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Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Boardroom C

Day of week: Wednesday

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

QCon SF Chair, Host of the InfoQ Podcast, & VP of Technology @SectionIO

Wesley Reisz is the VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform focused on rethinking how the edge is used in DevOps-focused application development). Wes also chairs the LFEdge Landscape Working Group and the San Francisco edition of QCon.

Before joining Section, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a principal architect with HP Enterprise Systems, and, for over 13 years, taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville (Go Cards!).

At HPE, Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources (HRC), Recruiting, and Cadet Support Commands based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Wes was the Principal Architect for US Army Cadet Command and was known for championing, building, and deploying enterprise portal and identity solutions used by Army Recruiting.

In addition to Wes’ current roles, he co-hosts a weekly podcast called The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ Podcast serves senior early adopter/early majority developers and architects with interviews from some of software’s most important thought leaders. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and has a weekly listener base of around 14K.

10:35am - 11:25am

Speaker AMA with Hilary Parker

Hilary Parker, R Enthusiast, Co-Host of the Not So Standard Deviations Podcast, & Data Scientist @stitchfix

11:50am - 12:40pm

Observability & Monitoring AMA w/ Charity Majors

Charity Majors, Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook

1:40pm - 2:30pm

TypeScript AMA w/ Jessica Kerr & Rod Johnson

Jessica Kerr, Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist
Rod Johnson, CEO @Atomist and Spring Creator

2:55pm - 3:45pm

.NET/.NET Core AMA

Christopher Woodruff, Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans
Mei-Chin Tsai, Principal Dev Manager for .NET Language and Runtime @Microsoft
Jared Parsons, Principal Developer Lead on C# Language Team @Microsoft

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Mini-workshop: Retrospectives for Continuous Improvement

Retrospectives are the tool for team optimization. Learn by doing in this session – we will introduce a framework for retrospectives and then run one, using participants’ recent workweek as the input. You’ll leave with the ability to run your own retrospective and optimize your team.

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

Tracks

Monday, 11 November

Tuesday, 12 November

Wednesday, 13 November