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InfoQ Homepage News QCon SF 2018 (Nov 5-7) International Software Conference: Tracks, Workshops and Highlights

QCon SF 2018 (Nov 5-7) International Software Conference: Tracks, Workshops and Highlights

QCon San Francisco, the 12th annual software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Silicon Valley area November 5-7, 2018. With 32 days before the conference, 75% of the individually curated talks have been confirmed. The remaining talks are expected to be finalized over the next few weeks.

Highlights of the conference talks and speakers include:

You can find 90 of the planned 140 speakers taking part in QConSF on the conference website.

Each QCon is organized by a committee of senior software leaders from a wide spectrum of technology domains. These architects and leaders are charged with creating the conference that they themselves would want to attend.

QConSF features 18 individually curated tracks across three full conference days, and additional days of workshops are also available. QCon does not have a call for papers. Instead, the program committee votes and selects the most important topics in software, and then sources someone to lead them. The 18 tracks for QCon San Francisco 2018 are:

  • Applied AI & Machine Learning
    Applied machine learning lessons for SWEs, including tech around TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch, & more
  • 21st Century Languages
    Lessons learned from languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more
  • Modern Operating Systems
    Applied, practical, & real-world deep-dive into industry adoption of OS, containers and virtualization, including Linux on Windows, LinuxKit, and Unikernels
  • Optimizing You: Human Skills for Individuals
    Better teams start with a better self. Learn practical skills for IC
  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About
    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter & more
  • Bare Knuckle Performance
    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware
  • Delivering on the Promise of Containers
    Runtime containers, libraries, and services that power microservices
  • Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking
    Practical approaches using devops & lean thinking
  • Emerging Trends in Data Engineering
    Showcasing dataeng tech and highlighting the strengths of each in real-world applications
  • Production Readiness: Building Resilient Systems
    More than just building software, building deployable production ready software
  • Developer Experience: Level Up Your Engineering Effectiveness
    Improving the end-to-end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy, operate and understand
  • Security: Lessons on Attacking & Defending
    Security from the defender's AND the attacker's point of view
  • Enterprise Languages
    Modern enterprise languages. Expect Java, .NET, and Node in this track
  • Socially Conscious Software
    Building socially responsible software that protects users' privacy & safety
  • Future of Human Computer Interaction
    IoT, voice, mobile: interfaces pushing the boundary of what we consider to be the interface
  • Javascript & Web Tech
    Beyond JavaScript in the browser. Exploring webAssembly, electron, & modern frameworks
  • Microservice/Serverless Patterns & Practices
    Evolving, observing, persisting, and building modern microservices
  • Modern CS in the Real World
    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDTs, formal methods, & probabilistic programming

Still curious? For more insight into past talks, take a look at the partial schedule, last year's fully completed schedule, or listen to The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ podcast is a weekly discussion with industry leaders who you will frequently find speaking at QCon, as well as writing for InfoQ. Both QCon and InfoQ are practitioner-driven, and contain curated content.

Podcasts are available covering a variety of topics of general interest to architects, such as:

Registration is $2,205 ($520 off) for the three-day conference if you register before Oct 13th with INFOQSF18. Register now to receive the best rate available.

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