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Article Contest: Write an Article for InfoQ and Win a QCon or Dev Summit Ticket

Do you want to share your experience and knowledge with the InfoQ audience? Would you like the chance of winning a free ticket to the InfoQ Dev Summit and future QCons? You’re in luck, as the InfoQ team is running a limited-time article writing competition. Read on to learn how to enter and the terms and conditions.

InfoQ’s mission and how you can help

Software is changing the world, and InfoQ's mission is to help developers learn and adopt new technologies and practices. We aim to spot emerging trends in software development that we believe have broad applicability and make our community aware of them early. One way we do this is by publishing quality articles. We think that the story is best told by developer to developer, architect to architect, and team lead to team lead. That’s why we need you to contribute an article describing your architecture story, latest learnings, or technology case study.

We constantly encourage software practitioners and domain experts to submit feature-length (2000 - 3000 words) articles that are timely, educational, and practical. We carefully curate and peer-review everything we publish, as we strongly believe that the high-quality insights offered by our editors and other contributors have the power to uplift entire communities.

To support this purpose, we invite you, the software community members, to submit articles and participate in sharing knowledge with your peers. And to add extra incentive, we are running an article competition with free tickets to our event for a limited time as prizes!


Articles should be:

  • Timely - because InfoQ tracks important and significant trends within our respective communities.
  • Educational - meaning that they should teach our readers something non-trivial.
  • Practical - meaning readers should take away processes and practices that they can apply in their daily work.
  • Marketing free - our readers expect InfoQ content to be educational, accurate, technical, and without hidden marketing agendas.

InfoQ readers are senior software engineers, software architects, and team leads who influence the adoption of innovations and practices. Therefore, articles should have specific takeaways, and readers should walk away with actions to perform, a new theory to think about, or a thought-provoking question to answer.

Before submitting a proposal, please read our author guidelines to ensure the best chance of having your article accepted. You can submit the article proposal by completing the dedicated contest form. This form will be open for submissions only during the established period: April 08 - May 10, 2024.

If you would like feedback regarding the suitability of an article proposal before writing the actual draft, please send us a title and abstract. However, the acceptance is always based on the complete article draft, not only on the abstract; first drafts are also considered. Contact us at for any questions or further information.

What's in for you?

While we are aware the biggest winner is the community, we are proud and grateful to be able to offer contributors several benefits in return:

Win a ticket to one of our upcoming conferences

The authors of the articles that raise the most interest and/or appreciation from the community will be rewarded with a ticket for an upcoming event:

  • 1st prize - win an in-person ticket for a QCon of your choice: San Francisco or London
  • 2nd prize - win an in-person ticket for an InfoQ Dev Summit of your choice
  • 3rd prize - win a Video-Only Pass access to talks on-demand after the conference for one of our events at your choice: London or San Francisco

In-person tickets for QCon events include access to 3 days of sessions, keynotes, peer-sharing, and recordings of the talks after the conference, as follows:

  • All tracks, sessions, and keynotes for 3 days
  • Networking and peer-sharing opportunities
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks
  • Recordings of most sessions and keynotes for 6 months after the conference
  • Social events & receptions
  • Access to the exhibitor area

In-person tickets for QCon events do not include any other costs that your attendance on site might include, such as but not limited to: accommodation, travel, etc. If you are unable to attend in person, you can opt-in for the Video-Only access to most sessions and keynotes for 6 months.

In-person tickets for InfoQ Dev Summit events include access to 2 days of sessions, social events, peer-sharing, as follows:

  • 2 days of sessions
  • 2 Attendee Socials & peer-sharing opportunities
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Access to the exhibitor area

In-person tickets for InfoQ Dev Summit events do not include any other costs that your attendance on-site might include, such as but not limited to: accommodation, travel, etc.

Video-Only Passes include access to recording for o most sessions and keynotes for 6 months.

Raise your professional profile

InfoQ’s audience surpasses 1.5 million unique visitors per month. Writing for InfoQ will help raise your profile with an international audience of developers looking to learn emerging trends. We also share the content on our social media channels. Being published on InfoQ is an excellent opportunity to grow your career and build connections with the dev community.

Give back to the community

As a software practitioner, you would share your knowledge, experience, and expertise with the community and your peers. Other developers can learn from you, and they in turn, can contribute back to the community in the future.


We welcome articles that fit into the innovator and early adopter stages of the following topics: AI, ML and Data Engineering, DevOps & Cloud, Software Architecture & Design:

Here is a more detailed list of the sub-topics for each topic:

  • AI, ML, & Data Engineering: Knowledge Graphs, Explainable AI, Synthetic Data Generation, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Automated Machine Learning (AutoML), Robotics, Edge interference/model training, Large-scale distributed deep-learning, Cloud agnostic computing for AI, AI coding assistants, Vector Databases, Data Contracts, Data Observability, Virtual Reality/AR/MR/XR, MLOps, Cognitive Services, Image Recognition (Computer Vision), Graph Data Analytics, loT Platforms.
  • DevOps & Cloud: Data Observability, Data Mesh, Cross-cloud uniform infra automation, Application definition and orchestration, Low-code platforms, SLOS, Platform Engineering teams, Industry aggregated incident analysis, Quantum cloud computing, WebAssembly (Wasm), eBPF, Policy as Code, Service mesh, Software secure supply chain, Cross-cloud/Cloud-native hybrid approaches, No copy data sharing, Sustainability accounting, AI/ML Ops, Active-active Global DB Ops, Fullstack tracing, Continuous Testing, ChatOps, DataOps, Developer Experience "DevEx", Documentation as code, Security in the age of AI, Container Security and Observability in Kubernetes Environments, DevSecOps Best Practices for Identity & Access Management, Best Practices for API Quality and Security.
  • Software Architecture & Design: Large language models, Software supply chain security, Design for sustainability, GraphQL federation, Policy as code, НТТР/3, dApps, Design for portability, Data-Driven Architecture, Architecture as a team sport, WebAssembly (Server-side and Client-side), Design for security, Design for resilience, Design for observability, Micro frontends, AsyncAPI, Workflow and decision automation platforms, Low code/no code.

Criteria for winning articles

The highest number of pageviews + the highest number of social media shares, as follows: from the top 3 articles in terms of pageviews, the one with the highest number of social media shares will be the designated winner of the 1st place. The second one will be designated the winner of the 2nd place and the third one will be the winner of the 3rd place.

The number of pageviews for each published article will be counted for 14 calendar days from the date of publication of the respective article, to ensure every participant gets a fair chance to winning. The social media shares will be counted for the following channels: LinkedIn, X (Twitter), Facebook (including Instagram and Threads).

Winners will be notified via email, and the announcement will also be posted on our social media channels on July 8, 2024.


  • Deadline for sending in article submissions is May 10, 2024.
  • Winners to be announced on July 08, 2024.

Announcing winners

Winners will be notified via email, but also via public announcements on the following channels: LinkedIn, X (Twitter), Facebook. The announcement will be launched on July 08, 2024.

Submit your proposal to participate!

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