QCon SF 2016: Deep Knowledge, Amazing Insights.

In many ways, QCon is a unique event. Unlike most events that are filled with evangelists and coaches, it’s made up of peers talking with peers, offering insights and advice from actual experience. For attendees, the sheer depth and breadth of information is amazing. For those of you familiar with the movie UHF, it’s like drinking from the fire hose.

I was there with my Solace colleagues to engage in dialog about open data movement. Open data movement is all about making sure you have the freedom and flexibility to work your way: all your information, all your environments, all your protocols. AMQP, JMS, MQTT, REST, WebSockets, that sort of thing.

I was really impressed with how many attendees were familiar with messaging and the need for data movement in general. It’s clearly a problem space on a lot of minds these days. While many people had implemented point solutions, most recognized that an open, standards-driven model makes sense for solving problems from edge to core.

I presented a session about the patterns of data movement in the Internet of Things (IoT), talking about the many and varied ways information needs to flow between amazingly diverse devices and datacenter applications. The slides are available on SlideShare here and embedded below, and I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts on the topic.

QCon SF’s tenth annual edition lived up to its longstanding reputation of being a deep knowledge show, and I look forward to being back next year.