Women & Allies in Tech Lunch

Women & Allies in Tech Lunch

Join the Women & Allies in Tech Lunch and connect with other QCon attendees and speakers.

Monday Apr 8 / 12:35PM BST

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Designed to support and enable women and allies to connect and network during QCon London, the lunch session will be open for all attendees to join beginning at 12:35 and is “come and go.”

You will be able to listen to a lightning talk by Tracy Bannon and have the chance to meet and connect with fellow attendees and speakers at lunch.

Lightning Talk: When Life Happens, the Next Steps Are Up to You

What have I learned after a year of interviewing some of the leading Real Technologists in the world about their journey? In the session, I’ll talk about their origin stories and the key traits that shaped their journey. I’ll share a little bit of my journey as well… we’ll cap it off with a discussion of why sponsorship is much more important than mentoring!

  • 12:35 - 13:35 (during lunch)
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, 2nd floor in the Gielgud area.
  • After you pick up your lunch, enjoy it at the event.

Capacity for this session is limited, to save your seat, please register for the session.


Tracy (“Trac”) Bannon

Software Architect and Researcher @The MITRE Corporation, Host & Journalist of "Real Technologists Podcast", DevOps Ambassador

Passionate Software Architect and Change Agent who writes, speaks, teaches, and practices my craft every day. As an accomplished software architect, engineer, and researcher, I've worked across commercial and government clients. Understanding complex problems and working to deliver value at speed is what drives me. I focus on bringing leading-edge techniques to modern software practices including applying AI/ML/Generative AI to the full software development lifecycle.  

As a long-time advocate for diversity in technology, I am helping to narrow the diversity gaps as a mentor, sponsor, volunteer, and friend.  

𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠: you see, I'm just as passionate about mentoring and training as I am about delivering valuable software!   I love community and knowledge building with my teams, my clients, and the next generation of technologists by leading working groups and sharing experience stories. Another avenue for mentoring and community building is publishing, speaking, and blogging to get the word out.  You can catch me at industry events, on my website, or through podcasts like 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀.

Much of my time is invested as a Senior Principal in MITRE Corporation’s Advanced Software Innovation Center. 

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