Presenters

Mark Abramson

http://twitter.com/mark__a

Mark Abramson is Founder & CEO of Printform Corporation. He has particular technical expertise in digital workflow, industrial printing and complex global supply chains for high-growth companies. He's also a dad, collects antique woodworking machines and mentors on Lean Startup methods.

Mark Abramson is Founder & CEO of Printform Corporation. He has particular technical expertise in digital workflow, industrial printing and complex global supply chains for high-growth companies. He's also a dad, collects antique woodworking machines and mentors on Lean Startup methods.

Sessions conducted by Mark Abramson

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Intro to Relational Database Design &...
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Lean Startup for Engineers
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Rahul Agarwal

http://irahul.com

Developer with experience in Java, OSGi, Spring, Hibernate, highly scalable and highly transactional systems, RESTful APIs, E-Commerce and Micro-transaction systems. Part-time instructor at UCSC Silicon Valley and Foothill College. Expertise in backend systems but I have also played with Android and Glass.

Developer with experience in Java, OSGi, Spring, Hibernate, highly scalable and highly transactional systems, RESTful APIs, E-Commerce and Micro-transaction systems. Part-time instructor at UCSC Silicon Valley and Foothill College. Expertise in backend systems but I have also played with Android and Glass.

Sessions conducted by Rahul Agarwal

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Creating REST services with JAX-RS
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Jeff Anderson

http://www.foothill.edu/psme/directory.php?s=1&rec_id=1910

Jeff Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Foothill College. He earned his PhD in Numerical Linear Algebra from UC Davis studying algorithms to decrease the dimensions of large-scale computational problems without sacrificing accuracy. Jeff works primarily with MATLAB to implement his mathematical algorithms.

Jeff Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Foothill College. He earned his PhD in Numerical Linear Algebra from UC Davis studying algorithms to decrease the dimensions of large-scale computational problems without sacrificing accuracy. Jeff works primarily with MATLAB to implement his mathematical algorithms.

Sessions conducted by Jeff Anderson

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Introduction to Google's PageRank Algorithm
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Kevin Ashley

http://kevinashley.com

Kevin Ashley is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, an author of Professional Windows 8 Programming book and a developer of top apps and games for Windows 8 with millions of users. Kevin often presents about technology at various events, industry shows and webcasts. In his role he works with startups and partners, advising on software design, business and technology strategy, architecture and development. Prior to Microsoft, he was a founder of an early-stage cloud and business intelligence software startup. In his role as a senior software developer and architect, Kevin developed grid, data warehousing and real-time trading solutions for Fortune 500 companies and hedge funds worldwide: US, Europe and Asia. Kevin has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and MBA from the University of Connecticut. Kevin’s blog: http://kevinashley.com and Twitter: @kashleytwit

Kevin Ashley is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, an author of Professional Windows 8 Programming book and a developer of top apps and games for Windows 8 with millions of users. Kevin often presents about technology at various events, industry shows and webcasts. In his role he works with startups and partners, advising on software design, business and technology strategy, architecture and development. Prior to Microsoft, he was a founder of an early-stage cloud and business intelligence software startup. In his role as a senior software developer and architect, Kevin developed grid, data warehousing and real-time trading solutions for Fortune 500 companies and hedge funds worldwide: US, Europe and Asia. Kevin has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and MBA from the University of Connecticut. Kevin’s blog: http://kevinashley.com and Twitter: @kashleytwit

Sessions conducted by Kevin Ashley

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Deep dive into Windows Phone apps: Sensors,...
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Siamak Ashrafi

http://www.ylabz.com/ash

(Ash) is Bio-Computational researcher@day working on bio-markers (publications*) & CTO@night of technology companies (patents*). His frequent code-a-thon wins have gone on to become published Apps (iOS & Android*). As a thought leader in wearable/mobile development he is an enthusiastic teacher / speaker helping to promote the ecosystem (fashion* & technology*). But what he would really like is to get a major sponsor in all three phases of water. (Snowboarding* [solid], Surfing* [liquid] & Kiteboarding* [vapor])

(Ash) is Bio-Computational researcher@day working on bio-markers (publications*) & CTO@night of technology companies (patents*). His frequent code-a-thon wins have gone on to become published Apps (iOS & Android*). As a thought leader in wearable/mobile development he is an enthusiastic teacher / speaker helping to promote the ecosystem (fashion* & technology*). But what he would really like is to get a major sponsor in all three phases of water. (Snowboarding* [solid], Surfing* [liquid] & Kiteboarding* [vapor])

Sessions conducted by Siamak Ashrafi

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Technology and fashion awaken the soul of the...
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Swift language and using Playgrounds
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Om Bachu

http://ibm.com

Om Bachu has a Masters in Computer Engineering from CEDTI and has worked for over a 15 years as Sr. Enterprise SW Architect, specializing in business integration middleware on n-tier based systems. Most of the experience has been in providing high value solutions, finding/fulfilling business opportunities, in enterprise wide IaaS, PaaS, SaaS of various enterprise patterns, workload architectures for CAMSS & Middleware. Also, Om has provided solutions in Software Defined Environments (storage, networks, compute, etc), virtualization on the System-x and p, endpoint management, and data center HA/DR preparedness. He has been a speaker at various conferences: viz., RSA, IMPACT, WSTC, WTC, Meetups,etc. and over the last couple of years has been working as Sr.Technical Sales Specialist at IBM SWG Sales & Distribution in "Mobile | Cloud | Middleware"

Om Bachu has a Masters in Computer Engineering from CEDTI and has worked for over a 15 years as Sr. Enterprise SW Architect, specializing in business integration middleware on n-tier based systems. Most of the experience has been in providing high value solutions, finding/fulfilling business opportunities, in enterprise wide IaaS, PaaS, SaaS of various enterprise patterns, workload architectures for CAMSS & Middleware. Also, Om has provided solutions in Software Defined Environments (storage, networks, compute, etc), virtualization on the System-x and p, endpoint management, and data center HA/DR preparedness. He has been a speaker at various conferences: viz., RSA, IMPACT, WSTC, WTC, Meetups,etc. and over the last couple of years has been working as Sr.Technical Sales Specialist at IBM SWG Sales & Distribution in "Mobile | Cloud | Middleware"

Sessions conducted by Om Bachu

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Enterprise ready Mobile app consuming DBaaS...
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Maarten Balliauw

http://blog.maartenballiauw.be

Maarten Balliauw is a Technical Evangelist at JetBrains. His interests are in web technologies like ASP.NET (MVC, Web API), PHP and Windows Azure. He's a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Azure and has published many articles in both PHP and .NET literature such as MSDN magazine Belgium and PHP architect. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. His blog can be found at http://blog.maartenballiauw.be.

Maarten Balliauw is a Technical Evangelist at JetBrains. His interests are in web technologies like ASP.NET (MVC, Web API), PHP and Windows Azure. He's a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Azure and has published many articles in both PHP and .NET literature such as MSDN magazine Belgium and PHP architect. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. His blog can be found at http://blog.maartenballiauw.be.

Sessions conducted by Maarten Balliauw

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Using NuGet the way you should
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Kenny Bastani

http://www.neotechnology.com

Kenny Bastani is an accomplished software development consultant and entrepreneur with 10+ years of industry experience as a front-end and back-end engineer. Kenny has demonstrated leadership in designing and developing enterprise-grade web applications for high-volume, high-availability environments, with innovative focuses on solving unsupervised machine learning problems that enable businesses to better manage their institutional memory. As both an entrepreneur and software designer based in the SF Bay Area, Kenny has gained valuable experience leading teams in both product design and software architecture.

Kenny Bastani is an accomplished software development consultant and entrepreneur with 10+ years of industry experience as a front-end and back-end engineer. Kenny has demonstrated leadership in designing and developing enterprise-grade web applications for high-volume, high-availability environments, with innovative focuses on solving unsupervised machine learning problems that enable businesses to better manage their institutional memory. As both an entrepreneur and software designer based in the SF Bay Area, Kenny has gained valuable experience leading teams in both product design and software architecture.

Sessions conducted by Kenny Bastani

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Building Killer Apps with Neo4j
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Ward Bell

http://www.neverindoubtnet.blogspot.com/

Ward is president of IdeaBlade, a consulting and product company, makers of BreezeJS. Ward is currently Editor-in-Chief of Google's Angular 2 documentation. He's a Google GDE and Microsoft MVP

Ward is president of IdeaBlade, a consulting and product company, makers of BreezeJS. Ward is currently Editor-in-Chief of Google's Angular 2 documentation. He's a Google GDE and Microsoft MVP

Sessions conducted by Ward Bell

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    AngularJS app testing for real
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  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Get MEAN! MongoDb + express + angular + node
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Craig Berntson

http://www.craigberntson.com

Craig has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills. He writes the column "Software Gardening" in DotNet Curry Magazine and is the co-author of "Continuous Integration in .NET" available from Manning. Craig has been named a Microsoft MVP every year since 1996. He is a Grape City Community Influencer and works as a Senior Software Engineer for Quicken Loans.

Craig has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills. He writes the column "Software Gardening" in DotNet Curry Magazine and is the co-author of "Continuous Integration in .NET" available from Manning. Craig has been named a Microsoft MVP every year since 1996. He is a Grape City Community Influencer and works as a Senior Software Engineer for Quicken Loans.

Sessions conducted by Craig Berntson

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    ASP.Net MVC Tips and Tricks
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Paolo Bettoni

http://about.me/pbettoni

Enjoyed .NET since the early betas. Spent the last decade and a half as a consultant, architect, developer. 25+ years of public speaking experience in 4 languages.

Enjoyed .NET since the early betas. Spent the last decade and a half as a consultant, architect, developer. 25+ years of public speaking experience in 4 languages.

Sessions conducted by Paolo Bettoni

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    MVC + Knockout Sing and Dance
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Pavi Bhatter

http://-

Pavi Bhatter is a high school student and an active Girl Scout for 10 years. She is interested in learning about technology and sharing it with other kids. Her other interests include track&field, playing drums, dancing, and photography.

Pavi Bhatter is a high school student and an active Girl Scout for 10 years. She is interested in learning about technology and sharing it with other kids. Her other interests include track&field, playing drums, dancing, and photography.

Sessions conducted by Pavi Bhatter

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Circuit Art
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Pradeep Bhatter

http://www.devoxx4kids.org/usa

Pradeep is Senior Business Analyst at SugarCRM. By education he is an engineer in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India. As a child Pradeep played with electric and electronics circuits and eventually micro-processors. He is passionate contributor to enrichment programs for kids in K1-12 age group for topics including technology and personal finances.

Pradeep is Senior Business Analyst at SugarCRM. By education he is an engineer in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India. As a child Pradeep played with electric and electronics circuits and eventually micro-processors. He is passionate contributor to enrichment programs for kids in K1-12 age group for topics including technology and personal finances.

Sessions conducted by Pradeep Bhatter

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Start the journey to Internet of Things with...
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  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Circuit Art
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Start the journey to Internet of Things with...
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Stephen Boesch

http://thirdeyecss.com

I am a developer focusing on scalable apps for data pipelines and machine learning on Hadoop and Spark infrastructures. My background is in Java/Oracle/ETL from 1996 until 2011, at which point I started to focus on Hadoop, Spark and Scala. My work has been at a mix of the familiar large Internet/Systems company names and startups.

I am a developer focusing on scalable apps for data pipelines and machine learning on Hadoop and Spark infrastructures. My background is in Java/Oracle/ETL from 1996 until 2011, at which point I started to focus on Hadoop, Spark and Scala. My work has been at a mix of the familiar large Internet/Systems company names and startups.

Sessions conducted by Stephen Boesch

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    An Introduction to using Apache Spark for...
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Sam Bowne

http://samsclass.info

Sam Bowne has been teaching computer networking and security classes at CCSF since 2000. He has given talks at CodeCamp, DEFCON, BayThreat, LayerOne, and Toorcon, and taught classes and seminars at many other schools and teaching conferences. He has a Ph.D. and a CISSP and a lot of other certifications, and a lot of computer and cables and firewalls and stuff.

Sam Bowne has been teaching computer networking and security classes at CCSF since 2000. He has given talks at CodeCamp, DEFCON, BayThreat, LayerOne, and Toorcon, and taught classes and seminars at many other schools and teaching conferences. He has a Ph.D. and a CISSP and a lot of other certifications, and a lot of computer and cables and firewalls and stuff.

Sessions conducted by Sam Bowne

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    I Own Your Web App
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Jeanne Bradford

http://www.tcgen.com

Jeanne Bradford is the co-author of “Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development”. She has led global organizations to deliver compelling products and technologies for some of the industries leading companies, including Apple, Cisco and Texas Instruments. While at Apple, Jeanne re-architected Apple’s new product development process (ANPP), building the core capability that allowed Apple to quickly deliver innovate new products to market. As Principle of TCGen, Jeanne has been a trusted advisor to some of the industry’s leading technology companies in the areas of product development, program management and operations. Jeanne is a frequent industry speaker on the topics of product development best practices and the application of Agile best practices in mixed-platform products. She earned a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in mathematics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Jeanne Bradford is the co-author of “Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development”. She has led global organizations to deliver compelling products and technologies for some of the industries leading companies, including Apple, Cisco and Texas Instruments. While at Apple, Jeanne re-architected Apple’s new product development process (ANPP), building the core capability that allowed Apple to quickly deliver innovate new products to market. As Principle of TCGen, Jeanne has been a trusted advisor to some of the industry’s leading technology companies in the areas of product development, program management and operations. Jeanne is a frequent industry speaker on the topics of product development best practices and the application of Agile best practices in mixed-platform products. She earned a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in mathematics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Sessions conducted by Jeanne Bradford

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Debunking The Agile Myth: Agile is NOT Just...
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Mathias Brandewinder

http://www.brandewinder.com

I have been writing software on .NET for 10 years, mostly C#, until I fell in love with F# and functional programming. I enjoy arguing about code and how to make it better, and get very excited when discussing testing or F#. My other professional interests are applied math and machine learning. If you want to know more about me, you can check out my blog here or find me on Twitter as @brandewinder.

I have been writing software on .NET for 10 years, mostly C#, until I fell in love with F# and functional programming. I enjoy arguing about code and how to make it better, and get very excited when discussing testing or F#. My other professional interests are applied math and machine learning. If you want to know more about me, you can check out my blog here or find me on Twitter as @brandewinder.

Sessions conducted by Mathias Brandewinder

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    F# for the C# developer
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Nick Breen

http://nickbreen.ca/references.html

Fun loving computer guy. I started my programming career 4 years ago. I’ve worked with startups, cofounded two businesses (and sold one), and worked in healthcare, ads, and with the environment branch of the Canadian government. Currently I'm working with Practice Fusion to digitize healthcare records and provide patients and doctors with better data to improve health.

Fun loving computer guy. I started my programming career 4 years ago. I’ve worked with startups, cofounded two businesses (and sold one), and worked in healthcare, ads, and with the environment branch of the Canadian government. Currently I'm working with Practice Fusion to digitize healthcare records and provide patients and doctors with better data to improve health.

Sessions conducted by Nick Breen

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Improving your Frontend with Ember (MVC JS...
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Jeff Brewer

http://www.brewer.com

After graduation from Harvey Mudd College in 1991 with a B.S. in Engineering with a focus on hardware and software, Jeff began his career at Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks and TurboTax. After Intuit, Jeff helped found an engineering department at a small visual design company to build C++ class libraries for highly customized user interfaces. During the late 1990s he was a founding engineer at an online recruiting startup and helped create a two way job seeker to employer matching algorithm and job invitation system. In 2003, he joined PayCycle which was acquired by Intuit in 2009. He served as lead architect for the online payroll platform and oversaw many huge transformations like creating an API for payroll and the first version IOP Mobile. He played a key role in successfully merging the Intuit payroll engineering organization with the PayCycle organization and transforming the platform into one that generates $150 million in revenue. Jeff currently is a Principal Engineer for the QuickBooks Ecosystem focused mostly on enabling teams to build plugins.

After graduation from Harvey Mudd College in 1991 with a B.S. in Engineering with a focus on hardware and software, Jeff began his career at Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks and TurboTax. After Intuit, Jeff helped found an engineering department at a small visual design company to build C++ class libraries for highly customized user interfaces. During the late 1990s he was a founding engineer at an online recruiting startup and helped create a two way job seeker to employer matching algorithm and job invitation system. In 2003, he joined PayCycle which was acquired by Intuit in 2009. He served as lead architect for the online payroll platform and oversaw many huge transformations like creating an API for payroll and the first version IOP Mobile. He played a key role in successfully merging the Intuit payroll engineering organization with the PayCycle organization and transforming the platform into one that generates $150 million in revenue. Jeff currently is a Principal Engineer for the QuickBooks Ecosystem focused mostly on enabling teams to build plugins.

Sessions conducted by Jeff Brewer

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Plugins for the Web - A Way to Allow Others...
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Dave Briccetti

http://davebsoft.com

Software developer with experience in Scala, Python, Java, Linux, networking, and user interfaces; and in many industries including videoconferencing, remote device control, finance, education, publishing, mechanical engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, defense, and telecommunications. Programming teacher with many years of experience teaching from third grade to adult professional.

Software developer with experience in Scala, Python, Java, Linux, networking, and user interfaces; and in many industries including videoconferencing, remote device control, finance, education, publishing, mechanical engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, defense, and telecommunications. Programming teacher with many years of experience teaching from third grade to adult professional.

Sessions conducted by Dave Briccetti

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Programming a Graphical Web Game, Part 1
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  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Programming a Graphical Web Game, Part 2
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John Brinnand

http://www.stubhub.com

I have been in the software industry for 20+ years. In the past 4 years I have worked on cloud based distributed systems for Netflix and Stubhub. Most of these systems have been associated with data delivery and management. Some of the systems I have with with are: Solr, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Hadoop and StubHubs Big Data Platform. All these systems require a different approach in design,development and access patterns. However, there are underlying patterns in each of these systems. And these patterns radically change the approach of developers and users of these systems. Without them, building and deploying distributed systems, especially at scale, becomes exceedingly problematic. I wish to share some of these design and deployment patterns as well as their programming models with the folks at SVCC.

I have been in the software industry for 20+ years. In the past 4 years I have worked on cloud based distributed systems for Netflix and Stubhub. Most of these systems have been associated with data delivery and management. Some of the systems I have with with are: Solr, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Hadoop and StubHubs Big Data Platform. All these systems require a different approach in design,development and access patterns. However, there are underlying patterns in each of these systems. And these patterns radically change the approach of developers and users of these systems. Without them, building and deploying distributed systems, especially at scale, becomes exceedingly problematic. I wish to share some of these design and deployment patterns as well as their programming models with the folks at SVCC.

Sessions conducted by John Brinnand

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Distributed Systems - Patterns and Practices
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David Burrowes

http://www.delphix.com/

David is a front end software developer contributing to revolutionizing how people work with databases and other application data at Delphix. He has a number of years of experience in software coding and interaction design. At the moment he is specializing in JavaScript.

David is a front end software developer contributing to revolutionizing how people work with databases and other application data at Delphix. He has a number of years of experience in software coding and interaction design. At the moment he is specializing in JavaScript.

Sessions conducted by David Burrowes

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Reactive, unidirectional data without a...
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Michael Caisse

http://ciere.com

Michael Caisse has been crafting code in C++ for nearly 25-years. He is a regular speaker at C++Now! where his talks have been awarded Best Workshop and Most Useful Session. Michael is the owner of Ciere Consulting which provides software consulting and contracting services, C++ training, and Project Recovery for failing multidisciplinary engineering projects : ciere.com

Michael Caisse has been crafting code in C++ for nearly 25-years. He is a regular speaker at C++Now! where his talks have been awarded Best Workshop and Most Useful Session. Michael is the owner of Ciere Consulting which provides software consulting and contracting services, C++ training, and Project Recovery for failing multidisciplinary engineering projects : ciere.com

Sessions conducted by Michael Caisse

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Solving Problems with Fusion
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Oswald Campesato

http://www.iquarkt.com

Oswald is passionate about education: a former PhD Candidate in Mathematics (ABD), with 4 Masters and 2 Bachelors degrees. Previously he worked in South America, Italy, and the French Riviera, and he traveled to 70 countries around the world. He has worked from C/C++/Java developer to CTO, and currently working at SwiftBot. He's comfortable in 4 languages and trying to learn Japanese. He's a Series Editor for Mercury Learning and working on his 17th book.

