote

by Nitin Bharti on  Oct 21, 2013

Why do well-tuned, bad systems usually outperform less mature, better systems? Facebook's Keith Adams answers this question in his keynote at the 7th annual QCon San Francisco (Nov 11-15). The full conference schedule is now live with registrations 40% ahead of last year. With only three weeks left before the event, there is still time to save $400 if you register before Oct 25th.

QConSF '13: JS Creator Brendan Eich Keynote Confirmed; Engineering Culture, Hadoop, NoBackend

by Nitin Bharti on  Sep 25, 2013

71% of speakers have been confirmed - including keynoters Brendan Eich and Rich Hickey - for the 7th annual QCon San Francisco 2013. New to the schedule this year: In-depth tracks on Hadoop, Engineering Culture, 'NoBackend', and the API Lifecycle. QConSF will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the Embarcadero on November 11-15, 2013. Register before Oct 25th and save $400.

QConSF 2013: 40/100 Speakers Confirmed; Web APIs and Data Science at Netflix, LinkedIn, Pinterest

by Nitin Bharti on  Aug 19, 2013

40/100 speakers have been confirmed for the 7th annual QCon San Francisco 2013. QConSF will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the Embarcadero on November 11-15, 2013. Registration is open and new speakers and sessions are being posted to the conference site every week. You can get in early by reserving your seat now saving up to $700 by Aug 30th.

QCon San Francisco Update (Nov 11-13, 2013): Tracks Announced, Registration Up 100%

by Nitin Bharti on  Jul 22, 2013

Track topics have been finalized for the 7th annual QCon San Francisco (Nov 11-13, 2013). Registrations for the event - which has been completely sold out for the past three years - are up 100% compared to the same time last year. Register before Aug 2nd and save $800.

QCon San Francisco November 11-15 - Registration Open; Top 10 Presentations

by Nitin Bharti on  Jun 28, 2013

QCon San Francisco 2013, taking place November 11-15, is now open for registration ($900 savings until July 12th). QCon is an enterprise software development conference for team leads, architects, and project managers covering architecture & design, Java, mobile, functional programming, Lean and Kanban, cloud computing, Big Data & NoSQL, emerging languages, and other timely topics.

The Database as a Value

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 14, 2013

During QCon New York 2013, Rich Hickey gave a talk on functional databases. Hickey is well known for creating the Clojure programming language and is currently developing Datomic, which is a functional database. During his talk, Hickey argued that the useful properties of functional languages: data as values and pure functions, are just as useful in the context of databases.

How Netflix Deploys Code

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 13, 2013 3

Netflix deploys a hundred times per day, without the use of Chef or Puppet, without a quality assurance department and without release engineers. To do this, Netflix built an advanced in-house PaaS (Platform as a Service) that allows each team to deploy their own part of the infrastructure whenever they want, however many times they require.

Wrangling WebRTC: Challenges and Opportunities for Real-Time Communication

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 12, 2013 1

At QCon New York 2013, Gustavo Garcia gave a talk on WebRTC, the new real-time communication component of HTML5. WebRTC is a set of technologies that enable real-time, low-latency communication between peers, for instance to used for video and audio conferencing as well as gaming.

The Post-HTTP Era: Real-Time Web Apps With Meteor

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 12, 2013 2

During the HTML5 Track at QCon New York 2013 Matt DeBergalis gave a talk on Meteor, the open-source real-time web application framework that DeBergalis co-founded. On the modern web, clients get increasingly capable and more and more work happens in the client. However, the tools to build these modern web applications, DeBergalis argues, have not caught up.

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