Build resilient systems at scale
October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY

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Ingrid Algra
Ingrid Algra (ING)

Ingrid Algra is an effective team leader who has built, guided and developed team members to become high performing teams to achieve objectives ahead of schedule and under budget. She has more than 15 years of... Read More.

Sean T Allen

Sean T. Allen is VP of architecture at Sendence. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt, and sloppy code. He is one of the authors... Read More.

John Allspaw
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), @allspaw

John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for twenty years in many different environments: biotech, government, online media, social networking, and e-commerce. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for... Read More.

Kent Alstad
Kent Alstad (Radware Canada), @kentalstad

Kent Alstad is the VP Acceleration technologies at Radware in Vancouver, Canada. Before working at Radware Kent was instrumental in authoring all of Strangeloop’s issued and pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as Read More.

Colin Bendell

Colin Bendell is co-author of High Performance Images and part of the CTO office at Cloudinary. He is passionate about performance, design and data

Sam Bisbee
Sam Bisbee (Threat Stack), @sbisbee

As the chief technology officer at Threat Stack, Sam Bisbee is responsible for leading the company’s strategic technology road map for its continuous security monitoring service, purpose built for cloud environments. Sam brings highly relevant experience... Read More.

David  Boloker
David Boloker (IBM Corporation)

David Boloker is CTO of IBM’s Emerging Internet Technology group and also holds the title of Distinguished Engineer. He is leading work in many areas including Cloud Computing, Mobile, Mobile Identity and Next-Gen Data analytics.... Read More.

Jan-Joost Bouwman

Jan-Joost Bouwman started his career in IT as a tester/designer in the voice response industry, becoming one of the leading dialogue designers of the Netherlands. He switched to service management when he joined ING, riding... Read More.

Nathan Bower

Nathan Bower is a senior performance engineer coordinating performance for product development at Zillow.com. He’s previously led performance at MSN.com.

Buddy Brewer

Buddy Brewer is the senior VP of products at SOASTA, where he leads strategic initiatives for all SOASTA products, including DOC, CloudTest, TouchTest, Data Science Work Bench, and mPulse, a real-user measurement tool... Read More.

Sabrina Burney
Sabrina Burney (Akamai)

Sabrina Burney is a solutions architect at Akamai Technologies. With a background in programming, her current focus of work and study involves security and protecting web infrastructures.

Sonia Burney

Sonia Burney is a solutions architect at Akamai Technologies with a background in frontend web development. Sonia’s main area of expertise is web performance with a strong focus on frontend optimizations that help enhance the user... Read More.

Brendan Burns
Brendan Burns (Google, Inc), @brendandburns

Brendan Burns is a senior staff software engineer at Google and a founder of the Kubernetes project. He works in the Google Cloud Platform, leading engineering efforts to make the Google Cloud Platform the best place... Read More.

Paul Calvano
Paul Calvano (Akamai Technologies), @paulcalvano

Paul Calvano has been helping enterprises improve the perfomance and scalability of their web applications for the past 14 years. As a web performance architect, he helps Akamai customers optimize their performance by utilizing the Akamai... Read More.

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell (Digital Ocean), @kanwisher

Matthew Campbell is a microservices scalability expert at DigitalOcean, where he builds the future of cloud services. Matthew is a founder of Errplane and Langfight. In the past, he worked at Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg,... Read More.

Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill is CTO at Joyent. Previously a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Bryan has spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser and... Read More.

Rakesh Chaudhary

Ever since taking a BASIC programming course in 8th grade, Rakesh Chaudhary has been hooked on computers. He works at Akamai Technologies, helping customers solve large-scale web performance and digital media problems. In his spare... Read More.

Pete Cheslock
Pete Cheslock (Threat Stack), @petecheslock

Pete Cheslock is the head of Threat Stack’s operations and support teams, where he focuses on delivering the highest level of service, reliability, and customer satisfaction to Threat Stack’s growing user base. An industry veteran with... Read More.

