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Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Guild, Mezzanine

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.

AMAs are an informal gathering for Q&A. Bring your questions for in depth conversations with QCon speakers.

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 strategies. Daniel’s technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.

10:35am - 11:25am

AMA w/ Katie Gamanji

Katie Gamanji, Cloud Platform Engineer @AmericanExpress, former @condenastint

11:50am - 12:40pm

Distributed Systems / ML AMA w/ N. Wrightson, P. Elger & V. Warmerdam

Nicky Wrightson, Principal Engineer @Skyscanner
Peter Elger, Co-Founder & CEO @fourtheorem
Vincent Warmerdam, Research Advocate @Rasa

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Resiliance & Security AMA w/ Randall Koutnik & Eugene Pilyankevich

Randall Koutnik, UI Engineer
Eugene Pilyankevich, CTO @cossacklabs, Building Applied Cryptographic / Data Security Tooling

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Agile & Unexpected Issues AMA w/ Parkinson, Blaney & Sutherland

Samuel Parkinson, Principal Engineer @FinancialTimes
Luke Blaney, Principal Engineer Operations and Reliability Programme @FT
Lisette Sutherland, Author of Work Together Anywhere

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Java & JVM AMA w/ Emily Jiang, Andrzej Grzesik & Ben Evans

Emily Jiang, STSM, Liberty Microservice Architect and Advocate @IBM
Andrzej Grzesik, Platform @RevolutApp
Ben Evans, Java Champion, Author of "Java in a Nutshell"

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