Presenters

Gabe Abinante

https://github.com/gabinante

Gabe Abinante is an artist and devops engineer. After 4 years of IT in corporate environments and working for himself as a consultant and web designer, he decided to leverage his technical skills in the start-up space. Aside from designing infrastructure in the cloud, he does leatherworking, metalwork, and is in the process of writing a novel.

Gabe Abinante is an artist and devops engineer. After 4 years of IT in corporate environments and working for himself as a consultant and web designer, he decided to leverage his technical skills in the start-up space. Aside from designing infrastructure in the cloud, he does leatherworking, metalwork, and is in the process of writing a novel.

Sessions conducted by Gabe Abinante

  • Fantastic Transcoder: Massively Parallel...
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Mark Abramson

http://twitter.com/mark__a

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

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

Sessions conducted by Mark Abramson

  • Lean Startup for Engineers
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Vidya Vrat Agarwal

http://www.MyPassionFor.Net

Software architect and developer with 15 years of industry experience. passionate about people, process and technology. Microsoft MVP , C# Corner MVP, TOGAF Certified Architect, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), author, and speaker. Passionate about .NET technology. I blog at www.MyPassionFor.net and can be followed at twitter @DotNetAuthor

Software architect and developer with 15 years of industry experience. passionate about people, process and technology. Microsoft MVP , C# Corner MVP, TOGAF Certified Architect, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), author, and speaker. Passionate about .NET technology. I blog at www.MyPassionFor.net and can be followed at twitter @DotNetAuthor

Sessions conducted by Vidya Vrat Agarwal

  • Need of DevOps in the Enterprise
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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

  • Android Architecture & Material components...
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  • iOS: The Best Parts
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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

  • Build an Alexa skill with .NET Core and AWS...
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Amir Barylko

http://maventhought.com

Amir Barylko started his career in 1994 working for IBM as a senior developer while he was finishing his Masters degree in computer science. Since then he worked as team leader and architect for the past 15 years. Having started with languages like C++ and Java he spent many years coding in C# and training other developers in topics such domain modelling, abstractions, patterns, automation, dependency injection, testing, etc. Being an incurable geek, always thirsty for knowledge, his passion for technology moved him towards Ruby on Rails (RoR) a few years ago, becoming an advocate of RoR web development. Looking for new ways of sharing his knowledge and helping others to achieve their goals motivated Amir to become an owner and build a lean management tool called SmartView (http://smartview.io) that was released in 2014. Amir is a rare combination of high technical skills, experience in a wide range of platforms, exceptional presentation skills and a great sense of humor. His presentations are always rich in content and fun to attend.

Amir Barylko started his career in 1994 working for IBM as a senior developer while he was finishing his Masters degree in computer science. Since then he worked as team leader and architect for the past 15 years. Having started with languages like C++ and Java he spent many years coding in C# and training other developers in topics such domain modelling, abstractions, patterns, automation, dependency injection, testing, etc. Being an incurable geek, always thirsty for knowledge, his passion for technology moved him towards Ruby on Rails (RoR) a few years ago, becoming an advocate of RoR web development. Looking for new ways of sharing his knowledge and helping others to achieve their goals motivated Amir to become an owner and build a lean management tool called SmartView (http://smartview.io) that was released in 2014. Amir is a rare combination of high technical skills, experience in a wide range of platforms, exceptional presentation skills and a great sense of humor. His presentations are always rich in content and fun to attend.

Sessions conducted by Amir Barylko

  • The Functional Programming Converter project
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Tom Becker

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-becker/

Tom Becker is the Software Architect at BD Biosciences, which develops lab instruments, reagents and software for scientific research and clinical diagnosis. His background is in scientific programming for biotech and aerospace projects, and also multimedia, developer tools and application frameworks.

Tom Becker is the Software Architect at BD Biosciences, which develops lab instruments, reagents and software for scientific research and clinical diagnosis. His background is in scientific programming for biotech and aerospace projects, and also multimedia, developer tools and application frameworks.

Sessions conducted by Tom Becker

  • Modern HTML5 UI for desktop and embedded apps
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Bhavana Bhasker

https://bhavanabhasker.github.io

Bhavana Bhasker is a Data Scientist at Comcast SiliconValley Innovation Center. She has research experience in Deep neural networks and Applied Machine Learning. She is also a part time lecturer at San Jose State University. Her area of interests are Computer Vision and Natural Language processing.

Bhavana Bhasker is a Data Scientist at Comcast SiliconValley Innovation Center. She has research experience in Deep neural networks and Applied Machine Learning. She is also a part time lecturer at San Jose State University. Her area of interests are Computer Vision and Natural Language processing.

Sessions conducted by Bhavana Bhasker

  • Statistics and Linear Algebra basics for...
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Sam Bowne

http://samsclass.info

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

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

Sessions conducted by Sam Bowne

Joe Brinkman

http://dnnsoftware.com

Joe Brinkman started programming almost 40 years ago and has never looked back. Prior to co-founding DNN Corp, he served as CTO for DataSource Inc. where he led the effort for building an automation framework for working with Java J2EE. As one of the original DotNetNuke core team members, and as the VP of Technology & Community Relations for DNN Corp, Joe has spent the last decade helping to build and promote the #1 CMS for the Windows platform. Joe has co-authored multiple best-selling books for DotNetNuke and jQuery and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. When not working at the computer you can often find Joe in his woodshop working on his latest woodturning project.

Joe Brinkman started programming almost 40 years ago and has never looked back. Prior to co-founding DNN Corp, he served as CTO for DataSource Inc. where he led the effort for building an automation framework for working with Java J2EE. As one of the original DotNetNuke core team members, and as the VP of Technology & Community Relations for DNN Corp, Joe has spent the last decade helping to build and promote the #1 CMS for the Windows platform. Joe has co-authored multiple best-selling books for DotNetNuke and jQuery and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. When not working at the computer you can often find Joe in his woodshop working on his latest woodturning project.

Sessions conducted by Joe Brinkman

  • Goodbye VMs - Hello Docker
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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

  • Diving into Deep Learning
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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

Tim Child

http://www.scribd.com/3dmashup

• Former CTO EARN.org • Over 20 years’ experience in Software Development, including 3D CAD, database and Web applications. • Formerly VP Engineering at Oracle, BEASystems Inc. and Informix. • Lead teams that have developed many large 3D database projects and products including, AutoCAD Map, NASA’s EOSDIS and LINZ (Land Information System New Zealand).

• Former CTO EARN.org • Over 20 years’ experience in Software Development, including 3D CAD, database and Web applications. • Formerly VP Engineering at Oracle, BEASystems Inc. and Informix. • Lead teams that have developed many large 3D database projects and products including, AutoCAD Map, NASA’s EOSDIS and LINZ (Land Information System New Zealand).

