Presenters

Manoj Agarwal

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Manoj Agarwal

  • Building Reliable and Resilient Services
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Nir Alfasi

http://alfasin.com

Nir is a professional software engineer with expertise in Java, Node and Python and with over 14 years of experience in developing server-side applications. He likes challenges and has passion for building things, playing with new technologies and learning new things. After graduating B.Sc. in computer science he stayed another few years in university to complete M.Sc. in Mathematics specializing in Graph theory and algorithms. Then felt that the academy-life might not be for him after all, so he joined the high-tech industry. It took a bit over a year to understand that large corporations are not his cup of tea before he joined a small startup as the third developer, two years later that startup was bought and he moved to the Silicon Valley to help it continue to grow. Two years ago he joined Netflix and now is a member of Cloud Platform Automation team, helping his fellow engineers to deliver great "moments of truth" to over 60 million subscribers.

Nir is a professional software engineer with expertise in Java, Node and Python and with over 14 years of experience in developing server-side applications. He likes challenges and has passion for building things, playing with new technologies and learning new things. After graduating B.Sc. in computer science he stayed another few years in university to complete M.Sc. in Mathematics specializing in Graph theory and algorithms. Then felt that the academy-life might not be for him after all, so he joined the high-tech industry. It took a bit over a year to understand that large corporations are not his cup of tea before he joined a small startup as the third developer, two years later that startup was bought and he moved to the Silicon Valley to help it continue to grow. Two years ago he joined Netflix and now is a member of Cloud Platform Automation team, helping his fellow engineers to deliver great "moments of truth" to over 60 million subscribers.

Sessions conducted by Nir Alfasi

Siamak Ashrafi

https://sessionize.com/Ash

Ash - CTO @ ZoeWave building physiologically intelligent clothing called ZoeWear. Combining biotech, mobile and fashion to build clothing that keeps people healthy while looking great*. Zoe(“life”)Wear “wearable for life” is built on his experience in all three fields

Ash - CTO @ ZoeWave building physiologically intelligent clothing called ZoeWear. Combining biotech, mobile and fashion to build clothing that keeps people healthy while looking great*. Zoe(“life”)Wear “wearable for life” is built on his experience in all three fields

Sessions conducted by Siamak Ashrafi

John Baluka

http://ICompareSolutions.com

John has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a sub-contractor, business owner, and a Dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real world examples.

John has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a sub-contractor, business owner, and a Dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real world examples.

Sessions conducted by John Baluka

  • Understanding the real value of Open Source...
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Tom Becker

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Tom Becker

  • C# Real World Best Practices
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Guinder Bhangoo

http://www.0conf.io

Gurinder has been involved in the Crypto World since 2012. As an avid developer who always dabbled in new Tech, Gurinder has a large knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and Smart Contracts. 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. He has over 200 hours of Solidity teaching and another 200 hours of general Blockchain teaching when he was at the DEN.

Gurinder has been involved in the Crypto World since 2012. As an avid developer who always dabbled in new Tech, Gurinder has a large knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and Smart Contracts. 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. He has over 200 hours of Solidity teaching and another 200 hours of general Blockchain teaching when he was at the DEN.

Sessions conducted by Guinder Bhangoo

  • The Blockchain You Never Knew
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Eric Braun

http://www.networkedenergy.com

Director of Manufacturing Systems and Emotional Intelligence Coach - A unique blend of engineering manager & Stanford-trained psychologist who can help you get the most from your teams!

Director of Manufacturing Systems and Emotional Intelligence Coach - A unique blend of engineering manager & Stanford-trained psychologist who can help you get the most from your teams!

Sessions conducted by Eric Braun

  • Applied Wisdom for the Emotionally...
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Mats Bryntse

http://bryntum.com

Mats is a Swedish JavaScript enthusiast since the past 12 years. He founded Bryntum which makes advanced project scheduling UI components for React / Angular / Vue / Ext JS web apps.

Mats is a Swedish JavaScript enthusiast since the past 12 years. He founded Bryntum which makes advanced project scheduling UI components for React / Angular / Vue / Ext JS web apps.

