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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 8 Garbage First garbage collector performance lead

Monica Beckwith  is the Java 8 Garbage First garbage collector performance lead …more

Aaron Bedra

Aaron Bedra

Repsheet, creator; Programming Clojure, co-author

Coming soon.

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

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. …more

Tom Dale

Tom Dale

Co-creator, Ember.js

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

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

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Helena Edelson

Akka and Spark Cassandra Connector committer

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

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Dietrich Featherston

Github infrastructure engineer

Coming soon.

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John Hann

cujoJS, co-creator

Coming soon.

Mike Hartington

Mike Hartington

Iconic, Developer Advocate

Mike is a developer advocate for Ionic who has been involved with the product since the early alpha. …more

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

Developer Advocate and Toolsmith at CoreOS

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

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Ben Hindman

Apache Mesos, co-creator

Coming soon.

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Pete Hunt

React Team

Coming soon.

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

Yehuda Katz is a member of the  Ember.jsRuby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; his 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.…more

Jay Kreps

Jay Kreps

original author of Apache Kafka, Apache Samza, and Voldemort

Jay Kreps is a co-founder and CEO at Confluent, a start-up formed around the distributed messaging system Apache Kafka. He was formerly one of the lead architects at LinkedIn. …more

Haoyi Li

Haoyi Li

Software Engineer, Dropbox

Haoyi is a software engineer at Dropbox who writes Python and Coffeescript while working on the web codebase. …more

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Jan Machaček

CTO of Cake Solutons, Scala/FP enthusiast
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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

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Todd Montgomery

Networking protocol and messaging guru
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

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Paul Butcher

Seven Concurrency Models in Seven Days, author

Coming soon.

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Caitlin Potter

Angular, core team

Caitlin Potter is a core developer for AngularJS. …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

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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

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

Seth Vargo

Seth Vargo

Vagrant, committer

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. …more

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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