Sessions conducted by Tim Child

  • Introduction to GPGPU and ManyCore Systems...
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Sungyeol Choi

http://sungthecoder.com

Sung is a Software Engineer at Smashwords. He has over ten years of experience in the software development. His experience spans from embedded system to the Web application development. His current interest is web technologies including JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, React, Angular.

Sung is a Software Engineer at Smashwords. He has over ten years of experience in the software development. His experience spans from embedded system to the Web application development. His current interest is web technologies including JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, React, Angular.

Sessions conducted by Sungyeol Choi

  • Brief history of JavaScript Modules
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Eugene Chuvyrov

http://linkedin.com/in/eugenechuvyrov/

Eugene Chuvyrov is a Senior Cloud Architect at Microsoft. He works directly with both startups and enterprises to enable their solutions in Microsoft cloud, and to make Azure better as a result of this work with partners. Over his tenure at Microsoft, his focus varied from modern DevOps, to enabling AI solutions in the cloud, to advising customers on creating Blockchain solutions in Azure. He is looking forward to sharing his knowledge from those engagements with the community.

Eugene Chuvyrov is a Senior Cloud Architect at Microsoft. He works directly with both startups and enterprises to enable their solutions in Microsoft cloud, and to make Azure better as a result of this work with partners. Over his tenure at Microsoft, his focus varied from modern DevOps, to enabling AI solutions in the cloud, to advising customers on creating Blockchain solutions in Azure. He is looking forward to sharing his knowledge from those engagements with the community.

Sessions conducted by Eugene Chuvyrov

  • Enterprise Blockchain with Microsoft Azure
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Eric Courville

http://organicit.org

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

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

Sessions conducted by Eric Courville

  • Automating AWS infrastructure with the AWS...
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Douglas Crockford

http://crockford.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Douglas Crockford

Jennelle Crothers

http://www.techbunny.com

Jennelle Crothers is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist who likes computer networking, server administration, dogs, quilting, popcorn and on most days, public transportation. Before joining Microsoft, Jennelle Crothers spent 15 years as a Systems Administrator "jack of all trades" overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems where she struck fear into the hearts of end-users with complex password policies and email retention tags. Now she supports platform awareness for Azure, Windows Server and related technologies, containers and DevOps. Jennelle is a Microsoft Azure Specialist and prior to joining Microsoft, she was a four-time Microsoft MVP.

Jennelle Crothers is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist who likes computer networking, server administration, dogs, quilting, popcorn and on most days, public transportation. Before joining Microsoft, Jennelle Crothers spent 15 years as a Systems Administrator "jack of all trades" overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems where she struck fear into the hearts of end-users with complex password policies and email retention tags. Now she supports platform awareness for Azure, Windows Server and related technologies, containers and DevOps. Jennelle is a Microsoft Azure Specialist and prior to joining Microsoft, she was a four-time Microsoft MVP.

Sessions conducted by Jennelle Crothers

Max Davila

http://maxdavila.com/

Max is a software engineer on the payments API team at Marqeta. In his previous life he day traded and eventually found his passion for building systems that are useful to people. In his free time, he enjoys learning about distributed systems, deep learning research and blockchain technology

Max is a software engineer on the payments API team at Marqeta. In his previous life he day traded and eventually found his passion for building systems that are useful to people. In his free time, he enjoys learning about distributed systems, deep learning research and blockchain technology

Sessions conducted by Max Davila

  • Programming smart contracts with Solidity, a...
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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 three Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS, Azure Infrastructure), 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 three Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS, Azure Infrastructure), 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

  • Microsoft, Linux, Open Source, Cloud + DevOps
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  • Complete CI/CD Pipeline to Microsoft Azure...
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Randall Degges

https://www.rdegges.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Randall Degges

Rohit Dhamija

http://www.oracle.com

14+ years of extensive experience in all facets of software development life-cycle, starting with technical support of pre-sales, working out Architecture, development and Project Management. Here is brief summary of my profile in Oracle: Current Role Individual Contributor role as Principal Product Manager in “Oracle Cloud Application Development PM group” at Oracle Corporation having a focus on Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET), Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) and integration with PaaS services. Responsibilities: Responsible for development and execution of programs specific to adoption of Oracle Public Cloud PaaS strategies and technologies throughout the global developer community by: • Writing code samples and scripts • Product demonstration • Hands on Labs and virtual trainings • Technical articles focusing on capabilities of PaaS technologies Domains & Technologies Involved: • Domain: Exposure to IAM, Cloud –PaaS, SaaS • Working on following frameworks: o Smartphone application programming - Web, Hybrid and Native. Android SDK/NDK, Apple iOS SDK, Cordova/PhoneGap & Server side: Node.js o Web Technologies: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Oracle JET, Bootstrap and Angular.JS Frameworks, ionic, REST/ JSON. o Google Cloud Platform, Oracle PaaS – MCS, Oracle IOT CS, AWS Services

14+ years of extensive experience in all facets of software development life-cycle, starting with technical support of pre-sales, working out Architecture, development and Project Management. Here is brief summary of my profile in Oracle: Current Role Individual Contributor role as Principal Product Manager in “Oracle Cloud Application Development PM group” at Oracle Corporation having a focus on Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET), Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) and integration with PaaS services. Responsibilities: Responsible for development and execution of programs specific to adoption of Oracle Public Cloud PaaS strategies and technologies throughout the global developer community by: • Writing code samples and scripts • Product demonstration • Hands on Labs and virtual trainings • Technical articles focusing on capabilities of PaaS technologies Domains & Technologies Involved: • Domain: Exposure to IAM, Cloud –PaaS, SaaS • Working on following frameworks: o Smartphone application programming - Web, Hybrid and Native. Android SDK/NDK, Apple iOS SDK, Cordova/PhoneGap & Server side: Node.js o Web Technologies: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Oracle JET, Bootstrap and Angular.JS Frameworks, ionic, REST/ JSON. o Google Cloud Platform, Oracle PaaS – MCS, Oracle IOT CS, AWS Services

Sessions conducted by Rohit Dhamija

  • Extending Enterprise Applications to Mobile...
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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

  • Bots are the new enterprise apps.
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  • Intro to Azure CosmosDB
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Ben Foden

https://scrapbox.io

As the first employee of Nota I have grown along the company as we reached 10 million monthly users for our instant screenshot sharing service http://gyazo.com and I am now spreading the word about the ultra helpful note-taking app https://scrapbox.io

As the first employee of Nota I have grown along the company as we reached 10 million monthly users for our instant screenshot sharing service http://gyazo.com and I am now spreading the word about the ultra helpful note-taking app https://scrapbox.io

Sessions conducted by Ben Foden

  • No Folders: A fast, flexible, long-term way...
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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 Tool Un-usability
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Christian Gaetano

https://christiangaetano.com

Christian Gaetano is an enthusiastic, sarcastic web developer who’s still trying to decide which side of the stack is his “good side” and build some cool stuff along the way. Christian currently works at GrapeCity Developer Solutions where he strives to make it easier for developers to quickly build engaging apps on all platforms. He is part of a small team tasked with maintaining a streamlined web experience and providing helpful learning resources to customers. In pursuit of this goal, Christian published an e-book in June of 2017 that guides readers through the process of choosing a front-end JavaScript framework for any project.

