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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

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.

CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

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
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

11:50am - 12:40pm

Observability & Monitoring AMA w/ Charity Majors

Charity Majors, Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

1:40pm - 2:30pm

TypeScript AMA w/ Jessica Kerr & Rod Johnson

Jessica Kerr, Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist
Rod Johnson, CEO @Atomist and Spring Creator
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

2:55pm - 3:45pm

.NET/.NET Core AMA

Chris Woodruff, Developer Advocate @Jetbrains
Mei-Chin Tsai, Principal Dev Manager for .NET Language and Runtime @Microsoft
Jared Parsons, Principal Developer Lead on C# Language Team @Microsoft
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

4:10pm - 5:00pm

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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

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