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QConSF in 4 Weeks ‘DevOps @Google’ Keynote; Lambda Architecture Myths; Reactive Programmimg @Netflix

81% of speakers, 100% of keynotes, and 100% of tutorials have been confirmed for the 8th annual QCon San Francisco 2014. All confirmed sessions are now live on our schedule. Register before Oct  18th and save $400.

Here are some newly confirmed sessions since our last update:

Google Keynote: How DevOps and the Cloud Changed Google Engineering

It's no secret that conventional IT is going by the wayside as companies shed their legacy infrastructure and invest in shared resources. Google is riding the same wave, both inside and out. Their cloud, their code and people are how they innovate. They use an internal cloud to move quickly, share code base and identify common tools and libraries. Melody Meckfessel, Google Engineering Manager, will show us how Google's engineering teams use continuous delivery to build products and scale them, and how our own strain of DevOps speeds launches and helps our engineering culture thrive.

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too -- Further Dispelling the Myths of the Lambda Architecture

We believe it is possible to build a streaming system you can rely on, making the Lambda Architecture unnecessary. Tyler Akidau, Software Engineer at Google will cover in depth the APIs they’ve developed for manipulating data within axes of time and the strong consistency semantics they provide that bring powerful, yet flexible, streaming data processing within easy reach.

Learn to make your own iPhone / Android games in Unity3D!

Learn how to make a game in Unity3D that can be deployed to Android and iPhone devices. By the end of the session you will have written a playable 3d graphical adventure starring some cute dinosaurs, who live in a cute medieval village, but are now caught under a zombie spell, and only you can save them.

Reactive Programming with Rx  

Reactive programming in the form of RxJS and RxJava has been adopted at Netflix over the past couple years for both client-side and server-side programming. This talk will summarize why the Rx programming model was chosen and demonstrate how it is applied to a variety of use cases including web services, interprocess communication and stream processing.

Mini - Keynotes

For the first time at QCon we will have 5 minute Mini-Keynotes. Here the ones confirmed so far:

  • Store Your User Passwords Correctly! - Marty Weiner, Engineer at Pinterest
  • Direct Brain Stimulation - Amol Sarva, Co-founder of Halo Neuro, CEO and Co-Founder of Knotable
  • Skeletal tracking with Nod - Anush Elangovan, Founder and CEO Nod Labs

Registration, is $1,995 ($400 off) for the 3 day event until Oct 18th, and increases afterwards every month. QCon is produced by

Note: QCon discounts are available on groups as small as 3 attendees. For more details and to apply for a discount code, please contact


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