Presenters

Zachary Abraham

https://github.com/zacharythomasabraham/workshops-python-level1

I'm a 10th grade student and technology enthusiast who has delved with apps and gadgets. I not only love playing with it but love to use it to make cool gadgets like the quadcopter or program applications. I’m familiar with Java, python, C, Html, css and web design. I’m one of the main programmers on the Robotics team. I’m also a technology presenter who volunteers at Dev0xx4Kids an organization that teaches kids to program. I recently presented at google and taught kids how to write python games for the Warriors.

I'm a 10th grade student and technology enthusiast who has delved with apps and gadgets. I not only love playing with it but love to use it to make cool gadgets like the quadcopter or program applications. I’m familiar with Java, python, C, Html, css and web design. I’m one of the main programmers on the Robotics team. I’m also a technology presenter who volunteers at Dev0xx4Kids an organization that teaches kids to program. I recently presented at google and taught kids how to write python games for the Warriors.

Sessions conducted by Zachary Abraham

  • Programming in Python - level 1
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Manoj Agarwal

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

Manoj has 20 years of experience in the industry. He likes solving high-availability and scalability problems in distributed systems. He is an AWS certified architect & developer. In his spare time, he likes cycling, hiking or playing board games.

Manoj has 20 years of experience in the industry. He likes solving high-availability and scalability problems in distributed systems. He is an AWS certified architect & developer. In his spare time, he likes cycling, hiking or playing board games.

Sessions conducted by Manoj Agarwal

  • Building Serverless Microservices
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Shilpi Agarwal

http://www.socialstrategi.com/

Shilpi is a Social Data Evangelist, Growth Hacker and Startup Advisor. She leads Social Strategi, a Social Data Agency with a mission: Leverage Social Data for Market Research and Growth. She's a passionate Business Leader who inspires the next generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators. She started The Social Business School to evangelize the use of Social Data for Business Growth. She hosts a weekly podcast called ‘The Social CMO Show’ where chief marketing officers and passionate business leaders talk about the marketing challenges they face today and how they leverage Social Data to solve them. She writes as the Growth Marketing Expert for Startup Grind that inspires 400,000 Entrepreneurs worldwide. In 2015, Social Media Today called her ‘Social Business Professional on the move’ for her contributions to Social Business and Growth.

Shilpi is a Social Data Evangelist, Growth Hacker and Startup Advisor. She leads Social Strategi, a Social Data Agency with a mission: Leverage Social Data for Market Research and Growth. She's a passionate Business Leader who inspires the next generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators. She started The Social Business School to evangelize the use of Social Data for Business Growth. She hosts a weekly podcast called ‘The Social CMO Show’ where chief marketing officers and passionate business leaders talk about the marketing challenges they face today and how they leverage Social Data to solve them. She writes as the Growth Marketing Expert for Startup Grind that inspires 400,000 Entrepreneurs worldwide. In 2015, Social Media Today called her ‘Social Business Professional on the move’ for her contributions to Social Business and Growth.

Sessions conducted by Shilpi Agarwal

  • Leverage Social Data for Market Research and...
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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

  • Apple & Google Native Mobile Development
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  • Technology and Fashion awaken the Soul of the...
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Keith Aytch

http://www.evc.edu/academics/academic-affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all instructional aspects of the College. Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the office works directly with the academic divisions: Business and Workforce Development, Nursing and Allied Health, Math, Science, and Engineering, Language Arts, Library and Learning Resources, and Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, and Physical Education (SSHAPE). In addition, Evergreen Valley College models a holistic and integrated approach to providing maximum learning experiences for its students. In striving for this goal, Academic Divisions and Student Services Divisions work closely as one team.

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all instructional aspects of the College. Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the office works directly with the academic divisions: Business and Workforce Development, Nursing and Allied Health, Math, Science, and Engineering, Language Arts, Library and Learning Resources, and Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, and Physical Education (SSHAPE). In addition, Evergreen Valley College models a holistic and integrated approach to providing maximum learning experiences for its students. In striving for this goal, Academic Divisions and Student Services Divisions work closely as one team.

Sessions conducted by Keith Aytch

  • The Perfect Micro-Manager
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Nate Barbettini

http://recaffeinate.co

Nate is the .NET Developer Evangelist at Stormpath in San Francisco. Prior to Stormpath, he was a fullstack developer working in C# and Angular, and ran a video production company producing short films and music videos. On the weekend you'll find him contributing to a number of open-source projects, editing short films, and training for a marathon.

Nate is the .NET Developer Evangelist at Stormpath in San Francisco. Prior to Stormpath, he was a fullstack developer working in C# and Angular, and ran a video production company producing short films and music videos. On the weekend you'll find him contributing to a number of open-source projects, editing short films, and training for a marathon.

Sessions conducted by Nate Barbettini

  • Token Authentication in ASP.NET
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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

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

  • Code Reviews: The #1 Way to Improve Code...
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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

  • Introduction to Arduino - Part 1
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  • Introduction to Arduino - Part 2
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Jeancarl Bisson

http://jeancarlbisson.com

JeanCarl Bisson is a Technical Evangelist at IBM. JeanCarl has participated in over a hundred hackathons and found his passion of building prototypes in a matter of hours. He inspires everyone, from non-developer to advanced developer, to build their ideas via rapid prototyping methodologies and by breaking larger projects down into smaller pieces. In his spare time not building random stuff, he enjoys photography, traveling, and watching rocket launches. Follow JeanCarl at @dothewww, jeancarlbisson.com and github.com/jeancarl

JeanCarl Bisson is a Technical Evangelist at IBM. JeanCarl has participated in over a hundred hackathons and found his passion of building prototypes in a matter of hours. He inspires everyone, from non-developer to advanced developer, to build their ideas via rapid prototyping methodologies and by breaking larger projects down into smaller pieces. In his spare time not building random stuff, he enjoys photography, traveling, and watching rocket launches. Follow JeanCarl at @dothewww, jeancarlbisson.com and github.com/jeancarl

Sessions conducted by Jeancarl Bisson

  • Connecting Your Things to the Cloud with...
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Sharada Bose

http://www.way.com

Sharada Bose is the COO at Way.com, an online marketplace for services. After a successful career at HP as a technology leader, she has embraced the fast paced, versatile world of start-ups. She is now building a company that is connecting the Connected Driver to simple services with IoT technology .

Sharada Bose is the COO at Way.com, an online marketplace for services. After a successful career at HP as a technology leader, she has embraced the fast paced, versatile world of start-ups. She is now building a company that is connecting the Connected Driver to simple services with IoT technology .

Sessions conducted by Sharada Bose

  • The Service Industry enters the Connected Car
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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

  • Honeypots, Cybercompetitions, and Bug...
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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

  • Crunching through big data with MBrace, Azure...
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  • The T in TDD: Test, Types, Tales
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Annie Bubinski

https://twitter.com/abubinski

A Community Evangelist for Microsoft in Silicon Valley, Annie brings Microsoft tools and resources to the developer community. Annie started her career at Microsoft straight out of university as a collegiate hire. Since the beginning, she has developed a community of technical influencers from universities and organizers in the Bay Area. In her college years, Annie studied Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC and is an avid Trojan fan. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring local cuisines in San Francisco.

A Community Evangelist for Microsoft in Silicon Valley, Annie brings Microsoft tools and resources to the developer community. Annie started her career at Microsoft straight out of university as a collegiate hire. Since the beginning, she has developed a community of technical influencers from universities and organizers in the Bay Area. In her college years, Annie studied Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC and is an avid Trojan fan. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring local cuisines in San Francisco.

Sessions conducted by Annie Bubinski

  • My First Website: Pokémon Go Make A Website
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  • Minecraft Hour of Code
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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

  • Getting Started with ReactJS
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  • Getting Started with Angular 2
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James Cha

http://www.thejamescha.com

James Cha is a developer advocate at Clover and a developer community ninja. He enjoys introducing technology to anyone who will give him a moment to do so. He takes his experience as a developer and an adjunct teacher to teach coding and clever ways to use the technology we have available to make life easier and more accessible for people.

James Cha is a developer advocate at Clover and a developer community ninja. He enjoys introducing technology to anyone who will give him a moment to do so. He takes his experience as a developer and an adjunct teacher to teach coding and clever ways to use the technology we have available to make life easier and more accessible for people.

Sessions conducted by James Cha

  • Making your websites a little more accessible...
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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

  • Simplify Your Life with Your Own IBM Watson...
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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

  • Practical Performance Tips to Make Your Cross...
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  • What's New in TypeScript?
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  • Practical Performance Tips and Tricks to Make...
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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

  • Defeat the Zombies with Java
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  • More Java Community Insider Secrets!
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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

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

  • Getting started with Deep Learning on 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

  • I'll Get Back to You: Task, Await, and...
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  • IEnumerable, ISaveable, IDontGetIt:...
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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

  • How to send a secret message
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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

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

  • The Seif Project Continued
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  • The Post Javascript Apocalypse
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Jennelle Crothers

http://www.techbunny.com

A Microsoft Technical Evangelist who likes computer networking, server administration, among other things! Spent 15 years as a sysadmin "jack of all trades" overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems. Now she supports platform awareness for Windows Server, Azure and related technologies.

