Abdelrhman Adel is an Amsterdam-based Solution Architect at Rangle.io, helping clients build better software experiences using technologies such as Angular, React, and Typescript. Once a Petroleum Engineer, he switched career paths to follow his passion for technology and improving user experiences. When he’s not working, you can find him gaming or binge-watching a new TV series.
Vue Mastery, USA
Adam Jahr is the co-founder of Vue Mastery, the ultimate learning resource for Vue developers and the biggest financial backer of the Vue framework. As an e-learning educator, he has taught hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide and teaches live at conferences across the globe. Adam is a proud Vue.js Community Partner. When he isn't teaching Vue, he enjoys creating interactive art installations.
Adam is a CTO, a web developer and consultant, web GDE, and author of open source libraries. He is an entrepreneur and co-founder of 500Tech, a company that specializes in frontend technologies. He loves coding, and he loves speaking about code. Adam is very involved in the community, and is part of the organizing team of Angular & React meetups and conferences in Israel. https://dev.to/adamklein
Adam L Barrett
Hi, I’m Adrien 👋. I’m a Senior Software Engineer at Tractable, a startup which is revolutionising insurance using Machine Learning. I previously lead the Micro Frontend effort at Cazoo (and wrote about it!). I’m passionate about building things, such as clashofstats.com, a statistics tracker for Clash of Clans ⚔️, Vue GWT a library that lets you build Vue.js components in Java ☕️, and more recently Tiny Frontend an open source Micro Frontend architecture library 🐰. I live in London with my partner. In my free time, I love going to see a show in the West End, playing some Beat Saber on my Valve Index or reading the latest book from Brandon Sanderson.
Alba Silvente Fuentes
Senior FrontEnd Developer, Netherlands
Alba Silvente Fuentes, aka Dawntraoz, is a Senior FrontEnd Developer. She likes writing about front-end development on her personal blog, speaking at conferences, hosting a podcast and working hard on the open-source community. She is also a GoogleDevExpert in Web Technologies and Ambassador at Nuxt & Storyblok.
Aleksandra is a software engineer based in Wrocław, Poland. She's worked as a full-stack developer with many different languages such as Elixir, Golang, Python, and TypeScript. She was previously a tech lead for the Hasura Console, and now she's a lead maintainer of Blitz.js.
I am Alex 👋, a fully-stacked TypeScripter from Sweden & the creator of tRPC. Been doing html since the late 90s, started a company in 2006 selling Counter-Strike servers & got my first official coding job in 2009. Since then, I have been on 5 continents, lived/worked on 3, and worked for everything from sub 5 people startups to big banks - as a consultant, employee, and founder. From Sweden, living in Malmö. Speak Swedish, English and rusty (Brazilian) Portuguese + Spanish.
Alex's skills as a project manager helped integrate athlete management tech into many UK universities such as Birmingham City University. He joined Toptal to add his expertise in agile methodologies and best practice leadership techniques to help complete innovative projects and add value to end users' products. As a PMI member, he is proficient at operating within a varied company structure from SMEs to enterprise organizations.
Alex is an experienced marketer and screenwriter with over 10 years of experience. A natural storyteller, Alex spends her free time writing novels and screenplays and is driven through a constant need to be constantly learning professionally and personally. Originally from Texas, she has lived in New York City, and now Berlin, Germany.
Vue School, Netherlands
Alex is an experienced engineer and decision maker with over 18 years of experience in the software industry. He is currently focused on scaling large organisations by breaking up front-end monoliths. Alex is passionate about open-source software and all things Web. Staff engineer @Miro. Co-Founder of several startups.
Alex is a Developer Advocate at Prisma, where he's working to make databases easy and fun. He loves learning and teaching other developers. Every once in a while, he procrastinates by preaching to other developers to adopt Ts. He's also a mediocre photographer at best – but the camera covers that up for him.
Alex is a teacher who wants to make learning web development easier and more fun for everyone. He’s working on the Developer Experience team at Prismic to make building React sites with a powerful backend easier than ever. Working in the JAMStack with any React framework is where Alex is happiest. He also teaches creative coding techniques on his site, Frontend Horse.
AWS Amplify, USA
I encourage others to see different perspectives and constructively break the rules. Observe - Optimize - Learn - Repeat is my work and life motto. Next to it, I found my joy in building and optimizing end-to-end Machine Learning Systems. Principal Data Solutions Engineer @ LINKIT Organizer (volunteer) @ PyLadies Amsterdam WaiACCELERATE Tech Mentor (volunteer) @ Women in AI
Alyssa is an Angular Developer Advocate for KUI and a Google Developer Expert for Angular. Her two degrees (Web Design & Development and Psychology) feed her speaking career. She has spoken at over 30 conferences Internationally. She streams weekly on the Angular Air podcast and Twitch CodeItLive channel. She enjoys gaming, scuba diving, and has a little one that fondly goes by "Mr. Milks".
As a youngster, I had an early interest in computers. I quickly learned to disassemble and reassemble my family's Tandy 1000 without much effort. This passion only grew as I got older. In college, I became very interested in helping to bridge the growing digital divide and started a student organization, Tech Serv, at Drexel University. After college, I started my career as a data analyst but quickly found a career in Product Management. Here, I was able to combine my love for technology with my passion for improving the lives of others. Since that time, I've been a product manager in a variety of industries including MarTech and HealthTech. Now at Docker, I hope to continue on my journey by improving the lives of developers and helping solve their daily challenges.
Andreas Müller is a Principal Research SDE at Microsoft, where he works on the interface of the Data Science ecosystem and cloud infrastructure. He previously held positions as Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia Data Science Institute and as a Research Engineer at the NYU Center for Data Science. He is one of the core developers of the scikit-learn machine learning library, a member of the scikit-learn technical committee, and the author of the book "Introduction to machine learning with Python". His work focuses on practical aspects of machine learning and the development of user-centric machine learning software.
Andre is a full stack developer from Germany. He graduated with an MS in Information Systems from the Technical University of Munich and was also awarded an MS in Computer Science from Sofia University in Palo Alto. Andre currently lives in Cupertino, California, and he works as a Software Engineer at LinkedIn. Andre loves learning, writing, and speaking about all things web. In his free time, he tutors aspiring developers and builds for the web.
Andrew is a Staff Engineer at Lyft, where he builds products for Lyft's riders. When it comes to engineering, he's especially passionate about Web performance, machine learning and systems design. When it comes to people, he loves learning about what makes people tick and building high performing teams. In a prior life, he was a Principal Engineer at Carbon Five and an Engineering Manager at Blurb Books. He lives in Oakland with his family where he spends his free time running the streets and trails, dreaming about the day we'll be able to race in person. Online, he writes at https://www.g9labs.com
Andy Desmarais is a father of 4 who aims to constantly be learning and growing with the ever evolving web platform. He has over 15 years of experience with web development and has grown his skills with the web platform along the way. An avid outdoorsman he enjoys spending time hiking, climbing, and just being outside!
Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he realized his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public and military sectors and his technical experience includes military/space lift operations, technical writing, software development, SRE/DevOPs engineering. He also has a wealth of experience in defense and federal sectors such as contracting, information systems security and management. You can usually find him speaking at or organizing local tech meetups and hackathons where he enjoys engaging with developers.
Angie Jones is a Principal Developer Advocate who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, writing tutorials and technical articles on angiejones.tech, and leading the online learning platform, Test Automation University. As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, Angie volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.
Anjana suffers from a chronic case of curiosity, which led her from philosophy to English teaching to computational linguistics to software development. As a developer advocate at Observable, these days she codes & teaches from her home base in San Francisco; in the before-times, you could find her speaking at events around the world. She loves to share the joy of programming and advocate for a more diverse, equitable, and ethical tech industry. Ask her about the Recurse Center & Outreachy, she’s an alumna of both!
Senior Engineering Manager, Canada
Ankita has over 10 years of Software development experience that started with helping small businesses develop apps. Currently she is taking a break and enjoying exploring more entrepreneurial opportunities. Previously, she is a Senior Engineering Manager at WealthSimple, leading teams and helping define the future of FinTech in Canada. She also worked as a Tech Lead, Solution Architect, and Lead developer at companies such as Loblaw Digital, Rangle.io, and IBM Canada. Ankita has architected and scaled many web and mobile apps for clients using React, GraphQL, React Native and Next.js. She loves public speaking and has spoken at several conferences worldwide, allowing her to pursue her passion for travel. Ankita is also an instructor on Udemy and ZeroToMastery and loves sharing content online.
Antoine du Hamel
Antoine is a Software Engineer from France, working for Transloadit. His love for everything open source brought him to GitHub at an early age, and he has been a regular visitor and contributor ever since. He serves as a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, the esteemed governing body that oversees the popular runtime environment. When Antoine is not channeling his creative energy into technical projects, he enjoys playing the piano.
Arisa is a Frontend Developer who became a DevRel Engineer. She works at Storyblok to share and improve better DX through talks, maintaining SDKs, and tutorials. Her mission is to learn, speak, connect and help. In her private time, she is a GDE, an Aikido fighter, a GirlCode ambassador, and a longboarder.
Asaf Shochet Avida
Asaf is the front end tech lead @Evinced, with 10+ years of experience in web development, including: frontend, backend and test automation, and a special place in his heart for shiny CI pipelines. After spending a year and a half traveling with his wife and 2 young kids (now 3, Mazal Tov) in the far east, he came back to create state of the art accessibility tools for developers. In his spare time he loves reading Harry Potter with his daughter, mentoring junior devs, and making Pitas on the Saj.
Bloomberg , UK
Ashley is a software engineer at Bloomberg in the Trading Analytics team. He has been using TypeScript since v1.8 and contributed to the TypeScript implementation of the new 'Ergonomic brand checks for private fields' syntax. He is also a Bloomberg TC39 delegate currently working on the 'Change Array by copy' proposal.
Ava Wroten has been building ambitious EmberJS apps for over eight years. She's built health education software at Eyemaginations (now called Rendia), banking and account opening software at Q2, budgeting software for K-12 educators at Allovue, and now she is connecting students to employers at SkillsEngine. With a passion for frontend web apps, Ava is excited for the future of the web as a platform to deliver innovation that betters people's everyday lives.
From a young age, Avital was fascinated by the world of computers and solving problems with them. She followed a path of backend development, storytelling, and a little graphic design, before discovering the world of DevRel. Today Avital is the Regional Developer Advocate at Vonage TLV, where she gets to combine her passions for code, creative thinking, and facilitating good stories.
Baptiste is the CEO and co-founder of Crisp, a customer messaging platform used by 300 000 companies. I started coding when I was 12, and made many different projects before co-founding Crisp in 2015. Some worked and many failed. I still code a lot and have a full-stack approach, from code, UI, UX, growth hacking to customer support.
Ben is the Founder of PolyScale.ai where he works to make scaling databases globally, simple for developers and architects. Ben has been working with distributed systems and big data for over a decade, leading Solution Architecture teams at companies such as DataSift, Elastic and Rockset.
Stitch Fix, USA
Ben is a Christian, husband, and father of 3, with 15 years of professional experience developing user interfaces for the Web. He currently is a Principal Frontend Engineer at Stitch Fix on their Frontend Platform team, helping architect their Design System. Ben also is a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP, and enjoys playing basketball, DIY, watching movies, and tweeting (@benmvp) / blogging (benmvp.com) about his experiences with new web technologies.
Jonkoping University & the Owner of Create4D, Netherlands
Beril Sirmacek is a Dutch AI researcher. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2009. Later she has worked with German Aerospace Center and pursued a habilitation degree with University of Osnabrueck. She is an assistant professor at Jonkoping AI Lab and also leading her company create4D. Beril is passionate to use computer vision and AI algorithms for creating useful healthcare and earth care solutions. Beril has taught a MSc course at the University of Augsburg in 2010, only on OpenCV. As a computer vision scientist and developer, she has been using it regularly for many years.
Bernhard Suhm is the product manager for Machine Learning at MathWorks. He works closely with customer facing and development teams to address customer needs and market trends in our machine learning related products, primarily the Statistics and Machine Learning toolbox. Prior to joining MathWorks Bernhard led analyst teams and developed methods applying analytics to optimizing the delivery of customer service in call centers. He also held positions at a usability consulting company and Carnegie Mellon University. He received a PhD in Computer Science specializing in speech user interfaces from Karlsruhe University in Germany.