Sessions conducted by Mats Bryntse

  • Building a Scheduling Web App Easily with...
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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

Llewellyn Falco

http://blog.approvaltests.com

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

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

Sessions conducted by Llewellyn Falco

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

  • GDPR and Privacy Around the World
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Cyril Garcia

https://bycyril.com

I am an experienced iOS Software Engineer and the creator of the Memo note taking app, the GeekWeather app, FileStorks.com, and the author of ArticlesByCyril.com. Currently a Statistics Major at San Jose State University, and I plan to take my degree to pursue a career in software engineering that specializes in applied artificial intelligence in mobile devices.

I am an experienced iOS Software Engineer and the creator of the Memo note taking app, the GeekWeather app, FileStorks.com, and the author of ArticlesByCyril.com. Currently a Statistics Major at San Jose State University, and I plan to take my degree to pursue a career in software engineering that specializes in applied artificial intelligence in mobile devices.

Sessions conducted by Cyril Garcia

Luba Gloukhova

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

Luba Gloukhova leads and executes advanced machine learning projects for high tech firms and major research universities in Silicon Valley. She also preaches what she practices, serving as the founding chair of Deep Learning World – the premier conference covering the commercial deployment of deep learning – and delivering highly-rated talks at many other events as well. Luba previously supported Stanford faculty as an internal consultant at the unversity's Graduate School of Business, conceiving and generating innovative solutions to accelerate research. Before that, Luba gained industry experience in high frequency trading analysis, catastrophe risk modeling, and marketing analytics. She received her master’s in analytics from the University of San Francisco and two bachelors degrees from Berkeley: applied mathematics and economics. Luba also teaches yoga and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Luba Gloukhova leads and executes advanced machine learning projects for high tech firms and major research universities in Silicon Valley. She also preaches what she practices, serving as the founding chair of Deep Learning World – the premier conference covering the commercial deployment of deep learning – and delivering highly-rated talks at many other events as well. Luba previously supported Stanford faculty as an internal consultant at the unversity's Graduate School of Business, conceiving and generating innovative solutions to accelerate research. Before that, Luba gained industry experience in high frequency trading analysis, catastrophe risk modeling, and marketing analytics. She received her master’s in analytics from the University of San Francisco and two bachelors degrees from Berkeley: applied mathematics and economics. Luba also teaches yoga and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Sessions conducted by Luba Gloukhova

  • Deep Learning's Most Dangerous Vulnerability:...
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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

  • Using Kubernetes for Machine Learning...
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Scott Haines

https://medium.com/@newfrontcreative

Scott Haines is a full stack engineer with a current focus on real-time -highly available – trust-worthy analytics systems. He is currently working at Twilio (as Tech Lead of the Voice Insights team) where he helped drive spark adoption and streaming pipeline architectures. Prior to Twilio, he worked writing the backend java api’s for Yahoo Games, as well as the real-time game ranking / ratings engine (built on Storm) to provide personalized recommendations and page views for 10 million customers. He finished his tenure at Yahoo working for Flurry Analytics where he wrote the (alerts/notifications) system for mobile.

Scott Haines is a full stack engineer with a current focus on real-time -highly available – trust-worthy analytics systems. He is currently working at Twilio (as Tech Lead of the Voice Insights team) where he helped drive spark adoption and streaming pipeline architectures. Prior to Twilio, he worked writing the backend java api’s for Yahoo Games, as well as the real-time game ranking / ratings engine (built on Storm) to provide personalized recommendations and page views for 10 million customers. He finished his tenure at Yahoo working for Flurry Analytics where he wrote the (alerts/notifications) system for mobile.

Sessions conducted by Scott Haines

  • Real-ish Time Predictive Analytics with Spark...
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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

Way.com Inc

http://www.way.com

After 24 years at Hewlett-Packard, Sharada Bose has helped grow Way.com 8x in revenue, 10x in users growth and 7x in employees growth since 2015. Her experience spans technology, operations, business development and growth strategies. She regularly advises early-stage start ups on pitching for funding, market penetration and POCs.

