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3 weeks until QCon New York: New Talks, Podcasts, & Workshops

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Marking its 5th anniversary, QCon New York returns June 13-15. This is QCon New York’s last year holding the event in Brooklyn. Next year, QCon moves to a new venue in Manhattan.

In the last week, QCon New York confirmed 22 speakers. While still additional speakers to confirm, the current list of expert practitioners commonly found at a QCon exceeds 125. Some of the recent confirmations includes thought-leaders like: Jessie Frazelle (Security @Mesosphere, former @Docker Maintainer), Swati Vauthrin (Director of Engineering @Buzzfeed), Cory House (Software Architect & Creator of #OutlierDeveloper), and Daniel Bryant (Chief Scientist @OpenCredo).

You can find more information on the sessions and speakers online at However, here are some of the sessions you will discover online:

QCon New York is focusing Tuesday night on Community and bringing back Birds of a Feather (BoF’s). BoF’s are meetings, talks, or get together’s that focus on topics of community interest (or simply further a worthy community discussion). A limited number of free tickets are available for the local community are available. You can contact the New York Java Sig or the New York Chapter of Paper’s We Love to find out how to get a ticket.

QCon New York offers 10 Community focused events scheduled:

  • Java Sig (oldest Java Meetup in the world) is holding their monthly meetup at QConNY and features Stephen Chin (Lead Java Community Manager) and a surprise guest.
  • Paper We Love, QCon Edition (featuring several academic papers that have strong practical implications) is holding a special meetup featuring three different to-be-announced speakers (watch online for details)
  • Defending the Free Internet by Thoughtworks is a group discussion on harnessing the power of Internet for social and economic liberation.
  • Connecting Cuba to the Web using Inexpensive and Legal Ways the Executive Director of @Apretaste discusses the platform they’re using to bring the Internet to Cuba (where only 5% of the people have access to the Internet)

QCon recognizes one of the toughest things at a software conference is selecting which talk to attend. So for 2016, QCon introduced interviews and, in some cases, podcasts to help this year’s attendees better understand the content of a talk.

Some of the interviews posted online, include:

You can follow which interviews have been posted online.

In addition to the written interviews, the conference chair Wesley Reisz records weekly podcasts with several of the most popular speakers. Each podcast is published online on Here are some of the available InfoQ Podcasts with QCon Speakers:

  • Matt Ranney - Chief Systems Architect @Uber, Co-Founder @Voxer
  • Mads Torgersen - Runs C# Design Process & Maintains Language Spec @Microsoft
  • Adrian Cockcroft - Tech Fellow @BatteryVentures best known for Microservice/Cloud Architectures @Netflix

Podcasts are posted weekly on InfoQ, but you can find them on SoundCloud, iTunes, or online at

QCon offers workshops focused on senior or advanced software engineers. There are workshops like a git master’s class led by engineers from Github, one building a recommendation engine pipeline from the original developer of the SMACK stack, and a practical workshop on building microservices with Go from the author of Go kit? In all, there are 15 workshops for QCon New York this year.

QCon is brought to you by the publishers of InfoQ is an online community of software engineers currently published in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese. The community has a readership base of 1,000,000 unique visitors per month and has content from 100 locally-based editors across the global.

Registration is $2,195 ($330 off) for the 3-day conference if you register before June 13th. Register now to receive the best rate available.

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