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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Proposed Tracks

  • Finding the Serverless Sweetspot

    Stories about the pains and gains from migrating to Serverless.

  • Empowered Teams

    Safely running inclusive teams that are autonomous and self-correcting.

  • Architecting For Failure

    Your system will fail. Take control before it takes you with it.

  • Modern Java Reloaded

    Modern, Modular, fast, and effective Java. Pushing the boundaries of JDK 9 and beyond.

  • Innovations in Fintech

    Technology, tools and techniques supporting modern financial services.

  • 21st Century Languages

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

  • Blockchain Enabled

    Exploring Smart contracts, oracles, sidechains, and what can/cannot be done with blockchain today.

  • Tech Ethics in Action

    Learning from the experiences of real-world companies driving technology decisions from ethics as much as technology.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook or Twitter.

  • Practical Machine Learning

    Applied machine learning lessons for SWEs, including tech around TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, Caffe, & more.

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Evolving, observing, persisting, and building modern microservices.

  • Delivering on the Promise of Containers

    Runtime containers, libraries, and services that power microservices.

  • Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness

    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy, operate/understand. Tools, techniques, and trends.

  • Production Readiness

    More than just building software, building deployable production-ready software.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods, & probalistic programming.