Speaker: Kirsten Newcomer

OpenShift Senior Principal Product Manager @RedHat
QCon

OpenShift Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat. Kirsten works closely with Red Hat’s many security professionals across the Red Hat portfolio of enterprise-ready open source offerings. Kirsten is a diversified software management professional with 15+ years of experience in application development and infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining Red Hat, Kirsten provided strategic direction for Black Duck’s open source security and governance solutions. Her career has spanned successful roles at IBM Software Group, Rational Software and BMC Software. Kirsten was an early contributor to the Linux Foundation's Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specification, which provides a set of standards for communicating the components, licenses, and copyrights associated with software. In her free time, Kirsten serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT and enjoys hiking and dancing with her husband.

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Proposed Tracks

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

  • Disrupting Technology on Wall Street

  • Resilience vs Failure in Architecture

  • The Weeds of Distributed File Systems

  • Organizational Agility

  • Product & Customer Focused Teams

  • Just Culture (Blameless Culture)

  • Modern CS in the Real World

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

  • Machine Learning and AI in the New Decade

  • Evolving Java - Including K8s/Containers, Kotlin and Impact on AOT

  • Ethical Considerations in Software

  • Microservices and Scalability

  • Container Slinging

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)