Christian Gaetano is an enthusiastic, sarcastic web developer who’s still trying to decide which side of the stack is his “good side” and build some cool stuff along the way. Christian currently works at GrapeCity Developer Solutions where he strives to make it easier for developers to quickly build engaging apps on all platforms. He is part of a small team tasked with maintaining a streamlined web experience and providing helpful learning resources to customers. In pursuit of this goal, Christian published an e-book in June of 2017 that guides readers through the process of choosing a front-end JavaScript framework for any project.

Sessions conducted by Christian Gaetano

  • The Power of Static Sites: Build a...
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Claudia Galvan

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Claudia Galvan

  • Re-Engineering your career into Technical...
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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

  • Forward-Thinking Continuous Integration and...
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Kim Greenlee

http://www.placeholder.com

Kim has almost 30 yrs of experience building and shipping commercial and enterprise level software solutions from initial release to multiple release cycles. She has worked both in the start up sector as well as large corporations. Risk reduction is key to successful product launch and the long term viability of your company.

Kim has almost 30 yrs of experience building and shipping commercial and enterprise level software solutions from initial release to multiple release cycles. She has worked both in the start up sector as well as large corporations. Risk reduction is key to successful product launch and the long term viability of your company.

Sessions conducted by Kim Greenlee

  • Women in Tech: Your Value Creation,...
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Arun Gupta

http://blog.arungupta.me

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

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

Sessions conducted by Arun Gupta

  • Service Discovery in Container Orchestration...
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Gautam Gupta

http://www.gautamgupta.com

Architect in Lending Club FinTech Expert Great in numbers! Passionate about use of technology in Finance, Banking and Payments. AWS, Java, Open Source Enthusiast

Architect in Lending Club FinTech Expert Great in numbers! Passionate about use of technology in Finance, Banking and Payments. AWS, Java, Open Source Enthusiast

Sessions conducted by Gautam Gupta

  • BlockChain: Learn to implement Blockchain
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Lisa Huang

http://flight.gold/

Lisa Huang is a co-founder of FlightGold, a fullstack engineer based in San Francisco bay area. Lisa has a background in digital marketing, building mobile-optimized web apps and a keen Rubyist. She is a self-taught developer and started her coding journey with FreeCodeCamp projects. In her off time, you can find Lisa exploring the West coast and hacking on Arduino.

Lisa Huang is a co-founder of FlightGold, a fullstack engineer based in San Francisco bay area. Lisa has a background in digital marketing, building mobile-optimized web apps and a keen Rubyist. She is a self-taught developer and started her coding journey with FreeCodeCamp projects. In her off time, you can find Lisa exploring the West coast and hacking on Arduino.

Sessions conducted by Lisa Huang

  • Instant Mobile Web: An Accelerated Mobile...
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Bryan Hughes

https://nebri.us

Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, a former member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, and former chairperson of the Node.js Community Committee. Bryan is also the creator of Raspi IO, a Raspberry Pi plugin for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Outside of tech, Bryan is an amateur photographer, occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, a former member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, and former chairperson of the Node.js Community Committee. Bryan is also the creator of Raspi IO, a Raspberry Pi plugin for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Outside of tech, Bryan is an amateur photographer, occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Sessions conducted by Bryan Hughes

  • The Node.js Event Loop: Not So Single...
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Pieter Humphrey

http://spring.io/team/phumphrey

My role at Pivotal is focused on app and infra developers that use Java, Spring and Cloud Foundry. Java middleware has been my focus for nearly two decades, working in development, marketing, sales, and developer relations at BEA, Oracle, VMWare and Pivotal. Talk to me about Cloud Native applications!

My role at Pivotal is focused on app and infra developers that use Java, Spring and Cloud Foundry. Java middleware has been my focus for nearly two decades, working in development, marketing, sales, and developer relations at BEA, Oracle, VMWare and Pivotal. Talk to me about Cloud Native applications!

Sessions conducted by Pieter Humphrey

  • Introduction to Spring Boot
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Carmen J. Sandoval

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hiring1/

Recruitment and service work attracting Human Resources, Legal, Finance, Software, Information Technology, administration, and executive hires. Experience includes and is not limited to recruitment, hiring manager partnership, program and people management, occasional employee relations work. Additional HR experience includes reporting, employee communication, staffing, training, team building, benefits, and diversity projects. Currently evaluating early career talent for a customer service oriented, 32B global company. Teaches interviewing, sourcing, profile improvement, ATS and compliance management skills.

Recruitment and service work attracting Human Resources, Legal, Finance, Software, Information Technology, administration, and executive hires. Experience includes and is not limited to recruitment, hiring manager partnership, program and people management, occasional employee relations work. Additional HR experience includes reporting, employee communication, staffing, training, team building, benefits, and diversity projects. Currently evaluating early career talent for a customer service oriented, 32B global company. Teaches interviewing, sourcing, profile improvement, ATS and compliance management skills.

Sessions conducted by Carmen J. Sandoval

  • Women in Tech: Your Value Creation,...
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Melinda Jacobson

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

Melinda is a software developer turned agile coach. She has worked with teams at Hewlett-Packard, Autodesk, Silicon Valley Bank and other companies to help teach and refine their agile practices. Her goal is to make work both more efficient and more fun for everyone involved, every day.

Melinda is a software developer turned agile coach. She has worked with teams at Hewlett-Packard, Autodesk, Silicon Valley Bank and other companies to help teach and refine their agile practices. Her goal is to make work both more efficient and more fun for everyone involved, every day.

Sessions conducted by Melinda Jacobson

  • Gherkin: Hit Your Development Target Every...
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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 Engineering 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 Engineering 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

  • Clean Code – The Art of Decoupling
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  • Clean Code - Best Practices
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  • Accidentally Manager – A Survival Guide for...
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Jon Kalb

http://exceptionsafecode.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Jon Kalb

  • C++ Today: The Beast Is Back
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  • Modern Intermediate Template Techniques
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Asif Khan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/asifkhan00/

Asif Khan is a technical Architect with Amazon Web Services. He provides technical guidance, design advice and thought leadership to some of the largest and successful AWS customers and partners on the planet. His deepest expertise spans application architecture, containers, devops, security, machine learning and SaaS business applications. Over the last 12 years, he’s brought an intense customer focus to challenging and deeply technical roles in multiple industries. He has a number of patents and has successfully led product development, architecture and customer engagements.

