Overview

QCon is a community-driven conference with over 100 speakers and hundreds of influential, inspiring attendees driving innovation in software development. QCon conferences are meant to inspire with fresh ideas and connect with other amazing people. QCon features independent and unbiased content, techniques, and technologies that drive software development forward.


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QCon Top 10 Sessions

1. Deconstructing Functional Programming, Gilad Bracha

2. Top 10 - Performance Folklore, Martin Thompson

3. Null References: The Billion Dollar Mistake, Tony Hoare

4. Java vs. C/C++ Performance Panel, Gil Tene, Martin Thompson, Todd Montgomery, Keith Adams

5. Reactive REST, Jafar Husain

6. C++: The Good Parts, Jordan DeLong

7. Practicing at the Cutting Edge: Learning and Unlearning about Java Performance, Martin Thompson

8. Core.async - Communicating Sequential Processes using Channels, in Clojure, Rich Hickey

9. The Facebook Mobile Release Process, Christian Legnitto

10. Lessons from Building and Scaling LinkedIn, Jay Kreps



QCon Audience Demographic Highlights
⋟90% of QCon New York exhibitors said they would refer QCon to a colleague
⋟ 51% of QCon New York attendees are Team Leads & Architects
⋟ 51% of QCon San Francisco attendees work for companies of 1000+ employees
⋟ 31% of QCon London attendees are Team Leads & Architects
⋟ 65% of QCon Beijing have more than 5 years of software development experience

 

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QCon Conference Calendar

QCon now takes place in eight cities worldwide:

 

    Host City

Dates

Projected Attendance

   

QCon Rio de Janeiro 2014

September 23-25, 2014

650



QCon Shanghai 2014

October 16-18, 2014 1,000


QCon San Francisco 2014

November 3-7, 2014 900


QCon London 2015

March 2-6, 2015 1000
   

QCon São Paulo 2015

March 23-27, 2015

850

   

QCon Beijing 2015

April 23-25, 2015

1,200

   

QCon New York 2015

Jun 8-12, 2015

500

 

 

 

 

 

QCon Conferences

 

QCon San Francisco - November 3-7, 2014
QCon SF 2013 hosted more than 100 speakers, 5 concurrent tracks, and many breaks, parties, and opportunities for networking with over 900 practitioners in attendance. Our 8th annual event promises another cost-effective opportunity to reach InfoQ's most influential crowd.

Related: Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2013

QCon San Francisco Highlights :
  • Last year's event brought together more than 800 attendees
  • 51% of attendees work for companies with 1,000+ employees
  • 30.48% of attendees are Development Team Leads; 23.40% are Architects
  • 100% of the exhibitors rated the quality of the attendees as "good" or "excellent
  • 95% of attendees said they would recommend QConSF to a colleague
  • 74% of session rating votes cast were 'Green' (outstanding); 23% 'Yellow' votes; 3% 'Red' votes

 

 


Sponsorship Inquiries:

sponsors@qconsf.com

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QCon New York - June 8-12, 2015
The third annual QCon New York in 2014 brought together over 500 attendees, 100 speakers, and featured 15 concurrent tracks and 2 full days of tutorials. Event sponsorships were completely sold out with 23 sponsors, who had an opportunity to showcase their wares to a highly qualified group of technical team leads, architects, and senior software engineers during numerous breaks, parties, and networking opportunities.

Related: Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon New York 2014

QCon New York Highlights:
  • 72% of session rating votes cast were 'Green' (outstanding); 26% 'Yellow' votes; 2% 'Red' votes
  • 91% of attendees said that they would refer QCon to a colleague
  • 39% of attendees work for companies of 1000+ employees
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QCon New York Attendee Demographics

Size of company
Role(s) at Company


Breakdown by region

 


Sponsorship Inquiries:

sales@qconnewyork.com

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QCon London - March 3-7, 2014
QCon London 2013 brought together over 1,100 attendees was amongst our largest QCon events to date. Our 8th annual QCon London event in 2014 event is expected to attract more than 1,200 delegates.

QCon London Delegate Demographics
The majority of the attendees are Technical Team Leads/Senior Developers and Architects from the UK and EMEA.


Primary Job Role

Region


Delegate Companies Include:

 

Accenture
Alcatel-Lucent
AutoScout 24 Gmbh
British Sky Broadcasting
CapGemini
Central Bank of The Republic of Turkey
CERN of Switzerland
Ericsson AB

Investec Bank Ltd.
JP Morgan Chase
London School of Economics
Moodys Analytics
News International
Nokia
RBS Global Banking and Markets
Roche Polska

Samsung
Shopzilla
Stanford University
SunGard
Telefonica UK
UBS
VZNet Netzwerke Lgd.
Walt Disney Company

 

 


Sponsorship Inquiries:

sales@qconlondon.com

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QCon São Paulo - April 9-14, 2014
QCon São Paulo 2013 was SOLD OUT with >1,000 Paying Attendees

QCon São Paulo 2014 will have more than 1,000 attendees, including over 80 speakers, 8 different tracks, and more than 50 talks. Gold and Silver sponsorship opportunities are still available.

QCon São Paulo Highlights:
  • 850 attendees each day
  • 8 different tracks and more than 50 talks
  • 65.7% developers, 19.7% architects, 9.5% directors and managers, among others
  • 31.8% >500 employees, 25.5% <10 employees
  • 47% comes from different states than São Paulo! A national conference, and we had people from Uruguay and Argentina

     

 

 

Delegate Companies Include:

 

Locaweb
Globo.com
Thoughtworks
Uol
IG

Yahoo!
Abril
Accenture
Terra
Buscape

Mercado Livre
RedHat
Pagseguro
Moip

 

 


Sponsorship Inquiries:

sales@qconsp.com

Follow QCon São Paulo on Facebook and Twitter

QCon Beijing - April 25-27, 2014
The third annual QCon Beijing brought together over 1,000 attendees, 100 speakers, and featured 6 concurrent tracks and 2 full days of tutorials. Event sponsorships were completely sold out with 22 sponsors, who had an opportunity to showcase their wares to a highly qualified group of technical team leads, architects, and senior software engineers during numerous breaks, parties, and networking opportunities.

QCon Beijing Attendee Demographics

Job Function

Software Dev Exp.

Purchasing Authority

Region

 

Attendee Companies Include

 


Tencent
China Telecom
Baidu
eBay
EF
Ericsson
Taobao

 


ICBC
Active Network
NSN
360buy
Cisco
SAP
PayPal

 


China Mobile
HP
Fujitsu
Huawei
Founder
LinkedIn

 


QCon Beijing Photos:

 


Sponsorship Inquiries:

sponsor@cn.infoq.com

 

 

Testimonials

  • "QCon is a conference for people that are bringing new ideas and driving innovation in their teams ..."

    Floyd Marinescu, Co-Founder & CEO, C4Media

    "...the most valuable thing I found about QCon is the opportunity to talk to these people around, to talk directly to both presenters and attendees..."

    Bartosz Jankiewicz, QCon London Attendee

  • "It's one of the best developer conferences there is ..."

    Adrian Cockroft, QCon London Speaker

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