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Alessandro Pignotti
Alessandro Pignotti
Leaning Technologies, Italy / The Netherlands
Talk: Crafting the Impossible: X86 Virtualization in the Browser with WebAssembly
Alessandro is founder and CTO of Leaning Technologies. They just released WebVM, a WebAssembly-powered x86 virtual machine running in the browser. Originally from Rome, he has lived in Amsterdam since 2014.
Jason Mayes
Jason Mayes
Google, USA
Talk: TensorFlow.js 101: ML in the Browser and Beyond
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.
Charlie Gerard
Charlie Gerard
Netlify, France
Talk: Building Brain-controlled Interfaces in JavaScript
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.
Karol Przystalski
Karol Przystalski
Codete & Medtransfer, Poland
Talk: JavaScript Beats Cancer
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.
Nikita Dubko
Nikita Dubko
Web Standards, Belarus
Talk: WebHID API: Control Everything via USB
Lead Frontend Developer and CSS Evangelist. Editor of the @webstandards_en frontend news feed. The 5th voice of the Web Standards weekly podcast. Google Developers Expert on web. The organizer of conferences and local meetups. Friendly beard.
Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
Unity Technologies, USA
Talk: Quantum Computing in JavaScript with Q.js
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.
Erick Wendel
Erick Wendel
Erick Wendel Training and NodeSource, Brazil
Talk: How I've been Using JavaScript to Automate my House
Erick Wendel is a professional speaker giving more than 100 tech talks in almost 10 countries around the world. He was awarded as a Node.js Specialist with the Google Developer Expert and Microsoft MVP awards. Erick Wendel works as a performance engineer at NodeSource and has trained more than 100K people around the world as a professional instructor and content producer at his own company.
Rik Arends
Rik Arends
Makepad, Netherlands
Talk: Makepad - Leveraging Rust + Wasm + WebGL to Build Amazing Cross-platform Applications
Now building Makepad, Formerly founder Cloud9IDE.
Liad Yosef
Liad Yosef
Duda, Israel
Talk: Games Are Smarter Than Us
Liad is the Frontend Architect and Tech Lead in Duda, in charge of its client-side infrastructure, technologies, and performance. He is a web dev enthusiast for over a decade, juggling React, Webpack and Buzzwords@latest in order to always build the best user experience.