QCon: Fundamental Questions
QConferences are international conferences for professional software developers.
“In order to really perform well at my job I need to be a little bit ahead of the curve. What’s the stuff I haven’t seen? I know I’m going to get some of that at QCon.”
-Robert Blumen, director of Software Engineering Radio
The week of September 7 – 13 features speakers from the upcoming QCon San Francisco. The content will cover a variety of topics, including microservices, functional programming, and Microsoft open source.
Throughout these conversations, several questions are on my mind:
- What are the common threads that disparate speakers are talking about?
- What trends are changing software most forcefully?
- What languages, patterns, and management strategies are gaining in popularity?
- How can a developer optimally take advantage of conference attendance?
Full disclosure: Software Engineering Daily was prepared to do QCon Week regardless of compensation, but InfoQ gave us a ticket out of gratitude.