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Carol is a Rust developer and co-founder at Integer 32, a new Rust consultancy in Pittsburgh. She’s been doing a little bit of everything in the Rust community these days: she’s a co-author on The Rust Programming Language (coming to print soon), a community team member, and code ...
Christina Aldan is a TEDx Speaker and Entrepreninja whose company, LG Designs, offers small and micro businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With over a decade of experience in digital advertising Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering ...
Rob Allen is a software consultant and developer. He has been involved in software architecture and development for many years and writes code in PHP, Swift and other interesting languages. He is part of Slim Framework’s leadership team and contributes to other open source projects. Rob ...
Lisa Anderson is a Community Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for leading Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals (https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-US/Overview) and Regional Directors for the Central Region of the United States. Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are ...
Kim Arnett is an iOS Developer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She enjoys watching her creations work wonders while making a positive impact on the population. She’s interested in technology, feminism, mental health, and Iron Man. Current side project includes learning robotics.
Jason Awbrey is a software developer based in Spring, TX. He is a Xamarin MVP and Microsoft MVP, focused on developing mobile apps with Xamarin.
Ondrej is the owner of UseTech Design, a Michigan-based development company that focuses primarily on .NET and other Microsoft technologies. Ondrej is also a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio and Development Technologies, a writer for Visual Studio Magazine, and is very active in the Michigan ...
Chief Technology Officer at Deque Systems, founder of Deque Labs and inventor of the Amaze, aXe and FireEyes products. 20+ years of enterprise software development as a developer, product manager and founder. 6 years of intensive focus on accessibility with a passion for making the accessible ...
For the past 20 years Jonathon Baugh has been designing and building meaningful digital experiences for companies of all shapes and sizes. His unique ability to fuse together user needs, technological capabilities, and business requirements is critical in crafting digital experiences, leading ...
Greg is a consummate geek who likes living on the bleeding edge of technology. He current works for UST Global in the Enterprise Consulting group where he focuses on integration strategies, including ESB, SOA and microservices. Greg is also the creator of the CASA development model, which focus ...
Aaron is Chief Security Officer at Eligible. He is the creator of Repsheet, an open source threat intelligence tool kit. Aaron is the co-author of Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition.
James works at Infragistics as the Product Manger for the companies Ignite UI and .NET web controls. James has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems. His specialties are .NET development and architecture, ...
As a passionate – yet pragmatic – enthusiast of multi-paradigm and polyglot engineering, Paulmichael has spent the past 17 years blending a disparate array of languages, technologies, and methodologies to develop compelling solutions to a wide range of business problems. He especially enjoys ...
Kevin is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 20 years of database experience and almost 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. He has been a very ...
Greg Bulmash is a former IMDb Senior Editor, urban legend (really, Google me), and recovering stand-up comic. In 2005, he left IMDb and let his geek flag fly, gradually upgrading his 1980s BASIC skills to Zend and Microsoft certifications in open source web development technologies. He’s ...
Hailing from a small island in Lake Erie, Ben spent his formative years accompanying his father to work at the local arcade, learning to roll quarters and play Pac-Man and pinball. So it was no surprise that he developed an affinity for technology early on that eventually culminated in a degree ...
Jimmy Byrd (@Jimmy_Byrd) is a web, desktop, and mobile developer with over 8 years of experience. He has worked in fields such as education, medical, and SCADA solutions. His passions include information security and functional programming. His passions outside of work include craft beer and Zumba.
Anne is an iOS developer and recovering iOS apprentice at Detroit Labs. She is passionate about clean code, craft cocktails, and the NWHL (GO PRIDE GO). She is contractually required to mention her three-legged cat, Wobbles. She can make you an app, a sweater, or a Manhattan.
Krista Campbell is a Managing Architect and Senior Consultant with over twenty years of experience in the software industry. She has been developing Windows applications since before the dawn of time, with deep experience in both the technical and non-technical aspects of software development, ...
Brandon is a software developer at YinzCam, Inc with 18 years of experience working in a variety of programming languages – from the dark days of the Y2K scare and COBOL to modern iOS development using Swift and everything in between.
Simone Carletti is a passionate programmer, a scuba diving instructor and a former professional sommelier. He works at DNSimple. Simone is very passionate about code quality and best practices. He has been involved with software development for more than a decade, contributing code and creating ...
Erika Carlson is the Director of Apprenticeship & Training at Detroit Labs, where she blends her love of programming with her passion for helping others grow. Erika was studying psychology in 2011 when she wrote her first line of Python code. She fell in love with programming, decided ...
Chad Carter has over two decades of experience in professional software development. He started GlobalCove Technologies to help small and medium size businesses that have processes in place they have outgrown. As a consultant, custom software developer, and systems integrator he helps business ...
David Carver has over 20 years of experience in the programming field, he has expertise in ecommmerce and business to be business data transformations. In addition to a wide experience on mainframe, client server technologies, and mobile technologies, he is a big Open Source proponent and a ...
Justice Cassel is a breakdancing, bug bounty hunting, videography loving, pet-rat-having, elderly-gecko-supporting, Penetration Tester by trade. A member of numerous security “Hall of Fames”, he has done work for companies like: Uber, Adobe, Paypal, Yahoo, United Airlines, Tesla ...
