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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 speaks frequently about mobile development and Progressive Web Apps. In his spare time, he’s an aspiring woodworker, occasional musician, and craft beer lover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lukonde is a Senior Software Engineer at Entelect. He currently consults in the financial services sector specialising in cloud and DevOps engineering, cloud architecture designs and cloud security at an enterprise level in the AWS landscape. He is 4x AWS certified and is an advocate for containerisation and serverless technologies. Lukonde enjoys sharing experiences of building out AWS infrastructure on Medium and sharing open source projects on GitHub for the developer community to easily consume, replicate and improve for their own benefit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shivay Lamba is a CTO, DarkHorse Analytic. He is 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 is currently a MLH Fellow. He has also worked at organizations like Amazon, EY, Genpact. He is a Tensorflow.JS SIG member and community lead from India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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'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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lead maintainer for Yarn. Maël joined the Yarn project in 2017 and quickly became lead maintainer, shaping a long-term vision for the project, one PR at a time. By day, he works at Datadog on all things JS, ensuring that the tooling infrastructure can scale and support the company's growth.
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.
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.
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. 📚☕
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.