Presenters

Shaun Abram

http://www.shaunabram.com

I'm a developer, technical lead and development manager, interested in software design, architecture and continuous deployment. I'm passionate about building quality software and like to write and speak about technology when I can. Northern Ireland native now happily based in San Francisco.

I'm a developer, technical lead and development manager, interested in software design, architecture and continuous deployment. I'm passionate about building quality software and like to write and speak about technology when I can. Northern Ireland native now happily based in San Francisco.

Sessions conducted by Shaun Abram

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    Testing in Production
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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

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    iOS: The Best Parts
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Augmented Reality for the masses
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  • 3:30 PM Sunday
    Accelerating Android Development with Google...
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Tammy Baker

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

Tammy has held a number of executive and management roles over the past 15 years, including vice president of engineering Cantaloupe Systems, vice president of engineering at Untangle, Inc., and vice president of engineering at E-Color. More recently, Tammy is vice president of engineering and CSO for Cantaloupe Systems which was recently acquired by USA Technologies.

Tammy has held a number of executive and management roles over the past 15 years, including vice president of engineering Cantaloupe Systems, vice president of engineering at Untangle, Inc., and vice president of engineering at E-Color. More recently, Tammy is vice president of engineering and CSO for Cantaloupe Systems which was recently acquired by USA Technologies.

Sessions conducted by Tammy Baker

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Ask the Expert: Q&A with Engineering Managers
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Andrew Bellay

https://straty.com

Andrew Bellay is a strategic, process-oriented, technical, entrepreneurial, and client-facing jack-of-all-trades. He’s founded 3 companies and worked with hundreds more as a technology strategist, designer, developer, advisor, and investor. Currently, Andrew runs MetaNeer Labs – a software development firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area – and writes for Straty.com. His formal education includes a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts from UT Austin, and a Masters of Science in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

Andrew Bellay is a strategic, process-oriented, technical, entrepreneurial, and client-facing jack-of-all-trades. He’s founded 3 companies and worked with hundreds more as a technology strategist, designer, developer, advisor, and investor. Currently, Andrew runs MetaNeer Labs – a software development firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area – and writes for Straty.com. His formal education includes a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts from UT Austin, and a Masters of Science in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Bellay

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    A Developer's Guide To Strategy
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Craig Berntson

http://www.craigberntson.com

Craig has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills. He writes the column "Software Gardening" in DotNet Curry Magazine and is the co-author of "Continuous Integration in .NET" available from Manning. He works as a Senior Software Engineer at HealthEquity.

Craig has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills. He writes the column "Software Gardening" in DotNet Curry Magazine and is the co-author of "Continuous Integration in .NET" available from Manning. He works as a Senior Software Engineer at HealthEquity.

Sessions conducted by Craig Berntson

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Clean Architecture
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Guinder Bhangoo

http://www.theden.io

Gurinder has been involved in the Crypto World since 2013. As an avid developer who always dabbled in new Tech, Gurinder has a large knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts, & Crypto Trading. Before getting into Blockchain he was building Android & iOS Apps and now he has created 2 Mobile Apps that run on his own private Blockchain. During the day, Gurinder Develops & Deploys Blockchains and Smart Contracts, During nights and weekends, he either teaches or oversees the Blockchain Education at DEN (Decentralized Education Nexus). There's nothing better to him than seeing that shine in people's eyes when they interact with a Smart Contract for the first time!

Gurinder has been involved in the Crypto World since 2013. As an avid developer who always dabbled in new Tech, Gurinder has a large knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts, & Crypto Trading. Before getting into Blockchain he was building Android & iOS Apps and now he has created 2 Mobile Apps that run on his own private Blockchain. During the day, Gurinder Develops & Deploys Blockchains and Smart Contracts, During nights and weekends, he either teaches or oversees the Blockchain Education at DEN (Decentralized Education Nexus). There's nothing better to him than seeing that shine in people's eyes when they interact with a Smart Contract for the first time!

Sessions conducted by Guinder Bhangoo

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Ethereum & Smart Contracts
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Andrew Brogdon

https://flutter.io

As an engineer on the Flutter developer relations team, Andrew is responsible for making it easy to get started and grow. If you've read articles about Flutter, downloaded sample code, or seen YouTube videos about how to put Flutter to work, chances are you've seen his stuff.

As an engineer on the Flutter developer relations team, Andrew is responsible for making it easy to get started and grow. If you've read articles about Flutter, downloaded sample code, or seen YouTube videos about how to put Flutter to work, chances are you've seen his stuff.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Brogdon

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Under the Hood with Flutter
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Josue Bustos

https://developer.samsung.com/

Josue is the lead technical evangelist at Samsung Electronics America, focusing his efforts to build and strengthen the designer and developer ecosystem in the United States and Canada. Before moving to the Bay area from Los Angeles, he was a developer champion at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, to cultivate and bolster the ARTIK IoT platform within the maker community. In LA, Josue produced large-scale unconferences for the tech and entrepreneur communities, painted murals overseas, and worked as an independent, full-stack, mobile-hybrid / iOS-native developer.

When not traveling coast to coast, Josue loves to make art, ride his single speed bike to nearby restaurants and explore new bay area hiking trails.

Josue is the lead technical evangelist at Samsung Electronics America, focusing his efforts to build and strengthen the designer and developer ecosystem in the United States and Canada. Before moving to the Bay area from Los Angeles, he was a developer champion at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, to cultivate and bolster the ARTIK IoT platform within the maker community. In LA, Josue produced large-scale unconferences for the tech and entrepreneur communities, painted murals overseas, and worked as an independent, full-stack, mobile-hybrid / iOS-native developer.

When not traveling coast to coast, Josue loves to make art, ride his single speed bike to nearby restaurants and explore new bay area hiking trails.

Sessions conducted by Josue Bustos

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Develop Galaxy Apps for Samsung Wearables
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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

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    TensorFlow in your Browser
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Andrew Champagne

http://www.globalfoundries.com

Software Developer for Global Foundries in Vermont. Interests are in becoming a better programming. When I'm not writing code I'm skiing, hiking and watching Star Craft esports.

Software Developer for Global Foundries in Vermont. Interests are in becoming a better programming. When I'm not writing code I'm skiing, hiking and watching Star Craft esports.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Champagne

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Software Development Process
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Vijo Cherian

http://plaira.io

Maker at heart and professional programmer in bay area for more than 18 years, Vijo has worked on various areas of Linux system. Vijo has developed firmware for 10G ethernet card, a smart watch. Vijo has also delivered Ruby on Rails application.

Maker at heart and professional programmer in bay area for more than 18 years, Vijo has worked on various areas of Linux system. Vijo has developed firmware for 10G ethernet card, a smart watch. Vijo has also delivered Ruby on Rails application.

