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A software developer and technology enthusiast at heart and by profession. Particularly interested in technology evangelism and enterprise software development and architecture. Experienced in Java Enterprise Applications and a wide range of related technologies. President and Founder of a number of organizations namely The NorCal Java User Group, The Silicon Valley Dart Meetup, and The Silicon Valley Spring User Group. Abdel is a frequent speaker at a number of developer conferences including JavaOne, JAX Conf, and OsCon, and many user groups and community events.
Alan Parkinson is the Founder of StoryIQ, a company that helps teams adopt Acceptance Test Driven Development. He has been working in software development for 12 years and has focused on automated testing for the last 4 years. This software development experience is across many sectors including embedded real-time systems, safety critical systems, e-commerce and financial trading applications. When not helping companies adopt automated testing through training and coaching he contributes to testing related open source projects.
Albert is a backend developer who started working with databases to power web content management systems with the goal to always make the end result a little bit faster for the end user. Gradually changing focus from the server side to finally embrace the power of looking at everything from client to backend and the stuff inbetween to optimize the whole system.
Residing in Berea, Ohio, Alex Papadimoulis is partner at Inedo and helps drive the direction of Inedo's agile release automation suite, BuildMaster. In his spare time, he's the editor of The Daily WTF, a leading how-not to guide for developing software.
Having made a habit of lecturing dressed in haute couture shorts and an impressive fin de siècle beard, scribbling his notes on huge whiteboards rather than parading just another predictable power-point presentation, the larger-than-life Alexander Bard's simultaneously entertaining and earth-shattering lectures have consistently topped the ratings at major business and management conferences around the world. And as any good speaker does, Bard takes pride in practicing the message he preaches.
Alistair Jones is a Software Engineer with Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the world's leading graph database. Alistair has extensive experience as a developer, technical lead and architect for teams building enterprise software across a range of industries. He has a particular focus Domain Driven Design, and is an expert on Agile methodologies. Alistair often writes and presents on applying Agile principles to the discipline of performance testing.
Allan Kelly has held just about every job in the software world: system admin, tester, developer, architect, product manager and development manager. Based in London, he works for Software Strategy Ltd. helping companies adopt and deepen Agile and Lean practices through training, consulting and coaching. He specialises in working with software product companies, aligning company strategy with products and processes. He is the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets.
Anders Ynnerman is the director of the Norrköping Visualization Center - C, which currently constitutes one of the main focal points for research and education in computer graphics and visualization in the Nordic region. He is also one of the co-founders of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) and he is serving as the chair of the scientific council for CMIV.
A software developer who has spent the last 3 years of his professional career working with Android. He has worked in several different layers of the Android platform, but has a particular fondness for things that look pretty on the screen. He is currently working in a UI software team at Sony Mobile.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 12 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework.
Andrew Gerrand works on the Go Programming Language at Google Sydney. He has written dozens of articles about Go, and given many talks and workshops at conferences around the world. He is the co-author of A Tour of Go (http://tour.golang.org/), and is the fourth most prolific contributor to the Go project. He is passionate about software quality, and believes Go is a unique tool for building reliable software at scale. Before Google, Andrew wrote software for startups and Internet providers.
Andy is a freelance consultant who first stumbled into web performance in late '90s when he was trying to deliver e-learning over dial-up connection speeds and has been hooked ever since. Based in the UK, Andy helps companies measure, analyse and improve the performance, and reliability of their web sites and applications. Before going freelance, Andy led the development and delivery of web-based products across a variety of sectors including education, ecommerce and logistics.
Arnaud Taffanel, Tobias Antonsson, Marcus Eliasson
Arnaud Taffanel, Tobias Antonsson and Marcus Eliasson are all embedded and open source enthusiasts. They love doing embedded hobby projects and they have developed one of worlds smallest DIY quadrotors on their own time under the Epsilons competence development program.
Arturo Toledo is an Architect. He runs a boutique design studio attending clients in the United States, Europe and Asia. His work explores the convergence of human arts and science to give shape to an ever evolving design practice. With a particular commitment towards design education, Arturo is permanently engaged with the international design and development communities and often travels the world to exchange ideas about design with other designers and developers.
Billy Hollis is a software generalist, an author and a well known speaker. He has been in the software industry for over 30 years and currently he runs his own consulting practice in Nashville, Tennessee USA, focusing on advanced user interface design and development, rules–based architectures, and healthcare systems.