After 24 years at Hewlett-Packard, Sharada Bose has helped grow Way.com 8x in revenue, 10x in users growth and 7x in employees growth since 2015. Her experience spans technology, operations, business development and growth strategies. She regularly advises early-stage start ups on pitching for funding, market penetration and POCs.

Sessions conducted by Way.com Inc

  • MicroServices - Real World Application
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Carsten Jacobsen

http://www.carstenjacobsen.com

Carsten Jacobsen has a background as a software developer, and has specialized in API and software integration in enterprise solutions. Carsten is working as an Open Source Developer Advocate at Uber, is a public speaker, writer and still loves to code.

Carsten Jacobsen has a background as a software developer, and has specialized in API and software integration in enterprise solutions. Carsten is working as an Open Source Developer Advocate at Uber, is a public speaker, writer and still loves to code.

Sessions conducted by Carsten Jacobsen

  • How to successfully Open Source a project
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Aravind Kalavagattu

https://www.lendingclub.com/

Aravind is currently an Engineering Manager at Lending Club, managing two teams--Engineering Efficiency & Test Automation. He is deeply passionate about CI/CD, Automation Tools and Developer Productivity. Prior to joining Lending Club, he had a long stint at Yahoo working on Yahoo Mail and Communications Platforms. Aravind is motivated by engineering problems that are simple to state, but hard to solve. He loves teaching and presenting in conferences, and was a speaker at Cloudbees Jenkins Days recently in 2019, and Jenkins User Conference in 2015. In his spare time he does podcasting for TeluguBytes (a top podcast in Telugu), CI/CD being one of their popular episodes

Aravind is currently an Engineering Manager at Lending Club, managing two teams--Engineering Efficiency & Test Automation. He is deeply passionate about CI/CD, Automation Tools and Developer Productivity. Prior to joining Lending Club, he had a long stint at Yahoo working on Yahoo Mail and Communications Platforms. Aravind is motivated by engineering problems that are simple to state, but hard to solve. He loves teaching and presenting in conferences, and was a speaker at Cloudbees Jenkins Days recently in 2019, and Jenkins User Conference in 2015. In his spare time he does podcasting for TeluguBytes (a top podcast in Telugu), CI/CD being one of their popular episodes

Sessions conducted by Aravind Kalavagattu

  • Engineering scalable CICD pipelines using...
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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

  • Add some Spark to your Data Processing...
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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 Oracle .

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 Oracle .

Sessions conducted by srinivas kocharlakota

  • Systems software for cloud server platforms
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Michael Krasowski

http://Michael22164@gmail.com

Michael is General Manager of Fairway Technologies and brings over 35+ years of Information Technology experience managing teams, supporting customers and providing leadership and guidance to the industry. Prior to the merger between Fairway and PDSA Inc., Michael was Vice President/COO at PDSA, Inc. Michael’s responsibilities at PDSA were to manage all projects and personnel while ensuring quality services are delivered on time and on budget to our valued clients. Before joining the PDSA team, Michael was the Director of IT at the Long Beach division of Boeing. He was responsible for all aspects of computing – strategic planning, architecture, application lifecycle, asset management, and outsource management – where he managed 140+ people. Michael also has been an instructor at UCLA and University of California, Irvine's extension programs teaching a variety of computer science topics. Michael has been a speaker at industry conferences, such as DevIntersection, DevConnections, and SoCal Code Camp Conferences specializing in best practices of management, project management, leadership, communication, requirements gathering, agile and estimating projects. Michael holds a BA degree in Mathematics and a MS degree in Computer Science from UCLA. Michael is also a Pluralsight instructor having published 7 courses on project management, project requirements, project estimating, leadership and communication. Michael’s most recent course is: "Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans."

