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Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

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.


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AMA + Live Q&A High Performing Teams

AMA w/ Anjuan Simmons

Anjuan Simmons

Engineering Coach @helpscout

AMA + Live Q&A High Performing Teams

Engineering Culture AMA w/ Maria Gutierrez, Patrick Kua & Paul Hammant

Maria Gutierrez

Senior Director of Engineering @Intercom

Patrick Kua

Tech Leader, former CTO/Chief Scientist

Paul Hammant

CD Consultant

AMA + Live Q&A InfoQ

InfoQ AMA w/ Charles Humble & Daniel Bryant

Charles Humble

Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com

Daniel Bryant

Independent Technical Consultant

AMA + Live Q&A Tech Ethics

Ethics & Building Teams AMA w/ L. van Gelder, P. Johnston & M. Kilby

Lisa van Gelder

Senior VP Engineering @spring_health, former VP Engineering @Meetup

Paul Johnston

CEO @roundaboutlabs

Mark Kilby

Distributed Coach/Mentor & Community Cultivator

PANEL DISCUSSION + Live Q&A Financial Applications

Panel: The Correct Number of Microservices for a System Is 489

New research from the University of Sledgham-on-the-Wold has revealed that the correct number of microservices for any software system is exactly 489. Given that, why have so many organisations used a different number of microservices? More seriously though... every situation is different, and...

Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Nicky Wrightson

Ventures CTO @blenheimchalcot

Sarah Wells

Former Tech Director for Engineering Enablement @FT (Financial Times)


Speakers from this track

Anjuan Simmons

Engineering Coach @helpscout

Anjuan Simmons is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering technology solutions from the user interface to the database. He combines his experiences working at Big 4 management consulting companies as well as small technology startups to implement practical solutions that can...

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Maria Gutierrez

Senior Director of Engineering @Intercom

With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Maria Gutierrez is the Head of Engineering and co-site lead at Intercom London. Maria was formerly the VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK's largest and most popular online accounting software...

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Patrick Kua

Tech Leader, former CTO/Chief Scientist

Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. His personal passion is accelerating the growth and success of tech organisations and technical leaders. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software...

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Paul Hammant

CD Consultant

Co-creatror of Selenium and other OSS tools. CD consultant. Developer, consultant, development manager, exec, startup co-founder. Article contributor for InfoQ's launch in May 2006!

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Charles Humble

Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com

Charles Humble took over as head of the editorial team at InfoQ.com in March 2014, guiding the content creation including news, articles, books, video presentations and interviews. Prior to taking on the full-time role at InfoQ, Charles led our Java coverage, and was CTO for PRPi Consulting, a...

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Daniel Bryant

Independent Technical Consultant

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and Product Architect at Datawire, and currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing...

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Lisa van Gelder

Senior VP Engineering @spring_health, former VP Engineering @Meetup

Lisa has been in software for over 20 years, working in a wide range of companies from early stage startups to large media companies like the BBC, the Guardian newspaper & Meetup. She used to debug code, now she debugs teams for a living. Lisa is currently Senior VP Engineering at Spring...

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Paul Johnston

CEO @roundaboutlabs

Paul Johnston is an interim CTO, CTO and strategist who has particular interests in serverless, cloud, startups and climate change. Formerly Senior Developer Advocate at AWS for Serverless and CTO of multiple startups including one of the world’s first serverless startups. Paul is also an...

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Mark Kilby

Distributed Coach/Mentor & Community Cultivator

With over two decades of experience in agile principles and practices, Mark Kilby has cultivated more distributed and dispersed teams than collocated teams. He has consulted with organizations across many industries and coached teams, leaders, and organizations internally. Mark shares this...

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Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Suhail is a Staff Engineer at Monzo focused on building the Core Platform. His role involves building and maintaining Monzo's infrastructure which spans nearly two thousand microservices and leverages key infrastructure components like Kubernetes, Cassandra, Etcd and more. He focuses...

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Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Jason Maude is a coder, coach, debater, and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about creating teams and explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won't...

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Nicky Wrightson

Ventures CTO @blenheimchalcot

Nicky has worked as an engineer for over 20 years over many industries. She is currently working as Ventures CTO for Blenheim Chalcot, a venture builder which believes in investing more than just funds but investing knowledge and experience, ideas and infrastructure to build new sustainable...

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Sarah Wells

Former Tech Director for Engineering Enablement @FT (Financial Times)

Sarah is a technology leader, consultant and conference speaker with a focus on microservices, engineering enablement, observability and devops. She has over 20 years experience as a developer, principal engineer and tech director across product, platform, SRE and devops teams.Sarah spent...

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Track Host

Daniel Bryant

Independent Technical Consultant

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and Product Architect at Datawire, and currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing...

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