Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Boardroom C

Day of week: Monday

QCon has 18 technical and 4 sponsored tracks across the three conference days. 

Each of the technical tracks represents a vertical conference focused on a technology or trend in software. Often times, important concentrations develop at the conference outside of those tracks. The AMAs are a way to address these microtracks or just to get your questions answered with popular speakers. The idea with the AMAs is to create a space for general Q&A around these topics and speakers. 

AMA are an informal gathering for Q&A. Bring your questions for in-depth conversations with QCon speakers.

Track Host: Wes Reisz

Software/Technical Advisor C4Media & QCon Chair, previous Architect @HPE

Wes Reisz joined QCon in 2015 and leads QCon Editorial as the conference chair. Wes focuses his energies on providing a platform for practicing engineers to tell their war stories so innovative/early adopter stage engineers can learn, adopt, and, in many cases, challenge each other. Before joining the QCon Team, Wes held a variety of enterprise architecture and software development roles with HP. His focus with HP was around developing/federating identity, integration/development of Java stack applications, architecting portal/CM solutions, and delivering on mobility in places like US Army’s Human Resources Command (HRC), Army Recruiting Command, and Army Cadet Support Program. In 2002, Wes began teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville. He continues to teach 400-level web architecture and mobile development courses to undergraduates. He is currently teaching Mobile Application Development with Android.


11:50am - 12:40pm

AMA & Demo w/ Magic Leap One

Colman Bryant, Mixed Reality Game and Product Designer @MagicLeap

1:40pm - 2:30pm

NPM & JavaScript AMA w/ Co-Founder of npm Laurie Voss

Laurie Voss, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @npmjs

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Speaker AMA

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Speaker AMA


2:55pm - 3:45pm

DDD & Reactive AMA w/ Vaughn Vernon

Vaughn Vernon, DDD Expert, Author of "Implementing Domain-Driven Design" & Architect @kalele_io

4:10pm - 5:00pm

User Story Mapping Mini-workshop

“User Story Mapping is a dead simple idea. Talk about the user’s journey through your product by building a simple model that tells your user’s story as you do. It turns out this simple idea makes working with user stories in agile development a lot easier.” - Jeff Patton

In this session, you will learn user story mapping by doing it – you’ll collaboratively create a story map with other attendees.

Richard Kasperowski, Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Speaker AMA


5:25pm - 6:15pm

Kubernetes AMA w/ Lance & Bobbarjung

Vallery Lancey, Software Developer and Cloud Specialist @Checkfront
Deepak Bobbarjung, Founding Engineer @PassageAI


Monday, 5 November

Tuesday, 6 November

Wednesday, 7 November

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