As would be expected from a former manager of the Web Standards Project, Aaron Gustafson is passionate about web standards and accessibility. He has been working on the web for nearly two decades and recently joined Microsoft as a web standards advocate to work closely with their browser team. He writes about whatever’s on his mind at aaron-gustafson.com. Photo credit: John Davey
Adam combines degrees in engineering and psychology to get a different perspective on software. In his role as software consultant, he works as an architect and programmer. Adam also writes open-source software in a variety of programming languages. He’s the author of Your Code as a Crime Scene, has written the popular Lisp for the Web tutorial, and self-published a book on Patterns in C. Other interests include modern history, music and martial arts.
Amanda Laucher has been working with technology her entire life. Some of her favorite childhood memories include working with punch cards alongside her grandmother or learning Morse code from her dad. Solving complex business problems with code is her passion. She is currently working with Pariveda Solutions as a consultant on big data, IoT, FP projects. You are likely to find her discussing intricacies of languages and type systems, software development processes or American football.
Amy Phillips is Head of Test at Songkick, a Continuous Delivery-loving, London based startup. She's spent the last 10 years testing for companies including Royal Mail, The Guardian, and Yahoo!After experiencing the value that a well-managed agile team can bring to software delivery Amy became passionate about adapting testing and quality techniques to work within lean environments. She strives to help teams deliver quality, user-oriented products.
Anders is a programmer since 20 years. He loves programming, but also talking and writing about it. He has a wide experience of programming languages and has worked with frontend, backend, databases and embedded systems. He loves being a full-stack developer since he likes all aspects of programming, from the database to the view. When he is not programming he enjoys slacklining, skiing, walking his dogs, and reading.
Andreas Hallberg is a Security Software Engineer at TrueSec. When properly warmed up, Andreas can talk at length about secure development, Microsoft Windows, reverse engineering and, on rare occasions, practical applications of cryptography. He happily participates in large security-critical development projects and software security reviews. This speaker is part of of the Security Day
My journals started filling up with business ideas at the ripe old age of six. I'd always seen the world a bit differently, and wondered WHY do we do things THIS way and not THAT way? How do other people in the world do these things? Despite growing up in John Wayne country, I wandered to live in Oz, Argentina, Japan, Sweden..One such day, travels carried me to clear blue waters and white sands. I had to jump in. But instead of soaking in the beauty, I found myself constantly worrying? "Is my bag safe?" Thus leading to the question? Shouldn't we just know our stuff is safe, always? And that was the first step on the road to build Serenity.
Anton is a software engineer and a product manager at ZeroTurnaround, working on XRebel lightweight Java profiler, and previously worked on JRebel, the productivity tool for Java developers. His professional interests include everything Java, but also other programming languages, middleware and developer tooling.Anton is also involved with GeekOut Java conference DevClub.eu meetup organisation in Tallinn, Estonia. He blogs at http://arhipov.blogspot.com, speaks at Java conferences, and writes articles for RebelLabs http://rebellabs.org. He tweets from @antonarhipov
Barbara is a software developer, architect and team leader with over 10 years experience having worked with companies ranging from fast-paced startups to international corporations. Barbara enjoys building beautiful system architectures using best practices, modern patterns with a significant amount of common sense. This passion goes alongside a strong belief in team work and building the best environment for people to reach their potential. Can be found tweeting from @BasiaFusinska and blogging on http://barbarafusinska.com.
Bart De Smet is a Principal Software Development Engineer working on large scale stream processing systems in the Applications and Services Division at Microsoft Corporation, a course and book author. In his current role at Microsoft, he’s overseeing the architecture, design, and implementation of event processing systems that run at massive scale in data centers, as well as on cloud-connected devices. Prior to this, Bart was involved with the design and implementation of Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) and on an extended “LINQ to Anything” mission back in the SQL organization. Bart is also the author of the C# 5.0 Unleashed book by SAMS, and an author of online courses at Pluralsight.
Benjamin is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC), workshop facilitator, activator and visionary educator serving leaders increase their impact in this world. He creates safe and courageous spaces where individuals, teams and organisations are invited to stand in the fire to find their inner truth and listen deeply to what is needed next. Specialising in evoking powerful self-leadership, Benjamin walks the path of transformation and loves everything Teal # Reinventing Organisations.