A Microsoft Technical Evangelist who likes computer networking, server administration, among other things! Spent 15 years as a sysadmin "jack of all trades" overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems. Now she supports platform awareness for Windows Server, Azure and related technologies.

Sessions conducted by Jennelle Crothers

  • Deconstructing JSON for ARM Templates
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Jennifer Davis

http://www.jendavis.org/

Jennifer is the co-author of Effective DevOps. She is a co-organizer of devopsdays Silicon Valley, and the founder of Coffeeops. She supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking Bay Area trails, learning to make things and quality time with her partner Brian and dog George.

Jennifer is the co-author of Effective DevOps. She is a co-organizer of devopsdays Silicon Valley, and the founder of Coffeeops. She supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking Bay Area trails, learning to make things and quality time with her partner Brian and dog George.

Sessions conducted by Jennifer Davis

Gilles de Bordeaux

https://gdebordeaux.wordpress.com/

Gilles has over thirty years of hands-on experience in high-tech, ranging from programming embedded systems, to starting and managing his own software company, and managing international teams. He also develops mobile applications for clients.

Gilles has over thirty years of hands-on experience in high-tech, ranging from programming embedded systems, to starting and managing his own software company, and managing international teams. He also develops mobile applications for clients.

Sessions conducted by Gilles de Bordeaux

  • Build Cross Platform Mobile Apps for iOS &...
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Jessica Deen

http://www.jessicadeen.com

Jessica is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, cloud and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.

Jessica is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, cloud and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.

Sessions conducted by Jessica Deen

  • Azure Management from any platform: Linux, OS...
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  • Getting started with BASH on Windows 10
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Frisco Del Rosario

http://friscodelrosario.net/how-to-play-like-magnus-carlsen/

Chess and Scratch teacher, Selenium and Appium scripter, MacRuby enthusiast, author of two chess books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

Chess and Scratch teacher, Selenium and Appium scripter, MacRuby enthusiast, author of two chess books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

Sessions conducted by Frisco Del Rosario

  • FizzBuzz with Scratch Programming
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Rani Desai

http://N/A

I am very excited to teach Minecraft modding using Java. After completing Masters in Computer Science from Connecticut, I have been working as a Software Engineer for past 12+ years. My favorite subjects are Math and Coding. My boy loves playing Minecraft. After doing research, I found that Minecraft has lot of potential as a teaching tool. It encourages not only creativity and critical thinking but also helps kids learn coding. My goal is that kids learn Java basics while playing Minecraft and develop interest in STEM in fun way.

I am very excited to teach Minecraft modding using Java. After completing Masters in Computer Science from Connecticut, I have been working as a Software Engineer for past 12+ years. My favorite subjects are Math and Coding. My boy loves playing Minecraft. After doing research, I found that Minecraft has lot of potential as a teaching tool. It encourages not only creativity and critical thinking but also helps kids learn coding. My goal is that kids learn Java basics while playing Minecraft and develop interest in STEM in fun way.

Sessions conducted by Rani Desai

  • Minecraft modding using Forge 1.8
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  • Minecraft modding using Forge 1.8 Session II
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Chander Dhall

http://www.ChanderDhall.com

Chander Dhall is a Microsoft MVP, professional software architect/lead developer, trainer, INETA speaker, open source contributor, community leader and organizer with years of experience in enterprise as well as start-up Software Development. He works in a goal-oriented, technologically-driven, fast-paced AGILE (SCRUM) environment. He is the founder of Dallas day of dot net. He has a Master's Degree in computer science with specialization in algorithms, principles and patterns and is focused on

Chander Dhall is a Microsoft MVP, professional software architect/lead developer, trainer, INETA speaker, open source contributor, community leader and organizer with years of experience in enterprise as well as start-up Software Development. He works in a goal-oriented, technologically-driven, fast-paced AGILE (SCRUM) environment. He is the founder of Dallas day of dot net. He has a Master's Degree in computer science with specialization in algorithms, principles and patterns and is focused on

Sessions conducted by Chander Dhall

  • Comparison of Javascript (MV*) frameworks
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  • Scalability for Developers. Scaling to more...
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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

  • Technology and Fashion awaken the Soul of the...
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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

  • Hacking Fitness with the Mean Stack
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  • Hello? Is it me you’re looking for… (Face...
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  • Wackcoon Catching a predator with technology...
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  • Fun with Robots (Session 1)
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  • Fun with Robots (Session 2 - REPEAT Session...
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Ryan Ehrenreich

http://www.1schema.com

Ryan Ehrenreich is a software architect with over a decade of experience building mission critical windows and web applications on the Microsoft .NET Platform. His passion is to combine highly complex back-end systems with front-ends user interfaces that are simple and intuitive, yielding the optimal user experience. His latest project, 1Schema.com, unifies Spreadsheets, SQL Databases, and NoSQL Databases under a common platform-independent schema and automates the production of platform-specific database code. To accomplish this, he builds flexible, decoupled business logic in a C# middle-tier that is persisted to SQL Server using ADO .NET Entity Framework. He also builds highly functional front-ends using ASP .NET MVC 5, leveraging jQuery, jQuery UI, and Raphael.js (Scalable Vector Graphics library) to create rich client experiences. He also builds high performance T-SQL queries to accomplish tasks localized in the data tier. His experience spans all stages of software development, including requirements gathering, solutions architecting, implementation, testing, and user-training. He uses Agile Software Development, Domain-Driven Design, and Test-Driven Development to ensure clients’ needs are fully met. Mr. Ehrenreich currently is CEO of Decia LLC and is in the process of launching its flagship product (www.1Schema.com). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson.

Ryan Ehrenreich is a software architect with over a decade of experience building mission critical windows and web applications on the Microsoft .NET Platform. His passion is to combine highly complex back-end systems with front-ends user interfaces that are simple and intuitive, yielding the optimal user experience. His latest project, 1Schema.com, unifies Spreadsheets, SQL Databases, and NoSQL Databases under a common platform-independent schema and automates the production of platform-specific database code. To accomplish this, he builds flexible, decoupled business logic in a C# middle-tier that is persisted to SQL Server using ADO .NET Entity Framework. He also builds highly functional front-ends using ASP .NET MVC 5, leveraging jQuery, jQuery UI, and Raphael.js (Scalable Vector Graphics library) to create rich client experiences. He also builds high performance T-SQL queries to accomplish tasks localized in the data tier. His experience spans all stages of software development, including requirements gathering, solutions architecting, implementation, testing, and user-training. He uses Agile Software Development, Domain-Driven Design, and Test-Driven Development to ensure clients’ needs are fully met. Mr. Ehrenreich currently is CEO of Decia LLC and is in the process of launching its flagship product (www.1Schema.com). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Ehrenreich

  • Demystifying Databases with...
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J David Eisenberg

http://langintro.com/

Computer and Information Technology instructor at EVC. I am a co-author of several books, including "SVG Essentials" and "Introducing Elixir." Currently into functional programming.

Computer and Information Technology instructor at EVC. I am a co-author of several books, including "SVG Essentials" and "Introducing Elixir." Currently into functional programming.

Sessions conducted by J David Eisenberg

  • Introducing ClojureScript
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Livi Erickson

http://livierickson.com

Livi Erickson is a virtual and augmented reality evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on development for VR and AR platforms. She has built and released apps for the Oculus Rift, presented JavaScript for VR at JS Conf Budapest 2015, taught Intro to Virtual Reality Development at the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany, and will be speaking on virtual reality inclusion at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing this October.

Livi Erickson is a virtual and augmented reality evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on development for VR and AR platforms. She has built and released apps for the Oculus Rift, presented JavaScript for VR at JS Conf Budapest 2015, taught Intro to Virtual Reality Development at the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany, and will be speaking on virtual reality inclusion at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing this October.

Sessions conducted by Livi Erickson

  • Building the Matrix: Your First VR App
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  • HoloLens Development 101
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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

  • TCP/IP Networking for Developers
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  • Advanced PowerShell in the Real World
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Paul Everitt

http://www.pauleveritt.org/

Paul is the PyCharm and WebStorm Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Before that, Paul was a partner at Agendaless Consulting and co-founder of Zope Corporation, taking the first open source application server through $14M of funding. Paul has bootstrapped both the Plone Foundation and the Python Software Foundation. Before that, Paul was an officer in the US Navy, starting www.navy.mil in 1993.

Paul is the PyCharm and WebStorm Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Before that, Paul was a partner at Agendaless Consulting and co-founder of Zope Corporation, taking the first open source application server through $14M of funding. Paul has bootstrapped both the Plone Foundation and the Python Software Foundation. Before that, Paul was an officer in the US Navy, starting www.navy.mil in 1993.