Amanda Cinnamon is the founder of Dayton Analytics. She has over 16 years of experience as a software developer, and modeling and simulation (M&S) analyst. During that time she has written at least a few lines of code in the following languages: C/C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink, R, Perl, ...
Kimberly holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and a PMP. Kimberly is at times called the “Connector of Things” as her focus is creating digital experiences that bring together people, places and products. Using her previous experience in the corporate and education sector, ...
Kevin Cody is an Application Security Engineer with experience working at several Fortune 500 enterprises. Although his particular expertise is geared toward hacking Web and Mobile applications, he is also experienced in the entire gamut from mainframes to embedded systems. He currently is ...
Michael is currently Senior Software Development Engineer in Microsoft’s DX TED organization, where he engages deeply with select global ISVs to help them best utilize Azure’s features. Michael has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental ...
Justin is the primary developer of Brakeman, an open source static analysis security tool for Rails, and also started a company to produce Brakeman Pro. He has worked as an application security engineer at SurveyMonkey, Twitter, and AT&T Interactive, and somehow earned a PhD in computer ...
Director of Engineering at Full Circle TMS. Developing Transportation Management Software using a variety of technologies including C#/.NET. Founder of @WENetDevelopers. Interested in Hypermedia, Event Sourcing, CQRS.
Amber Conville is a developer at Test Double (testdouble.com), and has been a software developer for several years. She loves code in lots of languages, tdd, craftsmanship, and the software community, and can be found speaking at or helping out with user groups, conferences, and nerd gatherings ...
Jacob Coulter is an Agile Software Development Coach at LeanDog. He has been practicing and teaching Agile Software Development for over a decade. During a career report in the 4th grade, Jacob discovered that programmers get payed a lot of money to play with computers.  “This,” ...
Keith Dahlby is a father, web developer, Git enthusiast, language geek and six-time C# MVP from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. By day he hacks on HuBoard; by night he once blogged with Los Techies. His open source efforts include posh-git, a Git environment for PowerShell; and up-for-grabs.net, a site ...
John Daily has spent his career meandering between systems administration and software development. He is a software engineer with Basho, creators of the Riak database. He has a passion for pragmatic programming languages such as C, Perl, and Erlang. Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.
Ken Dale is a skilled and passionate software developer with most of his current technology focus centered around the .NET web stack, JavaScript, and cloud technologies. Outside the realms of software, Ken is a musician who enjoys food eaten with chopsticks and travel.
Daniel Davis is a Business Improvement Consultant, Agile Practitioner, Polyglot Developer, Innovator, Hacker, and Maker. He’s been working in Agile and Agile Software Development for over a decade now. Currently he’s an Executive Consultant with Pillar where spends the majority ...
Paul DeCarlo is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist and Professor for the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. His current technology interests focus on Internet of Things, Cloud Applications, and Cross-Platform mobile app development. He is also an experienced startup founder ...
Jon DeJong is the Chief Technologist and head of the the JavaScript Practice Area for Object Partners. Jon has been a professional developer since 1999, on a career path that has gone from Assembly and C to Java and now JavaScript. Jon believes in composable, testable code and bike commuting.
Byron focuses on all things functional and reliable at Coffee and Code. He is a software developer by trade and passion and has been a member of several small to medium-sized development teams in the Akron/Canton area. He is also the founder and organizer of the Akron Front End Development ...
Chris DeMars is a Senior UI Developer at United Shore in Troy, Michigan. He is an instructor and teacher assistant for the Ann Arbor and Detroit chapters of Girl Develop It. Chris loves coming up with solutions for enterprise applications, which include modular CSS architectures, performance, ...
I’ve worn many hats, Webmaster, Applications Developer, Network Administrator, Database Administrator and Senior Software Engineer. I have been at companies that rely on stored procedures exclusively and those that use an ORM to abstract it all away. This experience puts me in a position ...
Nathan Dotz is a Detroit-area software developer who has been a vocal advocate for functional programming since 2010, from international speaking engagements to badgering local user groups. He currently works for Detroit Labs, where his focus is on functional programming for the JVM and high-availability ...
Scott Drake is on a mission to help software developers have happier careers, and he isn’t afraid to poke bears or rock boats to make it happen. His 20-year career includes stops at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., at start-ups in Silicon Valley, and he is currently the Director of Technology ...
Tamir Dresher is a Senior Architect at CodeValue – one of the leading software companies in Israel and the home of “OzCode”, the magical debugging tool. Tamir is a technology pioneer that leads software development projects from inception, through building the proper architecture ...
Cori Drew is a senior consultant with Improving Enterprises in Addison, TX. She started her programming career as a web developer before cutting her OOP teeth (& falling in love with C#) in 2003 in .NET Framework 1.1. Cori was a programmer for 8.5 years before discovering there was a developer ...
Sarah has been in the technical realm since the late 90s. She has served in many roles – including technical support, manager, desktop support, server administrator, database administrator, developer, instructor, and mentor. Throughout her career, Sarah has found her place in the technical ...
Mike has a little over 20 years experience as a software developer, mostly focused on Microsoft tools and technologies. He is currently a team leader at Quicken Loans.
Anthony Eden is the founder of DNSimple and the perpetrator of numerous open source projects such as exdns, erl-dns, ActiveWarehouse and many others. Anthony has also contributed to a wide variety of open source projects over the past 20 years as a software developer, using multiple languages ...