Bruno Borges is Oracle’s Principal Product Manager responsible of Fusion Middleware, Java, and Cloud services, as well Developer Advocate for the Java platform and Oracle Cloud, and covers topics from Java Embedded to Java SE and JavaFX to Java EE. Bruno has more than 15 years of experience as a Java developer in several areas, from mobile to enterprise applications.
As the first Design Fellow at Cooper, Christopher designs products and services for a variety of domains, including health, financial, and consumer. He also teaches, speaks about, and evangelizes design internationally. His spidey-sense goes off semi-randomly, leading him to investigate and speak about a range of things from interactive narrative to ethnographic user research, interaction design to generative randomness, and designing for the future. He is co-author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), co-author of About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th Edition and keeper of the blog scifiinterfaces.com.
Christian started working in the telecom business in 1994. His first employment was as configuration manager for Ericsson Telecom. Christian has continued to focus on the CM area of expertise and how the CM work should be formed to give the best support to different models for development and project control. Today, Christian has experiences from CM, project management, test management, requirement management and process development for software projects. Although he really enjoys coaching teams and individuals, the complexity of getting CM and development processes to work in mid sized and larger organizations fascinate him.
After finishing her Ph.D. in Physics at Stockholm University, Christin Wiedemann started working as a software developer, but when she was asked to test on a project she realized she had found her true vocation. Christin sees software testing as problem solving and detective work with strong parallels to science, and she believe that testers can – and should – apply the scientific method. Christin lives in Vancouver, where she joined PQA Testing in 2011. In her current role as Chief Scientist, she drives PQA's research and method development work and continues to use her scientific background and pedagogic abilities to develop her own skills and those of others.
Christopher Batey (@chbatey) is a freelance Software Engineer/Architect/Trainer. His speciality is large scale operational systems and has worked on trading systems, online television services as well as building off the shelf software at IBM. Likes: Scala, Java, the JVM, Akka, distributed databases, XP, TDD, Pairing. Hates: Untested software, code ownership. You can checkout his blog at: http://christopher-batey.blogspot.co.uk/.
Corey Leigh Latislaw (coreylatislaw.com) is an Android Google Developer Expert (GDE), software engineer, author, speaker, and teacher. She has written several high profile Android applications at companies large and small. By day she is installing solar in Tanzania with Off Grid Electric. At night she authors videos and books on Android programming, runs a consulting firm, and organizes the Philadelphia Google Developer Group (GDG). She is passionate about travel, local food, the outdoors, photography, and living in Philly.
Daniel P. Friedman is Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University. He is co-author of The Little Prover, The Little Schemer, The Seasoned Schemer, The Reasoned Schemer, Scheme and the Art of Programming, and Essentials of Programming Languages, 3rd Edition, all published by MIT Press.
David Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective teams. He leads a consulting, training and publishing business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has 30+ years experience leading software teams, delivering superior productivity and quality using innovative agile methods at large companies such as Sprint and Motorola. David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an approach to evolutionary improvement.David is the author of three books, Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business, Lessons in Agile Management, and Agile Management for Software Engineering.
David Sloan is User Experience Research Lead for The Paciello Group (TPG). He has spent the past 15 years as a researcher, educator and consultant, helping people to create great digital products and services that can be used by as many people as possible, regardless of disability. He joined TPG in 2013, having previously worked at the University of Dundee’s School of Computing, investigating innovative ways to enhance the digital user experience for older and disabled people.
Founder and contributor to Spring Batch, lead of Spring Security OAuth, and an active contributor to Spring Integration, Spring Framework, Spring AMQP, Spring Security. Experienced, delivery-focused architect and development manager. Has designed and built successful enterprise software solutions using Spring, and implemented them in major institutions worldwide.
Diana Larsen - Author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects, Quickstart Guide to Five Rules for Accelerated Learning, and originator of the Agile FluencyTM model. Diana is a founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting and is considered an authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Deeply in tune with how work teams grow, adapt, and develop, Diana works with organizations around the world to design work systems, improve project performance, and support Agile leaders and enterprises.
Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, Belly, and many others, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and servant leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.
Doug Sillars is a leader in the mobile performance community, focusing on helping developers improve the speed and performance of mobile websites and applications. Doug has presented AT&T’s award winning performance tools at developer conferences around the world. A member of the AT&T Developer Program for the last 11 years, Doug is the technical lead on the performance outreach team. He is the author of O'Reilly's "High Performance Android Apps" In his spare time, Doug enjoys playing soccer with his wife and three children, shooing the muddy dogs off the sofa, and taking care of the various bunnies, chickens and furry goats that they keep on a small farm outside of Seattle.