Asif Khan is a technical Architect with Amazon Web Services. He provides technical guidance, design advice and thought leadership to some of the largest and successful AWS customers and partners on the planet. His deepest expertise spans application architecture, containers, devops, security, machine learning and SaaS business applications. Over the last 12 years, he’s brought an intense customer focus to challenging and deeply technical roles in multiple industries. He has a number of patents and has successfully led product development, architecture and customer engagements.

Sessions conducted by Asif Khan

  • Microservice Architecture using 12-factor on...
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Michael Klose

http://www.commvault.com

Michael Klose started programming at 8 years old, in BASIC on a ZX Spectrum. He started using C++ using Turbo C++ 1.0 as a teenager, which came out in 1991. These days, despite being busy leading Commvault's Silicon Valley engineering team, he still programs C++ code himself whenever he gets the time — mostly after everyone has gone home — and frequently gives internal presentations on C++11(+) and other programming-related topics.

Michael Klose started programming at 8 years old, in BASIC on a ZX Spectrum. He started using C++ using Turbo C++ 1.0 as a teenager, which came out in 1991. These days, despite being busy leading Commvault's Silicon Valley engineering team, he still programs C++ code himself whenever he gets the time — mostly after everyone has gone home — and frequently gives internal presentations on C++11(+) and other programming-related topics.

Sessions conducted by Michael Klose

  • What I wish people knew about C++
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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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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

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

  • Getting Deep into Machine Learning with...
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Donn Lee

http://donnlee.com

Donn advises startups and VCs in Internet technologies. Joining Facebook in 2007, he was a senior engineer on the Infrastructure team during hyper-growth of Facebook's systems and networks. Previous to FB, Donn was a senior engineer at Google during similar architecture, deployment, scaling, and troubleshooting challenges when Google grew from a sole search engine to a portfolio of products. Donn wrote his book "Enhanced IP Services for Cisco Networks" while working full-time at Cisco Systems where he was a senior systems engineer. He was awarded Internet Society's Itojun Service Award and Google's EMG Award. Donn has performed over 50 talks at technical conferences across Europe, Asia, US, Canada, and Mexico.

Donn advises startups and VCs in Internet technologies. Joining Facebook in 2007, he was a senior engineer on the Infrastructure team during hyper-growth of Facebook's systems and networks. Previous to FB, Donn was a senior engineer at Google during similar architecture, deployment, scaling, and troubleshooting challenges when Google grew from a sole search engine to a portfolio of products. Donn wrote his book "Enhanced IP Services for Cisco Networks" while working full-time at Cisco Systems where he was a senior systems engineer. He was awarded Internet Society's Itojun Service Award and Google's EMG Award. Donn has performed over 50 talks at technical conferences across Europe, Asia, US, Canada, and Mexico.

Sessions conducted by Donn Lee

  • Bitcoin Digital Cash: Send cash to anyone on...
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Ami Levin

http://www.amilevin.com

Senior data tier architect, data modeler, database designer and SQL developer. Inventor of intelligent, autonomous performance optimization products. Designed, reviewed and optimized some of the world’s largest, most challenging, mission critical data environments. A seasoned speaker, instructor and mentor. Author of white papers and technical articles.

Senior data tier architect, data modeler, database designer and SQL developer. Inventor of intelligent, autonomous performance optimization products. Designed, reviewed and optimized some of the world’s largest, most challenging, mission critical data environments. A seasoned speaker, instructor and mentor. Author of white papers and technical articles.

Sessions conducted by Ami Levin

  • Linear interpolations using SQL window...
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  • Where did I leave my (primary) Keys???
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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

  • Dream Teams: Making Your Dream (Team) Come...
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Michael Litchard

http://michael@schmong.org

I'm a software engineer who gets excited at what functional programming in general, and Haskell in particular, has to offer. I'm especially interested in DSL design and compilers

I'm a software engineer who gets excited at what functional programming in general, and Haskell in particular, has to offer. I'm especially interested in DSL design and compilers

Sessions conducted by Michael Litchard

  • In the Trenches With Haskell
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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

Hien Luu

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

Hien Luu is a Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn and an instructor at UCSC Extension school. He is a big data enthusiast and has extensive experience in building big data infrastructure and applications. One of his passions is teaching. He has been teaching at UCSC Extension school more than 10 years and his most recent course is Apache Spark.

Hien Luu is a Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn and an instructor at UCSC Extension school. He is a big data enthusiast and has extensive experience in building big data infrastructure and applications. One of his passions is teaching. He has been teaching at UCSC Extension school more than 10 years and his most recent course is Apache Spark.

Sessions conducted by Hien Luu

  • Using Apache Spark To Determine Whether San...
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Lenny Markus

http://lmarkus.github.io/

I'm a problem solver at heart. I've spent the last four years at PayPal working on a variety of interesting challenges, trying to find elegant solutions that make life easier for others, and teaching developers how to better use the tools available to them. Favorite Quote: "Perfect is the enemy of Done"

I'm a problem solver at heart. I've spent the last four years at PayPal working on a variety of interesting challenges, trying to find elegant solutions that make life easier for others, and teaching developers how to better use the tools available to them. Favorite Quote: "Perfect is the enemy of Done"

Sessions conducted by Lenny Markus

  • Everything you wanted to know about Git, but...
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Ramona Maxwell

http://www.solverinc.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Ramona Maxwell

  • Your Vertical Intranet – When OOTB is Out of...
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Daren May

http://www.custommayd.com

Daren May is the President and founder of CustomMayd— a company that specializes in designing and building developer training and next-level digital experiences. Daren is a Windows Development MVP and has written and presented many training courses including Microsoft Virtual Academy videos.

Daren May is the President and founder of CustomMayd— a company that specializes in designing and building developer training and next-level digital experiences. Daren is a Windows Development MVP and has written and presented many training courses including Microsoft Virtual Academy videos.

Sessions conducted by Daren May

  • Light up your app with the Composition API
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  • Building Solutions with the Microsoft Dial
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David McCarter

http://www.dotnettips.com

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), and developer, architect, consultant, professional code reviewer and interviewer in San Diego, California. He is the editor-in-chief of dotNetTips.com... a web site dedicated to helping software engineers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: http://bit.ly/dotnetdavestore. He is one of the founders and directors of the San Diego .NET Developers Group (www.sddotnetdg.org) for 20 years. In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at: http://bit.ly/davidmvp

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), and developer, architect, consultant, professional code reviewer and interviewer in San Diego, California. He is the editor-in-chief of dotNetTips.com... a web site dedicated to helping software engineers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: http://bit.ly/dotnetdavestore. He is one of the founders and directors of the San Diego .NET Developers Group (www.sddotnetdg.org) for 20 years. In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at: http://bit.ly/davidmvp

Sessions conducted by David McCarter

  • Rock Your .NET Core Best Practices
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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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  • Hiring Coders with Whiteboard Interviews and...
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John McFarlane

http://github.com/johnmcfarlane

John McFarlane has used C++ for twenty years, specializing in simulation, AI and interactivity. He is a contributor to Study Groups 6 and 14 and is involved in standardizing fixed-point arithmetic.