Sessions conducted by Vijo Cherian

  • 3:30 PM Sunday
    Interfacing Lua and Ruby with C
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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

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Brief history of JavaScript Modules
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wesley chun

http://corepython.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by wesley chun

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Serverless computing with Python & JavaScript...
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  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Exploring Google APIs with Python &...
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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

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Microservices and Serverless Speaker Panel –...
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  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Are we there yet? A pragmatic look at quantum...
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Douglas Crockford

http://crockford.com

Douglas Crockford discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is also the author of _JavaScript: The Good Parts_. He has been called a guru, but he is actually more of a mahatma.

Douglas Crockford discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is also the author of _JavaScript: The Good Parts_. He has been called a guru, but he is actually more of a mahatma.

Sessions conducted by Douglas Crockford

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    How JavaScript Works
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  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Q&A With Douglas Crockford
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  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Web Panel with Douglas Crockford, Steve...
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Sara Daqiq

https://www.okta.com/

I love building great products to help businesses succeed in their goals. I currently work at Okta as a Developer Support. I work with Authentication and authorization every day. My work here is a beautiful intersection of hard skills and soft skills. I resolve customer’s most complex problems revolving around our platform products. In my free time, I enjoy biking, yoga, and surfing… Surfing the internet that is.

I love building great products to help businesses succeed in their goals. I currently work at Okta as a Developer Support. I work with Authentication and authorization every day. My work here is a beautiful intersection of hard skills and soft skills. I resolve customer’s most complex problems revolving around our platform products. In my free time, I enjoy biking, yoga, and surfing… Surfing the internet that is.

Sessions conducted by Sara Daqiq

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    OAuth 2.0 and OIDC
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Jayson DeLancey

https://here.com

Jayson DeLancey is a Senior Developer Evangelist / Advocate with HERE Technologies in Berkeley, CA where he focuses on the application of Location Technologies in software development. Jayson has been a software engineer for the past 15+ years with development experience at companies including DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon), Rackspace (OpenStack), General Electric (Python SDK), and The MathWorks (MATLAB). Jayson often speaks on Industrial IoT and other technical topics at conferences such as Gluecon, O'Reilly Software Architecture, Intel Developer Forum, etc. He participated in the Digital Volcano project that won a Webby Award and was covered by CNET, Popular Mechanics, Living Science, and CNBC.

Jayson DeLancey is a Senior Developer Evangelist / Advocate with HERE Technologies in Berkeley, CA where he focuses on the application of Location Technologies in software development. Jayson has been a software engineer for the past 15+ years with development experience at companies including DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon), Rackspace (OpenStack), General Electric (Python SDK), and The MathWorks (MATLAB). Jayson often speaks on Industrial IoT and other technical topics at conferences such as Gluecon, O'Reilly Software Architecture, Intel Developer Forum, etc. He participated in the Digital Volcano project that won a Webby Award and was covered by CNET, Popular Mechanics, Living Science, and CNBC.

Sessions conducted by Jayson DeLancey

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    The Location of Things from A to (X,Y,Z)
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Ryan Delucchi

http://www.banno.com

Ryan is a Principal Engineer for the Banno Group at Jack Henry & Associates, specializing in Pure Functional Programming in Scala. He has worked extensively with Scalaz, scalaz-streams, fs2, cats and http4s and has previously worked at Verizon Labs.

Ryan is a Principal Engineer for the Banno Group at Jack Henry & Associates, specializing in Pure Functional Programming in Scala. He has worked extensively with Scalaz, scalaz-streams, fs2, cats and http4s and has previously worked at Verizon Labs.

Sessions conducted by Ryan Delucchi

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Essentials for Reasonable Software Design
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Juanita Dion

https://twitter.com/juanita_dion

Juanita Dion is the Program Strategy Lead for IBM San Francisco City Developers' Advocacy team. She has wide diverse background with Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Music Education and Master degree in Electrical Engineering which her thesis is in Signal Processing Wireless Detection with a joined project effort with US Department of Defense and Virginia Tech R&D; later moved and transferred her scholarship to Michigan State University in Signal processing of fracture detection for Nuclear Facility. She joined IBM Information Management System Z with Java onDemand products, later expanded her expertise in areas of DevOps, Product Development, Release and Complex Program Management for Global technical teams. Her passion and expertise are to bring technical teams focusing on company’s big visions and break them down into executable deliverables aligning short and long terms customers’ success. She was 2012 YWCA Silicon Valley TWIN award recipient in Emerging Leaders category and was awarded as IBM Silicon Valley Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Juanita Dion is the Program Strategy Lead for IBM San Francisco City Developers' Advocacy team. She has wide diverse background with Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Music Education and Master degree in Electrical Engineering which her thesis is in Signal Processing Wireless Detection with a joined project effort with US Department of Defense and Virginia Tech R&D; later moved and transferred her scholarship to Michigan State University in Signal processing of fracture detection for Nuclear Facility. She joined IBM Information Management System Z with Java onDemand products, later expanded her expertise in areas of DevOps, Product Development, Release and Complex Program Management for Global technical teams. Her passion and expertise are to bring technical teams focusing on company’s big visions and break them down into executable deliverables aligning short and long terms customers’ success. She was 2012 YWCA Silicon Valley TWIN award recipient in Emerging Leaders category and was awarded as IBM Silicon Valley Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Sessions conducted by Juanita Dion

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Introduction to lifecycle of Data science and...
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Bill Enright

https://github.com/enright/lifta

Developer of lifta, a functional library for asynchronous work at the application level. 35+ years of experience in software development. Software engineering manager in the life sciences field. JavaScript and Node enthusiast in the wee hours. Strong interest in using functional approaches to building games and apps.

Developer of lifta, a functional library for asynchronous work at the application level. 35+ years of experience in software development. Software engineering manager in the life sciences field. JavaScript and Node enthusiast in the wee hours. Strong interest in using functional approaches to building games and apps.

Sessions conducted by Bill Enright

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Need a lifta?
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Paul Everitt

http://www.pauleveritt.org/

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

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

Sessions conducted by Paul Everitt

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Productive React/TypeScript/TDD: Love Story...
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Jeremy Foster

http://codefoster.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Jeremy Foster

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    IoT on the Edge
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Russell Fustino

http://www.wowza.com

Russ is a Developer Evangelist for Wowza and an Apress published book author, "Azure and Xamarin Forms". He’s a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement and Microsoft MVP 2013-2018 awards and is a Xamarin Certified developer for building cross-platform apps (e.g., the Endorsed Jethro Tull App). Russ is a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin and Component One. Follow @RussFustino and @WowzaDev.

Russ is a Developer Evangelist for Wowza and an Apress published book author, "Azure and Xamarin Forms". He’s a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement and Microsoft MVP 2013-2018 awards and is a Xamarin Certified developer for building cross-platform apps (e.g., the Endorsed Jethro Tull App). Russ is a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin and Component One. Follow @RussFustino and @WowzaDev.