Emanuele is a Java, CI and tooling specialist at Realm, a mobile database for iOS and Android.Previously, during the good ol’ golden years at Nokia, he helped the whole company unify under one CI system (Jenkins) and switch version control system to Git, changing the habits and improving productivity for thousands of developers. He's an active member and speaker within the Jenkins community where he contributes to the core and maintains several plugins.
Emil is a Security Software Engineer at TrueSec, a leading-edge company in IT security and development. He’s been involved in several security-critical projects, developing applications and components that are used by millions of users on a regular basis. His areas of interest include secure software design, secure communications, security in mobile platforms and cryptography. He has found security vulnerabilities in Apple OS X, and loves digging into binaries to reveal their implementation details.
Eric Proegler has worked in testing for 15 years, and performance and reliability testing for 13. He works for Mentora Group from his home in Mountain View, California.Eric designs and conducts experiments that use synthetic load to help assess and reduce risk, validate architecture and engineering, and evaluate compliance with non-functional system requirements. He tests in a wide variety of contexts, using tools appropriate to the job at hand. Eric is an organizer for WOPR, the Workshop on Performance and Reliability, and a Community Advisory Board member for STPCon. He’s presented and facilitated at Agile 2015, CAST, WOPR, PNSQC, STPCon, and STiFS.
Erik is a software developer with experience from everything from large-scale telecom, enterprise, web, mobile and embedded systems. He has worked as software architect at Ericsson, as a research engineer on mobile system at Sony Mobile, C#/Web developer consultant, Android develoepr at Spotify and is now a technical evangelist for mobile application development. Erik is also the author of "Android programming: Pushing the limits" and one of two Google Developer Experts for Android in the Nordics.
Evelina Gabasova is a machine learning researcher working in bioinformatics and statistical genomics at Cambridge University. She is developing mathematical models for early carcinogenesis. Her background is in computer science, statistics and machine learning. Apart from research, she likes playing with data, for example analysing social networks on Twitter.Evelina has used many different languages to implement machine learning algorithms, such as Matlab, R or Python. In the end, F# is her favourite and she uses it frequently for data manipulation and exploratory analysis.
Fabio Viggiani is a leading web application and penetration testing expert at the security power house TrueSec. Fabio has a broad experience from penetration tests of banks, agencies and all sorts of enterprise customers around the globe.Fabio has a unique capability when it comes to getting an overview of an entire target environment and identify its vulnerabilities down to every detail. This speaker is part of of the Security Day
Fiona Charles teaches organizations to manage their software testing risk, and IT practitioners project skills “beyond process”—hands-on practical skills essential to thrive and excel on any kind of software project. An expert test consultant and manager, she has been immersed in the action through 30+ years of challenging projects across the business spectrum on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout her career, Fiona has advocated, designed, implemented and taught pragmatic and humane practices to deliver software worth having. Fiona’s articles and blog posts appear frequently, and she conducts experiential workshops at international conferences, and in-house for clients.
Francesc Campoy Flores is a Developer Advocate for Go and the Cloud at Google. He joined the Go team in 2012 and since then he has written some considerable didactic resources and traveled the world attending conferences, organizing live courses, and meeting fellow gophers. He joined Google in 2011 as a backend software engineer working mostly in C++ and Python, but it was with Go that he rediscovered how fun programming can be.You can find him on twitter as @francesc.
Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.;Gojko’s book Specification by Example was awarded the #2 spot on the top 100 agile books for 2012 and won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best online publication in 2010.
During daytime, Hannes Sjöblad works as Chief Disruption Officer at the innovation house Epicenter Stockholm helping companies spot tech and trends that will impact their business in the future. In the night, he is a biohacker and a driving force in the Swedish biohacker association BioNyfiken. Hannes is particularly intrigued by the increasing digital connectivity of the human body and is actively exploring new technologies that make the body an integrated part of the internet of things.
Håkan Jonsson started out in research in genetic programming for financial forecasting, but has since then been developing telco and mobile applications and software for 15 years as programmer, product manager, CTO in startups as well as established companies. For the past 7 years he has returned to research, at Sony Mobile Communications and Lund University, with context awareness, mobile sensing and social computing as his subjects.