A 25 year old software developer with a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Akron. He’s a martial developer for Dynamic Trend out of Portage Lakes doing C++ and QT work. Previously, he sparred with .NET and SQL doing full stack web development and in his spare time ...
I am a functional programming advocate, founder of FunctionalKnox, and enjoy presenting at conferences across the US on functional topics. I have been in the IT industry since 2003 in roles from software support through lead development, project management, systems analysis, and executive level ...
Dustin Ewers is a full stack web developer who’s been building web applications for over 10 years. He blogs at www.dustinewers.com He Tweets at @DustinJEwers
Vince Fabro is the Practice Manager of the Application Development practice at Cardinal Solutions’ Columbus, Ohio, branch. Vince loves building things and fixing things, and working with teams to achieve success. He’s been applying those passions to the IT industry for over 24 years – ...
Jeremy Fairbank is a remote web developer in Tennessee. He works for Sigient (sigient.com) with an entirely distributed team that creates amazing designs and software. He has worked on the front-end and back-end extensively with React, Redux, Angular, Backbone, Marionette, and Ruby on Rails. ...
Cassandra Faris is the Talent Manager at Improving, a software development consulting and training company in Columbus, Ohio. She is highly involved in the regional technical community. She is President of the Microsoft-focused Dog Food Conference and Marketing Lead for CloudDevelop, a cross-platform ...
Jared is a Microsoft MVP and the VP of Technology and Solutions at HMB (http://www.hmbnet.com), an IT services company based out of Columbus, OH. His focus is on building great development teams through training, mentoring, and prodigious amounts of caffeine. He’s spent years building web ...
Jason Farrell works as a Senior Consultant for West Monroe Partners in Chicago, IL. In this role, Jason leads development teams and internal initiatives across both mobile and web programming. Jason has been working with the web for over 10yrs and in mobile for close to 5yrs spanning Android, ...
Andrew Fitzgerald (Fitz) is a Software Engineer at Fuse by Cardinal Health. He lives in Java/Spring land most days, spends a decent amount of time playing with the other JVM languages, and still has a soft spot in his heart for Python. Outside of programming, he enjoys rucking, mauling, and ...
Jeffrey T. Fritz is a senior program manager in Microsoft’s Developer Division working on some of the latest web technologies by leading the ASP.NET Web Forms Team. As a long time web developer with experience in large and small applications across a variety of verticals, he knows how to ...
Viktor Gamov is a Senior Solution Architect at Hazelcast, the leading open-source in-memory data grid (IMDG). Viktor has comprehensive knowledge and expertise in enterprise application architecture leveraging open source technologies. He has helped leading organizations build low latency, scalable ...
Caitlin Geier is a UX designer on the product team at Deque Systems. As a UX designer, Caitlin’s work with accessible design flourished once she began working for Deque. She is passionate about understanding the users she’s designing for, and she continually strives to incorporate accessibility ...
Mike Geig is an Evangelist for Unity Technologies where he develops and delivers recorded, live, and onsite learning content. He has experience as an indie game dev, a university educator, and rumor has it that he also wrote a book called “Unity Game Development in 24 Hours”. A ...
Brian Genisio is a passionate software developer at Khan Academy, a Microsoft MVP, and an active member of the Michigan software community including co-organizing the SouthEast Michigan JavaScript Users’ Group (semjs.org). He is also a contributor to Johnny-Five, the JavaScript-based robotics ...
Software engineer at Riot Games by day. By night, doing Indie game development, costuming, and gaming into the late hours of the night. I am super excited by seeing the joy in players as they get their hands on the various games I work on, figuring out how to do testing in such an ambiguous ...
A Pittsburgh-based software engineer, fascinated by all things functional programming, continuous learning, music and collaborative problem solving.
Andrew Glover is the Engineering Manager for Netflix’s Delivery Engineering Team. He and his team are building Spinnaker, the Continuous Delivery platform that is facilitating Netflix’s rapid global expansion. Before joining Netflix, he served as the CTO of App47, where he led the ...
J Wolfgang Goerlich supports information security initiatives for clients in the healthcare, education, financial services, and energy verticals. He is the director of cyber security strategy with CBI focusing on secure IT operations and software development practices. Wolfgang regularly advises ...
Always keeping an eye on what’s next, Geoffrey is familiar with how companies adopt new technologies. The latest trends in technology have been heading towards an era where people are becoming personally dependent on multiple computer chips simultaneously. This is know as the ubiquitous era ...
Josh Graber is a software engineer at CoverMyMeds. He has a passion for building intuitive user experiences and rich applications. He has lots of front end experience working with Angular, Angular 2, and ReactJS. Josh Graber believes in the power of effort and the desire to learn. We learn ...
Tommy Graves is a front-end consultant with Improving. He is passionate about JavaScript architecture as well as questions and theories revolving around how we decide which technologies are worthwhile and appropriate for use. In his free time, he enjoys reading philosophy and watching basketball ...
Brian Greene has worked at Nationwide since 2010 in the User Experience group. After two years as an Interaction Designer, he moved into the newly created Creative Technologist role. As the Creative Technology Discipline Lead, he partners with IT on presentation-layer development and collaboration. ...
Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn’t matter if it’s C#, jQuery, or PHP: he’ll submit pull requests for anything. He has been coding ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent’s pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works ...
