Speakers

Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen

Author of Effective Akka

Jamie is the Senior Director of Global Services for Typesafe, responsible for the enablement of customers around the world through consulting and training.  …more

Beth Bunting Arnholt

Beth Bunting Arnholt

VP, Integrated Talent Management, Comcast/NBCUniversal

Beth Bunting Arnholt serves as Vice President of Integrated Talent Management for Comcast/NBCUniversal.  …more

Rosalind C. Barnett

Rosalind Chait Barnett

Senior Scientist, Brandeis University

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett have received wide critical praise for their books about women, men, work and society. …more

Kunal Batra

Kunal Batra

Developer Evangelist, SendGrid

Meet Kunal, Developer Evangelist at-large for SendGrid and home-grown New Jersey hacker. …more

Monica Beckwith

Monica Beckwith

Java/JVM Performance Consultant, JavaOne 2013 Rock Star

Monica Beckwith is a Java Performance Consultant. She was the Java Garbage First Garbage Collector Performance Lead at Oracle. …more

Aaron Bedra

Aaron Bedra

Principle Engineer, Groupon. Creator of Repsheet

Coming soon.

Paul Butcher

Paul Butcher

author, Seven Concurrency Models in Seven Weeks: When Threads Unravel

Paul is an author and technology startup veteran, currently providing consultancy for founders and investors. His most recent book is Seven Concurrency Models in Seven Weeks: When Threads Unravel.

Soumith Chintala

Soumith Chintala

Research Engineer, Facebook AI Research

I am a Research Engineer at Facebook AI Research. Prior to joining Facebook in August 2014, I worked at MuseAmi, where I built deep learning models for music and vision targeted at mobile devices. …more

Diptanu Choudhury

Diptanu Choudhury

Senior Platform Engineer, Netflix

Diptanu is a Senior Platform Engineer at Netflix. He works on core infrastructure like distributed scheduling, core infrastructure libraries, service discovery, distributed tracing that powers various services at Netflix.

Slides from Diptanu’s talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Ben Christensen

Ben Christensen

RxJava team, Netflix

Ben Christensen is a software engineer on the Netflix Edge Engineering team responsible for communication between Netflix devices and its cloud services. Recently involved in open source projects such as Hystrix and RxJava.

Slides from Ben’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Brian Clapper

Brian Clapper

Founder of PHASE and co-organizer, Northeast Scala Symposium

Brian Clapper is an independent consultant with more than 30 years’ experience as a software developer. Brian is fluent in many languages, including Scala, Java, Python, Ruby and C#, and C. …more

Don Coleman

Don Coleman

Director of Consulting, Chariot Solutions

Don is a software developer who enjoys hacking with Phones, Arduino and other hardware.As the Director of Consulting for Chariot Solutions he works with teams and clients to reinvent their existing technology and lay the groundwork for the future. Don has embraced PhoneGap since it’s inception and has and has spoken across the country about the benefits and advantages of using Apache Cordova. Don is the co-author of Beginning NFC and is currently working on a book about Bluetooth Low Energy for Maker Media.

Slides from Don’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Tom Dale

Tom Dale

Co-creator, Ember.js

Tom is one of the creators of Ember.js, and Co-founder at Tilde Inc…more

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Tom Devane

Integrating Lean Six Sigma and High-Performance Organizations, author

Tom Devane is an author and a principal at WorkplaceDynamics LLC. …more

Duncan K. DeVore

Duncan K. DeVore

Co-Author, Reactive Application Development

Duncan is an Akka Expert and Trainer @ Typesafe and is passionate about reactive application (distributed systems) design using tools such as Scala, Java, and Akka. He is co-author of the upcoming Reactive Application Development book from Manning, and when not coding, enjoys backpacking and the great outdoors.