Oswald is passionate about education: a former PhD Candidate in Mathematics (ABD), with 4 Masters and 2 Bachelors degrees. Previously he worked in South America, Italy, and the French Riviera, and he traveled to 70 countries around the world. He has worked from C/C++/Java developer to CTO, and currently working at SwiftBot. He's comfortable in 4 languages and trying to learn Japanese. He's a Series Editor for Mercury Learning and working on his 17th book.

Sessions conducted by Oswald Campesato

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Creating HTML5-based Apps for Wearable...
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Paul Cassidy

http://blog.qawarrior.com/

I work in Research and Development for Front Porch Inc. I specialize in Build and Test Automation. I have knowledge in Python, VBS, C++, SQL, VB, C#, Powershell and BOO. I work heavily in network protocols, distributed computing and web related technologies

I work in Research and Development for Front Porch Inc. I specialize in Build and Test Automation. I have knowledge in Python, VBS, C++, SQL, VB, C#, Powershell and BOO. I work heavily in network protocols, distributed computing and web related technologies

Sessions conducted by Paul Cassidy

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Parallel and Async Scripting with PowerShell
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Steven Chamberlin

http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/

Steven Chamberlin is a service reliability engineer for the cloud data services team at IBM, which provides resources for developers to get, build, and analyze data using BlueMix, IBM's Platform as a Service. Prior to that he was a developer for an internal tooling/infrastructure team. He has been with IBM for 13 years and has also held a variety of roles in quality, including system test, integration test and automation.

Steven Chamberlin is a service reliability engineer for the cloud data services team at IBM, which provides resources for developers to get, build, and analyze data using BlueMix, IBM's Platform as a Service. Prior to that he was a developer for an internal tooling/infrastructure team. He has been with IBM for 13 years and has also held a variety of roles in quality, including system test, integration test and automation.

Sessions conducted by Steven Chamberlin

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Rapid Application Development Using Data...
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Joel Champagne

http://www.codexframework.com

My 20 years in the industry have been largely spent in consulting, helping clients deliver large business solutions, mostly using .NET technologies, SQL Server, SSAS and SSRS. My specialty is in the SQL space, in particular data modeling and BI, although I've been very involved with application frameworks and architecture as well. My company's flagship product, SQL-Hero, codifies many of the daily consulting tasks I've dealt with including code generation, tracing, reporting, and more.

My 20 years in the industry have been largely spent in consulting, helping clients deliver large business solutions, mostly using .NET technologies, SQL Server, SSAS and SSRS. My specialty is in the SQL space, in particular data modeling and BI, although I've been very involved with application frameworks and architecture as well. My company's flagship product, SQL-Hero, codifies many of the daily consulting tasks I've dealt with including code generation, tracing, reporting, and more.

Sessions conducted by Joel Champagne

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Data Visualization Using Pov-Ray 3.7
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Doris Chen

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dorischen/

Dr. Doris Chen is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Windows 8,and Java) with over 15 years of experience in the software industry. She speaks to numerous international conferences and user groups including HTML5 Dev Conference, O’Reilly Fluent, OSCON, WebVisions, and JavaOne. Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics.

Dr. Doris Chen is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Windows 8,and Java) with over 15 years of experience in the software industry. She speaks to numerous international conferences and user groups including HTML5 Dev Conference, O’Reilly Fluent, OSCON, WebVisions, and JavaOne. Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics.

Sessions conducted by Doris Chen

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Practical Performance Tips & Tricks: Make...
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  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Angular or Backbone: Go Mobile!
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Stephen Chin

http://steveonjava.com/

Stephen Chin is a Java Ambassador at Oracle specializing in UI technology, co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, and the new JavaOne Content Chair. He can be followed on twitter @steveonjava, reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/, and his hacking adventures can be seen on: http://nighthacking.com/

Stephen Chin is a Java Ambassador at Oracle specializing in UI technology, co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, and the new JavaOne Content Chair. He can be followed on twitter @steveonjava, reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/, and his hacking adventures can be seen on: http://nighthacking.com/

Sessions conducted by Stephen Chin

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    ZombieTime - JSR 310 for the Undead
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    IoT Magic Show
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Raspberry Pi Gaming 4 Kids
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Lego Mindstorms Programming 4 Kids
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wesley chun

http://corepython.com

+WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" book series & companion videos (corepython.com), co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (withdjango.com), and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (cyberwebconsulting.com), a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including helping create Yahoo!Mail using Python almost 2 decades ago. He has taught numerous Python courses at Cisco, Disney, VMware, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, & Foothill College. Wesley holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, and loves traveling worldwide to meet developers, whether at a technical conference, user group meeting, or on a university campus. He is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and can be reached on Google+ or Twitter (@wescpy).

+WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" book series & companion videos (corepython.com), co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (withdjango.com), and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (cyberwebconsulting.com), a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including helping create Yahoo!Mail using Python almost 2 decades ago. He has taught numerous Python courses at Cisco, Disney, VMware, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, & Foothill College. Wesley holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, and loves traveling worldwide to meet developers, whether at a technical conference, user group meeting, or on a university campus. He is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and can be reached on Google+ or Twitter (@wescpy).

Sessions conducted by wesley chun

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    What is Python?
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Eugene Chuvyrov

http://www.cyberia-inc.com

I am a software consultant with Slalom Silicon Valley. I have been programming since I was 13 years old and there's nothing I enjoy more than bringing new products - mobile, web, or Machine Learning models - from my imagination into reality. My most recent interest has been in harnessing cloud technologies to create more intelligent software systems - a topic which will be the focus of my presentation.

I am a software consultant with Slalom Silicon Valley. I have been programming since I was 13 years old and there's nothing I enjoy more than bringing new products - mobile, web, or Machine Learning models - from my imagination into reality. My most recent interest has been in harnessing cloud technologies to create more intelligent software systems - a topic which will be the focus of my presentation.

Sessions conducted by Eugene Chuvyrov

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Introduction to Machine Learning with Azure...
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Jeremy Clark

http://www.jeremybytes.com

Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C#, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. Jeremy lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a banjo. For more information, visit www.jeremybytes.com.

Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C#, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. Jeremy lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a banjo. For more information, visit www.jeremybytes.com.

Sessions conducted by Jeremy Clark

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Clean Code: Homicidal Maniacs Read Code, Too
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  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Learn to Love Lambdas (C#)
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Marshall Clow

http://cplusplusmusings.wordpress.com/

C++ programmer for Qualcomm; Boost & LLVM contributor, C++ standards committee member. Marshall has presented at the LLVM developer's conference, C++Now, BoostCon, ACCU, MacHack, and previous editions of the SVCC.

C++ programmer for Qualcomm; Boost & LLVM contributor, C++ standards committee member. Marshall has presented at the LLVM developer's conference, C++Now, BoostCon, ACCU, MacHack, and previous editions of the SVCC.

Sessions conducted by Marshall Clow

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Hardening your code
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Breandan Considine

http://breandan.net

As a Java developer and technical evangelist, I am interested in human computer interaction, speech recognition and natural language processing, particularly in low-power applications such as mobile phones and wearable devices.

As a Java developer and technical evangelist, I am interested in human computer interaction, speech recognition and natural language processing, particularly in low-power applications such as mobile phones and wearable devices.

Sessions conducted by Breandan Considine

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Offline Speech Recognition for Mobile...
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Daniel Coupal

http://www.mongodb.com

Daniel Coupal has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, with positions ranging from developer, consultant, support engineer and manager of different teams like product development, QA and tools. Daniel currently work at MongoDB, helping thousands of customers being successful in using MongoDB.

Daniel Coupal has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, with positions ranging from developer, consultant, support engineer and manager of different teams like product development, QA and tools. Daniel currently work at MongoDB, helping thousands of customers being successful in using MongoDB.

Sessions conducted by Daniel Coupal

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Advanced MongoDB
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Eric Courville

http://organicit.org

Eric Courville has been with Verizon for 15 years supporting and implementing Large Enterprise Resource Planning Applications from vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. Specializing in application monitoring, and integrating SSO with third party applications. Eric is Also the founder of the Northern California PowerShell User Group with locations in San Francisco and the Sacramento area.

Eric Courville has been with Verizon for 15 years supporting and implementing Large Enterprise Resource Planning Applications from vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. Specializing in application monitoring, and integrating SSO with third party applications. Eric is Also the founder of the Northern California PowerShell User Group with locations in San Francisco and the Sacramento area.

Sessions conducted by Eric Courville

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    PowerShell and DevOps
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Douglas Crockford

http://crockford.com

Douglas Crockford was born in the Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He is a registered voter. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages. He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was the first important discovery of the 21st century. He also discovered the JSON, the world’s best loved data interchange format.

Douglas Crockford was born in the Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He is a registered voter. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages. He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was the first important discovery of the 21st century. He also discovered the JSON, the world’s best loved data interchange format.

Sessions conducted by Douglas Crockford

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    The Better Parts
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  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Managing Programmers. Programmers are not...
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Cornelia Davis

http://www.corneliadavis.com

A self-proclaimed propeller head, Cornelia Davis is Director of Platform Engineering in the Cloud Foundry team at Pivotal, where she helps customers and partners develop and execute on their cloud platform strategies. Fundamentally responsible for making developers successful with the Cloud Foundry PaaS, you can generally find her knee deep in the (OSS) code base, writing apps and deploying them onto the PaaS, teaching at a whiteboard, presenting at conferences and passionately driving new features into the product. When not doing those things you can find her on the yoga mat or in the kitchen.

A self-proclaimed propeller head, Cornelia Davis is Director of Platform Engineering in the Cloud Foundry team at Pivotal, where she helps customers and partners develop and execute on their cloud platform strategies. Fundamentally responsible for making developers successful with the Cloud Foundry PaaS, you can generally find her knee deep in the (OSS) code base, writing apps and deploying them onto the PaaS, teaching at a whiteboard, presenting at conferences and passionately driving new features into the product. When not doing those things you can find her on the yoga mat or in the kitchen.

Sessions conducted by Cornelia Davis

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Running Your Spring Apps in the Cloud
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    The Self-healing, Elastic Runtime that is...
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Randall Degges

https://www.rdegges.com

Randall Degges leads Developer Advocacy at Okta and is a prominent Pythonista. Prior to joining Okta, he founded and built OpenCNAM, the largest Caller ID API service in North America. He has been actively involved in Open Source for more than 10 years, and has built a variety of projects used by thousands of developers. He has also authored a book on Heroku, and frequently writes on his personal site.

Randall Degges leads Developer Advocacy at Okta and is a prominent Pythonista. Prior to joining Okta, he founded and built OpenCNAM, the largest Caller ID API service in North America. He has been actively involved in Open Source for more than 10 years, and has built a variety of projects used by thousands of developers. He has also authored a book on Heroku, and frequently writes on his personal site.

Sessions conducted by Randall Degges

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Node...
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Ryan Desmond

http://www.concurrentinc.com/

Ryan Desmond, Solutions Architect as Concurrent Inc. has nearly a decade of experience as a senior software engineer. Beyond his own entrepreneurial exploits, he has helped several companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York scale to meet rising demand, radical growth and ever evolving challenges. As a Solutions Architect at Concurrent Ryan is right in the middle of the Big Data game. Concurrent is the leader in Big Data application infrastructure, delivering products that help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data applications at scale. Concurrent is the team behind Cascading, the most widely deployed technology for data applications with more than 175,000 user downloads a month. Used by thousands of businesses including eBay, Etsy, The Climate Corp and Twitter, Cascading is the de facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology.

Ryan Desmond, Solutions Architect as Concurrent Inc. has nearly a decade of experience as a senior software engineer. Beyond his own entrepreneurial exploits, he has helped several companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York scale to meet rising demand, radical growth and ever evolving challenges. As a Solutions Architect at Concurrent Ryan is right in the middle of the Big Data game. Concurrent is the leader in Big Data application infrastructure, delivering products that help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data applications at scale. Concurrent is the team behind Cascading, the most widely deployed technology for data applications with more than 175,000 user downloads a month. Used by thousands of businesses including eBay, Etsy, The Climate Corp and Twitter, Cascading is the de facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Desmond

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Application Development on Hadoop using...
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Mithun Dhar

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mithund

As Director of Developer Evangelism, Platform Services for Concur, Mithun Dhar‘s team is focused on Evangelizing the Concur Platform to the developer community. His role includes all elements of showcasing the Concur opportunity to developers across a wide spectrum of startups, enterprise organizations and academics. In addition, his team is chartered with the creation of a Concur developer community focused on the development of quality apps on the Concur platform. Prior to joining Concur, Mithun spent many years in the Marketing and Evangelism world with Microsoft as a developer evangelist and product manager. He also had a brief stint in Microsoft Research, working on Speech Technologies and Natural User Interfaces. In his early career he worked at Oracle and a few other Startup companies. Mithun is a well regarded speaker and developer community catalyst.

As Director of Developer Evangelism, Platform Services for Concur, Mithun Dhar‘s team is focused on Evangelizing the Concur Platform to the developer community. His role includes all elements of showcasing the Concur opportunity to developers across a wide spectrum of startups, enterprise organizations and academics. In addition, his team is chartered with the creation of a Concur developer community focused on the development of quality apps on the Concur platform. Prior to joining Concur, Mithun spent many years in the Marketing and Evangelism world with Microsoft as a developer evangelist and product manager. He also had a brief stint in Microsoft Research, working on Speech Technologies and Natural User Interfaces. In his early career he worked at Oracle and a few other Startup companies. Mithun is a well regarded speaker and developer community catalyst.

Sessions conducted by Mithun Dhar

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Tap into the $1.12 Trillion dollar Business...
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Alex Donn

http://developer.att.com/hackathons/

Hi! My name is Alex Donn and I am part of the AT&T Developer Program based out of Redmond, Washington. The AT&T Hackathon Program was started as a way to help educate about mobile application creation and create events where people network with other like-minded individuals interested in building mobile apps. Please check out the AT&T Developer Program page and I hope to see you at the next event!

Hi! My name is Alex Donn and I am part of the AT&T Developer Program based out of Redmond, Washington. The AT&T Hackathon Program was started as a way to help educate about mobile application creation and create events where people network with other like-minded individuals interested in building mobile apps. Please check out the AT&T Developer Program page and I hope to see you at the next event!

Sessions conducted by Alex Donn

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    How to Win a Hackathon
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Jim Driscoll

http://jamesgdriscoll.wordpress.com

I've been programming in Java since 1996, and have worked on such projects as the first version of servlets, and the first release of J2EE. Currently working for MarkLogic, a NoSQL vendor.

I've been programming in Java since 1996, and have worked on such projects as the first version of servlets, and the first release of J2EE. Currently working for MarkLogic, a NoSQL vendor.

Sessions conducted by Jim Driscoll

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Introduction to NoSQL
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Steve Drucker

http://figleaf.com/

Steve Drucker is the founder and president of Fig Leaf Software, a full-service interactive agency based in Washington, DC. Throughout his 20-year career in IT, Steve has led dozens of enterprise web application development initiatives, authored instructor-led courseware for Intel, Sencha, Adobe, JackBe, and others, and remains active in the community as a user group manager and active technology blogger. He is currently developing apps and teaching courses using Sencha Touch, Sencha Ext JS, Acquia Drupal 7, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Adobe ColdFusion, and Node.JS. Contact Steve atsdrucker@figleaf.com and find out more about his company at http://www.figleaf.com

Steve Drucker is the founder and president of Fig Leaf Software, a full-service interactive agency based in Washington, DC. Throughout his 20-year career in IT, Steve has led dozens of enterprise web application development initiatives, authored instructor-led courseware for Intel, Sencha, Adobe, JackBe, and others, and remains active in the community as a user group manager and active technology blogger. He is currently developing apps and teaching courses using Sencha Touch, Sencha Ext JS, Acquia Drupal 7, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Adobe ColdFusion, and Node.JS. Contact Steve atsdrucker@figleaf.com and find out more about his company at http://www.figleaf.com

Sessions conducted by Steve Drucker

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Node JS 101
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Elena Eberhard

http://www.academyart.edu/

is a Public Relations Manager in Academy of Art University School of Fashion, with more than 15 years of experience in connecting fashion professionals and promoting creative designers. She started her career as Public Relations Director for Parfionova, a leading fashion house in Russia, producing runway shows and developing industry partnerships. After graduate studies in Management of Cultural Projects at Sorbonne University, Paris, Elena joined the international B2B fashion guide Modem and Modemonline.com. As an Editor of Modem Europe, she developed relationships with organizers of fashion weeks and industry trade shows in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Georgia, Scandinavia, Russia and the USA. After relocating to the Bay Area from Paris in 2013, Elena managed the international relations and expansion into US market for Premium Berlin. She consulted with fashion startups on international business development, and was a featured speaker on Fashion Wearable Tech at Silicon Valley conferences.

is a Public Relations Manager in Academy of Art University School of Fashion, with more than 15 years of experience in connecting fashion professionals and promoting creative designers. She started her career as Public Relations Director for Parfionova, a leading fashion house in Russia, producing runway shows and developing industry partnerships. After graduate studies in Management of Cultural Projects at Sorbonne University, Paris, Elena joined the international B2B fashion guide Modem and Modemonline.com. As an Editor of Modem Europe, she developed relationships with organizers of fashion weeks and industry trade shows in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Georgia, Scandinavia, Russia and the USA. After relocating to the Bay Area from Paris in 2013, Elena managed the international relations and expansion into US market for Premium Berlin. She consulted with fashion startups on international business development, and was a featured speaker on Fashion Wearable Tech at Silicon Valley conferences.

Sessions conducted by Elena Eberhard

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Technology and fashion awaken the soul of the...
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Steven Edouard

http://stevenedouard.com

Steven received his undergraduate in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. Before joining Microsoft he worked in the defense industry on subsea mine hunting and acoustic systems. He first joined Microsoft in Redmond, WA as a Software Test Engineer for .NET, a fundamental technology used by millions. He now works as a Developer Evangelist in the Bay area. Outside of tech, he likes to sail, ski, hike and hit the beach’

Steven received his undergraduate in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. Before joining Microsoft he worked in the defense industry on subsea mine hunting and acoustic systems. He first joined Microsoft in Redmond, WA as a Software Test Engineer for .NET, a fundamental technology used by millions. He now works as a Developer Evangelist in the Bay area. Outside of tech, he likes to sail, ski, hike and hit the beach’

Sessions conducted by Steven Edouard

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    WinJS for Web Devs
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    How to Build Your Own Internet of Things...
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Daniel Egan

http://TheSociableGeek.com

Daniel is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, he has been in the technology field for 20 years doing everything from Enterprise Development, to a Start Up, to running his own consulting firm. He is currently focusing on OpenSource, and the cloud sprinkled with IOT

Daniel is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, he has been in the technology field for 20 years doing everything from Enterprise Development, to a Start Up, to running his own consulting firm. He is currently focusing on OpenSource, and the cloud sprinkled with IOT

Sessions conducted by Daniel Egan

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Introduction to Big Data
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  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    (Big Data) Introduction to Hadoop using...
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    (Big Data) Introduction to Machine Learning...
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Markus Egger

http://www.codemag.com

Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. (and it's various properties, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and VFPConversion). He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine. He is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-serving MVPs (1995-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), and more. Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus has worked as a contractor to the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications (mainly in English, but on occasion in German as well). He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. Markus has also been involved in the creation and continued support of various user groups, such as D2SIG (WPF and Silverlight) and HDNUG (.NET).

Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. (and it's various properties, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and VFPConversion). He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine. He is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-serving MVPs (1995-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), and more. Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus has worked as a contractor to the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications (mainly in English, but on occasion in German as well). He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. Markus has also been involved in the creation and continued support of various user groups, such as D2SIG (WPF and Silverlight) and HDNUG (.NET).

Sessions conducted by Markus Egger

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    XAML Anti-Patterns
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Andrew Eichenbaum

http://www.designmind.com

I am a former physicist who realized that data mining and the understanding of systems is my real passion. That lead me from my PhD in Physics to the realm of web analytics where I have worked on problems in: search, personalization, NLP, reporting, product design/road-map, and basic R&D. With over 10 years of industry experience, I have managed multiple projects and teams across a wide range of topics ranging from BI and marketing, to basic research, dashboards and SEO/SEM. Specialties: Quantitative Analysis and Data Mining including: artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, algorithm development, personalization / profiling, reporting, and defining odd basises.