Sessions conducted by Russell Fustino

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    How to build video streaming iOS and Android...
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Claudia Galvan

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Claudia Galvan

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Advancing your Career through technical...
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Luba Gloukhova

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

Luba Gloukhova facilitates and accelerates advanced research projects at a major R&D hub of the Silicon Valley. She supports Stanford GSB faculty by conceiving and generating innovative solutions that drive their cutting edge research. Luba also serves as the founding chair of Deep Learning World, the premier conference covering the commercial deployment of deep learning. Luba received her master's in analytics from the University of San Francisco and her bachelors in both applied math and economics from Berkeley. Before her current position in academic research, she gained industry experience in analytics consulting, high frequency trading analysis, catastrophe risk modeling, and quantitative marketing. Luba also teaches yoga and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Luba Gloukhova facilitates and accelerates advanced research projects at a major R&D hub of the Silicon Valley. She supports Stanford GSB faculty by conceiving and generating innovative solutions that drive their cutting edge research. Luba also serves as the founding chair of Deep Learning World, the premier conference covering the commercial deployment of deep learning. Luba received her master's in analytics from the University of San Francisco and her bachelors in both applied math and economics from Berkeley. Before her current position in academic research, she gained industry experience in analytics consulting, high frequency trading analysis, catastrophe risk modeling, and quantitative marketing. Luba also teaches yoga and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Sessions conducted by Luba Gloukhova

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Deep Learning: Capabilities Realized and New...
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Senthilkumar Gopal

http://sengopal.me

Senthilkumar Gopal works at eBay as an Identity Architect who leads and oversees Identity Infrastructure products consisting of Identity Linking Platform, OAuth Specification and Secure Token Storage/Authentication systems as part of the Identity platform. As the technology leader for these products, he helps determine direction and recommend strategy for Identity Platform as a whole and Identity Infrastructure in particular. He contributes to technology initiatives, architecture and influences implementation to garner measurable business improvements. He leads a focused and highly motivated scrum team of engineers with no dedicated testers or product owner. He is an engineer at heart who loves coding, refactoring and debugging crazy problems. Thrown into the foray of managing a team, he has built a strong group which delivers high quality products, but greatly motivated to push their limits. He has presented many technical talk for internal audiences and this will be his just his second talk as a rookie speaker in the external world.

Senthilkumar Gopal works at eBay as an Identity Architect who leads and oversees Identity Infrastructure products consisting of Identity Linking Platform, OAuth Specification and Secure Token Storage/Authentication systems as part of the Identity platform. As the technology leader for these products, he helps determine direction and recommend strategy for Identity Platform as a whole and Identity Infrastructure in particular. He contributes to technology initiatives, architecture and influences implementation to garner measurable business improvements. He leads a focused and highly motivated scrum team of engineers with no dedicated testers or product owner. He is an engineer at heart who loves coding, refactoring and debugging crazy problems. Thrown into the foray of managing a team, he has built a strong group which delivers high quality products, but greatly motivated to push their limits. He has presented many technical talk for internal audiences and this will be his just his second talk as a rookie speaker in the external world.

Sessions conducted by Senthilkumar Gopal

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    10 steps to build a strong Token based API...
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Vidal Graupera

http://vidalgraupera.com/

Vidal Graupera is an experienced engineering leader. He hosts the popular "Managers Club" website where you will find interviews with top engineering leaders and managers at https://www.managersclub.com. Vidal works as an Engineering Manager at Uber. Vidal holds engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern CA. He also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University. Vidal is a co-author of "Pro Smartphone Cross-Platform Development: iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android Development and Distribution" from Apress.

Vidal Graupera is an experienced engineering leader. He hosts the popular "Managers Club" website where you will find interviews with top engineering leaders and managers at https://www.managersclub.com. Vidal works as an Engineering Manager at Uber. Vidal holds engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern CA. He also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University. Vidal is a co-author of "Pro Smartphone Cross-Platform Development: iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android Development and Distribution" from Apress.

Sessions conducted by Vidal Graupera

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    What I Learned from Interviewing 50...
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Arun Gupta

http://blog.arungupta.me

Arun Gupta is a Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He has built and led developer communities for 12+ years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for four years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific blogger, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

Arun Gupta is a Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He has built and led developer communities for 12+ years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for four years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific blogger, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

Sessions conducted by Arun Gupta

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Java developer’s journey in Kubernetes land
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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

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Learn Basics of Artificial Intelligence with...
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Paul Hacker

http://paulhacker.net

Paul Hacker, a DevOps Architect with Microsoft, has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in DevOps, ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server and VSTS. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year between 2006 - 2017. Paul is based in Zionsville Indiana, near Indianapolis.

Paul Hacker, a DevOps Architect with Microsoft, has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in DevOps, ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server and VSTS. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year between 2006 - 2017. Paul is based in Zionsville Indiana, near Indianapolis.

Sessions conducted by Paul Hacker

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    How Microsoft Does DevOps
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Nuri Halperin

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Nuri Halperin

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    MongoDB First Steps
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  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    MongoDB Aggregation like a Champ!
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Marcus Hellberg

http://vaadin.com

Marcus Hellberg is the lead developer advocate at Vaadin, helping developers learn about modern web technologies like Web Components and Progressive Web Applications. His background is in embedded systems but has worked on everything web related for the past 15+ years.

Marcus Hellberg is the lead developer advocate at Vaadin, helping developers learn about modern web technologies like Web Components and Progressive Web Applications. His background is in embedded systems but has worked on everything web related for the past 15+ years.

Sessions conducted by Marcus Hellberg

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Learn PWA With Live Coding (Progressive Web...
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Bryan Hughes

https://nebri.us

Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, and Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool. 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, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, and Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool. 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

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    TypeScript in Practice
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  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    Understanding Functions and "this" in the...
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Brad Irby

http://www.bradirby.com/

Brad is an accomplished .NET software architect specializing in Domain Driven Design and Event Driven Architectures. Over his 30 year professional career, Brad has built web applications for Adidas, Kashi, Gap, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Aptos, and many others. Brads specialty is migrating existing .NET applications to a DDD architecture and EDA without system downtime. Brad has been the organizer of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley .NET user groups, and is frequent speaker on technical software topics throughout the US, South America, and Europe. Brad has written a book on Reengineering .NET published by Adison Wesley.

Brad is an accomplished .NET software architect specializing in Domain Driven Design and Event Driven Architectures. Over his 30 year professional career, Brad has built web applications for Adidas, Kashi, Gap, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Aptos, and many others. Brads specialty is migrating existing .NET applications to a DDD architecture and EDA without system downtime. Brad has been the organizer of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley .NET user groups, and is frequent speaker on technical software topics throughout the US, South America, and Europe. Brad has written a book on Reengineering .NET published by Adison Wesley.

Sessions conducted by Brad Irby

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Event Driven Architecture – Enabling...
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Microservices and Serverless Speaker Panel –...
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Suyash Joshi

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

Suyash Joshi is a Developer Advocate at Oracle for Cloud, Mobile, AI and ChatBots and. Prior to his current job, he was a software engineer for 6 years developing and designing modern enterprise grade mobile applications. He is also a performing magician and passionate about STEAM education. He also enjoys organizing events and speaking on various at meetups/conferences and participating at hackthons on the weekends.