Steve Grunwell is a Senior Web Engineer and Project Lead at 10up, a World-class web design + development consultancy. Specializing in WordPress and application development he has worked with brands and organizations including TED, Microsoft, Xylem, Elmer’s, and Experience Columbus. Steve ...
Kofi Gumbs is a software crafter at 8th Light who enjoys using a variety of languages, frameworks, and technologies to solve new and interesting problems. By day, he finds himself refactoring, testing, and extending legacy code, and by night, he explores functional programing in static type ...
Arun Gupta is the vice president of developer advocacy at Couchbase. He has been built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing ...
Nuri Halperin helps companies makes the right software choices. His company advises, designs and builds scalable systems, websites, and business applications. He’s been turning projects into success stories for a variety clients for over 2 decades. From founding CTO of Jdate.com to international ...
I develop software with Atomic Object, a consultancy in Michigan. Previously I taught Girls Who Code’s summer program, where kids with little or no previous exposure to computer science design, build, and demo their own software in a few weeks. Besides making useful software and teaching, ...
Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and co-owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest ...
David grew up in a small town in southwestern Michigan called Bridgman. During high school, he began to learn to write software using XNA and C#. David quickly realized that he loved to program and started a few personal projects, one of which turned into an online business. After graduating ...
Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing quality production software at velocity for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, ...
André has 15+ Years of experience as a Systems Engineer and Engineering Leader, solving complex systems engineering problems and guiding teams. He has worked with UNIX and Windows Systems focusing on Performance, Scalability, Network Engineering and Software Development. André likes cats, ...
Sebastian appreciates the finest things in life: clean code, good illustrations and carrot juice. When he’s not standing up in front of a screen, you will find him lost in museums or forests, appreciating the foliage. He will probably run a marathon some day.
Jim is an Executive Consultant at Pillar Technology where he works with organizations trying to improve their software delivery process. He’s also the owner/principal of Guidepost Systems which lets him engage directly with struggling organizations. He has been in various corners of the ...
Cory is an international speaker, Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, independent consultant, and teacher. He has trained over 10,000 software developers worldwide on best practices like clean coding, front-end development, testing, and software architecture. He currently ...
Robert Hurlbut is an independent software security consultant, architect, developer, and trainer through Robert Hurlbut Consulting Services. Robert is a Microsoft MVP for Developer Security and holds the (ISC)2 CSSLP certification. Robert has over 20+ years of industry experience in secure ...
Stuart Ingram is a Software Architect based in Pittsburgh working for UPMC Enterprises. His fascination with computers began in 1983 on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K and has not waned since. He’s spent 18 years as a software engineer wearing a variety of hats specializing in full stack distributed ...
Matt Insko is a lead engineer at PreEmptive Solutions developing their bytecode injection and obfuscation tools (DashO). He developed the plugin to integrate that product with the Gradle build system for both Java and Android. He has worked remotely for the past 4 years, and – prior to ...
Matt Johnson specializes in the subject of dates and times in computing, including time zones and daylight saving time. He is a core team member of Moment.js, the leading date-time library for JavaScript, and regularly contributes to other time-related projects including Noda-Time for .NET, ...
I am a double agent Test Double living in Philadelphia, PA. I have a passion for learning and teaching. I love the ruby community for its inclusivity, and also for fostering such an amazing community, where anyone can share ideas and code. I am a cook and cyclist in my free time, as well as ...
Parag Joshi (@ilovethexbox ) is a Co Lead for Digital , Mobile, Portal and Outsourcing for Cincinnati Business Unit of Centric Consulting LLC and has over 19 years software development experience working on various technologies. He is co director of the Cincinnati DotNet User Group (CINNUG.org) ...
My name is Seth Juarez. I currently reside near Redmond, Washington and am Microsoft Evangelist for Channel 9. I received my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at UNLV with a Minor in Mathematics and completed my Masters Degree at the University of Utah in the field of Computer Science. I ...
Christopher Judd is the CTO and a partner at Manifest Solutions (http://www.manifestcorp.com/), an international speaker, an open source evangelist, the Central Ohio Java Users Group leader (http://www.cojug.org), and the co-author of Beginning Groovy and Grails (Apress, 2008), Enterprise Java ...
Aaron Kalin is a System Administrator for DNSimple hailing from Chicago and has been programming for over 15 years. At night you’ll find him hacking on game servers or experimenting with other programming languages. He’s passionate about solving problems and enjoys giving back as ...
Chris is a senior software developer at Carbon Five. Although he started out writing C he found his true love was building applications on the web. These days he spends most of his time in Elixir and Javascript, trying to push the web to it’s limits. When not writing code for work, Chris ...
Jeff Kelley is a developer for Apple platforms at Detroit Labs and author of Developing Apps for Apple Watch and Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS. He’s been working with iOS since its infancy in 2008. Apps he’s worked on have been in the top 10 free app list, demonstrated on-stage at WWDC, and ...
Eric Kepes is a technical leader specializing in helping teams deliver high-quality software. His passions include distributed systems, responsible software architecture, and developing other professionals. Eric likes to share his experience with technology at meetups and conferences. He chairs ...
Founder of the consulting firm Coffee and Code, Jon has worked on a multitude of projects with technologies including JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, PHP, Python, and Django over the past decade for his clients. He has a cat named Dr. Tako.
