No unicorns, no caticorns, just software development

Amy Nguyen


Software Engineer

Amy Nguyen is a software engineer on the Stripe Observability team and she wants to make data accessible for everyone. Outside of work, Amy writes about the tech industry, loves baking, and reads too many self-improvement books.

Asha Karim


Associate Software Engineer

Asha Karim is an associate software engineer at Salesforce where she works to characterize and minimize the fault space for emerging systems. She is a recent graduate from University of California Santa Cruz, where she earned her Bachelor's under the supervision of Peter Alvaro. Her research focused on resiliency in distributed systems. She has previously interned with Twitter and Google Research and spoke at HPTS 2017.

Bridget McErlean


Software Engineer

Bridget is a Software Engineer at Bitnami, where she works on tools to help developers migrate their applications to the cloud. Prior to this, she worked on container data management software and toolchains for game consoles. She loves to learn about new technologies and ways to make software teams work together more effectively.

Cassandra Leung


Software Tester

Cassandra describes herself as a tester and UX enthusiast and is currently working for MaibornWolff. With previous roles including product owner, business analyst, recruiter and international account manager, she uses her varied knowledge and experience to help her in testing. Cassandra is a very active member of the testing community, sharing thoughts about testing and all things software production on her blog and on Twitter. She also speaks at international conferences and hopes to inspire others to share their stories too.

Don Syme


Principal Researcher

Don is a computer science researcher interested in just about everything. He designed a programming language (F#) and currently works on compilers and tools for mobile and cloud programming with that language, which is fun though challenging. He comes from Australia, lives in London, works for an American company and has European kids. Sometimes he's too serious, help him with that :)

Eline Brandt


Business Technology Sales Consultant at Oracle

Eline joined Oracle late 2016 as a Core tech Pre-Sales consultant. She comes from Boskalis where she was involved in researching and building the business case of applying Big Data in their dredging projects in order to achieve further optimization. Besides that she was also involved with mapping the processes within the divisions in order to aid atomization of these processes. Within Oracle Eline supports the BeNeLux Sales Team at the recently opened Amsterdam Hub.

Hadi Hariri


Developer Advocacy at JetBrains

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 over 15 years. Host to Talking Kotlin, he works at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team, and spends as much time as he can writing code.

Holden Karau


Committer Apache Spark

Holden is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate with a focus on Apache Spark, BEAM, and related "big data" tools. She is the co-author of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that's a bit more out of date. She is a commiter on and PMC member on Apache Spark and committer on SystemML & Mahout projects.  Prior to joining Google as a Developer Advocate she worked at IBM, Alpine, Databricks, Google (yes this is her second time), Foursquare, and Amazon. When not in San Francisco, Holden speaks internationally about different big data technologies (mostly Spark). She was tricked into the world of big data while trying to improve search and recommendation systems and has long since forgotten her original goal. Outside of work she enjoys playing with fire, riding scooters, and dancing.

Isabel Cabezas


Software Engineer

My work is mainly learning and sharing my knowledge with others. I like doing demos and having people enjoy them, always looking for the WOW effect! I work with developers of all kinds: beginners, students, professionals and communities.

Ivan Krylov


Senior Software Engineer at Azul Systems

Ivan Krylov is a Ph.D. and lead developer at Azul Systems, working on Zing JVM. Ivan has been in JVM development since 2005 and presently focuses on Compiler infrastructure. Previous experience includes the Hotspot Runtime development and JIT compiler work for the HSA/OpenCL stack.

Janna Brummel


IT Chapter Lead of SRE

Janna Brummel is an IT chapter lead for the SRE team at the ING Domestic Bank in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Previously, Janna worked as a business manager for ING’s CIO and as a dev engineer developing software for ING’s debit and credit card backend systems.

Joe Armstrong


Computer scientist retired

Joe Armstrong is a retired computer scientist. He got his grey hairs inventing Erlang, starting a few companies, writing a few books, doing some research and teaching people to program. His hobbies are playing the piano, chopping wood and grumbling.

Jonas Boner


Founder and CTO of Lightbend

Jonas Bonér is Founder and CTO of Lightbend, inventor of the Akka project, initiator and co-author of the Reactive Manifesto, and a Java Champion.

Juliet Moreiro Bockhop


Support Engineer

Support Engineer at Microsoft working on Dynamics 365 development & integrations. My favorite hobby is learning to program new devices, including smart home and voice controlled devices and bad-tempered robots.

Mario Fusco


Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat

Mario is a senior software engineer at Red Hat working at the development of the core of Drools, the JBoss rule engine. He has a huge experience as Java developer having been involved in (and often leading) many enterprise level projects in several industries ranging from media companies to the financial sector. Among his interests there are also functional programming and Domain Specific Languages. By leveraging these 2 passions he created the open source library lambdaj with the purposes of providing an internal Java DSL for manipulating collections and allowing a bit of functional programming in Java. He is also a Java Champion and the co-author of "Java 8 in Action" published by Manning.