Red Hat, UK
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and a Node.js Technical Steering Committee Member. Beth has been involved with the Node.js project since 2016, when she joined IBM in their Node.js Runtime Team. Now at Red Hat, she’s continuing her work around Node.js, including contributing to the Node.js project. Beth is an active member of the Node.js Release Working Group, who audit the content for and produce the Node.js releases. Her other focuses are the creation of resources and tooling to support Node.js deployments to cloud.
Bob van Luijt
Bob is CEO and co-founder of SeMI Technologies, the business created around the open-source vector search engine Weaviate. Besides SeMI and Weaviate. Bob is a frequent speaker on the topics of open source, digital technology, software business, and creativity. He has spoken at around 100 events on the aforementioned topics in Europe, the US, and Russia.
Teacher, Coder & Testing Enthusiast, USA
In her 18 years in the software industry, Bonnie has discovered that she loves all things testing (how great is it when testing reveals exactly what you need to fix about your refactor or new feature?). She's particularly devoted to Test Driven Development for its emphasis on planning before coding. Bonnie is equally passionate about teaching, and she's pleased as punch to be producing online content full time. She feels weird writing about herself in the third person.
Bramus Van Damme
Brecht De Rooms
Brecht De Rooms is a senior developer advocate at Fauna. He is a programmer who has worked extensively in IT as a full-stack developer and researcher in both the startup and IT consultancy worlds. It is his mission to shed light on emerging and powerful technologies that make it easier for developers to build apps and services that will captivate users.
Unity Technologies, USA
Brendan is a senior software engineer working on graphics and the web platform for Unity Technologies, where he combines his love of creativity and technology. Before Unity, Brendan has 20+ years working in animation studios such as Disney, and technology companies such as Google.
Founder of WAYV Digital, providing business strategy and technology solutions for impact-driven companies to help them scale up, become sustainable and spread their impact around the world. Currently working with companies across 5 continents in the areas of education, disability care, healthcare and sustainable e-commerce. A dynamic leader with experience across both technical and managerial roles. Extensive experience in client and stakeholder engagement, combined with an expertise in solution consultancy across multiple technology platforms ensures successful product delivery time after time. Key competencies: • Technical consultancy and delivery- Kentico, Sitefinity, Sitecore, Drupal, WordPress, AWS, Azure • Solution Architecture (cloud, web, apps) • Product management • Agile delivery as Professional Scrum Master • Team management and leadership • Technical Project management and direction • Full stack web development (JS - React, Angular; Python; PHP) Dedicated to building communities to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals and passionate about helping those who wish to change the world!
Burak Kantarcı works as the Product Manager at Thundra, a developer platform that empowers application teams to develop, debug, and deliver modern microservices on the cloud. With an engineering and design background, he is creating products to drive impact. His current goal is to ease developers' daily life and make their workflows more errorless and enjoyable.
Author of Vue.js: Up and Running, UK
Carly is a software engineer at Galileo in New York City, working to improve healthcare. Previously she's worked at Haven and Zocdoc. Carly especially enjoys working with React and React Native, and has a passion for automated testing. When she's not coding you can find her skiing, hiking, or trying local beers.
Carolina Pascale Campos
Carolina is always exploring new paths and looking for new perspectives for solving problems. As a computer scientist working at Briza, she loves to work in challenging industries, like insurance. She believes that everyone is responsible for making the tech environment safer and diverse. Pasta maker, coffee enthusiast and book lover.
Senior Engineer, Czech Republic
I'm a nomad developer, currently living in Prague, Czech Republic. I love giving life to UI through animations. I'm a speaker, YouTuber, father of 2, React & React Native enthusiast, Open Source contributor and coffee geek. In my free time I help others to succeed.
Cecelia Martinez is dedicated to building developer communities that are inclusive, constructive, and make software development a better experience for all. Her role as Developer Advocate for Appflow involves coding, writing, speaking, teaching, and most importantly listening. She is a lead volunteer with Women Who Code Frontend, chapter head of Out in Tech Atlanta, a mentor, and part of the GitHub Stars program.
Charlie is a front-end developer at Netlify, a Mozilla Tech Speaker and Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. She is passionate about creative coding and building interactive prototypes mixing science, art and technology. She also spends time giving back to the community by mentoring new developers, contributing to open-source projects, and speaking at conferences.
The Guild, France
Chen Hui Jing
Chen Hui Jing is a self-taught designer and developer living in Singapore, with an inordinate love for CSS, as evidenced by her blog, that is mostly about CSS, and her tweets, which are largely about typography and the web. She used to play basketball full-time and launched her web career during downtime between training sessions.
Chinmay is a Technical Evangelist at Epsagon with experience in data center and cloud technologies. Previously, he worked at companies such as Intel, IBM and early-stage startups. Chinmay has an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In his free time, he loves traveling and exploring restaurants.
Chris Smith is a developer evangelist at Retool, where he helps developers to rapidly code internal tools. He is a hacker at heart ever since learning QBASIC in middle school and is passionate about the power that learning to code brings to an individual. He’s worked for 6+ years in the world of low-code tools to empower developers to do more in less time. He’s passionate about visual abstractions and ways of quickly conveying and understanding complexity. Prior to Retool, Chris worked at Tray.io, JunoVR, Segment, and National Instruments.
Chris has a background as a web developer. He previously worked as a Senior Software Engineer at a company that used Sentry for error monitoring. Chris liked the product so much that he decided to come work for Sentry and make finding and fixing bugs easier for other developers.
Sauce Labs, Germany
Christian Bromann is a member of the Open Source Program Office at Sauce Labs and is working on various open source projects related to test automation and Node.js. He represents the company as Advisory Committee representative at the W3C and the WebdriverIO project as core contributor in the OpenJS Foundation Cross-Project Council. In the past he has been leading various product initiatives at Sauce Labs including extended debugging capabilities for automated tests as well as frontend performance testing using WebDriver.
Clint Cameron is a Product Marketing Manager at Sonar, a leader in software static analysis solutions. He joined Sonar in 2018 and enjoys passionately and transparently promoting the value of SonarSource tools to developers at all experience levels. Previous to Sonar, he has held roles in product and project management, consulting, sales operations and engineering.
Node.js Technical Steering Committee, USA
OLX Group, Portugal
Concisely Crafted, UK
Daniel is on the Framework team at Nuxt - previously CTO of a tech startup. In his open-source work has a particular focus on serverless functions, TypeScript, and the Composition API. He's based in the North East of England where he lives with his family, three cats, and a dog.
Sr. Eng. Manager at npm's Open Source Tools team. Darcy is a Sr. Engineering Manager at GitHub leading the team behind npm's Open Source Tools - most importantly - the npm CLI; He is also a Node.js Collaborator, Regular Member of the OpenJS Foundation & Co-Organizer of the NodeSchool Toronto Chapter.
Atri Labs, USA
Darshita Chaturvedi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Atri Labs where she is leading the development of a new full-stack framework for web development. She has five years of experience working in Machine Learning and Data Science fields in various capacities from Graduate Research Assistant at MIT (USA) to Quant Researcher at BlackRock, a US headquartered asset management firm. She completed her undergraduate education in Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India, and dropped out from graduate program in management at MIT Sloan to work on her startup full-time. Her favorite past times are painting and learning art history.
David Burrowes is a software engineer at Split.io with a decade of experience developing web applications for companies like Box, Delphix, and VMware. Having worked without feature flags, and with clunky in-house feature flagging frameworks, David is deliriously happy to have all of Split's capabilities at his disposal for every project. For fun, and to prove he’s more Star Trek than Star Wars, David likes to randomly quote large sections for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
David Khourshid (known on Twitter as David K. Piano) is a software engineer for Microsoft, a tech author, and speaker. Also a fervent open-source contributor, he is passionate about statecharts and software modeling, reactive animations, innovative user interfaces, and cutting-edge front-end technologies. When not behind a computer keyboard, he’s behind a piano keyboard or traveling.
David is Coding Architect at SQUER, a Viennese Software Company, which is working with different stacks and environments, but always an overarching mission: connect ideas and provide impact — with technology. He spends much of his time on the frontlines tackling the challenges of scaling software and complex domains, with a strong focus on reactive systems, cloud-native architectures and state of the art web technologies. David enjoys sharing his knowledge as a speaker at conferences and as a lecturer for his post-diploma courses at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna.
David is a Senior Program Manager in the Developer Division at Microsoft, working on the end-to-end dev experience for Teams & Azure Communication Services. He’s also the co-creator of Babylon.js. Even if he’s stopped contributing to the project a couple of years ago, he’s still passionate about WebXR and uses it to fun experiments. David is also interested in music composition, quantum computing & video gaming.
David works as a post-sales Solutions Engineer at Rollbar, with a focus on customer enablement and custom solutions delivery. He is passionate about anything that combines technical learning with customer interaction, and is curious about finding ways to apply technology to improve the UX of everyday life. He has specific knowledge around software observability practices, and worked as a Professional Services Consultant at Sumo Logic before joining Rollbar in August. David earned a BS in Computer Science from Auburn University.
Debbie O’Brien is Head Developer Advocate at Bit, (bit.dev). Debbie has over 10 years experience in Frontend development. She has worked as a Tech Lead and consultant for many important clients with varios technologies and often with a strong focus on performance. She has lead teams both in house and remotely as well as giving workshops and training. She has many years of experience as a mentor for online learning platforms, Treehouse and OpenClassrooms. Debbie is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies, Google Developer Expert in web technologies, GitHub Star and Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, an Auth0 Ambassador and Nuxt Ambassador.
Deepu K Sasidharan
Principal Engineer and active open source contributor. From Minsk, but now based in London and work at DAZN. I like playing around with TS, React, Redux, MobX/MST, RxJS, WebGL, Serverless, Node, Functional Programming with a focus on performance, system architecture and team productivity.
BCG Digital Ventures, UK
Dianing Yudono has over a decade of software engineering experience in different products, teams and cultures. She is currently at BCG Digital Ventures, a global company that invents, launches and scales disruptive businesses. Before that, she was at ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy.
Applied Materials, India
Dipanjan (DJ) Sarkar is a Data Science Lead at Applied Materials, leading advanced analytics efforts around computer vision, natural language processing and deep learning. He is also a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. He has also been recently recognized as one of the Top Ten Data Scientists in India, 2020 by Analytics India Magazine & TechGig. Dipanjan has advised and worked with several startups as well as Fortune 500 companies like Intel and Open Source organizations like Red Hat (now IBM). He primarily works on leveraging data science, machine learning and deep learning to build large- scale intelligent systems and evangelizing data science to the community. Dipanjan is also a published author, having authored several books on R, Python, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning.
Senior Software Engineer, Israel
Dmitry is a Microsoft veteran, working for more than 13 years. He started as a Technical Evangelist, and in this role presented on numerous conferences, including twice being on stage with Steve Ballmer. He then worked for 2 years as Senior Software Engineer, helping big European companies to start pilot digital transformation projects based on AI and ML. As Cloud Developer Advocate, Dmitry focuses on creating educational content and working with academic and research institutions. He is also an Associate Professor at MIPT, HSE and MAI in Moscow, a big fan of functional programming and F#, and a maintainer/primary developer of mPyPl library. In his spare time, Dmitry explores Science Art and Technological Magic, as well as performs Chinese tea ceremonies. He can be reached at soshnikov.com.
From a background in DevOps, Systems Administration, and SRE, edunham has recently taken the leap into developer advocacy to spread information about which tools and approaches fit which problems well, and to gather real-world feedback that helps Okta improve its products. Outside of work, you'll often find them anonymously automating annoyingly manual workflows in their favorite online games, gardening, and getting interrogated about whether they have or are food by several chickens and a cat.
Eeva-Jonna 'Eevis' Panula
Eevis is a software developer and accessibility specialist based in Finland. She loves sharing information about topics like accessibility, React and GraphQL, and is active in different communities aiming to increase equality in the tech field in Finland. When not coding, she explores the world around her with a kayak.
Netlify, United Arab Emirates
Ekene is a Software Developer and Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. He’s a renowned speaker, writer and content creator with courses on Jamstack Explorers and YouTube. He loves learning and sharing knowledge on web development fundamentals, Jamstack, and Frontend related technologies. When he’s not working, he spends most of his time with friends and family.
