Presenters

Mark Abramson

http://twitter.com/mark__a

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

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

Sessions conducted by Mark Abramson

  • 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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