Sessions conducted by Paul Everitt

  • Productive TypeScript and React with...
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Llewellyn Falco

http://blog.approvaltests.com

As an Agile software consultant Llewellyn Falco routinely finds himself working with companies undergoing transformations who have hired him to improve their employees' ability to deal with messy, orphaned, and otherwise ugly code. He is the inventor of approval tests (www.approvaltests.com) and you can get a pretty good idea of him form this blog post: http://tinyurl.com/6aklzv

As an Agile software consultant Llewellyn Falco routinely finds himself working with companies undergoing transformations who have hired him to improve their employees' ability to deal with messy, orphaned, and otherwise ugly code. He is the inventor of approval tests (www.approvaltests.com) and you can get a pretty good idea of him form this blog post: http://tinyurl.com/6aklzv

Sessions conducted by Llewellyn Falco

  • Extreme ‘Fake It Till You Make It’
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Sara Ford

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

Sara Ford is a Sr. Product Manager at GitHub. Previously, she worked at Microsoft on Visual Studio and CodePlex. In 2015 Sara received her Masters degree in Human Factors (UX/HCI) at San Jose State by writing a Kinect application to study motor learning (aka how "muscle memory" is formed).

Sara Ford is a Sr. Product Manager at GitHub. Previously, she worked at Microsoft on Visual Studio and CodePlex. In 2015 Sara received her Masters degree in Human Factors (UX/HCI) at San Jose State by writing a Kinect application to study motor learning (aka how "muscle memory" is formed).

Sessions conducted by Sara Ford

  • The Psychology of Developer Tools Usability...
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Jeremy Foster

http://codefoster.com

Educated in computer engineering and mathematics. Industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. Joined Microsoft February 2012 and consider it my role to inform and inspire developers. When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with my wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on my house and yard. Find me at @codefoster and codefoster.com.

Educated in computer engineering and mathematics. Industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. Joined Microsoft February 2012 and consider it my role to inform and inspire developers. When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with my wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on my house and yard. Find me at @codefoster and codefoster.com.

Sessions conducted by Jeremy Foster

Claudia Galvan

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

Claudia Galvan is a technical advisor to startups looking to expand internationally. Claudia is considered a world-wide expert in software internationalization. She has been responsible for building international teams from the ground-up and the technology used in platforms in Fortune 500 companies reaching billions of users around the world.

Claudia Galvan is a technical advisor to startups looking to expand internationally. Claudia is considered a world-wide expert in software internationalization. She has been responsible for building international teams from the ground-up and the technology used in platforms in Fortune 500 companies reaching billions of users around the world.

Sessions conducted by Claudia Galvan

  • Internationalization at Startups
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Neeraja Ganesan

http://nganesa@us.ibm.com

As a developer advocate at IBM’s Digital Business Group, Neeraja evangelizes IBM’s cloud based Platform as a Service - Bluemix and is interested in Internet of Things and Cognitive Analytics. She has participated in hackathons

As a developer advocate at IBM’s Digital Business Group, Neeraja evangelizes IBM’s cloud based Platform as a Service - Bluemix and is interested in Internet of Things and Cognitive Analytics. She has participated in hackathons

Sessions conducted by Neeraja Ganesan

  • Build Your First Loopback API with NodeJS
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Barbara Geller

http://www.copperspice.com

An independent consultant with over twenty-six years of experience as a programmer and software developer. I have worked with numerous companies developing custom in-house applications. I have also designed and developed Windows applications for several vertical markets including medical billing, transportation, and construction. My degree is in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona with additional studies towards a master in Computer Science. Co-founder of CopperSpice, a C++ library derived from an existing framework. Co-founder of DoxyPress, a C++ application derived from an existing open source documentation program. I designed the Diamond Editor, a cross-platform editor for programmers, using the CopperSpice libraries. I have programmed in C++, Qt, Visual Objects, Clipper, PHP, and Java. Speaker at CppCon 2015. email: barbara@copperspice.com

An independent consultant with over twenty-six years of experience as a programmer and software developer. I have worked with numerous companies developing custom in-house applications. I have also designed and developed Windows applications for several vertical markets including medical billing, transportation, and construction. My degree is in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona with additional studies towards a master in Computer Science. Co-founder of CopperSpice, a C++ library derived from an existing framework. Co-founder of DoxyPress, a C++ application derived from an existing open source documentation program. I designed the Diamond Editor, a cross-platform editor for programmers, using the CopperSpice libraries. I have programmed in C++, Qt, Visual Objects, Clipper, PHP, and Java. Speaker at CppCon 2015. email: barbara@copperspice.com

Sessions conducted by Barbara Geller

  • C++ GUI library & Documenting Source Code:...
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Mohit Goenka

http://www.mohitgoenka.com

Mohit Goenka is a Software Developer in the Yahoo Mail team. Earlier, he graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with Master’s of Science in Computer Science. His thesis emphasized on Game Theory and Human Behavior concepts as applied in real-world security games. He also received an award for academic excellence from the Office of International Services at the University of Southern California. He has showcased his presence in various realms of computers including artificial intelligence, machine learning, path planning, multiagent systems, neural networks, computer vision, computer networks and operating systems. During his tenure as a student, Mohit won multiple competitions cracking codes and presented his work on Detection of Untouched UFOs to a wide range of audience. Not only is he a software developer by profession, but coding is also his hobby. He spends most of his free time learning about new technology and grooming his skills. What adds feather to his cap is Mohit’s poetic skills. Some of his works are part of the University of Southern California Libraries archive under the cover of The Lewis Carroll Collection. In addition to this, he has made significant contributions by volunteering his time to serve the community.

Mohit Goenka is a Software Developer in the Yahoo Mail team. Earlier, he graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with Master’s of Science in Computer Science. His thesis emphasized on Game Theory and Human Behavior concepts as applied in real-world security games. He also received an award for academic excellence from the Office of International Services at the University of Southern California. He has showcased his presence in various realms of computers including artificial intelligence, machine learning, path planning, multiagent systems, neural networks, computer vision, computer networks and operating systems. During his tenure as a student, Mohit won multiple competitions cracking codes and presented his work on Detection of Untouched UFOs to a wide range of audience. Not only is he a software developer by profession, but coding is also his hobby. He spends most of his free time learning about new technology and grooming his skills. What adds feather to his cap is Mohit’s poetic skills. Some of his works are part of the University of Southern California Libraries archive under the cover of The Lewis Carroll Collection. In addition to this, he has made significant contributions by volunteering his time to serve the community.

Sessions conducted by Mohit Goenka

  • Modularizing Features for Rapid Independent...
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Omkar Govil-Nair

http://theowatch.com

Omkar is 9 years old maker who got interested in electronics and programming when he was 6 and attended first MakerFaire. He created a programmable smartwatch kit for kids to teach them programming, 3D design and printing when he was 8 and got it funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Omkar is 9 years old maker who got interested in electronics and programming when he was 6 and attended first MakerFaire. He created a programmable smartwatch kit for kids to teach them programming, 3D design and printing when he was 8 and got it funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Sessions conducted by Omkar Govil-Nair

  • Programming and 3D printing using a O Watch...
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Mohammed Guller

http://www.glassbeam.com

Mohammed Guller is the author of "Big Data Analytics with Spark." He is the principal architect at Glassbeam, where he leads the development of advanced and predictive analytics products. He is a big data and Spark expert. He is frequently invited to speak at big data–related conferences. He is passionate about building new products, big data analytics, and machine learning. Over the last 20 years, Mohammed has successfully led the development of several innovative technology products from concept to release. Prior to joining Glassbeam, he was the founder of TrustRecs.com, which he started after working at IBM for five years. Before IBM, he worked in a number of hi-tech start-ups, leading new product development. Mohammed has a master’s of business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s of computer applications from RCC, Gujarat University, India.

Mohammed Guller is the author of "Big Data Analytics with Spark." He is the principal architect at Glassbeam, where he leads the development of advanced and predictive analytics products. He is a big data and Spark expert. He is frequently invited to speak at big data–related conferences. He is passionate about building new products, big data analytics, and machine learning. Over the last 20 years, Mohammed has successfully led the development of several innovative technology products from concept to release. Prior to joining Glassbeam, he was the founder of TrustRecs.com, which he started after working at IBM for five years. Before IBM, he worked in a number of hi-tech start-ups, leading new product development. Mohammed has a master’s of business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s of computer applications from RCC, Gujarat University, India.

Sessions conducted by Mohammed Guller

Sarah Guller

http://sarah.guller@icloud.com

Sarah Guller is a high-schooler with a passion for learning and creating! When she's not busy being the president of the Girls Who Code Club, she's volunteering with a nonprofit, making art, or playing in the town's band. Sarah has an app called Outfit Planner on the ios App Store and is a big fan of both Swift as well as the MIT AppInventor. After attending Kids Sunday with her dad for so long, she is very excited to be teaching this year!!

Sarah Guller is a high-schooler with a passion for learning and creating! When she's not busy being the president of the Girls Who Code Club, she's volunteering with a nonprofit, making art, or playing in the town's band. Sarah has an app called Outfit Planner on the ios App Store and is a big fan of both Swift as well as the MIT AppInventor. After attending Kids Sunday with her dad for so long, she is very excited to be teaching this year!!

Sessions conducted by Sarah Guller

  • Create an App using MIT's App Inventor!
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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

  • Star Wars: The Programmer Awakens
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Ishai Hachlili

http://www.smarttrivia.co

Ishai is the founder of Smart Trivia, Inc. where he builds trivia games for smartphones using MvvmCross and Xamarin. He's also running the Silicon Valley Mobile/Cross Platform .Net Meetup and helps other companies build mobile apps using Xamarin as a consultant.