Brian Foote is an itinerant software developer and rogue scholar who has been programming professionally since the 1970s. The unremitting squalor and duplication endemic he saw drove him to graduate school to study whether we could do better. This led to an interest in object-oriented programming, reflection, design patterns, and refactoring. His focus is now on why contemporary advances in tools and programming tactics have not had the impact they had once promised.
Catherine Powell is a principal at Abakas, a software consulting company. At Abakas, she provides engineering management, development, testing, and process consulting services. She has worked with a variety of software, from an enterprise storage system to mobile software to web applications. She is an author, speaker and a mentor to engineers and technical managers. Catherine focuses primarily on the realities of shipping software in small and mid-size companies.
Chris Beams is a senior technical staff member at VMware and a core Spring Framework committer. His work in enterprise application development began in 1998 and has covered a wide range of technologies, languages and frameworks. Prior to becoming a full-time Spring committer, Chris trained hundreds of students on the topics of enterprise architecture and how best to use the Spring family of projects. He is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and is @cbeams at Twitter and GitHub.
He has an MSc. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He has 28 years of experience in commercial software development, notably on large military and aerospace projects in Canada, including 5 years on the International Space Station project. Co-founder of Headway Software and designer of the JOLT winners Structure101 and Restructure101, he has 2 lovely daughters in college and lives on the south-east coast of Ireland.
Chris Harris is a European Solution Architect at 10gen. Prior to 10gen, Chris was EMEA Architect at SpringSource responsible for evangelising vFabric products and defining architectural solutions for customers across EMEA. With the acquisition of SpringSource by VMware, Chris focused on how virtualization and cloud computing can be used to address the complexity within the Enterprise. Before joining SpringSource, Chris spent his time at RedHat/JBoss providing consultancy to major clients across EMEA.
Chris Hartjes has been building web applications since 1998, mostly using PHP. Having built applications ranging from online searchable CD catalogs to high-traffic dating web sites to social commerce platforms, he tries to give back to the community via his blog, by speaking at conferences and by co-organizing his local PHP user group. He is also a big believer in best practices, testing, and automation as secret weapons for organizations to quickly deliver high-quality applications.
Hacked iPhone, went to google, then at&t, then started and sold a few startups, and now I'm building another one.
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com and now spends his time investigating better ways to develop applications and evangelizing Cloud Foundry. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.
Dalibor Topic lives in Hamburg, Germany, and works as Principal Product Manager for Oracle. He joined the OpenJDK project in order to help make it a successful open source project, and stayed for anchoring Java in Linux distributions, and as an all around Java F/OSS community guy. He joined the Java strategy team at Oracle to help provide community feedback into the long-term strategy planning.
Damian Edwards is a Program Manager at Microsoft on the ASP.NET team where he looks after the core of ASP.NET (the bits that ship in .NET), and the Web Forms framework built on top of it. Damian is also the creator of the Web Forms MVP (http://webformsmvp.com) and SignalR (http://signalr.net) open source projects.
David Rowan is editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. He writes the monthly “Digital Life” column in GQ magazine, and the “Tech Traveller” column in Condé Nast Traveller, in which he documents his encounters with the innovative people he meets at events such as TEDGlobal, DLD, Stream and Google Zeitgeist.
Denise Jacobs adores being a Speaker, Author, Web Design Consultant and Creativity Evangelist. Most appreciated on Twitter as @denisejacobs for her “Great Resources”, she wrote The CSS Detective Guide, and contributed to InterAct with Web Standards and Smashing Book #3. Her articles encourage people to express their creativity as they Banish Their Inner Critic and Reignite Their Creative Spark. Her latest project encourages underrepresented groups to Rawk The Web by becoming visible web experts.
Dennis co-founded Meqon in 2002, developing game physics middleware. Meqon was later acquired by AGEIA Technologies and the software was integrated into the PhysX SDK, now owned by NVIDIA. Dennis also wrote a game engine profiling and tuning tool called Dresscode, which was acquired by RAD Game Tools. In 2011 he co-founded Mediocre with Henrik Johansson and released the mobile game Sprinkle. The game received an IMGA award for best casual game and has been downloaded over four million times.
Drawing on 20+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana Larsen advises leaders, consults with managers, and coaches teams on adopting Agile work systems. She helps to create workplaces where dev teams focus on frequent delivery of high value software products and services that customers want and use. A member of the Agile Alliance BoD, Diana co-authored two books; Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams & Project toward Success; and Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great.