Slides from Duncan’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Kent C. Dodds

Kent C. Dodds

Egghead.io Instructor; Angular Air host; Angular Committer

Kent C. Dodds is the frontend developer at Alianza Inc. where he works on their AngularJS Admin Portal. In Kent’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and coding (not normally at the same time). Kent is an instructor on the egghead.io training site and is involved in several open source projects and community efforts including AngularJS, angular-formly, Angular Air, various other open source efforts (see github.com/kentcdodds), and speaking at conferences and local meetups about Angular, ReactJS, and general JavaScript topics. Kent enjoys talking with people about code and learning from others’ experiences. Find him on twitter @kentcdodds.

Slides from Kent’s talk are available at the Chariot Solutions website.
Charles Eaton

Charles Eaton

CEO, Creating IT Futures Foundation

Charles Eaton is CEO of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the charitable arm of CompTIA, the IT industry association. …more

Colin Eberhardt

Colin Eberhardt

Head of Technology, Scott Logic Ltd.

Colin Eberhardt is Head of Technology at Scott Logic Ltd, where he provides advice on mobile technology strategy to major banks and financial institution. …more

Helena Edelson

Helena Edelson

Senior Engineer, Analytics @ DataStax; Spark Cassandra Connector committer

Helena is a committer on several open source projects including Akka (Akka Cluster), Apache Spark, the Spark Cassandra Connector, Spring Integration and Spring AMQP. …more

Dietrich Featherston

Dietrich Featherston

GitHub Analytics Infrastructure

Dietrich is an infrastructure engineer at GitHub focused on building systems to help understand how people work together. Previously he built the historical backend powering Boundary which ingests 10s of terabytes of metrics data daily while serving queries at interactive latencies.

He has spent most of his career focused on time-series analytics but sometimes dabbles in generative artwork. He enjoys long-winded discussions of cryptozoology and software engineering as a professional discipline. Dietrich can be found on twitter and other places as @d2fn.

Slides from Dietrich’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Ash Furrow

Ash Furrow

Author and iOS engineer, Artsy

Ash Furrow is a Canadian iOS developer and author, currently working at Artsy. He has published four books, many apps, and is a contributor to the open source community.

Slides from Ash’s talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Stuart Halloway

Stuart Halloway

Datomic team; Clojure committer

@stuarthalloway is a founder and President of Cognitect and of Relevance. He is a Clojure committer, and a developer of the Datomic
database. …more

Mike Hartington

Mike Hartington

Ionic, Developer Advocate

Mike is a developer advocate for Ionic who has been involved with the product since the early alpha. Mike manages the Ionic Forum, serves as a resource to developers, and writes technical documentation. When he’s not working, you can find him relaxing with a beer and a guitar.

Slides from Mike’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Chet Hendrickson

Chet Hendrickson

Agile Manifesto co-author

Chet Hendrickson has been involved with Agile Software Development since 1996, when as a member of Chrysler’s C3 project he helped develop Extreme Programming. …more

Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower

CoreOS, Software Engineer

Kelsey has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. …more

Benjamin Hindman

Ben Hindman

Apache Mesos, co-creator

Benjamin Hindman is a Founder of Mesosphere and co-creator of the Apache Mesos project. …more

Pete Hunt

Pete Hunt

React core developer; Ex-Facebook and Instagram

Pete is CEO and cofounder of Authbox, an anti-spam, abuse an fraud API. …more

Tom Igoe

Tom Igoe

Co-founder of Arduino

Keynote Speaker

Tom Igoe is an Associate Arts Professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). …more

Svetlana Isakova

Svetlana Isakova

Kotlin Developer, JetBrains

Svetlana is working on Project Kotlin at JetBrains since 2011. From time to time she tries to encourage people with Kotlin at the conferences. …more

Ron Jeffries

Ron Jeffries

Agile Manifesto co-author

Ron Jeffries has been developing software longer than most people have been alive. …more

Yahuda Katz

Yehuda Katz

Co-creator, Ember.js
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Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; his 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc. There he works on Skylight, the smart profiler for Rails, and does Ember.js consulting.

