Consultant and author Adam Bien is an Expert Group member for the Java EE 6 and 7, EJB 3.X, JAX-RS, and JPA 2.X JSRs. He has worked with Java technology since JDK 1.0 and with Servlets/EJB 1.0 and is now an architect and developer for Java SE and Java EE projects. He has edited several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and he is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices and Real World Java EE Night Hacks—Dissecting the Business Tier. Adam is also a Java Champion, Top Java Ambassador 2012, and JavaOne 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rock Star. Adam occasionally organizes Java EE workshops at Munich’s airport (http://airhacks.com).
Adam has been working at start-ups for two decades. First as a tester, then as a consultant, and now in management. He is however most known for his browser automation work with the Selenium project. It was though this that he had the epiphany that full scale browser automation requires full scale infrastructure automation leading him to be an early adopter of what is now known as 'devops' and 'the cloud'. Oh, and he co-edited 'Beautiful Testing', published by O'Reilly.
Alan Smith is a Microsoft Azure developer, trainer, mentor and evangelist at Active Solution in Stockholm. He has a strong hands-on philosophy and focusses on embracing the power and flexibility of cloud computing to deliver engaging and exciting demos and training courses.Alan has held the MVP title for 11 years, and is currently an MVP for Microsoft Azure. He is in the organization team for the CloudBurst conference and the Global Azure Bootcamp.
A distributed systems practitioner and machine learning enthusiast, Ali currently is a solution architect building web-scale solutions that handle more load than StackOverflow. A performance and scalability junkie, he loves HTTP, API design and business-modelling DDD-style. He is an author, blogger and OSS contributor and enjoys Natural Language Processing on Big Data and has published a couple papers in the field of Machine Vision. An interesting fact about him is that he started his career as a Medical Doctor and gave that up for the love of coding.
Allan Kelly http://www.allankelly.net helps companies and teams make software in a better way. He works with developers, managers, analysts, product people and everyone else to make the making better. Usually this goes by the name of Agile or Lean and increasingly Continuous, but ultimately its about making work practices and processes better. He mostly works with software intensive companies and companies whose very business depends on software. When he is not with clients he writes far too much. He is the author of three books, is the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets and a regular conference speaker.
Ancilla van de Leest is a public speaker, author and TV-personality. Since 2012 Ancilla gives, when requested, her raw opinion about subjects like digital rights, privacy and civil rights. She is fully commited to multiple initiatives surrounding these subjects. In 2016 she became the front runner for the Piratenpartij, a political party that defends the freedom and privacy on the internet. Moreover, Ancilla is also Lead Privacy Advisor with Brunel. “Together we need to make sure that civil rights are guaranteed in a continually digitizing society. Privacy IS a security measure. Without this basic human right as a guarantee, the next generation won’t live in a democracy for much longer.”
Anders Abel is a senior .NET developer at Kentor in Stockholm. He has been programming since he was 9 and still thinks it’s tremendously fun. With experiences ranging from assembly and C on embedded systems for machine control to authentication solutions in web applications in modern .NET Anders is a relentless learner that always takes the chance to get to know more. He regularly shares his knowledge as a speaker, at Stack Overflow, on his blog Passion for Coding and is an active Open Source Maintainer.
Dr. Andrea Arcuri received his PhD in software testing from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2009. He then worked as research scientist in software testing at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. Afterwards, for few years he had been a senior software engineer at Schlumberger, an oil&gasservice company. He is currently working as a Test Leader consultant, with clients like Telenor (the largest Scandinavian telecom).Dr. Arcuri also works as research fellow at the University of Luxembourg, doing research on software testing topics.Dr. Arcuri is a regular speaker at IEEE/ACM conferences regarding software testing, where he presented new technologies and results from different research projects with companies in Europe.
Annyce is an Android Google Developer Expert. She has been a developer in the tech industry for over a decade. In addition, she has spent the past 5 years developing applications for the Android ecosystem across multiple form factors. She is also a international conference speaker and author, sharing her knowledge of Android development with others. In addition, Annyce is active in the Washington, DC tech scene and assists with running a local meetup focused on Android development and design.
Anton has worked a consultant worldwide for a wide variety of companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in many areas, including finance institutions and aerospace. In 2013 he's been invited to join the Java Champions program and received a JavaOne RockStar Award. In 2014 he has received the Duke's Choice Award for his work on DukeScript.