Drew Neil is an independent programmer, writer, and trainer. He runs workshops around the world, speaks regularly at conferences, and specializes in making educational screencasts. At vimcasts.org, he publishes articles and video tutorials about Vim. He is the author of the Pragmatic Bookshelf title, Practical Vim.
Elizabeth Harrin is Director of The Otobos Group, a project communications consultancy. She has a decade of experience in leading IT and process improvement projects in financial services and healthcare. She also is experienced in managing business change. Elizabeth is the author of three books and blogs at www.GirlsGuideToPM.com for which she won the Computer Weekly IT Professional Blogger of the Year award in 2011. You can find Elizabeth on Twitter @pm4girls.
Felix Geisendörfer is a node.js core developer and has experienced it’s strength and shortcomings first-hand while building transloadit.com. When not event-looping, he loves going street unicycling and watching squirrels.
Frank Kim is the founder and principal consultant with ThinkSec as well as the curriculum lead for application security at the SANS Institute. Frank focuses on security strategy and application security program development with a special interest in integrating security into the SDLC. Frank is the author of the SANS Institute's Secure Coding in Java course. He has spoken internationally at events like JavaOne, Devoxx, Jazoon, and UberConf and was recently named a JavaOne Rock Star.
Fred George has been writing code for over 44 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading-edge ideas. Passionately practical, Fred has spent the last few decades delivering projects for clients worldwide (US, India, China, UK). Oh, and he still writes code!
Gergely works for Skype in London. He has been working with Windows Phone since the first SDK release early 2010. He has been involved in developing some of the top rated and highly successful applications on the Marketplace like Cocktail Flow, AppFlow and Weather Flow.
Glenn is a PM at Microsoft working on support for node.js in Windows and Azure. Glenn has a breadth of experience both both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has been a passionate supporter of open source and has been active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a lover of community and a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups. Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk at twitter.com/gblock
Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.
Goranka Bjedov works as a Capacity Planning Engineer at Facebook. Her main interests include performance, capacity and reliability analysis. Prior to joining Facebook, Goranka has also spent five years performance testing at Google and worked for Network Appliance and AT&T Labs. Prior to that she was a professor at Purdue University. A speaker at numerous testing and performance conferences around the world, Goranka has authored many papers, presentations and two textbooks.
Greg Young is a loud mouth about many things including CQRS, Event Sourcing, and getting your tests to do something more than validating your code. He is currently involved with Event Store a functional database geteventstore.com
Hadi Hariri is a developer, speaker and Technical Evangelist at JetBrains. His passions include software architecture and web development. Book author and frequent contributor to developer publications, Hadi has been speaking at industry events for over a decade. He is based in Spain where he lives with his wife and three sons. He is also an ASP.NET MVP and ASP.NET Insider.
Hardy Ferentschik is Senior Developer at JBoss and member of the Hibernate development team. He is the project lead of Hibernate Validator and core developer for Hibernate ORM and Search. He also is part of the JSR 303 (Bean Validation) expert group. Hardy is a frequent speaker at JUGs and leading software development conferences like JAOO or JFokus.
Henrik has worked as a professional software developer since 1998. During these years his main focus has been on highly transactional systems within the finance, retail and e-gambling industries. He is currently based in Sweden and works in the Akka team at Typesafe.
Henrik Kniberg is an Agile/Lean coach at Crisp in Stockholm. He likes to refactor, debug, and optimize companies as well as code. Henrik is the author of "Scrum and XP from the Trenches" and "Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both" and "Lean from the Trenches", and was keynote speaker at Øredev 2010.
Hojun Song is a tech-obsessed installation artist who is trying to advance both art and usable technology. In a fun keynote Hojun will share his rebellious experience from his most recent project: building and launching a satellite. In the past, almost all space programs have been led by governments and/or military institutions. Little have been initiated by amateur groups and/or individuals. Hojun Song thinks it's time to have a private connection between us and universe.
Iris recently caught the attention of the developer community with her tremendous passion for programming and unique career path; a reg. clinical dietician turned programmer. Within a year she earned MCPD & MCTS certifications, was invited to join MEET, and landed a fulltime developer job. She’s been interviewed on Hanselminutes, Code Project, and Pluralsight and is today a Technical Evangelist for Telerik, software developer for Dotnet Mentor and organizor of the Sweden Pluralsight Study Group
Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan
Chief technology officer and a cofounder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since 2004 with a focus on the engineering practices. For the past three years he has experienced great success and recognition for his work focused on helping teams adopt Acceptance Test-driven Development using Cucumber. He has authored several popular Ruby gems used by software testers and is the author of the book, Cucumber & Cheese—A Testers Workshop.