He’s best known for his open source work, which also includes projects like Thor, Handlebars and Janus. He travels the world doing open source evangelism and web standards work. He blogs at yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

Slides from Yehuda’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

Functional developer on the JVM

Jessica Kerr is a static-typing fan working in a dynamic language. …more

Ritchie S. King

Ritchie S. King

author of Visual Storytelling with D3

Ritchie is a visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight, meaning that he builds interactive data visualizations (mostly with D3), …more

Jay Kreps

Jay Kreps

original author of Apache Kafka, Apache Samza, and Voldemort

Jay is the CEO of Confluent, a company focused on building a real-time stream platform around Apache Kafka. …more

Diana Larsen

Diana Larsen

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, co-author

Diana Larsen, founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting, is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions.

Diana works with organizations around the world to design high performance work systems, improve project team effectiveness, and support leaders and enterprises in their transitions to Agile methods. Diana co-founded FutureWorks Consulting LLC and draws on 20+ years of working with technical professionals to coach managers on their role in a changing workplace.

Deeply in tune with how work teams grow, adapt, develop, and perform, she co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great (recommended reading for the PMI-ACP); Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and ProjectsQuickstart Guide to Five Rules for Accelerated Learning; and articles about the Agile FluencyTM model at www.agilefluency.com and InfoQ.

Slides from Diana’s talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Haoyi Li

Haoyi Li

Scala.js, core contributor

Haoyi is a software engineer at Dropbox who writes Python and Coffeescript while working on the web codebase. In his free time, he works on various projects in Scala, most recently the Scala.js compiler and ecosystem.

Haoyi’s slides are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Jan Machacek

Jan Machaček

CTO Cake Solutions

Jan Machacek is a passionate technologist with hands-on experience with the practical aspects of software delivery (architecture, quality, CI, CD); the project management approaches (applying the principles of agile project management); mentoring and motivating the engineering and business teams. He shares his expertise and passion for software as the editor of the Open Source Journal, regularly contributes to open source projects and speaks at conferences in the UK and abroad.Jan is the author of many open source projects (various Typesafe Activators, Reactive Monitor, Akka Patterns, Akka Extras, Scalad, Specs2 Spring and others), books and articles.

Jan always wants to hear about interesting projects, events, and hackathons! He’s keen to share his expertise at conferences, user groups, or simply over a drink or two. If you have something to suggest or share, get in touch!

Slides from Jan’s talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Brendan McAdams

Brendan McAdams

Partner Portal, Netflix

Having recently returned from several wilderness years of being an itinerant conference speaker, trainer, & consultant …more

Sylvester Mobley

Sylvester Mobley

Founder of Coded by Kids

Sylvester Mobley is the founder and executive director of Coded by Kids – an organization that provides free weekly web development classes to inner city children. …more

Joanne Molesky

Joanne Molesky

co-author of Lean Enterprise

Joanne Molesky is co-author of Lean Enterprise – How High Performance organizations Innovate at Scale, published by O’Reilly Press. As a principal associate for ThoughtWorks, she is part of the management team for the internal IT services, specializing in Governance, Risk and Compliance. She holds CISA and CRISC certification.

Slides from Joanne’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Todd Montgomery

Todd Montgomery

Chief architect, Kaazing

Todd Montgomery is a networking hacker who has researched, designed, and built numerous protocols, messaging-oriented middleware systems, …more

Maurice Naftalin

Maurice Naftalin

Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World, author

Maurice Naftalin has worked in the software industry for four decades as developer, designer, manager, teacher and author. …more

Rick Nucci

Rick Nucci

co-founder & CEO, Guru

Rick has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. Rick is currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which provides knowledge sharing for teams. …more

Erik Osheim

Erik Osheim

co-creator of Spire

Erik is one of the creators of Spire, a Typelevel project designed to support fast, generic, and precise numerical programming in Scala. …more

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Michael Pilquist

Scodec, creator

Michael is the chief software architect at Combined Conditional Access Development, LLC., a joint venture between Comcast and ARRIS Group Inc. …more

Mike Rappaport

Mike Rappaport

CEO and Founder, Chariot Solutions

CEO and a founding member of Chariot Solutions, a leading Philadelphia area enterprise application and mobile development consulting firm. …more

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Java Champion and Author of POJOs in Action

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, …more

David Richardson

David Richardson

Software Developer, SIG

David Richardson has been optimizing distributed systems and analytics pipelines for the last 15 years. He has set several world records in scientific computing. He currently develops automated trading systems and analytics at SIG, a proprietary trading firm located in Philadelphia.

