Skills Matter at QCon!

This week we’re taking Skills Matter on the road. Destination Westminster for the 7th edition of QCon London. If you haven’t heard about QCon, the event consists of two-days of tutorials and a three-day multi-track conference. The conference attracts over a thousand software developers, engineers, and project managers.

So what are we doing there?

Throughout the three-day conference (Wednesday-Friday) we’ll be hosting a series of Q&A sessions with some of our Skills Matter experts, hosting raffles, and of course, giving away chocolate. All at booth 16 – so come say Hi.

Q&A with Skills Matter Experts at QCon breaks!

Get your questions at the ready. On Wednesday (tomorrow!) we’ve got a stellar line-up of some of our experts who are speaking at QCon. Come and ask these leading experts your burning questions!

Wednesday March 6th

11.10 AM – Jim Webber & Ian Robinson


Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he works on graph database server technology and writes open source software.

Ian Robinson is Director of Customer Success for Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the popular open source graph database.

14.10 PM – Simon Peyton Jones

Simon Peyton Jones was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language Haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He has written two textbooks about the implementation of functional languages.

15.20 – Russ Miles

With over 16 years experience and through consultancy, coaching and training, Russ uses a holistic view of the software delivery process in order to implement multi-faceted continuous improvement programmes.

16.30 PM – Martin Thompson

Martin is a high-performance and low-latency specialist, who believes in Mechanical Sympathy, which is applying an understanding of the hardware to the creation of software, being fundamental to delivering elegant high-performance solutions.

If you’re not attending QCon this week, tweet @skillsmatter #qcon to put your questions directly to the experts!

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