Todd Conklin
Todd Conklin (Los Alamos National Lab)

Todd Conklin spent 25 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a senior advisor for organizational and safety culture. Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the world’s foremost research and development laboratories; Dr. Conklin has... Read More.

Richard Cook
Richard Cook (Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers), @ri_cook

Richard Cook is a research scientist in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and emeritus professor of healthcare systems safety at Sweden’s KTH. A physician, researcher, and... Read More.

Joshua Corman

Joshua Corman is CTO for Sonatype. Previously, Corman was a security researcher/strategist at Akamai Technologies, The 451 Group, and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded Rugged DevOps and I_Am_the_Cavalry to encourage new DevOps/security approaches.... Read More.

James Cowling
James Cowling (Dropbox, Inc. )

James Cowling is the technical lead and manager of the Storage Infrastructure team at Dropbox. He spends his time thinking about durability, exabyte-scale storage systems, and simple solutions to difficult problems. James received his PhD at... Read More.

Cliff Crocker

Cliff Crocker is a product line director at Akamai Technologies, where he spends his time building product strategy for performance analytics. Previously, he was vice president of product at SOASTA and engineering leader for the... Read More.

Ryn Daniels

Katherine Daniels is a senior operations engineer at Etsy who got her start in programming with TI-80 calculators back when GeoCities was still cool. These days, she has opinions on things like the cloud and DevOps.... Read More.

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis is a software engineer on the Community Engineering team at Chef, developing cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. Jennifer speaks about DevOps, tech culture, and monitoring and gives tutorials on a variety of... Read More.

Patrick Debois
Patrick Debois (Small Town Heroes), @patrickdebois

Patrick Debois is cofounder and CTO of Small Town Heroes. In order to understand current IT organizations, Patrick has made a habit of changing both his consultancy role and the domain that he works in:... Read More.

Todd DeCapua
Todd DeCapua (Corporation Service Company), @appperfeng

Todd DeCapua is the Senior Director: Technology and Product Innovation for the Corporation Service Company. Previously the Chief Technology Evangelist with HPE Software Research Group and co-founder of TechBeacon.com thought leadership site for IT Heros.... Read More.

James DeFelice
James DeFelice (Mesosphere)

James DeFelice is a distributed applications engineer with Mesosphere. He contributes to the development of the Kubernetes-Mesos framework and other Go-related engineering efforts.

James DeLuccia
James DeLuccia (Independent)

James DeLuccia, cyber security expert and published author, draws on his 20+ years of experience to provide innovative and actionable solutions to embrace today’s technology while avoiding its potential mishaps. Applying this experience to DevOps and... Read More.

Nathan Duthoit
Nathan Duthoit (Wave Accounting Inc.), @nduthoit

Nathan Duthoit works at Wave, a Toronto-based startup, where he focuses on system architecture, internal tools, and DevOps.

Jeremy Edberg

Jeremy Edberg, the CEO and Founder of MinOps, which makes using the cloud stupid easy. He is an angel investor and advisor for various incubators and startups. Previously, Jeremy was the founding reliability engineer for... Read More.

James Elliott
James Elliott (Dept of Defense)

Jim Elliott is a software engineer for the Department of Defense, where he specializes in network defense as well as analytic automation. He has previously worked as a software engineer for embedded cryptographic systems as well... Read More.

Ceren Ercen (Independent), @cerephic

Ceren has been doing sysadmin/ops at nearly a dozen companies since before the first dotcom crash, and most recently at Shapeways. She is enthusiastic about cross-company ops discussions, has a lasting love of hardware and datacenter... Read More.

Shane Evans
Shane Evans (Hewlett-Packard), @shaneevanslr

Shane Evans is an experienced IT manager with over 12 years in the industry. His primary focus has been performance engineering and performance management, and he spent seven years managing these for a major financial institution... Read More.

