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Aaron Mulder

CTO & Director, Chariot Solutions

Aaron Mulder is responsible for the design and deployment of technical development standards, policies and style guidelines. He maintains structured workflow between project leaders and developers, and mentors lead developers and architects. In addition, Mr. Mulder supports marketing and sales efforts through public and private speaking engagements. Mr. Mulder has been working with Java technology since its inception. He has...
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Talk: Zero to Serverless in 45 Minutes

Anatoly Polinsky

Director of Zeros and Ones at Chariot Solutions

Anatoly loves people, music and coding. He went from "ZX Spectrum The Great" to IBM z/Series and then back to human oriented hardware. He works at Chariot Solutions where he has an opportunity to hack on Clojure, Java, Scala, Go, mobile and this thing people call big data. In his free time he drinks scotch, smokes hookah, jams some guitar chords with others,...
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Talk: Machine Learning: from ABCs to DEFs

Andrew Kelley

Creator, Zig Programming Language

You can find Andrew at the intersection of open source software, digital music production, and video game development. A generalist, he has a wide range of experince - from user interface design, to cross platform sound libraries, to bare metal applications. Now, funded by donations, Andrew works full time on the Zig programming language.

Talk: The Road to Zig 1.0

Brian Goetz

Java Language Architect, Oracle

Brian Goetz is the Java Language Architect at Oracle, and was the specification lead for JSR-335 (Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language.) He is the author of the best-selling Java Concurrency in Practice, as well as over 75 articles on Java development, and has been fascinated by programming since Jimmy Carter was President.

Talk: Keynote – FP vs OOP: Choose Two
Talk: Java Futures, 2019 Edition

Brian LeRoux

Cofounder & CTO, Begin

Brian is currently building a continuous delivery vehicle for cloud functions called begin.com on an open source foundation called arc.codes. Previously he worked at Adobe on PhoneGap and Apache Cordova. He also created wtfjs.com and sports a questionable ' ' tattoo. Brian believes the future will be writ as functions, seamlessly running in the cloud, agnostic of vendors, on an open...
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Talk: Functions: Faster to Deploy

Burr Sutter

Director of Developer Experience, Red Hat

A lifelong developer advocate, community organizer, and technology evangelist, Burr Sutter is a featured speaker at technology events around the globe—from Bangalore to Brussels and Berlin to Beijing (and most parts in between)— he is currently Red Hat’s Director of Developer Experience. A Java Champion since 2005 and former president of the Atlanta Java User Group, Burr founded the DevNexus conference—now...
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Talk: Kubernetes: Your Next Java Application Server

Carol Nichols

Rust Core Team

Carol is the co-author of The Rust Programming Language book and a member of the Rust core team. She's a co-founder of the world's first Rust-focused consultancy, Integer 32. She hails from the other major city in Pennsylvania that starts with a P.

Talk: Rust: A Language for the Next 40 Years

Chris Baglieri

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Blackfynn

Chris Baglieri is an engineer and engineering leader currently serving as Senior Vice President Engineering for Blackfynn, a life sciences software company focused on integrating and analyzing complex scientific and clinical data. With a deep interest in applying software and computational techniques to data rich environments in the life sciences and healthcare, Chris brings decades of experience building scalable data...
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Talk: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Through Data Science

Dan Koch

CTO, Tune

Dan Koch is a software architect and leader, currently serving as Chief Technical Officer for TUNE. As CTO, Dan is responsible for the product and engineering organizations for HasOffers and the TUNE Marketing Console, overseeing the work of more than a hundred technical professionals building the industry-leading solution for mobile and performance marketing. Dan was previously a Director of Engineering...
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Talk: Getting out of Cloud Jail

Don Coleman

CIO at Chariot Solutions, Adjunct Professor at NYU

Don is a software developer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino, and other hardware. He works as the CIO of Chariot Solutions, and is an adjunct professor at NYU. Don is the co-author of Make:Bluetooth and Beginning NFC.

Dorothy Danforth

Principal Consultant, Danforth

Dorothy is strategist with over 20 years in software user experience and product research. As a user-centered design consultant, she has been an active partner in helping clients improve their B2B and enterprise systems, one user journey at a time. Dorothy is a life-long maker and outdoor enthusiast.

Talk: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should: selecting the best technologies (AR, VR, Voice, etc) for your use case

Ifeoma Okereke

Senior Android Engineer at WW

Ifeoma is currently a Senior Android Engineer at WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers). She's also a co-organizer of the Write Speak Code NYC meetup. When she's not coding, she likes to explore new cuisines at restaurants or via cookbooks. She also enjoys reading.

Talk: Flutter + ML Kit: Building Smart Cross-Platform Apps

Jay McGavren

Author, Head First Go

Jay is the author of Head First Ruby and Head First Go (both published by O'Reilly Media), a development instructor at Treehouse, and an all-around mentor for new developers. He lives in the Phoenix suburbs, in front of an air conditioner.

Talk: The Go Language: What Makes it Different?