Jeff Koenig is a software engineer whose low tolerance for repetition, human error and manual tasks has led him to a career in automation. Jeff works as a QA manager, but hates job titles because he is also passionate about doing developer and devOps work. He absolutely loves to use CI and ...
Vincent is Development Manager for Confluence Cloud at Atlassian, looking after performance, deployment and cloud architecture. Before that, he led the team which was responsible for moving Atlassian’s identity systems towards a microservice architecture. When not thinking about software, ...
Randall is a senior software engineer at Netflix, building tools that wake up other Netflixers when things break. To offset that karma, he’s adopted a cat that wakes him up whenever a new JS framework is released. He doesn’t get much sleep. You can find his words in written form at https://rkoutnik.com/ ...
Always avoiding the fads to explore what felt “right” to him. Matt has developed a passion for developing maintainable quality software that delivers what his customers really need (even if they don’t know what that is). He jumped on the React bandwagon pretty early, and is ...
Jess Lancaster is the QA Practice Manager at TechSmith, the makers of Snagit, Camtasia, and other visual communication software applications. He has over 18 years of testing and test leadership experience with government, financial, insurance, and commercial software organizations. Jess regularly ...
During the day, I’m the Chief Architect at Employer Advantage Healthcare Solutions where I build database and analytics applications. By night, I spend most of my time exploring electionics, the IoT, and 3D printing. I’m the founder & President of the Nashville Microcontrollers ...
I’m a nerd, I’ve always been a geek, dork, or nerd, and probably will always be. I love solving problems and technology is the best way to do that. I work professionally as an Application Development Consultant for OST, in Grand Rapids, MI. On the side I’m a husband, father, ...
David Lucas is a software architect with over 25 years of experience in IT to include Fortune 500 companies. He has a diverse software engineering background covering satellite communications, financial processing, smart grid utilities, manufacturing, order entry systems, shipping automation, ...
Kevin is the Creative Director for Cardinal Solutions Group where he focuses on digital strategy, branding, and creative-based solutions. His background includes creating user experiences around web interfaces and the crafting of large-scaling websites and applications. Kevin is the co-founder ...
As an Information Security Consultant, Chris Maddalena designs educational phishing campaigns, conducts penetration tests, and provides security training for his employer’s clients. Chris earned his Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification and remains an active member ...
Doug is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises in Columbus Ohio. He started developing software as a high school freshman on a TRS-80 16K. He loved programming so much that he decided to get a BSCIS from Ohio State University. Since then he has developed software for Graphics Kiosks, ...
Chris develops software in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s also a: advocate for hypermedia APIs, functional programming enthusiast, 5-time F# MVP, polyglot programmer, and all around geek. When not working, he enjoys BBQ food, rock climbing, and planning his next travel destination.
Jennifer Marsman is a Principal Software Development Engineer in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies. In this role, Jennifer is a frequent speaker at software development conferences around the world. In 2016, ...
I am an aspiring software craftsman currently working in warehouse automation at Lucas Systems. I also have had the opportunity to teach Software Engineering at Geneva College for the past several years. I embrace agile methods to help bring about high quality software that solves customers’ ...
Mike McGarr is the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team. He is also a co-host of the Ship Show Podcast. He has been developing Java/JVM-based applications for most of his career and been known to dabble in other languages as well. He is passionate about building quality ...
Lwin Maung is a Microsoft Windows Development MVP and Senior Technical Architect for Concurrency. Lwin is an expert on mechatronics with over a decade of consulting experience. He has consulted for small startups, fortune 500 companies as well as NGOs world wide. Lwin’s mobile applications ...
Amber “Doc Am” McKenzie is a data scientist at DialogTech. With a masters degree in linguistics and a Ph.D. in computer science, she has over 8 years experience in data science and natural language processing (NLP). Her professional interests include NLP, machine learning, predictive modeling, ...
John is currently a principal product security engineer at NetSuite. His previous positions have been focused on secure software engineering, in the technology, financial and defense sectors. He has spent his entire career in software development and security. In his spare time, he leads the ...
Recycled Olympic athlete turned Jacques of All Trade at dnsimple. Pushing remote working to the limit living the #vanlife in a 72 Westfalia.
Ole Michaelis is the co-founder of SoCoded, a hackfest and web development conference in Hamburg. He’s a Freelance Software Engineer with a passion for backend development. In his free time, he’s building slidr.io, a hazzle-free slide sharing platform. Ole is passionate about open source ...
Mark Miller is a 5-year C# MVP Alumnus with strong expertise in decoupled design, plug-in architectures, and great user interfaces. Mark is Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division at Developer Express, and is the visionary force behind CodeRush. Mark is a top-ranked speaker at conferences ...
Jeremy is the Director of Software Architecture at Extend Health. Jeremy began his software career writing “Shadow IT” applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is heavily involved in open source ...
Don Miller is the Principal Consultant of GroundSpeed™. He has over 20 years of professional experience in addition to the sale of his first program (spaghetti code) at the age of 14. His broad range of experience makes him very relatable to programmers and system engineers. He is a crazed ...
Jonathan Mills is a JavaScript and Node.js expert working in the mean stack with individuals and companies to help build their technical skills to cope with the constantly changing landscape of software development. Jon is a Pluralsight author, ASP.NET insider, and international speaker focusing ...