Veeva Systems, Canada
Born and raised in Israel, the “Startup Nation”, Eliran is a Lead Software Engineer with a passion for Computer Science & Software Design. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Eliran led development teams in both Tel Aviv and New York, and today he lives with his wife in the Netherlands, helping to build the future of digital Health Care.
Elastic, Distributed, Portugal
Elizabet is a designer who likes to code. As a ReactJS enthusiast, she built and maintains React-Kawaii. A React library of fun kawaii characters that won "Fun Side Project of the Year" in React Amsterdam Open Source Awards 2018. Besides that, her passion for music and past experience as the first female rapper in Portugal under a major deal, led her to start Cassette Tape. The HTML5 based looper and recorder has granted her a spot in Google I/0 Dublin, in 2016. Also, a big fan of open-source, she has recently released a song for the designer/dev community called "Fork This" (2020). Elizabet currently works as Senior Product Designer for Elastic. Her mission is to bridge the gap between front-end and design.
Lucid Sight, Brazil
Endel is the creator of Colyseus, an open-source multiplayer framework for Node.js. He has been involved in multiplayer game development since 2015, and has released a number of indie real-time multiplayer games using Pixi.js and Three.js. Currently, Endel works for Lucid Sight, a game technology company based in Los Angeles.
Erik van der Voort
Erik van der Voort has been working in Information Technology for over 25 years now. Starting as a developer, he moved to other roles like technical and functional designer and project- and portofolio-management. Quite some years ago, he discovered engineering was what made him really happy so since then he has been working in several Ops- and DevOps-roles within ING. For the past five years Erik is one of the engineers within the Fruitloops-team. This team of engineers mainly focuses on building and deploying front-end applications on a global scale within the company.
I am a software engineer who is passionate about building high-quality systems, tools, and applications. I am continually striving for the feeling of having built something I’m proud of, something I know that I didn’t take shortcuts on, and something worth sharing. I also have a deep appreciation for modern design aesthetics and robust interaction design. The melding of form and function is my holy grail.
Evyatar, Front End Engineer at Facebook. In my free time I maintain multiple open source libraries and packages, and volunteer as a mentor in a local tech community, introducing developers of all levels to their first open source contributions. My passion is dev ergonomics and building tools and libraries for other developers to use.
Feross is the founder and CEO of Socket, where he's working on a new approach to supply chain security by auditing every package on npm to detect suspicious changes and block supply chain attacks without slowing the development process. Feross is the author and maintainer of WebTorrent, StandardJS, and 100s of other open source projects. His software is downloaded 500+ million times per month. He was a lecturer at Stanford where he created the course CS 253 Web Security.
Lead SDET at Slido, official Cypress.io ambassador. I studied psychology, and landed in tech, where I now combine the knowledge from both. Huge passion for music and running. Author of Cypress workshop. Always learning, blogging, streaming, creating videos and online courses. All can be found on filiphric.com. Father of three beautiful children.
Vue Storefront, Poland
Dr. Florian Rappl is a solution architect from Germany who is specialized in the creation of scalable distributed web applications. These days he is almost exclusively working on micro frontend solutions. He wrote a book on the topic and regularly gives workshops at conferences and directly for companies. Florian is a long time Microsoft MVP in the development tools area.
Francois is the Revenue Ops person at Prismic. For his team he has experience with the recruitment process of two roles: Solutions Engineer and Growth Engineer. These are pretty new kinds of roles, but which are very popular recently and that you might want to hear about if you are an engineer who enjoys understanding the business side of things.
Game Designer, Software Engineer, USA
Frank has worked in the games industry for over two decades and has also released many games and tools on the side. To his count there are over 50 releases, with source code available for most. Here’s a full list of everything he has released! Frank currently works as an independent developer in Austin Texas. In the past he has worked at Rooster Teeth Games, Certain Affinity, LightBox, Volition, Midway Games, and Hypnotix.
Frans van Dunné
ixpantia, Costa Rica
Frans is Chief Data Officer at ixpantia. He combines a diverse skill-set, that includes business analysis, data analysis and enterprise architecture, with more than 15 years of experience to help organizations respond to their data driven innovation needs quickly and effectively. Frans has a PhD in biology from the University of Amsterdam and has taught at universities in Europe and Latin America. As a consultant he has facilitated in-company training on diverse topics, including data driven innovation, applied statistics, statistical programming and machine learning.
G. Ann Campbell
Infinite Red, USA
Gant Laborde is an owner of Infinite Red, mentor, adjunct professor, published author, and award-winning speaker. For 20 years, he has been involved in software development and continues strong today. He is an “open sourcerer”, team leader, and aspires to one day become a mad scientist. He blogs, videos, and maintains popular repositories for the community. Follow Gant’s adventures at http://gantlaborde.com/.
Modus Create, Croatia
Keras Team at Google, USA
Haifeng is a member of Keras team at Google and a PhD candidate in DATA Lab at Texas A&M University. His research interests are AutoML and deep learning. He is the creator and project lead of AutoKeras, which aims to make deep learning more accessible with AutoML techniques.
Miles AS, Norway
Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 20 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead. Håkan is Chairman of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG) and is active as an Ambassador for Oslo.AI the local chapter for the global City.AI community. Håkan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in AI. Currently, Håkan is working as Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.
Full-time Open Source Contributor, Vietnam
Ian Johnson is a data visualization developer and software prototyper at ObservableHQ. Ian has been turning data into pixels for more than 15 years, cheering on the developments in web standards and open source technologies that enable ever richer forms of communicating data. Ian helped found the Bay Area D3 User Group, a community of thousands of d3.js practitioners, to learn from other like-minded folks. He has prototyped software and visualizations for companies, researchers and causes. He enjoys sharing his understanding and is often tweeting about data visualization and the creative process.
Ixchel Ruiz a DA @ JFrog has developed software applications and tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies, DevSecOps, and testing. A Java Champion, Groundbreaker Ambassador, CD Ambassador, Hackergarten enthusiast, open source advocate, public speaker, and mentor, Ixchel travels around the world (sometimes virtually) sharing knowledge—it’s one of her main drives in life.
Jamie Maria Schouren
Jason Lengstorf works at Netlify and hosts Learn With Jason. He spends a lot of time telling people that the formula for success and happiness is to lift each other up and share what we learn. He is trying his very best to follow his own advice. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Jason is a Senior Developer Advocate for TensorFlow.js at Google. Jason combines his knowledge of the technical and creative worlds to solve complex, strategic / technical challenges for Google's largest customers and internal teams. Developing innovative world firsts utilizing the latest technologies and hardware is a key component of his role to rapidly prototype new ideas and consult on project solutions globally. With a background in Computer Science at the University of Bristol, England, where he specialized in reality mining and invisible computing, Jason has been a "hybrid engineer" for over 15 years. Combining his passion for several areas including both front and back end web programming, but also design and user experience, he has worked in many sizes of companies from startups (including founding his own) to Google.
Jason Santos is a Senior Solution Architect at Rangle.io, where he is responsible for mentoring teams, understanding problems, finding solutions, and providing technical expertise to different projects. In the few years he has been at Rangle, he was able to contribute to the success of large projects in the Banking, Healthcare and Electronic Payment spaces, helping shape Enterprise architecture, leading teams and implementing full stack solutions using NodeJS microservices and cloud-native technologies, as well as both Angular and React. He brings with him 30 years of experience in building software across multiple languages and environments, from embedded software to IDEs and Debugging tools -- designing and implementing software frameworks and building applications on both back-end and front-end since the late 1990s. Being a certified SAFe Agilist, Jason is a strong advocate of process improvement, DevOps and agile delivery practices; he is also passionate about knowledge sharing and mentoring other developers.
Javier Alcaide Pérez
Bluetab Solutions, Spain
Javier Alcaide is a mathematician and software developer focused on data science and machine learning. His professional career is based on the use of advanced analytics and big data techniques within the financial sector. His current role is the design and construction of AI models and the analysis of data using ETL processing with Big Data technologies.
Indellient US Inc., USA
Jayeeta is a Senior Data Scientist with 4+ years of industry experience. Currently, she is working on machine learning and NLP projects and explores a lot of state-of-the-art models to build cool products at Indellient US Inc., a leading software development and IT professional services company working with Fortune 100 companies. Prior to that, she worked at Deloitte. Jayeeta is also engaged with some amazing organizations like Women Who Code and Women Tech Network to promote and inspire more women to take up STEM and often leads technical webinars and talks. She received her Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from City University of New York, NY and Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics from West Bengal State University, India.
Jeff Hoffer is the Technical Leader for Growth at Rollbar, working to improve Rollbar's current products and assist in developing new products that engage customers by bringing Continuous Code Improvement tools to where they are. With over 20 years of experience developing software for startups and enterprises, scaling to Internet traffic, building and maintaining commercially licensed products, and developing internal enterprise tools, Jeff has worked as a Software Engineer, Software Architect and in Director and VP roles leading technology organizations at Intuit, The Bouqs Company, Lunchbox (acquired), Accordent (acquired by Polycom) and Countrywide along with consulting work at many other prominent firms. Jeff has a passion for software development which is why he loves working at Rollbar so much with the focus on improving the professional lives of developers and the strong engineering culture.
Jemima Abu is a self-taught Front End Developer and school-taught Systems Engineer from Lagos, Nigeria. She currently works at Telesoftas, a software company based in Lithuania. She is an avid advocate for diversity and intersectionality in technology and accessibility in web development. She's also a huge nerd, slightly obsessed with cats and can usually be found on her laptop, coding or watching slice-of-life anime.
Jen is a Google Developer Expert and a Cloud Developer Advocate Lead at Microsoft with over 20 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile apps. Jen is a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for hardware hacking, mobile apps, Vue.js, machine learning and discovering new things every day. I'm also the founder and CEO of Front-End Foxes, an international initiative and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to help women learn front-end technologies.
Jenn Creighton is a senior software engineer at Netflix. She hosts Single Threaded Podcast. Organizer of Women of React 2020 conference & useReact.NYC meetup. Jenn lives in New York with her two cats and maintains a Home for Abandoned Succulents, Mismanaged Plants and Otherwise Ailing Flora. You can find her online - [@gurlcode](https://twitter.com/gurlcode).
Jennifer is a front end developer on the Docs and API Libraries team at Shopify where our goal is to make it easier for developers to build on Shopify’s platform by creating and curating technical resources. Jennifer has spent the last two years working on shopify.dev, Shopify’s home for developer documentation.
I am a Software Engineer at Figma, hailing from Leeds in the UK. I have always worked full stack but there is a special place in my heart for anything visual, which has lead me to my role on the Developer Tools team at Figma. What excites me about technology is being able to rapidly iterate on things and work with the smartest people around to build cool stuff! In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my cat, oil painting and getting out into the countryside on my own two feet.
Jessica is a Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly, where she speaks about change and writes about the human implications of engineering decisions. She writes for a selection of tech publications and works as a co-organiser of DevOpsDays London and the regular meet-up group DevSecOps London Gathering. She also works with Coding Black Females to improve equal and equitable representation within the technology industry.
Developer Advocate, UK
Joe Hart has been a web engineer at Monzo, the BBC and LEGO. These days he's contracting his React skills out to those who need it. By night he's also a competition winning Standup Comedian, often blending technology and comedy live on stage at various pubs, theatres and tech conferences.
Red Hat OpenShift, Canada
Joel Lord is passionate about the web and technology in general. He likes to learn new things, but most of all, he wants to share his discoveries. He does so by travelling at various conferences all across the globe. He graduated from college in computer programming in the last millennium. Apart from a little break to get his BSc in computational astrophysics, he was always in the industry. As a developer advocate with Red Hat OpenShift, he meets with developers to help them make the web better by using best practices around Kubernetes. During his free time, he is usually found stargazing in a camping site somewhere or brewing a fresh batch of beer in his garage.
Johan Eliasson is CEO & Co-Founder of Nhost. Johan has been building apps his whole life and is passionate about making it easy to develop web and mobile apps. Prior to Nhost, Johan helped grow his family business, driving innovation in the Swedish water treatment market. Johan graduated from Blekinge Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Computer Security, Computer & Information Systems.
