Written on by Adelina Vasile
At QCon London you will meet peers from Apple, Udemy, Tessella, BBC, ING Bank, Spotify, Accenture, UBS, Orange, Ericsson, Webstep, Deutsche Telekom and VMware. You will also learn from expert practitioners working on a range of innovative projects, as they share their use cases, experiences, and recommendations to help you scale your projects and teams.
QCon is designed to help you meet with peers, share common challenges, and find solutions from the global software developer community. Join one of the technical sessions, participate in an informal "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with speakers, or raise the topics you'd like to discuss in an Open Space session.
I think that after QCon I have a clear vision for at least 2 years about what is happening in IT. The vision includes technical aspects and human ones; some talks challenged even my convictions. I met my superstars ( I never thought I would be seeing Martin Thompson in reality, I was so excited to see Jessie Frazelle)
- Safa Mabrouk Senior Developer @OCTOTechnology
The closing Keynote and an early preview of confirmed speakers QCon London Closing Keynote: Richard Wiseman, Author of the Luck Factor
Richard Wiseman will present the closing keynote at QCon London 2020, titled "Shoot for the Moon", in which he will discuss the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions. Wiseman is the only professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology in the United Kingdom. Scientific American described him as "... the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today." He has written several best-selling books and has given keynote addresses to The Royal Society, the Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.
Here are some of the other speakers who will be sharing their practical insights this March:
- Marc Brooker, Senior Principal Engineer @awscloud, talking about Distributed Systems
- Katie Gamanji, Cloud Platform Engineer @condenastint, talking about Kubernetes & Cloud Architectures
- Patrick Kua, Chief Scientist @n26, talking about how to build culture between organizations
QCon London 2020 hosts & tracks Each curated "editorial" track is a collection of software topics chosen by a domain expert that focuses on key aspects in areas such as culture, data science, machine learning, front-end technologies, and architecture. Take a look at the QCon London 2020 hosts and tracks:
- Cindy Sridharan, Distributed Systems Engineer. Track: Leaving the Ivory Tower: Modern CS Research in the Real World
- Martijn Verburg, Principal Engineering Group Manager (Java) at Microsoft. ex CEO at jClarity (acquired by MSFT) & CxO / start-up mentor. Track: Evolving Java
- Anastasiia Voitova, Security Enthusiast & Product Engineer @cossacklabs. Track: Scaling Security, from Device to Cloud
- Nicki Watt, Chief Technology Officer @OpenCredo. Track: Streaming Data Architectures
- Cassandra Shum, Technical Director of Cloud Solutions and Partnerships @ThoughtWorks. Track: Full Cycle Developers: Lead the People, Manage the Process & Systems
- Greg Hawkins, Former Chief Technology Officer @starlingbank. Track: Growing Unicorns in the EU: Building, Leading and Scaling Financial Tech Start Ups
- Jay Alammar, VC and Machine Learning Explainer @STVcapital. Track: Machine Learning: The Latest Innovations
- Justin Cormack, Developer @Docker. Track: Modern Compilation Targets
- Thomas Betts, Lead Editor for Architecture and Design @InfoQ & Principal Software Engineer @IHSMarkitTech. Track: The Future of the API: REST, gRPC, GraphQL and More