John McFarlane has used C++ for twenty years, specializing in simulation, AI and interactivity. He is a contributor to Study Groups 6 and 14 and is involved in standardizing fixed-point arithmetic.

Sessions conducted by John McFarlane

  • Better Numeric Types in C++
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Todd McLeod

https://greatercommons.com/

Champion of world class online instruction; teaching online since 1997; honored as one of California’s top community college instructors; studied online education at UC San Diego; started the Online Teacher Training Program and taught college faculty in central California how to teach online; one of the world’s leading trainers in the Go programming language which is currently the highest paying programming language in America; teacher to 528,918 students last year online; founder of Greater Commons; motivating, inspiring, and teaching teachers how to teach online at their greatest potential - this is Todd McLeod, working every day for the greater common good.

Champion of world class online instruction; teaching online since 1997; honored as one of California’s top community college instructors; studied online education at UC San Diego; started the Online Teacher Training Program and taught college faculty in central California how to teach online; one of the world’s leading trainers in the Go programming language which is currently the highest paying programming language in America; teacher to 528,918 students last year online; founder of Greater Commons; motivating, inspiring, and teaching teachers how to teach online at their greatest potential - this is Todd McLeod, working every day for the greater common good.

Sessions conducted by Todd McLeod

  • Learn To Build A Website with Golang
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  • Getting Started with The Go Programming...
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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 DP for coding interviews
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Ryan Michela

https://github.com/rmichela/

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

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

Sessions conducted by Ryan Michela

  • gRPC Crash Course: Simple Microservices in...
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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

  • Creating an AWS Lambda Function with Kotlin
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Akansh Murthy

http://akanshmurthy.github.io

Healthcare software engineer who loves to educate. Former healthtech and edtech entrepreneur. MIT, TechStars, and App Academy alum. Obsessed with checklists, best practices, and quality.

Healthcare software engineer who loves to educate. Former healthtech and edtech entrepreneur. MIT, TechStars, and App Academy alum. Obsessed with checklists, best practices, and quality.

Sessions conducted by Akansh Murthy

  • Common Post Deployment Snafus
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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

  • Living on the IOT Edge (Developing Sensor...
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Jerry Nixon

http://jerrynixon.com

Jerry is a Microsoft Developer and Evangelist in Colorado. He teaches and trains developers on best practices and techniques, making the most of the Universal Windows Platform.

Jerry is a Microsoft Developer and Evangelist in Colorado. He teaches and trains developers on best practices and techniques, making the most of the Universal Windows Platform.

Sessions conducted by Jerry Nixon

  • Getting Started as a Modern Windows Developer
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  • Ten reasons to deploy through Microsoft's new...
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Mike North

https://mike.works

Mike trains web development teams all over the world, at companies ranging from tiny stealth-mode startups to Silicon Valley tech giants. He’s currently a Frontend Masters instructor, a Staff Engineer on LinkedIn’s web frameworks team, and the owner of Mike Works, a training-focused consultancy.

Mike trains web development teams all over the world, at companies ranging from tiny stealth-mode startups to Silicon Valley tech giants. He’s currently a Frontend Masters instructor, a Staff Engineer on LinkedIn’s web frameworks team, and the owner of Mike Works, a training-focused consultancy.

Sessions conducted by Mike North

  • Lockdown: a SHOCKING security primer for web...
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Dave Nugent

https://twitter.com/drnugent

Dave is an Ex-Nasa employee who currently runs the ForwardJS conference, SF JavaScript meetup and works at Qlik as a Data Visualization Advocate. In his free time he likes debugging JavaScript code and leaving mean comments.

Dave is an Ex-Nasa employee who currently runs the ForwardJS conference, SF JavaScript meetup and works at Qlik as a Data Visualization Advocate. In his free time he likes debugging JavaScript code and leaving mean comments.

Sessions conducted by Dave Nugent

  • Astrobiology, Meteors and JavaScript
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Arthur O'Dwyer

http://github.com/Quuxplusone

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

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

Sessions conducted by Arthur O'Dwyer

  • dynamic_cast From Scratch
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Megan O'Neill

http://PayPal.com

Megan O'Neill is a Senior Product Designer on PayPal's Next Gen Commerce (NGC) team. NGC is a multidisciplinary team focused on strategic partnerships and emerging opportunities.

Megan O'Neill is a Senior Product Designer on PayPal's Next Gen Commerce (NGC) team. NGC is a multidisciplinary team focused on strategic partnerships and emerging opportunities.

Sessions conducted by Megan O'Neill

  • Sketch App 101 for Engineers
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Robert Oliver

http://www.agilelearninglabs.com/about/partners/

Rob Oliver is an Agile Coach endeavoring to make the world of software development a better place for teams and leaders alike. Rob has had a long-time interest in leadership and team effectiveness, starting with graduate research and then work in management development. Since becoming a CSM in 2009 he has been an ardent agile evangelist. He has been continuously improving software delivery at companies ranging from small startups to large organizations including AT&T and Google. Rob has also spent many years volunteer managing a Community Services department at Burning Man.

Rob Oliver is an Agile Coach endeavoring to make the world of software development a better place for teams and leaders alike. Rob has had a long-time interest in leadership and team effectiveness, starting with graduate research and then work in management development. Since becoming a CSM in 2009 he has been an ardent agile evangelist. He has been continuously improving software delivery at companies ranging from small startups to large organizations including AT&T and Google. Rob has also spent many years volunteer managing a Community Services department at Burning Man.

Sessions conducted by Robert Oliver

Manish Pandit

http://mpandit.me

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

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

Sessions conducted by Manish Pandit

  • AWS Lambda with Serverless Framework and Java
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Nelson Petracek

http://www.tibco.com

As CTO of TIBCO Software’s Strategic Enablement Group (SEG), Nelson Petracek brings close to 20 years of experience to his customers. A strong technology evangelist, Nelson specializes in the areas of messaging, microservices, cloud and on-premise integration, event-driven architectures, operational intelligence, and event processing. Able to bridge the gap between business and IT, Nelson works with his customers to identify and define the appropriate use of various technologies and architectures.

As CTO of TIBCO Software’s Strategic Enablement Group (SEG), Nelson Petracek brings close to 20 years of experience to his customers. A strong technology evangelist, Nelson specializes in the areas of messaging, microservices, cloud and on-premise integration, event-driven architectures, operational intelligence, and event processing. Able to bridge the gap between business and IT, Nelson works with his customers to identify and define the appropriate use of various technologies and architectures.

Sessions conducted by Nelson Petracek

  • Extending Blockchain To Enterprise...
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Nic Raboy

https://www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com

Nic is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has released several native and hybrid mobile applications to iTunes and Google Play and writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile app development easier to understand. He has experience in Unity3D, Apache Cordova, Java, NoSQL, SQL, and Node.js.

