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QCon London 5 Weeks Away; Top Tracks, Sessions, and Speakers

The ninth annual QCon London (March 2-6) will feature in-depth presentations and case studies from Netflix, Google, Facebook, Uber, eBay, SoundCloud and others. Learn from front line, industry practitioners on topics like Microservices, Docker, Engineering Culture, Go, Reactive Architecture, Low Latency Trading, Continuous Delivery, and more.  The conference schedule is now live and almost final. Register by Feb 23rd and up to save £170.

Here are the most popular tracks, sessions, and speakers at the upcoming QCon London according to page view traffic on

Top Tracks

Architecture Improvements - Next gen architecture, Arch over the full lifecycle, Bleeding edge tech in legacy, Cognitive biases in architecture, Evolving Architecture.

Docker, containers and application portability - Containers have been an operating system feature for some time; now they're a hot topic due to the growth of Docker and its ecosystem. This track will feature people building stuff for and with containers who will show why application portability is so important, and what can be done with the expanding ecosystem.

Big Data Frameworks, Architectures, and Data Science - Designing and building modern big data frameworks, and building machine learning models from that data. As big data tools and architectures continue to evolve, how do you architect and select technologies that work now but are also future-proof? What frameworks and architectures are interesting right now, and how do you get the best from them? How do you build and run performant machine learning models, and how do you do 'data science' with that big data?

Top Sessions

Your Thing is Pwnd: security challenges for the Internet of Things - The Internet of Things is growing exponentially, and it is creating a virtually infinite attack space for hackers, government snoops and others. In this session we will explore the challenges of security for IoT, including reviewing some existing attacks and predicting others. We will explore, hardware, software, network and cloud attacks. We will look at what solutions there are and how to create a better environment for secure IoT.

Design & Implementation of Microservices - Discover a consistent and reinforcing set of tools and practices rooted in the the philosophy of small and simple that can help you move towards a Microservice architecture in your own organisation. Small services, communicating via the web's uniform interface with single responsibilities and installed as well behaved operating system services. However, with these finer-grained systems come new sources of complexity.

Simple sketches for diagramming your software architecture - This hands-on session is aimed at those involved in the software development process and is about improving communication. You'll see some patterns and anti-patterns related to "boxes and lines" diagrams, and you'll learn some lightweight techniques for communicating software architecture using simple sketches and my C4 software architecture model.

Top Speakers

Attending with your colleagues? QCon London offers special savings when you register a group of three or more people from your company. Click here for more details.

QCon London 2014 drew over 1,000 attendees last year and elicited thousands of tweets and hundreds of blogs all of which are summarized in the Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2014. We hope you can join us for QCon London 2015.

Register before Feb 23rd and save up to £170.

QCon London is co-produced by and Trifork, producer of the Danish GOTO conference.


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