Slides from David’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions website.
Ken Rimple

Ken Rimple

AngularJS Trainer/Mentor; Chariot Podcast Host

Ken almost started coding at an early age when he used a battery, two wires and an old flashcube to make a flashlight (those in the other room saw a blinding flash, then heard screams of agony). Dodging this early accident, he never stops learning how to break things. He is Chariot’s Training Services director, and writes and teaches lots of AngularJS courses. He also teaches/works with Spring, Java and Maven, among others, and worked previously with Spring Roo (he’s co-author of Spring Roo in Action from Manning), Grails and various databases. He loves photography and Jazz Drumming, and lives alone with four kids, a wife, three dogs and his tinnitus.

Slides from Ken’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Caryl Rivers

Caryl Rivers

Author and Journalist

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett have received wide critical praise for their books about women, men, work and society. …more

Jeremy Saenz

Jeremy Saenz

Martini and Negroni, creator; the voice behind GopherCasts.io.

Jeremy AKA @codegangsta is a fellow Gopher, author, speaker and screencaster. …more

Danielle Sucher

Danielle Sucher

Software Engineer, Stripe

Danielle Sucher is a software engineer at Stripe, where she works on data infrastructure and machine learning. …more

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

co-author of The Pragmatic Programmer
Keynote

Keynote Speaker

Dave Thomas has been programming since the 70’s, and still codes just about every day. He has written a number of books, including The Pragmatic Programmer, Programming Ruby, Agile Web Development with Rails, and most recently Programming  Elixir.

These books reflect the arc of his interests — programming, dynamic languages, DSLs, and now functional and concurrent languages.

Slides from Dave’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas

co-author, Building an Informational Security Awareness Program

Valerie Thomas is a Principal Information Security Consultant for Securicon, LLC that specializes in social engineering and physical penetration testing. …more

Michael Toppa

Michael Toppa

Software engineer at PromptWorks

Mike Toppa has been developing web applications for 18 years, since the days of the Mosaic browser and HTML 1.0. Prior to his current position as a software engineer at the Agile consulting company PromptWorks, Mike was half of the 2 person engineering team at the Philadelphia based start-up ElectNext. He’s also worked E-Trade, Ask Jeeves, Penn, Stanford, and Georgetown University. Mike has led the adoption of Agile practices at several organizations. When away from his computer, you will most likely find him embroiled in a nerf gun battle with his 2 young boys, or tearing down yet another wall in his house.

Slides from Michael’s talk are available at the Chariot Solutions website.
Seth Vargo

Seth Vargo

Vagrant, committer; Learning Chef, co-author

Seth Vargo is an engineer and evangelist at HashiCorp. As an engineer, he works on a variety of open source projects and commercial offerings. …more

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Tracey Welson-Rossman

CMO, Chariot Solutions & Founder, TechGirlz.org

Founding Member and Chief Marketing Officer at Chariot Solutions, where she leads marketing and sales. …more

Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink

Cofounder and editor of Technical.ly

Christopher Wink is the cofounder and editor of Technical.ly, a network of local technology news sites and events, …more

Allen Wirfs-Brock

Allen Wirfs-Brock

ECMAScript 6 language spec project editor

Allen Wirfs-Brock is a Mozilla Research Fellow and the technical editor of ECMA-262, the international standard that defines the JavaScript programming language. He is an expert in dynamic, object-oriented programming languages and their implementation but is also an entrepreneur who founded two successful companies. When he’s not working on the evolution of JavaScript, he is thinking and writing about the technical and societal implications of the rapidly emerging Ambient Computing Era.

Slides from Allen’s talk are available on the Chariot Solutions site.
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Object Design Pioneer

Rebecca is an object design pioneer who invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD) and by accident started the x-Driven Design meme. …more

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