James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional ...
Warner Moore is a driven technology leader and architect with a background in web operations and information security. He has focused his career in working with high growth organizations where technology is their business and product. Within these organizations, Warner has an accomplished record ...
Doug is an XP developer coach, and is an aspiring polyglot. Currently, his day job involves writing python for OnShift Inc, in downtown Cleveland.
Chief technology officer and cofounder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been teaching classes and coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since early 2004. Most of his work has focused on the engineering practices used by developers and testers. For the past few years he ...
Joe likes complicated things so he spends his time working with people and code. As a late bloomer in the field, he got interested in coding via symbolic logic and understood Turing machines long before he could write a for-loop. The late start makes it easy for him to remember what it was ...
I’m a developer with a general interest in computer science and mathematics. I have experience with a variety of programming languages and areas of development, including computer architecture, computer vision, machine learning, mobile development, and general agile practices. I currently ...
Chris Nelson is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Gaslight, an agile software development firm in Cincinnati. He heads up the company’s training program, mentors young developers and sets technology direction. What does he love most about his job? Sharing what he’s learned from nearly ...
Godfrey Nolan is the President or RIIS LLC, a mobile and web development firm based in Troy MI. He’s also the author of Agile Android, Bulletproof Android, Android Best Practices, Decompiling Android and Decompiling Java. He’s currently writing Agile Swift to be published by Apress. ...
James works in engineering at HashiCorp, on operations tools such as Terraform, and runtime tools such as Consul. Prior to this he was a cloud architect at monitoring startup Boundary, and is a co-founder of the company behind the Event Store distributed database.
Jarred has been developing software professionally for over 10 years. He is passionate about automated testing, continuous delivery, removing inefficiencies, and developing DRY clean code in Groovy, Java, Javascript, Scala, or whatever the best tool for the job is. Currently employed at ForgeX ...
Lyndsey Padget is a Technical Architect at VML in Kansas City. With 12+ years of software and web development experience at both mega-corporations and startups, she specializes in designing maintainable and intuitive RESTful APIs. Java runs through her veins (the language and the beverage), ...
Bob is a hands-on technical architect, software engineer, and 3D artist, and has been wrangling semicolons and curly braces for over 25 years. By day, he manages a software team, helping to make developers more awesome. By night, he works as a contractor for Squad, the developers of Kerbal ...
John Pendexter is a passionate Java developer and consultant at Manifest Solutions. He enjoys solving difficult problems with code and building resilient web applications. When not writing code John enjoys exploring the reservoirs and rivers in his kayak around Columbus, Ohio and learning to ...
Matt Perrin is a System Test Engineer Lead for Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio responsible for developing large scale automated testing frameworks and processes. He is also an Organizer for the thousand member strong Cleveland Game Developers (CGD) Meetup group. Outside of work and ...
Seth has been professionally programming for 20 years as a full-stack developer and architect. He currently leads a small but powerful team in search of elegant, maintainable solutions to hard problems. When not juggling Gantt charts and TPS Reports, Seth can be found playing tabletop games ...
Jesse Phelps is a Software Craftsman for POMIET. Jesse is technologically agnostic and dabbles in all aspects of technology from writing software to building/hacking hardware. When not immersed in technology, Jesse spends his free time with his wife Sarah and sons, Jonah, Jackson, and Sawyer. ...
I was a general education 4th grade teacher for 8 years. This year I am teaching elementary computer science to grades 3-5. I offer two courses, a general computer science course which covers information such as digital citizenship, internet safety, Google Tools, and introductory coding, as ...
Justin is a software journeyman, continuously learning and honing his skills. He is currently using his knowledge to provide developer support at Lightbend. As much as he loves to learn, he also loves to spread his knowledge through teaching and helping others. He has authored three online ...
Maggie works in the Open Source Programs office at Microsoft, where she helps people navigate Microsoft’s OSS ecosystem both by writing code to better automate open source processes, and by advocating OSS within the organization. In the past she has been a SQL Server DBA, a full stack .NET ...
Mike Pirnat has been wrangling Pythons at meaningful connections leader American Greetings since 2000. In his time there, he’s written a ton of code, guided major technology improvements, and battled the forces of darkness (you know—IE and Javascript). Lately he’s excited about security, ...
Jonathan is the President of Freeside Atlanta, one of North America’s original hackerspaces. In his day job he writes code for a B2B chemical sales startup called Knowde. His hobbies include spinning fire poi, camping, welding, and nothing else out of the ordinary.
I am a Microsoft MVP for .Net. and a Software Architect for Aptera Software in Fort Wayne Indiana and Nashville Tennessee, working primarily in the .Net platform. I have been developing high-quality custom software solutions since 2001. I love to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In ...
Scott Preston is an engineer, developer and mechanic from Columbus, Ohio. Over the past decade he has made lots of stuff, robots, smart homes and lots of apps. Currently he plays/works (mostly with JavaScript) for ICC, which he joined in 2014. He is also a renowned speaker and has spoken at ...
Priya Rajagopal has been professionally developing software solutions for over 17 years. She is currently leading the mobile development efforts at Invicara, a startup in Ann Arbor, Michigan and in her spare time, does technical consulting and mentoring. She is an active member of the local ...