I am a former physicist who realized that data mining and the understanding of systems is my real passion. That lead me from my PhD in Physics to the realm of web analytics where I have worked on problems in: search, personalization, NLP, reporting, product design/road-map, and basic R&D. With over 10 years of industry experience, I have managed multiple projects and teams across a wide range of topics ranging from BI and marketing, to basic research, dashboards and SEO/SEM. Specialties: Quantitative Analysis and Data Mining including: artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, algorithm development, personalization / profiling, reporting, and defining odd basises.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Eichenbaum

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Hiring A Big Data and Data Science Team
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Bill Enright

http://www.billenright.com

Nodejs and JavaScript enthusiast. I work at BD Biosciences, in San Jose, CA, developing C# software for clinical diagnosis and research of blood diseases. In the dark of night, I build nodejs-based web apps for online game prototyping. I'm currently a student at the University of Illinois Springfield in their online MSCS program. My areas of interest are applying functional programming in the application domain (hence last year's session on Arrowlets), nodejs and webservices (hence this year's session :), and javascript in the browser.

Nodejs and JavaScript enthusiast. I work at BD Biosciences, in San Jose, CA, developing C# software for clinical diagnosis and research of blood diseases. In the dark of night, I build nodejs-based web apps for online game prototyping. I'm currently a student at the University of Illinois Springfield in their online MSCS program. My areas of interest are applying functional programming in the application domain (hence last year's session on Arrowlets), nodejs and webservices (hence this year's session :), and javascript in the browser.

Sessions conducted by Bill Enright

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    JavaScript Game Microservers
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Steve Evans

http://www.LoudSteve.com

Steve Evans has been doing DevOps since before the term DevOps was invented. He is a Pluralsight Author, six time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and technical Speaker at various industry events. In his spare time he manages a DevOps team at a Silicon Valley Biotech focused on improving the lives of cancer patients. For over 15 years Steve has focused on making technology better for businesses by bridging the gap between IT and Development teams. You can follow his technical blog at http://www.LoudSteve.com or find him on twitter at @TheLoudSteve.

Steve Evans has been doing DevOps since before the term DevOps was invented. He is a Pluralsight Author, six time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and technical Speaker at various industry events. In his spare time he manages a DevOps team at a Silicon Valley Biotech focused on improving the lives of cancer patients. For over 15 years Steve has focused on making technology better for businesses by bridging the gap between IT and Development teams. You can follow his technical blog at http://www.LoudSteve.com or find him on twitter at @TheLoudSteve.

Sessions conducted by Steve Evans

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    TCP/IP Networking for Developers
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Kari Finn

http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/MVP-mentor.aspx

Kari is a Community Program Manager for the Microsoft Most Valuable professional (MVP) Award Program where she manages the relationship of consumer focused MVPs in the US. She is also the program lead for the MVP Mentor Program, whose mission it is to foster the next generation of technologists to be leaders in their fields and communities. Kari is very passionate about supporting young people to achieve their dreams of being leading technologists by matching them to MVP Mentors to guide them. When not supporting the MVP community, Kari can be found perfecting the art of food fermentation and preservation. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle, WA.

Kari is a Community Program Manager for the Microsoft Most Valuable professional (MVP) Award Program where she manages the relationship of consumer focused MVPs in the US. She is also the program lead for the MVP Mentor Program, whose mission it is to foster the next generation of technologists to be leaders in their fields and communities. Kari is very passionate about supporting young people to achieve their dreams of being leading technologists by matching them to MVP Mentors to guide them. When not supporting the MVP community, Kari can be found perfecting the art of food fermentation and preservation. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle, WA.

Sessions conducted by Kari Finn

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Jack Fox

http://jackfoxy.com

Jack Fox is an F# MVP who works as a software engineer at Tachyus, the first Silicon Valley tech company to implement full stack F# across all its production software platforms. He has a passion for software correctness, and sees strongly-typed functional-first languages, and F# in particular, as the key to consistently correct production software. He has presented functional and type-theory topics at SVCC, Chicago Lambda Jam, the N.Y. City F# User Group, the S.F. Bay Area F# User Group, and S.F. Types, Theorems, and Programming languages.

Jack Fox is an F# MVP who works as a software engineer at Tachyus, the first Silicon Valley tech company to implement full stack F# across all its production software platforms. He has a passion for software correctness, and sees strongly-typed functional-first languages, and F# in particular, as the key to consistently correct production software. He has presented functional and type-theory topics at SVCC, Chicago Lambda Jam, the N.Y. City F# User Group, the S.F. Bay Area F# User Group, and S.F. Types, Theorems, and Programming languages.

Sessions conducted by Jack Fox

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Functional Programming for Production Quality...
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Paul Fryer

http://fryerblog.com

Paul Fryer is a software architect at a leading financial technology company, Fiserv. There he leads architecture for high scale, distributed systems. His focus is on Fraud and Security, Mobile and Online banking. He also built bitdango.com and automagical.ly – both cloud based data aggregation services. He previously worked for large companies like Intel in software development roles as well as small startups. With over 15 years of hands on experience he has seen (and built) plenty of good and not so good software design, contributing to his time tested tool bag of patterns.

Paul Fryer is a software architect at a leading financial technology company, Fiserv. There he leads architecture for high scale, distributed systems. His focus is on Fraud and Security, Mobile and Online banking. He also built bitdango.com and automagical.ly – both cloud based data aggregation services. He previously worked for large companies like Intel in software development roles as well as small startups. With over 15 years of hands on experience he has seen (and built) plenty of good and not so good software design, contributing to his time tested tool bag of patterns.

Sessions conducted by Paul Fryer

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    .Net Distributed Caching
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Venkat Gajulapalli

http://www.linkedin.com/in/venkatgv/

Hello SV Code Campers, I am Venkat Gajulapalli. I work for Intuit as a Quality Engineering manager. I am passionate about Quality Engineering. Specially around Continuous Integration, Tools and Automation. Outside work and family, I am into Tennis and Toastmasters. I served in leadership roles at Toastmasters international. Looking forward to be at SVCC this year.

Hello SV Code Campers, I am Venkat Gajulapalli. I work for Intuit as a Quality Engineering manager. I am passionate about Quality Engineering. Specially around Continuous Integration, Tools and Automation. Outside work and family, I am into Tennis and Toastmasters. I served in leadership roles at Toastmasters international. Looking forward to be at SVCC this year.

Sessions conducted by Venkat Gajulapalli

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Quality Dashboard - One stop shop to...
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Claudia Galvan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cgalvan/

Claudia Galván has led global product development at Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft reaching billions of people around the world. In the last few years she has focused on helping startups in Silicon Valley launch products internationally.

Claudia Galván has led global product development at Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft reaching billions of people around the world. In the last few years she has focused on helping startups in Silicon Valley launch products internationally.

Sessions conducted by Claudia Galvan

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Engineering without Borders
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Greg Geracie

http://www.ActuationConsulting.com

Mr. Geracie is the author of the global best seller Take Charge Product Management© and the Editor-in-Chief of The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge. This is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management. Greg is the President of Actuation Consulting, the world"s leading product management consulting and training organization. He is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media where he teaches a course on high-tech product management.

Mr. Geracie is the author of the global best seller Take Charge Product Management© and the Editor-in-Chief of The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge. This is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management. Greg is the President of Actuation Consulting, the world"s leading product management consulting and training organization. He is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media where he teaches a course on high-tech product management.

Sessions conducted by Greg Geracie

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    How Do Teams Reach High Performance?
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Bill Glosser

http://www.BlogSpyder.net

Bill has been building apps since, well, for too long to admit. Anyone remember the IBM 1401 or 7094; Computers the size of an SUV, no disk drives, punch cards? Still at it, recent projects include Ferry Reservations Express, a ticketing and booking system complex, AeroTunes, a Windows Phone 8.1 app for streaming music from YouTube, and StartGator, more than just a start button replacement.. Bill is head of permanent start-up Windigo Systems.

Bill has been building apps since, well, for too long to admit. Anyone remember the IBM 1401 or 7094; Computers the size of an SUV, no disk drives, punch cards? Still at it, recent projects include Ferry Reservations Express, a ticketing and booking system complex, AeroTunes, a Windows Phone 8.1 app for streaming music from YouTube, and StartGator, more than just a start button replacement.. Bill is head of permanent start-up Windigo Systems.

Sessions conducted by Bill Glosser

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Simple Contextual User Doc SDK via WordPad
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Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

http://spring.io/team/ilayaperumalg

Ilayaperumal is a developer from Spring XD team at Pivotal. Prior to Spring XD, he was a contributor to vFabric, CloudFoundry and Hyperic products in VMware.

Ilayaperumal is a developer from Spring XD team at Pivotal. Prior to Spring XD, he was a contributor to vFabric, CloudFoundry and Hyperic products in VMware.

Sessions conducted by Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Simplifying Big Data development using Spring...
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Sergey Gorbaty

http://salesforce.com

Sergey is a Sr. Product Security Engineer at salesforce.com focusing on mobile, authentication and web security. His background also includes working as a Software QA Engineer for over 4 years. At salesforce.com Sergey collaborates with other engineers on secure design and architecture of applications, services, API and mobile frameworks. Tennis and doing security research are Sergey's favorite past times.

Sergey is a Sr. Product Security Engineer at salesforce.com focusing on mobile, authentication and web security. His background also includes working as a Software QA Engineer for over 4 years. At salesforce.com Sergey collaborates with other engineers on secure design and architecture of applications, services, API and mobile frameworks. Tennis and doing security research are Sergey's favorite past times.

Sessions conducted by Sergey Gorbaty

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Mobile apps security. Beyond XSS, CSRF and...
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Alok Govil

http://www.alokgovil.com

Alok Govil is a full-stack technology architect and entrepreneur spanning both software and hardware with specific expertise in natural language processing, neural networks, graph databases, computer vision, analog and digital circuit design, electronic displays, MEMS, and end-to-end systems engineering. Starting programming at an early age of 11, he could program in machine code directly by 15 years of age. He is currently bootstrapping a startup in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, and also working with Qualcomm as lead technology architect in computer vision, machine learning and circuit design. Previously he was lead technology architect and project engineer for a multidisciplinary research program in electronic displays at Qualcomm. He has authored eight technical papers including two book chapters. He is recipient of a Gold Medal for being amongst top 25 students in India in National Standard Examination in Physics, 1994. He holds masters in electrical engineering from University of Southern California (USC).

Alok Govil is a full-stack technology architect and entrepreneur spanning both software and hardware with specific expertise in natural language processing, neural networks, graph databases, computer vision, analog and digital circuit design, electronic displays, MEMS, and end-to-end systems engineering. Starting programming at an early age of 11, he could program in machine code directly by 15 years of age. He is currently bootstrapping a startup in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, and also working with Qualcomm as lead technology architect in computer vision, machine learning and circuit design. Previously he was lead technology architect and project engineer for a multidisciplinary research program in electronic displays at Qualcomm. He has authored eight technical papers including two book chapters. He is recipient of a Gold Medal for being amongst top 25 students in India in National Standard Examination in Physics, 1994. He holds masters in electrical engineering from University of Southern California (USC).

Sessions conducted by Alok Govil

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Introduction to Natural Language Processing...
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Marc Grabanski

http://frontendMasters.com

Marc’s background is in open source. He was the original creator of the jQuery UI Datepicker and is constantly teaching about front-end web development through events, articles and conferences. Marc is the creator of Frontend Masters (frontendmasters.com) expert web development training and is currently building large SVG-based web applications.

Marc’s background is in open source. He was the original creator of the jQuery UI Datepicker and is constantly teaching about front-end web development through events, articles and conferences. Marc is the creator of Frontend Masters (frontendmasters.com) expert web development training and is currently building large SVG-based web applications.

Sessions conducted by Marc Grabanski

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Whirlwind Tour of Scalable Vector Graphics
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Alexander Graebe

http://sap.github.io

I'm Developer Evangelist at SAP Labs. I'm passionate about Open Source. I give presentations about OpenUI5, organize the Bay Area Open Source meetup and evangelize other SAP technologies at various events and conferences.

I'm Developer Evangelist at SAP Labs. I'm passionate about Open Source. I give presentations about OpenUI5, organize the Bay Area Open Source meetup and evangelize other SAP technologies at various events and conferences.

Sessions conducted by Alexander Graebe

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Open Source and Web Development Using OpenUI5
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Nicolas Grenie

https://www.apitools.com

French, majoring in geek science at @utbm_fr. @Cerealize cofounder, ex-@mailjet dev evangelist. G33k, fun, frogs and snails! @3scale hacker in residence.

French, majoring in geek science at @utbm_fr. @Cerealize cofounder, ex-@mailjet dev evangelist. G33k, fun, frogs and snails! @3scale hacker in residence.

Sessions conducted by Nicolas Grenie

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    API Mobile App-Driven Development Made Easy
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Aditya Gupta

http://twitter.com/aditya_g

Aditya Gupta is an twelve-year old boy who loves to play and modify Minecraft. He also has experience in many other types of programming like Scratch, Java, Greenfoot, and Android. He is the youngest speaker ever at the Community Keynote of JavaOne 2013 showing how pigs fly in using Eclipse in front of 1500+ Java developers. He builds and delivers workshops for Devoxx4Kids and excited to teach programming skills to young kids like him. He is also a Boy Scout and like to tinker with LEGOs.

Aditya Gupta is an twelve-year old boy who loves to play and modify Minecraft. He also has experience in many other types of programming like Scratch, Java, Greenfoot, and Android. He is the youngest speaker ever at the Community Keynote of JavaOne 2013 showing how pigs fly in using Eclipse in front of 1500+ Java developers. He builds and delivers workshops for Devoxx4Kids and excited to teach programming skills to young kids like him. He is also a Boy Scout and like to tinker with LEGOs.

Sessions conducted by Aditya Gupta

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Introductory Minecraft Modding with Forge -...
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Introductory Minecraft Modding with Forge -...
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Arun Gupta

http://blog.arungupta.me

Arun Gupta is Vice President of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase. Prior to that, he led Developer Advocacy and Technical Marketing at Red Hat for JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. He is a prolific blogger since 2005 and have authored ~2000 blogs on technology. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

Arun Gupta is Vice President of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase. Prior to that, he led Developer Advocacy and Technical Marketing at Red Hat for JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. He is a prolific blogger since 2005 and have authored ~2000 blogs on technology. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

Sessions conducted by Arun Gupta

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    All about WildFly, Only using demos
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Java EE 7 development using Eclipse
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Introductory Minecraft Modding with Forge -...
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Introductory Minecraft Modding with Forge -...
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Menka Gupta

http://menkag.blogspot.com/

Menka Gupta is Technical Lead at Intel. She enjoys designing jewelry. She loves playing with her two boys who are growing up fast. As one of the founding members of Devoxx4Kids, she enjoys helping with teaching kids.

Menka Gupta is Technical Lead at Intel. She enjoys designing jewelry. She loves playing with her two boys who are growing up fast. As one of the founding members of Devoxx4Kids, she enjoys helping with teaching kids.

Sessions conducted by Menka Gupta

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Fun with Scratch
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  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Fun with Scratch - Part 2
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Ansel Halliburton

https://halliburtonlegal.com/

Ansel Halliburton is a startup and technology lawyer. Ansel has experience starting companies, advising startups on tricky legal issues, and litigating intellectual property and business disputes. He's also a programmer (since age 10), and helped build a database of all US patent litigation.

Ansel Halliburton is a startup and technology lawyer. Ansel has experience starting companies, advising startups on tricky legal issues, and litigating intellectual property and business disputes. He's also a programmer (since age 10), and helped build a database of all US patent litigation.

Sessions conducted by Ansel Halliburton

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Don't Screw Up Your Licensing
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Nuri Halperin

http://plusnconsulting.com/page/nuri-s-public-talks/

Nuri Halperin consults, develops software, and teaches with passion. He designs and builds systems, websites and business applications. He's been getting things done for a variety clients small and large. He authors courses for pluralsight.com. A frequent speaker at tech events, he enjoys interacting and helping people reach that "Aha!" moment. Nuri is the inaugural recipient of MongoDB's William Zola Outstanding Contributor Award, and is a MongoDB Master. Owner of http://plusnconsulting.com Author at Pluralsight http://www.pluralsight.com/author/nuri-halperin

Nuri Halperin consults, develops software, and teaches with passion. He designs and builds systems, websites and business applications. He's been getting things done for a variety clients small and large. He authors courses for pluralsight.com. A frequent speaker at tech events, he enjoys interacting and helping people reach that "Aha!" moment. Nuri is the inaugural recipient of MongoDB's William Zola Outstanding Contributor Award, and is a MongoDB Master. Owner of http://plusnconsulting.com Author at Pluralsight http://www.pluralsight.com/author/nuri-halperin

Sessions conducted by Nuri Halperin

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    First steps with MongoDB
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John Hann

http://github.com/unscriptable

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. John continues to obsess on the front end and loves discovering new architectural patterns or applying time-honored ones to JavaScript and CSS. Now, when he's not writing open source code as a Principal Engineer at Pivotal or as Co-founder at cujoJS, he is sure to be working on some wicked cool science project or construction project with his kids.

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. John continues to obsess on the front end and loves discovering new architectural patterns or applying time-honored ones to JavaScript and CSS. Now, when he's not writing open source code as a Principal Engineer at Pivotal or as Co-founder at cujoJS, he is sure to be working on some wicked cool science project or construction project with his kids.

Sessions conducted by John Hann

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Introducing RaveJS: Zero-config JavaScript...
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Matt Harrington

http://github.com/MattHarrington

Independent developer with an interest in mobile app development, scientific computing, and highly scalable systems. Fan of C#, F#, C++, and the Phillies.

Independent developer with an interest in mobile app development, scientific computing, and highly scalable systems. Fan of C#, F#, C++, and the Phillies.

Sessions conducted by Matt Harrington

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Build a cross-platform enterprise LOB mobile...
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  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Azure for Open Source Developers
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Alyson Harrold

http://online-sales-marketing.com/

Co-Founder and CMO of The Spectrum Group Online, Alyson leverages her extensive marketing and executive brand communication background. To ensure that companies maintain focused conversations, she creates strategies that engage faithful clients as well as attract new ones. Using Brand Intelligence, she uncovers what transforms satisfied clients into raving fans.

Co-Founder and CMO of The Spectrum Group Online, Alyson leverages her extensive marketing and executive brand communication background. To ensure that companies maintain focused conversations, she creates strategies that engage faithful clients as well as attract new ones. Using Brand Intelligence, she uncovers what transforms satisfied clients into raving fans.

Sessions conducted by Alyson Harrold

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Blogging to Fuel the SEO Engine
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Les Hazlewood

https://github.com/lhazlewood

Les Hazlewood is Stormpath co-founder and CTO and the Apache Shiro PMC Chair. Prior to forming Stormpath, Les held senior architectural positions at Bloomberg and Delta Airlines and he was former CTO of a software engineering firm supporting educational and government agencies. Les has been actively involved in Open Source for more than 10 years, committing or contributing to projects like the Spring Framework, JBoss, and Apache Shiro. Les has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and practices Kendo and studies Japanese when he's not coding. Speaking Experience 2014 - DevNexus 2014 - ApacheCon NA 2014 - Cassandra Day Silicon Valley 2014 2013 - JavaOne (awarded “Rock Star” presenter) - GlueCon 2013 - JAXConf 2013 - ApacheCon NA - DeveloperWeek 2013 - Silicon Valley Grails User Group 2012 - JavaOne (awarded “Rock Star” presenter) - Rich Web Experience - Silicon Valley Web User Group @ Google - East Bay Java User Group - Silicon Valley Linux User Group Most Recent Speaking Videos Build A Killer Node.js Client for your REST + JSON API (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FVAS7MdPXo) @ BayNode Meetup 2014 API Strategies for Developers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx4WQ0bjruY) @ DeveloperWeek 2013 Beautiful REST + JSON API Design (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdSrT4yjS1g) @ Google, Silicon Valley Web User Group, August 2012 Securing Passwords Properly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bR110r-RfY) @ Rackspace, Linux User Group, September 2012

Les Hazlewood is Stormpath co-founder and CTO and the Apache Shiro PMC Chair. Prior to forming Stormpath, Les held senior architectural positions at Bloomberg and Delta Airlines and he was former CTO of a software engineering firm supporting educational and government agencies. Les has been actively involved in Open Source for more than 10 years, committing or contributing to projects like the Spring Framework, JBoss, and Apache Shiro. Les has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and practices Kendo and studies Japanese when he's not coding. Speaking Experience 2014 - DevNexus 2014 - ApacheCon NA 2014 - Cassandra Day Silicon Valley 2014 2013 - JavaOne (awarded “Rock Star” presenter) - GlueCon 2013 - JAXConf 2013 - ApacheCon NA - DeveloperWeek 2013 - Silicon Valley Grails User Group 2012 - JavaOne (awarded “Rock Star” presenter) - Rich Web Experience - Silicon Valley Web User Group @ Google - East Bay Java User Group - Silicon Valley Linux User Group Most Recent Speaking Videos Build A Killer Node.js Client for your REST + JSON API (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FVAS7MdPXo) @ BayNode Meetup 2014 API Strategies for Developers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx4WQ0bjruY) @ DeveloperWeek 2013 Beautiful REST + JSON API Design (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdSrT4yjS1g) @ Google, Silicon Valley Web User Group, August 2012 Securing Passwords Properly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bR110r-RfY) @ Rackspace, Linux User Group, September 2012

Sessions conducted by Les Hazlewood

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Designing a Beautiful REST+JSON API
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Tim Hobson

http://developer.intuit.com

Tim is a developer at Intuit, building software to help simplify the lives of the self-employed. He has a sordid history of being both a power-user and developer of frameworks over the course of his career, and most recently has taken a liking to Spring Boot.