Henry Stapp has spent the last 15+ years as a software engineer, architect, and product guy building rich web applications (Youbet.com), social networks (MySpace), and enterprise cloud management platforms (ServiceMesh). He now works with Product Management at Apcera.
Israel is an Android engineer working at Twitter. Passionate about Android, object oriented design principles, testing and agile methodologies. Ex @lookout and @feverup. Android developer since 2009. Israel is the cofounder of Barcelona GDG and is also cofounder of @bubiloop and @androides.
Jack has been building apps with Cocoa (and its predecessors) for over 20 years. While he considers Objective-C his mother tongue, he was more than ready for the great new features Apple introduced with Swift in 2014. Jack has co-authored several iOS and OS X programming books, including the best-selling 'Beginning iPhone Development with Swift.'
Jake Wharton is an Android developer at Square working on Square Cash. For the past 5 years he's been living with a severe allergy to boilerplate code and bad APIs. He speaks at conferences all around the world to educate more about this terrible plague that afflicts many developers.
Jakob is an agile coach, Gamestorming facilitator and speaker, working with teams and organizations to help them perform small miracles. His goal is to inspire, challenge and support. To sharpen and find new tools Jakob often asks for observations and reflections from his peers.Jakob currently gets his challenges at Qlik in Sweden where he is coaching with the aim to create continious improvement that happens without the help of a coach.Jakob is a passionate long distance runner who doesn’t believe in conventional running shoes.
James Turnbull is the author of seven technical books about open sourcesoftware and a long-time member of the open source community. Jamesauthored the The Logstash Book and The Docker Book. For a real job,James is VP of Engineering for Kickstarter. He was previously VP ofServices for Docker. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats.He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.
Jason is a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Informatics and Computer Science at Indiana University. He works specifically in the Programming Languages group under Dan Friedman. His interest is mainly focused on functional, logic, and constraint logic programming languages. Recently he has been focused on developing a miniscule implementation of miniKanren and adding new features to the miniKanren language. Additionally, he is the Associate Instructor for the graduate and undergraduate versions of the Programming Language Principles course at IU and is one of the maintainers of the “311 implementation” of miniKanren.
Jeff Handley works at Concur and is focusing on the UI for web applications. Jeff previously worked at Microsoft as the Development Lead for NuGet. Jeff has been building and maturing software projects for 20 years. His largest projects have covered education, healthcare waste management, fantasy football, credit/mortgage, and point of sale. Throughout his career, he keeps getting drawn back to web application development.
Joe Colantonio has more than 15 years of test automation experience and is the founder of the popular test automation blog, joecolantonio.com where he has been blogging bi-weekly for the last five years. Joe is also the host of TestTalks, a podcast dedicated to all things test automation related. He is also the author of the highly rated book The UFT API Testing Manifesto – A step-by-step hands-on testing guide for the masses.Simply put, Joe’s mission is to help individuals and organizations succeed with test automation awesomeness.
Karl-Henrik is an experienced developer that have written code for anything from cellular network base stations to websites. He runs the local Microsoft competence network at Sogeti and spend a somewhat obsessive amount of his free time building smarter devices."If you ever need to see a man about building a smarter toaster - I'm that guy"
Kenneth Auchenberg used to be the tech lead on GoToMeeting Free at Citrix, but quit is job back in December 2014 to travel. He's obsessed with tooling, and started the RemoteDebug project to unify remote debugging for our browsers and lives in Copenhagen, where he's the organizer of the ColdFront Conference, and CopenhagenJS meetup.
Kenneth holds a Ph.D. in chemistry (and a B.Sc. in computer science), and in the 1990s he primarily worked on simulating chemical reacting on supercomputers. After graduating, he has been working as a software developer focusing on open source software. Currently he is working for Realm where he is part of the Android team. In his spare time, he has been speaking at meetups, conferences, and user groups and writing articles and book on topics related to software development and open source software.
Jonas Ernhill is 30 years old and works in music and film. When it comes to the film side he has done a couple of music videos and Kung Fury is the first movie project for him. He’s one of the cinematographers and has done a lot of work in the production. He was the production manager for the David Hasselhoff - True survivor music video. He has also directed the Hackerman’s Hacking Tutorial - How To Hack Time which is a part of the Kung Fury universe which has more than one million views on youtube. Leopold Nilsson is 24 years old and works in music and film. He plays the Hackerman character in Kung Fury and has also been responsible for Laser unicorns social media and communicating with our 18 000 Kickstarter backers.