Aral is an activist and designer with over 30 years of coding experience. He’s one-third of Ind.ie (https://ind.ie), a tiny two-person-and-one-husky social enterprise working for social justice in the digital age. Aral is the author of Better (https://better.fyi), Heartbeat (https://ind.ie/heartbeat), and the Ethical Design Manifesto (https://ind.ie/ethical-design). He blogs at https://ar.al and tweets at @aral.
Ary is a software craftsman, he is our guru in all code-related problems. Always teaching how to develop the best code with simplicity in mind, he makes everything seem easy no matter how difficult, to the point that nothing seems impossible with him on the team. Very optimistic (sometimes too much), he has the ability to put any idea into code in almost no time.
Axel Fontaine is the founder and CEO of Boxfuse (boxfuse.com), the easiest way to deploy JVM and Node.js applications to AWS. Axel is also the creator and project lead of Flyway (flywaydb.org), the open-source tool that makes database migration easy.He is a Continuous Delivery and Immutable Infrastructure expert, a JavaOne Rockstar and a regular speaker at many large international conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone, QCon, JAX, ...You can find him online at axelfontaine.com and on Twitter as @axelfontaine
Bart Blommaerts currently works for Ordina in Belgium as an architect. Bart leads the different competence centers at Ordina Belgium and is a frequent speaker at both internal and external events, eg. Speaker at JavaOne 2014 (San Francisco), speaker at HP Discover 2013 (Barcelona), speaker at user groups (eg. BelgAF), ... Before Ordina, Bart led the EMEA Java Community at HP and was chairman of the HP Java Governance Board in the Benelux.
Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of two award-winning works of narrative nonfiction, "The Skies Belong to Us" and "Now the Hell Will Start." A former columnist for both The New York Times and Slate who was named one of Columbia Journalism Review's "Ten Young Writers on the Rise," he has also written for Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, and many other publications.
Brent Beer has used Git and GitHub for over 5 years through university classes, contributions to open source projects, and professionally as a web developer. While working as a trainer for GitHub, he also became a published author for O'Reilly and now works as a solutions engineer for GitHub in Amsterdam to help bring Git and GitHub to developers across the world.
Charles Marcus received his Bachelors at Stanford University (1984), his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard (1990) and was an IBM postdoctoral fellow at Harvard (1990-92). He was a member of Physics faculty at Stanford (1992-2000) and Harvard (2000-2011). Since 2012, he serves as the Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. He is the Director of the Center for Quantum Devices.Marcus’s research focuses on quantum mechanically coherent electronics, including confined spins semiconductors, Josephson qubits, fractional quantum Hall systems, and Majorana systems.
Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people including Yahoo Answers, Search, Local and Maps. He then worked at Mozilla moving HTML5 support forward and advocating Firefox OS as an open alternative to closed mobile systems. Chris wrote two and contributed to eight books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more. He also wrote the Developer Evangelism Handbook in use in many companies to coach evangelists. He is currently working with the Microsoft Edge team as a Program Manager for Developer Outreach
Christopher Judd is the CTO and a partner at Manifest Solutions (http://www.manifestcorp.com), an international speaker, the Central Ohio Java Users Group leader (http://www.cojug.org) and the co-author of Beginning Groovy and Grails, Enterprise Java Development on a Budget and Pro Eclipse JST as well as the author of the children’s book, Bearable Moments. He has spent 20 years architecting and developing software for Fortune 500 companies in various industries, including insurance, health care, retail, government, manufacturing, service, and transportation. His current focus is on consulting, mentoring, and training with Java, Java EE, Groovy, Grails, Cloud Computing and mobile platforms.
Christopher Meiklejohn loves distributed systems and programming languages. Previously, Christopher worked at Basho Technologies, Inc. on the distributed key-value store, Riak. Christopher develops a programming language for distributed computation, called Lasp. Christopher is currently a Ph.D. student at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
I am a former Technical Evangelist at Microsoft currently pursuing a PhD in the field of interaction design. My research interest is how to support sketching and early prototyping with unfamiliar material in new design situations. I hope to gain knowledge through a reflective process of making digital artefacts, as in research through design. On a personal note I enjoy playing Xbox, I use Dvorak, and have a soft spot for stationery.
Dave has over two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies . He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave also serves on the (ISC)2 Toronto Chapter Board of Directors. Dave writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.
