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InfoQ Homepage News QCon San Francisco Update (Nov 11-13, 2013): Tracks Announced, Registration Up 100%

QCon San Francisco Update (Nov 11-13, 2013): Tracks Announced, Registration Up 100%

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QCon San Francisco 2013, the 7th annual practitioner-driven conference designed for team leads, architects and project managers will host more than 100 speakers, 15 concurrent tracks, open spaces, and many opportunities for networking. Track topics have been finalized and published to the conference website.  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.

Track topics/themes for this year's conference include:

  • API design successes and pitfalls: Make your apps easy to connect with
  • Applied Data Science: How to make the most of your Big Data infrastructure
  • Applied Machine Learning: Uses and effectiveness of Machine Learning at scale
  • Architecting for the Cloud: Designing for the Cloud, it's not just about deployment
  • Big Data - To Hadoop and Beyond: Beyond MapReduce, changing Hive, columnar formats, speeding up sql, HA - HTFS, Graph processing and more
  • Code Tooling and Techniques of Tomorrow: This track does not feature your grandfather's coding tools
  • Continuous Delivery: Releasing software on demand, at the push of a button
  • Culture: How to build and maintain compelling teams
  • In-house development examples: From coding to deployment, how leading companies do it
  • Java Innovations: Latest news on Java languages, frameworks and ports
  • Lean Startup Applied: How to practically apply lean startup thinking to software development
  • Making virtual and mixed remote/in-house teams shine: Being productive in our brave new virtual world
  • NoBackend - Front-End First Web Development: The browser is the new backend
  • (Post)Functional: The leading edge of functional programming - and beyond!
  • Scalability, Availability, and Performance: The Dark Arts: How to keep servers and software running
  • Taming Mobile: Solving the toughest problems in mobile today
  • The JavaScript Ecosystem: Leveraging the biggest software ecosystem today  

Last year’s event - which featured talks from companies like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, and - brought together over 950 practitioners who saw presentations from speakers like:

  • Rich Hickey, Creator of Clojure
  • Eric Brewer, Founder of the CAP Theroem
  • Eric Evans, Founder of Domain Driven
  • Jez Humble, Author of "Continuous Delivery"
  • Bob Lee, CTO, Square, Creator of Google Guice
  • Coda Hale,, Infrastructure Architect
  • John Hughes, Co-designer of Haskell and QuickCheck
  • Kevlin Henney, Patterns, Programming, Practice and Process
  • Michael T. Nygard, Author of "Release It!"
  • Stoyan Stefanov, Author of "JavaScript Patterns" by O'Reilly

Full coverage from last year's event can be found here.

Registration is $1,595 (a $800 savings) for the 3 day event until August 2nd, and increases afterwards every month. QCon is produced by

Note: QCon discounts are available on groups as small as 3 attendees. To qualify for special QConSF savings, you must register your group at the same time. For more details and to apply for a discount code, please contact

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