Nic is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has released several native and hybrid mobile applications to iTunes and Google Play and writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile app development easier to understand. He has experience in Unity3D, Apache Cordova, Java, NoSQL, SQL, and Node.js.

Sessions conducted by Nic Raboy

  • Full Stack Development with JavaScript and...
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Nikhil Rati

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

I am a student at the University of Arizona, majoring in MIS. I will be starting school at the University of Southern California in Spring 2018, as a Business major with an emphasis in Information Systems. I am experienced in the Internet of Things.

I am a student at the University of Arizona, majoring in MIS. I will be starting school at the University of Southern California in Spring 2018, as a Business major with an emphasis in Information Systems. I am experienced in the Internet of Things.

Sessions conducted by Nikhil Rati

  • The Internet of Things, and Why it is the...
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Jon Reid

http://qualitycoding.org/

I’ve been practicing Test Driven Development (TDD) since 2001, and applying it to Objective-C since 2005 (and recently Swift). I’m the author of OCHamcrest and OCMockito. Once upon a time, a wonderful book about object-oriented design came out called Design Patterns. Hungry for more, I searched the web and found the very first wiki, c2.com. It was filled with discussions about design patterns, discussion of different styles of wiki use, and another new thing called Extreme Programming. I learned about the Extreme practices, including “test-first programming” — later renamed Test Driven Development. I began teaching on best practices at my work, wherever that happened to be. I wanted to share with more people, so I started blogging. Speaking engagements followed. I am now available for on-site training and consulting / code reviews.

I’ve been practicing Test Driven Development (TDD) since 2001, and applying it to Objective-C since 2005 (and recently Swift). I’m the author of OCHamcrest and OCMockito. Once upon a time, a wonderful book about object-oriented design came out called Design Patterns. Hungry for more, I searched the web and found the very first wiki, c2.com. It was filled with discussions about design patterns, discussion of different styles of wiki use, and another new thing called Extreme Programming. I learned about the Extreme practices, including “test-first programming” — later renamed Test Driven Development. I began teaching on best practices at my work, wherever that happened to be. I wanted to share with more people, so I started blogging. Speaking engagements followed. I am now available for on-site training and consulting / code reviews.

Sessions conducted by Jon Reid

  • Intro to Test Driven Development
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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

  • There Is No Such Thing as a Microservice!
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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

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

  • Bitcoin Blcokchain - New Money
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Vishal Saxena

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Vishal Saxena

  • Azure Enabled IOT with IOT hub, Win10 IOT,...
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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. 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. 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

  • Azure Functions and Event Grid
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Zafar Shahid

http://linkedin.com/in/zafarshahid

Dr. Zafar Shahid is an accomplished Multimedia Engineer with over 15 years of experience in real-time systems, multimedia stacks, applications and team- management. with ever increasing responsibilities in embedded, and desktop systems on Windows and Linux platforms. His experience spans big companies as Technicolor & Nvidia, and several start-ups. He has shipped several products successfully over the last decade. On the other hand, he has authored devised several algorithms which solved the problems on real-time protection for content storage and distribution. He has 3 books and over 40 internal publications and patents. He has extensively talked at international schools, conferences and technical workshops in morethan 10 countries.

Dr. Zafar Shahid is an accomplished Multimedia Engineer with over 15 years of experience in real-time systems, multimedia stacks, applications and team- management. with ever increasing responsibilities in embedded, and desktop systems on Windows and Linux platforms. His experience spans big companies as Technicolor & Nvidia, and several start-ups. He has shipped several products successfully over the last decade. On the other hand, he has authored devised several algorithms which solved the problems on real-time protection for content storage and distribution. He has 3 books and over 40 internal publications and patents. He has extensively talked at international schools, conferences and technical workshops in morethan 10 countries.

Sessions conducted by Zafar Shahid

  • Zero Configuration Networking
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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

  • How to Write Code Others Won’t Hate
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Abhinav Shroff

http://ww.oracle.com

Abhinav Shroff works as a Principal Product Manager at Oracle. He is a seasoned professional with wide experience in Middleware and Cloud technologies. He is responsible for evangelizing Oracle Developer Cloud Services with the developer community. His areas of expertise are DevOps, Java, and Mobility. He is an active speaker at technical conferences including Java One, Oracle Open World, AIOUG, OTN to name a few and has delivered many technology workshops and sessions.

Abhinav Shroff works as a Principal Product Manager at Oracle. He is a seasoned professional with wide experience in Middleware and Cloud technologies. He is responsible for evangelizing Oracle Developer Cloud Services with the developer community. His areas of expertise are DevOps, Java, and Mobility. He is an active speaker at technical conferences including Java One, Oracle Open World, AIOUG, OTN to name a few and has delivered many technology workshops and sessions.

Sessions conducted by Abhinav Shroff

  • DevOps for building Polyglot Microservices -...
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Muhammad Siddiqi

http://alternatestack.com

Muhammad has been serving the Microsoft Enterprise Development world for more that 12 years. During this time he has worked in public sector, marketing and advertising & banking and finance industries. He is a recipient of Microsoft Community Contributor Award in 2011. He is an author and a passionate blogger. He is a co-author of "MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight & WPF". [http://shujaat.net]

Muhammad has been serving the Microsoft Enterprise Development world for more that 12 years. During this time he has worked in public sector, marketing and advertising & banking and finance industries. He is a recipient of Microsoft Community Contributor Award in 2011. He is an author and a passionate blogger. He is a co-author of "MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight & WPF". [http://shujaat.net]

Sessions conducted by Muhammad Siddiqi

  • Swagger and Open API Specifications (OAS)
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Qirfiraz Siddiqui

http://www.cellsoul.com

Qirfiraz Siddiqui is an Electronics Engineer with over 37 years of professional experience, in Asia, Africa, Middle East & North America. He is CEO of California based CellSoul, Inc., which focuses on educational usage of NFC technology, an area which he pioneered and holds a patent. His current interest is NFC usage to create more reliable & authenticated social networks which can serve as neural networks of a global mind.

Qirfiraz Siddiqui is an Electronics Engineer with over 37 years of professional experience, in Asia, Africa, Middle East & North America. He is CEO of California based CellSoul, Inc., which focuses on educational usage of NFC technology, an area which he pioneered and holds a patent. His current interest is NFC usage to create more reliable & authenticated social networks which can serve as neural networks of a global mind.

Sessions conducted by Qirfiraz Siddiqui

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology as...
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Cathy Simpson

http://www.agilelearninglabs.com

Cathy Simpson is a scrum trainer, agile coach, and Certified Scrum Professional with a passion for transforming the world of work to be more productive, creative and fun. She combines a warm energetic style with engaging training material and insights learned in the trenches at companies ranging from large financial institutions to small start-ups to create light bulb moments for her clients and course participants, with a good dose of humor thrown in. Besides training people in scrum, Cathy is passionate about mentoring women and girls in STEM, the intersection of art and technology, whimsy, and a good glass of red wine.