Tammy Everts
Tammy Everts (SpeedCurve), @tameverts

Tammy Everts is a co-chair of O’Reilly Fluent.

Tammy has spent the past two decades studying how people use the web. Since 2009, she’s focused on the intersection between web performance, user experience, and business metrics.... Read More.

Jamesha Fisher

Jamesha Fisher is a security operations engineer at GitHub. Jamesha has worked in the tech industry for over 10 years, with a special interest in security. Graduating with a degree in information assurance and security engineering,... Read More.

Leonid Frolov
Leonid Frolov (Coaches Training Institute)

Leonid Frolov, CPCC, is a highly-sought after coach, trainer and leadership facilitator who provides individual and group coaching to a variety of private individuals, groups and organizations.

Leonid holds a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Read More.

Aly Fulton
Aly Fulton (Travis CI), @sinthetix

Aly Fulton is currently a developer and customer supporter at Travis CI. Her development experience is in Ruby/Rails and JavaScript. She plans to transition into an Operations role at Travis CI to achieve full DevOps glory.... Read More.

Lisa Gelobter
Lisa Gelobter (U.S. Department of Education)

Lisa Gelobter works for the White House, in the United States Digital Service. She is currently serving as the Chief Digital Service Officer with the US Department of Education.

Lisa has been working in digital technology... Read More.

Radu Gheorghe
Radu Gheorghe (Sematext Group), @radu0gheorghe

Radu Gheorghe is a search consultant and software engineer at Sematext, working mainly with Elasticsearch- and logging-related projects. He is the coauthor of Elasticsearch in Action.

Evan Gilman

Evan Gilman is a site reliability engineer currently focusing on Zero Trust research. With roots in academia, Evan finds passion in both reliable, performant systems, and the networks they run on. When he’s not building automated... Read More.

Jeff Gothelf
Jeff Gothelf (Neo Innovation), @jboogie

Jeff Gothelf is Neo’s lean evangelist, spreading the gospel of great team collaboration, product innovation and evidence-based decision making.

Jeff is a speaker and thought leader on the future of user experience design, often teaching workshops... Read More.

Ilya Grigorik

Ilya Grigorik is a web performance engineer at Google, cochair of the W3C Web Performance Working Group, and author of High Performance Browser Networking (O’Reilly). In short, he’s an Internet plumber.

David Halsey
David Halsey (Fidelity Investments), @Dave_Halsey

Dave Halsey is the VP of Performance Engineering for Fidelity Institutional, a division of Fidelity Investments servicing financial intermediary firms. Dave has over 15 years of experience building and leading Performance Engineering organizations specializing in the... Read More.

Harold Hannon
Harold Hannon (SoftLayer)

Harold Hannon has been working in the field of software development as both an architect and developer for over 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration, and distributed systems. He is currently a senior software... Read More.

Michael Hausenblas

Michael Hausenblas is a developer advocate for Go, OpenShift, and Kubernetes at Red Hat, where he helps app ops engineers build and operate distributed services. Michael shares his experience with distributed systems and large-scale data processing... Read More.

Chris Hawley
Chris Hawley (Blackrock 3 Partners)

Chris Hawley is deputy program manager on contract managing the International Counterproliferation Program (ICP) of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the US Department of Defense’s official combat support agency for countering the entire... Read More.

Ariya Hidayat
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security), @ariyahidayat

Ariya Hidayat is the author of Esprima and PhantomJS. These days, he focuses mostly on software craftsmanship with HTML5, JavaScript, and other web technologies. Ariya is currently running the engineering team at Shape Security.

Lara Hogan
Lara Hogan (Kickstarter), @lara_hogan

Lara Hogan is a Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance. She champions performance as a part of the overall user experience, striking a balance between aesthetics and speed,... Read More.

Anju Jain

Anju Jain is the Head of Delivery for Testing Practice at ROKITT. At ROKITT, she is responsible for building the testing practice, implementing Continuous Delivery and build Data Management product. Prior to joining Read More.

