What do Sir Tony Hoare, Joe Armstrong, Martin Fowler, Steve Freeman, Michael T. Nygard & Rod Johnson have in common?

The third annual QCon London conference is coming back to the UK March 11-13, 2009. QCon is an Enterprise Software Development conference for team leads, archtiects, and project management. Some of this year’s speakers include:

  • Sir Tony Hoare – Inventor of Quicksort, Turing Award Winner
  • Joe Armstrong – Father of Erlang
  • Martin Fowler – Loud Mouth on Object Design
  • Steve Freeman – Agile Software Development Pioneer
  • Michael T. Nygard – Author of “Release IT”
  • Rod Johnson – Creator of Spring
  • Dion Hinchcliffe – Web 2.0 and Social Media Industry Expert
  • Eric Evans – Mr. Domain Driven Design

The track themes for QCon London & track hosts are as follows:

Architectures in Financial Applications – Hosted by Cleve Gibbon and Alexis Richardson

The latest innovations as well as time-proven best practices that architects of banking & finance systems need to know.

Emerging languages in the enterprise – Hosted by Ola Bini

. In this track we will look at some of the languages and how they are used in the enterprise, what benefits they give and what to look out for.

Real World SOA – Hosted by Stefan Tilkov

Whether based on SOAP/WSDL-style Web services or alternative approaches such as RESTful HTTP, we will talk about the good, the bad & and the ugly.

Turning on a sixpence – technical skills for Agile development – Hosted by Steve Freeman

This track is about the technical essentials you need to know to make Agile software development reliable and sustainable.

Web as a platform – Hosted by Geir Magnusson

Benefits and liabilities of web programming and recent case studies.

Agile Organisational patterns – Hosted by Linda Rising

What’s the optimal way of working together – Social aspects of software dev teams, organizational alignment, compensation,self-organization, decision making, vision.

Architectures you Always Wondered About– Hosted by InfoQ’s Chief Editor, Floyd Marinescu

The BBC, Guardian.co.uk, and others.

Domain-Driven Design & Development – Hosted by Eric Evans

This track will take you through the foundations of DDD, and how they are applicable and actually applied in projects.

Functional and Concurrent Programming – Hosted by Erik Meijer

The track presents a series of examples of actual use of functional programming languages and actor/concurrent languages and discuss how it affects our way to comprehend distributed, asynchronous software systems.

Java.Next – Key Technologies Shaping the Future of Java – Hosted by Scott Delap

Technologies pushing the limits of Java on the server, desktop, and places in between.

Architecture for the Architect – Hosted by Dan North

Industry leaders share their experiences in designing architectures and being good architects.

Domain Specific Languages – Hosted by Neal Ford

This track covers a wide range of business areas and technical implementations.

Historically bad ideas – Hosted by Floyd Marinescu & Aino Corry

Null References? Corba? This track will feature technology directions that were once discussed almost like silver bullets but which later proved to be bad ideas or short-lived fads.

Next Generation Web on .NET – Hosted by Beat Schwegler

Learn how to develop state of the art Web Applications using technologies such as ASP.NET, Silverlight 2.0, Deep Zoom and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

Systems that never stop – Hosted by Michael Nygard

How do you develop, test, update, maintain, and reason about systems without borders?

The previous QCon was well received, below are some comments from bloggers who attended our last QCon:

  • Erik Johnson – QCon London was a top-notch event and among the great presentations, two things I learned stand out …
  • Nik Silver – every hour of the three days of the conference there were insights and guidance that could be tucked away, and reused later to save hours, days or weeks of time elsewhere.
  • Matthew Ford – … I’ve just spent the last week at QCon and I’ve just about fully recovered (it was pretty intense)…
  • Ola Bini – I had a great time and I look forward to being back the next time. I can definitely recommend QCon as one of the best conferences around in this industry.
  • Steve Vinoski – I just returned home from QCon London, and its excellence exceeded my expectations. As usual, the quality of speakers QCon attracts is outstanding, and they cover a very wide variety of topics.
  • Antonio Goncalves – I only had two days at the conference and I have to say, QCon is different from what I’m used to. The audience looked more experienced (or older if you want) and the quality of the presentations was really high
  • Mark Edgington – In short fantastic. I left the conference armed with lots of ideas and inspiration and a handful of excellent contacts.
  • Danilo Sato – I was really impressed with the quality of the conference, from tracks, to sessions, and speakers. QCon is one of the best technical conferences I’ve participated and I recommend it for anyone interested in enterprise software development. I’m looking forward to attending again next year.

See also past QCon/JAOO talks available online on InfoQ:

Registration for the 3 day conference is £1,170 if you register before February 22nd, a savings of £130!


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