Noel Rappin is the Director of Development at Table XI. Noel has authored multiple technical books, including “Rails 4 Test Prescriptions”, “Trust-Driven Development”, and the forthcoming “Take My Money: Accepting Payments on the Web”. Follow Noel on Twitter ...
Rachel Reese is a long-time software engineer and math geek who can often be found talking to random strangers about the joys of functional programming and F#. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Math and Physics from Stony Brook University, and currently handles training & evangelism ...
Matthew is an independent data science consultant with over 17 years of professional experience building large-scale data-driven desktop, server, and cloud-based applications. He’s an international public speaker, author for Pluralsight, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and the creator of several ...
David began his programming journey at the age of 5 when his dad bought an Apple IIe computer. Instead of just playing Stickybear Numbers, he wanted to know how it worked. He’s enjoyed making and developing things with technology ever since. His current hobbies include Nodebots (JavaScript ...
Ben is a software engineer with 19 years of experience in building things. Small things with 64kb of RAM. Networked, security things with 1Gps throughput. Developer-assisting things with dockers. Big datacenter things with hundreds of thousands of connected devices. All of it done with care ...
Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate at JFrog. For a living he hangs out with JFrog’s tech leaders, writes code around the JFrog Platform and its ecosystem, and then speaks and blogs about it all. He has been doing this for the last dozen years or so, and enjoys every ...
Aaron has been engineering software and systems for over 10 years. He is currently writing code for Aol’s infrastructure development team in Dulles, VA. He is a polyglot coder who has written production code in Perl, Java, VB.Net, JavaScript, and Go. In 2006 Aaron took a 3 year break ...
A developer since the beginning of time, Don is currently a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, with a focus on Microsoft .NET on Linux. His mission is to bring .NET developers into the Linux and open source communities. Prior to Red Hat, Don was a Developer Advocate at Rackspace. ...
Spencer Schneidenbach is a web developer in the St. Louis area, focusing on JavaScript, C#, AngularJS, and ASP.NET. He currently works as the Platform Architect at Ryvit/Gadellnet, leading the technical decisions on the platform as well as mentoring other developers. While not at work, he enjoys ...
Software engineer, human high-five dispenser, tends to care more often than not
I am a full-stack developer and technical lead that focuses mainly on languages that run on the JVM. I am also well versed in Javascript. I have done development for 8+ years mainly in retail industry. I enjoy functional programming and proper automated testing. I work with teams to overhaul ...
Brian Sherwin is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 19 years. One of his core passions is helping companies make decisions based on value and not a particular technology. When he’s not trying to figure out some new ...
Brian Sherwin is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 19 years. One of his core passions is helping companies make decisions based on value and not a particular technology. When he’s not trying to figure out some new ...
Gary is a Data Solution Architect with Microsoft, specialising in predictive analytics and machine learning
Teaching the concepts of Agile & Lean UX is what drives Scott to coach and lead teams of people towards a trajectory of success with the products they develop. Scott embraces wild unknowns as an agile experience strategist, helping dev teams understand what the future holds for various ...
Dan is a web architect and engineer at Clarivoy in Columbus. He spends his days using data visualization to help clients understand the story behind their morass of data, and loves sharing the excellent data viz techniques available using D3 and DC.js. Dan has been a JavaScript developer since ...
James Simpson has spent the greater part of his life pushing the web forward by challenging what is possible in a browser. As founder of GoldFire Studios, he has focussed on real-time gaming, high scalability/performance and one of the largest HTML5 canvas games ever built. He is also passionate ...
Raj is a Developer Advocate and Open Data Lead at IBM Cloud Data Services. He specializes in all things geospatial and hacks on analytics in R/dashDB and Spark/iPython notebooks. He’s currently driven to make CDS the best place to obtain and exploit comprehensive, curated open data sets ...
I found my passion when at my friend’s house, I looked over at his Commodore Vic-20, and said “What’s that?” I’ve been a developer ever since. I currently work at Progressive Insurance as a Software Test Engineer Lead. Over my 18 years as a developer at Progressive, ...
Writes C# for fun (evil code and date/time code) and profit (Google Cloud Platform for the win!). Writes *about* C# on Stack Overflow, his blog, and in C# in Depth. Attempts to avoid being serious in presentation style.
Len Smith has been writing software professionally for seventeen years. He can be heard talking software on the Turing-Incomplete podcast and seen talking JavaScript on ReactCasts.tv. He currently lives in Seattle with his husband and their dog.
Steve is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He has published many courses on Pluralsight covering DDD, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture, and more. He provides mentoring and training workshops for teams ...
Ilyana is a high school freshman attending Western Reserve Academy in Hudson Ohio. This is her first time speaking at CodeMash, although she has been attending CodeMash since its first year. She has been making balloon animals for several years now and has recently forayed into the Python programming ...
Ross has been in techOps for the past 6 years and has a background in large deployments, high performance computing and 24/7 availability. When not working with normal computers, they enjoy embedded systems hacking, bicycle touring, and cooking at scale. They currently work at Duo Security ...
Kristen is a software developer in Columbus, OH. She has a passion for gadgets and embedded development.
Magnus Stahre is a software craftsman doing application development for two decades. He is currently a Software Artisan at Pillar Technology where he solves difficult problems while coaching others on techniques and tools that help developers work better. He is also a dedicated Unix lover, ...
