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.

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Solace helps large enterprises become modern and real-time by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven. With PubSub+, the market’s first and only event management platform, the company provides a comprehensive way to create, document, discover and stream events from where they are produced to where they need to be consumed – securely, reliably, quickly, and guaranteed.

Behind Solace technology is the world’s leading group of data movement experts, with nearly 20 years of experience helping global enterprises solve some of the most demanding challenges in a variety of industries – from capital markets, retail, and gaming to space, aviation, and automotive.

Established enterprises such as SAP, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Canada, multinational automobile manufacturers such as Renault and Groupe PSA, and industry disruptors such as Jio use Solace’s advanced event broker technologies to modernize legacy applications, deploy modern microservices, and build an event mesh to support their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and IoT architectures.