Ishai is the founder of Smart Trivia, Inc. where he builds trivia games for smartphones using MvvmCross and Xamarin. He's also running the Silicon Valley Mobile/Cross Platform .Net Meetup and helps other companies build mobile apps using Xamarin as a consultant.

Sessions conducted by Ishai Hachlili

  • Build Cross Platform Mobile Apps for iOS &...
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Paul Hacker

http://paulhacker.net

Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006.Over the years Paul has proven his expertise in Application Lifecycle Management and has demonstrated his professionalism and commitment to the continuous process of managing the life of an application through governance, development and maintenance.

Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006.Over the years Paul has proven his expertise in Application Lifecycle Management and has demonstrated his professionalism and commitment to the continuous process of managing the life of an application through governance, development and maintenance.

Sessions conducted by Paul Hacker

  • Release Management with Team Services
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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

  • MongoDB First Steps
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  • Concurrency is child's play! (Powerful,...
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Les Hazlewood

http://stormpath.com

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.

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.

Sessions conducted by Les Hazlewood

  • Beautiful REST+JSON APIs with Ion
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Forbes Hedges

http://www.hwswworld.com

Forbes Hedges, co-founder of Cloudata Inc (http://www.hwswworld.com), a corp-to-corp consulting firm, which specialize in Highly Resilient Hyper-Scale Hyper-convergence Big Data Cloud (both Edge/IoT & Core/Data Center) Automation and Product/Application/Data/Change Total Life Cycle Management Automation, such as Java EE Legacy Monolithic Architecture to Container-based Immutable Microservices/Cloud Native Event-Driven Architecture Transformation/Modernization, On/Off-Cloud Bi-directional Migration, SaaS Transformation, CI/CD Pipeline Automation, DevOps Evolution with Container, Online Marketing & Digital Sales Automation

Forbes Hedges, co-founder of Cloudata Inc (http://www.hwswworld.com), a corp-to-corp consulting firm, which specialize in Highly Resilient Hyper-Scale Hyper-convergence Big Data Cloud (both Edge/IoT & Core/Data Center) Automation and Product/Application/Data/Change Total Life Cycle Management Automation, such as Java EE Legacy Monolithic Architecture to Container-based Immutable Microservices/Cloud Native Event-Driven Architecture Transformation/Modernization, On/Off-Cloud Bi-directional Migration, SaaS Transformation, CI/CD Pipeline Automation, DevOps Evolution with Container, Online Marketing & Digital Sales Automation

Sessions conducted by Forbes Hedges

  • OpenStack Docker Mesos Kubernetes: Who Can...
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Reggie Hutcherson

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/reggie-hutcherson#/entity

Reggie Hutcherson is an experienced technology and marketing strategist with a track record of leading extremely successful global initiatives. He recently joined IBM as Director, Cloud & Mobile Ecosystem Development, where his responsibilities include driving global strategy and tactics for building developer communities who innovate on IBM's Cloud & Mobile technology platforms. Previously, he was Sr. Director at Microsoft where he drove their developer outreach for Mobile, Cloud, IoT and STEM education technologies to startups, academic institutions, and individual developers. Additionally, he previously worked at Nokia and Sun Microsystems as Sr. Directory of their global developer organizations. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MS from Stanford and BS from UC Berkeley in Computer Science.

Reggie Hutcherson is an experienced technology and marketing strategist with a track record of leading extremely successful global initiatives. He recently joined IBM as Director, Cloud & Mobile Ecosystem Development, where his responsibilities include driving global strategy and tactics for building developer communities who innovate on IBM's Cloud & Mobile technology platforms. Previously, he was Sr. Director at Microsoft where he drove their developer outreach for Mobile, Cloud, IoT and STEM education technologies to startups, academic institutions, and individual developers. Additionally, he previously worked at Nokia and Sun Microsystems as Sr. Directory of their global developer organizations. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MS from Stanford and BS from UC Berkeley in Computer Science.

Sessions conducted by Reggie Hutcherson

  • The 5 things you need to know about the...
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Slava Imeshev

http://www.cacheonix.org

Slava Imeshev is a main committer to the open source Java cache Cacheonix. Slava's main expertise is reliable distributed and high-performance systems. You can reach Slava at simeshev@cacheonix.org

Slava Imeshev is a main committer to the open source Java cache Cacheonix. Slava's main expertise is reliable distributed and high-performance systems. You can reach Slava at simeshev@cacheonix.org

Sessions conducted by Slava Imeshev

  • Caching web requests with Cacheonix Java Web...
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Suyash Joshi

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

Suyash is a Senior Software Engineer at Oracle Corp. His passion lies in Mobile Design & Development, in particular crafting extraordinary UI and UX for iOS, Android and Windows. He also enjoys organizing events and speaking on various at meetups/conferences and participating at hackthons on the weekends.

Suyash is a Senior Software Engineer at Oracle Corp. His passion lies in Mobile Design & Development, in particular crafting extraordinary UI and UX for iOS, Android and Windows. He also enjoys organizing events and speaking on various at meetups/conferences and participating at hackthons on the weekends.

Sessions conducted by Suyash Joshi

  • Voice User Interface - Design & Development...
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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

  • Accidentally Manager – A Survival Guide for...
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  • Clean Code I - Best Practices
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  • Clean Code II - Dependency Injection
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Stefania Kaczmarczyk

https://twitter.com/stefania_kaz

Stefania Kaczmarczyk is a Developer Advocate for Cloud at IBM. Stefania has touched technologies from big iron to little servos and traversed an array of languages, databases, and platforms in her six years with the company. She likes to learn the right technology for the right task and spends most of her time trying to stuff more information into her brain than it can probably handle. Her passion is data and her love is code and video games. Feel free to expound on nerdy declarations of virtual reality and the latest AAA title or grill her brain on human interaction and the bot revolution.

Stefania Kaczmarczyk is a Developer Advocate for Cloud at IBM. Stefania has touched technologies from big iron to little servos and traversed an array of languages, databases, and platforms in her six years with the company. She likes to learn the right technology for the right task and spends most of her time trying to stuff more information into her brain than it can probably handle. Her passion is data and her love is code and video games. Feel free to expound on nerdy declarations of virtual reality and the latest AAA title or grill her brain on human interaction and the bot revolution.

Sessions conducted by Stefania Kaczmarczyk

  • Building Bots with Watson Conversation
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  • Building Bots with Watson Conversation...
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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

  • Cordova GoogleMaps plugin for iOS and Android
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Ron Kleinman

http://.

Ron most recently served as CTO of the SIF Association, an XML standard organization in the K-12 area. A 20 year veteran of Sun Microsystems, he co-founded the JavaPOS initiative, and has taught an evening section of Object Oriented Analysis and Design at De Anza College for the last 10 years, is the somewhat sheepish holder of several software patents and has been keynote speaker at multiple partner conferences and selected industry events. His current technology focus is on design patterns and application (rather than module) integration.

Ron most recently served as CTO of the SIF Association, an XML standard organization in the K-12 area. A 20 year veteran of Sun Microsystems, he co-founded the JavaPOS initiative, and has taught an evening section of Object Oriented Analysis and Design at De Anza College for the last 10 years, is the somewhat sheepish holder of several software patents and has been keynote speaker at multiple partner conferences and selected industry events. His current technology focus is on design patterns and application (rather than module) integration.

Sessions conducted by Ron Kleinman

  • So your mom always wanted you to be an...
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Wojciech Koszek

http://www.koszek.com

Wojciech Koszek is an engineer with a passion for building and selling products. He is a software engineer at Twin Prime, where he's responsible for creating an infrastructure for mobile data transfer acceleration for iOS/Android. Previously at Xilinx he worked on an OS for stressing prototypes of ARM/ARM64 chips.Before that he interned at Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University, UK, Ericsson, HIIT, CCT@LSU and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center. He graduated with an MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Technical University of Czestochowa, Poland. Long-time Open Source contributor, with The FreeBSD project being his alma mater, he publishes most of his software on GitHub.

Wojciech Koszek is an engineer with a passion for building and selling products. He is a software engineer at Twin Prime, where he's responsible for creating an infrastructure for mobile data transfer acceleration for iOS/Android. Previously at Xilinx he worked on an OS for stressing prototypes of ARM/ARM64 chips.Before that he interned at Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University, UK, Ericsson, HIIT, CCT@LSU and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center. He graduated with an MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Technical University of Czestochowa, Poland. Long-time Open Source contributor, with The FreeBSD project being his alma mater, he publishes most of his software on GitHub.