Dave Smith (@devunwired) has been working with the Android platform at all levels since 2009, developing custom applications and system components to run Android on embedded platforms or interact with external embedded devices. He has spent the last few years developing materials and programs for Android developer training. Dave is a Google Developer Expert for Android and IoT and the author of the popular developer cookbook “Android Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach” from Apress. He regularly provides developer tips and sample code on GitHub (http://milehighandroid.com) and his personal blog (http://wiresareobsolete.com).
David is UX Research Lead with The Paciello Group. His focus is on designing and running research projects with people with disabilities and older people to inform the inclusive design process. He helps organisations improve their accessibility strategy and practice, and he has a particular interest in education and accessibility, as co-chair of the W3C Accessible Online Learning Community Group. Before joining TPG, he spent over 13 years as an accessibility researcher, teacher and consultant at the University of Dundee, Scotlandand before that, he was a digital cartographer, working on the team that produced the first fully digital Times Atlas of the World.
Dierk König (JavaOne Rock Star) works as a fellow for Canoo Engineering AG, Basel, Switzerland.He is a committer to many open-source projects including OpenDolphin, Frege, Groovy, Grails, GPars and GroovyFX, and a manager of the open-source Canoo WebTest project.He is lead author of the "Groovy in Action" book, which is among the publisher's best-selling titles of the decade.Twitter: @mittie.
Dylan Beattie has been writing HTML since 1992 and building interactive web apps since the days of Windows NT 4. These days, he works at Spotlight (www.spotlight.com), designing HTTP APIs and distributed systems architecture. Dylan is one of the organisers of the the London .NET User Group, and he’s spoken at conferences including Progressive.NET, FullStack, NDC and BuildStuff.Dylan grew up in Africa. He’s a guitar player, musician and songwriterhis other interests include skiing, scuba diving, Lego, cats, travel and photography, and he's normally found hanging around user groups, pubs and rock bars in London wearing a big black hat.
Emil is a Security Software Engineer at TrueSec, a leading-edge company in IT security and development. He’s been involved in several security-critical projects, developing applications and components that are used by millions of users on a regular basis. Emil has found severe security vulnerabilities in Apple OS X. His recent focus has been secure systems using Docker and Amazon EC2.
Fabio Viggiani is the technical lead of penetration testing at the security power house TrueSec. Fabio has a broad experience from penetration tests of banks, agencies and all sorts of enterprise customers around the globe.His main focus is conducting and leading advanced penetration tests simulating APT's (Advanced Persistent Threats). Fabio has a unique capability when it comes to getting an overview of an entire target environment and identify its vulnerabilities down to every detail.He also holds hands-on classes on professional penetration testing, web hacking and secure web development, and he frequently speaks at conferences and seminars.
Filip is the author of C# Smorgasbord and a handful of Pluralsight courses, speaker at events and user groups around the globe, Microsoft and Xamarin MVP. He loves teaching fellow developers how to master C# by understanding important concepts such asynchronous programming, MSIL and much more.
Frans Rosén is a tech entrepreneur, bug bounty hunter and a security advisor at Detectify, a security service for developers. He's a frequent blogger at Detectify Labs and a top ranked white hat hacker and participant of bug bounty programs, receiving the highest bounty payout ever on HackerOne. Frans was recently featured as #2 on Hackread's list of 10 Famous Bug Bounty Hunters of All Time and the results of his security research has been covered in numerous international publications such as Observer, BBC, Ars Technica and SC Magazine.
Developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Has authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team. Spends as much time as he can writing code.
Heather VanCura leads the JCP Program at Oracle, and is a leader of the global community driven adoption and user group programs. Heather drives the efforts to transform the JCP program and broaden participation and diversity in the community. She is passionate about Java, women in technology and developer communities, serving as an international speaker and community organizer of developer hack days around the world. Heather enjoys speaking at conferences, such as OSCON, Devoxx, JFokus, and the JavaOne Conferences. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.
Holly Cummins is a technical lead in IBM’s London Bluemix Garage, which uses lean startup, extreme programming, and design thinking to help companies, large and small, innovate on the Bluemix PaaS. Before then, she was delivery lead for IBM's WebSphere Liberty Profile server. She is a co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action and has spoken at JavaOne, Řredev, Devoxx, QCon, Jfokus, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, JAX London, GeeCon, and the Great Indian Developer Summit, as well as a number of user groups.
