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QCon San Francisco 2016 Tracks Announced and First Glimpse at Workshops

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QCon San Francisco, the 10th annual bay area software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Fishermen's Wharf area of San Francisco November 7-9, 2016. QCon is organized by the people behind InfoQ and is dedicated to providing a platform for innovators and early adopters to tell their story in hotbeds of software development like Beijing, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, San Francisco, and Tokyo.

Nearly all of last year’s QCon San Francisco talks are available on; however, here are some of the most popular:

QCon San Francisco 2016 Tracks

We are proud to announce QCon San Francisco 2016 tracks. As in the past, each track is an individually curated vertical conference dedicated to fully exploring a timely, modern software topic. Attendees can stay in individual tracks or jump between all of them.

Following the pattern of last year, QConSF offers 18 tracks across 3 full days (2 additional days of workshops are also available). This year’s tracks are:

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered about
    You know the names. Now learn lessons from their architectures
  • Containers Everywhere
    State of the art in Container deployment, management, scheduling
  • Art of Relevancy & Recommendations
    Lessons on the adoption of practical, real-world machine learning practices
  • DevOps & You 
    Lessons/stories on optimizing the deployment pipeline
  • Architecting for Failure
    Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it
  • Culture
    Building great orgs and effective culture
  • UX Reimagined
    Bots, virtual reality, voice, and new thought processes around design. The track explores the current art of the possible in UX and lessons from early adoption
  • //TODO: Security, fix this
    Building security from the start. Stories, lessons, and innovations advancing the field of software security
  • Distributed Systems War Stories
    “A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.” - Lamport. Lessons from the trenches
  • Software Engineering Softskills
    Great engineers do more than code. Learn their secrets and level up
  • Stream Processing
    Stream processing, near-real time processing
  • Modern CS in the Real World
    Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS ideas
  • Driving the Browser Forward
    JavaScript, HTML5, WASM, and more... innovations targeting the browser
  • Optimizing You
    Keeping life in balance is a challenge. Learn lifehacks, tips, & techniques for success
  • Java 9: Are You Ready for This?
    Prepping for JDK9: Concurrency Updates, HTTP2, Unified Logging, G1GC, Scala, Reactive, and more…
  • Bare Metal Performance
    Native languages, kernel bypass, tooling - make the most of your hardware
  • Big Data Meets the Cloud
    Features overviews and lessons learned from companies that have implemented their Big Data use-cases in the Cloud
  • Next Generation Microservices
    What will microservices look like in 3 years? What if we could start over?

QCon San Francisco 2016 Workshops

In addition to the three days of technical content, QCon offers two days of deep-dive workshops. This year QCon is focused on offering half-day workshops. While workshops have not yet been finalized, here are some of the early confirmations for 2016:

  • Go Microservices: Peter Bourgon, Engineer @WeaveWorks and Author of Go Kit
  • Git Master’s Class by Github: Michelle Tilley & Katrina Uychanco, Software Engineers @Github
  • gRPC: Kelsey Hightower, Developer Advocate @Google
  • Building Great Teams: Richard Kasperowski, Agile Coach and Author of Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

Other likely workshops will include: Spark, Kafka, Communication, CTO Training, Mobile, Red/Blue Team exercises, React/Angular, and HTTP/2. These workshops are not your run-of-the-mill workshops. These are the topics you’ll want to learn from the people you want to learn them from.

Registration is $1,895 ($700 off) for the 3-day conference if you register before July 30th. Register now to receive the best rate available.

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