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InfoQ Homepage News QCon New York 2019 (June 24-28) Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start

QCon New York 2019 (June 24-28) Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start

The 8th annual QCon New York returns to the Marriott Marquis June 24-26, 2019. QCon, organized by the people behind, is dedicated to providing a platform for innovators and early adopters to tell their story in hotbeds of software development like Beijing, London, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and New York.

Curious about the talks you see at a QCon? Grady Booch (Co-Creator of UML & Chief Scientist for Software Engineering @IBMResearch) spoke at the recent QCon San Francisco. Booch discussed AI in a talk entitled "Building the Enchanted Land." Examining the past and future of AI, Booch's talk is an example of the types of talks you'll find at QCon. You can watch the full video online at InfoQ.

Just like the speakers, our track hosts are individually selected based on their vision for the topics the organizing committee felt were the most important in software today. Some of the early track hosts confirmed include:

  • Jeanne Boyarsky, Java developer, and ScrumMaster
    Track: Modern Java
  • Anna Neyzberg, Developer & Project Lead @CarbonFive
    Track: Developing/Optimizing Clients for Developers
  • Dave Hahn, Manager @ Netflix, Cloud Operations and Reliability Engineering
    Track: Architecting for Failure
  • Randy Shoup, VP Engineering @ WeWork
    Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered about

QCon New York 2019 features 15 editorial tracks (and three sponsored tracks). Each "editorial" track (that's what we call the curated talks focused on developer lessons) is a collection of software topics curated by a domain expert in areas such as culture, data science, machine learning, front-end technologies, and architecture. Here's an example of last year's schedule to get an idea of what to expect. Each of these invitation-only talks focuses on issues software engineering leaders like you want to know more about. QCon believes in practitioners over evangelists. Here you learn from the committers, the maintainers, the people moving our industry forward.

The QCon NY 19 tracks are:

  • Modern Java
    Six-month cadence, cloud-native deployments, scale, Graal, Kotlin, and beyond. Learn how the role of Java as it evolves for the next 20 years.
  • High Performance Computing: Lessons from FinTech & AdTech
    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware.
  • 21st Century Languages
    Lessons learned from building languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.
  • Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & Beyond
    Deploying, scaling, managing your services is undifferentiated heavy lifting. Hear stories, learn techniques, and dive deep into software infrastructure.
  • Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks
    Skills to be a top technician that don't involve writing code: communication, empathy, emotional grit, fortitude, teamwork, advanced critical thinking.
  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About
    Hard-earned lessons from names you know on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.
  • Machine Learning for Developers
    Machine learning is more approachable than ever. Learn techniques and use cases with PyTorch, Keras, and TensorFlow that will become foundational for modern application developers.
  • Microservices / Serverless (Patterns & Practices)
    Evolving, observing, persisting, operating, and building modern architectures.
  • Data Engineering for the Bold
    Explore the power of data systems & architectures
  • Developing/Optimizing Clients for Developers
    Electron, Flutter, JavaScript, GraphQL, Node/NPM. Web Workers, Wasm, WebVR, Speech/Alexia/Pipeline. More topics than room in this modern UI tech track.
  • Trust, Safety, & Security
    Privacy, confidentiality, safety, security: learn from the frontlines.
  • Modern CS in the Real World
    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDTs, formal methods, & probabilistic programming.
  • Human Systems: Hacking the Org
    Innovative approaches to organizational leadership and management to build unique company cultures.
  • Building High-Performing Teams
    Building, maintaining, and growing a team balanced for skills and aptitudes. Constraint theory, systems thinking, lean, hiring/firing and performance improvement will be discussed.
  • Architecting For Failure
    More than just building software, building deployable production-ready software in the face of guaranteed failure.

Early Confirmations for QCon New York 2019

Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect @ Oracle, has just been confirmed as a speaker in the Modern Java Track. Watch one of his previous talks from QCon London - From Concurrent to Parallel.

If you are a software leader (someone who is the go-to person when things get tough on your team), QCon is your tribe. QCon offers sessions and advice from the world's most innovative shops. These talks will help you grow your career, build your network, and lead your company in 2019. QCon is an amazing balance of what you need in order to be a modern software developer, architect, or leader.

Full coverage from last year's event can be found here.

Registration is $2,215 ($620 off) for the three-day conference if you register before April 6th.

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