Jesus is the Chief Architect of Tellago and CEO of Tellago Studios. He is also a Microsoft MVP, an Oracle ACE and one of a few Architects worldwide to be a member of the Microsoft Architect Advisory team. As a member, Jesus has been selected to participate in a variety of Software Design Reviews with Microsoft's Product Teams including Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Identity Framework, StreamInsight, AppFabric, .NET Software Design, Windows Workflow Foundation, SharePoint, and BizTalk Server. Jesus derived his extensive experience with business process integration and messaging through numerous implementations of disparate systems founded on the principles of SOA and BPM. Jesus is an active contributor to the .NET and J2EE communities and an internationally recognized speaker and author with contributions that include several articles for various publications including MSDN Magazine, Microsoft Architecture Journal, SOAWorld and Web Services Journal as well as speaking engagements at top industry conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, Software Architecture Conference, SOAWorld, Microsoft SOA and BPM Conference, Oracle Open World, Web Services Security Conference and the Microsoft MVP Summit. Additionally, Jesus has conducted a number of Web Casts on varying SOA technologies. Jesus is a prolific blogger on all subjects related to integration and has a true passion for technology. You can gain valuable insight on leading edge technologies through his blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/gsusx.
Jim McCarthy began his career as a software/high tech guy 35 years ago. Over the years, he has synthesized what he has learned from his software development and executive corporate experience and applied it to solving the riddles of team dynamics. Jim has led large software development, business and marketing efforts at Bell Labs, The Whitewater Group, and Microsoft Corporation. Jim also has experience as a consultant, coach, motivational keynote speaker and teacher.
Joel works in the Langtools team at Oracle Java Platform Group. He is currently working on the Java compiler in general and new annotation features in particular. Coming from the JRockit Sustaining Engineering organisation he sometimes misses debugging crashed VMs by looking at assembler in hex in GDB. During nighttime he hacks on toy virtual machines for dynamically typed languages.
Johan Lindfors has been working with Windows Phone since the early days of Windows Mobile and are often speaking about the platform at various events. Johan has founded the company Coderox, currently entirely focused on Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 with various customers and engagements, some leveraging Silverlight, C# and XNA, others using C++ and DirectX. Before Coderox, he worked at Microsoft for almost 13 years, and have also been the head of development at Infozone.
Johan has 18 years professional experience from software development in various industries such as Transport, Bank & Finance, Telecoms and MedTech. In 2005 he joined Sectra Medical Systems as head of their test department where he turned the testing from a traditional scripted approach into a context driven approach and was also a key player when Sectra 2010 moved the product development from a waterfall to an agile process. Johan currently holds a position as Chief Quality Officer at Sectra.
Having founded 2x billion dollar companies before the age of 27, he is the only person to receive both "Global Leader of Tomorrow" + "Tech Pioneer" awards from The World Economic forum and, as far as we know, the only person to go to the White House, on official business, in shorts. Have spent the last 15 years to develop the "perfect" BSS / OSS to empower the build out of "Fiber to All".Jonas "Birger" Birgersson will share some experiences from his adventures in IT / Telecom & more importantly gaming.
José Valim (@josevalim) is a member of the Ruby on Rails Core Team and a writer by the Pragmatic Programmers. Software developer for 8 years, he graduated in Engineering by the São Paulo University, Brazil and has a Master of Science by Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is also the lead-developer of Plataforma Tec, a consultancy firm based in Brazil, an active member of the Open Source community and is frequently traveling and speaking at conferences.
Julian's been actively involved in testing and test automation for mobile apps since 2006. He develops Android apps, works on testing and test automation for web and mobile apps and shares much of his material freely. He's worked for Google for 4 years and eBay for 18 months in global roles. Over the years he's also participated in hundred's of workshops and conferences globally.
Justin Searls has two professional passions: writing great software and sharing what he’s learned in order to help others write even greater software. He recently co-founded a new software studio called Test Double, where he’s currently helping clients build well-crafted user experiences for the web.