Jennifer Voss

Software Engineering Lead for Precision Medicine, Elsevier

Jenn is a Software Engineering Lead on the Precision Medicine team at Elsevier. Based in Philadelphia, she is responsible for building cutting edge products that reach millions of users. She is a Google Developer Expert in web technologies, and organizer of the annual LibertyJS conference and the PhillyJSDev meetup. She likes to automate things, and once built a thermoregulated heat...
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Talk: Tales from the QA Crypt

Jessica Kerr

Lead Engineer, Atomist

Jessica Kerr is a developer at Atomist, a speaker at conferences around the world, a podcaster on Greater Than Code, and a mother of two tweenage daughters in St. Louis, MO. Her current obsessions include symmathesy, resilience engineering, DevOps, and domain driven design. She loves shaving yaks, especially automating the tedious or rude parts of programming.

Talk: Principles of Collaborative Automation
Talk: Keynote – Collective Problem Solving: Music, Science, Software

Jonathan Ellis

CTO, DataStax

Jonathan is co-founder and CTO of DataStax, delivering Apache Cassandra for the enterprise. Prior to that, he built a multi-petabyte, scalable storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for backup service Mozy.

Talk: Five Lessons in Distributed Databases

Keith Gregory

AWS Architect, Wingspan Technology

Keith Gregory has been programming computers since 1977, making a living from it since 1984, and doing it on AWS since 2008. In that time he has worked on a variety of applications, from real-time data acquisition systems to business intelligence applications built on massively-parallel databases.

Ken Rimple

Angular Trainer/Mentor; Chariot Podcast Host

Ken almost started coding at an early age when he used a battery, two wires and an old flashcube to make a flashlight (those in the other room saw a blinding flash, then heard screams of agony). Dodging this early accident, he never stops learning how to break things. He is Chariot’s Training Services director, and writes and teaches courses...
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Talk: Making SPA Smarter with GraphQL

Laura Kelly

Android Engineer, Airbnb

Laura Kelly is an Android engineer on the Trip Platform team at Airbnb and works on the trip planner and reservation products. Prior to becoming an Android engineer, she was a frontend web engineer at Airbnb and at early stage startups. When not working on performant and beautiful Android user interfaces, Laura is a competitive powerlifter.

Talk: Scaling the Development of Product Feature Codebases

Leemay Nassery

Senior Engineering Manager, Comcast

Leemay Nassery leads the Recommendations and Personalization engineering efforts at Comcast, and sets the strategic direction for Content Personalization for Comcast's Xfinity video products.

Talk: Neural Networks IRL (in real life)

Linda Nichols

Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft

Linda is a Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft. In addition to creating software solutions and leading software teams, she has a passion for community involvement and education. She is a co-founder of Norfolk.js, NodeBots Norfolk, and RevolutionConf. She also teaches a variety of local robotics workshops and coding classes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University and a...
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Talk: Serverless Architecture: A Love Story

Lindsay Salisbury

Production Engineer, Facebook

Lindsay Salisbury has been involved in developing scalable infrastructure for over 10 years, having worked in environments ranging from early stage SaaS startups, traditional colocation data center providers, to large scale infrastructure at Netflix, Amazon, and now Facebook. He is an infrastructure enthusiast and finds joy in working on large complex systems and finding new and innovative ways of building...
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Talk: Containers at Facebook

Maggie Bosak

Product Technology Lead, machineQ

Maggie Bosak is the Product Technology Lead at MachineQ where she’s enthusiastically focused on the development and deployment of hardware and software for MachineQ’s best in class enterprise IoT platform. Maggie’s experiences span the commercial and aerospace industries where she’s worked in hardware development and deployment, software program and project management, and now focuses on product development. Maggie holds an...
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Talk: In the world of IoT, wireless transports are not created equal

Monica Beckwith

Java VM Performance Architect, Arm

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is a Java VM Performance Architect at Arm. She is considered a subject matter expert and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/ Garbage Collection (GC). She has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM by researching the need for a NUMA-aware allocator and allocation patterns, reduction of redundant instructions, reduction of...
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Noopur Davis

Senior Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer at Comcast

Noopur Davis is Senior Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer for Comcast. Her responsibilities include product security and privacy, information and infrastructure security, cybersecurity risk management, security architecture, security engineering, security operations and incident response, security intelligence and analytics, identity management, and Legal Response Center for Comcast Corporate and Comcast Cable businesses. Noopur joined Comcast from Intel, where...
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Peter Fleming

Head of User Experience, Chariot Solutions

Pete is an experienced product design leader who turns insights about people into positive impact for organizations. He has a wide range of experience, from building kick-ass design teams to nurturing a culture of innovation and evangelizing the role of design in business. Pete is also a non-profit board member, startup advisor, and lover of bikes & cheese.

Talk: Less Code, More Impact! – A Workshop

Richard Feldman

Author, Elm in Action

Richard is a functional programmer who specializes in pushing the limits of browser-based UIs. He’s built seamless-immutable, a JavaScript immutables library that seamlessly interoperates with normal JS collections; elm-css, a CSS preprocessor where you write Elm instead of CSS; and Dreamwriter, a long-form writing Web App written in Elm which works like a desktop app in the absence of an...
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Talk: From Rails to Elm and Haskell

Rob Napier

iOS Developer, Jaybird; Co-Author, iOS 6 Programming Pushing the Limits

Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits, and maintainer of the RNCryptor encryption format. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Today, he shapes music over Bluetooth for Logitech, explores old ideas in new languages, and tries to figure out how all of this applies to Swift.

Talk: Generic Swift: It Isn’t Supposed to Hurt