Tim is a developer at Intuit, building software to help simplify the lives of the self-employed. He has a sordid history of being both a power-user and developer of frameworks over the course of his career, and most recently has taken a liking to Spring Boot.

Sessions conducted by Tim Hobson

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Java on Rails - Using Spring Boot For Rapid...
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Pete Hodgson

http://blog.thepete.net

Pete is a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He helps teams get more awesome at delivering maintainable software at a sustainable pace, using agile practices like test-driven design, pairing and continuous delivery. After horrible experiences with javascript in the early 2000s Pete saw the light and fell in love with this quirky little language while leading a team building a pure-JavaScript single-page mobile banking application. He was also an early contributor to the Calatrava framework.

Pete is a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He helps teams get more awesome at delivering maintainable software at a sustainable pace, using agile practices like test-driven design, pairing and continuous delivery. After horrible experiences with javascript in the early 2000s Pete saw the light and fell in love with this quirky little language while leading a team building a pure-JavaScript single-page mobile banking application. He was also an early contributor to the Calatrava framework.

Sessions conducted by Pete Hodgson

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Functional Reactive JavaScript: Theory &...
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Steven Hoffman

http://www.FoundersSpace.com

Steve Hoffman (a.k.a. Captain Hoff) is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and Captain of Founders Space. http://www.FoundersSpace.com Hoffman is a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group, was Chairman for the Producers Guild SF, and served on the Board of Governors for the New Media Council.

Steve Hoffman (a.k.a. Captain Hoff) is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and Captain of Founders Space. http://www.FoundersSpace.com Hoffman is a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group, was Chairman for the Producers Guild SF, and served on the Board of Governors for the New Media Council.

Sessions conducted by Steven Hoffman

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    About Venture Capital Fund Raising for Your...
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Kirsten Hunter

http://www.princesspolymath.com

Unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. My technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and my experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given my a unique perspective on developer success. In my copious free time I’m a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser

Unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. My technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and my experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given my a unique perspective on developer success. In my copious free time I’m a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser

Sessions conducted by Kirsten Hunter

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Designing Irresistible APIs
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Tenaya Hurst

http://www.RogueMaking.com

Tenaya is a Maker. From finding out about this new microcontroller technology in March 2013, she's taken off with the electronic fever of MAKING. Yes, she is the new Lady Maker on the scene, joining the project and coding community of Arduino, Linino and other microcontrollers. Now Tenaya enjoys teaching beginners in Wearable Technology, Software Engineering, and Soldering. Contact her for further information about workshops in sewing circuits, soldering, and code. Tenaya holds a B.A. from Indiana University in Theatre, Geological Sciences, and Anthropological Sciences.

Tenaya is a Maker. From finding out about this new microcontroller technology in March 2013, she's taken off with the electronic fever of MAKING. Yes, she is the new Lady Maker on the scene, joining the project and coding community of Arduino, Linino and other microcontrollers. Now Tenaya enjoys teaching beginners in Wearable Technology, Software Engineering, and Soldering. Contact her for further information about workshops in sewing circuits, soldering, and code. Tenaya holds a B.A. from Indiana University in Theatre, Geological Sciences, and Anthropological Sciences.

Sessions conducted by Tenaya Hurst

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Wearable Tech with Arduino Woman
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  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Trick-or-Treat Wearable Technology
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Bakh Inamov

http://www.chef.io

Bakh is a Solutions Architect at CHEF and he specializes in Delivery - CHEF's new tool for Continuous Integration and Collaboration. Bakh has been with the company since 2013. In this role, Bakh has helped dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals begin their journey to automation and DevOps. From being a sysadmin to independent consultant to IT lead to product and operations manager - Bakh has worn many hats in his 14+ years in the industry and this gives him a sense of insight and empathy into the challenges and problems that teams face every day.

Bakh is a Solutions Architect at CHEF and he specializes in Delivery - CHEF's new tool for Continuous Integration and Collaboration. Bakh has been with the company since 2013. In this role, Bakh has helped dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals begin their journey to automation and DevOps. From being a sysadmin to independent consultant to IT lead to product and operations manager - Bakh has worn many hats in his 14+ years in the industry and this gives him a sense of insight and empathy into the challenges and problems that teams face every day.

Sessions conducted by Bakh Inamov

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Automating Windows with Chef
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Jorg Janke

https://www.accorto.com

Jorg combines business background (accounting degree, MBA) with technology experience (Java, Dart, Force.com, Oracle/DB2) for customer success. Model Driven Applications is my passion since I experienced Smalltalk - I created the first active dictionary driven business application - Compiere, the premier Open Source ERP system. Using Dart with Salesforce Lightning Experience - http://lightningdart.com

Jorg combines business background (accounting degree, MBA) with technology experience (Java, Dart, Force.com, Oracle/DB2) for customer success. Model Driven Applications is my passion since I experienced Smalltalk - I created the first active dictionary driven business application - Compiere, the premier Open Source ERP system. Using Dart with Salesforce Lightning Experience - http://lightningdart.com

Sessions conducted by Jorg Janke

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Dart - the new Javascript?
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Ryan Jarvinen

http://ryanjarvinen.com

Ryan Jarvinen is an open source evangelist working with RedHat's OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California and is passionate about open source, open standards, open government, and digital rights. You can reach him as 'ryanj' on twitter, github, and IRC.

Ryan Jarvinen is an open source evangelist working with RedHat's OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California and is passionate about open source, open standards, open government, and digital rights. You can reach him as 'ryanj' on twitter, github, and IRC.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Jarvinen

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Getting RESTless with MeteorJS and MongoDB in...
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Steve Jones

http://www.voiceofthedba.com

Steve has been working with SQL Server since 1991 and been a DBA in a variety of large and small companies and industries. In 2001 Steve founded SQLServerCentral with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full time editor of SQLServerCentral, owned by Red Gate Software.

Steve has been working with SQL Server since 1991 and been a DBA in a variety of large and small companies and industries. In 2001 Steve founded SQLServerCentral with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full time editor of SQLServerCentral, owned by Red Gate Software.

Sessions conducted by Steve Jones

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Continuous Integration for Databases
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Theo Jungeblut

http://www.designitright.net

Theo has been designing and implementing .NET based applications, components and frameworks since .NET 1.0. Currently, Theo works as Director Customer Success at AppDynamics, one of the leading application performance management solutions for distributed application for web and cloud. Theo’s special interests are software architecture, framework and platform design, and writing Clean Code applying craftsmanship principles.

Theo has been designing and implementing .NET based applications, components and frameworks since .NET 1.0. Currently, Theo works as Director Customer Success at AppDynamics, one of the leading application performance management solutions for distributed application for web and cloud. Theo’s special interests are software architecture, framework and platform design, and writing Clean Code applying craftsmanship principles.

Sessions conducted by Theo Jungeblut

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Accidentally Manager – A Survival Guide for...
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  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Clean Code I - Best Practices
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  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Clean Code II - Cut your Dependencies with...
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Jon Kalb

http://exceptionsafecode.com

Jon has been programming in C++ for two and a half decades. During the last twenty-five years he has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo! and a number of companies that you've not heard of. Jon's current interest is developing his onsite training business. He has extensive experience with formal training and presentations on C++. Jon is an Approved Outside Training Vendor for Scott Meyers' training materials. For information on course content, dates, and rates, please contact "jon" at cpp.training. Jon has done formal training or presentations on C++ at ACCU-Silicon Valley, Altara, Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg, BMW, C++Now, CppCon, HTRI, Microsoft, New York C++ Developers' Group, Portland C++ Users Group, San Francisco C++ User Group, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and Societe Generale. He taught C++ at the Golden Gate University graduate school for five semesters. Jon's talk on Exception-Safe Coding won Best Tutorial at C++Now. Jon has been given the Microsoft MVP award for Visual C++ for 2014 and 2015. Jon is chair of CppCon, C++Now and the C++ Track for Silicon Valley Code Camp. He serves on the Advisory Board for Undo Software and chairs the Boost Steering Committee.

Jon has been programming in C++ for two and a half decades. During the last twenty-five years he has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo! and a number of companies that you've not heard of. Jon's current interest is developing his onsite training business. He has extensive experience with formal training and presentations on C++. Jon is an Approved Outside Training Vendor for Scott Meyers' training materials. For information on course content, dates, and rates, please contact "jon" at cpp.training. Jon has done formal training or presentations on C++ at ACCU-Silicon Valley, Altara, Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg, BMW, C++Now, CppCon, HTRI, Microsoft, New York C++ Developers' Group, Portland C++ Users Group, San Francisco C++ User Group, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and Societe Generale. He taught C++ at the Golden Gate University graduate school for five semesters. Jon's talk on Exception-Safe Coding won Best Tutorial at C++Now. Jon has been given the Microsoft MVP award for Visual C++ for 2014 and 2015. Jon is chair of CppCon, C++Now and the C++ Track for Silicon Valley Code Camp. He serves on the Advisory Board for Undo Software and chairs the Boost Steering Committee.

Sessions conducted by Jon Kalb

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Exception-Safe Coding in C++: Part I
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Exception-Safe Coding in C++: Part II
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Jason Kanaris

https://twitter.com/phantomtypist

Jason Kanaris works for Stony Brook University as a full-stack developer. He has been building web applications for over 10 years, mostly on the Microsoft stack. In his spare time he works with embedded devices, such as the Netduino and Arduino, incorporating them into his smart home project.

Jason Kanaris works for Stony Brook University as a full-stack developer. He has been building web applications for over 10 years, mostly on the Microsoft stack. In his spare time he works with embedded devices, such as the Netduino and Arduino, incorporating them into his smart home project.

Sessions conducted by Jason Kanaris

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Azure, .NET and the Internet of Things
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Masashi Katsumata

http://googlemaps.googlermania.com/

Google Developer Expert for Google Maps API, not only for Google Maps JavaScript API v3, but also Google Maps Android API v2 and Google Maps SDK for iOS.

Google Developer Expert for Google Maps API, not only for Google Maps JavaScript API v3, but also Google Maps Android API v2 and Google Maps SDK for iOS.

Sessions conducted by Masashi Katsumata

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    PhoneGap + Android/iOS + Google Maps Plugin
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Peter Kellner

http://peterkellner.net

Peter Kellner, a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2007, is founder and president of 73rd Street Associates and a seasoned software professional specializing in high quality, scalable and extensible .Net web applications. His experience includes building and leading engineering teams both on and off shore. When not working, Peter spends most his free time biking.

Peter Kellner, a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2007, is founder and president of 73rd Street Associates and a seasoned software professional specializing in high quality, scalable and extensible .Net web applications. His experience includes building and leading engineering teams both on and off shore. When not working, Peter spends most his free time biking.

Sessions conducted by Peter Kellner

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Joseph Kleinschmidt

http://www.leveragesoftware.com

Joe Kleinschmidt is the Chief Technology Officer for Leverage Software, an online community and social networking platform used by companies such as Microsoft, Sun, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and many others. Before co-founding Leverage, Joe worked with a variety of firms from small software start-ups to larger organizations such as Lucent and Macromedia. Joe's past experience includes developing software used by traders on the Chicago Board of Trade, building drug screening software for pharmaceutical researchers, and working with energy companies on their technology needs in the face of deregulation. Joe is based in San Francisco.

Joe Kleinschmidt is the Chief Technology Officer for Leverage Software, an online community and social networking platform used by companies such as Microsoft, Sun, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and many others. Before co-founding Leverage, Joe worked with a variety of firms from small software start-ups to larger organizations such as Lucent and Macromedia. Joe's past experience includes developing software used by traders on the Chicago Board of Trade, building drug screening software for pharmaceutical researchers, and working with energy companies on their technology needs in the face of deregulation. Joe is based in San Francisco.

Sessions conducted by Joseph Kleinschmidt

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Ken Kruszka

http://useboom.com

Ken Kruszka is a pioneer in mobile financial services, having developed the first mobile remittance service in the US. Ken holds the distinction of being the first person to send $1 around the world by mobile by successively transferring that "dollar seen around the world" through 10 countries on 6 continents. As EVP of Product and Service Delivery, Ken drives Boom's strategic product vision and roadmap, as well as their realization through the creation of industry-leading mobile financial products and services. In his role, Ken leads the product management, product development, service delivery, and information technology organizations. Previously, as co-founder and CEO of m-Via, Ken grew the company into an industry-recognized leader in mobile financial services and brought the company to cash-flow positive before leading m-Via through an acquisition by Boom. Ken holds a BS with distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University, an MS in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of San Francisco.

Ken Kruszka is a pioneer in mobile financial services, having developed the first mobile remittance service in the US. Ken holds the distinction of being the first person to send $1 around the world by mobile by successively transferring that "dollar seen around the world" through 10 countries on 6 continents. As EVP of Product and Service Delivery, Ken drives Boom's strategic product vision and roadmap, as well as their realization through the creation of industry-leading mobile financial products and services. In his role, Ken leads the product management, product development, service delivery, and information technology organizations. Previously, as co-founder and CEO of m-Via, Ken grew the company into an industry-recognized leader in mobile financial services and brought the company to cash-flow positive before leading m-Via through an acquisition by Boom. Ken holds a BS with distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University, an MS in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of San Francisco.

Sessions conducted by Ken Kruszka

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    We Don't Need No Stinkin' Product Manager!
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Manoj Kumar

http://manoj-kumar-on.blogspot.com/

Manoj Kumar is a Principal Software Engineer at Oracle, currently working in Oracle Social Network group. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry working on application servers, application development frameworks and web services. He has M.Tech. in Computer Science and Data Processing from IIT Kharagpur and B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT BHU, India. github: https://github.com/krmanoj/CodeCamp/tree/master/2014

Manoj Kumar is a Principal Software Engineer at Oracle, currently working in Oracle Social Network group. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry working on application servers, application development frameworks and web services. He has M.Tech. in Computer Science and Data Processing from IIT Kharagpur and B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT BHU, India. github: https://github.com/krmanoj/CodeCamp/tree/master/2014

Sessions conducted by Manoj Kumar

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Learn JavaScript by modeling and solving...
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Deborah Kurata

http://blogs.msmvps.com/deborahk/

Deborah Kurata is an independent consultant, developer, and mentor focusing on Windows and Web technologies. She has authored several technical books and speaks at user groups and conferences. She is a Pluralsight author and has published several courses including "AngularJS Line of Business Applications" and "AngularJS: What's New in 1.3".

Deborah Kurata is an independent consultant, developer, and mentor focusing on Windows and Web technologies. She has authored several technical books and speaks at user groups and conferences. She is a Pluralsight author and has published several courses including "AngularJS Line of Business Applications" and "AngularJS: What's New in 1.3".

Sessions conducted by Deborah Kurata

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    AngularJS or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying...
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Jerry Kurata

http://www.insteptech.com

Jerry Kurata is a consultant specializing in full stack web and mobile solutions. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Microsoft, Novartis, and numerous medium to small businesses. He is currently deeply involved in developing machine learning and robotic application.

Jerry Kurata is a consultant specializing in full stack web and mobile solutions. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Microsoft, Novartis, and numerous medium to small businesses. He is currently deeply involved in developing machine learning and robotic application.

Sessions conducted by Jerry Kurata

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Top 10 tips for effective development with...
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Shadaj Laddad

http://shadaj.me

Shadaj loves to program. He has programmed in Ruby, Python, C, Java, Javascript, and Scala—his favorite. Shadaj hosts his projects on GitHub, and has a channel on Youtube. He has presented at OSCON 2014, Scala Days (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), and the Bay Area Scala Enthusiast group showing his Scala projects. Besides programming, he likes Math and Science. He has interned at Coursera working with technologies such as Play! Framework and Scala.js. In addition, he is also an active member of his school community and has been Student Body President. Shadaj loves spreading his love of technology and started TechTalks—a program that brings guest speakers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with students at his school. When not doing his school work or programming, he plays the sitar, and games, some of which he created.

Shadaj loves to program. He has programmed in Ruby, Python, C, Java, Javascript, and Scala—his favorite. Shadaj hosts his projects on GitHub, and has a channel on Youtube. He has presented at OSCON 2014, Scala Days (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), and the Bay Area Scala Enthusiast group showing his Scala projects. Besides programming, he likes Math and Science. He has interned at Coursera working with technologies such as Play! Framework and Scala.js. In addition, he is also an active member of his school community and has been Student Body President. Shadaj loves spreading his love of technology and started TechTalks—a program that brings guest speakers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with students at his school. When not doing his school work or programming, he plays the sitar, and games, some of which he created.

Sessions conducted by Shadaj Laddad

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Zero to Fractals in 75 Minutes
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Greg Law

http://www.undo-software.com

Greg Law, co-founder and CEO of Undo Software http://undo-software.com/. Greg is a coder at heart, but likes to bridge the gap between the business and software worlds. He has over 15 years' experience in the software industry and has coded for companies including the pioneering British computer firm Acorn, and fast-growing start ups NexWave and Solarflare. Greg left Solarflare in 2012 to pursue Undo full-time. Greg holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from City University, London which was nominated for the 2001 British Computer Society Distinguished Dissertation Award. Greg lives in Cambridge, UK with his wife and two young children

Greg Law, co-founder and CEO of Undo Software http://undo-software.com/. Greg is a coder at heart, but likes to bridge the gap between the business and software worlds. He has over 15 years' experience in the software industry and has coded for companies including the pioneering British computer firm Acorn, and fast-growing start ups NexWave and Solarflare. Greg left Solarflare in 2012 to pursue Undo full-time. Greg holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from City University, London which was nominated for the 2001 British Computer Society Distinguished Dissertation Award. Greg lives in Cambridge, UK with his wife and two young children

Sessions conducted by Greg Law

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Real world reversible debugging for C/C++...
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Jonathan LeBlanc

http://www.jcleblanc.com

Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book "Programming Social Applications", and the Head of Global Developer Evangelism at PayPal. Specializing in identity and security, hardware to web interconnectivity, data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.

Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book "Programming Social Applications", and the Head of Global Developer Evangelism at PayPal. Specializing in identity and security, hardware to web interconnectivity, data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.

Sessions conducted by Jonathan LeBlanc

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    JavaScript and Internet Controlled Hardware...
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    The Rise of Wearable Technology
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Esther Lee

http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

Esther is a Community Program Manager for the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award Program where she focuses on the developer community. Her passion for growing the technical capabilities of communities has led her to work in west Africa, SE and NE Asia, and the US. When not building community or watching out for MVPs, she can be found chasing her two young kids. Esther holds a MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Esther is a Community Program Manager for the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award Program where she focuses on the developer community. Her passion for growing the technical capabilities of communities has led her to work in west Africa, SE and NE Asia, and the US. When not building community or watching out for MVPs, she can be found chasing her two young kids. Esther holds a MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Sessions conducted by Esther Lee

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Sherman Lee

http://www.goodaudience.com

Founder/CEO of @GoodAudience ( @Techstars London 2014.) First company at 16. Scaled content platform at @Yahoo from 0 to 600M users. Led product management in search with a team of 25 research scientists. CS @Berkeley.

Founder/CEO of @GoodAudience ( @Techstars London 2014.) First company at 16. Scaled content platform at @Yahoo from 0 to 600M users. Led product management in search with a team of 25 research scientists. CS @Berkeley.