Sessions conducted by Wojciech Koszek

  • How to Contribute Back to Open Source
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Randall Koutnik

https://rkoutnik.com

Randall is a senior engineer at Netflix, building tools that wake up other Netflixers when things break. To offset that karma, he’s adopted a cat that wakes him up at night whenever a new JS framework is released. You can find his words in written form at rkoutnik.com

Randall is a senior engineer at Netflix, building tools that wake up other Netflixers when things break. To offset that karma, he’s adopted a cat that wakes him up at night whenever a new JS framework is released. You can find his words in written form at rkoutnik.com

Sessions conducted by Randall Koutnik

  • A math-free introduction to Neural Networks
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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

  • Amazing new features in JavaScript
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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

  • Angular 2 101: The Adventure Continues
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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

  • Predicting the Future with Machine Learning
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Brandon Leach

https://twitter.com/SqlServerNerd

Brandon Leach is a senior DBA with SurveyMonkey in Palo Alto, CA. He is a frequent speaker at events such as SQLSaturdays, user groups, and more recently the PASS Summit. When not working or at events he can be found spending time with his family and tinkering in his home lab.

Brandon Leach is a senior DBA with SurveyMonkey in Palo Alto, CA. He is a frequent speaker at events such as SQLSaturdays, user groups, and more recently the PASS Summit. When not working or at events he can be found spending time with his family and tinkering in his home lab.

Sessions conducted by Brandon Leach

  • SQL Server Partitioning Basics: Treating Your...
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Tracy Lee

http://www.modern-web.org

Tracy’s passion for JavaScript began with the love of a Tomster and is a beginner emburrito. She loves ember, convention over configuration, and ember-cli. Tracy helps organize Global Ember Meetup and runs the Modern Web podcast & conferences. You can find more at http://modern-web.org.

Tracy’s passion for JavaScript began with the love of a Tomster and is a beginner emburrito. She loves ember, convention over configuration, and ember-cli. Tracy helps organize Global Ember Meetup and runs the Modern Web podcast & conferences. You can find more at http://modern-web.org.

Sessions conducted by Tracy Lee

  • The Tale of 2 CLIs - Ember and Angular
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  • From 0 to Developer
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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

  • Keys to Exceptional Product Team Performance
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Chris Love

http://Love2Dev.com

Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years, he immersed himself in responsive web design, single-page web applications and web performance optimization.

Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years, he immersed himself in responsive web design, single-page web applications and web performance optimization.

Sessions conducted by Chris Love

  • Get Rid of Your Web Site's Love Handles For...
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Juval Lowy

http://www.idesign.net/

Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is the forthcoming 4th edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2015). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders

Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is the forthcoming 4th edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2015). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders

Sessions conducted by Juval Lowy

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

  • Create Influence, On Demand
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Beth Massi

http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi

Beth Massi is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for .NET at Microsoft and a long-time community champion for .NET developers. She helps developers build amazing things. Follow her on twitter @BethMassi

Beth Massi is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for .NET at Microsoft and a long-time community champion for .NET developers. She helps developers build amazing things. Follow her on twitter @BethMassi

Sessions conducted by Beth Massi

  • Overview and Roadmap of the .NET Platform
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Joe Mayo

http://www.mayosoftware.com/

Joe Mayo is an author and independent software consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. Joe has written 7 books, many magazine articles, and taught numerous on-line and in-person courses. His experience spans multiple technologies for desktop, cloud, and device. He is also author of the LINQ to Twitter open source project. Joe is a long-time MVP with several years of awards.

Joe Mayo is an author and independent software consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. Joe has written 7 books, many magazine articles, and taught numerous on-line and in-person courses. His experience spans multiple technologies for desktop, cloud, and device. He is also author of the LINQ to Twitter open source project. Joe is a long-time MVP with several years of awards.

Sessions conducted by Joe Mayo

  • Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework
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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

  • Rock Your Apps With => 10 Things You Probably...
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  • Rock Your Development With A Real World...
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  • Rock Your Development With A Real World...
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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

  • Cracking the Coding Interview
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  • Be a Better Interviewer: How to Interview...
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Todd McLeod

http://www.sagraha.com

My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from CSU Fresno. My academic honors include: UCLA Alumni Scholar, UCSC Graduating Honors, CSUF Phi Kappa Phi, CSUF Beta Gamma Sigma, CSUF Dean’s List all semesters, CSUF Graduate School of Business Dean’s Medalist, CSUF Graduate School of Business Summa Cum Laude, California Business Industry Grant Outstanding Teacher, CITD Grant Recipient (two times), CIBER Grant Recipient, Microsoft Certified Master Instructor

My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from CSU Fresno. My academic honors include: UCLA Alumni Scholar, UCSC Graduating Honors, CSUF Phi Kappa Phi, CSUF Beta Gamma Sigma, CSUF Dean’s List all semesters, CSUF Graduate School of Business Dean’s Medalist, CSUF Graduate School of Business Summa Cum Laude, California Business Industry Grant Outstanding Teacher, CITD Grant Recipient (two times), CIBER Grant Recipient, Microsoft Certified Master Instructor

Sessions conducted by Todd McLeod

  • Learning Go - Resources For New Go...
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  • Web Programming with Go
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Soham Mehta

http://InterviewKickstart.com

Soham is the founder of Interview Kickstart, which is a bootcamp for technical interview preparation.

The bootcamp is laser-focused on re-teaching Data Structures, Algorithms and System Design, to working engineers, who desire to work at high-growth, career-launching tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Prior to InterviewKickstart, Soham was a Director of Engineering at Box and an early engineer there. He helped Box's technical teams grow from 5 to 250 engineers over a span of 5 years. This meant living and breathing the interviewing machine exploring all its nooks and corners, and ups and downs.

Prior to Box, Soham has also worked at eBay and Microsoft.

Soham is the founder of Interview Kickstart, which is a bootcamp for technical interview preparation.

The bootcamp is laser-focused on re-teaching Data Structures, Algorithms and System Design, to working engineers, who desire to work at high-growth, career-launching tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Prior to InterviewKickstart, Soham was a Director of Engineering at Box and an early engineer there. He helped Box's technical teams grow from 5 to 250 engineers over a span of 5 years. This meant living and breathing the interviewing machine exploring all its nooks and corners, and ups and downs.

Prior to Box, Soham has also worked at eBay and Microsoft.

Sessions conducted by Soham Mehta

  • Recursion and Dynamic Programming for...
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Ryan Michela

https://github.com/rmichela/

Ryan is Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Salesforce. His passions are distributed systems, helping other developers become better, and and digging into the heart of software.

Ryan is Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Salesforce. His passions are distributed systems, helping other developers become better, and and digging into the heart of software.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Michela

  • The nits and grits of Git - How Git really...
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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

  • Functional Programming in JavaScript
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Andrew Moll

http://www.AndrewSMoll.com

Andrew is a technical evangelist for Microsoft working on development and data storage within Azure. In a past life, he was a consultant helping customers figure out how to visualize and discover meaningful conclusions from their disparate data sets. Outside of technology, his favorite discussion topics include: picking the next million dollar stock, the current snow conditions in Tahoe (yes, even in the summer), and finding the best coffee/food in the bay!

Andrew is a technical evangelist for Microsoft working on development and data storage within Azure. In a past life, he was a consultant helping customers figure out how to visualize and discover meaningful conclusions from their disparate data sets. Outside of technology, his favorite discussion topics include: picking the next million dollar stock, the current snow conditions in Tahoe (yes, even in the summer), and finding the best coffee/food in the bay!

Sessions conducted by Andrew Moll

  • So you want to be a data scientist?
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Pritam Mungse

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

Security Professional with experience in web application security and data protection from policy, implementation and execution perspectives. Interested in All Things Security !!!

Security Professional with experience in web application security and data protection from policy, implementation and execution perspectives. Interested in All Things Security !!!

Sessions conducted by Pritam Mungse

  • Web Application Security for All
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Dinesh Murthy

http://www.microsoft.com

Dinesh is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft working in the Azure Storage team championing high scale storage and the developer/ tools and UI experiences for the service. Prior to this Dinesh was a Principal Engineering Manager in the Dynamics CRM team.

Dinesh is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft working in the Azure Storage team championing high scale storage and the developer/ tools and UI experiences for the service. Prior to this Dinesh was a Principal Engineering Manager in the Dynamics CRM team.

Sessions conducted by Dinesh Murthy

  • Developing performant desktop and mobile...
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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

  • Concurring the Last IOT mile
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Sangeeta Narang

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

I have been in industry for about 20 years. Worked as software architect and engineer in various capacities in enterprise software development companies and startups. I have also taught computer science masters students at university level.

I have been in industry for about 20 years. Worked as software architect and engineer in various capacities in enterprise software development companies and startups. I have also taught computer science masters students at university level.

Sessions conducted by Sangeeta Narang

  • Personal Finance 101 and Coding
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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

  • Fun and Games with JavaScript+Processing
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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

  • Intro to NoSQL with Redis
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  • Deploy Your First Cloud Foundry App
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  • Getting Started with Data Science
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Florian Nierhaus

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

Florian is a full stack developer building out the Bebo platform. He has an extensive career as a software architect, development product owner and manager with a proven track record in delivering next-gen products and product-lines, creating highly scalable and available distributed real-time solutions, building and empowering teams, balancing priorities, initiating and fostering innovation, improving processes and engineering practices, mentoring engineers to propel skills and career, presenting to customers, advising executives and deep diving with engineers.

Florian is a full stack developer building out the Bebo platform. He has an extensive career as a software architect, development product owner and manager with a proven track record in delivering next-gen products and product-lines, creating highly scalable and available distributed real-time solutions, building and empowering teams, balancing priorities, initiating and fostering innovation, improving processes and engineering practices, mentoring engineers to propel skills and career, presenting to customers, advising executives and deep diving with engineers.