Johannes started developing iOS games in high school, creating his own LISP dialect on top of the ObjC runtime for faster iteration. In his undergrad at h_da Darmstadt he taught computers forgetting, after which he spend 2 years developing semantic SaaS solutions in TypeScript. Going back to academia he did his MSc at Oxford, combining archaeology and computer science with react. After a year in San Francisco implementing video conferences in IE11, he successfully bankrupted 2 start-ups in Berlin and is now working at a stealth startup in London when not designing boardgames.
Long-time Londoner, born in Bristol and raised in Fleet. I blog at https://blog.johnnyreilly.com and I work/have worked on a number of open-source TypeScript projects including: - Definitely Typed - ts-loader - fork-ts-checker-webpack-plugin I also wrote the history of Definitely Typed: https://blog.johnnyreilly.com/2019/10/08/definitely-typed-movie.
Jonathan Bakebwa is the creator and maintainer of Chakra UI Vue, a component library focused on making accessible Vue.js websites and applications fast. Jonathan is also an Engineering Manager at rct.ai as well as the co-founder of the Vue Beijing Meetup in China. He has also authored Vue.js utility libraries in the Vue ecosystem and is currently building the next version of Chakra UI Vue. When he is not coding, Jonathan enjoys playing the guitar, reading and learning about startups.
My background is in Industrial Design where I slowly fell in love with web development and code. I have been a front-end developer for almost 3 years professionally. I also like to dabble in backend and DevOps in my spare time or when work allows for it. I have started doing more workshops and trainings since the last year, and I created a project called code-workshop-kit where I try to use a combination of tools, some of which I created myself, to make code workshops work well remotely.
Hi, I'm Josh! I'm a frontend developer from New York with a passion for open source, static analysis, and the web. I work at Codecademy as a frontend engineer on our core Web Platform team. I'm passionate about open source and bringing accessible education to the masses in a sustainable way.
Josh Justice has worked as a developer since 2004 across frontend, mobile, and backend platforms. As a consultant he collaborates with teams to help them deliver great apps by optimizing their tech stack and development practices. He also writes, speaks, and livestreams about React and React Native, testing, and software design.
Joshua is a developer at Airbnb, working on improving the front end performance of the most visited pages on the site! Joshua cares deeply about ensuring fast experiences for everyone, and has worked on performance optimization and instrumentation to achieve this. With experience building both UI platforms, design systems, and product UI, Joshua has learnt what really works when it comes to performance (and what doesn't!) and is looking forward to sharing these lessons with you.
Juarez Barbosa Junior
Juarez Barbosa Junior has +20 years of experience in several IT-related roles throughout his career, currently working for Microsoft as the Azure Developer Engagement Lead in Ireland. Previously, he's worked for Oracle as a Principal Blockchain Developer Advocate and as Thought Leader and Technical Evangelist in IBM Mobile and IBM Watson. He's passionate about engaging developers and communities to present and discuss the latest technologies related to Blockchain, IoT, Cloud Native, AI, and other Emerging Technologies, with a particular focus and interest in Microsoft Azure.
Julie is an Engineer at Microsoft focussing on the Azure Customer Experience who refuses to give up her mac for Windows. Previously she was an Enterprise Architect at Allianz Germany as they started their cloud journey in 2016 that included full CI/CD with Jenkins, single page apps and containers. When she's not conducting architecture design and CI/CD reviews with Azure customers or building POCs you can find her surviving lockdown by YouTubing about real world engineering or jogging and rock-climbing.
Juliette MacPhail is a Product Manager at mabl, where she spends her time working on a low-code platform for simplifying test automation and helping teams ship high-quality software. She’s passionate about understanding core challenges in the test automation space and enabling the transition to quality engineering. As an active member of mabl’s DEI committee, she spends her spare time on initiatives related to accessibility, inclusivity, and mental health in the workplace.
Jupiter is a prolific indie game journalist. She covers thousands of game jams and indiegames on her YouTube channel, letting every game have a moment in the spotlight. Jupiter is also the Adept Games Wizard at Armor Games where she finds free-to-play, browser-based games to bring on board to their web portal and has been working from home for all of her adult life.
Codete & Medtransfer, Poland
Obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science in 2015 at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. CTO and founder of Codete. Leading and mentoring teams at Codete. Working with Fortune 500 companies on data science projects. Built a research lab for machine learning methods and big data solutions at Codete. Gives speeches and trainings in data science with a focus on applied machine learning in German, Polish, and English. Used to be an O’Reilly trainer.
Design Tokens, USA
Kathleen is a fullstack engineer with a design background. In other words, she really enjoys the front of the frontend, digging into new technologies, and talking about accessibility, React component libraries, design systems, and inclusive documentation. She's also a Color Module Specification Editor for the W3C Design Tokens Community Group. When not coding, designing, or speaking about things, Kathleen is the best Lanterne Rouge cyclocrosser you’ll ever meet.
Kathryn Grayson Nanz is a developer advocate at Progress with a passion for React, UI and design and sharing with the community. She started her career as a graphic designer and was told by her Creative Director to never let anyone find out she could code because she’d be stuck doing it forever. She ignored his warning and has never been happier. You can find her writing, blogging, streaming and tweeting about React, design, UI and more.
Kat works as Quality Engineer at Zoopla. Tried lots of paths: fine arts, comparative literature, social psychology and cognitive science studies before discovering the most enjoyable so far tech path. Kat solves modern browser testing challenges at work and jigsaw after work.
WP Engine, USA
Kelli is a fullstack engineer based in Seattle, WA and working at Sourcegraph to build tools that improve how we work with code. When she's not consuming boba, aka bubble tea, you can usually find her evangelizing TypeScript at yet another developer meet-up, advocating for women and underrepresented folks in tech, or nagging her teammates to update the docs.
Kent C. Dodds
Epic React, USA
Kevin Lamping is a Front-end Engineer and Tester. He runs a course on automated testing at [learn.webdriver.io](http://learn.webdriver.io/) and has a YouTube Tutorial Channel (Front-end Testing with Kevin Lamping). In his free-time, when he's not playing with his kids, Kevin dabbles in tabletop gaming, disc golf and gardening.
I'm a Frontend engineer in SoftServe and born cook in my former life. I love to learn something new and immediately put it into practice and share my experience with others. I'm a mentor at Kottans, give public speeches, participate as program committee in fwdays, translate programming books and maintain an insta magazine @twoLip about my travels and hobbies.
Knut Melvær (b. 1985) is a graduate in the study of religion\s who has pivoted into technology. He is currently working as Head of Developer Relations at Sanity.io. Previously he has been a senior technology consultant at Netlife, a reknowned Norwegian UX- and Design Agency. Before that a PhD Fellow at the University of Bergen. As a technology consultant, he has held workshops in user research, technology strategy, and web development. He has been involved in projects with a wide range of clients such as Energi og Klima, NDLA, Enivest, Fearnley Offshore Supply, Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association, Warner Music, De Bergenske Hotels, The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, The City of Oslo, and Gjensidige. Knut has extensive experience in research, dissemination, teaching, and writing. He has organized and taught courses from undergraduate to graduate level at university. His fields of study have been quantiative and qualitative methodologies in the study of religion, the evolutionary and cognitive science of religion, new religiosity, and digital humanities. He has done podcast interviews of Holberg Prize laureates and been a columnist in newspapers like Klassekampen, Sysla, and Morgenbladet.
I'm Konstantin, heavily focused on JS. Nuxt.js ambassador. Started in the industry a few years ago as a full-stack developer now specialized in the frontend, in Vue (and mainly Nuxt!). Worked in both SaaS and agency-type companies. Heavy helper on Stackoverflow, helping people there daily.
Krasimir has been writing for more then 10 years. Mostly code but also articles and books. You'll find him speaking on web related topics. Last couple of yeas he's been using React and its ecosystem extensively at Antidote.me. Where he and his team mates are trying to help patients reaching clinical trials.
Kristina J. Robinson
Kristina J. Robinson is a Software Engineering Manager at InfluxData. With over 20 years of software development experience, she is thrilled to be a part of the InfluxData UI team. Most recently, Kristina spent time in the financial tech sector working as front-end developer. Kristina graduated from Rice University with a degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX, with her husband and teenage son, and has another son in college. She also has two cats, and fosters dogs and cats frequently. She plays video games with both her boys. She reads voraciously, enjoys paper crafts and knitting, and plays several musical instruments.
Experienced Business Development Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Event Management, Management, and Account Management. Strong business development professional with a Finance focused in Economics and African American History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Deloitte Digital Australia, Australia
Krystal has been working with development for 12 years. During this time she's had the opportunity to work in a wide range of projects from web and mobile applications to games and virtual reality. Currently, she works as a Senior Frontend Developer on the Insights team at Shopify, creating delightful data viz components. She's also been a tech coach on Rails Girls and presented talks and workshops at events like VueConf, RubyConf, Laracon, and CodeTalks. You can find out more about she's done so far on her website: http://krystalcampioni.com
Law Office of Lainey Feingold, USA
Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer in the United States who has worked to make the digital world more inclusive since 1995 and negotiated the first web accessibility agreement in the United States in 2000. Lainey is an international speaker and the Digital Accessibility Resource for the global business to business non-profit Disability:IN. Lainey believes in collaboration over conflict. She developed and practices Structured Negotiation, a problem-solving strategy that avoids lawsuits and focuses on lasting change and relationship-building in the digital accessibility space. She is the author of Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.
Laura is a software engineer obsessed with front-end development. She is also teaching teenagers about Web Technologies. 2 years ago Laura was on the Dark side - developing with COBOL programming language on Mainframe supercomputers! Due to slow evolvement and limitations of used technologies, she decided to shift them pretty drastically. Laura believes we shouldn't stick to any specific technology in this rapidly evolving IT World, but try and use various different ones instead. Every new experience increases our creativity, knowledge, curiosity and expands mindset. Her latest discovery was music programming, and she wants to share it with us!
Laurence Moroney leads AI Advocacy at Google, working as part of the Google Research into Machine Intelligence (RMI) team. He's the author of more programming books than he can count, including 'AI and Machine Learning for Coders' with OReilly, to be published in October 2020. He's also the instructor and creator of the TensorFlow In Practice, and TensorFlow Data and Deployment specializations on Coursera. He also runs the YouTube channel for tensorflow at Youtube.com/tensorflow, and the TensorFlow certificate program for developers at tensorflow.org/certificate. When not working on AI, he's a published Sci-Fi author, comic book creator and IMDB-listed screenwriter.
The Guild, Germany
Lenny is a Solutions Architect at Apollo Graph in San Francisco, CA. He was previously a software engineer and graph champion at Square. When he’s not thinking and talking endlessly about GraphQL and frontend, he’s probably trying to recreate some dish from a YouTube cooking video or hanging out with his wife and son.
Lenz Weber works as a FullStack developer at Mayflower GmbH in Germany, where he works mostly on a TypeScript, React, Redux and Postgraphile stack. He is a maintainer of Redux Toolkit and if he's not currently trying to summon elder gods with weird TypeScript incantations he can usually be found in the Reactiflux Discord or on StackOverflow answering questions on Redux usage.
I'm a physicist, a ballerina and a programmer! I started my work journey doing some investigation work on particle physics implementing algoriths, after I choose that turning to software developing could be a good fit for me. I moved to fullstack develop and when unit testing appeared in my eyes I knew that programing with testing was the perfect fit for me. Now I dedicate my day in working in automation testing, QA work, studying a lot about how to imrprove my work, and dance.
Working closely with customers designing & building TypeScript solutions. Recently a Lead Engineer at Snyk working on extending our current languages offering by introducing new languages and language specific concepts into our system in the shape of libs, parsers and microservices. When not coding I like to spend my time hanging upside down doing circus things.
Lin Clark is a Senior Principal Engineer at Fastly, focusing on WebAssembly. She is a co-founder of the Bytecode Alliance, which is driving WebAssembly’s outside-the-browser ecosystem forward. Many people know her through her long-running series, Code Cartoons, which helps people make sense of various WebAssembly standards and the ecosystem's overall direction. Previously, she has worked on web standardization and devtools at Mozilla, helped people understand the JS ecosystem at npm, and was a Drupal core module maintainer.