Sessions conducted by Sherman Lee

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    How Our SaaS Startup Got 1000 Early Beta...
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Joonas Lehtinen

http://vaadin.com/

Dr. Joonas Lehtinen is the founder of Vaadin project, a Java-based framework for building awesome web UI easily in Java. He is the founder and CEO of the company behind the Vaadin framework and leads a team of 80 engineers who are mostly working in European timezones. While not in a hangout to 10 time zones away from Vaadin's Silicon Valley offices, Joonas keeps failing in getting rid of his Finnish accent.

Dr. Joonas Lehtinen is the founder of Vaadin project, a Java-based framework for building awesome web UI easily in Java. He is the founder and CEO of the company behind the Vaadin framework and leads a team of 80 engineers who are mostly working in European timezones. While not in a hangout to 10 time zones away from Vaadin's Silicon Valley offices, Joonas keeps failing in getting rid of his Finnish accent.

Sessions conducted by Joonas Lehtinen

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Web UI in Java with Vaadin
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Ron Lichty

http://www.ronlichty.com

Ron Lichty has been managing and, more recently, consulting in managing software development and product organizations for over 25 years. Before that, as a programmer, he coded compiler code generators, was awarded patents for compression and security algorithms he designed and coded for embedded microcontroller devices, wrote two widely used programming texts, and developed the computer animation demo that Apple used to launch and sell a next-generation line of PCs. The primary focus of his consulting practice has mirrored what he did as a manager: untangling the knots in software development. As Ron Lichty Consulting, he takes on fractional Interim VP Engineering and Acting CTO roles, trains teams in scrum, transitions teams to agile, trains managers in managing software people and teams, and advises organizations and coaches teams to make their software development “hum.” His 450-page book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, was recently released as video training - LiveLessons: Managing Software People and Teams - both from Pearson and on O’Reilly’s Safari Network. He also co-authors the biannual Study of Product Team Performance.

Ron Lichty has been managing and, more recently, consulting in managing software development and product organizations for over 25 years. Before that, as a programmer, he coded compiler code generators, was awarded patents for compression and security algorithms he designed and coded for embedded microcontroller devices, wrote two widely used programming texts, and developed the computer animation demo that Apple used to launch and sell a next-generation line of PCs. The primary focus of his consulting practice has mirrored what he did as a manager: untangling the knots in software development. As Ron Lichty Consulting, he takes on fractional Interim VP Engineering and Acting CTO roles, trains teams in scrum, transitions teams to agile, trains managers in managing software people and teams, and advises organizations and coaches teams to make their software development “hum.” His 450-page book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, was recently released as video training - LiveLessons: Managing Software People and Teams - both from Pearson and on O’Reilly’s Safari Network. He also co-authors the biannual Study of Product Team Performance.

Sessions conducted by Ron Lichty

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    If We Are Agile, Why Do We Need Managers?
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  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    How Do Teams Reach High Performance?
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Josh Long

http://www.joshlong.com

Josh Long is the Spring Developer Advocate. Josh is the lead author on Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, the O'Reilly "Pro Spring Roo" book, the Pearson "Livelessons for Spring" and a committer on several Spring projects and the Activiti BPMN framework. When he’s not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. Josh's interests include big-data, mobile, REST, NoSQL and integration. He blogs on the Spring blog and [on his personal blog](http://joshlong.com).

Josh Long is the Spring Developer Advocate. Josh is the lead author on Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, the O'Reilly "Pro Spring Roo" book, the Pearson "Livelessons for Spring" and a committer on several Spring projects and the Activiti BPMN framework. When he’s not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. Josh's interests include big-data, mobile, REST, NoSQL and integration. He blogs on the Spring blog and [on his personal blog](http://joshlong.com).

Sessions conducted by Josh Long

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Building 'Bootiful' Applications with Spring...
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Neil Mackenzie

http://aka.ms/csablog

Neil Mackenzie is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He has been using Microsoft Azure since PDC 2008. Neil wrote the Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook (1st ed.) for Packt Publishing. He was a Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure.

Neil Mackenzie is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He has been using Microsoft Azure since PDC 2008. Neil wrote the Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook (1st ed.) for Packt Publishing. He was a Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure.

Sessions conducted by Neil Mackenzie

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS in the Microsoft...
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Ratnakar Malla

http://www.getinsured.com

I am a Principal Architect at Scanadu, responsible for Data Engineering and Cloud Services. Previously, I worked on security and performance issues for Covered California. Before that, I was Director,platform engineering for a healthcare analytics company in the Silicon Valley. I have over 10 years experience working with Java, J2EE technologies. I am on constant lookout for new technologies which might be useful in the healthcare industry.

I am a Principal Architect at Scanadu, responsible for Data Engineering and Cloud Services. Previously, I worked on security and performance issues for Covered California. Before that, I was Director,platform engineering for a healthcare analytics company in the Silicon Valley. I have over 10 years experience working with Java, J2EE technologies. I am on constant lookout for new technologies which might be useful in the healthcare industry.

Sessions conducted by Ratnakar Malla

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Solving performance problems on Java web...
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Bernie Maloney

http://about.me/berniemaloney

I lead. For fun. I'm an international speaker, coach, and trainer who's helped grow businesses from break even to beyond $100M. Over the past 15 years I've led businesses & programs using Agile & Waterfall in both software and hardware, B2B and B2C. Currently, I'm working with teams running Kanban and Scrum while advancing Lean practices. I love helping organizations bring order out of chaos, turning strategies into results.

I lead. For fun. I'm an international speaker, coach, and trainer who's helped grow businesses from break even to beyond $100M. Over the past 15 years I've led businesses & programs using Agile & Waterfall in both software and hardware, B2B and B2C. Currently, I'm working with teams running Kanban and Scrum while advancing Lean practices. I love helping organizations bring order out of chaos, turning strategies into results.

Sessions conducted by Bernie Maloney

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Create Influence, On Demand
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  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Agile at Enterprise Scale: Flipping Sticky...
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Sujee Maniyam

http://elephantscale.com/

Sujee has been developing software for 15 years. He is a hands-on expert on Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud technologies. He consults and teaches Big Data technologies. Sujee has authored a few open source projects and has contributed to Hadoop project. He is an author of open source Hadoop book called ‘Hadoop illuminated’ Sujee is the founder of ‘Big Data Gurus’ meetup in San Jose, CA. He has presented at various meetups and conferences. http://www.linkedin.com/in/sujeemaniyam http://sujee.net

Sujee has been developing software for 15 years. He is a hands-on expert on Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud technologies. He consults and teaches Big Data technologies. Sujee has authored a few open source projects and has contributed to Hadoop project. He is an author of open source Hadoop book called ‘Hadoop illuminated’ Sujee is the founder of ‘Big Data Gurus’ meetup in San Jose, CA. He has presented at various meetups and conferences. http://www.linkedin.com/in/sujeemaniyam http://sujee.net

Sessions conducted by Sujee Maniyam

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Launching Your Career In Big Data
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Spark -- fast and easy processing of Big Data...
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Steve Marx

http://blog.smarx.com

Steve Marx is a Developer Advocate at Dropbox. Before joining Dropbox, he built his own startup (Site44) on top of the Dropbox platform, and before that he worked on cloud computing at Microsoft.

Steve Marx is a Developer Advocate at Dropbox. Before joining Dropbox, he built his own startup (Site44) on top of the Dropbox platform, and before that he worked on cloud computing at Microsoft.

Sessions conducted by Steve Marx

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Syncing Is Hard
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Beth Massi

http://www.bethmassi.com/

I'm a Senior Program Manager on the .NET team at Microsoft. I'm a community champion for .NET and open source developers and a Technical Evangelist for the .NET Foundation. Follow me on twitter @BethMassi

I'm a Senior Program Manager on the .NET team at Microsoft. I'm a community champion for .NET and open source developers and a Technical Evangelist for the .NET Foundation. Follow me on twitter @BethMassi

Sessions conducted by Beth Massi

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Developing Office 365 Cloud Business Apps...
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Building Apps with the Office 365 API Client...
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Ramona Maxwell

http://www.solverinc.com

Ramona Maxwell | MCTS, MCPS and MCPD SharePoint 2010 and 2013, MCTS and MCITP SQL Server 2008 |650-800-3995 Lead Consultant at Magenic Technologies, Inc. where I architect and develop ECM portal solutions for enterprise and government clients. Recent blog posts: https://magenic.com/thinking/harvesting-brain-power-the-gift-of-neurodiversity-in-tech https://magenic.com/thinking/enterprise-collaboration-should-you-buy-an-intranet-in-a-box

Ramona Maxwell | MCTS, MCPS and MCPD SharePoint 2010 and 2013, MCTS and MCITP SQL Server 2008 |650-800-3995 Lead Consultant at Magenic Technologies, Inc. where I architect and develop ECM portal solutions for enterprise and government clients. Recent blog posts: https://magenic.com/thinking/harvesting-brain-power-the-gift-of-neurodiversity-in-tech https://magenic.com/thinking/enterprise-collaboration-should-you-buy-an-intranet-in-a-box

Sessions conducted by Ramona Maxwell

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    SharePoint 2013 Columns>>Content Types
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David McCarter

http://dotnettips.com

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a principal software engineer/architect in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of dotNetTips.com... a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: http://codingstandards.notlong.com). Videos & slide decks available here on DVD: https://squareup.com/market/nicheware

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a principal software engineer/architect in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of dotNetTips.com... a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: http://codingstandards.notlong.com). Videos & slide decks available here on DVD: https://squareup.com/market/nicheware

Sessions conducted by David McCarter

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 1)
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  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Rock Your Technical Interview (Part 2)
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Rock Your Code With Defensive Programming
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Gayle Laakmann McDowell

http://www.gayle.com

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of three books:

    She is an interview consultant, helping companies improve their interview process and coaching startups through acquisitions/acqui-hires. She is also an interview prep instructor, hired by Facebook to teach an interview prep class for external software developer candidates.

Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple. She holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of three books:

    She is an interview consultant, helping companies improve their interview process and coaching startups through acquisitions/acqui-hires. She is also an interview prep instructor, hired by Facebook to teach an interview prep class for external software developer candidates.

Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple. She holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Sessions conducted by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Cracking the Coding Interview
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  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Cracking the Product Manager Interview
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Jim McKeeth

http://delphi.org/

Inventor of swipe to unlock (US Patent numbers 6,766,456, 8,352,745, . . .) and long time software developer, Jim McKeeth loves pushing the envelope for was is possible, and sharing what he discovers. As World Wide Developer Evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies he travels the world meeting with developers working on all sorts of exciting projects. When not traveling he enjoys spending time with his family and dog in Idaho

Inventor of swipe to unlock (US Patent numbers 6,766,456, 8,352,745, . . .) and long time software developer, Jim McKeeth loves pushing the envelope for was is possible, and sharing what he discovers. As World Wide Developer Evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies he travels the world meeting with developers working on all sorts of exciting projects. When not traveling he enjoys spending time with his family and dog in Idaho

Sessions conducted by Jim McKeeth

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Exploring the Brain-Computer Interface
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Bhakti Mehta

http://www.java.net/blogs/bhaktimehta/

Bhakti Mehta is the author of "Developing RESTful Services with JAX-RS 2.0, WebSockets and JSON" and "RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices". She has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Science from State University of New York. She is currently working at BlueJeans Network. She has contributed to various open source projects and presented at numerous conferences. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/bhakti_mehta

Bhakti Mehta is the author of "Developing RESTful Services with JAX-RS 2.0, WebSockets and JSON" and "RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices". She has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Science from State University of New York. She is currently working at BlueJeans Network. She has contributed to various open source projects and presented at numerous conferences. You can follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/bhakti_mehta

Sessions conducted by Bhakti Mehta

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Real world RESTful service development...
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Ryan Michela

https://github.com/rmichela/

Ryan Michela is Principal Engineer at Salesforce, where he’s working to integrate the Salesforce ecosystem with microservices. His passions are distributed systems, helping other developers become better. When he’s not digging into the heart of software, Ryan enjoys hiking, exploring the world, and enjoying good beer.

Ryan Michela is Principal Engineer at Salesforce, where he’s working to integrate the Salesforce ecosystem with microservices. His passions are distributed systems, helping other developers become better. When he’s not digging into the heart of software, Ryan enjoys hiking, exploring the world, and enjoying good beer.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Michela

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Kicking the Bukkit: Anatomy of an open source...
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Troy Miles

http://therockncoder.blogspot.com/

Troy Miles, aka the Rockncoder, is an award winning software developer, speaker, and author with over 37 years of professional experience. He is the author of the book, jQuery Essentials, numerous magazine articles and blog posts. He began his career writing games in 6502 and x86 assembly for early computers like the Commodore 64, Apple II, and IBM PC. Along the way, he has twice won the game of the year award, fantastic reviews, and numerous accolades. Nowadays he writes web & mobile apps for a Southern California-based automotive valuation and information company. He has hung up is assembly language hat, but is fluent in JavaScript, C#, C++, Java, Kotlin, and Clojure. Nights and weekends he can usually be found writing cool apps for mobile and the web or teaching other developers how to do so. Troy has spoken at Velocity, MobileWeb Dev Con, Mobile Dev+Test, and NG-Vegas. He is also a regular speaker at the SoCal and Silicon Valley Code Camps plus in front of local developer groups all over Southern California. Many of his talks are on his YouTube channel.

Troy Miles, aka the Rockncoder, is an award winning software developer, speaker, and author with over 37 years of professional experience. He is the author of the book, jQuery Essentials, numerous magazine articles and blog posts. He began his career writing games in 6502 and x86 assembly for early computers like the Commodore 64, Apple II, and IBM PC. Along the way, he has twice won the game of the year award, fantastic reviews, and numerous accolades. Nowadays he writes web & mobile apps for a Southern California-based automotive valuation and information company. He has hung up is assembly language hat, but is fluent in JavaScript, C#, C++, Java, Kotlin, and Clojure. Nights and weekends he can usually be found writing cool apps for mobile and the web or teaching other developers how to do so. Troy has spoken at Velocity, MobileWeb Dev Con, Mobile Dev+Test, and NG-Vegas. He is also a regular speaker at the SoCal and Silicon Valley Code Camps plus in front of local developer groups all over Southern California. Many of his talks are on his YouTube channel.

Sessions conducted by Troy Miles

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Intro to Mobile Game Programming with...
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Intro to Mobile Game Programming with...
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Nik Molnar

http://nikcodes.com

Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP & Azure Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web performance, web API's and community management. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife, speaking at conferences, and working on other open source projects.

Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP & Azure Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web performance, web API's and community management. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife, speaking at conferences, and working on other open source projects.

Sessions conducted by Nik Molnar

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Full Stack Web Performance
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Nicolas Morales

http://twitter.com/NicolasJMorales

Nicolas Morales is a Solutions Engineer at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California, where he focuses is on developing and delivering technical assets for the IBM's Big Data Hadoop platform. He also serves as a Technical Evangelist and leads numerous developer outreach efforts. Nicolas joined IBM in 2000 and has held several positions, including Software Engineer, Application Developer, Program Manager, and Project Manager. He holds a M.S. in Software Engineering and a B.S. in Business and Management Information Systems from San Jose State University.

Nicolas Morales is a Solutions Engineer at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California, where he focuses is on developing and delivering technical assets for the IBM's Big Data Hadoop platform. He also serves as a Technical Evangelist and leads numerous developer outreach efforts. Nicolas joined IBM in 2000 and has held several positions, including Software Engineer, Application Developer, Program Manager, and Project Manager. He holds a M.S. in Software Engineering and a B.S. in Business and Management Information Systems from San Jose State University.

Sessions conducted by Nicolas Morales

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Getting started with Hadoop on the Cloud
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John Mummert

http://www.foothill.edu/president/leadership.php

Mr. Mummert assumed his current senior administrative position as Vice President in 2012. His focus is leading the college in the effort to improve and expand training and education to meet workforce needs. He has been an administrator at Foothill College since 2001, serving as Interim Vice President of Workforce Development and Instruction; Dean of Business and Social Sciences; and Director of Foothill Facilities and Operations. Prior to his community college experience Mr. Mummert served as Associate Dean, Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, California; Instructor, Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Cultural Exchange Officer in Teresina, Brazil.

He earned his B.A. in Foreign Service and International Relations from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He also served in various positions as an Engineer Officer in the US Army in Germany and Panama.

Mr. Mummert assumed his current senior administrative position as Vice President in 2012. His focus is leading the college in the effort to improve and expand training and education to meet workforce needs. He has been an administrator at Foothill College since 2001, serving as Interim Vice President of Workforce Development and Instruction; Dean of Business and Social Sciences; and Director of Foothill Facilities and Operations. Prior to his community college experience Mr. Mummert served as Associate Dean, Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, California; Instructor, Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Cultural Exchange Officer in Teresina, Brazil.

He earned his B.A. in Foreign Service and International Relations from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He also served in various positions as an Engineer Officer in the US Army in Germany and Panama.

Sessions conducted by John Mummert

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Foothill College Does Everything, Learn More
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Patrick Mundy

http://www.bizrivet.com

Patrick is a co-Founder of RocketWeave LLC, a consulting partnership focused on leveraging contemporary technology to assist growing companies with scaling and compliance issues. He is a seasoned information technology executive with 20+ years of industry experience in data processing, data warehousing and data analysis initiatives. He has extensive experience with BI program and project management, especially in banking, investment and other financial arenas.

Patrick is a co-Founder of RocketWeave LLC, a consulting partnership focused on leveraging contemporary technology to assist growing companies with scaling and compliance issues. He is a seasoned information technology executive with 20+ years of industry experience in data processing, data warehousing and data analysis initiatives. He has extensive experience with BI program and project management, especially in banking, investment and other financial arenas.

Sessions conducted by Patrick Mundy

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Implementing Row-Level Security in Microsoft...
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  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Scaling Up: Tame Key Business Processes and...
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Creating a RESTFUL Web Service for Microsoft...
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Steve Mylroie

http://www.smylroie.com

Steve is an independent software consultant in Silicon Valley specializing in the Microsoft product stack having retired after a 40+ year career doing semiconductor industry, with side excursions in to medical image management. Over the years he has worked with a wide range of platforms from mainframes to PCs, many of which have gone to the great scrap yard in the sky. Co-chair Baynet User Group's South Bay Chapter and Baynet Treasurer

Steve is an independent software consultant in Silicon Valley specializing in the Microsoft product stack having retired after a 40+ year career doing semiconductor industry, with side excursions in to medical image management. Over the years he has worked with a wide range of platforms from mainframes to PCs, many of which have gone to the great scrap yard in the sky. Co-chair Baynet User Group's South Bay Chapter and Baynet Treasurer

Sessions conducted by Steve Mylroie

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Beyond Push Pins - Creating Enhanced Map...
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Tam Nguyen

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomwyn

Tâm is a software architect and an e-learning connoisseur. He has over 20 years of experience in software development, specializing in web development and tools integration. He has a passion for education, continuously learning and sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He loves to teach kids programming.

Tâm is a software architect and an e-learning connoisseur. He has over 20 years of experience in software development, specializing in web development and tools integration. He has a passion for education, continuously learning and sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He loves to teach kids programming.

Sessions conducted by Tam Nguyen

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    GameMaker Studio: Easy Game Development for...
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Dave Nielsen

http://www.davenielsen.net

Hi, I'm the founder of CloudCamp & BigDataCamp. I like to help developers learn about cloud computing, nosql and big data technologies. I recently joined Intel where I am evangelizing data science on the Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP)

Hi, I'm the founder of CloudCamp & BigDataCamp. I like to help developers learn about cloud computing, nosql and big data technologies. I recently joined Intel where I am evangelizing data science on the Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP)

Sessions conducted by Dave Nielsen

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    From Idea to API in Half a Day with RAML
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  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Dive into Cloud Foundry PaaS
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  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Deploying Applications into Docker Containers
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Kevin Nilson

http://www.javaclimber.com

Team Lead of the Chromecast Technical Solutions Engineer team, a Java Champion and three time JavaOne Rock Star Presenter. Kevin has spoken at conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, JAX, O'Reilly Fluent, Silicon Valley Code Camp, JAX, HTML5DevConf, On Android, NFJS SpringOne and AjaxWorld. Kevin is the co-author of Web 2.0 Fundamentals. In the past Kevin was an adjunct professor at the College of San Mateo. Kevin holds a MS and BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University. Kevin is the leader of the Silicon Valley JavaScript Meetup, Silicon Valley Java User Group, Silicon Valley Google Developer Group, and Devoxx4Kids Bay Area.