Martin Thompson


High Performance Gangster

Martin is a Java Champion with over 2 decades of experience building complex and high-performance computing systems. He is most recently known for his work on Aeron and SBE. Previously at LMAX he was the co-founder and CTO when he created the Disruptor. Prior to LMAX Martin worked for Betfair, three different content companies wrestling with the world largest product catalogues, and was a lead on some of the most significant C++ and Java systems of the 1990s in the automotive and finance domains.

Martin Kleppmann


Researcher at University of Cambridge

Martin is a distributed systems researcher at the University of Cambridge and author of the acclaimed O'Reilly book Designing Data-Intensive Applications (http://dataintensive.net/). Previously he was a software engineer and entrepreneur, co-founding and selling two startups, and working on large-scale data infrastructure at LinkedIn.

Mitchell Hashimoto


Founder of Hashicorp

Mitchell Hashimoto is best known as the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Vault, and more. Mitchell is the founder of HashiCorp, a company that builds powerful and elegant DevOps tools. He is also an O’Reilly author. He is one of the top GitHub users by followers, activity, and contributions. “Automation obsessed,” Mitchell solves problems with as much computer automation as possible.

Lisa Phillips


Vice President of Site Reliability Engineering

Lisa Phillips is VP of SRE at Fastly. With 18 years of experience in internet and web technologies with an emphasis on systems and database administration, architecture, engineering, and management, Lisa isn’t afraid of hard problems or scale. She brings extensive experience in implementation and management of internet services to ensure highest levels of system availability and performance globally.

Lonneke Dikmans


Chief Product Officer at eProseed

Lonneke Dikmans is partner at eProseed and head of the center of excellence. She is Oracle ACE Director for Middleware and Oracle Developer Champion. She started coding when she was 12. She has been learning new programming languages and paradigms ever since. Throughout her career, integration and software delivery quality have been a returning theme. She has worked in different industries, varying from Government and healthcare to financial services and utility companies. She is a certified Java Developer and a BPMN certified professional Lonneke is co-author of the book SOA Made Simple (Packt), publishes blogs (http://blog.vennster.nl) and articles and shares her knowledge and experience at conferences like JavaOne, Devoxx, Oracle user groups, Java user groups, etc.

Liz Rice


Technology Evangelist at Aqua Security

Liz Rice is the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security, and also works on container-related open source projects including manifesto and kube-bench. She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London.

Rebecca Taft

Software Engineer at Cockroach Labs

Rebecca is a software engineer at Cockroach Labs and a recent graduate of MIT's Computer Science PhD program.  While at MIT, she worked with Michael Stonebraker on distributed database elasticity and muti-tenancy.  Outside of work, her favorite activities include rowing on Boston's Charles River and enjoying the great outdoors.

Robin van Zijll

Site Reliability Engineer and Product Owner on the SRE team

Robin van Zijll is a site reliability engineer and product owner on the SRE team at ING Domestic Bank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has years of experience being on call for all functionalities used by retail banking customers.

Roland Kuhn


CTO at Actyx

Roland Kuhn is CTO and Co-Founder @ Actyx. He previously led the Akka project at Typesafe, is a co-author of the Reactive Manifesto and the book Reactive Design Patterns, co-teaches the Coursera course “Principles of Reactive Programming” and is a passionate open-source contributor. He holds a PhD in particle physics and has previously worked in the space industry for several years.

Sergey Bykov


Principal Software Development Lead at Microsoft

Joined Microsoft in 2001 and worked in several product groups, such as e-Business Servers, Embedded Devices, and Online Services, before moving to Research in 2008 to incubate Orleans. Sergey continues leading the Orleans team after open-sourcing the project, now within Microsoft Studios.

Vinicius Senger


Senior Technical Evangelist

Working with software development the last 20 years Senger founded Globalcode, the largest Brazilian educational center specialized in software development. Senger had presented more than 200 talks about Software Development, Java, Java EE and open-source hardware. His project jHome, home automation API based on Java EE, won the Duke's Choice Award 2011 and nowadays he is working on putting Java and open-source hardware together.

Venkat Subraniamam


Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on Twitter at @venkat_s.

Julio Faerman


Senior Technical Evangelist

Julio is a software engineer and educator, fascinated by learning processes - machine and human. Travels the world helping developers leverage the best of Amazon Web Services. Before that, worked at Red Hat, Borland, Governments, Telcos, Startups and too many pet projects.

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23rd-25th May 2018

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