Liran Tal is a software developer, and a GitHub Star, world-recognized for his activism in open source communities and advancing web and Node.js security. He engages in security research through his work in the OpenJS Foundation and the Node.js ecosystem security working group, and further promotes open source supply chain security as an OWASP project lead. Liran is also a published author of Essential Node.js Security and O'Reilly's Serverless Security. At Snyk, he is leading the developer advocacy team and on a mission to empower developers with better dev-first security.
Logan Ralston is a Software Engineer for TikTok who works on TUX, TikTok's internal design system. Logan has always had a passion for technology and design. He also is an avid proponent of the hackathon scene and has previously served as the director of McHacks, one of Canada's largest hackathons.
Loren is a Language Runtime Engineer at Temporal, maintaining the TypeScript runtime. They also wrote a book on GraphQL (The GraphQL Guide) and spent over a decade doing full-stack web and mobile development. They love swing dancing and authentic relating, and they secretly miss CoffeeScript 😄.
Lorenzo is a Software Engineer at Microsoft UK — a few years ago he decided to use React Native for a project. He hasn’t stopped since: he became an Open Source maintainer for the core project, helping the Facebook team. He also cares a lot about mental health, so he decided to help his local OSS community with a dedicated meetup, ProvidedAsIs.
TNG Technology Consulting GmbH, Germany
Luke is the co-founder of Gazelle, an all-in-one business automation solution for piano technicians. He founded and bootstrapped the company in 2015, helping piano technicians around the world grow their businesses. Gazelle has customers in over 30 countries and is translated into 11 languages.
SUSE, South Africa
Lukonde is a Principal Technical Evangelist at SUSE and is an AWS Container Hero. He specializes in cloud and DevOps engineering and cloud-native technologies. He is passionate about sharing knowledge through various mediums and engaging with the developer community at large.
Principal Developer Advocate at ‹div›RIOTS - makers of Backlight, a Design Systems IDE built for Designers and Developers - m4dz is a curious animal. Former Frontend Dev, Devtools enthusiast, he has made the Developer eXperience (DX) his cherished topic. All the Web technologies are under his radar to get things ever simpler. His motto: "Developers are users just like you." As a life-long dreamer, his favourite book will ever remain "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
Vaisala Oyj, Finland
Maaret Pyhäjärvi is an exploratory tester extraordinaire with a day-job at Vaisala as Principal Test Engineer. She is a tester, (polyglot) programmer, speaker, author, and a community facilitator. She has been awarded the two prestigious global testing awards, Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016 (MIATPP) and EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award (2020), and selected as Top-100 Most Influential in ICT in Finland 2019&2020.
Softiware AS, Norway
Majid Hajian is a passionate software developer with years of developing and architecting complex web and mobile applications. His passions are Flutter, PWA, and performance. He loves sharing his knowledge with the community by writing and speaking, contributing to open source, and organizing meetups and events. Majid is the award-winning author of the "Progressive web app with Angular" book by Apress and the "Progressive Web Apps" video course by PacktPub and Udemy. He is (co)organizer a few Nordic conferences and meetups including GDG Oslo, FlutterVikings, Mobile Era, and ngVikings.
I'm a software engineer who specializes in building web apps using Python, GraphQL and React. Currently, I work as a lead developer at Saleor. I speak at tech conferences about Python and GraphQL. I'm a runner, musician and traveler in my free time. I'm based in Wrocław, Poland.
Samsung R&D Institute UK, UK
Marco is a Data Scientist at the Samsung R&D Institute UK. Outside of work, he is a maintainer of pandas (data wrangling platform for Python widely adopted in the scientific computing community) and author of nbQA (code quality tool for Jupyter Notebooks). He holds an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford.
Marian is Full Stack product Designer at Nodesource. She is co-founder of Pionerasdev, the biggest community for #WomenInTech in Colombia, South America with +1,200 active members. She is in love with technology education, and is formally adjunct professor in Latin America universities in both undergraduate and master's degrees. She also teaches on several internet platforms where she mixes design, technology and marketing.
Grafana Labs, UK
Marie is currently a Developer Advocate at k6.io, a Grafana Labs company. In the past, she has been an Engineering Manager, a Principal Engineer and a Test Consultant. She is also a tech blogger at testingwithmarie.com, an accessibility advocate and an online course instructor at Ministry of Testing and Test Automation University.
Marissa Masangcay is a Technical Marketing Specialist for Cloudinary and has worked for the company since 2017. She has also served as one of Cloudinary’s Developer Support Engineers, where she responded to customers’ technical support requests and feature-related questions, as well as debugged customer issues and wrote code samples in multiple development frameworks. She has also served as a volunteer instructor for Girls Who Code, which is a nonprofit dedicated to teaching girls in grades 6-12 the fundamentals of coding. Marissa graduated with her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of San Francisco.
Mark Erikson is a Senior Front-End Engineer at Replay, and lives in southwest Ohio, USA. Mark is a Redux maintainer, creator of Redux Toolkit, and general keeper of the Redux docs. He tweets at @acemarke, and blogs at https://blog.isquaredsoftware.com. He spends much of his time answering questions about React and Redux anywhere there's a comment box on the internet, and usually hangs out in the Reactiflux chat channels.
Hi! I’m a humanist & technologist who loves working with the web. I build products, often involving a heavy dose of backend Node.js services. Having confidence that these services work as designed allows me to iterate faster and provide value. So, good thing then I’m also the core maintainer of AVA, the Node.js test runner that lets you develop with confidence.
Medallia, Czech Republic
I'm a Sr. Front-End Engineer at Medallia, building their surveys platform and helping them shape the customer experience market with React. My areas of interest include JS and compile-to-JS languages, DX, and performance optimization. Aside from public speaking about these, I also volunteer at TechLabs, teaching front-end development.
Matt Butler, Artist, and Art Director. Previously worked in London and the USA for Virgin, EA, Sega, and Activision creating games for the X box and Playstation. Matt moved into the iGaming industry 7 years ago, he currently works for Evolution with the Netent Brand. He has directed with the help of an amazing art team many of Netent´s most successful slot titles such as Divine Fortune, Narcos, and Jumanji.
Matt Fellows is a core contributor to the Pact contract-testing framework, and co-founder of the microservices continuous delivery platform – Pactflow. A self-described polyglot who enjoys working at the intersection of technology, humans and ideas – ideally fully caffeinated. He's passionate about giving back to the tech community, sharing learnings at local meetups and conferences, and is a core contributor to the popular Pact microservices testing framework and author of the Muxy chaos testing tool. When not absorbing the Internet via osmosis, he can be found teaching kids at Code Club, playing basketball or pumping iron like Arnie.
WP Engine, USA
Matt Landers leads the DevRel team at WP Engine, after joining the company in 2019 as a Technical Architect who was (and still is) super passionate about headless. That passion ultimately played a major role in the release of Atlas, which pairs WP Engine’s industry-leading WordPress platform with Node.js hosting to enable headless solutions using modern frameworks and technologies like React, Vue, and more. Before joining WP Engine, he served as Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, where he educated developers on the advantages of adopting .NET and worked with Fortune 100 companies to build some of the largest enterprise systems as an Architect. Additionally, Matt founded Covalence, a coding bootcamp, channeling his passion for teaching developers.
Matthew is an internet video nerd. He's the co-founder and Head of Technology & Community at Mux, a startup building online video infrastructure for developers, a core-contributor to Video.js, the biggest HTML5 video framework, and the organizer of Demuxed, the largest video-focused dev conference/community in the world.
Matt is a Product Evangelist at Tyk passionate about API management, development, and architecture. Matt has worked as a developer, tech lead, and architect for some of the largest financial institutions and insurers in Canada. He is always dabbling in the latest tech and applying this to his own ventures in technology.
Maurice de Beijer
Independent Software Consultant and Trainer, Netherlands
Maxime has been working with MongoDB for the past 7 years and in the IT industry for 10 years. He is a MongoDB and Java trainer, with DEV and DBA MongoDB certifications. Maxime joined MongoDB as a Developer Advocate 3.5 years ago to share his experience with the community. He loves clean code, scuba diving, code challenges and vikings!
Melanie de Leeuw
Melanie loves being a software engineer. The infinite loop of bugs, puzzles and learning make of everyday a new adventure. Her specialty and the love of her life is Vue.js, but lately she has been adding Nuxt.js and Node.js to the party. When she is not working as a software engineer at Capgemini, she uses her web development skills to remove micro plastic in the waters of the world. Her goal in this life is to work towards a more sustainable way of life, meaning that her hobbies include sailing the world, documenting underwater micro-life, and picking up trash with podcasts blasting. She is always trying on many different hats: trainer, team lead, community builder, talker, organizer. But the hat that fits best is developer.
Michael is a full-stack web developer, passionate about testing from Kyiv, Ukraine. I also work as a consultant & trainer focused on testing. Michael works on open-source product CodeceptJS with a goal to bring a better testing experience to developers. Making testing as easy and as joyful as it could be is his motto.
Michael Hladky is a Google Developer Expert (GDE), Microsoft MVP, trainer, and consultant with a focus on Angular and RxJS. For years he has been helping companies and developers to set up scalable architectures and performant processes enabling teams to keep up with state-of-the-art development. A vibrant member of the tech community, he organizes multiple community events and workshops each year to give back.
I'm a passionate and experienced software architect from Milan, Italy. I've been working as a software engineer and architect for almost ten years in product and consultancy companies, taking the best from both worlds. I'm currently working as a Senior Software Architect in NearForm while contributing to many open-source projects in different languages (TypeScript, Haskell, Golang), writing books and technical articles.
RELEX Solutions, Finland
Business-oriented software product engineer (M.Sc. in computer science) featuring 15 years of professional involvement in the entire life-cycle of digital products. Experience developing a variety of disruptive Internet technologies. Insights into modern travel, smart cities, the gig economy and social networking services.
Mike is a developer, Google Developer Expert, and Ionic Developer Advocate who's been working in the mobile landscape for most of his professional career. When he's not working Ionic itself, Mike works with community members and helps them succeed at mobile. In his spare time, he’s an aspiring woodworker, occasional musician, and craft beer lover.
Mikhail Burtsev is a head of Neural Networks and Deep Learning Laboratory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is also a founder and leader of open-source conversational AI framework DeepPavlov. Mikhail had proposed and co-organize a series of academic Conversational AI Challenges (including NIPS 2017, NeurIPS 2018, EMNLP 2020). His research interests are in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems. Mikhail Burtsev has published more than 20 technical papers including – Nature, Artificial Life, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and other peer-reviewed venues.
Minko Gechev is a senior engineer at Google, where he develops tools for the Angular framework. Before joining Google, he was a technical co-founder and the CTO of Rhyme.com, which in 2019 got acquired by Coursera. The President of the Republic of Bulgaria awarded Minko for his software projects with a high social impact and with a diploma for contributions to the areas of computer science and software engineering. In 2019 Forbes Bulgaria included Minko Gechev in their selection "30 under 30" in category Science and Technology.
Bonitoo, Czech Republic
Miroslav Malecha is Director of Product management at Bonitoo.io. He has a background in computer science and has been focused on defining software products in data science, enterprise architectures and cloud computing. Prior to joining Bonitoo, Miroslav held product management positions at Good Data and Hewlett-Packard Software. When Mirek is not working, you can find him speeding down hills on his ebike in the forests near Prague.
Mohammad Shahbaz Alam
Magic Labs, India
Shahbaz is a full stack developer and open source enthusiast, Developer Advocate @ Magic Labs, GDG Ranchi Organizer, Auth0 Ambassador, and Mozilla Representative. He loves teaching and sharing his learnings at conferences and meetups related to Serverless, Authentication and Authorization, Google Technologies, Security, Web Extensions, SPAs, PWAs and VR/AR/XR.
Murat K Ozcan
Murat was born in Turkey and has lived around Chicago for over 20 years. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a computer engineering bachelor's and contributed at Siemens for over a decade. He is married with two daughters; 9 and 11 years old. He lives to do corrective deeds; learn, teach, fix what is broken, improve and optimize all things around at work, open source, and home life. He is a tech enthusiast in love with testing, development, devops, web and cloud. Currently he is a Staff Engineer & Test Architect at Extend.
Nancy is a Solutions Architect working at Rangle.io in Toronto, Canada. She is passionate about products, quality and outcome driven development. In her free time she contributes to the open source community for testing tools and mentors other women who are starting their careers in tech.