Suyash Joshi is a Developer Advocate at Oracle for Cloud, Mobile, AI and ChatBots and. Prior to his current job, he was a software engineer for 6 years developing and designing modern enterprise grade mobile applications. He is also a performing magician and passionate about STEAM education. He also enjoys organizing events and speaking on various at meetups/conferences and participating at hackthons on the weekends.

Sessions conducted by Suyash Joshi

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Conversational Interface for Alexa and...
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Jon Kalb

http://exceptionsafecode.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Jon Kalb

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    Common C++ Optimizations
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Nik Kalyani

http://www.kalyani.com

Entrepreneur, co-founder/cto WhenHub, co-founder DotNetNuke; blockchain tinkerer; STEAM educator; Microsoft MVP; maker; geek; creative thinker; husband; dad

Entrepreneur, co-founder/cto WhenHub, co-founder DotNetNuke; blockchain tinkerer; STEAM educator; Microsoft MVP; maker; geek; creative thinker; husband; dad

Sessions conducted by Nik Kalyani

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Introduction to Smart Contract Development
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Andrew Karcher

http://www.andrewkarcher.com

Andrew is a Data Professional that is super passionate about the ability of data to drive change in our world, work, and personal lives. He has over 15 years of experience across multiple roles, companies and technologies. A passion for learning is core to how I approach life. Over 10+ years I have spoken at User Groups, Code Camps, SQL Saturdays and Conferences along with supporting my local community as a SQL Saturday Organizer, User Group leader, and advocate for community involvement for all technology professionals. I was also recognized by Microsoft as a four-time SQL Server MVP for my technical community contributions.

Andrew is a Data Professional that is super passionate about the ability of data to drive change in our world, work, and personal lives. He has over 15 years of experience across multiple roles, companies and technologies. A passion for learning is core to how I approach life. Over 10+ years I have spoken at User Groups, Code Camps, SQL Saturdays and Conferences along with supporting my local community as a SQL Saturday Organizer, User Group leader, and advocate for community involvement for all technology professionals. I was also recognized by Microsoft as a four-time SQL Server MVP for my technical community contributions.

Sessions conducted by Andrew Karcher

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Foundations of a Data Driven Organization
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Ron Kleinman

http://.

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

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

Sessions conducted by Ron Kleinman

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    How to Think like a Software Architect
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srinivas kocharlakota

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kocharlakota-srinivas-86165a55/

18 years of product development experience involving technologies that span multiple disciplines including embedded electronics,sensors, cloud computing serving as hands on engineering manager at LG Electronics .He leads IOT engineering group in LG electronics

18 years of product development experience involving technologies that span multiple disciplines including embedded electronics,sensors, cloud computing serving as hands on engineering manager at LG Electronics .He leads IOT engineering group in LG electronics

Sessions conducted by srinivas kocharlakota

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Android Device Drivers: Implementing Android...
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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

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Big Data - the Biggest Fad of the Decade
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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

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Managing in an Agile World
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Ask the Expert: Q&A with Engineering Managers
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Upkar Lidder

http://upkarlidder.com/blog

Upkar Lidder is a Full Stack Developer and Data Wrangler with strong experience in NodeJS and Python. Upkar has worked in the tech industry in a variety of roles over the past decade. Current passions include enjoying various kinds of Ramen, hiking, tennis and learning the magic behind ML. Always up for a chat over good coffee and/or beer.

Upkar Lidder is a Full Stack Developer and Data Wrangler with strong experience in NodeJS and Python. Upkar has worked in the tech industry in a variety of roles over the past decade. Current passions include enjoying various kinds of Ramen, hiking, tennis and learning the magic behind ML. Always up for a chat over good coffee and/or beer.

Sessions conducted by Upkar Lidder

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Introduction to Chatbots
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Kevin Lu

http://kelu@paypal.com

Kevin Lu is a software engineer at PayPal developing various Kafka components. He holds a degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Kevin first discovered his passion for coding in high school, when he developed plug-ins for Minecraft.

Kevin Lu is a software engineer at PayPal developing various Kafka components. He holds a degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Kevin first discovered his passion for coding in high school, when he developed plug-ins for Minecraft.

Sessions conducted by Kevin Lu

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    400 Billion Messages a Day with Kafka at...
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Mickey W. Mantle

http://managingtheunmanageable.net

Mickey has been developing software systems and products for over 40 years, as a systems programmer, Tech Lead, Manager, VP Engineering, CTO, COO, and now CEO/CTO of his own company. During this time he has contributed to several notable companies, including computer graphics pioneer Evans & Sutherland (E&S), Pixar, Broderbund Software, and Gracenote – always in a technical leadership role. He continues developing software at Wanderful (see wanderfulstorybooks.com), developing and publishing Apps for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. Working with co-author Ron Lichty, they wrote the book “Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams”. Published by Addison Wesley, this book distills their experience of over 70 combined years developing software and managing programmers and has received many accolades including being favorably compared to The Mythical Man Month and Peopleware (see managingtheunmanageable.net).

Mickey has been developing software systems and products for over 40 years, as a systems programmer, Tech Lead, Manager, VP Engineering, CTO, COO, and now CEO/CTO of his own company. During this time he has contributed to several notable companies, including computer graphics pioneer Evans & Sutherland (E&S), Pixar, Broderbund Software, and Gracenote – always in a technical leadership role. He continues developing software at Wanderful (see wanderfulstorybooks.com), developing and publishing Apps for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. Working with co-author Ron Lichty, they wrote the book “Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams”. Published by Addison Wesley, this book distills their experience of over 70 combined years developing software and managing programmers and has received many accolades including being favorably compared to The Mythical Man Month and Peopleware (see managingtheunmanageable.net).

Sessions conducted by Mickey W. Mantle

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know! Insights...
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Ask the Expert: Q&A with Engineering Managers
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Ramona Maxwell

http://www.solverinc.com

Ramona Maxwell | Enterprise Platform Architect | 650-800-3995 Pivotal Cloud Foundry Regional Lead at Magenic Technologies, Inc. creating platform solutions for enterprise and government clients. Recent blog posts: https://magenic.com/thinking/enterprise-content-migration-success-factors |---| 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 | Enterprise Platform Architect | 650-800-3995 Pivotal Cloud Foundry Regional Lead at Magenic Technologies, Inc. creating platform solutions for enterprise and government clients. Recent blog posts: https://magenic.com/thinking/enterprise-content-migration-success-factors |---| 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

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Platform Agnostic Application Development...
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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

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Cracking the Product Manager Interview
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  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Cracking the Coding Interview
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Interview Like Google (or not)-But Better!
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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

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    Recursion and Dynamic Programming for...
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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

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    C++ Web Servers and APIs
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Tony Morelan

https://program.developer.samsung.com/

Senior Developer Evangelist at Samsung with 15+ years in the developer space. The vision and passion that are at the core of Samsung’s innovation are what I want to be a part of — work on a team towards a common goal, share knowledge, inspire others, explore new techniques and develop strategies.

