Staff: Wes Reisz

QCon Chair, Community Advocate & Adjunct Professor University of Louisville

Wesley Reisz is the QCon Chair and Community Advocate. Before joining the QCon Team, Wes spent 14 years with HP as an Enterprise Architect. Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources Command (HRC), Army Recruiting Command, and Army Cadet Support Program. At HRC, Wes was known for championing, building, and deploying open source portals for the US Army, prototyping mobile applications, and architecting large-scale Java systems to support the business of Army Recruiting. Additionally, Wes is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville. Since 2002, Wes has taught 400-level web architecture, mobile development, and programming course to undergraduates.

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Tracks

  • Trust, Safety, & Security

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety, security: learns from the frontlines.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDTs, formal methods, & probabilistic programming.

  • Human Systems: Hacking the Org

    Power of leadership, Engineering Metrics, and strategies for shaping the org for velocity.

  • Building High-Performing Teams

    Building, maintaining, and growing a team balanced for skills and aptitudes. Constraint theory, systems thinking, lean, hiring/firing and performance improvement will be discussed.

  • Architecting For Failure

    More than just building software, building deployable production ready software in the face of guaranteed failure.

  • Modern Java

    6 month cadence, cloud-native deployments, scale, Graal, Kotlin, and beyond. Learn how the role of Java as it is evolves for the next 20 years.

  • High Performance Computing: Lessons from FinTech & AdTech

    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Lessons learned from building languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.

  • Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & Beyond

    Deploying, scaling, managing your services is undifferentiated heavy lifting. Hear stories, learn techniques, and dive deep into software infrastructure.

  • Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks

    Skills to be a top technician that don't involving writing code: communication, empathy, emotional grit, fortitude, teamwork, advanced critical thinking.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Hard earned lessons from names you know on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.

  • Machine Learning for Developers

    Machine learning is more approachable than ever. Learn techniques and use cases with PyTorch, Keras and TensorFlow that will become foundational for moderan application developers.

  • Microservices / Serverless (Patterns & Practices)

    Evolving, observing, persisting, operating, and building modern architectures.

  • Data Engineering

    AI is the new electricity, but only 20% of the work is machine learning. The other 80% is data engineering: cleaning, enriching, moving, and transforming data. It's data engineering.

  • Developing/Optimizing Clients for Developers

    Electron, Flutter, JavaScript, GraphQL, Node/NPM. Web Workers, Wasm, WebVR, Speech/Alexia/Pipeline. More topics than room in this modern UI tech track.