Team Lead of the Chromecast Technical Solutions Engineer team, a Java Champion and three time JavaOne Rock Star Presenter. Kevin has spoken at conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, JAX, O'Reilly Fluent, Silicon Valley Code Camp, JAX, HTML5DevConf, On Android, NFJS SpringOne and AjaxWorld. Kevin is the co-author of Web 2.0 Fundamentals. In the past Kevin was an adjunct professor at the College of San Mateo. Kevin holds a MS and BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University. Kevin is the leader of the Silicon Valley JavaScript Meetup, Silicon Valley Java User Group, Silicon Valley Google Developer Group, and Devoxx4Kids Bay Area.

Sessions conducted by Kevin Nilson

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Bringing Web content to the Big Screen with...
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Jerry Nixon

http://jerrynixon.com

Jerry is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, teaching and speaking on Windows, Phone, and Desktop. Seasoned in Colorado, his career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 – he was delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the Start Up that become Microsoft CRM. The bulk of Jerry's work targeted insurance and finance, especially not-for-profits. For 15 years, he built Microsoft-centric solutions and mobile apps. Today, Jerry speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, and schools – influencing another generation of excellent, Microsoft developers. To that end, most of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.

Jerry is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, teaching and speaking on Windows, Phone, and Desktop. Seasoned in Colorado, his career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 – he was delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the Start Up that become Microsoft CRM. The bulk of Jerry's work targeted insurance and finance, especially not-for-profits. For 15 years, he built Microsoft-centric solutions and mobile apps. Today, Jerry speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, and schools – influencing another generation of excellent, Microsoft developers. To that end, most of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.

Sessions conducted by Jerry Nixon

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    An Introduction to XAML Development
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  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Buidling a Universal App in an Hour
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Arthur O'Dwyer

http://github.com/Quuxplusone

Arthur O'Dwyer worked for many years at Green Hills Software, making the world's most optimizing C and C++ compilers. These days he makes DNS servers at Nominum, speaks at C++ conferences, and is writing a book about the C++ Standard Library.

Arthur O'Dwyer worked for many years at Green Hills Software, making the world's most optimizing C and C++ compilers. These days he makes DNS servers at Nominum, speaks at C++ conferences, and is writing a book about the C++ Standard Library.

Sessions conducted by Arthur O'Dwyer

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    C++11 in the Wild: Techniques from a Real...
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Michael Ossou

http://Everleap.com

Michael Ossou is a second generation software developer who has spent the last 7 years working at DiscountASP.NET, one of the largest web hosting companies in the world that cater specifically to ASP.NET developers. In addition to working on the provisioning systems that make the DiscountASP.NET platform the most feature-rich in the industry, he has spent the last several years working on Everleap.com, a newly announced service that uses the latest cloud-based technologies Microsoft has to offer.

Michael Ossou is a second generation software developer who has spent the last 7 years working at DiscountASP.NET, one of the largest web hosting companies in the world that cater specifically to ASP.NET developers. In addition to working on the provisioning systems that make the DiscountASP.NET platform the most feature-rich in the industry, he has spent the last several years working on Everleap.com, a newly announced service that uses the latest cloud-based technologies Microsoft has to offer.

Sessions conducted by Michael Ossou

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Obama, JQuery, & ASP.NET SignalR. Getting...
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Sasha Ovsankin

http://linkedin.com/in/sashao

I am Software Engineer at LinkedIn. During my career, I have solved exciting problems in fields of Graphic Arts and Imaging, Healthcare, e-Commerce, Social Networking and Communications. I currently enjoy a challenge of working on next-generation communications doing engineering as well as Data work. I always look for better and more elegant ways of solving problems and am happy to tell others about them.

I am Software Engineer at LinkedIn. During my career, I have solved exciting problems in fields of Graphic Arts and Imaging, Healthcare, e-Commerce, Social Networking and Communications. I currently enjoy a challenge of working on next-generation communications doing engineering as well as Data work. I always look for better and more elegant ways of solving problems and am happy to tell others about them.

Sessions conducted by Sasha Ovsankin

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Agile Machine Learning with scikit-learn
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Manish Pandit

http://mpandit.me

Manish is Director of Engineering at Marqeta, a FinTech startup, where he is responsible for the Hybrid Cloud Architecture and delivery for the Payments Platform. Prior to Marqeta, he has worked at Capital One, Netflix, IGN, E*Trade, and Accenture in various engineering leadership roles. He has spoken at various conferences and meetups in an around SF Bay Area, including JavaOne, OSCON, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and APICon SF. He blogs at http://mpandit.me

Manish is Director of Engineering at Marqeta, a FinTech startup, where he is responsible for the Hybrid Cloud Architecture and delivery for the Payments Platform. Prior to Marqeta, he has worked at Capital One, Netflix, IGN, E*Trade, and Accenture in various engineering leadership roles. He has spoken at various conferences and meetups in an around SF Bay Area, including JavaOne, OSCON, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and APICon SF. He blogs at http://mpandit.me

Sessions conducted by Manish Pandit

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    API Antipatterns: How to identify and avoid...
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Alice Pang

http://alicepang.com

Alice received her BS in Electrical Engineering/Software at Stanford and her MS in Industrial Engineering/Management of Technology at UC Berkeley. After 3.5 years of getting developers excited about building apps as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, she’s now getting developers excited about monetizing their apps with MoPub as a Developer Advocate at Twitter. When she's not speaking or building resources to ensure a great developer experience, you can find her training in circus arts.

Alice received her BS in Electrical Engineering/Software at Stanford and her MS in Industrial Engineering/Management of Technology at UC Berkeley. After 3.5 years of getting developers excited about building apps as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, she’s now getting developers excited about monetizing their apps with MoPub as a Developer Advocate at Twitter. When she's not speaking or building resources to ensure a great developer experience, you can find her training in circus arts.

Sessions conducted by Alice Pang

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Monetize Your iOS and Android Apps with...
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Massimo Paolini

http://online-sales-marketing.com/

Massimo Paolini is the founder and CEO of The Spectrum Group Online, a web marketing business based in Silicon Valley. He speaks at various organizations on the power of SEO and works with several businesses around the country to increase their web presence, understand their site traffic, and improve profitability. When not working, he is lecturing his 10-year-old son on the value of tetherball twitter.

Massimo Paolini is the founder and CEO of The Spectrum Group Online, a web marketing business based in Silicon Valley. He speaks at various organizations on the power of SEO and works with several businesses around the country to increase their web presence, understand their site traffic, and improve profitability. When not working, he is lecturing his 10-year-old son on the value of tetherball twitter.

Sessions conducted by Massimo Paolini

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Keyword Research Under a Microscope: Advanced...
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Vlad Patryshev

http://vpatryshev.blogspot.com/

Born in Arkhangelsk, Russia; studied in St.Petersburg. Married. 2 grown-up children. Living in San Jose. Riding a road bike on weekends. https://github.com/vpatryshev presheaf.com ivan_gandhi.livejournal.com

Born in Arkhangelsk, Russia; studied in St.Petersburg. Married. 2 grown-up children. Living in San Jose. Riding a road bike on weekends. https://github.com/vpatryshev presheaf.com ivan_gandhi.livejournal.com

Sessions conducted by Vlad Patryshev

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Manipulating Properties in Scala. Why Flat...
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Tim Pettersen

http://www.atlassian.com

Tim Pettersen is a veteran Java developer at Atlassian. After seven years of working on JIRA, Stash and other developer tools out of Atlassian's Australian office, he made the move to San Francisco. Today, Tim's official job title is Developer Provocateur. Tim thinks that all software, but particularly developer tools, should be built with extensibility in mind. He splits his days between building tools and platform APIs for Atlassian's developer ecosystem and blogging or speaking about developer tools, API design and building hackable products. Tim also claims the first commit to Stash, Atlassian's enterprise Git repository management tool. His time on Stash taught him more about Git than is probably healthy, and he enjoys regularly speaking and blogging about Git arcanery. Beyond his day job, Tim enjoys hacking on Android games and 3D graphics. His current pet project is a libgdx-powered arcade-style shooter that he hopes to release to critical acclaim later this year (although this is the 3rd year he's said that).

Tim Pettersen is a veteran Java developer at Atlassian. After seven years of working on JIRA, Stash and other developer tools out of Atlassian's Australian office, he made the move to San Francisco. Today, Tim's official job title is Developer Provocateur. Tim thinks that all software, but particularly developer tools, should be built with extensibility in mind. He splits his days between building tools and platform APIs for Atlassian's developer ecosystem and blogging or speaking about developer tools, API design and building hackable products. Tim also claims the first commit to Stash, Atlassian's enterprise Git repository management tool. His time on Stash taught him more about Git than is probably healthy, and he enjoys regularly speaking and blogging about Git arcanery. Beyond his day job, Tim enjoys hacking on Android games and 3D graphics. His current pet project is a libgdx-powered arcade-style shooter that he hopes to release to critical acclaim later this year (although this is the 3rd year he's said that).

Sessions conducted by Tim Pettersen

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    SaaS Workflows & Git Best Practices
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Yorick Phoenix

http://about.me/yorickphoenix

Chief Technical Officer, Architect and Developer at ISSIO Solutions leading the change in Heath Care Management that benefits the consumer through the use of innovate Web Applications. He is currently architecting a new combined PHP / JS Framework that provides object persistance across both platforms with universal cross-platform methods and event handlers. Thus all objects co-exist on both platforms. Provides deep and clear thinking both in engineering architecture and customer experience that comes from being the technical lead of multiple successful startup companies that have driven their success by quick adoption of a solution that solves pain points in customers daily lives. Previously CTO of 4-Sight, international award winner for their on demand global pre-press image transfer products that became the defacto standard in the media industry. he was responsible for the design and implementation of the Rapido File Transfer protocol to merge multiple on-demand digital circuits globally under programatic control to maximize bandwidth in an ad-hoc manner. As used by Disney, the Olympic Games, World Cup, etc to get media content quickly from one location to another. He has a long background in software development starting with solving mathematical puzzles to writing software to solve them for him while at school.

Chief Technical Officer, Architect and Developer at ISSIO Solutions leading the change in Heath Care Management that benefits the consumer through the use of innovate Web Applications. He is currently architecting a new combined PHP / JS Framework that provides object persistance across both platforms with universal cross-platform methods and event handlers. Thus all objects co-exist on both platforms. Provides deep and clear thinking both in engineering architecture and customer experience that comes from being the technical lead of multiple successful startup companies that have driven their success by quick adoption of a solution that solves pain points in customers daily lives. Previously CTO of 4-Sight, international award winner for their on demand global pre-press image transfer products that became the defacto standard in the media industry. he was responsible for the design and implementation of the Rapido File Transfer protocol to merge multiple on-demand digital circuits globally under programatic control to maximize bandwidth in an ad-hoc manner. As used by Disney, the Olympic Games, World Cup, etc to get media content quickly from one location to another. He has a long background in software development starting with solving mathematical puzzles to writing software to solve them for him while at school.

Sessions conducted by Yorick Phoenix

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Maximize your Cache for no Cash
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Steven Pousty

http://thesteve0.wordpress.com

Steve is a PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, JavaScript, PostgrSteve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL MongoDB, and some JavaScript. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, Statistics, and Ecology. He has spoken at over 50 conferences and done over 30 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, AjaxWorld, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.eSQL, & MongoDB, . He has 11 years programming & 19 years doing geospatial work. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn and deCarta. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.

Steve is a PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, JavaScript, PostgrSteve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL MongoDB, and some JavaScript. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, Statistics, and Ecology. He has spoken at over 50 conferences and done over 30 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, AjaxWorld, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.eSQL, & MongoDB, . He has 11 years programming & 19 years doing geospatial work. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn and deCarta. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.

Sessions conducted by Steven Pousty

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    MongoDB + Vert.x = Red Hot goodness
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Steve Putz

http://www.RoboticsLearning.com

Steve teaches after-school, homeschool and weekend LEGO robotics classes, he runs a LEGO Robotics Day Camp each summer. He has taught science classes to elementary school students in East Palo Alto schools, and teaches Java programing classes for Middle School students. Steve began as a FIRST LEGO League robotics team coach in FLL's first season in 1999, and his FLL teams have won several awards. Steve has helped organize many FLL, RoboGames, and other robotics competitions. In 2006, Steve was a member of the Mindstorms Developers Program (MDP) and helped test the original LEGO Mindstorms NXT product before it was released. He is a member of the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG) and helps with the annual Bricks by the Bay conference and public show. Steve has a Magna Cum Laude degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, and worked for years as a researcher and manager at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he did research and development in a variety of areas and received several software patents. Steve's other favorite activities include Aikido, sailing, and digital video production. Steve founded Robotics Learning to contribute to his vision of a world where people understand technology, work productively together, and use technology creatively and responsibly to improve the quality of life.

Steve teaches after-school, homeschool and weekend LEGO robotics classes, he runs a LEGO Robotics Day Camp each summer. He has taught science classes to elementary school students in East Palo Alto schools, and teaches Java programing classes for Middle School students. Steve began as a FIRST LEGO League robotics team coach in FLL's first season in 1999, and his FLL teams have won several awards. Steve has helped organize many FLL, RoboGames, and other robotics competitions. In 2006, Steve was a member of the Mindstorms Developers Program (MDP) and helped test the original LEGO Mindstorms NXT product before it was released. He is a member of the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG) and helps with the annual Bricks by the Bay conference and public show. Steve has a Magna Cum Laude degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, and worked for years as a researcher and manager at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he did research and development in a variety of areas and received several software patents. Steve's other favorite activities include Aikido, sailing, and digital video production. Steve founded Robotics Learning to contribute to his vision of a world where people understand technology, work productively together, and use technology creatively and responsibly to improve the quality of life.

Sessions conducted by Steve Putz

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Greenfoot Games and Simulations 1
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Greenfoot Games and Simulations 2
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Devin Rader

http://www.twilio.com

Devin Rader spends his day’s extoling the virtues of Twilio, the simple cloud telephony platform. Before that he worked at Infragistics where he focused on delivering great user experiences to developers using their controls. As a participant in several .NET user groups and former INETA board member, Devin is an active supporter of the .NET community. He's also the co-author of multiple books including Professional Silverlight 4 and Professional ASP.NET 4. Follow Devin on twitter @devinrader

Devin Rader spends his day’s extoling the virtues of Twilio, the simple cloud telephony platform. Before that he worked at Infragistics where he focused on delivering great user experiences to developers using their controls. As a participant in several .NET user groups and former INETA board member, Devin is an active supporter of the .NET community. He's also the co-author of multiple books including Professional Silverlight 4 and Professional ASP.NET 4. Follow Devin on twitter @devinrader

Sessions conducted by Devin Rader

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Understanding HTTP and REST: the road to...
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    The REST of the story: Using ASP.NET Web API...
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Somik Raha

http://smartorg.com/about/our-team/somik-raha/

Somik Raha works at the intersection of strategy, technology innovation and organizational transformation. Prior to SmartOrg, Somik worked as an agile software development coach and founded the open-source htmlparser project. He received his Ph.D. in Decision Analysis from Stanford University conducting research on values-based decision-making, helping organizations align decisions with their core values. He is an active volunteer with ServiceSpace and blogs for the Huffington Post.

Somik Raha works at the intersection of strategy, technology innovation and organizational transformation. Prior to SmartOrg, Somik worked as an agile software development coach and founded the open-source htmlparser project. He received his Ph.D. in Decision Analysis from Stanford University conducting research on values-based decision-making, helping organizations align decisions with their core values. He is an active volunteer with ServiceSpace and blogs for the Huffington Post.

Sessions conducted by Somik Raha

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Design Strategies with AngularJS
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Test-Driven Development with...
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Pragati Rai

http://www.linkedin.com/in/pragati

Pragati is the Chief Technology Evangelist for PayPal and the author of the book "Android Application Security Essentials". She has more than 15 years of experience in technology domains like mobile operating systems, mobile security, payments, and commerce. From starting as a platform security engineer with Motorola, to leading mobile developer relations in North America, she has extensive technology, product and business development experience. Pragati has dual masters in Computer Science and has taught and trained computer science students at universities around the world. She is a recognized speaker at international technology events.

Pragati is the Chief Technology Evangelist for PayPal and the author of the book "Android Application Security Essentials". She has more than 15 years of experience in technology domains like mobile operating systems, mobile security, payments, and commerce. From starting as a platform security engineer with Motorola, to leading mobile developer relations in North America, she has extensive technology, product and business development experience. Pragati has dual masters in Computer Science and has taught and trained computer science students at universities around the world. She is a recognized speaker at international technology events.

Sessions conducted by Pragati Rai

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Growing technologists through autonomy,...
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Rakesh Ranjan

http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/

Rakesh Ranjan is a Program Director and Architect of Cloud Data Services at IBM Silicon Valley Lab in California. He has designed and developed several data and analytics services in Bluemix that powers next gen cognitive applications. He also teaches a graduate level software engineering program at local San Jose State University.

Rakesh Ranjan is a Program Director and Architect of Cloud Data Services at IBM Silicon Valley Lab in California. He has designed and developed several data and analytics services in Bluemix that powers next gen cognitive applications. He also teaches a graduate level software engineering program at local San Jose State University.

Sessions conducted by Rakesh Ranjan

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Rapid Application Development Using Data...
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Sridhar Reddy

http://www.mapr.com

Sridhar is Director of Professional Services at MapR. He has extensive experience working with Java and JaveEE in many roles of the software development life cycle, including design, development, management, training and technology evangelism. He leads the HBase application development practice at MapR where his team helps customers in building HBase solutions from migrating data from SQL databases. He developed the HBase training course. Prior to MapR Sridhar led a team of Java developers to build the next generation of the Java platform at PayPal. Sridhar worked as a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems for over 10 years, where he presented at many Technical conferences world wide and helped increase awareness and adoption of Java technology in the worldwide developer community. Sridhar holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in India, and an MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Sridhar is Director of Professional Services at MapR. He has extensive experience working with Java and JaveEE in many roles of the software development life cycle, including design, development, management, training and technology evangelism. He leads the HBase application development practice at MapR where his team helps customers in building HBase solutions from migrating data from SQL databases. He developed the HBase training course. Prior to MapR Sridhar led a team of Java developers to build the next generation of the Java platform at PayPal. Sridhar worked as a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems for over 10 years, where he presented at many Technical conferences world wide and helped increase awareness and adoption of Java technology in the worldwide developer community. Sridhar holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in India, and an MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Sessions conducted by Sridhar Reddy

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Getting started with developing Big Data...
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Joseph Reynolds

http://www.infocraft.net

With a Bachelor in Psychology, a Master’s in IT, 2 years as a C# MVP, and graduate work in Technical Communications, Joe is able to offer a unique variety of services to InfoCraft and our customers. When not working in the office, or at home, Joe can generally be found at St. Jonah Orthodox Church, or at one of the many User Groups in which he regularly participates.

With a Bachelor in Psychology, a Master’s in IT, 2 years as a C# MVP, and graduate work in Technical Communications, Joe is able to offer a unique variety of services to InfoCraft and our customers. When not working in the office, or at home, Joe can generally be found at St. Jonah Orthodox Church, or at one of the many User Groups in which he regularly participates.

Sessions conducted by Joseph Reynolds

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Performance Testing with Visual Studio
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Christopher Rhodes

http://christopherrhodes.com/

Christopher is a Sr. Techincal Trainer at Sencha with a background in M.I.S. Prior to working at Sencha, he consulted and lead teams on projects for Southern Company, BBVA Compass, Kraft Foods International, and Lorillard. He has also provided training on HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems for K-12 teacher workshops. Today Christopher provides training for Sencha Touch 2, ExtJS 4.x and Sencha Architect. In the classroom his motto is, "Laughter is the best lubricant for knowledge."

Christopher is a Sr. Techincal Trainer at Sencha with a background in M.I.S. Prior to working at Sencha, he consulted and lead teams on projects for Southern Company, BBVA Compass, Kraft Foods International, and Lorillard. He has also provided training on HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems for K-12 teacher workshops. Today Christopher provides training for Sencha Touch 2, ExtJS 4.x and Sencha Architect. In the classroom his motto is, "Laughter is the best lubricant for knowledge."