Natalia Tepluhina is a Vue.js core team member and a Staff Frontend Engineer at GitLab. She is a conference speaker and author of articles on different topics related to Vue.js . Thanks to these activities Natalia has got a title of Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies.
ChainSafe Systems, Germany
Naz is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. She is passionate about UI engineering, Psychology and cats! 🐈 . At Netflix, she works on the product engineering team to enhance user experience across platforms. Prior to Netflix, she worked in the Finance industry as a Software Architect. 👩🏻💻 Naz is dedicated to advancing the role of women in engineering. 👩👩🏻👩🏼👩🏽👩🏾 She volunteers with Hour of Code teaching high school girls how to code and serves as a member of MentorCruise and BuiltByGirls to coach engineers. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find her exploring the world 🌱, playing games, or curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee. 📚☕
Neil Manvar is an engineer dedicated to helping developers ship quality code quickly. In his free time, you can find him cycling, snowboarding, or cuddling with his dog. He currently works as a Solutions Engineering Manager at Sentry, an Application Monitoring software company that helps software teams discover, triage, and optimize the performance of their code.
Nick Teets is a software developer and musician based in Denver. Nick found his passion for connecting people using technology after spending summers in the Sandhills of Nebraska establishing a multimedia journalism nonprofit. Through an interactive website, the project told the stories of the communities of the area with audio, video, photos, and text. This early foray in journalism taught him about the intersection of empathy, technology, and storytelling, and would lead him to a career in frontend software development, creating beautiful and accessible user experiences to connect people across the world.
Nico is the Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar. He has spent over 13 years working with companies around the world to improve their software development lifecycle focused on quality critical applications. His passion is helping teams deliver quality products to market faster. “Do what you love and love what you do!”
Nik is the founder of Serenity and is passionate about cryptography, CRDTs, GraphQL and React. He co-created several popular open source projects like DraftJS Plugins and Polished and participated in Stripe’s Open Source Retreat. In his spare-time he enjoys ski touring, cycling and organising the ReactJS Vienna meetup.
Nikhil is a Software Engineer at Yugabyte. He is leading the efforts on YugabyteDB integrations with open source developer tools like GraphQL, Spring Data, R2DBC, and Kubernetes. He also works with the developer community on the adoption of Distributed SQL databases in cloud native applications. He has presented at major developer conferences, including Spring One Platform, PostgreSQL Conference, and Distributed SQL Conference. He is originally from Mysore, India, and has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.
Sauce Labs, USA
Nikolay Advolodkin is a Senior Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs. He has an extensive background in software testing, quality assurance, and test automation as the CEO and Test Automation Instructor at UltimateQA.com, a training site full of videos and resources covering the gamut of testing topics and technologies. Nikolay has taught more than 50,000 students in over 120 countries about test automation. He is a frequent contributor to open source and was selected as one of the top automation engineers in the world three years in a row by TechBeacon.com.
Nouha is the Developer Experience Manager at Prismic. She currently manages a team of developer experience engineers, and spending a lot of time on recruiting and growing her team. This year she'll recruit over 15 people to join her team. She'll share some advice for those of you preparing for technical interviews, and will be able to describe what is a Developer Experience Engineer, a Developer Relations Engineer, a Dev Blogger, a Dev Streamer.
Oguzhan is a person whose passion is learning. He is self-motivated about discovering his unknown unknowns and autodidactic to move forward in this path. His primary motivation is to keep his technical breadth at the highest level it can be. Because Oguzhan believes that in each particular field, there is something he will learn that he won't be able to grasp anywhere else. In the past, Oguzhan dropped out of Nuclear Engineering to pursue his passion and enjoy what he does for a living. He mainly worked as a Backend Engineer and shifted toward the Cloud. Oguzhan is currently working as an Infrastructure Engineer and is quite optimistic about his career. He is aiming for better, non-stop.
The Guardian, UK
I first developed an interest in programming in my early teens, making text-based adventure games in QBasic. After completing my degree in 2020, I stumbled out of the pandemic directly into the newly transformed fully remote world of work. In August ‘21 I accepted an offer to join the Guardian where I have been working on their identity platform migration. Outside of work I contribute to the Great British Public Toilet Map, an open source project dedicated to helping people find toilets across the UK. You can find me tweeting about life and work [@olliethinks](https://twitter.com/olliethinks).
Oli is VP of NeuraLegion's developer focussed security testing platform, helping developers understand how they can run seamless, fast and accurate security tests on every build. Oli works closely with security and engineering teams globally to help them ship secure software more efficiently and is passionate about automation, CI/CD and DevOps / DevSecOps. Oli has spoken at many conferences internationally and is a regular at developer and security related events and meetups.
Omar is a graphics programmer working on mapping software currently based in Ithaca, NY. He is the co-creator of a desktop game, Move or Die. He has published over a dozen flash games that have been played millions of times. He loves the the universal accessibility of creating things for the web and enjoys writing computer graphics tutorials to help others create awesome stuff for the web.
Kontent by Kentico, Czech Republic
Ondrej is a Jamstack enthusiast focused mostly on React and Vue-based tools. As a Developer Evangelist at Kontent by Kentico, he constantly stays connected with in-house and partner developers, which brings him closer to many interesting digital projects built with various tools. Always interested in problems that everyone claims have no solution, Ondrej enjoys building the architecture of components or applications and figuring out how all parts fit together. He also creates videos and speaks at conferences and podcasts.
Oren Rubin is the founder and CEO of Testim, an AI-based test automation platform that speeds the authoring of resilient end-to-end tests. Oren has over 22 years of experience in the software industry, building mostly test-related products for developers at IBM, Wix, Cadence, Applitools, and Testim.io. In addition to being a busy entrepreneur, Oren is a community activist and the co-organizer of the Selenium-Israel meetup and the Israeli Google Developer Group meetup. He has taught at Technion University and mentored at the Google Launchpad Accelerator.
Orta is a developer/designer who works on web-powered games. Prior to that, he worked on the TypeScript team in Microsoft. He has a decade of open source contributions ranging across many eco-systems, helps maintain a dependency manager for iOS, built Danger in many languages, contributes to working groups like GraphQL and in core teams like Jest, Svelte and React Native. You've probably seen his open-source design work in the React/TypeScript ecosystem.
Sauce Labs, Canada
Oz is a Game Dev Evangelist at Backtrace, A Sauce Labs Company. He has over 15 years of experience in the game industry in various senior technical roles in gaming and software engineering. His major interests are emerging tech, machine learning and creating new tech products involving gaming or gamified applications.
Software Engineer, entrepreneur and foodie. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Pablo and his team are on a mission to make building delightful user experiences universally accessible. He founded Frontity in 2015, has raised 1.5M€ in funding and since June 2019, Frontity became a 100% open-source project after releasing their framework for building lighting sites using React and WordPress.
Independent Consultant, Austria
Patrick is a frontend engineer at Rohea Oy, building the next big sales enablement platform built on Flow, ReScript, React and PHP. He is also core team member of the ReScript programming language, working on the language's tooling infrastructure and documentation website.
Paul has been in the gaming industry for the better part of two decades, and has always been interested in the intersection of game design and new tech. He is CTO / Co-founder of OPGames, an open-source game platform company building tools to help game developers navigate this new landscape called web3. Paul is also the co-founder of Altitude Games, a mobile and blockchain gaming company based in the Philippines. He currently leads the KERNEL Gaming Guild, a community of the most talented individuals in the blockchain space. He has been writing and coding on web3 since 2017, and most of his work can be found online at polats.com.
Front-end developer. Currently living in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Founder of Luxundlaune, a photography platform in Germany, Paranoidandroid, a custom rom for Android and several open source projects including react-spring, react-three-fiber, react-use-gesture, zustand.
Mojang Studios, Sweden
Toptal, Czech Republic
Pavel has over a decade of experience in data science and product development, especially focusing on product, project, and process management. With a strong data background, his focus has been on finding the right balance between the key value-add features and cost-effective solutions.
Pawel Sawicki is a freelance consultant and lecturer with a focus on distributed systems, and related areas such as software security and software architecture, especially in the context of mobile applications. On this way he discovered React and React Native several years ago and used them in a variety of professional projects for leading German companies, from small startups to large corporations. Pawel always strives to share the practical knowledge he has acquired in a didactically valuable way for the benefit of his clients and students.
S0L1D Heroes, Netherlands
DevOps is one of my greatest passions. Guiding teams in the DevOps way of working, helping and facilitating them in achieving the ultimate goal of becoming a high performing team. What I often see at companies, that they’re trying to adopt the DevOps way of working with a technical approach. They often start with automation. While automation is a huge aspect of DevOps, it isn’t the key to success. Mindset and behavior is in my opinion the key to success. Getting the right culture and a facilitating governance with its processes within the company. Only then you can be successful in adopting the DevOps way of working.
Philipp loves to code and teach people. His first project was a webpage to manage which of his friends had borrowed which VHS. It was this project that also convinced him that the internet is where the future is. Fast forward some 20 years and he is still coding. He currently works as CTO at auteon.
Pramod Shenoy is currently working as a Solutions Architect at Cloudinary. His interests align with his 8 years of experience at Akamai and Catchpoint in web performance and optimization, CDNs and monitoring digital experiences. Outside of work Pramod likes to hike, read blogs on tech, sports and stock markets.
Prosper Otemuyiwa is a software engineer who has worked on biometric, health and developer tools. He is a seasoned developer advocate, community leader and a firm open source hacker who believes immensely in the intersection of people & technology. He co-founded Eden Life & forloop, the largest African developer community (currently in ~8 countries). He's currently a GitHub Star & Developer Advocate at Sourcegraph.
SC Cleared Full Stack SDET with +15 years of Experience in QA, +13 years of Experience in Test Automation, and +8 years in Leadership, Delivering, and Releasing Software on different platforms (Mobile, Desktop, Web). Raised and born in Brazil with Portuguese grandparents moved to London in 2014 and now works as an independent contractor. Became a STEM Ambassador and a STEM Women Member in 2020 making an impact and bringing more people to the STEM area. Contributes to TestProject and instructor of Test Automation University (Contract Tests with Pact and Introduction to Blockchain Testing) alongside a tech blog created in 2011 which is a collection of learnings and past experiences.
Rafael is an active member of the global open source community. He’s a Node.js Core member, Fastify core member, Clinic.js core member, and member of the Node.js Diagnostics Team. His experience in backend development involves developing projects with requirements to be low latency along with software and architecture optimization.
shopware AG, Germany
After her apprenticeship as an application developer, Ramona has contributed to product development at shopware AG for about six years now: First in quality assurance and now, as Software Developer. She has both views of the product - that of a tester and that of a developer. Ramona uses this primarily to strengthen trust in test automation and to support the testers. The automation in the end-to-end area of shopware originates from her pen, and she continues to push it firmly.
I am a strong full stack developer, and a Ruby on Rails enthusiast. I'm passionate about formalized SDL processes, and clean, well-tested code. Having worked on the monolith that is the Words With Friends backend service at Zynga, I've architected, developed and deployed features that have been used by millions of concurrent users. I'm a huge supporter of University of Toronto, and an Arbor Award recipient. I guest lecture when I can, mentor students through the Alumni Mentorship program, and volunteer at numerous interview prep workshops, panels, and networking events for students.
Currently, Robert Hostlowsky is working as a developer, coach and systems engineer. He published an online video course about developing a full-stack GraphQL application online-course. He loves DevOps culture on modern cloud infrastructure, uses the latest state-of-the-art web technologies, and loves how it plays nicely together at minimum effort and cost. He loves web technologies. Feeling being a part of the developer community he is co-organizing the JSCraftcamp, Munich.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, React and Vue. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on https://robrich.org/presentations and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.
I have woven application development into my entire career, from time in the U.S. Army and U.S. Government to stints with the Big Four, the world's largest cloud services provider, and smaller startups. I have started my own company – twice – once providing consulting services and most recently with WorkFone, a software as a service startup that provided virtual digital identities to government clients. I love to build in public with Go and all things serverless!
Rodrigo is a focused developer who produces digital projects for agencies around the world. He has 20 years of experience using various methodologies and tech in most web and mobile projects. He has a strong knowledge base of the WordPress world and is very engaged with the community: building custom themes, plugins, and core customizations. He specializes in WordPress, developing for the front-end back-end and in managing digital projects.
