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Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Guild, Mezzanine

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.

AMAs 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

Wesley Reisz is the QCon Chair && Community Advocate for London, San Francisco, and New York. Before joining C4Media, Wes spent 14 years with HP and was an Enterprise Systems Design Lead for HP Enterprise Systems. As an HP Solution Architect, Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources Command (HRC), Army Recruiting Command, and Army Cadet Support Program based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. At HRC, Wes was known for championing, building, and deploying open source portals for the US Army and helping Army recruiting prototype mobile applications. Additionally, Wes is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville where he teaches a variety of 400-level courses including Web Architecture and Mobile Application Development.

10:35am - 11:25am

Speaker AMA w/ Sarah Wells

Presentation details to follow. 

Sarah Wells, Technical Director for Operations and Reliability @FT (Financial Times)

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Mini-Workshop: Power of Coaching

In the Agile community, the term “coaching” gets bandied around almost as much as “Agile”. What do we mean by “coaching”, what are the core skills of an effective coach, what does good look like and how does it feel to coach and be coached? 


Join us in this workshop to experience what being a coach means and discover where you are on your personal journey of continuous improvement. 


#Coaching #Improvement #BeCoached

Portia Tung, Author of "The Dream Team Nightmare"

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Reactive Architecture AMA w/ Colin Breck

Presentation details to follow.

Colin Breck, Engineer @Tesla

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Go-lang AMA w/ Graham-Cumming, Frazelle & Patel

Presentation details to follow.

John Graham-Cumming, CTO @Cloudflare
Jessie Frazelle, Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer
Suhail Patel, Backend Engineer @Monzo

5:25pm - 6:15pm

Deep Learning AMA w/ Yung, Joerdening & Meertens

Presentation details to follow.

Jendrik Jördening, Data Scientist @Nooxit
Roland Meertens, Machine Learning Engineer @Autonomous Intelligent Driving
Jessica Yung, Machine Learning blogger and entrepreneur, Self-Driving Car Engineer Scholar @nvidia

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