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2019 Tracks, Hosts and Workshops

“Microservices Patterns & Practices”, “Modern CS in the Real World”, “Optimizing Yourself: Human Skills for Individuals” were just some of the 18 editorial tracks at QCon San Francisco 2019. Take a look at the others and catch a glimpse of the QCon San Francisco 2019 workshops.

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2019 Trending Talks

Some of the top sessions from QCon San Francisco 2019 included “Scaling Patterns for Netflix's Edge” by Netflix’s Playback Edge Engineering Justin Ryan, and “Privacy Architecture for Data-Driven Innovation” by Uber’s Digital Product Architect Nishant Bhajaria.

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2019 Keynotes

QCon San Francisco 2019 keynotes included Mike McGarr, Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure at Slack, and Pat Helland, Software Architect at Salesforce.

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2019 Photos and Testimonials

Relive the experience through our photos from the 13th edition of QCon San Francisco. Discover the impact QCon had on our attendees in their own words.

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2019 Topics

Over 1500 attendees learned from practitioners working in innovator and early adopter companies about the topics that matter most in software today. Our technology adoption curve captures these topics:

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2019 Hosts and Tracks

What is a QCon track? 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. Take a look at the QCon San Francisco 2019 hosts and tracks:

2019 Workshops

QCon isn't just about the conference. QCon also offers a wide reach of workshops on the two days following the conference. We had an incredible lineup of workshops in 2019 that provided shorter technology-focused deep dives. This year’s topics included: Serverless, Containers, Kubernetes, Apache Kafka, KSQL, Java, Microservices, Security and more:

2019 Keynotes

QCon San Francisco 2019 brought together incredible people who shared their insights to help software teams adopt new technologies and practices. Our keynote speakers are among the team leads, architects and software engineers moving our industry forward. Here are four takeaways from our 2019 keynotes:

Mike McGarr

Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack

Microcultures and Finding Your Place

“We have a shared definition of culture. We only need to find our way through cultures. We need to find a culture we like or understand the culture we're in. The first thing each of us needs to do, which I'm just going to encourage you to do and not tell you ...”

Pamela Gay

Senior Scientist @planetarysci (Planetary Science Institute)

When Machine Learning Can't Replace the Human

“One of the biggest issues facing so many problems right now from self-driving cars to the algorithms that suggest our next video on YouTube, the next TV show on Netflix, is figuring out how to deal with the gray areas, how to deal with the multiple possible ...”

Molly Wright Steenson

AI, Ethics & Design: Author, Designer, Professor, Research Leader

It Really is a Series of Tubes

“Paris had the biggest tube network in the world until 1984, going out of service only when fax and phone service became reliable enough. This talk goes in-depth to one of the largest information networks of its day and provides an interesting historical ...”

Pat Helland

Software Architect @Salesforce

Mind Your State for Your State of Mind

“Different types of distributed stores offer various average speeds, variations in responsiveness, capacity, availability, and durability. This talk provides a partial taxonomy of diverse storage solutions available over a distributed cluster. Part of this is ...”

2019 Trending Talks

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The QCon Experience

QCon is dedicated to helping software developers who strive to bring innovation in their teams. Our commitment to empowering every software professional is reflected in our "We Care" philosophy. We designed QCon as a place where everyone feels safe to express themselves, learn, and succeed in adopting new technology and practices that create change and innovation.

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The QCon Impact

QCon San Francisco isn’t just a software conference. It’s the place where senior software engineers, tech leads, and architects come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software industry. Find out what attendees had to say about their experience at QCon San Francisco 2019.

  • Andrian Budantsov CTO @ReaddleINC QCon is all about software engineering and actually covers a very wide variety of topics. It is not limited to a specific technology or vendor. That's why it's great. QCon San Francisco 2019 QCon San Francisco 2019
  • Andrew Overton System Software Developer @American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company I think that QCon does a very good job of bringing in some of the smartest technical minds on the leading edge of software development. QCon San Francisco 2019 QCon San Francisco 2019
  • Terri Policy Senior Software Engineer @Surescripts I would definitely recommend QCon. One big reason is that it is not sponsored by a specific vendor so it isn't mostly just a big marketing event for the conference sponsor. I am impressed with the commitment to socially conscious software engineering and ethics, the commitment to equal representation in our industry and to fighting discrimination. QCon San Francisco 2019 QCon San Francisco 2019

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