Michael is General Manager of Fairway Technologies and brings over 35+ years of Information Technology experience managing teams, supporting customers and providing leadership and guidance to the industry. Prior to the merger between Fairway and PDSA Inc., Michael was Vice President/COO at PDSA, Inc. Michael’s responsibilities at PDSA were to manage all projects and personnel while ensuring quality services are delivered on time and on budget to our valued clients. Before joining the PDSA team, Michael was the Director of IT at the Long Beach division of Boeing. He was responsible for all aspects of computing – strategic planning, architecture, application lifecycle, asset management, and outsource management – where he managed 140+ people. Michael also has been an instructor at UCLA and University of California, Irvine's extension programs teaching a variety of computer science topics. Michael has been a speaker at industry conferences, such as DevIntersection, DevConnections, and SoCal Code Camp Conferences specializing in best practices of management, project management, leadership, communication, requirements gathering, agile and estimating projects. Michael holds a BA degree in Mathematics and a MS degree in Computer Science from UCLA. Michael is also a Pluralsight instructor having published 7 courses on project management, project requirements, project estimating, leadership and communication. Michael’s most recent course is: "Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans."

Sessions conducted by Michael Krasowski

  • Building Better Sprint Plans
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Kavita Laddad

https://learnraga.com

Kavita is a passionate software engineer with over a decade of experience in various roles. She has a keen interest in creating clean user interfaces with intuitive access to product functionality. An expert in Scala, Scala.js, React, and CSS, she deftly switches between developing the frontend and the backend. When not programming, she learns and practices Indian Classical Music.

Kavita is a passionate software engineer with over a decade of experience in various roles. She has a keen interest in creating clean user interfaces with intuitive access to product functionality. An expert in Scala, Scala.js, React, and CSS, she deftly switches between developing the frontend and the backend. When not programming, she learns and practices Indian Classical Music.

Sessions conducted by Kavita Laddad

  • Taming Complex Webapps with Scala and React
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Ramnivas Laddad

http://ramnivas.com

Ramnivas is a technologist, author, and presenter who is passionate about doing software right. He has been leading innovation in Spring Framework and Cloud Foundry since their beginning. Ramnivas has led a group in Cloud Foundry and started the Spring Cloud project. Ramnivas is the author of AspectJ in Action (1st ed, 2nd ed), the best-selling book on aspect-oriented programming that has been lauded by industry experts for its presentation of practical and innovative approach to solve real-world problems. He has at many leading industry events including JavaOne, ScalaDays, JavaPolis, No Fluff Just Stuff, SpringOne, and O'Reilly OSCON.

Ramnivas is a technologist, author, and presenter who is passionate about doing software right. He has been leading innovation in Spring Framework and Cloud Foundry since their beginning. Ramnivas has led a group in Cloud Foundry and started the Spring Cloud project. Ramnivas is the author of AspectJ in Action (1st ed, 2nd ed), the best-selling book on aspect-oriented programming that has been lauded by industry experts for its presentation of practical and innovative approach to solve real-world problems. He has at many leading industry events including JavaOne, ScalaDays, JavaPolis, No Fluff Just Stuff, SpringOne, and O'Reilly OSCON.

Sessions conducted by Ramnivas Laddad

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 for embedded microcontroller devices, wrote 2 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 roles, trains teams and executives in scrum, transitions teams to agile, trains and coaches 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 periodic 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 for embedded microcontroller devices, wrote 2 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 roles, trains teams and executives in scrum, transitions teams to agile, trains and coaches 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 periodic Study of Product Team Performance.

Sessions conducted by Ron Lichty

  • What's It Take to Be a (Good!) Manager?
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Hien Luu

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

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

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

Sessions conducted by Hien Luu

  • Master Dynamic Programming
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Todd McLeod

https://greatercommons.com/

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

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

Sessions conducted by Todd McLeod

  • Getting Started with The Go Programming...
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  • Learn To Build A Website with Golang
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Jon Reid

https://qualitycoding.org/

Author of "iOS Unit Testing by Example: XCTest Tips and Techniques Using Swift" to published by the Pragmatic Bookshelf. I started practicing Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Refactoring in 2001. I’ve been applying TDD to Objective-C since 2005 — first on macOS, then on iOS. Now I’m doing TDD in Swift, and teaching TDD to iOS developers.