Nick is the Director of Engineering at Truefit, a Pittsburgh based software company. He’s spent the last 15 years building and architect web solutions for enterprises and startups alike. His current focus is on building awesome teams and the latest and greatest web technologies.
Jonathan Stevens loves making stuff and finding out how the technology around us works. He thinks bringing hardware and software together is very cool! Whether it’s enabling his washer and dryer to let him know when it’s done or building a custom remote control, it’s all very ...
Jeff is both a software consultant and a licensed attorney. Because of his unique experiences that combine technology and law, he is equally comfortable presenting to a room full of geeks or donning a suit to meet with corporate executives. He maintains a passion for solving problems with inspired ...
Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. He is the Technical Director for Improving in Columbus, Ohio, and cofounded the Columbus branch of Papers We Love, a reading group ...
Scott Sullivan is a Service Designer at Adaptive Path in San Francisco and the author of Designing for Wearables: Effective UX for Current and Future Devices coming in 2016 from O’Reilly! He specializes in research, synthesis, problem definition, and impromptu impassioned speeches to ...
Steven Swenson is a software developer for Rackspace. He keeps busy by writing open-source software in c# and teaching kids how to write code. He also gives talks on cloud computing, encryption, and automation using chef and powershell. He resides next to a cow field near Blacksburg Virginia.
Steve Swing is an independent consultant and software developer from Columbus OH. He has nearly 29 years of experience in the software industry with 13 of those as an independent. Married for 26 years to his wife Doris, with a son and daughter and having completed his role as a tuition provider ...
Damian Synadinos started testing software—on purpose and for money—in 1993. Since then, he has helped build better software and build software better using various methods and tools in numerous roles at many companies in diverse industries. During the past ten years, Damian has focused ...
Randy Syring is the Chief Executive Developer at Level 12, a software development firm specializing in web and data(base) projects tailor made for their customers. He has been involved in software development for over 15 years and has been working directly with customers to build custom software ...
Nate Taylor is a husband, father, software developer, speaker and Pluralsight author. He’s worked on projects ranging from 1 developer for an internal application, to large teams writing revenue generating applications. He’s worked for a Fortune 50 company, and he’s worked for startups. ...
Faye Thompson, JD, PSMI is a Senior Agile Consultant with CareWorks Tech, with over 18 years of project delivery experience. With a focus on Agile methodologies and continuous improvement, she has had a positive impact in the financial services, healthcare, advertising, automotive and aviation ...
15 year employee of Mercy Health – one of Ohio’s largest healthcare providers. 5 year Identity and Access Management POW utilizing Core Security Access Assurance Suite. War Stories of IAM a specialty.
Jason Voegele is an Erlang developer at Basho where he works on the search component of the Riak NoSQL database. He has previously developed systems in Elixir, Ruby, and Java, and has a strong interest in functional programming languages and techniques. Jason lives in the Cincinnati, Ohio area ...
Jeff Walker “Code Ranger” is a passionate software craftsman and team leader with more than fourteen years experience. He’s been interested in programming language design and innovation since college when he created his own language based on Scheme. Recently, he’s learned ...
Shawn Wallace is an Architect and National Application Development Service Offering Lead with Centric Consulting. In his job he helps customers build software to improve productivity and to add business capability. Shawn is a former U.S. Marine Infantryman, enjoys all things tech, learning ...
Husbands a wife, fathers two daughters, grandfathers a grandson, develops software, plays and sings music, likes nickels, climbs stairs, worships on Saturday, flies airplanes, volunteers in prison, writes tests, fools with Arduinos, runs with scissors.
A four time CTO, on the board of 6 companies in diverse sectors, multiple award-winning, 5x-certified Executive Coach and mentor, published Author and international Public Speaker and event organizer, as well as the director of a non-profit. Affiliated with 3 Entrepreneurial accelerators, and ...
Matt Williams is the DevOps Evangelist at Datadog. He is passionate about the power of monitoring and metrics to make large-scale systems stable and manageable. So he tours the country speaking and writing about monitoring with Datadog. When he’s not on the road, he’s coding. You ...
Math Educator, Mom, Geek, Shiba Inu guardian.
Matt Williams always wanted to be a Renaissance Person. Maybe one day he will be. In the mean time, he reads, cooks, weaves, hacks, and spends time with his daughter in Columbus, OH. You can find his technical musings at matthewkwilliams.com.
Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has been developing and architecting software solutions for almost 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. ...
Mike is an information security and compliance manager who has worked in the IT field for 17+ years. A broad background from helpdesk to sysadmin, system engineer, networking, DB and development work. Most of Mike’s work now centers around pentests and risk assessments, but an integral ...
Charles Yost is currently a Security Developer at Binary Defense Systems. He has worked in the IT industry for over a decade in a wide variety of roles including: Printer Technician, VoIP Systems Administrator, .Net Developer, Web Developer, and Security Developer. Throughout life his number ...
Michael Yotive, MSCD, is a Software Engineer at Healthy Roster. He has been programming all around Columbus, OH for the past decade. When not developing, Michael can be found rocking out at a music venue or at CrossFit.
Maureen Zappala is an award winning speaker, author and presentation skills coach. A former NASA propulsion engineer, she founded High Altitude Strategies to help propel teams to peak performance. Despite stellar credentials and awesome accomplishments at NASA, she was plagued with the negative ...