Roman Sandler is a former educator turned self-taught software engineer. Roman spends most of his time working on the Fiverr Business platform at Fiverr, focusing on UI development. Roman cares deeply about test automation and has spent the last few years coming up with patterns and practices to do so in a reliable and sustainable way.
Detox E2E team member. Rotem is a Software Engineer, open source advocate, passionate about Android, React Native, mobile performance, writing developer tools and Lego! In his current position at Wix, Rotem is leading the team working on Detox, and a few other infrastructure and testing tools.
Roy Derks is a developer, author and public speaker from the Netherlands. His mission is to make the world a better place through tech by training and inspiring developers worldwide. Currently he is working with StepZen on a mission to make GraphQL adoption easy and scalable.
Roy Tal is a cloud and DevOps enthusiast who loves to build tool that will make infrastructure operations better for everyone. Today he is a team leader and founding team member at Firefly who are helping solve infrastructure drift in large-scale cloud operations. Before that he served as a backend developer at Dome9, building better security practices into cloud operations, that has been acquired by Check Point.
Russ Fustino is a Developer Advocate on Blockchain for Algorand helping developers learn how to build Blockchain solutions. Russ is a Microsoft MVP reconnect in App Development and a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. Fustino has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools. He shares that knowledge via live seminars, teachings, and internet video productions. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over one million developers over the course of his career. He is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Teachers Pay Teachers, USA
Ruth Mesfun is a Software Engineer at Teachers Pay Teachers. Her team was tasked to de-risk important pages that were dynamically rendered on mobile which they completed in two months. While learning all about SEO and mobile-first indexing she also is taking a class in beginner Japanese and finished a Financial Coach program.
Ryan Severns is Co-Founder & COO at StackHawk where he spends his time getting application security into the hands of developers. Prior to StackHawk, he led analytics, marketing, and growth teams at VictorOps and JumpCloud. He loves end-user focused software, data, and chips & salsa.
I'm Sabin Adams, and I've been working in web development for about ten years now. I love solving problems and making tools that make developers' lives easier, and currently, I work as a developer advocate for Prisma. Teaching, speaking, and writing about web development is my passion!
Applied Materials, India
Sachin is a Deputy Director at Applied Materials leading efforts in Data Science and Advanced Analytics with a team of data scientists, working to provide innovative solutions with a focus on AI enablement in various products and systems for the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in the Industry around Software, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Following a stint in data engineering, I have spent the past 6 years focused on web development. After building elegant & highly performant user experiences as the Web Team Lead @ Unsplash, I have now shifted focus to developing web SDKs & maintaining OSS @ Builder.io I am currently the core maintainer of Mitosis, a trail-blazing open-source project that allows engineers to write their components once and build them for every web framework out there.
OWASP London Chapter Leader, UK
Sam Stepanyan is an OWASP London Chapter Leader and an Independent Application Security Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with a background in software engineering and web application development. Sam has worked for various financial services institutions in the City of London specialising in Application Security consulting, Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), developer training, source code reviews and vulnerability management. He is also a Subject Matter Expert in Web Application Firewalls (WAF). Sam holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and a CISSP certification.
Samuel is responsible for the developer relations at Storyblok. As the headless system's head of devrel, he spends most of his time buried in the documentation and creating various experiments and demos. He always defines himself as Creative FrontEnd Knight & DesignOps enthusiast with a passion for JAMStack and the beautiful web. As a determined community believer, he co-created multiple meetups and is always happy to help any community in need.
Sandrina is a Frontend Engineer who helps turn ideas into accessible experiences. Within the React ecosystem, she’s been shrinking the gap between Engineering and Product design. Currently she’s doing that at Remote as a Team Leader. Along the journey, she’s has been raising awareness of why Web Accessibility is part of our duties as web creators.
Red Hat, USA
Sasha is a Sr. Manager on the Managed OpenShift Black Belt (MOBB) team at Red Hat, where she is helping enterprise customers successfully migrate to managed OpenShift on customers’ favorite public cloud. In her career, Sasha has worked in development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. Sasha is an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, a chair of DeliveryConf, and a published author.
I'm a software engineer at Twitter working on the Core API Team helping build the next generation API with GraphQL and Scala. I currently serve on the GraphQL Governing Board as a representative of Twitter. Previously, I worked at Medium as the tech lead of the Platform Team, jumpstarting Medium's move to GraphQL.
Scott Gerlach is Co-founder and Chief Security Officer at StackHawk, a Denver-based startup focused on empowering engineers to easily identify and remediate security bugs. Scott brings over two decades of security and engineering experience to his current role, having served as CSO, CISO, and in other executive leadership functions at companies like SendGrid, Twilio, and GoDaddy. When he's not at work, you'll find Scott spending time with family, brewing beer, and playing guitar.
I’m a developer advocate working with GraphCMS to create content that helps remove friction and educate around the GraphQL space. I create content written in the blog here and also in educational videos supporting the written content. I’m a second career dev, that reskilled from a VBA analyst developer role into web development. I’m a massive fan of the Jamstack I have a wealth of knowledge working with Gatsby and am spending a lot of time familiarising myself with Svelte and SvelteKit.
Scott is an accessibility specialist at Shopify. He spends his days auditing web properties and native apps, reviewing code, and discussing inclusive design principles with designers, developers, content authors, partners, support, and legal teams. In his spare time Scott runs an online store and writes about web accessibility at ScottVinkle.me. He also enjoys snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. He lives in Ajax ON with his wife and two children.
AG Grid, UK
Get started with AG Grid React Data Grid with a hands-on tutorial from the core team that will take you through the steps of creating your first grid, including how to configure the grid with simple properties and custom components. AG Grid community edition is completely free to use in commercial applications, so you'll learn a powerful tool that you can immediately add to your projects. You'll also discover how to load data into the grid and different ways to add custom rendering to the grid. By the end of the workshop, you will have created an AG Grid React Data Grid and customized with functional React components.
I'm a computer scientist by education, a software developer by trade, and a serial technologist at heart. In short, my passion is solving technical problems. As a solutions architect at Tyk, I help companies design and architect API management platforms and digital transformation journeys.
A Computer Engineering MSc on Big Data and Cloud Computing with Hadoop and Hive at METU (Middle East Technical University). Here is my summary: * Big data and Cloud computing architect/researcher/developer * Low-level Java and JVM researcher/developer/hacker * AWS Technical and Business Consulting Partner * "Off-Heap Storage" and "Bytecode Instrumentation" Ninja * Oracle OpenSource Contributor * PhD candidate about Indexing on Hadoop and Hive * Always thinking on open-source project ideas
Shain is a Developer Advocate at Decentology, where he teaches about topics in Web3 and how to build in Web3. He previously worked at NASA, The Boring Company, Microsoft, and Amazon, focusing mainly on web and mobile development. Shain spends most of his time building side projects, engaging with the Web3 community, playing poker, and working out!
RTFM Please, Israel
I'm a marketing technologist and open source community builder, who likes to work with engineering teams that are building products that developers love. Having built both the DevOps Israel and Cloud Native Israelcommunities from the ground up, today I spend my time finding the places where technology and people intersect and ensuring that this is an excellent experience. You can find my talks, articles, and employment experience at rtfmplease.dev.
Shawn Swyx Wang
Swyx is passionate about Developer Tooling and Developer Communities. He currently works as Head of Developer Experience at Temporal.io and recently published the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developer careers. In his free time he teaches React, TypeScript, Storybook and Node.js CLI's at Egghead.io, and helps run the Svelte Society community of meetups.
Shivani Poddar is a Machine Learning Tech Lead for the Meeting Assistant team at Workplace, Facebook, leading the development of meeting assistants for making remote collaboration easier for work. Previously, Shivani built and launched the foundational machine learning and AI stack for Facebook Portal, spearheading product and engineering development across social graph technology for ML, deep personalization for a smarter calling experience. She was also the first ever student at Carnegie Mellon to be funded by the Amazon Alexa Prize, where she and her team built a social chatbot, eventually deployed to tens of thousands of users through Alexa. During her time at CMU she also pursued research in the field of Natural Language Generation, Reinforcement Learning for chatbots and multimodal machine learning. Outside of Work, Shivani has emerged as one of the leaders in talking about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Consumers as well as Enterprises. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences over the last 2 years covering topics such as – Diversity and Bias in AI, Future of Work, Immersive Multimodal Assistants. She is also a mentor for young aspirants looking to become the next innovators in the field, and regularly volunteers in resume building workshops, panels for hiring and Q&As on LinkedIn.
Shivay Lamba is a software developer specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor and has also been a MLH Fellow. He is actively involved in community work as well. He is a TensorflowJS SIG member, Mentor in OpenMined and CNCF Service Mesh Community, SODA Foundation and has given talks at various conferences like Github Satellite, Voice Global, Fossasia Tech Summit, TensorflowJS Show & Tell.
Atri Labs, USA
Shyam Swaroop is the maintainer and core developer of an open-source project, Atri engine - a new framework built on React. He is also the Co-Founder & CTO of Atri Labs - the company behind this project. He has worked as a software engineer in both academia and industry. His most recent engagement in academia was working with DARPA under the US Department of Defense as Graduate Research Assistant at Columbia University (USA). Previously, he has created software products that have yielded multi million dollars of revenue for his organization, EXL Services, a US-headquartered technology consulting firm. He studied Engineering from IIT, India and dropped out from graduate program in computer science at Columbia University, USA to work on his startup full-time.
Simon Waterer is a Customer Engineer at Sourcegraph. He has worked across a range of technologies including object and NoSQL databases, high performance computing and distributed platforms including Kubernetes and Mesos. Outside of technology, he likes most sports but especially cricket, rugby and F1. And loves spending time outdoors with his dog.
Simon Zhong is a Sales Engineer at Sentry with almost 10 years of experience in enterprise software. He attended the University of Edinburgh and is a graduate of University of California, Davis in Computer Science. He is an American born Chinese (ABC) who is a native English speaker with conversational proficiency in Cantonese.
Vacation Tracker, Serbia
Slobodan Stojanović is CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio based in Montreal Canada, and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a simple Slack-based leave management system for teams. He is based in Belgrade and is the JS Belgrade meetup co-organizer. Slobodan is the AWS Serverless Hero, Claudia.js core team member, and co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications.
Stefan works in Checkly's Developer Relations and quickly fell in love with web performance, new technologies, and accessibility. He is also a curator of the online resource Tiny Helpers, Tiny Teachers, contributes to a variety of open source projects, and enjoys sharing nerdy discoveries.
Stephan Schneider is a backend developer at Contentful. Since 2018 GraphQL is not just an interesting technology for him anymore when he started participating in the company's initial development of their first GraphQL API. He has not stepped back since and constantly plays with new ways to integrate pre-existing data into GraphQL.
Deque Systems, USA
Unity Technologies, USA
The creator of Q.js (a drag-and-drop quantum circuit composer) and Handy.js (a hand pose capture and recognition toolkit for WebXR). Stewart invents fun future things in collaboration with his amazing colleagues at Unity Technologies where he serves as Head of Consumer Augmented Reality. Prior to Unity, Stewart has worked with renowned hybrid studios like Google’s Data Arts Team, Google Creative Lab, Amazon’s Emerging Technologies and Intelligence Platforms team, and Unity Labs. Together with his talented teammates, he’s won industry awards like the Cannes Gold Lion, created a virtual reality music video for LCD Soundsystem, and collaborated with Ernő Rubik to create the “Beyond Rubik’s Cube” traveling exhibition. What really makes Stewart happy is partnering with smart friends to take on the impossible – or the ridiculous. Stewart received his Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Yale University. His artwork has been exhibited at various museums around the world, he’s taught graduate courses that mix code with graphic design, served on various industry panels, and is always excited about the future.
After working as a science teacher for a few years, Sylvana transitioned into software engineering as a means to provide a quality education to all learners. She began her career as an apprentice at Codecademy and is now a software engineer at the company. During her time at Codecademy, she has gained experience with React, Next.js, and Typescript and has led initiatives like the tech reading club and dev workshops.
Taley’a is a software engineer, she has been helping her team in building and maintaining the frontend architecture of products over the last three year. She is currently working on ReactJS and has experience in other web and mobile technologies. She is an active contributor in community and loves speaking in community events and conferences. She is also interested in reading, art and traveling.