Author of "iOS Unit Testing by Example: XCTest Tips and Techniques Using Swift" to published by the Pragmatic Bookshelf. I started practicing Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Refactoring in 2001. I’ve been applying TDD to Objective-C since 2005 — first on macOS, then on iOS. Now I’m doing TDD in Swift, and teaching TDD to iOS developers.

Sessions conducted by Jon Reid

  • Intro to Test-Driven Development
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Chris Richardson

http://learnmicroservices.io

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. 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

  • Cubes, Hexagons and More: Understanding the...
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Adam Sbeta

http://CyberCrimeExperts.org

Adam Sbeta, from Northern California, is a Cyber Security Analyst and Speaker tracking down and analyzing virus and malicious behavior since his teenage years. He's also been a System Engineer ranging from the design and support of IoT devices all the way to massive distributed computing stacks of Servers for Big Data and Machine Learning processing and their Databases, a System Integrator encouraging the usage and security of Open Source and Open Platform technologies to improve collaboration, a contributor to the Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, and a member of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. security awareness campaign led by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Sbeta continues to pursue his vision in having all software business solutions customized, integrated, secured, and in compliant with a higher business workflow efficiency. After supporting clients for 15 years and completing 100s of projects from Startups to Fortune 500 companies, Sbeta is pursuing his Masters of Engineering in Cyber Security Policy & Compliance at George Washington University in order to continue his mission of keeping the world safe from cyber criminals and inefficient insecure data workflows.

Adam Sbeta, from Northern California, is a Cyber Security Analyst and Speaker tracking down and analyzing virus and malicious behavior since his teenage years. He's also been a System Engineer ranging from the design and support of IoT devices all the way to massive distributed computing stacks of Servers for Big Data and Machine Learning processing and their Databases, a System Integrator encouraging the usage and security of Open Source and Open Platform technologies to improve collaboration, a contributor to the Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, and a member of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. security awareness campaign led by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Sbeta continues to pursue his vision in having all software business solutions customized, integrated, secured, and in compliant with a higher business workflow efficiency. After supporting clients for 15 years and completing 100s of projects from Startups to Fortune 500 companies, Sbeta is pursuing his Masters of Engineering in Cyber Security Policy & Compliance at George Washington University in order to continue his mission of keeping the world safe from cyber criminals and inefficient insecure data workflows.

Sessions conducted by Adam Sbeta

  • Secure Your Bottom Line: The Forgotten Cyber...
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Raju Shreewastava

http://www.BigdataTrunk.com

Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big data Trunk(www.BigDataTrunk.com , a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States.Former Big data and Business Intelligence for Autodesk (BI/DW/ODS, Big Data, and Enterprise Architecture).

Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big data Trunk(www.BigDataTrunk.com , a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States.Former Big data and Business Intelligence for Autodesk (BI/DW/ODS, Big Data, and Enterprise Architecture).

Sessions conducted by Raju Shreewastava

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

  • Deploy deep learning models as a web...
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Siva Valiveru

https://www.8x8.com

Siva has 20 years of experience in DevOps and database engineering. Empathetic engineering manager. Follower of "Keep it simple silly.", No drama and no BS. It's not people, its architecture when designing HA, fault tolerant, scalable systems. Passionate to automate whatever is possible. He got a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He takes time to enjoy nature, hiking and tennis.

Siva has 20 years of experience in DevOps and database engineering. Empathetic engineering manager. Follower of "Keep it simple silly.", No drama and no BS. It's not people, its architecture when designing HA, fault tolerant, scalable systems. Passionate to automate whatever is possible. He got a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He takes time to enjoy nature, hiking and tennis.

Sessions conducted by Siva Valiveru

  • Immortal database cluster architecture
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Andrew Webster

http://wisdomat.work

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

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

Sessions conducted by Andrew Webster

  • Situational Decision Making in a VUCA world!
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