Lars has been in research and development since 2001. He works as test consultant for House of Test and sees himself as an investigative cartographer of systems.He's technically curious and in his spare time he enjoys tinkering with Arduinos, and building and launching high powered rockets.
Linus designs and facilitates different kinds of leadership development workshops and trainings. He is an experienced Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) and has a wealth of international experience. Linus has a passion for personal and team development and radical collaboration. Three important words for him are Insights, Decisions and Results.
Liz Keogh a well-known blogger, international speaker, and a core member of the BDD community.She has pioneered the application of learning models in measuring Agile maturity and coaching progress, and is currently interested in modelling risk and change with complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework.Liz was awarded the Gordon Pask award in 2010 for deepening existing ideas in the Agile space and “coming up with some pretty crazy ones of her own”. She is also a science fiction writer and published poet.
Magnus Skjegstad is a Research Associate at University of Cambridge. He is one of the core members of OCaml Labs and participates in the development of the unikernel operating system MirageOS. He also developed Jitsu - a DNS server that boots unikernels on demand. Magnus is interested in how unikernel VMs can help solve problems in networks and distributed systems.Magnus has previously worked on a wide range of topics, from wireless networks and cognitive radio to P2P protocols and service oriented architectures. He has also worked for several years as a software developer and consultant. Magnus holds a PhD in computer science from University of Oslo, Norway.
Marcus Murray is the Cyber Security Manager at Truesec. He is the leader of the Truesec Security Team, an independent elite-team of security consultants operating all over the world. Besides designing secure infrastructure and implementing security into various applications, his team performs incident response, security assessments and penetration testing for a variety of clients, including banks, military organizations, and other large corporations.This speaker is part of of the Security Day
Markus is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. He is working with Java EE servers from different vendors since more than 14 years and talks about his favorite topics around Java EE on conferences all over the world. He has been a principle consultant and worked with different customers on all kinds of Java EE related applications and solutions. Beside that he has always been a prolific blogger, writer and tech editor for different Java EE related books. He is an active member of the German DOAG e.V. and it's representative on the iJUG e.V. As a Java Champion and former ACE Director he is well known in the community.
I’m a dedicated and passionate developer with a deep focus on Microsoft Technologies like .NET. I have developed various solutions ranging from enterprise expense systems to apps for Windows Phone and Windows Store… actually I have worked with so many technologies and crazy projects that the only thing really missing on my CV is coding something that can fly! And getting that on my CV is something I’m looking very much forward to.With the role as Technical Evangelist in Microsoft I have also been speaker at many conferences both Microsoft and non-Microsoft events, given guest lectures at universities on topics ranging from apps development to compiler implementations and F#.
Martin Kleppmann is a software engineer and entrepreneur, and author of the O'Reilly book Designing Data-Intensive Applications (http://dataintensive.net), which analyses the data infrastructure and architecture used by internet companies. He previously co-founded a startup, Rapportive, which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012. He is a committer on Apache Samza, his technical blog is at http://martin.kleppmann.com, and he's @martinkl on Twitter.
Martin Woolley is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience working with computers large, small and getting smaller. He still has a Sinclair ZX81 somewhere. Bluetooth Smart and IoT grabbed his attention a few years ago when working for BlackBerry. Bluetooth Smart struck him as a phenomenally exciting, useful and developer-friendly technology and it’s no surprise it’s helping fuel the realisation of some remarkable technological visions and is key to some of the most fascinating industry trends of the moment, including IoT, wearables, the smart home and beacons. Martin is a member of the SIG’s Developer Programs team and loves talking with developers about software development and BT
Matt is an experienced technical Associate Director in information security. His specialisms include general security consultancy, scenario-based penetration testing, vulnerability research and development of security testing tools. At university he studied formal methods for system specification and design, using predicate logic to formally prove correctness of algorithms. His penetration testing and consultancy experience spans multiple technologies across all sectors and many FTSE 100 and Forbes 2000 companies, while his research experience and interests spans a number of disciplines with focus on biometrics, car and autonomous vehicle security.
Neha Narula is a PhD candidate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligance Lab at MIT building fast, scalable distributed systems and databases. In a previous life she helped launch a new version of Digg and was a Senior Software Engineer at Google, where she designed the first version of Blobstore, a system for storing and serving petabytes of immutable data, and worked on Native Client, a system for running native code securely through the browser. She cares a lot about coffee, wine, and building systems with strong consistency and performance.
