QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.
The QCon Difference
QCon highlights the most important development topics driving innovation - things you should be doing now or researching for your next project - presented by the doers in our community. Our conferences bring practitioners together with attendees who influence innovation in their teams: over half of conferences attendees, for example, have team lead or higher job titles. Additionally, QCons are staged in an intimate environment that promotes high-quality learning, peer-sharing, fun, and inspiration!
Global and Growing
Since the launch of QCon in 2007, our events have been attended by over 12,000 innovators like you. As of 2013, there are eight QCon conferences held in the following cities:London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, Chengdu,Shanghai and Sao Paulo.
April 11 – 12, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
April 25-27, 2013
June 12-14, 2013
Aug 29 - 30, 2013
Oct 23-25, 2013
Nov 11 - 13, 2013
5-7 March, 2014
Conferences like this are energizing; they make you re-examine what you are doing and may kick you into a better place.
If you’ve never heard of QCon before, the conference bills itself as a conference for and by software developers and architects of any “denomination”. Walking the hallways you are equally likely to encounter a Rubyist, Javaan or .NET aficionado. This refreshing diversity leads to interesting presentations and coffee-corner conversations.
I have found Mecca...the Holy Land. So often I've paid to attend a conference - and felt that there were spots of "goodness" in the sessions that typically stretch on throughout a long day/week - but rarely felt that I was really getting my money's worth for the not insignificant time and expense that I sacrificed to travel and to attend a conference. Not so today. Every session I have attended today has been right on target with the particular interests I have as an enterprise architect.
If you have any interest at all in leading edge software and computing topics being presented by the world's most knowledgeable speakers in a fun atmosphere, go to QCon. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.