Cathy Simpson is a scrum trainer, agile coach, and Certified Scrum Professional with a passion for transforming the world of work to be more productive, creative and fun. She combines a warm energetic style with engaging training material and insights learned in the trenches at companies ranging from large financial institutions to small start-ups to create light bulb moments for her clients and course participants, with a good dose of humor thrown in. Besides training people in scrum, Cathy is passionate about mentoring women and girls in STEM, the intersection of art and technology, whimsy, and a good glass of red wine.

Sessions conducted by Cathy Simpson

  • Your User Stories Are Too Big!
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Cindy Solomon

http://www.startupproduct.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Cindy Solomon

  • Introduction To The Lean Definition Process
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David Spark

http://www.sparkmediasolutions.com/

David Spark is a veteran tech journalist, owner of the B2B tech content marketing firm Spark Media Solutions, and author of “Three Feet from Seven Figures: One-on-One Engagement Techniques to Get More Leads at Trade Shows.” Spark blogs at SparkMinute.com and on Forbes. For weekly tech and media news, subscribe to his weekly podcast, Tear Down Show, and for content marketing tips, subscribe to the Spark Media Solutions YouTube channel.

David Spark is a veteran tech journalist, owner of the B2B tech content marketing firm Spark Media Solutions, and author of “Three Feet from Seven Figures: One-on-One Engagement Techniques to Get More Leads at Trade Shows.” Spark blogs at SparkMinute.com and on Forbes. For weekly tech and media news, subscribe to his weekly podcast, Tear Down Show, and for content marketing tips, subscribe to the Spark Media Solutions YouTube channel.

Sessions conducted by David Spark

  • Business Networking Pickup Lines for...
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Arun Sriraman

http://www.arunsriraman.com

At Platform9 Systems I work on everything networking with deeper focus on Kubernetes and Openstack. Writing code to solve interesting problems gets me on and recently I've been dabbling with the internals of container technology. Before Platform9, I've worked with Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks and Siemens. I hold a Masters in Computer Networking degree from North Carolina State University. My interests are in the field of Computer Networks, Virtualization, Cloud computing, Operating systems, System architecture and recently Machine learning.

At Platform9 Systems I work on everything networking with deeper focus on Kubernetes and Openstack. Writing code to solve interesting problems gets me on and recently I've been dabbling with the internals of container technology. Before Platform9, I've worked with Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks and Siemens. I hold a Masters in Computer Networking degree from North Carolina State University. My interests are in the field of Computer Networks, Virtualization, Cloud computing, Operating systems, System architecture and recently Machine learning.

Sessions conducted by Arun Sriraman

  • Container and Kubernetes networking 101
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Marcus Stephan

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

Highly experienced Software Developer and project manager with a successful track record in established small and large companies. Certified as ZCE (ZEND Certified Engineer). Specialized in web and mobile business, distributed systems and agile methods, with more than 20 years experience and proven expertise

Highly experienced Software Developer and project manager with a successful track record in established small and large companies. Certified as ZCE (ZEND Certified Engineer). Specialized in web and mobile business, distributed systems and agile methods, with more than 20 years experience and proven expertise

Sessions conducted by Marcus Stephan

Mickey Stuewe

http://www.red-gate.com/

Mickey Stuewe has been working with SQL Server since 6.5. That gives her over 20 years of experience. She has not only been a database developer, but also an application developer, even before Visual Studio existed. She is now thankful to be focusing on database design, t-SQL development, and query optimization. She also has a habit of enjoying SSIS. She has bloged on her website mickeystuewe.com and has contributed to sites such as SQL Server Central and SQL Server Pro. She enjoys presenting at PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, User Groups and other events. When she is not immersed in SQL related activities, she enjoys action movies, art, reading, and laughing. She laughs loudly and often...just ask her children.

Mickey Stuewe has been working with SQL Server since 6.5. That gives her over 20 years of experience. She has not only been a database developer, but also an application developer, even before Visual Studio existed. She is now thankful to be focusing on database design, t-SQL development, and query optimization. She also has a habit of enjoying SSIS. She has bloged on her website mickeystuewe.com and has contributed to sites such as SQL Server Central and SQL Server Pro. She enjoys presenting at PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, User Groups and other events. When she is not immersed in SQL related activities, she enjoys action movies, art, reading, and laughing. She laughs loudly and often...just ask her children.

Sessions conducted by Mickey Stuewe

  • Keeping your SQL Objects Safe In Development
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Richard Süselbeck

https://developer.here.com

At some point in the '90s, a very young Richard rather enjoyed Indiana Jones and therefore decided to become an archaeologist. To prepare for this bright future, he got himself a summer job on an archaeological dig. It turned out to be a very rainy summer. There were no rolling boulders. One evening the man in charge took him aside, looked at him with haunted eyes, and said: "Don't become an archaeologist." So, Richard got himself a PhD in distributed systems instead and embarked on a career in tech. At some point, he took a wrong turn and got lost in the middle of Mongolia. That day he realized the importance of location data. This led him to become a Senior Developer Evangelist at HERE Technologies where he helps developers find their way using map and location APIs.

At some point in the '90s, a very young Richard rather enjoyed Indiana Jones and therefore decided to become an archaeologist. To prepare for this bright future, he got himself a summer job on an archaeological dig. It turned out to be a very rainy summer. There were no rolling boulders. One evening the man in charge took him aside, looked at him with haunted eyes, and said: "Don't become an archaeologist." So, Richard got himself a PhD in distributed systems instead and embarked on a career in tech. At some point, he took a wrong turn and got lost in the middle of Mongolia. That day he realized the importance of location data. This led him to become a Senior Developer Evangelist at HERE Technologies where he helps developers find their way using map and location APIs.

Sessions conducted by Richard Süselbeck

  • Intro to Map and Location APIs
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Sumant Tambe

http://cpptruths.blogspot.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Sumant Tambe

Troy Taylor

http://grapecity.com

Troy Taylor likes stepping outside of his job role as one of GrapeCity's technical engagement engineers to have an impact in other aspects of the company's business. Troy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science before joining the GrapeCity team a year and a half ago.

Troy Taylor likes stepping outside of his job role as one of GrapeCity's technical engagement engineers to have an impact in other aspects of the company's business. Troy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science before joining the GrapeCity team a year and a half ago.

Sessions conducted by Troy Taylor

  • Extending Components in Angular
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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

  • Kubernetes – Hands-On Demos for Container...
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Peter Thoeny

http://twiki.org/

Founder & CTO of TWiki.org, a leading enterprise collaboration platform. Trying to get more open source contributors hooked on TWiki. Inventor of Structured Wikis. Co-author of Wikis for Dummies. Speaker. Open source & enterprise collaboration advocate. Tweeting @twiki & @peterthoeny.

