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InfoQ Homepage News 6 Tracks Not to Miss at QCon San Francisco, October 2-6, 2023: ML, Architecture, Resilience & More!

6 Tracks Not to Miss at QCon San Francisco, October 2-6, 2023: ML, Architecture, Resilience & More!

In 2023, the software development community faces many challenges. The macroeconomic environment is forcing everyone to "do more with less", new privacy and data management laws have been enacted, and generative AI is creating both new opportunities and unforeseen issues. At InfoQ’s international software development conference, QCon San Francisco (October 2-6), senior software practitioners driving innovation and change in software development will explore real-world architectures, technology, and techniques to help you solve such challenges.

Behind QCon San Francisco is a collective of distinguished senior software leaders who carefully curate the QCon topics based on the crucial trends and essential best practices you need to know about. This year, the conference will contain 12 tracks. If you’re a senior software developer, software architect, or tech team lead, you won’t want to miss these stand-out tracks.

QCon San Francisco Tracks for the Architect, Developer, and Technical Leader

Modern ML: GenAI, Trust, & Path2Prod

Modern machine learning (ML) is a rapidly evolving field. Hien Luu, Sr. engineering manager @DoorDash and author of Beginning Apache Spark 3, will explore the latest trends in ML, focusing on three key areas: generative AI (GenAI), trust, and the path to production. You'll learn how these areas are shaping the future of ML and how they can be used to build more powerful and reliable ML systems.

Architecting for the Cloud

Architecting for the cloud is a complex and challenging task, but it can also be very rewarding. Khawaja Shams, co-founder & CEO @Momento, previously @NASA and @Amazon, will explore the key principles of cloud architecture, such as scalability, elasticity, and security. Join us to learn how to design and build cloud-based systems that are reliable, efficient, and cost-effective.

Designing for Resilience

This track will explore the principles of designing systems that are resilient to disruptions. Javier Fernandez-Ivern, staff software engineer @Netflix with over 20 years in software engineering, will share insights on how to design systems that can withstand unexpected events, such as natural disasters, cyberattacks, or hardware failures.

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

This track will explore real-world examples of innovative companies pushing the limits with modern software systems. Wes Reisz, technical principal @thoughtworks and creator/co-host of the InfoQ podcast, will share their stories of how they have scaled their systems to handle massive amounts of traffic, data, and complexity.

Platform Engineering Done Well

If done well, platform engineering can help organizations to deliver software faster, more reliably, and more securely. Daniel Bryant, Java Champion, co-author of "Mastering API Architecture", independent technical consultant, and InfoQ News Manager, will discuss the best practices for building and maintaining a successful platform to create one that is scalable, adaptable, and secure.

Modern Data Engineering & Architectures

In this track, Sid Anand, chief architect @Datazoom, committer/PMC Apache Airflow, previously Netflix, LinkedIn, eBay, Etsy, & PayPal, will deep-dive into innovations happening in the data engineering space, including data streaming (stream processing, stream warehouse, stream graph), data API's (gRPC, GraphQL, REST), data lineage, automated data pipelines, and cloud data platforms and containerization technologies.

Explore the full list of tracks that you can learn from at QCon San Francisco 2023 covering frontend development, deep-tech, JVM, languages of Infra, staff plus engineering, and more.

Why Attend QCon San Francisco?

  • Walk away with actionable insights: Learn how your peers are solving similar complex challenges right now.
  • Level-up with senior software leaders: Learn what's next from world-class leaders pushing the boundaries.
  • No hype. No hidden marketing. No sales pitches: At QCon, there are no product pitches or hidden marketing. Your time is focused on learning, exploring, and researching, not being sold to.
  • Future-proof your career: Experience practical hands-on workshops where you can deep-dive into specific topics and learn in an intimate setting. Book your workshop days for under $920!

Join QCon San Francisco this October 2-6, and take advantage of the last early bird tickets. Don’t miss the chance to learn from software leaders at early adopter companies. Save valuable time without wasting resources. Get the assurance you are adopting the right technologies and skills.

Book your spot now!

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