Senior Developer Evangelist at Samsung with 15+ years in the developer space. The vision and passion that are at the core of Samsung’s innovation are what I want to be a part of — work on a team towards a common goal, share knowledge, inspire others, explore new techniques and develop strategies.

Sessions conducted by Tony Morelan

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Develop Galaxy Apps for Samsung Wearables
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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

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Developing Microcontroller Appilcations with...
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Aswani Nerella

https://github.com/aswani521

Aswani Nerella is a developer and architect at Blueshift (www.blueshift.com). Blueshift’s technology enables launching direct customer engagement at scale by combining behavioral data, AI and cross channel automation in an unified product. Aswani is the co-inventor of PLaSMA (Personalization Language for Segment-­-of-­-One Marketing Automation), a language that enables combining real time context of a user with pre-­- computed product rankings based on their most recent behavior, CRM attributes or inferred affinities. Aswani has built Cassandra and REDIS backed microservices which serve huge amount of traffic at low latencies. Previously, Aswani managed the Groupon Goods team and was instrumental in bringing up the 1st version of the node.js version of groupon.com/goods site.

Aswani Nerella is a developer and architect at Blueshift (www.blueshift.com). Blueshift’s technology enables launching direct customer engagement at scale by combining behavioral data, AI and cross channel automation in an unified product. Aswani is the co-inventor of PLaSMA (Personalization Language for Segment-­-of-­-One Marketing Automation), a language that enables combining real time context of a user with pre-­- computed product rankings based on their most recent behavior, CRM attributes or inferred affinities. Aswani has built Cassandra and REDIS backed microservices which serve huge amount of traffic at low latencies. Previously, Aswani managed the Groupon Goods team and was instrumental in bringing up the 1st version of the node.js version of groupon.com/goods site.

Sessions conducted by Aswani Nerella

  • 3:30 PM Sunday
    Dissecting Dynamo: Highly available key value...
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Tony Nguyen

http://www.itu.edu

Tony Nguyen is a computer software professional with over 25 years of experiences. Currently he is a software architect at a privately-funded startup Orna.AI, after a 20-year career in software engineering at Cisco Systems. Tony is a faculty at ITU since 2014. Tony also teaches various Computer Information System courses at De Anza College and San Jose City College. Tony is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a Master degree in Computer Engineering in 1993. He also completed master-level certificates in Information Security and Project Management at the Villanova University. Tony was awarded the U.S. Patent 6546420 titled "Aggregating information about network message flows" for his innovative work with colleagues at Cisco Systems in 2003. Tony Nguyen research interests include: cloud system security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics

Tony Nguyen is a computer software professional with over 25 years of experiences. Currently he is a software architect at a privately-funded startup Orna.AI, after a 20-year career in software engineering at Cisco Systems. Tony is a faculty at ITU since 2014. Tony also teaches various Computer Information System courses at De Anza College and San Jose City College. Tony is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a Master degree in Computer Engineering in 1993. He also completed master-level certificates in Information Security and Project Management at the Villanova University. Tony was awarded the U.S. Patent 6546420 titled "Aggregating information about network message flows" for his innovative work with colleagues at Cisco Systems in 2003. Tony Nguyen research interests include: cloud system security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics

Sessions conducted by Tony Nguyen

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Machine learning using the Keras Python...
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Dave Nielsen

http://www.davenielsen.net

As Head of Ecosystem Programs, Dave uses emerging technologies and open source projects like Microservices, Serverless & Kubernetes to bring the magic of Redis to the broader community. Dave has extensive ecosystem experience from his years of engagement in the web, cloud and big data trenches. Prior to Redis Labs, Dave led the relationship between Intel’s Deep Learning in Apache Spark project and public cloud providers; and at PayPal where he helped pioneer web api developer evangelism.

As Head of Ecosystem Programs, Dave uses emerging technologies and open source projects like Microservices, Serverless & Kubernetes to bring the magic of Redis to the broader community. Dave has extensive ecosystem experience from his years of engagement in the web, cloud and big data trenches. Prior to Redis Labs, Dave led the relationship between Intel’s Deep Learning in Apache Spark project and public cloud providers; and at PayPal where he helped pioneer web api developer evangelism.

Sessions conducted by Dave Nielsen

  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Top 10 Microservices with Redis
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Microservices and Serverless Speaker Panel –...
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  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Redis in Containers, and Kubernetes and...
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Kevin Nilson

http://www.javaclimber.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Kevin Nilson

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Web Panel with Douglas Crockford, Steve...
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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

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Web Panel with Douglas Crockford, Steve...
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Martin Omander

http://martinomander.com

Martin Omander works for Google in Mountain View, California. His job in the Developer Relations team is to help developers build better software, and improve Google's Cloud Platform to make it even better for that purpose. In his spare time he manages to sneak in some game programming. Before Google, Martin worked at string of startups in Silicon Valley as a software engineer.

Martin Omander works for Google in Mountain View, California. His job in the Developer Relations team is to help developers build better software, and improve Google's Cloud Platform to make it even better for that purpose. In his spare time he manages to sneak in some game programming. Before Google, Martin worked at string of startups in Silicon Valley as a software engineer.

Sessions conducted by Martin Omander

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Focus on Your Code, Not Your Infrastructure,...
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Manish Pandit

https://lobster1234.github.io

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 https://lobster1234.github.io

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 https://lobster1234.github.io

Sessions conducted by Manish Pandit

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Disaster Recovery - What, Why, and How
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Aarti Parikh

https://paypal.com

Aarti Parikh is a software engineer manager with a decade of experience building teams and products for the Internet, IoT and now Fintech. In her last project, she managed the wholesale rewrite of several C services to Go, which greatly reduced bugs and increased developer velocity.

Aarti Parikh is a software engineer manager with a decade of experience building teams and products for the Internet, IoT and now Fintech. In her last project, she managed the wholesale rewrite of several C services to Go, which greatly reduced bugs and increased developer velocity.

Sessions conducted by Aarti Parikh

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Getting Started with The Go Programming...
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Alejandra Quetzalli

http://educative.io

I'm Alejandra, founder of sheCodesNow.com. sheCodesNow empowers women who thought it was too late in their lives to join a bootcamp, moms who’ve been out of the work field, and women who thought they were “too shy” to do public speaking. We’ve encouraged, trained, and helped women become successful.

I'm Alejandra, founder of sheCodesNow.com. sheCodesNow empowers women who thought it was too late in their lives to join a bootcamp, moms who’ve been out of the work field, and women who thought they were “too shy” to do public speaking. We’ve encouraged, trained, and helped women become successful.