Sessions conducted by Florian Nierhaus

  • How to Make a powerful App in 5 minutes for...
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Twinklekumar Patel

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

A Researcher/developer by Profession but an Entrepreneur by heart. Likes to solve problems using technology. Having 14+ years experience in software development. Recently moved to R&D group for IoT projects.

A Researcher/developer by Profession but an Entrepreneur by heart. Likes to solve problems using technology. Having 14+ years experience in software development. Recently moved to R&D group for IoT projects.

Sessions conducted by Twinklekumar Patel

  • Early Idea Evaluation Tools
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Clayton Peddy

http://www.terrace.com

For over 20 years, Clayton has been successfully architecting and integrating a full-range of technology consulting solutions. At Terrace Consulting, Clayton leads the design, architecture, integration and development of a variety of business software projects within the accounting, insurance, retail, and publishing industries. Not afraid to push the bounds of possibility, Clayton routinely takes on difficult engineering challenges, driving both the solution and team to excellence. With his relatable style and back to basics approach, he works closely with clients and team members as both a coach and mentor to ensure that the entire process is carefully planned and executed. Active in the community, Clayton serves on the boards of several non-profit user groups and higher education advisory committees, including Bay.Net and California State University, Chico. Clayton is also a published author, active speaker and a local leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. A musician who loves audio engineering, he is often participating in his three kids activities, discovering the next craft beer, or relaxing at his ranch in California's historic gold country.

For over 20 years, Clayton has been successfully architecting and integrating a full-range of technology consulting solutions. At Terrace Consulting, Clayton leads the design, architecture, integration and development of a variety of business software projects within the accounting, insurance, retail, and publishing industries. Not afraid to push the bounds of possibility, Clayton routinely takes on difficult engineering challenges, driving both the solution and team to excellence. With his relatable style and back to basics approach, he works closely with clients and team members as both a coach and mentor to ensure that the entire process is carefully planned and executed. Active in the community, Clayton serves on the boards of several non-profit user groups and higher education advisory committees, including Bay.Net and California State University, Chico. Clayton is also a published author, active speaker and a local leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. A musician who loves audio engineering, he is often participating in his three kids activities, discovering the next craft beer, or relaxing at his ranch in California's historic gold country.

Sessions conducted by Clayton Peddy

  • Identity as a Service - Modern Authentication...
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Jason Poon

http://jasonpoon.ca

Raised in the snowbanks of Canada, Jason feeds on code, where he satisfies that daily appetite as a software developer at Microsoft. Jason is also part of the development team behind VSCodeVim, one of the most popular VSCode extensions.

Raised in the snowbanks of Canada, Jason feeds on code, where he satisfies that daily appetite as a software developer at Microsoft. Jason is also part of the development team behind VSCodeVim, one of the most popular VSCode extensions.

Sessions conducted by Jason Poon

  • Mastering VSCode: Building your first...
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Imran Qureshi

http://www.healthcatalyst.com

Imran is currently the Chief Software Development Officer at Health Catalyst, the leading Health Analytics company providing analytics for 65M+ patients. Before that Imran was CTO of Acupera, where he led the team that built the care management platform that is now implemented in Ascension, Montefiore, Kaiser and other health systems. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering at CareAnyware where he led development of the largest cloud based EHR for Home Health and Hospice. He also spent 12 years at Microsoft including building slideshow for PowerPoint and building the email experience for Hotmail. He holds several patents and has a Computer Science degree from Stanford University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Elsie, and ten-year-old twins, Zane and Malaya.

Imran is currently the Chief Software Development Officer at Health Catalyst, the leading Health Analytics company providing analytics for 65M+ patients. Before that Imran was CTO of Acupera, where he led the team that built the care management platform that is now implemented in Ascension, Montefiore, Kaiser and other health systems. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering at CareAnyware where he led development of the largest cloud based EHR for Home Health and Hospice. He also spent 12 years at Microsoft including building slideshow for PowerPoint and building the email experience for Hotmail. He holds several patents and has a Computer Science degree from Stanford University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Elsie, and ten-year-old twins, Zane and Malaya.

Sessions conducted by Imran Qureshi

  • Elastic Search: Speeding up your applications
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Neelakandan Rajesh

http://www.yahoo.com

Software Engineer with experience in a wide array of technologies, working and solving a variety of interesting web services, distributed computing and big data problems. I am passionate about solving performance and scalability related problems. I am interested in all things technology and in sharing my technology know how and expertise. I have experience and expertise in search, ads and finance domains.

Software Engineer with experience in a wide array of technologies, working and solving a variety of interesting web services, distributed computing and big data problems. I am passionate about solving performance and scalability related problems. I am interested in all things technology and in sharing my technology know how and expertise. I have experience and expertise in search, ads and finance domains.

Sessions conducted by Neelakandan Rajesh

  • Streaming with Apache Storm
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Krishnan Rangachari

http://radicalshifts.com/

Krishnan is a software engineer and a career coach for hackers. Visit radicalshifts.com to download his free career success kit for developers.

Krishnan is a software engineer and a career coach for hackers. Visit radicalshifts.com to download his free career success kit for developers.

Sessions conducted by Krishnan Rangachari

  • Land More Job Offers: 3 Massive Mistakes that...
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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

  • Simplify Your Life with Your Own IBM Watson...
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Tim Reilly

http://timmyreilly.com

Tim Reilly is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft based in the Bay Area. He loves working with Python, JavaScript, and the cloud to turn ideas into solutions. Tim has attended a dozen hackathons in the last 12 months and has experience turning ideas into hacks quickly. When he's not coding he's playing Ultimate Frisbee or hanging at the Microsoft Reactor.

Tim Reilly is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft based in the Bay Area. He loves working with Python, JavaScript, and the cloud to turn ideas into solutions. Tim has attended a dozen hackathons in the last 12 months and has experience turning ideas into hacks quickly. When he's not coding he's playing Ultimate Frisbee or hanging at the Microsoft Reactor.

Sessions conducted by Tim Reilly

  • Introduction to Flask (A Python Web...
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  • Introduction to Python
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Jeffrey Rennie

http://surferjeffatgoogle.blogspot.com/

After graduating UC Berkeley, I worked at Wind River Systems and a doomed start-up, before settling at Google in 2003. For my first 6 years at Google, I worked on client applications like Google Web Accelerator and GDrive. Then, I worked for 6 years in the search stack, where I how learned to build reliable systems that scale to many machines, many threads, and many programmers working on the same code base. I mastered gdb and the art of debugging. Now, I find a good core dump to be more interesting than a mystery novel. In 2015, I returned to my first love, Windows programming, to teach the world how to run Windows applications on Google Cloud Platform.

After graduating UC Berkeley, I worked at Wind River Systems and a doomed start-up, before settling at Google in 2003. For my first 6 years at Google, I worked on client applications like Google Web Accelerator and GDrive. Then, I worked for 6 years in the search stack, where I how learned to build reliable systems that scale to many machines, many threads, and many programmers working on the same code base. I mastered gdb and the art of debugging. Now, I find a good core dump to be more interesting than a mystery novel. In 2015, I returned to my first love, Windows programming, to teach the world how to run Windows applications on Google Cloud Platform.

Sessions conducted by Jeffrey Rennie

  • Running ASP.NET applications on the Google...
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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

  • Developing Microservices with Aggregates
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Walt Ritscher

http://visualstudioadventures.com

Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early. Just a few days after discovering how to move pixels around a computer screen he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design. Before long he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies and the international conference circuit. As a consultant he has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, including Microsoft, HP, and Intel. He is now a staff author at Lynda.com, part of the LinkedIn family, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each year. In an earlier phase of life he was a professional musician, first working jobs as a trombonist, later exploring music with keyboards and synthesizers.

Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early. Just a few days after discovering how to move pixels around a computer screen he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design. Before long he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies and the international conference circuit. As a consultant he has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, including Microsoft, HP, and Intel. He is now a staff author at Lynda.com, part of the LinkedIn family, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each year. In an earlier phase of life he was a professional musician, first working jobs as a trombonist, later exploring music with keyboards and synthesizers.

Sessions conducted by Walt Ritscher

  • From Dull to Dazzling: How Visualization...
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Robert Roeder

http://www.impappdevelopment.com

I love to develop software applications. My newest love is app development for IoT (Arduino, Raspberry PI, DragonBoard, Cypress PSoC 5LP) and the new Windows Universal Applications. My skills include C#, C, VB, TSQL, XMAL, XML, JSON, MVC, MVVM, Classic ASP, JavaScript, but these are just a few of the current languages I write in.

I love to develop software applications. My newest love is app development for IoT (Arduino, Raspberry PI, DragonBoard, Cypress PSoC 5LP) and the new Windows Universal Applications. My skills include C#, C, VB, TSQL, XMAL, XML, JSON, MVC, MVVM, Classic ASP, JavaScript, but these are just a few of the current languages I write in.

