Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Manhattan Ballroom, 8th fl.

Day of week:

QCon has 15 technical and 3 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

QConSF Chair, Host of the InfoQ Podcast, & VP of Technology @SectionIO

Wesley Reisz is the VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform focused on rethinking how the edge is used in DevOps-focused application development). Wes also chairs the LFEdge Landscape Working Group and the New York and San Francisco editions of the software conference QCon.

Before joining Section, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a principal architect with HP Enterprise Systems, and, for over 13 years, taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville (Go Cards!).

At HPE, Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources (HRC), Recruiting, and Cadet Support Commands based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Wes was the Principal Architect for US Army Cadet Command and was known for championing, building, and deploying enterprise portal and identity solutions used by Army Recruiting.

In addition to Wes’ current roles, he hosts a weekly podcast called The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ Podcast serves senior early adopter/early majority developers and architects with interviews from some of software’s most important thought leaders. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and has a weekly listener base of around 14K.

10:35am - 11:25am

AMA w/ Ashi Krishnan

Details to be confirmed

Ashi Krishnan, Building the Next Generation of Developer Tools @Github

2:55pm - 3:45pm

SRE AMA w/ Lorne Kligerman & Laura Nolan

Details to be confirmed

Lorne Kligerman, Director of Product @GremlinInc
Laura Nolan, Site Reliability Engineer @Slack, Contributor to Seeking SRE, & SRECon Steering Committee

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Connecting the Dots: Applying Microservices (Registration required)

There is limited seating, separate registration is required. Join some leading experts in microservices to share your challenges, hear from others who have similar challenges, and collaborate together on ways to take what you’ve learned at QCon back to work. The event is open to attendees and sponsors of the conference. 

QCon attendees can register through the My Account page after they log in on their QCon profile on


Yuri Shkuro, Creator of Jaeger & Software Engineer @Uber
Phil Calçado, Director, Platform Engineering @Meetup
Susanne Kaiser, Independent Tech Consultant
Ian Nowland, VP Engineering Metrics and Alerting @datadoghq

5:25pm - 6:15pm

Microservice Observability AMA w/ Shkuro, Kaiser & MacCárthaigh

Details to be confirmed

Yuri Shkuro, Creator of Jaeger & Software Engineer @Uber
Colm MacCárthaigh, Senior Principal Engineer @awscloud
Susanne Kaiser, Independent Tech Consultant
Joel Barciauskas, Director of Engineering, Distribution Metrics


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