Hooman Beheshti is VP of Technology at Fastly, where he develops web performance services. A pioneer in the application acceleration space, Hooman helped design one of the original load balancers while at Radware and has held senior technology positions with Strangeloop Networks and Crescendo Networks. He’s been developing the core technologies that make the Internet work faster for nearly 20 years and is an expert and frequent speaker on the subjects of load balancing, application performance, and content delivery networks.
Ivar Grimstad is a Java Champion and software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team.He has been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications.Ivar is a frequent speaker at international developer conferences.
James Veitch is a musician, comedian, director, writer and performer. In 2014, his first solo comedy show The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim and was a sell out show for the festival. As a writer his work has been published by The New York Times and in various short-fiction journals. He curates the website www.bluffable.com where he publishes comic transcripts of conversations he orchestrates with online email scammers, (“I laughed my ass off,” The New York Times.”)
Jaroslav Tulach is the founder and initial architect of NetBeans, which is not just a well known IDE, but also the first modular desktop application framework written in Java. Jaroslav has seen, made and helped to recover from many API design mistakes. Such experience obligated Jaroslav to sit down and write "Practical API Design" book. These days Jaroslav is helping OracleLabs to design API of Truffle which (together with GraalVM) is the fastest (Java) virtual machine on the planet.
Jenni Jepsen is a partner at goAgile, a Denmark-based Agile consulting firm, where her focus in on helping people deliver value faster and create lasting change. By getting to the core of WHY Agile works and helping people thrive through change, organizations become Agile – increasing motivation, effectiveness and transparency. Jenni has extensive experience in change leadership and communications, and integrates NeuroLeadership concepts into her coaching, training and sparring with leaders at every level. She consults and speaks worldwide about leadership, teams, and how to make Agile work.
Jeremy Seitz currently lives and works in Switzerland, but is frequently seen in New York City. A hacker since the age of 11, he constantly tinkers with different programming languages and operating systems.During his career, he co-founded an agency that created a variety of online projects for Nickelodeon, USA Networks, American Museum of Natural History, and many others. He ran projects for NBC, Tamron and various other companies as well as joining startups.Lately, he has been working full-time as Head of Core Engineering for Tamedia, one of the biggest print and online media companies in Switzerland.
A pioneer in applying Lean and kanban to knowledge work, and an internationally recognized speaker and author, Jim Benson is CEO of the collaborative management consultancy Modus Cooperandi and founding partner of Modus Institute. He is a fellow in the Lean Systems Society and recipient of the Brickell Key Award for Excellence in Lean Thinking. He is the creator of Personal Kanban and co-author of Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life, winner of the Shingo Research and Publication Award. His other books include Why Plans Fail, Why Limit WIP, and Beyond Agile .He loves to eat and hates PowerPoint. He is @ourfounder on Twitter.
Jimmy Nilsson is CEO and co-founder of factor10. He has 25+ years in the business, has presented on conferences such as for example OOPSLA, JAOO, NDC, GOTO, TechEd, VSLive and written the books "Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns" and ".NET Enterprise Design". He's an architect that writes code and has the business of the clients in focus.
Since 2013 Joel has been working as lead developer at Expressen, one of the leading media sites in Sweden. At Expressen Joel has been a part of a team building a new development department from scratch and leading Expressen's technical journey from a monolithic CMS to distributed systems built with Node.JS.Prior to working at Expressen Joel worked as a consultant for many years. He also co-founded the company 200OK which built a search product based on ElasticSearch. The company was later acquired by EPiServer.
John Hughes has been a functional programming enthusiast for more than thirty years, at the Universities of Oxford, Glasgow, and since 1992 Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. He served on the Haskell design committee, co-chairing the committee for Haskell 98, and is the author of more than 75 papers, including "Why Functional Programming Matters", one of the classics of the area. With Koen Claessen, he created QuickCheck, the most popular testing tool among Haskell programmers, and in 2006 he founded Quviq to commercialise the technology using Erlang.
Jon Hagar is a systems software engineer and testing consultant, supporting software product integrity and verification and validation (V&V), with a specialization in mobile and embedded software system testing. For more than thirty years, Jon has worked in software development, testing and engineering projects on embedded control systems, embedded software devices, mobile apps, and IoT systems. He authored Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devicesconsults, presents, teaches, and writes regularly in many forums on software testing and V&V. Additionally, Jon is lead editor/author on committees including OMG UTP model-based test standard, IEEE 1012 V&V plans, and ISO/IEEE/IEC 29119 software test standard. Contact Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
José is a software developer who loves working on any piece of the stack, from data analysis to building frontend tools and having opinions on UX. When not making nice stuff at Bownty, he likes contributing to open source projects like CakePHP, a framework that he has guided through a couple modernisation rewrites already. José has always had a strong interest in functional programming and currently has Elm as his favourite tool for fun and profit. He has also extensive experience with mindfulness, emotion handling and problem solving approaches, and has led multiple workshops on the topic in Latin America and Europe.
Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)
Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers.Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations.Jurgen is CEO of the business network Happy Melly, and co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network and the Stoos Network. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.
Justin is a Product Manager, web developer, and geek dad working on the developer experience for Google App Engine. He writes code, speaks at events, and rocks out on the ukulele. Before joining Google, he filled various developer and architect roles with startups, healthcare companies, and universities. He blogs at http://jbeckwith.com and twitters as @justinbeckwith.
Kaushik is a Google Developer Expert for Android and co-hosts the Android developer podcast "Fragmented". He currently works as a Senior Android Engineer at Instacart, a startup in the Bay Area that delivers groceries to your door within one hour. He loves dabbling with mobile development and sharing his learnings at conferences, through blog posts or through his podcast.* http://blog.kaush.co * http://fragmentedpodcast.com* https://tech.instacart.com/author/kg
Leading development teams and efforts on various project types, from Intranet logistics-oriented systems, through distributed back-end systems for large public websites, to rapidly evolving web 2.0 start-ups. During my career I have been involved with Open Source projects that are aimed at providing solid and developer friendly frameworks, and took active part in software development communities and user groups as organizer and speaker.Now building innovative querying capabilities for one of the largest noSQL stores in the world, used by amazon.com
Lars is a solution architect, Pluralsight Author, Microsoft MVP, writer, podcast host and keen tech geek with a passion for the Microsoft ecosystem. He is a stickler for best practices and using industry standards to produce awesome, robust and maintainable software. He was selected among 10 in the world to participate in Nokia’s FutureCapture hackathon in Sweden, developing cutting edge prototypes for the Nokia Lumia phones and won the Melbourne AppFest for his Image of The Day Windows Phone Application. He continues to develop Universal Windows apps for Windows 10.Lars is co-founder of the DDD Melbourne community event with over 350 participants, now in its seventh year running and has presented at various events, both nationally and internationally.
Liz Rush is a developer & developer evangelist who loves talking tech & teaching code. She has worked on development teams large and small to build web apps, experimental services, and complex data platforms. Liz is a graduate of Ada Developers Academy's inaugural cohort and remains active as an alumna mentor. Prior to transitioning into tech, her professional background was in technical translation & marketing and she studied at St. Louis University in Madrid. When she's not blogging or coding, she can be found volunteering or out at live music & techno shows.
I help teams and companies to move ideas faster to production. In my efforts to do this I started my agile journey with scrum and xp, but pretty soon grew interested in Kanban and that opened the door to lean software development. I pragmatically mix these techniques to help companies to improve.I am one of the authors to Kanban In Action and I run a blog since 8 years at www.marcusoft.net. Being a developer from the start I still have a connection to the practices that makes the ideas move fast. I contribute to some open source frameworks such as NancyFx, Koa and ClaudiaJs. I have produced 3 appreciated courses on Node development for PluralSight.
Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, and published author focusing upon software development for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (http://www.thehecklers.org) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck).Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.
I'm Software craftsman, Spring Data Engineer at Pivotal, and a member of the CDI 2.0 expert group. I was developing Java server-, frontend-, and web applications since 1999 and my focus is now on software architecture, Spring, and Redis. I'm blogging about Java, test automation, internet of things and dev culture. In my free time, I contribute to several open source projects.
Martin has been simplifying solutions to complex problems for almost two decades, but the last four years as a consultant at factor10 increasingly turning to cloud, containers, microservices and actor systems in projects running over several years. He is passionate about functional programming and devops and the necessity to get outside your comfort zone in order to learn.
Matt Ellis is a developer advocate at JetBrains. He has spent 20 years shipping software and currently works with language tooling, having fun with abstract syntax trees and source code analysis. He owns and contributes to various open source projects, and believes in the open closed principle.
Mike is the founder of Agendashift, author of the book Kanban from the Inside, consultant, coach, and trainer. In recent months he has been the interim delivery manager for two UK government digital "exemplar" projects and consultant to public and private sector organisations at home and abroad. Prior to his consulting career, he was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and IT Director for an energy risk management startup.