Niall is an Irish guy who managed to end up in Norway after finding out the country existed when he was in New Zealand. He works in Capgemini in Stavanger, Norway as a Managing Consultant, and is also an Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2010, Friend Of RedGate and general rugby nut (which means he shouts a lot). He has a passion for web technologies, security and whiskey which can lead to some interesting discussions.
Oren Eini, pseudonym Ayende Rahien, has over 15 years of experience in the development world with a strong focus on the Microsoft and .NET ecosystem. He remains focused on system architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development. Oren has be recognized and awarded Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional.
As a co-founder and consultant with Citerus I have been doing professional software development and mentoring for more than fifteen years. I have a particular passion for agile software design and architecture, software development productivity and developer craftsmanship. I am highly motivated to improve the way software is produced and maintainedgood software is fun to use and fun to create, bad software and lost projects make me sad.
Paul is the co-founder and CEO of InfluxDB, an open source time series database company that came out of the Y Combinator Winter 2013 batch. He is the author of Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails and the editor for Addison Wesley's Data and Analytics book and video series. Paul is also the founder and organizer of the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which has over 6,000 members. He holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.
As a passionate – yet pragmatic – enthusiast of multi-paradigm and ployglot engineering, Paulmichael has spent the past 16 years blending a disparate array of languages, technologies, and methodologies to develop compelling solutions to a wide range of business problems. He especially enjoys solving challenges in distributed computing, visual communications, and heterogeneous enterprise systems. He is the co-organizer of the NYC F# Users Group and a co-founder of the Nashvile F# Meetup. In 2014, he received a Microsoft MVP Award for his work in the .NET community. When not at the keyboard, he may be found exploring NYC with his wife (though his soul is still honky-tonkin' in Nashville, TN).
Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio serving developer communities in London and all over Europe. He is a lover of all things front end, a Ruby developer and, more recently, an amateur brewer. APIs old and new, browsers and REST, fuel his passion for development. You should have seen how delighted he was the first time he played with the WebAudio API!Phil loves test coverage, great beer, hackathons, and libraries with puns in their names. Get all four together for maximum points.
Rachel Reese is a long-time software engineer and math geek who can often be found talking to random strangers about the joys of functional programming and F#. She currently works for Jet.com in NYC. She has helped run the Nashville F# User group, @NashFSharp, and the Burlington, VT functional programming user group, @VTFun. She's also an ASPInsider, an F# MVP, a Xamarin MVP, a community enthusiast, one of the founding @lambdaladies, and a Rachii. You can find her on twitter, @rachelreese, or on her blog: rachelree.se.
Rafael works as a software engineer at Bouvet in Oslo. He is a proponent of static typing and a JVM enthusiast with particular interests in code instrumentation, functional programming and the Scala language. Rafael blogs about software development and regularly presents at conferences. Several times, Rafael was awarded for the quality of his presentations and was pronounced a Java One Rockstar. When coding outside of his work place, he contributes to a wide range of open source projects and often works on Byte Buddy, a library for simple runtime code generation for the Java virtual machine.
Reza Rahman is a long time former independent consultant and now officially a Java EE evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. Reza is the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server.
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is an agile coach and trainer who specializes in collaboration. She has been in I.T. for more than 25 years and holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development. She also has three sons. One with autism. And a mother with bipolar disorder. Sal suspects she might be just a tiny bit Aspergers herself. She suspects that a lot of people in IT might be (and research seems to back this up). She thinks that this is a good thing.
Sam is a live coder who strongly believes in the importance of emphasising, exploring and celebrating creativity within all aspects of programming. He works at the intersection between Computer Science Research, Education and Art. He is the lead developer of Overtone and the creator of Sonic Pi, a music live coding environment used to teach programming within schools. By day Sam is a Postdoc Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and by night he codes music for people to dance to.
I'm a developer at ThoughtWorks. I love learning new things and helping people build better systems.I've been working at ThoughtWorks for over a decade. I split my time between consulting for clients, speaking at conferences and helping build our own internal systems.My book, Building Microservices, was published by O'Reilly earlier this year.
Sarah Horton is interested in exploring ways to improve quality of life through good design. As User Experience Strategy Lead at the The Paciello Group (TPG), she works with companies and product teams to create “born accessible” digital products and services that work well for everyone. She is co-author of A Web for Everyone with Whitney Quesenbery and Web Style Guide with Patrick Lynch.
