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Colin Ihrig
Colin Ihrig
Node.js Technical Steering Committee, USA
Talk: An Introduction to Deno for Node.js Developers
Member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee & a hapi core team member. Colin Ihrig is a software engineer working primarily with Node.js. He is the author of Pro Node.js for Developers, and co-author of Full Stack JavaScript Development with MEAN.
Tejas Kumar
Tejas Kumar
Xata, Germany
Talk: Handling Data at Scale for React Developers
Tejas enjoys people, code, and talking about code to people. Having begun coding at age 8, today Tejas travels around the world, encouraging, educating and empowering developers in the web development community.
Marcos Maia
Marcos Maia
Bitvavo, Brazil
Talk: Getting Real with NodeJS and Kafka: An Event Stream Tale
Marcos Maia is a passionate software developer working as Staff Engineer at Bitvavo in the Netherlands and has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. Fiery about technology, distributed systems, engineering culture and a lifelong learner, worked with multiple complex distributed systems and teams. Had the opportunity to work in multiple different countries and played many different roles, from engineering to architecture and consultancy mostly within the financial sector. Loves to share his experiences about engineering culture, distributed computing and of course NodeJS and Apache Kafka.
Dan Vanderkam
Dan Vanderkam
Google, USA
Talk: TypeScript and the Database: Who Owns the Types?
Dan Vanderkam is the author of Effective TypeScript (O'Reilly 2019) and a Principal Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. He previously worked on open source genome visualizations at Mt. Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine and on search features used by billions of users at Google (try "population of france" or "sunset nyc"). He has a long history of working on open source projects, including the popular dygraphs library and source-map-explorer, a tool for visualizing JavaScript code size. He is also a co-founder of the NYC TypeScript meetup and blogs at effectivetypescript.com. When he's not programming, Dan enjoys playing bridge and climbing rocks near his home in New York's Hudson Valley.
Chris Stavitsky
Chris Stavitsky
Sentry, USA
Talk: Monitoring Errors and Slowdowns with a JS Frontend and Node Backend
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.
Shedrack Akintayo
Shedrack Akintayo
Software Developer, Developer Advocate, Technical Writer, Nigeria
Talk: The Evolution of Deploying Node on Servers and Platforms
Shedrack is a Developer Advocate and Technical Writer from Lagos, Nigeria. He loves community building, open source, and a has knack for improving developer experience of developer focused products.
Nikolas Burk
Nikolas Burk
Prisma, Germany
Talk: Database Workflows & API Development with Prisma
Nikolas is passionate about learning, teaching, and helping other developers succeed. He has been with Prisma for more than four years, loves hosting workshops, and always enjoys opportunities where he can get in direct touch with the developer community.
Roy Derks
Roy Derks
Vandebron, Netherlands
Talk: When (Not) To Create A GraphQL Server
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.
Rob Sutter
Rob Sutter
Fauna, USA
Talk: Building a GraphQL-native serverless backend with Fauna
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!
Shadid Haque
Shadid Haque
Fauna, Canada
Talk: Building a GraphQL-native serverless backend with Fauna
William Lyon
William Lyon
Neo4j, USA
Talk: Building GraphQL APIs With The Neo4j GraphQL Library
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/).
Alexander Johansson
Alexander Johansson
Tola, Sweden
Talk: Full-stack & typesafe React (+Native) apps with tRPC.io
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.
Marc Backes
Marc Backes
Full-Stack Developer, Luxembourg
Talk: Taking Vue.js to the Backend
Self-Employed Full-Stack Developer, based in Luxembourg. I love working with Vue/Nuxt in the frontend and Node.js/MongoDB in the backend. I host a podcast called Decoding The Code.
Je Xia
Je Xia
null, China
Talk: Aleph.js - Build your React app in Deno
Web developer and graphic designer. Creator of Aleph.js and esm.sh.
Matt Landers
Matt Landers
WP Engine, USA
Talk: Building a Hyper Fast Web Server with Deno
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.
Will Johnston
Will Johnston
WP Engine, USA
Talk: Building a Hyper Fast Web Server with Deno
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.
Kristina J. Robinson
Kristina J. Robinson
Influxdata, USA
Talk: Understand and Visualize your Data with InfluxDB Cloud
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.