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InfoQ Homepage News QCon Schedule Posted: Europe has a New Major Software Conference

QCon Schedule Posted: Europe has a New Major Software Conference

The schedule for QCon London has been posted spanning 5 days with three full conference days and 2 tutorial days featuring speakers such as Martin Fowler, Dave Thomas, Gavin King, Werner Vogels, Rod Johnson, Erik Meijer, and 50 others. Tracks span Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, Agile, Investment banking IT, Architecture, Usability, and case studies on eBay and other major software deployments.  There are still a few sessions to be finalized on the schedule but for the most part complete.

Keynotes have been finalized and include:
- ThoughtWork's Martin Fowler and Dan North
- CTO Werner Vogels on

- Microsoft's LINQ creator Eric Meijer

Conference tutorials have also been finalized and include:
 - Domain Specific Languages in Groovy, with Guilluame Laforge and John Wilson
 - Certified Scrum Master Class, with Jeff Sutherland
 - Hands-on Agile Development Workshop, with Kevlin Henney
 - Introduction to the EJB 3.0 Java Persistence API, EJB co-spec lead Mike Keith
 - Agile Leadership: Moving from Management that Controls to Management that Facilitates, Diana Larsen
 - Ajax-enable your Java application with DWR, Joe Walker
 - Usage-Centered Software Design: An Activity-Based Approach, Larry Constantine
 - What can JMX do for you? Simon Brown

Here is a quick snapshot of all the tracks and topics:

The tracks and topics have also been 90% defined, and are as follows:
Agile Foundations
Team building, Scrum@Google, User Stories & Release plans, Retrospectives
Agile Journey to Mastery Open Space
Open Space + sessions: Org. challenges, Quality management, Mock roles, Expertise
Ajax & Browser-Based Applications
Dojo, Prototype, Ajax Patterns, Google GWT, Flex
Architecture in context of quality attributes
Performance & Scalability, Modfiability, Availability, Security
Investment Banking Architectures
Real time, STP, Messaging, AMQP, SEPA, MiFID, Front office
Java in Action
Spring, TestNG, EJB 3, AOP, Eclipse/Swing RCP
Java Emerging Technologies
Seam, OSGi, JRuby, Grails, JVM Clustering

.Net Enterprise Development
SOA: Bridging business and technology
Adoption, Governance, Rest vs. SOAP, Service Composition, Case studies
Software Usability for software developers

Analysis, Architecture, Patterns, Best practices
What makes Ruby Roll?
Metaprogramming, DSLs, Rails plugins, Mongrel, Rails deployment

In addition, we are putting together a case studies track with presentations directly from the architects of eBay, InfoQ, Voca, Amazon, and more.

QCon is being organized jointly by and JAOO: a prestigous 10 year-running enterprise software conference from Denmark. In the tradition of and JAOO conferences, QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers and will be similar to JAOO in it's commitment to quality content and a high quality attendee experience.  If you're excited about the UK or the world finally having a world-class conference like this, please support the conference by letting others know about it! Infact, bloggers can enter to win a free pass as part of Simon Brown's QCon blogging meme.

Visit and also check out videos from JAOO on InfoQ, our sister conference.

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