Learn about the latest software development trends and real-world best practices

The latest QCon Plus virtual event begins online in just over a week (May 10). The Online Software Development Conference and Learning Journey brings together innovative software practitioners who will share case studies and insights into real-world best practices and solutions in software development and technology leadership.

Join your peers to learn about the latest methodologies, technologies, and software delivery frameworks that will help you identify what you and your team need to focus on to achieve your goals. You’ll leave the event with insights that will save you valuable time and give you confidence that you’re adopting the right technologies, practices, and skills for your organization’s current challenges.

Top tracks not to miss as a software architect, software developer, product manager or team leader

  • Architectures you’ve always wondered about: Hosted by Eder Ignatowicz, Java Champion, Technical Lead and Principal Software Engineer @Red Hat.
  • Build and evolve APIs: Hosted by Wes Reisz, Technical Director @Works of Thought & creator/co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previously architect of the platform @VMware
  • Debug, analyze and optimize… in production!: Hosted by Pierre Vincent, SRE manager @weareglofox.
  • Modern Data Pipelines and DataMesh: Hosted by Adi Polak, Vice President of DevEx @treeverse
  • Resilient architectures: Hosted by Nicki Watt, CTO/CEO @OpenCredo
  • Current trends in interfaces: Hosted by Luca Mezzalira, Senior Solutions Architect @AWS
  • Modern Java: Hosted by Holly Cummins, Senior Technical Staff and Head of Innovation @IBM
  • Staff-Plus Engineer course: Hosted by Fabiane Nardon, data scientist, Java Champion & CTO @tail_oficia
  • Optimization of speed and throughput: Hosted by Matthew Skelton, Founder and Head of the Board @ConfluxHQ

Recommended lectures

Rob Donovan and Ioana Creanga talk about what happens behind the scenes when you pay with your card, and how Starling built its own card processor, integrating more traditional hardware with micro-services deployed in the cloud. With the speakers: Ioana Creanga, Lead Engineer, Payment Processing Group @StarlingBank and Rob Donovan, Technical Manager @StarlingBank.

In this talk, we’re going to take a step back and review a handful of skills that, when applied strategically, will help you amplify your impact. Discover five behaviors that can improve your position in a team. Learn to assess yourself to see if you are doing the right thing on your team. Speaker: Blanca Garcia Gil, Principal Engineer.

This talk will give you insight into the day-to-day reality of working with a large-scale GraphQL API, taking you on a journey through the Twitter API development process. Michelle Garrett will share the unique challenges Twitter faces, and the strategies and tools they’ve developed to address those challenges. Speaker: Michelle Garrett, Software Engineer @Twitter.

In this talk, we review the current data landscape and discuss technical and organizational ideas to avoid being overwhelmed by the current lack of consolidation in the world of data engineering. We’ll discuss ideas ranging from adopting open source APIs and open standards to newer data management methodologies around operations, data sharing, and data products that allow us to create and maintain resilient and reliable data architectures. Speaker: Ismaël Mejía, Senior Cloud Lawyer @Microsoft.

In this session, we’ll talk about fault isolation boundaries and ways to take advantage of fault isolation in AWS. We’ll then walk you through some initial tests you can use to make sure your system has successfully isolated flaws within its architecture. Speaker: Jason Barto, Lead Solutions Architect @AWS.

In this talk, Anna Shipman, Technical Director of Client Products at the Financial Times, will talk about her experience joining the FT to lead on FT.com a few years after launch, and share some of the things she and my team put into works to stop the drift to an unmaintainable system and another rebuild. Speaker: Anna Shipman, Technical Director of Client Products @FinancialTimes

There are many ways to participate in QCon Plus. You have the option to attend all sessions live online or create a 90-day self-directed learning experience to suit your schedule. Choose the pace of learning that suits you best:

  • Fully Live Experience: Immerse yourself in the full live experience spaced out a few hours a day over two weeks. Get your burning questions answered from our 80 software practitioner speakers in interactive Q&As, speaker hangouts, and in our QCon Plus Slack.
  • A mix of live and on-demand access: Choose which sessions you want to attend live, connect with speakers and peers, and watch other on-demand talks for 90 days at a pace that works for you.
  • All on-demand access for 90 days: A stress-free training environment. Create a three-month self-directed learning experience to fit your schedule. Your 90-day all-access pass will unlock over 60 inspiring talks to watch at your own pace…as many times as you want.
  • Start your learning journey from May 10. Sign up.

Take advantage of the QCon Plus group discount

Don’t let your friends and colleagues miss out. Attend QCon Plus as a team and receive one additional free ticket for every four regular conference tickets purchased. It is not yet necessary to add the names of the participants. Order tickets now and add names later. Once you have placed the order, we will send you individual promotional codes that each person can use to register.

Reserve your spot now and attend all sessions on-demand for 90 days! Attend the QCon Plus online software development conference starting May 10.

Gordon K. Morehouse