Attendee Guide

What is InfoQ Live?

InfoQ Live is a virtual half day event for software practitioners taking place on September 23 from 9am to 1pm EST

What is the event format and what are the different session types?

The event includes 4 sessions and each session consists of:

  • A presentation (20min)
  • A Q&A session with the speaker (15min)
  • A quick break before the next session (5min)

The event also features a Hallway track that attendees can join after each session to continue the conversation. InfoQ Live will be followed by 2 sponsored Roundtables.

You can find more details about the session content and the speakers on the agenda.

Do I need to pre-register for specific sessions before the event?

No, you do not have to pre-register for the sessions you'd like to join (except for the Roundtables). You are more than welcome to read the presentation abstracts beforehand, to help you decide what sessions to attend. Please refer to "How can I add InfoQ Live or a Roundtable to my existing ticket?" to register for the Roundtables.

Q&A: How can I pose questions to Speakers?

Just type your question in the chat during the presentation or during the couple of minutes preceding the Q&A time and we'll share the questions with the speaker during the Q&A dedicated  time.

What is the Hallway Track?

You can Continue the Conversation after each session in our Hallway Track. Attendees and speakers will be stopping by to chat. You can find the link of the Hallway Track room on your My Account page

Please note that a zoom meeting room will open when joining a hallway track. If you join the hallway track before the end of a presentation, we recommend you close the presentation page first, not to hear the audio of both sessions.

Please join the meeting muted and unmute yourself to talk.

What are the Roundtable Sessions?

Roundtable sessions are co-located, sponsored virtual events happening right after the InfoQ Live sessions. They are panel discussions between practitioners, led and designed by a practitioner moderator, with an opportunity for participants to ask questions. You can find more details in the Roundtable section.

Roundtables are free and open to all. Registration is required.

How can I add InfoQ Live or a Roundtable to my existing ticket?

If you registered for InfoQ Live and would like to add a Roundtable to your ticket, free of charge

or

If you registered for the Roundtables and would like to purchase InfoQ Live, 

You can do so by upgrading your ticket in your account, on live.infoq.com/my-account with the login access codes that you received upon registration. You will see the option to upgrade your ticket on this page.

What happens during the breaks?

During the breaks, we invite you to visit the sponsor areas where you can chat live with a technical representative, view demos, download minibooks, white papers and case studies and win giveaways.

When can I access the sponsor pages and content?

The sponsor area and their exclusive content are already accessible to you now, if you are an attendee and are currently logged in.

I can't find my registration confirmation email

If you don't see your registration confirmation email, try checking your spam folder. If you need help, you can contact us at events@infoq.com.

What are the technical requirements to be able to participate?

  • Laptop or personal computer
  • Strong, reliable wifi connection
  • The latest version of Zoom installed on your computer  (for the Hallway Track and the Roundtables)

What Virtual Event Platform will be used?

InfoQ Live was designed as a website that serves as the main gateway to both the pre-conference as well as the at-conference experience. During the live event, the main entry point will remain to be the InfoQ Live website, from where all presentation and meeting links links will be made available. ClickMeeting and zoom will be used for the event. While no software download is necessary for ClickMeeting, please make sure to download the latest version of Zoom for the Hallway track and the Roundtables.

How will ticket holders access the event once they have registered?

Attendees will receive a confirmation email and login details upon registrering and an additional email with instructions 3-7 days before the event. We encourage all attendees to make sure they can log in on the InfoQ Live website before the day of the event.

What do I need to prepare before the event?

Required:

  • Log in to be able to see the event meeting links on each session page and on your My Account page
  • Download the latest version of Zoom (for the Roundtables and the Hallway track)
  • We expect all participants to follow our Code of Conduct to ensure that all InfoQ Live participants can enjoy a safe and productive environment. Please review our Code of Conduct before the event.

Recommended:

  • Test your microphone and webcam and be camera-ready to join the Hallway Track
  • Read the presentation abstracts from the agenda to decide what sessions to join 
  • Start to think about the questions you’d like to ask the speakers
  • Use the hashtag #InfoQLive to connect with other InfoQ Live participants

Can I join InfoQ Live on my phone or tablet?

While you can join the event on your phone or tablet, we recommend participants to join by desktop to have access to all the functionalities and for better user experience.

What is the event hashtag?

Tag us with #InfoQLive, follow us @InfoQ

What if I need help during the event?

If you need any support during the event, you can use the chatbot in the right corner of the InfoQ Live website or email us at events@infoq.com and a staff member will be happy to help you.