Meet the QCon San Francisco 2023 Committee Members

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QCon San Francisco 2023 Committee Member

Monica Beckwith

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Java Champion, Author of JVM Performance Engineering, JVM Performance Expert @Microsoft, First Lego League Coach, Advocate for STEAM + kids

Monica Beckwith is a leading figure in Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance tuning and optimizations. With a strong Electrical and Computer Engineering academic foundation, Monica has carved an illustrious, impactful, inspiring professional journey.

Her role as a Java Champion and the author of `JVM Performance Engineering` underscores her unwavering dedication to the Java community. Monica's significant contributions and thought leadership have enriched the community and set new benchmarks in JVM performance optimization.

Monica is an active contributor to the broader tech community. She serves on the program committee for various prestigious conferences and hosts JVM and performance-themed tracks, further emphasizing her commitment to knowledge sharing and community building.

At Microsoft, Monica's expertise shines brightly as she optimizes JVM-based workloads for key services, spanning a variety of VM stacks on Azure. Her deep-seated understanding of hardware and software engineering, combined with her adeptness in systems engineering principles, uniquely positions her at the intersection of the hardware-software divide.

Beyond her technical prowess, Monica embodies values that resonate deeply with those around her. She is a beacon of integrity, authenticity, and continuous learning. Her belief in the transformative power of actions, the sanctity of reflection, and the profound impact of empathy defines her interactions and approach. A passionate speaker, Monica's commitment to lifelong learning is evident in her zeal for delivering talks and disseminating knowledge.

Outside the confines of the tech world, Monica's dedication extends to nurturing young minds as a First Lego League Coach. This multifaceted persona, combined with her roles as a Java Champion, author, and performance engineer at Microsoft, cements her reputation as a respected figure in the tech community and a source of inspiration for many.

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