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Will Chaparro

IBM Watson
Will Chaparro is a Development Manager at IBM Watson focused on improving information retrieval for the enterprise. He has managed software development teams for over five years for both on-prem and cloud-based solutions, and prior to that spent 5 years designing and building complex enterprise search solutions for organizations. Before IBM he spent 11 years as a software engineer designing and implementing highly scalable audio conferencing solutions. Will has a B.S in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Will has given talks at a variety of technical conferences, most recently speaking at the XP 2019 Conference in Montreal. His presentation at the 2014 Saturn conference was the recipient of the “Architecture in Practice” best presentation award. Will regularly facilitates workshops for teams at IBM and has delivered trainings to teams world-wide.

 - Saturn 2014 Talk: https://youtu.be/vPGyPRFx0mk
 - Saturn 2015 Talk: https://youtu.be/wQsi9tRq930
 - Saturn 2016 Talk: https://youtu.be/YGeqqYrCHHg
- XP 2019 Experience Report: https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/experience-reports/accelerating-organizational-growth-with-inspiration-from-parliamentary-procedure/