Sessions conducted by Alejandra Quetzalli

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    5 Ways sheCodesNow is changing Women’s Lives
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Nic Raboy

https://www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com

Nic is a Senior Developer Evangelist for HERE Technologies. 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 Senior Developer Evangelist for HERE Technologies. 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

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Powering an API with GraphQL, Golang, and...
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Sidharth Rajaram

http://sidrajaram.me

Sidharth is a high school senior with a strong interest in math and programming. As a big basketball junkie, he spends a lot of his time developing tools that perform analysis on NBA statistics. He also has some experience in iOS development, autonomous robots, natural language processing, and machine learning. Sid has worked with teams at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab as well as having done private contracting. Check out @sidharthrajaram on GitHub to take a look at some of his current and past projects.

Sidharth is a high school senior with a strong interest in math and programming. As a big basketball junkie, he spends a lot of his time developing tools that perform analysis on NBA statistics. He also has some experience in iOS development, autonomous robots, natural language processing, and machine learning. Sid has worked with teams at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab as well as having done private contracting. Check out @sidharthrajaram on GitHub to take a look at some of his current and past projects.

Sessions conducted by Sidharth Rajaram

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Web Scraping with Python
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Obaidur Rashid

https://www.ca.com/us.html

Obaidur Rashid (OB) has ~20 years of experience in Software Development. He has built highly scalable web/mobile applications across multiple domains. OB is an evangelizer of agile practices and has immense experience in building high-performance teams onshore and offshore. He is also a regular speaker at industry events. Currently, OB leads Engineering for the CA Privileged Access Manager product within the Security BU at CA Technologies. Before being asked to take on this challenge, he was the VP of Engineering for the CA PPM (Clarity) product also at CA Technologies. Before CA, he was the head of Engineering for the #1 cloud-based Talent Management suite of applications for the mid-market namely, Taleo Business Edition at Oracle/Taleo. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Engineering at StarCite responsible for all application development. Incidentally, he started his career at Oracle where he moved up to the role of an Architect and led key strategic initiatives. OB has a passion for teaching; he taught Database and advanced web application development courses in Java to college students on the side. OB has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Obaidur Rashid (OB) has ~20 years of experience in Software Development. He has built highly scalable web/mobile applications across multiple domains. OB is an evangelizer of agile practices and has immense experience in building high-performance teams onshore and offshore. He is also a regular speaker at industry events. Currently, OB leads Engineering for the CA Privileged Access Manager product within the Security BU at CA Technologies. Before being asked to take on this challenge, he was the VP of Engineering for the CA PPM (Clarity) product also at CA Technologies. Before CA, he was the head of Engineering for the #1 cloud-based Talent Management suite of applications for the mid-market namely, Taleo Business Edition at Oracle/Taleo. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Engineering at StarCite responsible for all application development. Incidentally, he started his career at Oracle where he moved up to the role of an Architect and led key strategic initiatives. OB has a passion for teaching; he taught Database and advanced web application development courses in Java to college students on the side. OB has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Sessions conducted by Obaidur Rashid

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Leadership Lessons People Learn the Hard Way
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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. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of Microservices.io, a pattern language for microservices, and is writing the book Microservice Patterns, which is available as a Manning MEAP. He provides microservices consulting and training to organizations that are adopting the microservice architecture and is working on his third startup Eventuate, an application platform for developing transactional microservices.

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. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of Microservices.io, a pattern language for microservices, and is writing the book Microservice Patterns, which is available as a Manning MEAP. He provides microservices consulting and training to organizations that are adopting the microservice architecture and is working on his third startup Eventuate, an application platform for developing transactional microservices.

Sessions conducted by Chris Richardson

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Microservices: Decomposing Applications for...
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  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Developing Asynchronous, Message-Driven...
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  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Microservices and Serverless Speaker Panel –...
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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

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Introduction to Understanding Deep Learning
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Pritam Roy

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

I am working as a Member of Consulting Staff at Mentor Graphics/CalyptoSystemsDivision. Prior to that, I was Consulting Engineer at Atrenta. I was a Post Doctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles during Jan-Dec 2010. Before that, I have completed my Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Dr. Luca de Alfaro. I spent the summer of 2009 in SRI International. I had done the summer internship of 2007 in NEC Research Lab, USA. I spent the summer of 2005 in Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) group at Microsoft Research Lab, Redmond, USA. I did B.Tech.(Hons) and M.S. from Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institue of Technology, Kharagpur.

I am working as a Member of Consulting Staff at Mentor Graphics/CalyptoSystemsDivision. Prior to that, I was Consulting Engineer at Atrenta. I was a Post Doctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles during Jan-Dec 2010. Before that, I have completed my Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Dr. Luca de Alfaro. I spent the summer of 2009 in SRI International. I had done the summer internship of 2007 in NEC Research Lab, USA. I spent the summer of 2005 in Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) group at Microsoft Research Lab, Redmond, USA. I did B.Tech.(Hons) and M.S. from Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institue of Technology, Kharagpur.

Sessions conducted by Pritam Roy

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Android Device Drivers: Deep Dive into...
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Sunil Sabat

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Sunil Sabat

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Securely developing and deploying multi cloud...
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Marek Sadowski

http://blumareks.blogspot.com

Marek Sadowski is a full stack developer advocate, a robotics startup founder and an entrepreneur. He has about 20 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa as a senior engineer and an IT architect in mobile, web, Java and integration technologies. As a graduate from the International Space University Marek pioneered in a research on VR goggles for the virtual reality system to control robots on Mars in NASA Ames. He founded a startup to deliver robotics solutions and services for space, military, and industrial sectors. Marek moved to Silicon Valley to promote IoT and robotics solutions driven in Swift, Node.js, Node.RED by mobile, AI and Cloud.

Marek Sadowski is a full stack developer advocate, a robotics startup founder and an entrepreneur. He has about 20 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa as a senior engineer and an IT architect in mobile, web, Java and integration technologies. As a graduate from the International Space University Marek pioneered in a research on VR goggles for the virtual reality system to control robots on Mars in NASA Ames. He founded a startup to deliver robotics solutions and services for space, military, and industrial sectors. Marek moved to Silicon Valley to promote IoT and robotics solutions driven in Swift, Node.js, Node.RED by mobile, AI and Cloud.

Sessions conducted by Marek Sadowski

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Serverless and Containers in the Cloud Age
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Aaron Sahagun

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-sahagun-pmi-acp-csm-psm-9134a03/

I am the group manager/section manager for the Technical Program Management Office (TPMO) Section/Group at Kyocera in the SF East Bay. Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) & Certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Prior to Kyocera & TubeMogul, Aaron founded Alumwire, Inc. where he project managed the development of Alumwire's proprietary video chat software during the early days of the Company in Berkeley, CA. He drove the Company’s strategic direction, business development and marketing activities as its CEO. Aaron was named by BusinessWeek as one of “The Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs”. Aaron was also featured on NBC, CBS and CNET. The initial sales of $100K+ from Alumwire’s Fortune 500 beta clients led to a $1.4 million dollar financing round. Aaron successfully exited Alumwire in 2011 (acquired by TalentCircles, Inc. in August, 2011). Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Aaron attended a private, technical high school in Los Angeles where he majored in computer science and developed games in Visual C++, C++, Visual Basic and Javascript. He programmed e-commerce web sites for several companies in the L.A. area during his teenage years.