Sessions conducted by Christopher Rhodes

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Secure REST with Sencha Ext JS & Node.js
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Chris Richardson

http://learnmicroservices.io

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. He consults with organizations to improve how they develop and deploy applications and is working on his third startup, Eventuate.io

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. He consults with organizations to improve how they develop and deploy applications and is working on his third startup, Eventuate.io

Sessions conducted by Chris Richardson

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Developing applications with a micro-service...
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  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Map, flatmap and reduce are your new best...
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Ryan Riley

https://github.com/panesofglass

Ryan Riley is a Visual F# MVP and Engineer for Tachyus, a start-up using F# to profoundly revolutionize the oil & gas industry. He runs the Community for F# virtual user group and serves on the management committee for the Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN) specification.

Ryan Riley is a Visual F# MVP and Engineer for Tachyus, a start-up using F# to profoundly revolutionize the oil & gas industry. He runs the Community for F# virtual user group and serves on the management committee for the Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN) specification.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Riley

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    F# on the Web
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  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Community, Career and You: a Microsoft MVP...
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Pete Ryan

http://Gogohire.com

Pete Ryan, CEO and Co-Founder, at Gogohire - A Hiring Marketplace for Sales Talent (500 Startups backed). Pete's an expert in sales hacking and sales. Prior to starting Gogohire, Pete was the top sales person at Oracle, LinkedIn and DoubleDutch. Pete's a weird hybrid -- sales hacking + product + marketing.

Pete Ryan, CEO and Co-Founder, at Gogohire - A Hiring Marketplace for Sales Talent (500 Startups backed). Pete's an expert in sales hacking and sales. Prior to starting Gogohire, Pete was the top sales person at Oracle, LinkedIn and DoubleDutch. Pete's a weird hybrid -- sales hacking + product + marketing.

Sessions conducted by Pete Ryan

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Selling Basics for Startups
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Sunil Sabat

http://www.linkedin.com/in/sunilsabat

I like code camp where I can experience many technologies in demo, speeches etc. I am Microsoft Certified Professional, CompTIA and IBM certified. I have MBA from Santa Clara. I have worked at Intel, IBM and other start-ups that went IPO or got acquired. I am always eager about NEXT FRONTIER in products/solutions that would change the world. Now, I work at Informatica Corp. My role is to work with my partners and help develop our products with combined technologies for best user experience.

I like code camp where I can experience many technologies in demo, speeches etc. I am Microsoft Certified Professional, CompTIA and IBM certified. I have MBA from Santa Clara. I have worked at Intel, IBM and other start-ups that went IPO or got acquired. I am always eager about NEXT FRONTIER in products/solutions that would change the world. Now, I work at Informatica Corp. My role is to work with my partners and help develop our products with combined technologies for best user experience.

Sessions conducted by Sunil Sabat

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Developing Real Time Recommendation Engine
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Ryan Salva

http://www.microsoft.com

Ryan is a Principal Program Manager on the Visual Studio Client Tools team at Microsoft where he looks after HTML, CSS and JavaScript development. Today, he focuses primarily on mobile app development using web technologies and Apache Cordova. However, he comes from a 14 year career in web standards development & advocacy as an entrepreneur, developer and graphic designer.

Ryan is a Principal Program Manager on the Visual Studio Client Tools team at Microsoft where he looks after HTML, CSS and JavaScript development. Today, he focuses primarily on mobile app development using web technologies and Apache Cordova. However, he comes from a 14 year career in web standards development & advocacy as an entrepreneur, developer and graphic designer.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Salva

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Angular or Backbone: Go Mobile!
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Vishal Saxena

http://www.linkedin.com/in/vishalnarayan/

Vishal is a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 18 years experience developing amazing products using Microsoft technology stack. Have substantial experience in product deliveries using Agile and Scrum methodologies, Vishal is also a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional Vishal is a public speaker at many conferences including famous SoCal code camp

Vishal is a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 18 years experience developing amazing products using Microsoft technology stack. Have substantial experience in product deliveries using Agile and Scrum methodologies, Vishal is also a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional Vishal is a public speaker at many conferences including famous SoCal code camp

Sessions conducted by Vishal Saxena

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Get Started with Azure Tonight
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Robin Shahan

http://robindotnet.wordpress.com

Robin has over 25 years of experience developing complex, business-critical applications for Fortune 100 companies. As President of Nightbird Consulting, she provided training and helped companies architect and develop scalable, efficient solutions utilizing the Azure platform. She is a 6-time Microsoft MVP, and now works for Microsoft as a Sr. Content Developer for Azure Storage. Robin regularly speaks about Azure at various .NET User Groups and Code Camps and runs the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Azure meetup. She can be found on Twitter as @RobinDotNet, and you can read her articles about Azure (and other subjects) at http://robindotnet.wordpress.com.

Robin has over 25 years of experience developing complex, business-critical applications for Fortune 100 companies. As President of Nightbird Consulting, she provided training and helped companies architect and develop scalable, efficient solutions utilizing the Azure platform. She is a 6-time Microsoft MVP, and now works for Microsoft as a Sr. Content Developer for Azure Storage. Robin regularly speaks about Azure at various .NET User Groups and Code Camps and runs the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Azure meetup. She can be found on Twitter as @RobinDotNet, and you can read her articles about Azure (and other subjects) at http://robindotnet.wordpress.com.

Sessions conducted by Robin Shahan

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    How to use the Azure File Service
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Andrew Siemer

http://www.siemerforhire.com

Andrew has been building software for over 20 years honing his skills to build large scale easy to manage systems. A member of the ASP Insiders group and publisher of 3 programming books, Andy has been providing direction to the software development community his entire career. Andy focuses on building effective teams that are capable of meeting a customer’s needs with appropriately sized applications that are easy to manage and delivered on time. Outside of work, Andy is writing two non-software related books, building up his sustainable farm, home schooling his six kids, and helping to manage various three gun events.

Andrew has been building software for over 20 years honing his skills to build large scale easy to manage systems. A member of the ASP Insiders group and publisher of 3 programming books, Andy has been providing direction to the software development community his entire career. Andy focuses on building effective teams that are capable of meeting a customer’s needs with appropriately sized applications that are easy to manage and delivered on time. Outside of work, Andy is writing two non-software related books, building up his sustainable farm, home schooling his six kids, and helping to manage various three gun events.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Siemer

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Test driving Azure Search and DocumentDB
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Mark Simms

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/

Mark Simms is a Principal Group Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Customer Advisory Team, helping customers build out the largest services and applications on Azure. He is currently focused on scalability and availability patterns for building Internet of Things applications. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark was the CTO of a mobile application startup, working on everything from embedded digital design to live site operations for a SaaS platform.

Mark Simms is a Principal Group Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Customer Advisory Team, helping customers build out the largest services and applications on Azure. He is currently focused on scalability and availability patterns for building Internet of Things applications. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark was the CTO of a mobile application startup, working on everything from embedded digital design to live site operations for a SaaS platform.

Sessions conducted by Mark Simms

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Connecting Stuff to Azure, and What Happens...
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Code Shaming, Anti Patterns in Action
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Jason Singh

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonsingh/

Over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Worked in world class teams shipping software worldwide from Altera, Informix, Sybase and Microsoft. Worked with some of the best software developers in the world directly in Silicon Valley. Seven "ship-it" awards from Microsoft as a Software Developer. Microsoft Services Consultant MVP Awards.

Over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Worked in world class teams shipping software worldwide from Altera, Informix, Sybase and Microsoft. Worked with some of the best software developers in the world directly in Silicon Valley. Seven "ship-it" awards from Microsoft as a Software Developer. Microsoft Services Consultant MVP Awards.

Sessions conducted by Jason Singh

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Azure Development with the Visual Studio...
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Dylan Smith

http://www.geekswithblogs.net/optikal

Dylan Smith is a Microsoft MVP in ALM, and an ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) consultant for Imaginet where he spends his time helping teams become more successful at delivering software. In addition to over 16 years experience designing and architecting mission critical applications, Dylan helps run the .Net User Group in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. In the past 8 years Dylan has focused on agile development techniques and practices. He has led the shift to agile and lean development practices across multiple teams, projects and companies.

Dylan Smith is a Microsoft MVP in ALM, and an ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) consultant for Imaginet where he spends his time helping teams become more successful at delivering software. In addition to over 16 years experience designing and architecting mission critical applications, Dylan helps run the .Net User Group in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. In the past 8 years Dylan has focused on agile development techniques and practices. He has led the shift to agile and lean development practices across multiple teams, projects and companies.

Sessions conducted by Dylan Smith

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Evolve Your Code: Fundamental Design...
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Scott Smith

http://scottksmith.com

VP of Engineering at Degreed, writer, speaker, created Coderbits and Favatron, lifelong learner, and tropical island junky. Currently learning about leadership, engineering, and astro physics.

VP of Engineering at Degreed, writer, speaker, created Coderbits and Favatron, lifelong learner, and tropical island junky. Currently learning about leadership, engineering, and astro physics.

Sessions conducted by Scott Smith

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Beer Locker: Building a RESTful API with...
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Will Smith

http://tihancode.com

Will Smith is a Software Engineer currently working at Tachyus for the oil and gas industry. He has experience in multiple technologies across Microsoft and native stacks. His hobby is learning about game engines, and day to day work is F# on iOS using Xamarin.

Will Smith is a Software Engineer currently working at Tachyus for the oil and gas industry. He has experience in multiple technologies across Microsoft and native stacks. His hobby is learning about game engines, and day to day work is F# on iOS using Xamarin.

Sessions conducted by Will Smith

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Porting Quake III to F#: A Journey to...
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Gene Snider

https://www.linkedin.com/in/genesnider

A senior software developer with a track record of success in the delivery of server, desktop and embedded software solutions. I have an extremely strong background in the design, development and deployment of large scale, distributed OLTP systems.

A senior software developer with a track record of success in the delivery of server, desktop and embedded software solutions. I have an extremely strong background in the design, development and deployment of large scale, distributed OLTP systems.

Sessions conducted by Gene Snider

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    High performance networking for QEMU/KVM...
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  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Writing Facebook Applications with Eclipse
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Cindy Solomon

http://www.startupproduct.com

Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Startup Product Academy facilitates a holistic view of product and forwards both product leaders and professional product management organizations with innovative approaches across disciplines.

Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Startup Product Academy facilitates a holistic view of product and forwards both product leaders and professional product management organizations with innovative approaches across disciplines.

Sessions conducted by Cindy Solomon

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    What Lean Brings To Product Marketing...
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Paran Sonthalia

http://mangoap.com/

Paran Sonthalia is a sixteen year old programmer who has five iOS apps on the iOS App Store and is working on multiple more apps which will be out soon. He likes to program in many languages including Java, HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript, and Objective-C, Swift, and C#. He started programming when he was eight years old and has continued doing so. He has been learning multiple new languages and tools such as Unity and Android Studio. He has been teaching other kids how to start programming for over 4 years now and they have continued programming.

Paran Sonthalia is a sixteen year old programmer who has five iOS apps on the iOS App Store and is working on multiple more apps which will be out soon. He likes to program in many languages including Java, HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript, and Objective-C, Swift, and C#. He started programming when he was eight years old and has continued doing so. He has been learning multiple new languages and tools such as Unity and Android Studio. He has been teaching other kids how to start programming for over 4 years now and they have continued programming.

Sessions conducted by Paran Sonthalia

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Build Your First iOS App
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Lak Sri

http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/

Lak Sri has a master's degree in information technology and works as Senior Engineer and Cloud Lead in Ecosystem Development, helping business partners and nonprofit organizations adapt to cloud computing. His development experience in high-performance algorithms, enterprise integration, and mobile applications has helped him serve as a trusted advisor and solution architect for large IBM accounts. He has presented and demonstrated innovative solutions at events such as Pulse for several years.

Lak Sri has a master's degree in information technology and works as Senior Engineer and Cloud Lead in Ecosystem Development, helping business partners and nonprofit organizations adapt to cloud computing. His development experience in high-performance algorithms, enterprise integration, and mobile applications has helped him serve as a trusted advisor and solution architect for large IBM accounts. He has presented and demonstrated innovative solutions at events such as Pulse for several years.

Sessions conducted by Lak Sri

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    The Internet of Things (IoT) enable proactive...
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Sumant Tambe

http://cpptruths.blogspot.com

Sumant is a Sr. Software Engineer at LinkedIn and a Microsoft MVP. He helps run Kafka and the related streaming infrastructure at LinkedIn. He contributes in open-source Apache Kafka and writes Kafka Truths and C++ Truths blogs. Previously he worked on reactive stream processing for Industrial IoT system in RTI.

Sumant is a Sr. Software Engineer at LinkedIn and a Microsoft MVP. He helps run Kafka and the related streaming infrastructure at LinkedIn. He contributes in open-source Apache Kafka and writes Kafka Truths and C++ Truths blogs. Previously he worked on reactive stream processing for Industrial IoT system in RTI.

Sessions conducted by Sumant Tambe

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Reactive Programming with DDS and Rx
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  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Fun with Lambdas: C++14 Style
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Bruno Terkaly

http://blogs.msdn.com/brunoterkaly

My primary focus is working closely with important Enterprises and ISVs who can have a significant impact on Azure consumption. This means as I act primarily as a cloud architect, driving the technical agenda to understand a partner's current technology footprint and strategizing the technical path. White gloving strategically significant partners spans the technology spectrum: - Docker containers: Includes orchestration (Swarm, Mesos, DC/OS, Kubernetes) - Data and Analytics: Azure/Elastic Search, Big Data, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Map Reduce, Spark, Storm, R Internet of Things: Injestion, Raspberry PI, On-Premise Connectivity, Pub/Sub, Queues/Messaging - Identity and Security: Active Directory, OAUTH, SSO, (Cloud & On-Premises) - Web and Mobile: Apps published in Windows Store, experience with iOS/Android. Web Services (Java/Jersey, .NET/MVC Web API) and client tooling (jQuery, Bootstrap) - Database: PostGres, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra, DocumentDB, Redis - Networking: Point to Site, Site to Site, Gateways, VNETS, ExpressRoute, Layer 4/7 LBs - DevOps: Scripting provisioning and management of IaaS, PaaS (Node, Python, REST), CI/CD Visual Studio, Eclipse in languages including JavaScript, C#, Java/Scala, C/C++, Node, PHP, Python, etc. http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/allthingscontainer http://github.com/brunoterkaly http://msdn.microsoft.com/brunoterkaly MSDN Magazine, and have a published course on O'Reilly Media

My primary focus is working closely with important Enterprises and ISVs who can have a significant impact on Azure consumption. This means as I act primarily as a cloud architect, driving the technical agenda to understand a partner's current technology footprint and strategizing the technical path. White gloving strategically significant partners spans the technology spectrum: - Docker containers: Includes orchestration (Swarm, Mesos, DC/OS, Kubernetes) - Data and Analytics: Azure/Elastic Search, Big Data, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Map Reduce, Spark, Storm, R Internet of Things: Injestion, Raspberry PI, On-Premise Connectivity, Pub/Sub, Queues/Messaging - Identity and Security: Active Directory, OAUTH, SSO, (Cloud & On-Premises) - Web and Mobile: Apps published in Windows Store, experience with iOS/Android. Web Services (Java/Jersey, .NET/MVC Web API) and client tooling (jQuery, Bootstrap) - Database: PostGres, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra, DocumentDB, Redis - Networking: Point to Site, Site to Site, Gateways, VNETS, ExpressRoute, Layer 4/7 LBs - DevOps: Scripting provisioning and management of IaaS, PaaS (Node, Python, REST), CI/CD Visual Studio, Eclipse in languages including JavaScript, C#, Java/Scala, C/C++, Node, PHP, Python, etc. http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/allthingscontainer http://github.com/brunoterkaly http://msdn.microsoft.com/brunoterkaly MSDN Magazine, and have a published course on O'Reilly Media

Sessions conducted by Bruno Terkaly

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    How to Build Your Own Internet of Things...
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Riccardo Terrell

http://meetup.com/dcfsharp

Riccardo Terrell, is a Software Architect at Microsoft who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the F# community and started the DC F# user’s group. Riccardo is a believer in polyglot programming as a mechanism in finding the right tool for the job. He likes to describe himself as a functional guy living in an imperative world.

Riccardo Terrell, is a Software Architect at Microsoft who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the F# community and started the DC F# user’s group. Riccardo is a believer in polyglot programming as a mechanism in finding the right tool for the job. He likes to describe himself as a functional guy living in an imperative world.

Sessions conducted by Riccardo Terrell

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Why & What functional programming
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Simon Tien

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/

7-years of computer programming, design, and development - Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Beckman Instrument, CIC 7-years with IBM - Technical Evangelist, Executive Briefing Center Session Manager, Sales Consultant 13+years with Microsoft - Technical Account Manager, Hardware Program Manager, Program Manager for Partners (OEM and System Builder), New Hire Advisor with Readiness Academy and Welcome Experience, and currently working with Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professionals) as Community Program Manager (and lots of experiences in invention, projects, business start-ups, and consulting)

7-years of computer programming, design, and development - Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Beckman Instrument, CIC 7-years with IBM - Technical Evangelist, Executive Briefing Center Session Manager, Sales Consultant 13+years with Microsoft - Technical Account Manager, Hardware Program Manager, Program Manager for Partners (OEM and System Builder), New Hire Advisor with Readiness Academy and Welcome Experience, and currently working with Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professionals) as Community Program Manager (and lots of experiences in invention, projects, business start-ups, and consulting)

Sessions conducted by Simon Tien

  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Kodu with Kids!
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Anoop Trivedi

https://github.com/anooptrivedi/

As a seasoned entrepreneur with over 24+ years of IT experience in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, I love to teach kids computer science fundamentals and mathematics. I regularly teach courses in the field of Python programming, HTML, JavaScript, and Mobile development. Since 1994, I have been living in Silicon Valley, and have worked with startups as well as large enterprises. I run my own retail software company for past 15 years, and feel its time to give back to the society. I also hold double major in the field of Computer Science from Sydney, Australia.

As a seasoned entrepreneur with over 24+ years of IT experience in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, I love to teach kids computer science fundamentals and mathematics. I regularly teach courses in the field of Python programming, HTML, JavaScript, and Mobile development. Since 1994, I have been living in Silicon Valley, and have worked with startups as well as large enterprises. I run my own retail software company for past 15 years, and feel its time to give back to the society. I also hold double major in the field of Computer Science from Sydney, Australia.

Sessions conducted by Anoop Trivedi

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Introduction to Python – Beginners – Level 1
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  • 2:45 PM Sunday
    Introduction to Python – Beginners – Level 2
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Jeff Trull

http://jefftrull.livejournal.com

Jeff studied at Carnegie Mellon, then spent a number of years designing microprocessors, first at HP, then AMD. He has consulted since then on a variety of projects including medical device software, HTML5 mobile apps, CAD for ASIC design, and 3D model display.

Jeff studied at Carnegie Mellon, then spent a number of years designing microprocessors, first at HP, then AMD. He has consulted since then on a variety of projects including medical device software, HTML5 mobile apps, CAD for ASIC design, and 3D model display.

Sessions conducted by Jeff Trull

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Analyzing On-Chip Interconnect with Modern...
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Anthony van der Hoorn

http://blog.anthonyvanderhoorn.com

Anthony van der Hoorn is a co–founder of Glimpse, and a regular speaker on such topics as Open Source, Web Practices and Diagnostics for the Web. Anthony specialises in web and front end development with technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. He’s bounced between living and working New York City and his home town of Brisbane, Australia – he’s back in the USA at the moment. Anthony previously worked in the Financial Services sector developing high frequency trading systems and, in his spare time, he can be found out and about taking photos, speaking at conferences, and working on other Open Source projects.

Anthony van der Hoorn is a co–founder of Glimpse, and a regular speaker on such topics as Open Source, Web Practices and Diagnostics for the Web. Anthony specialises in web and front end development with technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. He’s bounced between living and working New York City and his home town of Brisbane, Australia – he’s back in the USA at the moment. Anthony previously worked in the Financial Services sector developing high frequency trading systems and, in his spare time, he can be found out and about taking photos, speaking at conferences, and working on other Open Source projects.

Sessions conducted by Anthony van der Hoorn

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Modern Web Diagnostics with a Glimpse into...
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Erik van Zijst

https://github.com/erikvanzijst

Erik has been a passionate software professional for more than 15 years, subscribing to the idea that software is a craft, not an exact science.  Launching his career in his native Amsterdam in 1999, he served as chief architect for a financial market data startup until it was acquired in 2006, designing and coding both a real-time European-wide IP distribution platform for stock quotes, as well as a stock and options trading platform.

