Speaker: Rebecca Parsons

CTO at ThoughtWorks
Dr. Rebecca Parsons is ThoughtWorks' Chief Technology Officer. She has more than 30 years' experience in leading the creation of large-scale distributed and services based applications, and the integration of disparate systems. Before coming to ThoughtWorks she worked as an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Central Florida, after completing a Director's Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her interests includes parallel and distributed computation, programming languages, domain specific languages, evolutionary architecture, genetic algorithms, computational biology and non-linear dynamical systems. Rebecca received a BS in Computer Science and Economics from Bradley University, and both an MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University.

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Tracks

Discover some of the topics you will see at QCon London.

Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Hard-earned lessons from the names you know on scalability, reliability, security & performance.

Performance & Mechanical Sympathy

Wrangling computer architectures to achieve your performance goals.

Current Trends in Frontends

Emerging frameworks and tools for web & mobile frontends.

Developer Enablement - The Secret Weapon

How to supercharge developer productivity and happiness.

Innovations in ML Systems

Discover how to operationalize machine learning applications that are scalable, secure, interpretable.

Building and Evolving APIs

How would you design and implement your APIs if you were starting today?

Staff-Plus Engineer Path

What are the skills you need to develop if you want to stay on the technical track to technical lead, staff, or principal? What will it take to thrive in this type of role?

Debug, Analyze & Optimise... in Production!

Learn how to make the most out of your observability.

Resilient Architectures

Building systems that can handle failures.

Modern Java

New, shiny, and proven – making your Java life better.

Enterprise Blockchain

Using blockchain to deliver decentralized systems for the enterprise.

WebAssembly & Modern Systems Programming Languages

Writing efficient code with modern systems languages like Rust and WebAssembly

Next Generation Microservices: Building Distributed Systems the Right Way

Patterns for building, organizing, observing & operating microservices in the real world.

Modern Data Pipelines & DataMesh

Learn about emerging solutions for creating modern data pipelines for common data challenges.

Optimising for Speed & Flow

Discover processes, practices & organizational structures that can help us build & release faster.

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