Karl Scotland is a versatile software practitioner with over 15 years of experience covering development, project management, team leadership, coaching and training. For the last 10 years he has been applying Agile methods, and most recently has been a pioneer and advocate of Kanban. Currently a Coach with Rally Software in the UK, Karl is a founding member of the Lean Software & Systems Consortium and the Limited WIP Society, and has previously worked with the BBC, Yahoo! and EMC Consulting.
Katrina ran away from the circus and found her true home in the land of computers and code. She enjoys optimizing and automating, taking busywork away from smart people and putting it into code where it belongs. She is the problem solver you want on your side. She is driven by an inexplicable urge to refactor, appreciates a good steak, and admits to enjoying a nice stick fight.
I’m Kohsuke Kawaguchi. I’m a software engineer who enjoys writing code and solving problems. I have been working on a large number of open-source projects. I am probably best known as the creator of Jenkins, a continuous integration server. My projects span many different areas of the technology, but my main interest is around developer tools, XML, and web services in Java.
As maintainer of Sinatra, Konstantin is an Open Source developer by heart. Ruby has become his language of choice since 2005. He regularly contributes to different widespread projects, like Rubinius, Rack, Rails and Ruby. In 2012, Konstantin recieved the Ruby Hero Award for his outstanding contributions to the community. Konstantin is currently working full time on Travis CI.
Lars works as an independent Android and Eclipse trainer, consultant and book author. With more then one million visitors per month Lars website vogella.com is an important source for Android and Eclipse related programming topics. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, as for example Devoxx, EclipseCon, O'Reilly Android Open, MobilTechCon and Droidcon. Lars received 2010 the Eclipse Top Contributor Award and 2012 the Eclipse Top Newcomer Evangelist.
Laurent Bossavit still likes to code though no longer doing so full-time. He was a recipient of the 2006 Gordon Pask award for contributions to Agile practice. He now heads Institut Agile, a privately funded, independent entity whose missions include growing the Agile business ecosystem, creating stronger links between the business and research communities interested in Agile approaches, and providing stronger empirical evidence on the benefits and limitations of Agile practices.
Laurent works as Senior Director for Europe for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies for Microsoft technologies such as Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight, Microsoft Surface, Kinect, Windows Phone 7 and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland, where he lives with his wife and his two daughters. 2012 is his 6th year as a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight). He is also the author of the open source toolkit MVVM Light, and of the "Silverlight Unleashed" books.
Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), co-author with Tip House of Extreme Testing (Addison-Wesley, 2002), and a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011) and Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009). For more about Lisa’s work, visit www.lisacrispin.com. @lisacrispin on Twitter, entaggle.com/lisacrispin
Maarten Volders is the founder at Agileminds.be. Challenges in the creative digital economy like accelerating change, knowledge leveling and hyper-competition are forcing organizations to become highly adaptable, endlessly inventive and truly inspiring. A program based on continuous and validated organizational learning makes Agileminds a different kind of innovation accelerator. Maarten is a changemaker, innovator, and rulebreaker. Het just wants to have fun!
Mads is the Program Manager for the C# Language at Microsoft, where he runs the C# design meetings and maintains the language specification. He has been one of the lead architects behind recent C# language features such as async and dynamic, and is on the design teams for Visual Basic and TypeScript. Before joining Microsoft in 2005 Mads worked as an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Aarhus and was part of the group that developed wildcards for Java generics.
Marcus Lagergren has an MSc in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Lagergren has a background in computer security but has worked with runtimes since 1999. He was one of the founding members of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that developed the JRockit JVM, which was bought by BEA Systems in 2002. Lagergren has been team lead and architect for the JRockit code generators and has been involved in most other aspects of JVMs over the years.
Marcus S. Zarra
Marcus S. Zarra is the author of the incredibly popular “Core Data” published by The Pragmatic Programmers and co-author of the successful “Core Animation” book published by Addison-Wesley. Marcus S. Zarra has spoken at numerous conferences around the globe as well as taught Objective-C at some of the top colleges in the United States.
Matthew Heusser has been developing, testing, and managing software projects for his entire adult life. The principal consultant for Excelon Development, Matt is also a contributing editor for STQA Magazine and sits on the board of directors for the Association for Software Testing. In addition to his writing (most recently lead editor for "How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing"), Matt has recently completed a contract as a part-time instructor for Calvin College in Information Systems.