Founder & CTO of TWiki.org, a leading enterprise collaboration platform. Trying to get more open source contributors hooked on TWiki. Inventor of Structured Wikis. Co-author of Wikis for Dummies. Speaker. Open source & enterprise collaboration advocate. Tweeting @twiki & @peterthoeny.

Sessions conducted by Peter Thoeny

  • Regular Expressions, To Match Or Not, That is...
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Ray Tsang

https://twitter.com/saturnism

#Cloud Developer Advocate @Google. Loves #Java. Lives in NYC.Creator of @JDeferred. Ex @JBoss, @RedHatSoftware, @Accenture. Speaker biography Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences since 2002. Ray has built mobile applications & micropayment systems as an independent contractor. During his time in Taiwan, Ray has built IT systems for Taiwanese government for a large scale search engine, electronic customs record management, and more. At Accenture, Ray was a team lead for a SOA deployment at a utilities company, building out common frameworks for messaging and service tracing. Moreover, Ray was an architect leading teams to implement online booking channels for a global hospitality company. During Ray's time at Red Hat, he was specialized in Java middleware, and contributing to open source projects such as Infinispan. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures. Ray is currently a Developer Advocate at Google. Follow Ray on Twitter @saturnism (https://twitter.com/saturnism)

#Cloud Developer Advocate @Google. Loves #Java. Lives in NYC.Creator of @JDeferred. Ex @JBoss, @RedHatSoftware, @Accenture. Speaker biography Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences since 2002. Ray has built mobile applications & micropayment systems as an independent contractor. During his time in Taiwan, Ray has built IT systems for Taiwanese government for a large scale search engine, electronic customs record management, and more. At Accenture, Ray was a team lead for a SOA deployment at a utilities company, building out common frameworks for messaging and service tracing. Moreover, Ray was an architect leading teams to implement online booking channels for a global hospitality company. During Ray's time at Red Hat, he was specialized in Java middleware, and contributing to open source projects such as Infinispan. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures. Ray is currently a Developer Advocate at Google. Follow Ray on Twitter @saturnism (https://twitter.com/saturnism)

Sessions conducted by Ray Tsang

  • Microservices w/ Kubernetes and Beyond with...
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Sastry Vedantam

http://www.mysql.com/

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

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

Sessions conducted by Sastry Vedantam

  • Deep Dive: Oracle MySQL Cloud Service
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Guy Vider

http://www.TravelingTechGuy.com

Guy has over 20 years of experience developing web apps, and managing development and deployment projects for web, mobile and cloud applications. Guy is currently the CTO of ExPOS Restaurant Analytics - a unique restaurant BI SaaS, and a consultant at Traveling Tech Guy consulting.

Guy has over 20 years of experience developing web apps, and managing development and deployment projects for web, mobile and cloud applications. Guy is currently the CTO of ExPOS Restaurant Analytics - a unique restaurant BI SaaS, and a consultant at Traveling Tech Guy consulting.

Sessions conducted by Guy Vider

  • Build Chrome Extensions using React/Webpack
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Ivan Wallis

http://www.venafi.com

Ivan Wallis, is a Senior Systems Engineer with Venafi. He brings over 15 years of systems engineering, key management, and security training experience towards enabling customers and partners to effectively architect and deliver data security solutions for enterprise customers. Past experience includes lead solutions architect role at Thales e-Security and SSH Communication Security, as well as solutions architect at Entrust. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Ivan is an active member of the local ISSA and ISC2 security community. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Systems from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.

Ivan Wallis, is a Senior Systems Engineer with Venafi. He brings over 15 years of systems engineering, key management, and security training experience towards enabling customers and partners to effectively architect and deliver data security solutions for enterprise customers. Past experience includes lead solutions architect role at Thales e-Security and SSH Communication Security, as well as solutions architect at Entrust. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Ivan is an active member of the local ISSA and ISC2 security community. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Systems from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.

Sessions conducted by Ivan Wallis

Andrew Webster

http://wisdomat.work

Andrew Webster is an agile mage. More properly, he’s an enterprise, team, and personal transformation coach and trainer, but who needs a job title that long? Andrew has worked in software development for 20 years; an agilist since 2004, certified as CSM, CSPO, and CSP, a certified NLP Master Practitioner, certified Training From The Back Of The Room trainer’s trainer, certified (but lousy) graphic facilitator, and certified Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator. So, he’s thoroughly proven to be certifiable. Previously working for giant clients like BBVA Compass, Visa, PayPal and Google subsidiary Nest, with over sixty projects under his belt, Andrew is currently writing a book on the social anthropology of work, and consulting with start-ups, small and medium sized companies.

Andrew Webster is an agile mage. More properly, he’s an enterprise, team, and personal transformation coach and trainer, but who needs a job title that long? Andrew has worked in software development for 20 years; an agilist since 2004, certified as CSM, CSPO, and CSP, a certified NLP Master Practitioner, certified Training From The Back Of The Room trainer’s trainer, certified (but lousy) graphic facilitator, and certified Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator. So, he’s thoroughly proven to be certifiable. Previously working for giant clients like BBVA Compass, Visa, PayPal and Google subsidiary Nest, with over sixty projects under his belt, Andrew is currently writing a book on the social anthropology of work, and consulting with start-ups, small and medium sized companies.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Webster

Chris Woodruff

https://www.jetbrains.com/

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody works for JetBrains as a Developer Advocate.

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody works for JetBrains as a Developer Advocate.

Sessions conducted by Chris Woodruff

  • Electron: Desktop Development For Web...
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Murat Yener

http://google.com

Murat Yener is a code geek, open source committer, Java Champion and ex-Google Developer Expert on Android, who is working at Google on Google Home. He is the author of Expert Android Studio and Professional Java EE Design Patterns books from Wiley. He has extensive experience with developing Android, Java, web, JavaEE, and OSGi applications, in addition to teaching courses and mentoring. Murat was an Eclipse committer and one of the initial committers of the Eclipse Libra project. Murat had been a user group leader at GDG Istanbul and in GDG San Francisco, organizing, participating, and speaking at events. He is also a regular speaker at major conferences such as DroidCon, JavaOne and Devoxx.

Murat Yener is a code geek, open source committer, Java Champion and ex-Google Developer Expert on Android, who is working at Google on Google Home. He is the author of Expert Android Studio and Professional Java EE Design Patterns books from Wiley. He has extensive experience with developing Android, Java, web, JavaEE, and OSGi applications, in addition to teaching courses and mentoring. Murat was an Eclipse committer and one of the initial committers of the Eclipse Libra project. Murat had been a user group leader at GDG Istanbul and in GDG San Francisco, organizing, participating, and speaking at events. He is also a regular speaker at major conferences such as DroidCon, JavaOne and Devoxx.

Sessions conducted by Murat Yener

  • Design Patterns with Kotlin
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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

  • 9 things every developer can do to be more...
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  • Developing for Mixed Reality and the HoloLens
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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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