Talia Nassi is an international keynote speaker who delivers content on all things testing and quality. She is a developer advocate at Split.io where she works closely with engineering teams globally to ship software more efficiently. She is passionate about feature flagging, canary launches, CI/CD, testing in production, and A/B testing. She has spoken at countless conferences internationally, ranging from audiences of 100 to 4000!
XM Cyber, Israel
Tamar is a software developer , manager and architect. She has a decade of software engineering experience in various technologies: Server side, big data, mobile, web technologies, and security. She is currently focusing on Node.js, and has a deep knowledge of Node.js server architecture and Node.js performance optimisations.
Tamas is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and a Developer Experience Engineer. He has more than a decade of experience delivering technical training to large, prestigious organisations. He is passionate about unlocking the latest & greatest features of web development.
I got into game development at the age of 15 thinking it would be a temporary hobby. It ended up being my entire life. I'm very passionate for innovative game design and currently have 3 mobile games, 2 browser games and 3 PC games released. I also have a small youtube channel about game development and game design.
Tanmai Gopal is the CEO, co-founder of Hasura. He is a StackOverflow powered fullstack developer whose areas of interest and work span React, GraphQL, Nodejs, Haskell, Docker, Postgres & Kubernetes. He is passionate about making it easy to build complex things and is the instructor of India's largest MOOC imad.tech with over 250,000 students.
Tara Z. Manicsic
Guild.host, UK, Canada
Taz is a serial founder, startup advisor, technical management consultant, former organizer of TorontoJS, and GraphQL expert. He’s more recently known for his work on realtime GraphQL systems and cross-platform embeddable experiences which have allowed him to provide sophisticated offerings for wide reaching impact. When he’s not behind a computer, he can be found chasing his cat or being chased on a race track.
Software Engineer with over a decade of industry experience in developing reliable and scalable software systems. Specialities & Interests: Distributed Systems, Server Engineering, API Design, System Architecture, Data Modeling, Caching Solutions, Databases, Algorithms, Server Infrastructure and Operations.
Findlay Web Tech, UK
Thomas Hunter II
Thomas Wolf is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of HuggingFace. His team is on a mission to catalyze and democratize NLP research. Prior to HuggingFace, Thomas gained a Ph.D. in physics, and later a law degree. He worked as a physics researcher and a European Patent Attorney.
Tiffany Jachja is a technical evangelist at Harness. She is an advocate for better software delivery, sharing applicable practices, stories, and content around modern technologies. Before joining Harness, Tiffany was a consultant with Red Hat's Consulting practice. There she used her experience to help customers build their software applications living in the cloud.
TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a Principal Developer Advocate for Progress. TJ has over a decade of web development experience, including a few years working on the jQuery and NativeScript teams. Nowadays, he helps web developers build awesome UIs with KendoReact.
As a developer advocate and technical writer at Buddy, Tom takes his love for communication and passion for technology and uses them to break down complex ideas into bites that everyone can swallow. Having worked directly on open-source projects, he is equally passionate about the front and the back-end - be it React, Go, or Kubernetes. In his spare time, he's a guitar-wielding amateur musician who dreams of recording a platinum album.
Tech lead at Visma e-conomic, developer at heart and frequent speaker at conferences, user groups and local events. Started in QBasic, went through C++ to C#, finally settled in...full-stack? He spends most of the time at the keyboard typing yet another demo or application. If you take his keyboard away from him, he will talk endlessly about code...and functional programming. Been coding for over a decade to know if something is a programming fad or not. And no, functional programming is not a fad at all. Strong proponent of Open Source and all things chocolate.
Trish Ta is a Staff Developer Shopify with over 9 years of experience working on web applications. She started her career in creating software for data visualization. She is currently working on front-end libraries that empower developers to build cool things on top of Shopify’s platform.
I am Tsahi Levent-Levi. The person behind BlogGeek.me and Chief Product Officer at Spearline. My blog focuses on rumblings about technology usually boiling down to WebRTC, CPaaS, Messaging, Disruption and other topics (Science Fiction anyone?) To put food on the table, I also consult in these domains, publish my own reports and run a WebRTC training. During the past decade (and then some) I have taken part in the development of various telecommunication projects - mainly those related to VoIP and 3G. I've done so as a programmer, manager, marketer and CTO. This included developing the 3G-324M protocol stack from scratch, as well as managing the team that was in charge of developing and maintaining the H.323 protocol stack, along with other interesting projects. I was the cofounder and CEO of testRTC, a self service SaaS company focused on testing, monitoring and support for WebRTC applications. In 2021, we sold the company to Spearline. These days I am working as a consultant, analyst and entrepreneur on anything related to VoIP, but it mainly focuses on CPaaS, WebRTC and their potential for disruption. I have an MSc in Computer Science and an MBA degree with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Included in my resume are a few patents and being the chairman of different activity groups in the IMTC – an organization focused on interoperability of multimedia standards. You can use the social media links to reach me or learn more about what I do and where.
Valentin just started to work at Unity3d in Helsinki as Full-Stack Software Engineer. Before that he worked at Mapbox R&D center in Minsk, Belarus. Experienced in Typescript, SQL, .NET, Angular, React, NodeJS, NestJS and other interesting stuff in full stack software development. He loves modern web technical stack, but strongly believes in understanding of fundamental aspects of programming. He likes code writing, work in amazing and useful projects, which can bring something valuable to people. His spare time is mostly dedicated to his family, reading and writing, and also traveling is important part of his life!
Global Board of Directors - OWASP, India
Vandana is Security Solutions Architect at IBM India Software Labs. She is a member of the OWASP Global Board of Directors. She has experience ranging from Application Security to Infrastructure and now dealing with Product Security. She also works in various communities towards diversity initiatives InfosecGirls & WoSec. She has been Keynote speaker / Speaker / Trainer at various public events including Global OWASP AppSec events to BlackHat events to regional events like BSides events in India. Vandana is a member of the Black Hat Asia Review Board as well as multiple other conferences including Grace Hopper India, OWASP AppSec USA to name a few. She is also one of the organiser of BSides Delhi. She has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards like Cyber Security Woman of the Year Award 2020 by Cyber Sec Awards, Application Security Influencer 2020 by Whitesource, Global cybersecurity influencer among IFSEC Global's "Top Influencers inSecurity and Fire" Category for 2019, Cybersecurity Women of the year award by Women Cyberjutsu Society in the Category “Secure Coder”. She has also been listed as one of the top women leaders in this field of technology and cybersecurity in India by Instasafe.
Zavvy GmbH, Germany
Vanessa is a Web Developer. She has an M.Sc in Media Informatics with a focus on Human-Computer-Interaction. Vanessa is the Lead Frontend Developer at Zavvy. She is a co-host of the podcasts expect(Exception), Working Draft, and Ausbaufähig. Vanessa is a Chapter Leader of the Front-end Foxes helping women with their first coding and speaking experiences. She was a member of the JS Kongress Program Committee.
As Vultr's Developer Advocate, Walt Ribeiro helps create educational materials for developers and technologists including video/written how-to guides, product demos, reference materials, best practices, code samples, and training. Having been a broadcast engineer at Youtube Space LA, he understands online content and production and is excited to bring that energy to Vultr's growing community across all sites, meetups, and events.
Suffers from Application Development Disorder. With over 25+ years of experience designing and developing software from fortune 50 companies to being employee #1 at start ups. An affinity for open source software, community and believes in using the right tools for the right job, even if the right tool needs to be invented.
Will Eastcott is CEO and co-founder of PlayCanvas, an open source, browser-based game engine. Will is a 25 year veteran of the games industry, with credits in Call of Duty, Max Payne, DJ Hero and many more. Will is a vocal advocate for open source and open standards and is currently obsessed with taking the web into the third dimension.
William Lyon is a Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j where he helps developers be successful with graphs. Prior to joining Neo4j William worked as a software developer for several startups, building mobile apps, quantitative finance tools, and predictive API services. William holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana and is the author of the book "Full Stack GraphQL" published by Manning. You can find him online at [lyonwj.com](http://lyonwj.com/).
WP Engine, USA
Will Johnston is a Developer Advocate on the DevRel team at WP Engine. He started coding when he was 10 years old, and began coding professionally at 15. He got his start working on an open source competency tracking tool for schools with Python and Zope. Will founded Covalence alongside Matt Landers, and served as CTO. At WP Engine, Will is excited to help make the headless CMS world a better place by helping others embrace headless and make the most out of new tools and technologies.
Aldeia, Portugal / UK
Will divides his time between web development and teaching, and has ever since 2005, when he started his web development career removing duplicate data from his friend's map-based property search app. Since then he has coded and taught in diverse contexts, from national newspapers to the shores of the Atlantic ocean. A qualified school-teacher, he is nevertheless passionate about alternative forms of education. He has spent the last two years researching and building his home-ed support platform, Aldeia (using React, obviously).
Yama Anin Aminof
Yama is a data scientist at MyPart, an Israeli startup in the music industry, developing algorithms and researching lyrical and musical song features. In her spare time, she gives tech talks at conferences and meetups (Geektime Code, PyData Tel Aviv, IsraelClouds); and mentors a group of developers through their first steps in the data science world as a part of Baot - Israel’s largest community of senior female engineers and computer scientists. Yama has a B.Sc in mathematics and physics from Tel Aviv University where she also expresses her passion for music by playing the saxophone in the TAU Wind Band.
Tilde, Inc., USA
Over the years, Yehuda has worked on a number of open source projects, including Ruby on Rails, jQuery and Rust. He also created some of his own, including Handlebars, Ember.js and Cargo (Rust's package manager). At the moment, he's working on a new library that extracts the best part's of Ember's auto-tracking reactivity system into a package that you can use in any UI framework. That's what this talk is about!
Yevheniia is from Ukraine, she is a QA Manager at Wixm an Authorized ICAgile Instructor in Agile Testing and automated testing courses author. Her main focus is on building the test automation strategy and best practices for web and mobile applications testing at Wix. She believes in balanced test automation as a tool to support the development velocity, shares her knowledge at conferences and workshops and promotes collaboration between developers and QAs around test automation.
Independent Testing Consultant, Israel
Yoni Goldberg is an independent consultant who works with 500 fortune corporates and garage startups on polishing their JS & Node.js applications. He's the author of Node's largest best practices collection (link below). More than any other topic he is fascinated by and aims to master the art of testing. At his spare time, he likes to write in his blog and debug production application using console.log.
Yshay Yaacobi is the co-founder and CTO at Livecyle, an early-stage startup that specializes in collaboration on top of live environments. Yshay has more than a decade of experience with web and cloud technologies, has given local talks about various technologies and is co-organizer of the Rx-Israel meetup group. He is passionate about programming languages, functional programming, cloud and system architecture. Yshay is extremely interested in open source, and is the lead developer of Tweek (git.io/tweek) - a cloud native open-source feature manager. Over the last few years Yshay has been using Docker and Kubernetes heavily and has also given sessions in several cloud-native/devops meetups and events.
Yuraima Estevez is Frontend Development Manager at Shopify. She cares deeply about building open source tools, teaches developers how to create inclusive apps, and is a co-organizer for the useReactNYC meetup. Her superpower is saying hello to every dog she sees, and her current obsession is her Stardew Valley farm.
Zachary is a Senior DevOps Engineer at StackHawk. As a startup junkie, he has played many roles including operations, engineering, product development, and leadership. In his current role, he is focused on the evolving CI/CD landscape and how this diverse set of technologies can be used to improve the productivity of software developers, and the quality of the code they produce. Outside of work he enjoys music, photography, cycling, and various pastimes.
Narwhal Technologies, USA
Zack DeRose is Senior Engineer for Narwhal Technologies, where he works to build a better world through tech! In addition to the enterprise consulting done at Narwhal, Zack is very interested in content creation and teaching others! When not building web applications at scale, Zack enjoys a robust family life at scale, living in Phoenix AZ with his wife and 6 kids.
Zan Markan is a developer advocate at CircleCI, on a mission to educate and inspire developers on the topics of CI/CD, DevOps, and software quality. Across his career he has worked in companies of various sizes, from enterprises to own startups, and everything in between, and across industries as diverse as retail, AI, and developer tools. He’s passionate about serverless technologies, mobile development, and developer experience. Outside of work, he enthuses over airplanes, craft beer, and the Oxford comma.