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InfoQ Homepage News QCon San Francisco Nov 3-7, 2014 - Registration Open; Top 10 Presentations

QCon San Francisco Nov 3-7, 2014 - Registration Open; Top 10 Presentations

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Registration is now open for QCon San Francisco 2014 (Nov 3-7). The 8th annual event - taking place at The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - will feature over 100 speakers, 15 tracks, and many opportunities for networking. Register before Jun 21st and save $800.

QCon San Francisco is a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their software development teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors. There will be a full 3-day conference from Nov 3-5 (Mon-Wed) and two days of full & half day tutorials from Nov 6-7 (Thur-Fri).

The program committee is in the process of assembling the tracks, sessions and speakers for QConSF and will be publishing on the conference site throughout the summer.

Here are the top 10 presentations from QCon San Francisco 2013, based on page views:

  1. Deconstructing Functional Programming - Gilad Bracha
  2. How GitHub (no longer) Works - Zach Holman
  3. Top 10 - Performance Folklore - Martin Thompson
  4. C++: The Good Parts - Jordan DeLong
  5. Design, Composition, and Performance - Rich Hickey
  6. Practicing at the Cutting Edge: Learning and Unlearning about Java Performance - Martin Thompson
  7. Java vs. C/C++ Performance Panel - Gil Tene, Martin Thompson, Todd Montgomery, Keith Adams
  8. Reactive REST - Jafar Husain
  9. The Present and Future of the Web Platform - Brendan Eich
  10. How a Small Team Scales Instagram - Mike Krieger

Popular tracks at QCon San Francisco 2013 included:

  1. Hadoop : Beyond Map-Reduce: Cutting edge developments in the Hadoop Ecosystem, including YARN, Tez, REEF, and Samza.
  2. NoBackend: Front-End First Web Development: Build apps without thinking back-end
  3. Demystifying the API Lifecycle: The art of building and launching successful APIs.
  4. Applied Machine Learning and Data Science: Turning massive data into delightful product.
  5. Architectures you've always wondered about: Learn real world lessons from well-know, high-volume apps.
  6. Continuous Delivery: How to release software on demand, and what happens next.
  7. (Post)Functional: Functional Programming has won. Period.

You can read about the key takeaway points and lessons learned from QCon San Francisco 2013.

QCon San Francisco 2014 will feature similar track themes and presentations geared for and delivered by software development practitioners.

Registration is $1,595 ($800 off) for the 3-day conference. Register now to receive the best rate available.

Corporate and group discounts are also available. Please email for details.

(Note to interested speakers: while there is no formal call-for-papers for QCon San Francisco 2014, you can still submit a talk for consideration here.)

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