QConSF 2013 in 3 Weeks (Nov 11-15): Conference Schedule Published; Training Days; Facebook Keynote

| by Nitin Bharti Follow 0 Followers on Oct 21, 2013. Estimated reading time: 1 minute | NOTICE: The next QCon is in New York Jun 25 - 29, 2018. Join us!

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Facebook's Keith Adams - a founding member of Facebook's HipHop Virtual Machine team - has been confirmed to keynote at the 7th annual QConSF 2013. The conference schedule is now live with registrations 40% ahead of last year.  With only three weeks left, there is still time to save $400 if you register before Oct 25th.

Facebook Keynote: "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Tuning"

"Counter-intuitively, the effects of tuning (tweaks to a system in response to real workloads) often dominate the effects of fundamentally better technology. Well-tuned, bad systems usually outperform less mature, better systems." In this keynote presentation, Keith covers:

  •  The evidence base: examples where well-tuned incumbents outperformed better, but less mature designs, in both hardware and software
  •  The tragedy: how our ignorance of this effect limits technical progress
  •  Challenges for planning complex technical projects 

Training @ QConSF 2013

QConSF will feature two full days (Nov 14-15) of hands-on tutorials covering a wide range of topics, including:

QConSF will host more than 100 speakers, 6 concurrent tracks, and many breaks, parties, and opportunities for networking. If you have never attended a QCon be sure to watch some of our past sessions. There is no other event in the US with similar opportunities for learning, networking, and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, Web API, Data Science, HTML5/JavaScript, Mobile, Agile, and Architecture communities.

Registration is $1,995 (a $400 savings) for the 3 day event until October 25th. Group discounts are available. QCon is produced by and runs annually in London, San Francisco, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Tokyo and São Paulo.

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