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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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

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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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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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

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

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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Charles Johnson

http://ValverdeComputing.Com

Charles worked for sixteen years at Tandem Nonstop, and was the technical lead of the transaction systems group as part of their Nonstop SQL database. He provided architecture assistance to many large accounts: NYSE/SIAC, NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, Paris SE, Hong Kong SE, Chicago Mercantile Exchange/CBOT/Nymex, EuroClear (CrestCO), AOL, Citibank WWFT, Tokyo SE, Shenzhen SE, Banamex, etc. Charles spent 6 years working with HP Labs and then Hewlett Packard Labs (after the split) on Metabox (eventual consistency) and The Machine memory-centric computing and transactional HPC codes Charles has 13 patents in distributed computing from Tandem, Compaq and HP. Charles was the coder for much of the runtime part of the Nonstop commit protocol for local and wide SAN clusters (~4000 cpus). He helped design the parts of the transaction system that he didn't personally code. Charles is presently the founder of a startup pursuing similar goals in open source, open systems and microsecond joins for relational database: https://github.com/charlesone/Kaldanes

Charles worked for sixteen years at Tandem Nonstop, and was the technical lead of the transaction systems group as part of their Nonstop SQL database. He provided architecture assistance to many large accounts: NYSE/SIAC, NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, Paris SE, Hong Kong SE, Chicago Mercantile Exchange/CBOT/Nymex, EuroClear (CrestCO), AOL, Citibank WWFT, Tokyo SE, Shenzhen SE, Banamex, etc. Charles spent 6 years working with HP Labs and then Hewlett Packard Labs (after the split) on Metabox (eventual consistency) and The Machine memory-centric computing and transactional HPC codes Charles has 13 patents in distributed computing from Tandem, Compaq and HP. Charles was the coder for much of the runtime part of the Nonstop commit protocol for local and wide SAN clusters (~4000 cpus). He helped design the parts of the transaction system that he didn't personally code. Charles is presently the founder of a startup pursuing similar goals in open source, open systems and microsecond joins for relational database: https://github.com/charlesone/Kaldanes

Sessions conducted by Charles Johnson

  • Greener C++ Standard Library and Programming...
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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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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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