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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

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 8 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.

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.

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

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

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. He specializes in helping companies develop an organizational culture that amplifies their strategy AND leads to higher employee engagement and retention. …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

Helena Edelson

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

Dietrich Featherston

Dietrich Featherston

Github infrastructure engineer

Dietrich is an infrastructure engineer at GitHub focused on building systems to help understand how people work together. …more

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.

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

John Hann

John Hann

cujoJS, co-creator

John built his first suite of rich web apps in 1996, long before most people had a clue that the web would become a powerful application platform. …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. …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

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

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Pete Hunt

React core developer; Ex-Facebook and Instagram

Coming soon.

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

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

Diana Larsen

Diana Larsen

Agile Retrospective: 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. …more

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. …more

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); …more

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. …more

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Todd Montgomery

Chief architect, Kaazing

Coming soon.

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

Caitlin Potter

Caitlin Potter

Angular, core team

Caitlin Potter is a core developer for AngularJS. …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

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

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Brian Shirai

Rubinius, core team

Coming soon.

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 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 withRails, and most recently Programming  Elixir. …more

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. …more

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. …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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