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QCon San Francisco November 14-18 - tracks announced & registration open


QCon San Francisco 2011, taking place November 14-18 is now open for registration ($700 savings until June 22nd).  QCon is an enterprise software development conference for team leads, architects, and project managers covering Architecture & Design, Java, Mobile, awesome case studies, functional programming, Lean and Kanban, Cloud Computing, Big Data & NoSQL, emerging languages, and other timely topics.

We are currently in the process of assembling the sessions and speakers for QCon SF with an initial schedule to be posted in early July and completed over the summer. The tracks at QCon San Francisco 2011 include:

  • Why Java is still sexy? - It's fast! It's concise! It's expressive! It's... Java? Wow!
  • HTML5 & Web UI Platform - Leveraging the world's fastest evolving platform
  • New languages changing your world! - Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
  • Lean and Kanban: Learning Through Systems Thinking - Design Thinking, Complexity vs. Lean, System Design
  • Agile in Midlife - Where does it want to go tomorrow?
  • Web APIs -: Architecting, Managing, Securing, & Monetizing Web APIs
  • Two Architecture Case studies Tracks - Previous QCon's featured architetures from Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Visa, eBay, Amazon
  • Systems that never stop - Sometimes there is no such thing as the "test version" ... only the real thing
  • Software Architecture Improvements - Architecture Refactoring, Re-engingeering, Erosion, Arch Assessment
  • Beautiful Code - Code never looked so good!
  • Functional Web - last year featuered Node.JS, Haskell, Webmachine, Clojure, Conversational Web
  • The Growing Ecosystem for Shrinking Devices - Learning more about the available options for Mobile application development
  • Big Data & NoSQL - Where and how to apply BigData & NoSQL technologies
  • Real life Cloud architectures - There's a lot of buzz, but how's the cloud really used?

QCon SF will host more than 80 speakers,  5 concurrent tracks, and many breaks, parties, and opportunities for networking. If you didn't make it to last year’s QCon SF you can watch some of our past sessions. Here are some of the top most watched QCon sessions on

  • Making Apps That Don’t Suck (25K views) - Mike Lee considers that a software engineer makes great applications not because he follows good rules but because he has a better way of looking at the world and he learns from experience.
  • Evolution of Code Design at Facebook (21K views) - Nick Schrock presents how Facebook’s code evolved over time, explaining some new constructs – fbobjects, Preparables, Ents - introduced to address the complexities of a large social graph.
  • Innovation at Google (15K views) - Patrick Copeland presents the first three principles of the eXtreme innovation approach based on the Pretotyping Manifesto.

Registration is $1395 (a $700 savings) for the 3 day event until June 22nd, and increases afterwards every month. Group discounts are available. QCon is co-produced by and Trifork, producer of the Danish GOTO conference.

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