Niall is an Irish guy who managed to end up in Norway after finding out the country existed when he was in New Zealand. He works in Capgemini in Stavanger, Norway as an architect, and is also an Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2010, Friend Of RedGate and general rugby nut (which means he shouts a lot). He has a passion for web technologies, security and whiskey which can lead to some interesting discussions
Paul is working as a software architect for Luminis Technologies, where he's currently leading the team that develops the CloudRTIa Kubernetes/Docker based service that takes care of DevOps tasks like blue/green deployment, failover, centralised logging and monitoring. He is the author of “Building Modular Cloud Apps With OSGi” published by O'Reilly and an advocate for modularity in software. He is currently writing his second book for O'Reilly "Java 9 Modularity" which is expected early 2017.He's a regular speaker on conferences speaking both about modularity/OSGi related topics, and topics related to Kubernetes and cloud architecture in general.
Peter is a dedicated IT-entrepreneur and developer who's been delivering value through software since the last century. Mostly so on the Java platform. Peter is driven by inspiration and most willing to share the same at every suitable situation. This is usually the case as speaker/organizer in user groups and conferences (Jfokus, Javazone, Javaforum, JUGs etc).
Peter Vistisen received his Master in Interactive Digital Media, from Aalborg University, in 2011. He immediately started working as a part-time teacher, and researcher at Aalborg University, as well as freelance interaction designer doing digital design work for various clientsDuring the past 5 years, Peter has been teaching and supervising bachelor and master students at Aalborg University, and at University College Nordjylland. He has disseminated the contributions of his PhD research for both academic peers and industry stakeholders.In his research Peter studies the use of animation as a sketching approach to explore concept designs of non-idiomatic digital technologies.
I coach passionate, powerful leaders who feel trapped in the mundane to change the world. Through unearthing their unique expression of purpose, the driving force that lives deep within, and carving out the road less travelled. In service of a life well lived.Prior to becoming a full time Coach, I worked for 18+ years in the creative and branding industries. Progressing from a graphic designer, to creative director and then onto head of department for one of the world's largest marketing and PR and brand agencies.
Philip is a Security Software Engineer at TrueSec, a leading-edge company in IT security and development. With a background in embedded systems, Philip is an experienced low-level developer with interests ranging from mobile security to computer vision. He has worked as a developer on several security-critical projects for multiple platforms, with millions of everyday end users.
Philipp is a Developer Advocate at Elastic, spreading the love and knowledge of full-text search, analytics, and real-time data. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups about all things search & analytics, databases, cloud computing, and devops. Philipp lives in Vienna where he enjoys experimenting with software, organizing meetups, and sports.
Ray, alias Arkaei, is an award-winning electronic musician and visual artist with an otherwise blurry job description along the lines of coding and design. He's part of the editorial team behind technology blog DJWORX, volunteers for the non-profit DJ association IDA and hosts masterclass workshops, encouraging digital performers to explore technology further.Ray aims to raise digital live performance to a new level: one which includes the audience as an active part of the experience. Using 3D sensors, he captures the motion of the crowd and uses that data to influence both the musical and visual part of his shows.
Reza Rahman is a long time consultant. He has been a Java EE technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. Reza led the Java EE track at JavaOne and is a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server.
My name is Rob Conery and I help developers of all sorts learn what’s new with technology. I have been working in the technology field full time since 1998 as a DBA and then a web developer. My original focus was the Microsoft ASP.NET stack, building tools like Subsonic and the first Micro-ORM: Massive. In addition I co-founded Tekpub.com (acquired by Pluralsight) with James Avery and co-host This Developer’s Life with my friend, Scott Hanselman. I am currently diving headlong into Elixir, trying to support the community as best I can.
Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and was an early member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler.He has always been interested in language design and implementation and at the lab he did a lot of work on the implementation of functional and logic languages. More recently he has done a number of implementations of different languages in Erlang, and on the Erlang system, which have been spread and used externally.He is now Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd. and is regularly invited to teach and present throughout the world.
Sam Elamin is a software developer at JustEat as well as a Software Craftsman and DDD evangelist. Sam is interested in TDD,Metrics Driven Development, Continuous Delivery and is currently exploring Event Sourcing,as as well as DevOps tools like StatsD, Graphite, Grafana and the ELK stack.