Scott has been in the design business for over 30 years, working at Apple, Symbian, frog design and Google on projects such as Mac System 7, Apple's User Interface Guidelines, the Newton, Google Mobile Maps. He now leads the Physical Web project which is trying to bridge the physical and digital worlds.
Simon Jäger is a part of a team (Developer Experience and Platform Evangelism) at Microsoft that builds world-class software and delivers great developer engagements - he works on helping strategic partners and customers to succeed on the Microsoft platform. As a Technical Evangelist, his role is extremely agile. His engagements are diverse, encompassing everything from architectural guidance, hands-on assistance to deep technical investments. Throughout the years he has been coding for numerous of projects for the Microsoft platform and holds a deep passion for cloud architecture and application development. His main focus is currently within cloud technologies and cloud technology oriented partners. Additionally, Simon leads talks about cloud services and application development on current mobile, computer and console devices, and the next generation of products in the connected age of technology.
The acclaimed artist, concept designer and author of Ur Varselklotet Simon Stålenhag is best known for his highly imaginative images and stories portraying illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes. Ur Varselklotet was ranked by The Guardian as one of the ‘10 Best Dystopias’, in company with works such as Franz Kafkas’ The Trial and Andrew Niccols’ Gattaca.
Stefan is a developer at Ditmer in Denmark.Since he completed his AP in Computer Science in 2003, Stefan has been venturing around in different domains, starting with catalog building on the web than ended as a PDF ready for print. Since that time he has been venturing over GIS, ERP based on ASP.NET, Silverlight and many other things on the .NET platform.Over the last couple of years Stefan have been digging in and trying to catch up with all the latest technologies, and trying to have more focus on journeying towards deeper knowledge of architecture.
Stephen Chin is a Java Ambassador at Oracle specializing in embedded and UI technology, co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, and the JavaOne Content Chair. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, JFokus, OSCON, JFall, GeeCON, JustJava, and JavaOne, where he thrice received a Rock Star Award. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava, reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/, and his hacking adventures can be seen on http://nighthacking.com/
I started Wait But Why in the summer of 2013. I write longggg blog posts about twice a month about many topics—science, tech, psychology, astronomy, history, and why you might be annoying on Facebook. At the end of year 2 of the blog, we now receive 1.5 million unique visitors every month and there are 245,000 subscribers to our email list.
Todd H Gardner is the president and co-founder of TrackJS (trackjs.com) and an independent software consultant putting software and businesses on the web. With over a decade of experience building software systems, Todd has built large enterprise systems, complex software products, and launched companies.
Torill is a science journalist and author, currently writing a book about the science of reviving extinct species. She has a background in biology and spent years trying to get bumblebees to fly in tunnels and jellyfish to watch movies. The experience left her morbidly fascinated with strange animal behaviour and passionate about communicating science, rather than doing it herself. She mainly covers biology and biotechnology, and believes the next technological revolution is happening within bacteria.
Troy is an experienced IT executive who has been involved in many leading software organizations over 20 years. Most recently, Troy founded Focused Objective to build and promote risk management tools that simulate and forecast software development projects and portfolios. Technology has always been a passion for Troy. After cutting his teeth on early 8-bit personal computers, Troy moved into electronic engineering, which later led to positions in software application development, architecture and management for some of the most prominent corporations in automotive, banking, travel and online commerce. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ty Smith is a Sr. Software Engineer building the Fabric SDKs at Twitter. Ty is a regular community contributor, organizing events like Meatup and speaking at AnDevCon, Droidcon, and many other conferences around the world. He is an organizer of the SF Android group and volunteers teaching Android at Missionbit.;Prior to Twitter, Ty worked on the Evernote App and SDK, cofounded Recapp, a social sports news startup, lead the engineering effort on Powow Text Messaging on Android which was acquired by Sprint, and built Zagat for Android which was acquired by Google. Ty holds a B.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Texas. He lives in San Francisco.
Val Head is a designer and consultant based in Philadelphia. Her work ranges from projects on the web to interactive installations to print. She is the author of The Pocket Guide to CSS Animations from Five Simple Steps and CSS Animations on Lynda.com. You can find her on stage speaking at events like An Event Apart and encouraging others to do the same as the co-host of the Ladies in Tech podcast. She’s been published in netmag and A List Apart, founded the popular Web Design Day conference, and leads workshops around the world on animation for the web and creative coding.