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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going into its second year, QCon New York 2013 (Jun 10-14) will be the largest east coast event for senior influencers in software development. This year's conference is expected to draw over 550 attendees and will feature over 100 speakers presenting across 18 tracks. With only 6 weeks left before the event, there is still time to save $300 if you register before May 24th.