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InfoQ Homepage News QCon New York 3 Weeks Away (June 18 - 22, 2012); Editor Testimonials; Popular Sessions & Speakers

QCon New York 3 Weeks Away (June 18 - 22, 2012); Editor Testimonials; Popular Sessions & Speakers

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The first annual QCon New York is taking place in just 3 weeks, with the next early bird discount quickly approaching. The next early discount to save $300 ends June 1st

QCon New York will host more than 100 speakers, 6 concurrent tracks, and many breaks, parties, and opportunities for networking.  There is no other event in the US with similar opportunities for learning, networking, and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, HTML5, Mobile , Agile, and Architecture communities. The Architectures in Financial Applications track will also provide valuable insights into the systems & software that make Wall Street tick.

If you you have never attended QCon, hear what members of the InfoQ editorial team – themselves industry practitioners like you – are saying about the event, and what makes it different from other conferences. 

Click here to see additional QCon attendee testimonials. 

Here are some of the most popular tracks, sessions, and speakers at the upcoming QCon New York according to traffic on

High Performance Mobile
Case studies from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Netflix, and others testify that making websites faster drives more traffic to your site, improves the user experience, increases revenue, and reduces operating costs. Join Steve Souders as he presents the latest developments for analyzing mobile performance and creating a faster mobile experience. 

Keynote: The Value of Values
One of the least articulated benefits of functional programming is often the one most prized - the pleasure and sanity of programming with values, and it can be difficult to appreciate without first-hand experience. This talk will discuss value-oriented programming and its antithesis - place-oriented programming, examining the benefits and costs of each, in the small and in the large.  

Real-Time Delivery Architecture at Twitter
Twitter receives thousands of tweets a second that it needs to deliver to disks, in-memory timelines, email, and mobile devices. This session dives into both the "write path" and "read path" of Twitter to understand the architecture which supports those tweets, and also how Twitter serves them through one of the world's largest web sites.   

Futures and Promises, Lessons in Concurrency Learned at Tumblr
This talk covers the architectural underpinnings of Tumblr's distributed systems infrastructure. focusing on “Motherboy”, an eventually consistent inbox style storage system. Some key concepts covered will include concurrency constructs available on the JVM, testing and tuning the stack, Scala in a distributed systems context, real world benchmarking and distributed tracing.  

Trends and Issues in App Making
Learn about several emerging trends in the app ecosystem, including recent issues around privacy, and how to use a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach to develop best practices for the future. Learn about the state of mobile gaming, the best and worst monetization strategies, and the underlying philosophy that drives the arbiters of future reality.

Popular Speakers 

Group Discounts

Bring your colleagues with you to QCon and take advantage of the following group discounts:

  • Buy 3 tickets & save $100/person
  • Buy 4 tickets & save $200/person
  • Buy 5 tickets & save $300/person
  • Buy 5+ tickets & save $400/person

To take advantage of any of these special QCon Group Discounts, submit your company registrants information to with the subject line: GROUP DISCOUNT.

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