Sarah is interested in exploring ways to improve quality of life through good design. As user experience strategy lead for the The Paciello Group (TPG), she works with companies and product teams to create “born accessible” digital products and services that work well for everyone. She is co-author of A Web for Everyone with Whitney Quesenbery and Web Style Guide with Patrick Lynch.
Sasha Goldshtein is the CTO of Sela Group, a Microsoft C# MVP and Azure MRS, a Pluralsight author, and an international consultant and trainer. Sasha is the author of "Introducing Windows 7 for Developers" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Pro .NET Performance" (Apress, 2012), a prolific blogger, and author of numerous training courses including .NET Debugging, .NET Performance, Android Application Development, and Modern C++. His consulting work revolves mainly around distributed architecture, production debugging, and mobile application development.
Keen open-source advocate and contributor, Sebastien is also a long-time ReST proponent, and distributed systems aficionado With a career spanning over 20 years and many platforms, he's a keen speaker and trainer, and has been known to talk a lot about technical things and unicorns.
Simon is an independent software development consultant specialising in software architecturespecifically technical leadership, communication and lightweight, pragmatic approaches to software architecture. He is the author of two books about software architecture"Software Architecture for Developers" (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership & the balance with agility) and "The Art of Visualising Software Architecture" (a guide to communicating software architecture with sketches, diagrams & models). Simon is also the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the founder of Structurizr, a product to create web-based software architecture diagrams.
I am an assistant professor in the Software Engineering Research Lab at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. The main focus of my research is on the application of computing power -- in the form of optimisation algorithms and machine learning -- to assist engineers in the software development process, particularly in improving the efficiency and quality of software testing. Before my academic career, I had worked for 15 years as a software engineer and project manager for organisations in the UK and US.
Have you seen a fire breathing dragon dual wield my little pony figurines? How about an IT Security employee with a burning passion for keeping users say, security fun and accessible? Siren Hofvander delivers on the latter and strives for the former in her daily job as CSO for Min Doktor. She specialises in building security into the SLDC and firmly believes that security is a task for everyone, not just the hacker elite. She also heads up the Malmö based IT Security group SecuriTea and is an avid forum contributor.
Stefan is a developer at Inspari in Aarhus, Denmark. With the analytic mind of a soldier to the precision of a singer, he has build many different solutions in many different domains over the years. In the hunt for being surrounded by happy people he focuses on removing friction and makes sure that things is as automated as possible.
Employed as a security consultant at TrueSec, Stefan works primarily with trying to break things apart, analyze and help customers improving their security. The analyses often include security tests, code review and consultation. Stefan enjoys development of security scripts and tools both for work and recreational purposes.
Sven is a software geek working as an Evangelist for Atlassian. He started with Java development in 1998 and has been programming for longer that he'd like to admit. Besides coding his passion is getting the right tools into the hands of those who need it to help build fast moving, agile, autonomous teams and getting them to kick-ass. Sven has extensive speaking experience in 25+ countries on myriad topics.
Tess is a full stack developer on the Microsoft Platform. She is equally happy debugging nasty back-end issues as she is developing apps or working on UI/UX design. She has been blogging at http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/Tess for the better part of her career, and spoken at lots and lots of conferences around the world.
Mr. Cagley is a consultant and thought leader. He has held positions as a leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance and systems analysis. Tom is a frequent speaker at metrics, quality and project management conferences.Mr. Cagley serves on the IFPUG Board of Directors as the President. He is a certified Scrum Master, a SAFe Program Consultant 4.0, holds an IT-CMF Professional Certificate and is an IT-CMF Tier 2 Associate and is a TMMi Accredited Assessor.Mr Cagley co-authored “Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques” with Murali K. Chemuturi. Outside of his work at DCG, Mr. Cagley is an independent thinker, author, and podcaster.
I build software during the day, and at night I research about obscure computology, language, logic and music. I also love coffee, cooking and running.I believe software development is at its infancy and we can and should do much better. I believe language shapes our minds. I believe machines can help us bear the very cognitive load of programming them. I believe programming is a form of art.
Yegor is a CTO at Teamed.io, a software development company with an extremely distributed working modela VC at SeedRamp.coma regular blogger at www.yegor256.comauthor of Elegant Objects booka proud holder of PMP and OCMEA certificationsa hands-on Java developer and a lead architect of rultor.com and takes.org. Yegor lives in Palo Alto, CA and Kyiv, Ukraine.