Sessions conducted by Robert Roeder

Antony Ross

http://sportinsight.com

Antony Ross is a consultant specializing in data science and machine learning applied to sports performance. He has worked closely with USC and UCLA and is presently involved with the Recurse Center in New York researching deep learning and voice recognition.

Antony Ross is a consultant specializing in data science and machine learning applied to sports performance. He has worked closely with USC and UCLA and is presently involved with the Recurse Center in New York researching deep learning and voice recognition.

Sessions conducted by Antony Ross

  • A Machine Learning Primer
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Joe Rowley

https://github.com/alphonzo79

Joe currently works as a Senior Android Developer for Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the tech and media arm of MLB (http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2014/07/07/the-biggest-media-company-youve-never-heard-of/#4664bcd1dd4e). While there, he recently helped rebuild the official app of the NHL. He previously has worked for Vertigo Software, Bodybuilding.com, and HP in Boise.

Joe currently works as a Senior Android Developer for Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the tech and media arm of MLB (http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2014/07/07/the-biggest-media-company-youve-never-heard-of/#4664bcd1dd4e). While there, he recently helped rebuild the official app of the NHL. He previously has worked for Vertigo Software, Bodybuilding.com, and HP in Boise.

Sessions conducted by Joe Rowley

  • Android Architecture, A Better Way
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Ken Rutsky

http://www.kjrassociates.com

Ken Rutsky is a B2B marketing consultant focused on helping his clients breakthrough and become market leaders. Ken is the author of the soon-to-be-published book, Launching to Leading: How B2B Market Leaders Breakthrough, Lead, and Transform their Markets. Ken has spent more than 20 years in B2B marketing roles, including launching the Intel Inside broadcast co-op program and the Internet’s first affiliate marketing program, Netscape Now. Today, as KJR Associates, Inc. Founder and President, Ken leverages his knowledge and experience and his Breakthrough Marketing framework to help his clients, who have included FireEye, Nimsoft, Cisco, Sophos and others, to lead and transform their their markets.

Ken Rutsky is a B2B marketing consultant focused on helping his clients breakthrough and become market leaders. Ken is the author of the soon-to-be-published book, Launching to Leading: How B2B Market Leaders Breakthrough, Lead, and Transform their Markets. Ken has spent more than 20 years in B2B marketing roles, including launching the Intel Inside broadcast co-op program and the Internet’s first affiliate marketing program, Netscape Now. Today, as KJR Associates, Inc. Founder and President, Ken leverages his knowledge and experience and his Breakthrough Marketing framework to help his clients, who have included FireEye, Nimsoft, Cisco, Sophos and others, to lead and transform their their markets.

Sessions conducted by Ken Rutsky

  • Does Message-Market Fit Trump Product-Market...
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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

  • Practice of Compliance Driven Protection for...
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Baruch Sadogursky

http://www.jfrog.com

JavaOne Rockstar Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate of JFrog, the home of Artifactory - the Universal Artifact Repository, and Bintray - the Universal Distribution Hub. For a living he hangs out with the JFrog tech leaders, writes some code around Artifactory and Bintray, and then speaks and blogs about all that. He does it repeatedly for the last dozen of years and enjoys every moment of it. Baruch is @jbaruch on twitter and mostly blogs on http://www.jfrog.com/blog/ and http://blog.bintray.com. His speaker history on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/jbaruch/sessions/

JavaOne Rockstar Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate of JFrog, the home of Artifactory - the Universal Artifact Repository, and Bintray - the Universal Distribution Hub. For a living he hangs out with the JFrog tech leaders, writes some code around Artifactory and Bintray, and then speaks and blogs about all that. He does it repeatedly for the last dozen of years and enjoys every moment of it. Baruch is @jbaruch on twitter and mostly blogs on http://www.jfrog.com/blog/ and http://blog.bintray.com. His speaker history on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/jbaruch/sessions/

Sessions conducted by Baruch Sadogursky

  • Docker Container Lifecycles – Problem or...
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Vishal Saxena

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

Vishal is a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 16 years experience developing 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 has been actively speaking at SoCal code camp

Vishal is a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 16 years experience developing 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 has been actively speaking at SoCal code camp

Sessions conducted by Vishal Saxena

  • Microsoft Service Fabric for Developers
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Aaron Schlesinger

http://arschles.com

Aaron Schlesinger is a Sr. Software Engineer at EngineYard where he’s a core contributor to the Deis project. He leads or contributes to development on much of the Go codebase in the Deis PaaS platform and also mentors beginner Go developers at EngineYard. He’s been a software developer for 10+ years, and most of that time has focused on distributed systems from large scale data warehousing to real time servers. Being a Go developer for the past 2+ years, he has distilled his knowledge of the language into the Go In 5 Minutes screencast (http://www.goin5minutes.com) as well as speaking at various conferences and events about Go. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Aaron Schlesinger is a Sr. Software Engineer at EngineYard where he’s a core contributor to the Deis project. He leads or contributes to development on much of the Go codebase in the Deis PaaS platform and also mentors beginner Go developers at EngineYard. He’s been a software developer for 10+ years, and most of that time has focused on distributed systems from large scale data warehousing to real time servers. Being a Go developer for the past 2+ years, he has distilled his knowledge of the language into the Go In 5 Minutes screencast (http://www.goin5minutes.com) as well as speaking at various conferences and events about Go. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sessions conducted by Aaron Schlesinger

  • Programming Pearls of Go - How to write fast,...
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Ansel Sermersheim

http://www.copperspice.com

I have been working as a programmer for over sixteen years. My degree is in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Currently I work as a software engineer designing scalable, high performance, multi-threaded network daemons in C++. The daemons I have developed are used at a Tier 1 carrier serving static and live content to customers around the world. Co-founder of CopperSpice, a C++ library derived from an existing framework. Co-founder of DoxyPress, a C++ application derived from an existing open source documentation program. I have programmed in C++, C, Lisp, Java, and Perl, with extensive knowledge in TCP/IP. I am an avid follower of the C++ standard. Speaker at CppCon 2015.

I have been working as a programmer for over sixteen years. My degree is in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Currently I work as a software engineer designing scalable, high performance, multi-threaded network daemons in C++. The daemons I have developed are used at a Tier 1 carrier serving static and live content to customers around the world. Co-founder of CopperSpice, a C++ library derived from an existing framework. Co-founder of DoxyPress, a C++ application derived from an existing open source documentation program. I have programmed in C++, C, Lisp, Java, and Perl, with extensive knowledge in TCP/IP. I am an avid follower of the C++ standard. Speaker at CppCon 2015.

Sessions conducted by Ansel Sermersheim

  • C++ GUI library & Documenting Source Code:...
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Sanjana Shah

http://

Sanjana has a passion for computer programming and loves to spark STEM interest in kids. She has taught HTML/CSS, Scratch, Javascript, and Tynker at various non-profit organizations in the past and held many ‘Hour of Code’ sessions to introduce younger kids to coding. Besides programming, she likes Math and Science and is part of her school’s Science Olympiad team. In her free time, Sanjana enjoys swimming, reading, and Bollywood dancing.

Sanjana has a passion for computer programming and loves to spark STEM interest in kids. She has taught HTML/CSS, Scratch, Javascript, and Tynker at various non-profit organizations in the past and held many ‘Hour of Code’ sessions to introduce younger kids to coding. Besides programming, she likes Math and Science and is part of her school’s Science Olympiad team. In her free time, Sanjana enjoys swimming, reading, and Bollywood dancing.

Sessions conducted by Sanjana Shah

  • Draw your Favorite Animal with JavaScript
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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

Basil Shikin

http://www.applovin.com

Basil Shikin is the VP of Engineering at AppLovin, a leading mobile marketing platform that helps the world’s largest brands reach over two billion consumers globally with relevant content. He leads teams responsible for building AppLovin’s secure, highly scalable distributed systems, and he has played a leadership role in building AppLovin’s globally distributed ad serving network, which processes 50 billion ad requests a day. During Basil’s time at the company, it has been named #8 on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies and #68 on the 2016 Inc 5000 list. Before joining AppLovin, Basil was senior software engineer at DeviceAnywhere and a software engineer at other Silicon Valley startups.

Basil Shikin is the VP of Engineering at AppLovin, a leading mobile marketing platform that helps the world’s largest brands reach over two billion consumers globally with relevant content. He leads teams responsible for building AppLovin’s secure, highly scalable distributed systems, and he has played a leadership role in building AppLovin’s globally distributed ad serving network, which processes 50 billion ad requests a day. During Basil’s time at the company, it has been named #8 on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies and #68 on the 2016 Inc 5000 list. Before joining AppLovin, Basil was senior software engineer at DeviceAnywhere and a software engineer at other Silicon Valley startups.

Sessions conducted by Basil Shikin

  • The Future of Data Storage (Hint: It is Fast)
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Asim Siddiqui

Sessions conducted by Asim Siddiqui

  • Build Your First Loopback API with NodeJS
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Paran Sonthalia

http://mangoap.com/

Paran Sonthalia is a thirteen year old iOS developer who has two iOS apps on the iOS App Store(Spikeball Attack and Pet Noises) and is working on his third app which should be out by the end of October; he has been developing apps for two years now. He likes to program in many languages including Java, HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript, and Objective-C(his favorite). He started programming when he was six years old and has continued doing so. He has been teaching other kids how to develop iOS apps and other programming languages for over a year now and they have continued programming.