I am the group manager/section manager for the Technical Program Management Office (TPMO) Section/Group at Kyocera in the SF East Bay. Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) & Certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Prior to Kyocera & TubeMogul, Aaron founded Alumwire, Inc. where he project managed the development of Alumwire's proprietary video chat software during the early days of the Company in Berkeley, CA. He drove the Company’s strategic direction, business development and marketing activities as its CEO. Aaron was named by BusinessWeek as one of “The Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs”. Aaron was also featured on NBC, CBS and CNET. The initial sales of $100K+ from Alumwire’s Fortune 500 beta clients led to a $1.4 million dollar financing round. Aaron successfully exited Alumwire in 2011 (acquired by TalentCircles, Inc. in August, 2011). Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Aaron attended a private, technical high school in Los Angeles where he majored in computer science and developed games in Visual C++, C++, Visual Basic and Javascript. He programmed e-commerce web sites for several companies in the L.A. area during his teenage years.

Sessions conducted by Aaron Sahagun

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Which Agile Framework Will Increase the ROI...
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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

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    Azure IoT Hub in action for developers
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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

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Android Device Drivers: Getting Started
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Sidharth Sharma

https://www.agora.io

Sid Sharma is leading the developer evangelism efforts at Agora.io. He has experience in both API and platform evangelism with heavy exposure in the CPaaS and real-time communications space. Sid started out as the first full time Developer Advocate at Nexmo and helped define the program while improving the developer experience which helped increase the API call rate by over 250% in 1.5 years. Afterwards, he joined CodinGame where he helped increase and engage their developer audience which grew by 3.5X during his time there to over 900k developers. Now at Agora.io, he has defined the developer relations program and has helped increase the number of active developers on the platform by 3X in just 7 months. Sid enjoys attending a variety of conferences covering a wide array of technologies, local meet-ups, and creating tutorials built off demos along with a variety of other activities within the developer community.

Sid Sharma is leading the developer evangelism efforts at Agora.io. He has experience in both API and platform evangelism with heavy exposure in the CPaaS and real-time communications space. Sid started out as the first full time Developer Advocate at Nexmo and helped define the program while improving the developer experience which helped increase the API call rate by over 250% in 1.5 years. Afterwards, he joined CodinGame where he helped increase and engage their developer audience which grew by 3.5X during his time there to over 900k developers. Now at Agora.io, he has defined the developer relations program and has helped increase the number of active developers on the platform by 3X in just 7 months. Sid enjoys attending a variety of conferences covering a wide array of technologies, local meet-ups, and creating tutorials built off demos along with a variety of other activities within the developer community.

Sessions conducted by Sidharth Sharma

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Developer Relations 101: What It Is And Why...
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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 Silicon Valley Code Camp, DevOpsDays, Java One, Oracle Open World, AIOUG, OTNYathra, Sangam, Oracle Code, GIDS to name a few and has delivered many technology workshops and sessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkP1eeaQbU0&t=2320s

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 Silicon Valley Code Camp, DevOpsDays, Java One, Oracle Open World, AIOUG, OTNYathra, Sangam, Oracle Code, GIDS to name a few and has delivered many technology workshops and sessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkP1eeaQbU0&t=2320s

Sessions conducted by Abhinav Shroff

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Terraform + Packer + Docker = Winning DevOps...
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Steve Souders

http://stevesouders.com/

Steve works at SpeedCurve on the interplay between performance and design. He previously served as Google's Head Performance Engineer, Chief Performance Yahoo!, and Chief Performance Officer at Fastly. Steve has pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, the HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly.

Steve works at SpeedCurve on the interplay between performance and design. He previously served as Google's Head Performance Engineer, Chief Performance Yahoo!, and Chief Performance Officer at Fastly. Steve has pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, the HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly.

Sessions conducted by Steve Souders

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Web Panel with Douglas Crockford, Steve...
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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

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast -...
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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

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    How to Ruin Any Software Development Project
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Burr Sutter

http://burrsutter.com

A lifelong developer advocate, community organizer, and technology evangelist, Burr Sutter is a featured speaker at technology events around the globe—from Bangalore to Brussels and Berlin to Beijing (and most parts in between)—he is currently Red Hat’s Director of Developer Experience. A Java Champion since 2005 and former president of the Atlanta Java User Group, Burr founded the DevNexus conference—now the second largest Java event in the U.S.—with the aim of making access to the world’s leading developers affordable to the developer community. When not speaking abroad, Burr is also the passionate creator and orchestrator of highly-interactive live demo keynotes at Red Hat Summit, the company’s premier annual event.

A lifelong developer advocate, community organizer, and technology evangelist, Burr Sutter is a featured speaker at technology events around the globe—from Bangalore to Brussels and Berlin to Beijing (and most parts in between)—he is currently Red Hat’s Director of Developer Experience. A Java Champion since 2005 and former president of the Atlanta Java User Group, Burr founded the DevNexus conference—now the second largest Java event in the U.S.—with the aim of making access to the world’s leading developers affordable to the developer community. When not speaking abroad, Burr is also the passionate creator and orchestrator of highly-interactive live demo keynotes at Red Hat Summit, the company’s premier annual event.

Sessions conducted by Burr Sutter

  • 1:00 PM Saturday
    Istio on Kubernetes: Smart Canaries, Dark...
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  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    Serverless Java on Kubernetes
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Saishruthi Swaminathan

https://developer.ibm.com/

Saishruthi Swaminathan is a developer advocate and data scientist in the IBM CODAIT team whose main focus is to democratize data and AI through open source technologies. She received her Bachelor degree in Electronics and Instrumentation and Masters in Electrical Engineering specializing in data science. She is also one of the active members in University AI research team. Her passion is to dive deep into the ocean of data, extract insights and use AI for social good. On a mission to spread the knowledge and experience, she acquired in her learning process through her blogs. LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/saishruthi-swaminathan/ Medium: https://medium.com/@saishruthi.tn

Saishruthi Swaminathan is a developer advocate and data scientist in the IBM CODAIT team whose main focus is to democratize data and AI through open source technologies. She received her Bachelor degree in Electronics and Instrumentation and Masters in Electrical Engineering specializing in data science. She is also one of the active members in University AI research team. Her passion is to dive deep into the ocean of data, extract insights and use AI for social good. On a mission to spread the knowledge and experience, she acquired in her learning process through her blogs. LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/saishruthi-swaminathan/ Medium: https://medium.com/@saishruthi.tn

Sessions conducted by Saishruthi Swaminathan

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Introduction to lifecycle of Data science and...
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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.

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.

Sessions conducted by Peter Thoeny

  • 12:45 PM Sunday
    Regular Expressions, To Match Or Not, That is...
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Miguel Torres

https://www.tibco.com

Miguel Torres is principal architect and a full-stack developer at TIBCO Software, responsible for leading the TIBCO blockchain lab as well as collaborating on open source project TIBCO Flogo. Miguel came to TIBCO in 2007 as a software engineer as part of TIBCO ActiveMatrix® BPM team in England, then moved to California to be part of TIBCO Enterprise Administrator, TIBCO Cloud Integration platform and TIBCO Flogo as an architect and developer. Miguel holds a software engineering degree from Cranfield University in England.