Born in 1980, St. Petersburg, Russia. Graduated MSc in Software Engineering in 2001 from St. Petersburg State University. Got a PhD degree in 2007, also from StPSU. Worked on telecommunication projects in parallel with studying. Joined Google at 2008. Worked on Google Calendar and Chrome Developer Tools in Google Russia, St. Petersburg. Currently working at Google UK in London on Chrome for Android.
Since founding Bigger Picture in 2003, Ole Qvist-Sørensen has been delivering consulting services in the areas of strategic communication, leadership training and change processes design and facilitation. The aim for every intervention is to enable ongoing sustainable organisational and personal change. The foundation for Ole's work is a strong pedagogical framework for team- and organisational learning. Ole is a trainer, process consultant and graphic facilitator.
Oliver Gierke is engineer at SpringSource, a division of VMware, project lead of the Spring Data JPA, MongoDB and core module and member of the JPA 2.1 expert group. He has been into developing enterprise applications and open source projects for over 6 years now. His working focus is centered around software architecture, Spring and persistence technologies. He is regularly speaking at German and international conferences as well as author of technology articles.
Oren Eini / Ayende Rahien
Oren Eini has over 15 years of experience in the development world with a strong focus on the .NET ecosystem. And has been awarded the Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional since 2007. An internationally known presenter, Oren has spoken at conferences such as DevTeach, JAOO, QCon, Oredev, NDC, Yow! and Progressive.NET. Oren is the author of DSLs in Boo: Domain Specific Languages in .NET. Oren's main focus is on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction dev.
Patrick Dubroy is a programmer and interaction guy who works at Google on the Chrome team. Previously, he worked on the Android framework team, built next-generation user interfaces at BumpTop, and worked on virtual machines at IBM. When not at the keyboard, he can usually be found on his bike, or relaxing in one of Munich's many beer gardens.
Paul Bakker is an architect for Luminis Technologies. Paul is contributor on several open source projects; for the past year most notably JBoss Forge. He also works on Amdatu, Apache ACE and has contributed to BndTools and several other JBoss projects. He has a background as trainer where he was teaching Java related courses and is still a regular conference speaker on conferences such as Devoxx, JavaOne, JFokus, JBoss World, JUDCon and JFall.
In software business since 1985, designed a large number of successful solutions for various needs and customers. Last decade spend writing mobile applications, focusing on Android and iOS platforms lately. Besides creating mobile software for clients that seen more that three millions of downloads in 2011 alone, Pavel is creator of Android programming framework ObjectForms (http://www.objectforms.com) which is his contribution to eradicate chevronitis disease.
Peter Hilton is a senior solution architect and Operations Director at Lunatech Research. Peter works on web application architecture, design and construction, with technical project management. His interests include Java web application frameworks, agile software development process and practices, and web-based collaboration. Peter is a committer on the Play framework open-source project and co-author of ‘Play for Scala’.
Pradeep Soundararajan is a renowned tester from India. He is the Founder & Chief Consultant of Moolya ( www.moolya.com ) a new generation testing services company from India that helps its domestic and international customers to gain high value through through exploratory testing & check automation. Prior to being known as the Founder of Moolya, Pradeep was an independent consultant, coach, author and invited speaker at many conferences worldwide. He blogs at http://testertested.blogspot.com
Reg Braithwaite is a software developer and development manager with more than twenty years of professional experience, most recently as a hands-on technical lead with Unspace Interactive. He has also presented at conferences like CUSEC, RubyFringe and MeshU.
Rob has more than thirty years of management experience, leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Robert has managed, trained and mentored thousands of top professionals. He often speaks at conferences & writes on software engineering, testing, management, and internationalization. Author of I am a Bug!, the popular testing children’s book, Robert is an adjunct prof at McGill University & runs the consultancy AmiBug.Com
Roberto Tyley is the author of Agit (the Git client for Android devices), a software developer at The Guardian, and contributor to various open-source projects. He's worked at GitHub, 'invented' animated diffs, and loves explaining things.
Ryan McGeary is a business starter, freelance software consultant, speaker, and amateur triathlete. Ryan is a partner and co-founder of BusyConf.com, a conference organizing web application. He is also the owner of McGeary Consulting Group, a software development and consulting firm in Virginia, USA. Ryan is also co-founder of Let Me Google That For You. Ryan specializes in web application development and enjoys leveraging new tools and frameworks for his day to day development efforts.