In 2007 he co-founded a Palo-Alto, CA based online real-time video distribution startup and acquired his first patent. In a deliberate move back to more hands-on coding, Erik joined Atlassian in 2008 and relocated to its headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Initially working on FishEye and Crucible, he later worked on various cross-product integration projects and in 2010 joined the newly formed team to run Bitbucket after its acquisition.

Currently based out of San Francisco, CA Erik continues to work on Bitbucket as a senior ButBucket architect, with a special interest in large-scale scalability and performance challenges. His efforts in these areas have resulted in several successful open source projects, relied on by Bitbucket as well as many other sites out there.

Erik has been a passionate software professional for more than 15 years, subscribing to the idea that software is a craft, not an exact science.  Launching his career in his native Amsterdam in 1999, he served as chief architect for a financial market data startup until it was acquired in 2006, designing and coding both a real-time European-wide IP distribution platform for stock quotes, as well as a stock and options trading platform.

In 2007 he co-founded a Palo-Alto, CA based online real-time video distribution startup and acquired his first patent. In a deliberate move back to more hands-on coding, Erik joined Atlassian in 2008 and relocated to its headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Initially working on FishEye and Crucible, he later worked on various cross-product integration projects and in 2010 joined the newly formed team to run Bitbucket after its acquisition.

Currently based out of San Francisco, CA Erik continues to work on Bitbucket as a senior ButBucket architect, with a special interest in large-scale scalability and performance challenges. His efforts in these areas have resulted in several successful open source projects, relied on by Bitbucket as well as many other sites out there.

Sessions conducted by Erik van Zijst

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    SaaS Workflows & Git Best Practices
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Kevin VanGrundy

http://www.neotechnology.com/

Kevin is passionate about helping companies grow, adapt, and thrive. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Kevin spent time in various positions in banking and finance. When he isn't sharing getting graphy, Kevin can be most often found training or racing on his bike.

Kevin is passionate about helping companies grow, adapt, and thrive. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Kevin spent time in various positions in banking and finance. When he isn't sharing getting graphy, Kevin can be most often found training or racing on his bike.

Sessions conducted by Kevin VanGrundy

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Intro to Neo4j
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Sastry Vedantam

http://www.mysql.com/

Sastry has 16+ years of rich, robust and diversified IT and Functional experience in multiple technologies spread across various domains, businesses and verticals. His strengths are in pre-sales/program/delivery/account management and on time and on budget delivery of large projects adhering to the quality norms and to the utmost customer satisfaction. He also has strong and proven expertise in providing Architectural Consultancy to global projects. Joined Sun Microsystems in 2008 as Enterprise Solution Architect handling Deployment Architecture using JavaCAPS ( Middleware) applications. After MySQL Merger in to Sun and then later into Oracle worked different technologies including MySQL , Fusion Middleware Solutions. Currently working as sr. technical Consultant in the MySQL team.

Sastry has 16+ years of rich, robust and diversified IT and Functional experience in multiple technologies spread across various domains, businesses and verticals. His strengths are in pre-sales/program/delivery/account management and on time and on budget delivery of large projects adhering to the quality norms and to the utmost customer satisfaction. He also has strong and proven expertise in providing Architectural Consultancy to global projects. Joined Sun Microsystems in 2008 as Enterprise Solution Architect handling Deployment Architecture using JavaCAPS ( Middleware) applications. After MySQL Merger in to Sun and then later into Oracle worked different technologies including MySQL , Fusion Middleware Solutions. Currently working as sr. technical Consultant in the MySQL team.

Sessions conducted by Sastry Vedantam

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    MySQL Enterprise Monitor
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Omar Venado

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/onenotedev/

Omar is a senior program manager at Microsoft with experience in WCF, Workflow Foundation, Azure Distributed Cache, SharePoint and OneNote. He has a passion for distributed services, performance and APIs.

Omar is a senior program manager at Microsoft with experience in WCF, Workflow Foundation, Azure Distributed Cache, SharePoint and OneNote. He has a passion for distributed services, performance and APIs.

Sessions conducted by Omar Venado

  • 9:45 AM Saturday
    Apps Evolved with the OneNote API
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Ron Vergis

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tinker-Academy/1392825240938128

Ron is passionate about teaching kids how to program. He thinks programming is as essential a skill in the 21st century, as reading, writing and math. Ron conducts programming classes through his company Tinker Academy. Tinker Academy offers classes in software programming to students in elementary and middle schools in and around Cupertino.

Ron is passionate about teaching kids how to program. He thinks programming is as essential a skill in the 21st century, as reading, writing and math. Ron conducts programming classes through his company Tinker Academy. Tinker Academy offers classes in software programming to students in elementary and middle schools in and around Cupertino.

Sessions conducted by Ron Vergis

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Kids @ Play - Build your first mobile game...
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Martin Vigo

http://www.martinvigo.com

Martin Vigo is a Product Security Engineer with a special interest in Web and Mobile Security. He also has extensive background as a Software Engineer with over 5 years of work experience. Martin does penetration testing for a living but also likes to hunt for security issues in his spare time. He enjoys the challenge of finding vulnerabilities in mobile apps he uses on a daily basis and has been acknowledged by several companies for doing a responsible disclosure of his findings.

Martin Vigo is a Product Security Engineer with a special interest in Web and Mobile Security. He also has extensive background as a Software Engineer with over 5 years of work experience. Martin does penetration testing for a living but also likes to hunt for security issues in his spare time. He enjoys the challenge of finding vulnerabilities in mobile apps he uses on a daily basis and has been acknowledged by several companies for doing a responsible disclosure of his findings.

Sessions conducted by Martin Vigo

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Mobile apps security. Beyond XSS, CSRF and...
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Paras Wadehra

http://twitter.com/ParasWadehra

Paras is a Microsoft MVP and Ambassador, an INETA Community Champion, an Experienced Speaker and a Vocal Developer Advocate. Paras is also a seasoned developer/architect with over 12 years of experience in the industry.

Paras is a Microsoft MVP and Ambassador, an INETA Community Champion, an Experienced Speaker and a Vocal Developer Advocate. Paras is also a seasoned developer/architect with over 12 years of experience in the industry.

Sessions conducted by Paras Wadehra

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    UI and UX design principles to keep the user...
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Joe Wells

http://www.intuit.com

Fascinated by the grand challenge of writing Small Business software that solves the necessary complexity of business management, while at the same time being simple and easy to use.

Fascinated by the grand challenge of writing Small Business software that solves the necessary complexity of business management, while at the same time being simple and easy to use.

Sessions conducted by Joe Wells

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Develop the right product faster: design...
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Nicole White

http://www.neotechnology.com

Nicole grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then spent four years at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she got a degree in economics with a minor in mathematics. She then went to the University of Texas at Austin where she got her masters degree in analytics, and it was during this time that she found Neo4j and began playing around with it. When she's not graphing all the things, she spends her time playing card games and board games.

Nicole grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then spent four years at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she got a degree in economics with a minor in mathematics. She then went to the University of Texas at Austin where she got her masters degree in analytics, and it was during this time that she found Neo4j and began playing around with it. When she's not graphing all the things, she spends her time playing card games and board games.

Sessions conducted by Nicole White

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Intro to Neo4j
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Megan Williams

http://PayPal.com

Silicon Valley native Megan Williams is a Senior UX Designer and spends her days focused on developing and improving PayPal’s Consumer digital wallet. Her designs focus on creating simplified and intuitive experiences. Prior to working on the digital wallet she was the lead UX Designer for the Standards and Patterns team. During her time on the Standards team she created numerous design patterns and facilitated cross organization design discussions.

Silicon Valley native Megan Williams is a Senior UX Designer and spends her days focused on developing and improving PayPal’s Consumer digital wallet. Her designs focus on creating simplified and intuitive experiences. Prior to working on the digital wallet she was the lead UX Designer for the Standards and Patterns team. During her time on the Standards team she created numerous design patterns and facilitated cross organization design discussions.

Sessions conducted by Megan Williams

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Put pencil to paper, sketching skills for...
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Mike Wood

http://mvwood.com

Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.

Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.

Sessions conducted by Mike Wood

  • 11:15 AM Saturday
    Being Efficient with Azure Automation
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Kai Wu

https://medium.com/@kylewu

Kai Wu is a software engineer of SmartOrg with a strong focus on single page application. He is interested in delivering cutting edge applications. Right now Kai is working with AngularJs, Test-driven development and NodeJs. Outside of the web, Kai likes music, badminton and cooking.

Kai Wu is a software engineer of SmartOrg with a strong focus on single page application. He is interested in delivering cutting edge applications. Right now Kai is working with AngularJs, Test-driven development and NodeJs. Outside of the web, Kai likes music, badminton and cooking.

Sessions conducted by Kai Wu

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Design Strategies with AngularJS
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Test-Driven Development with...
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Jae Yang

https://gitlord.com

Jae Yang is an ex-aerospace engineer who worked on FAA certified simulators for training and forensics analysis. He currently works as a software engineer. On his off time, he develops open source project to help him trade stocks. His interests include developing addons for Node.js, writing various middlewares, and developing fully distributed automated trading system. My git repos: https://gitlord.com

Jae Yang is an ex-aerospace engineer who worked on FAA certified simulators for training and forensics analysis. He currently works as a software engineer. On his off time, he develops open source project to help him trade stocks. His interests include developing addons for Node.js, writing various middlewares, and developing fully distributed automated trading system. My git repos: https://gitlord.com

Sessions conducted by Jae Yang

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Developing Automated Stock Trading System...
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Mike Yeager

http://www.codemag.com

Mike is currently the CEO of EPS' Houston office and a skilled .NET developer. Mike excels at evaluating business requirements and turning them into results from development teams. He's been the Project Lead on many projects at EPS and promotes the use of modern best practices such as the Agile development paradigm, use of design patterns and test-drive and test-first development. Before coming to EPS Mike was a business owner developing a high-profile software business in the leisure industry. He grew the business from 2 employees to over 30 before selling the company and looking for new challenges. Implementation experience includes: .NET, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Microsoft Surface and Visual FoxPro. Skills •C# / Visual Studio •SQL Server •SQL Server Reporting Services •Microsoft Azure Development •Mobile Device Development •Microsoft Surface Development •Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) •Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) •Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) •Requirements Gathering •Use Cases & Documentation •n-Tier Development •Design Patterns •Visual SourceSafe •Team Foundation Server •Visual FoxPro Articles Authored •Manager’s Corner: Words Matter •Manger's Corner: Simplicity •Manager's Corner: Meetings •Manager’s Corner •Manager’s Corner •From VFP to .NET •VFP Conversion Roadmap Whitepaper •VFP 8 Tips and Tricks •Extending Your Development Experience with the Visual Studio Gallery

Mike is currently the CEO of EPS' Houston office and a skilled .NET developer. Mike excels at evaluating business requirements and turning them into results from development teams. He's been the Project Lead on many projects at EPS and promotes the use of modern best practices such as the Agile development paradigm, use of design patterns and test-drive and test-first development. Before coming to EPS Mike was a business owner developing a high-profile software business in the leisure industry. He grew the business from 2 employees to over 30 before selling the company and looking for new challenges. Implementation experience includes: .NET, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Microsoft Surface and Visual FoxPro. Skills •C# / Visual Studio •SQL Server •SQL Server Reporting Services •Microsoft Azure Development •Mobile Device Development •Microsoft Surface Development •Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) •Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) •Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) •Requirements Gathering •Use Cases & Documentation •n-Tier Development •Design Patterns •Visual SourceSafe •Team Foundation Server •Visual FoxPro Articles Authored •Manager’s Corner: Words Matter •Manger's Corner: Simplicity •Manager's Corner: Meetings •Manager’s Corner •Manager’s Corner •From VFP to .NET •VFP Conversion Roadmap Whitepaper •VFP 8 Tips and Tricks •Extending Your Development Experience with the Visual Studio Gallery

Sessions conducted by Mike Yeager

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    CODE Framework WPF MVC/MVVM Projects
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Nathan Yospe

http://-no-current-page-

Nathan Yospe has been a professional software developer since the early 90s. In that time, he has worked in a number of languages, from FORTRAN to Python, but the bulk of his work has been in C++, particularly in algorithms, concurrency, and libraries and infrastructure. He has written libraries for SDI balistic and orbital computation, a conforming implementation of the Unicode standard, load balanced thread dispatching, lock-free and lock-minimizing synchronization, NUMA aware allocation, contiguous memory layout with idiomatic C++ compatible interfaces, and more. Nathan currently works for SAP Labs, where his team is developing SAP's next generation of highly distributed databases.

Nathan Yospe has been a professional software developer since the early 90s. In that time, he has worked in a number of languages, from FORTRAN to Python, but the bulk of his work has been in C++, particularly in algorithms, concurrency, and libraries and infrastructure. He has written libraries for SDI balistic and orbital computation, a conforming implementation of the Unicode standard, load balanced thread dispatching, lock-free and lock-minimizing synchronization, NUMA aware allocation, contiguous memory layout with idiomatic C++ compatible interfaces, and more. Nathan currently works for SAP Labs, where his team is developing SAP's next generation of highly distributed databases.

Sessions conducted by Nathan Yospe

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    MTUT: A C++ Framework for Cross-Thread Unit...
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Roy Yu

http://www.linkedin.com/in/iroy2000

Senior Software Engineer ( Frontend focus ), LAMP developer and love to explore different technologies. Currently focus on web performance, web security and frontend stack complexity analysis. I have a passion for web development and architecture: from application design, frontend prototype to database design, I have experience and enjoyed every piece of it. I'm especially picky about user experience, performance and security in web development. Specialties: Web development. LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, PHP, Mysql), JAVA, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Backbone, React, Reflux, Redux, CoffeeScript, Stylus, SCSS, Gulp, Webpack.

Senior Software Engineer ( Frontend focus ), LAMP developer and love to explore different technologies. Currently focus on web performance, web security and frontend stack complexity analysis. I have a passion for web development and architecture: from application design, frontend prototype to database design, I have experience and enjoyed every piece of it. I'm especially picky about user experience, performance and security in web development. Specialties: Web development. LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, PHP, Mysql), JAVA, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Backbone, React, Reflux, Redux, CoffeeScript, Stylus, SCSS, Gulp, Webpack.

Sessions conducted by Roy Yu

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Javascript Testing with Jasmine 101
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Yann Yu

http://www.lucidworks.com

Yann Yu is a Systems Engineer at LucidWorks and brings years of experience in search, natural language processing and internationalization to the Lucidworks team. As part of the professional Services group at Lucidworks, Yann has architected and deployed Solr solutions for hundreds of customers, including those in the Fortune 500. He has collaborated with Lucidworks Hadoop partners to integrate large-scale, high volume Hadoop deployments with Solr all over the world. Previously a software developer at Basis Technology, Yann worked extensively on Rosette Entity Extractor and Rosette Language Identifier products.

Yann Yu is a Systems Engineer at LucidWorks and brings years of experience in search, natural language processing and internationalization to the Lucidworks team. As part of the professional Services group at Lucidworks, Yann has architected and deployed Solr solutions for hundreds of customers, including those in the Fortune 500. He has collaborated with Lucidworks Hadoop partners to integrate large-scale, high volume Hadoop deployments with Solr all over the world. Previously a software developer at Basis Technology, Yann worked extensively on Rosette Entity Extractor and Rosette Language Identifier products.

Sessions conducted by Yann Yu

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Why Would You Integrate Solr and Hadoop? (and...
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Tobiah Zarlez

http://www.tobiahz.com/

Hi, I’m Tobiah. I’m an independent game developer from the SF Bay Area. Right after college, I started a company called “Yobonja” with a couple of friends. We made dozens of games, and eventually had a hit with “Blast Monkeys”. We were the number one app on Android for 6+ months. I stopped tracking downloads in 2012 after we passed 12 million, and people still play it and its sequel today. In 2013 I started working for Microsoft as a Game Evangelist. My job is to talk to developers, teach them what I know, and help them make better games and successful companies succeed.

Hi, I’m Tobiah. I’m an independent game developer from the SF Bay Area. Right after college, I started a company called “Yobonja” with a couple of friends. We made dozens of games, and eventually had a hit with “Blast Monkeys”. We were the number one app on Android for 6+ months. I stopped tracking downloads in 2012 after we passed 12 million, and people still play it and its sequel today. In 2013 I started working for Microsoft as a Game Evangelist. My job is to talk to developers, teach them what I know, and help them make better games and successful companies succeed.

Sessions conducted by Tobiah Zarlez

  • 3:30 PM Saturday
    Business of App Development
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  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Proximity API for Windows Phone
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Bob Zeidman

http://www.zeidman.biz

Bob Zeidman is the president and founder of Zeidman Technologies where he invented the patented SynthOS™ program for automatically generating real-time software. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code. Bob is a prolific writer and instructor, giving seminars at conferences around the world. Among his publications are numerous articles on engineering and business as well as five textbooks, Designing with FPGAs and CPLDs, Verilog Designer's Library, Introduction to Verilog, The Software IP Detective’s Handbook, and Just Enough Electronics to Impress Your Friends and Colleagues. He is also author of the award-winning novels The Amazing Adventure of Edward and Dr. Sprechtmachen, Horror Flick, and Good Intentions as well as the award-winning but as-yet unproduced screenplays Sex and Violence, The Amazing Adventure of Edward and Dr. Sprechtmachen, and Horror Flick. Bob is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section for Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis. He holds numerous patents and earned two bachelor's degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Bob Zeidman is the president and founder of Zeidman Technologies where he invented the patented SynthOS™ program for automatically generating real-time software. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code. Bob is a prolific writer and instructor, giving seminars at conferences around the world. Among his publications are numerous articles on engineering and business as well as five textbooks, Designing with FPGAs and CPLDs, Verilog Designer's Library, Introduction to Verilog, The Software IP Detective’s Handbook, and Just Enough Electronics to Impress Your Friends and Colleagues. He is also author of the award-winning novels The Amazing Adventure of Edward and Dr. Sprechtmachen, Horror Flick, and Good Intentions as well as the award-winning but as-yet unproduced screenplays Sex and Violence, The Amazing Adventure of Edward and Dr. Sprechtmachen, and Horror Flick. Bob is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section for Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis. He holds numerous patents and earned two bachelor's degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Sessions conducted by Bob Zeidman

  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Synthesizing an Optimized Application...
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Roman Zhovtulya

http://www.WebServiceCenter.net

Roman has co-founded WebServiceCenter Group in early 2004 and has since been responsible for strategic management and IT. He received a Master's Degree in "Communications and Media Engineering" from Offenburg University (Germany) and has established and managed a number of technology initiatives there. One of them being "InternetServiceCenter" - an innovative company-like software development agency within the University.

Roman has co-founded WebServiceCenter Group in early 2004 and has since been responsible for strategic management and IT. He received a Master's Degree in "Communications and Media Engineering" from Offenburg University (Germany) and has established and managed a number of technology initiatives there. One of them being "InternetServiceCenter" - an innovative company-like software development agency within the University.

Sessions conducted by Roman Zhovtulya

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Manage your life: Web-based goal, time,...
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  • 1:15 PM Sunday
    Apply software development principles to...
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Gordon Zhu

http://www.angularcourse.com

Gordon runs angularcourse.com, which teaches students how to build web applications with AngularJS. Previously, he was at Google, where he developed applications for the education team using AngularJS. Before that, he was also a product manager (Maps) and product marketing manager (TalkBin and AdWords). Gordon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he majored in economics and management.

Gordon runs angularcourse.com, which teaches students how to build web applications with AngularJS. Previously, he was at Google, where he developed applications for the education team using AngularJS. Before that, he was also a product manager (Maps) and product marketing manager (TalkBin and AdWords). Gordon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he majored in economics and management.

Sessions conducted by Gordon Zhu

  • 1:45 PM Saturday
    Launch an Angular app in 75 minutes
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Gabi Zuniga

http://about.me/gabiz

Gabi Zuniga has been developing mobile applications since 2008. He is a co-founder and CTO of VoiceLayer where he architects frameworks for enhancing apps with realtime voice messaging. Gabi enjoys exploring new technologies and competing at hackathons.

Gabi Zuniga has been developing mobile applications since 2008. He is a co-founder and CTO of VoiceLayer where he architects frameworks for enhancing apps with realtime voice messaging. Gabi enjoys exploring new technologies and competing at hackathons.

Sessions conducted by Gabi Zuniga

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Introduction to Smartwatch Programming
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