Miguel Torres is principal architect and a full-stack developer at TIBCO Software, responsible for leading the TIBCO blockchain lab as well as collaborating on open source project TIBCO Flogo. Miguel came to TIBCO in 2007 as a software engineer as part of TIBCO ActiveMatrix® BPM team in England, then moved to California to be part of TIBCO Enterprise Administrator, TIBCO Cloud Integration platform and TIBCO Flogo as an architect and developer. Miguel holds a software engineering degree from Cranfield University in England.

Sessions conducted by Miguel Torres

  • 10:45 AM Sunday
    Extending Blockchain to IoT
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Aza Tulepbergenov

https://twitter.com/azatulep

Aza is a Developer Programs Engineer on Actions on Google team. He helps write tools and samples related to Actions on Google. His goal is to help developers to have a great experience with Actions on Google.

Aza is a Developer Programs Engineer on Actions on Google team. He helps write tools and samples related to Actions on Google. His goal is to help developers to have a great experience with Actions on Google.

Sessions conducted by Aza Tulepbergenov

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Introduction to Actions on Google: Build Your...
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Adwait Ullal

http://www.adwait.com

Adwait Ullal is an Azure Architect who has helped migrate applications, data centers to the cloud. His current focus is cloud computing, especially Azure. His past experience includes enterprise and solutions architecture.

Adwait Ullal is an Azure Architect who has helped migrate applications, data centers to the cloud. His current focus is cloud computing, especially Azure. His past experience includes enterprise and solutions architecture.

Sessions conducted by Adwait Ullal

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Azure in the Enterprise - Governance &...
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MAULIN VASAVADA

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

Maulin Vasavada is a software developer and an architect on the Kafka team at PayPal, building a suite of components for Kafka as a service. He has strong experience building large-scale financial systems, shipping and logistics software, and software release management systems. Previously, he worked for eBay and as a consultant for Sun Microsystems.

Maulin Vasavada is a software developer and an architect on the Kafka team at PayPal, building a suite of components for Kafka as a service. He has strong experience building large-scale financial systems, shipping and logistics software, and software release management systems. Previously, he worked for eBay and as a consultant for Sun Microsystems.

Sessions conducted by MAULIN VASAVADA

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    400 Billion Messages a Day with Kafka at...
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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

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    MySQL as SQL/NoSQL Database with Document...
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Rob Vieira

http://www.sage4startups.com

As a kid getting the rare opportunity to touch a terminal back in a day where computers took up rooms or even buildings, Rob knew this was something very cool. And so began the lifelong relationship between Rob and technology. Rob would write his first book in 1998, and discovered he had hit a nerve in the industry, igniting a new genre of books oriented around database development in a space where books had just focused on administration. Since then, Rob has sold over 250,000 books on data related topics, and went on to design systems and lead teams building products that often handled regulated and other sensitive information. In recent years, Rob has become a keynote speaker and trainer in leadership and ethics, and also does motivational speaking.

As a kid getting the rare opportunity to touch a terminal back in a day where computers took up rooms or even buildings, Rob knew this was something very cool. And so began the lifelong relationship between Rob and technology. Rob would write his first book in 1998, and discovered he had hit a nerve in the industry, igniting a new genre of books oriented around database development in a space where books had just focused on administration. Since then, Rob has sold over 250,000 books on data related topics, and went on to design systems and lead teams building products that often handled regulated and other sensitive information. In recent years, Rob has become a keynote speaker and trainer in leadership and ethics, and also does motivational speaking.

Sessions conducted by Rob Vieira

  • 9:30 AM Saturday
    Privacy and Data Ethics: Just because we can,...
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  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Help Them Stay: Leading for Staff Retention
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Corey Weathers

http://www.twilio.com

Corey Weathers is passionate about solving human problems with technology. Before joining Twilio, he worked as a software developer, tester, performance engineer, and consultant with Microsoft and Intapp. With his deep knowledge of .NET, he is always looking for new ways to demonstrate the magic of software by building cross platform applications that satisfy developers and users alike.

Corey Weathers is passionate about solving human problems with technology. Before joining Twilio, he worked as a software developer, tester, performance engineer, and consultant with Microsoft and Intapp. With his deep knowledge of .NET, he is always looking for new ways to demonstrate the magic of software by building cross platform applications that satisfy developers and users alike.

Sessions conducted by Corey Weathers

  • 9:15 AM Sunday
    Intro to Blazor, WebAssembly and Razor in...
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Fernando Wong

http://fern-consulting.com

Fernando Wong has 20 years of experience bridging brick-and-mortar business with cutting edge technology. Growing up in South America in the 80s, Fernando has first-hand experience on the ups and downs of businesses. Then in the 90s in San Francisco, Fernando has further seen the ups and downs of technology. Powered with a computer science degree from UC Berkeley and the experience of business processes, Fernando has spent the last two decades developing and fine tuning technology to serve mom-and-pop shops to fortune 500 companies.

Fernando Wong has 20 years of experience bridging brick-and-mortar business with cutting edge technology. Growing up in South America in the 80s, Fernando has first-hand experience on the ups and downs of businesses. Then in the 90s in San Francisco, Fernando has further seen the ups and downs of technology. Powered with a computer science degree from UC Berkeley and the experience of business processes, Fernando has spent the last two decades developing and fine tuning technology to serve mom-and-pop shops to fortune 500 companies.

Sessions conducted by Fernando Wong

  • 2:15 PM Saturday
    Turn-key development with Oracle Application...
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Na Yang

http://N/A

Na Yang is a member of technical stuff at PayPal, where she focuses on building a scalable streaming infrastructure platform. Previously, she built various big data and distributed systems at MapR and Quova. Outside of work, she likes to spend time hiking with her kids.

Na Yang is a member of technical stuff at PayPal, where she focuses on building a scalable streaming infrastructure platform. Previously, she built various big data and distributed systems at MapR and Quova. Outside of work, she likes to spend time hiking with her kids.

Sessions conducted by Na Yang

  • 3:45 PM Saturday
    400 Billion Messages a Day with Kafka at...
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Ted Young

http://www.tedmyoung.com

Java Trainer and Coding Coach, specializing in Java, Spring, Object-Oriented Programming, and TDD. Create and deliver customized learning experiences for developers.

Java Trainer and Coding Coach, specializing in Java, Spring, Object-Oriented Programming, and TDD. Create and deliver customized learning experiences for developers.

Sessions conducted by Ted Young

  • 11:00 AM Saturday
    Order a Burger with Spring Boot and Vue.js
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  • 5:00 PM Saturday
    Human Learning: How We Learn & Why it Matters
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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

  • 2:15 PM Sunday
    Manage your life: Web-based goal, time,...
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