Sam Newman is a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, where he has been for over seven years. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains, and currently runs the Cloud & Continuous Delivery Practices for Europe. He has written articles of O’Reilly, presented at conferences, and sporadically commits to open source projects. Principally a Java developer, he also spends lots of time with Clojure and Python, and build systems that hate him.
Sandi Metz has 30 years of experience working on projects that survived to grow and change. During the daytime she writes software at Duke University, in the evening, builds bicycles, and (since she has finally finished "Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby") uses the wee dark hours of the early morning to do just exactly what she pleases.
Scott Barnes (a.k.a @MossyBlog) formerly a Microsoft Rich Platform Product Manager (WPF & Silverlight). He has been working with Adobe & Microsoft technology for the past 15 years with a main focus specifically on Internet Applications (aka. RIA, Rich Client Technology etc).
Shane Morris is one of Australia's most respected user experience professionals. Through consulting, mentoring and training he has helped organisations create compelling digital experiences since 1991. In that time he has worked on desktop applications, internet applications, mobile user interfaces, physical devices and web sites. Shane has taught user experience topics around the world and is a key contributor to "101 Things I Learned in Interaction Design School" at ixd101.com.
Shay Friedman is a Visual C#⁄IronRuby MVP and the author of IronRuby Unleashed. With more than 10 years of experience in the software industry, Friedman now works at CodeValue, a company he has co–founded, where he creates products for developers, consults and conducts courses around the world mainly about cloud computing, web development and other software development related topics. You can visit his blog at http:⁄⁄IronShay.com.
Stephen Vance has been a technology developer, consultant and manager for the last two decades. As a manager, he has promoted Agile practices since before the "Agile" label was invented. As a consultant, Stephen advised companies from startups to US Fortune 100 in North America, Europe and China. He is currently a hands-on Engineering Manager at Cengage Learning and is writing a book on software testing techniques for Addison-Wesley.
Steve is a Ruby Hero, budding digital humanities scholar, and open source enthusiast. He maintains the Hackety Hack project, and teaches the best Ruby and Rails classes in the world with Jumpstart Lab. When he's not teaching, he's writing a book about hypermedia and reading philosophy books.
Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves coding, presenting, and working with people. He is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, and is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, co-presenter of the best-selling O'Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle and a member of the O'Reilly Expert Network. He lives in Littleton with the wife of his youth and their three children.
Tim Ewald is a pragmatic architect with 18 years experience building distributed systems. He works at Relevance, a consultancy focused on systems engineering using advanced languages and agile methods. His most recent work involved helping ship Datomic. Prior to joining Relevance, Tim was a VP of Architecture at SeaChange International, where he focused on integrating Web technologies and video on demand infrastructure for the cable and telco industry. Before that he worked at Microsoft, where he designed and developed the first iteration of MSDN2.
Tom works for ThoughtWorks. He is a consultant in the continuous delivery space and also loves the whole DevOps thing. He has previously spoken at Agile and XP conferences on continuous delivery, devops culture, & build pipeline practices. Tom lives in Melbourne, having previously worked for Thoughtworks in the UK, US, Germany, and India.
Trond is a Scala trainer and consultant at Typesafe. He has a long experience developing web applications and is a firm believer in strong static typing for mission critical web sites. Besides giving trainings and helping customers take full advantage of the Typesafe Stack Trond is co-founding Groosker.com, a new approach to Internet payment. Before joining Typesafe he co-founded SpendChart.no and worked as a consultant at Accenture.
Vicent Martí has a name which is difficult to pronounce. Despite his main occupation as bananologist, he spends his spare time working full time at GitHub, where he builds tools for the people who build the Internet. His dreams invaded by shadowy figures: pink ponies and raw pointers, he loves sharing his love for what he believes is beautiful technology. As an European citizen (Spain, according to his passport), Vicent enjoys drums and yellow things and the sweet sweet smell of civilization.
Yaniv Rodenski is a Senior Consultant at Sela Group, with over 15 years of industry experience as a developer, team leader, R&D manager and architect in various Microsoft environments. Yaniv is experienced in developing large scale, distributed and data-centric systems. Currently Yaniv is focusing on helping clients to adopt Windows Azure and is part of a team creating the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit for Microsoft DPE, with an accent on Windows Azure HPC Scheduler and Hadoop.
Zed A. Shaw
Zed is a programmer turned writer who spends more time playing and building guitars than writing or programming. He is the creator of several web servers, and the "Learn Code The Hard Way" series of books.