Paran Sonthalia is a thirteen year old iOS developer who has two iOS apps on the iOS App Store(Spikeball Attack and Pet Noises) and is working on his third app which should be out by the end of October; he has been developing apps for two years now. He likes to program in many languages including Java, HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript, and Objective-C(his favorite). He started programming when he was six years old and has continued doing so. He has been teaching other kids how to develop iOS apps and other programming languages for over a year now and they have continued programming.

Sessions conducted by Paran Sonthalia

  • Building an iOS app using Swift
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Tanay Sonthalia

http://None

I am a high schooler at Mountain View High School, and I have been coding since I was 8 years old. I am 13 years old and I love designing websites. HTML is definitely my favorite language to code in. I have created 3 websites that are online currently. I have helped my brother with the classes he taught many times, so I have enough experience to teach how to build a website. In fact, my brother taught at Code Camp, so I taught here with him. I have created a few iOS apps too, but none of them are on the app store. My favorite two sports are basketball and soccer and I play competitively in both. I am also a Boy Scout and I love the outdoors. I love hiking and camping and being with nature.

I am a high schooler at Mountain View High School, and I have been coding since I was 8 years old. I am 13 years old and I love designing websites. HTML is definitely my favorite language to code in. I have created 3 websites that are online currently. I have helped my brother with the classes he taught many times, so I have enough experience to teach how to build a website. In fact, my brother taught at Code Camp, so I taught here with him. I have created a few iOS apps too, but none of them are on the app store. My favorite two sports are basketball and soccer and I play competitively in both. I am also a Boy Scout and I love the outdoors. I love hiking and camping and being with nature.

Sessions conducted by Tanay Sonthalia

  • Build Your Own Website Using HTML and CSS
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Kevin Steineman

http://www.mobileminute.info

Kevin Steineman is the Digital Marketing Director at Sikka Software and has held previous CMO positions with different web SAAS companies. For the last 6 years Kevin has consulted with startups, corporations, and SMBs to: bolster brand awareness, create lead-gen systems, and increase revenue at every monetizable stage of the product or service. Kevin is also the acclaimed author of the "App Launch Blueprint" which was released in 2013 with the goal of helping developers who had GREAT ideas, but not a GREAT plan to go-to-market with their idea. Kevin is also the founder of www.mobileminute.info; an online publication whose content revolves around: Tech, Mobile, Marketing, and Startups. Kevin is also a former speaker at MCSF an un-conference devoted to sharing the latest insights with other marketers and the best tactics to leverage them for their respective companies. Kevin is also an avid foodie, and wine fan.

Kevin Steineman is the Digital Marketing Director at Sikka Software and has held previous CMO positions with different web SAAS companies. For the last 6 years Kevin has consulted with startups, corporations, and SMBs to: bolster brand awareness, create lead-gen systems, and increase revenue at every monetizable stage of the product or service. Kevin is also the acclaimed author of the "App Launch Blueprint" which was released in 2013 with the goal of helping developers who had GREAT ideas, but not a GREAT plan to go-to-market with their idea. Kevin is also the founder of www.mobileminute.info; an online publication whose content revolves around: Tech, Mobile, Marketing, and Startups. Kevin is also a former speaker at MCSF an un-conference devoted to sharing the latest insights with other marketers and the best tactics to leverage them for their respective companies. Kevin is also an avid foodie, and wine fan.

Sessions conducted by Kevin Steineman

  • Break the: "IF You Build it They Will Come" -...
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jordan sterling

http://bitbucket.org/fool

Software Engineer at Twilio working on payments, order to cash, sales tax, and anti-fraud. Trying to work in scala as much as possible and spend most of my coding time in scala. Also heavily using AWS including SQS, DynamoDB, Spark, Redshift, and more.

Software Engineer at Twilio working on payments, order to cash, sales tax, and anti-fraud. Trying to work in scala as much as possible and spend most of my coding time in scala. Also heavily using AWS including SQS, DynamoDB, Spark, Redshift, and more.

Sessions conducted by jordan sterling

  • Functional Sales Tax At Twilio
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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

  • Building a Java-based RESTful Service and...
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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

  • Choose the Right Concurrency Model in .NET
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Lena Tran

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2014/04/04/evergreen-valley-colleges-lena-tran-women-of.html

Lena Tran is a published author, noted speaker and expert on leadership. She has lectured on various topics involving leadership and empowerment, entrepreneurship, marketing, career development, and Vietnamese- and Asian-American experiences.

In January, she became the first Vietnamese-American senior administrator at Evergreen Valley College. Before joining Evergreen, she was the driving force behind the development of the business and administration programs at the U.C. Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley.

Lena Tran is a published author, noted speaker and expert on leadership. She has lectured on various topics involving leadership and empowerment, entrepreneurship, marketing, career development, and Vietnamese- and Asian-American experiences.

In January, she became the first Vietnamese-American senior administrator at Evergreen Valley College. Before joining Evergreen, she was the driving force behind the development of the business and administration programs at the U.C. Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley.

Sessions conducted by Lena Tran

  • The Perfect Micro-Manager
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Rowan-James Tran

http://N/A

I am a software developer and currently in sophomore year of high school. Since the age of 8, I have been working on games and other applications in languages including Python, Java, and HTML. I have also worked on hardware, using platforms such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

I am a software developer and currently in sophomore year of high school. Since the age of 8, I have been working on games and other applications in languages including Python, Java, and HTML. I have also worked on hardware, using platforms such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Sessions conducted by Rowan-James Tran

  • Intro to Game Development with Python
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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

  • Introduction to Python – Beginners – Level 2
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Kevin Van Gundy

http://kvangundy.com

Slides Located Here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/313565755/SVCC-TablesCant.pdf Kevin is a a graph enthusiast who thrives at distilling complex technical domains into clear and actionable information for executives, entrepreneurs, and developers alike. This will be Kevin's second time teaching at SVCC. When he's not building cool and interesting graph projects, he's mountain biking somewhere in the hills of the Peninsula.

Slides Located Here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/313565755/SVCC-TablesCant.pdf Kevin is a a graph enthusiast who thrives at distilling complex technical domains into clear and actionable information for executives, entrepreneurs, and developers alike. This will be Kevin's second time teaching at SVCC. When he's not building cool and interesting graph projects, he's mountain biking somewhere in the hills of the Peninsula.

Sessions conducted by Kevin Van Gundy

  • Building a Real Time Recommendation Engine...
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Nicholas Vargas

http://nickvargas.net

Nick is a Software Engineer Intern for Cloud Data Services at IBM in San Jose, and a student of Computer Science at University of California, Santa Cruz. Nick has been interested in computers and programming from an early age. His experience includes full stack web development and Internet of Things related application development. In addition, Nick has comprehensive experience managing and creating docker container environments, and docker based build systems. He has presented at various gatherings and demos in addition to last year’s code camp. Outside of work, Nick regularly experiments with hardware in his free time, such as setting up coordinated light structures and repurposing older hardware to operate in new creative ways.

Nick is a Software Engineer Intern for Cloud Data Services at IBM in San Jose, and a student of Computer Science at University of California, Santa Cruz. Nick has been interested in computers and programming from an early age. His experience includes full stack web development and Internet of Things related application development. In addition, Nick has comprehensive experience managing and creating docker container environments, and docker based build systems. He has presented at various gatherings and demos in addition to last year’s code camp. Outside of work, Nick regularly experiments with hardware in his free time, such as setting up coordinated light structures and repurposing older hardware to operate in new creative ways.

Sessions conducted by Nicholas Vargas

  • Simplify Your Life with Your Own IBM Watson...
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James Weaver

http://JavaFXpert.com

James Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in cloud-native and machine learning applications. He is a Java Champion, and a JavaOne Rockstar. James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi. As an Pivotal Developer Advocate, James speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java and Cloud Native development. James tweets as @JavaFXpert, blogs at http://JavaFXpert.com and http://CulturedEar.com and may be reached at jweaver [at] pivotal.io

James Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in cloud-native and machine learning applications. He is a Java Champion, and a JavaOne Rockstar. James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi. As an Pivotal Developer Advocate, James speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java and Cloud Native development. James tweets as @JavaFXpert, blogs at http://JavaFXpert.com and http://CulturedEar.com and may be reached at jweaver [at] pivotal.io

Sessions conducted by James Weaver

  • Machine Learning Exposed!
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Ted Young

http://about.me/tedmyoung

Consulting Software Engineer and Trainer: Java, Go, CI/CD, TDD, and Agile. Likes to run Lean Startup Experiments in distributed architectures, pleasant APIs, and scalable systems.

Consulting Software Engineer and Trainer: Java, Go, CI/CD, TDD, and Agile. Likes to run Lean Startup Experiments in distributed architectures, pleasant APIs, and scalable systems.

Sessions conducted by Ted Young

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

  • Ctrl+Z for Git: How to undo (almost) anything
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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

  • Manage your life: Web-based goal, time,...
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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

  • From JavaScript to Android Developer - 0 to...
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