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Seven Essential Tracks at QCon London 2024: GenAI, FinTech, Platform Engineering & More!

InfoQ's international software development conference, QCon London, returns on April 8-10, 2024. The conference will feature 15 carefully curated tracks and 60 technical talks over 3 days. Senior software practitioners who are driving innovation and change in software will share the latest trends and techniques from their real-world projects to help you solve complex challenges. 

The QCon London tracks and track hosts are now confirmed. Seven essential tracks not to miss at the conference include: 

  1. ChatGPT, Bard, Llama, Claude: What's Next in GenAI and Large Language Models (LLMs)” - led by Hien Luu, Sr. engineering manager @DoorDash & author of Beginning Apache Spark 3, will deep-dive into the different types of LLMs, their capabilities, and their limitations. The track also discusses the potential of LLMs to impact the future of work, education, healthcare, and many other areas.
  2. The Tech of FinTech” - led by Ian Ellis, technology strategy consultant, Venture Partner at Next47 and Angel Investor, will invite speakers from fintech startups and established financial services firms to examine the tech they've adopted, the modern architectures they’ve built and the business value that they’ve delivered.
  3. Platforms, People & Process; Delivering Great Developer Experiences” - led by Daniel Bryant, Java Champion, co-author of "Mastering API Architecture", Independent Technical Consultant, and InfoQ news manager, goes behind the scenes with the teams delivering platforms to understand how they set up for success, work with their customers, measure their progress and adapt to new challenges. The track explores how companies turning to Platform Engineering to help scale their engineering teams and increase engineer efficiency really work.  
  4. Architecture for the Age of AI” - led by Fabiane Nardon, data scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficial, focuses on sharing practitioner-driven insights on what works (and what doesn't) on AI-focused software architectures, enabling you to build and sustain the AI-based systems of the future. The track will explore the latest trends and techniques for building modern software architecture for AI systems and applications.
  5. Engineering Leadership for All” - led by Tanja Lichtensteiger, director of product engineering @BBC, will delve deep into the heart of modern leadership practices tailored for the dynamic world of software engineering. Whether you've recently stepped into a leadership role, aspire to, or are merely curious about how to influence your projects and peers better, this track is your gateway to transformative engineering leadership. 
  6. Cloud-Native Engineering” - led by Bilgin Ibryam, principal product manager @Diagrid, co-author of “Kubernetes Patterns“, previously architect @RedHat, will explore modern engineering practices, share practitioner-driven insights on what technologies are effective on the cloud, and will give a glimpse of what's coming next.
  7. Securing Modern Software” - led by Laura Bell Main, CEO @SafeStack, will explore where innovation meets cyber security and how we can bring security into our definitions of software quality - taking ownership of keeping our data, people, and systems safe from within the development team.

Explore all of the tracks and unlock new learnings on emerging trends at QCon London 2024!

Why attend QCon London?

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the latest software development trends while connecting with a global community of senior software peers:  

  • Learn from technical talks by senior software practices driving change and innovation in emerging practices covering AI, security, API, engineering leadership, data engineering, cloud, architecture, LLMs, FinTech, and more.
  • Level-up with senior software leaders. At QCon, there are no product pitches or hidden marketing. Your time is focused on learning, exploring, and researching, not being sold to.
  • Connect in-person with a global community of like-minded engineers from early adopter companies, including OpenCredo, JP Morgan and Chase, Expedia Group, ASOS, Vinted, ING, Cisco Systems, Verint,, and more.
  • Learn how your peers are solving similar complex challenges right now.
  • Connect and learn with a global senior software developer community to understand their perspectives and experiences adjusting to common challenges. 
  • Get your team together. QCon fosters an environment for team connectedness, where your team can learn together, share knowledge, and team-building activities. Plus, you have a chance to explore London together and organize off-site events. These activities can enhance collaboration, boost morale, and promote professional development within your team.

Join QCon London on April 8-10, 2024, and take advantage of the limited early bird tickets. Book your seat now!

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