Tracks Announced for QConSF 2022
New track themes include Staff+ Engineer Path, MLOps, Green Tech
Tracks for the the 17th annual QCon San Francisco (Oct 24-26) have been finalized and published. While the core themes of software architecture, DevOps, and development define most of the technical tracks, some new track themes this year will include the Staff+ Engineer Path, MLOps, and Green Tech.
Green Tech: Uncover the latest trends in environmentally friendly production software and processes.
MLOps: All about emerging engineering discipline combining ML, DevOps and Data Engineering. Topics include: feature engineering, model dev, lifecycle management. Model Inference/Prediction, observability).
"Just" Engineering Culture: Lessons learned from failures and outages, including humane operations, effective postmortems, and building systems knowing humans make mistakes.
Practical Security: How security needs to change to prioritize DevEX while balancing security risk tolerance. Topics around scaling auth/authz architecture, privacy at scale, securing public API endpoints, securing the cloud, insider threats, & the cost of security.
Effective SRE: Good SREs are pragmatic. They analyze, they use their big picture understanding of a service and how it fits into a wider system to come up with solutions that minimize impacts to others or provide positive impacts to others. These are their stories.
Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow: Patterns and heuristics enabling fast flow and rapid evolution of modern software, including decision/sense-making techniques, team dynamics, & technical practices.
Languages of Infra: Beyond YAML: Managing/provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration is just the start. Exploring: Cue, unification, OPA, Operator Pattern for Nonclustered Resources, Scalable Configuration Management.
Architecting for Change at Scale: Change is one of the few constants in technology, so the better we are at enabling change at scale, the more we can focus on serving the needs of our customers. Design systems that are easy to evolve to keep up with the needs of the business while minimizing your risk and technical debt.
Rethinking Our Relationship with the Frontend: Let's talk about the frontend, not with the tools we use but through the problems we're solving; re-usability, composition, abstraction, velocity, and performance.
Modern APIs: Building and Evolving: Exploring patterns & practices building APIs with GraphQL, Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & API Gateways.
Building Modern Backends: Polyglot, developer-focused track around Innovations building low-friction, performant backends powering software today.
"Before & After": Hybrid Work Strategies: Hybrid work, 4-day workweeks, remote work, working from a remote island, returning to the office, and how these impact development productivity and, ultimately, careers.
Operating Microservices: Microservices solve numerous problems around cognitive load, velocity, isolation, and scalability - if you do them right. Topics around: legacy integration, observability, reverting microservices, and day 2 operations.
Staff+ Engineer Path: What skills do you need to develop if you want to stay on the technical track to technical lead, staff, or principal? What will it take to thrive in this type of role?
Architectures You've Always Wondered About: Marquee use case track, featuring well-known companies solving software challenges. Past companies include Google, Netflix, BBC, Twitter, Zoom, Snowflake, etc.
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