Nic Jansma
Nic Jansma (Akamai), @nicj

Nic is a software developer at Akamai building high-performance websites, apps and open-source tools.

Tim Kadlec
Better by proxy Session

Tim Kadlec is the head of developer relations at Snyk, a company focused on making open source code more secure. He is the author of Implementing Responsive Design: Building Sites for an Anywhere, Everywhere... Read More.

Arun Kejariwal

Arun Kejariwal is a statistical learning principal at Machine Zone (MZ), where he leads a team of top-tier researchers and works on research and development of novel techniques for install and click fraud detection and assessing... Read More.

Puneet Khanduri
Puneet Khanduri (Twitter), @pzdk

Puneet Khanduri is a senior engineer within the Engineering Effectiveness team at Twitter. His work at Twitter focuses on building tools and frameworks that help other engineering teams build more resilient systems. Prior to Twitter, Puneet... Read More.

Jim Kimball
Jim Kimball (HedgeServ Corporation), @jimkimball

Jim Kimball is the chief technology officer at HedgeServ. As CTO, Jim looks for ways to foster the growth (in a biological way) of the technology organization, as well as how to improve how they... Read More.

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations... Read More.

Rafał Kuć
Rafał Kuć (Sematext Group), @kucrafal

Rafał Kuć is a search consultant and software engineer at Sematext Group, Inc. mainly focused on Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, and Mahout. Rafał is the author of the Apache Solr Cookbook series and Elasticsearch Server. He... Read More.

Zane Lackey
Zane Lackey (Signal Sciences), @zanelackey

Zane Lackey is the cofounder and CSO at Signal Sciences and serves on the advisory boards of the Internet Bug Bounty Program and the US State Department-backed Open Technology Fund. Prior to Signal Sciences, Zane... Read More.

Elizabeth Lawler

Elizabeth Lawler is CEO and co-founder of Conjur, Inc., a security company that focuses on providing IT and developer tools to secure next generation applications and infrastructure. Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience working... Read More.

Zach Leatherman
Zach Leatherman (Filament Group), @zachleat

Zach Leatherman is a front end engineer with Filament Group. He has given talks at Smashing Conference, Velocity, CSSConf, and the White House. He also herds NebraskaJS (a JavaScript meetup) and its eponymously named NebraskaJS Conference.... Read More.

Bryan Liles
Bryan Liles (Capital One), @bryanl

Bryan Liles is a principal engineer on the cloud engineering team at Capital One. When not helping a huge back move to the public cloud, he gets to speak at conferences on topics ranging from machine... Read More.

Justin Lintz

Justin Lintz is the director of web operations at Spring, where he is in charge of Spring’s growing AWS infrastructure. Previously he worked in operations roles at Chartbeat, Bitly, and TheStreet. Justin earned his degree... Read More.

Daniel Lockhart
Daniel Lockhart (Verizon Digital Media Services)

As the DevOps lead at Verizon Digital Media Services, Daniel Lockhart and his team develop and maintain the tools and systems used to manage the over 10,000 servers in the Verizon CDN network. Formerly a... Read More.

Ragnar Lonn
Ragnar Lonn (Load Impact), @loadimpact

Ragnar Lönn is founder and CEO of Load Impact, the world’s most popular online load-testing service for testing the performance of websites. Load Impact users have executed over 300,000 load tests since 2009. Previously, Ragnar... Read More.

Chris Love
Chris Love (Love 2 Dev), @ChrisLove

Chris has over 20 years, yes that’s right, of web development experience. He has built a wide variety of websites and applications in that time. In recent years he has immersed himself in the modern, single... Read More.

Joseph Lynch
Joseph Lynch (Yelp)

Joseph Lynch is a software engineer for Yelp who focuses on building data store and service infrastructure. Joey is a core contributor to Yelp’s data store platform, which has allowed Yelp to go from a primarily... Read More.

Sujay Maheshwari is a developer evangelist with the HP Helion team. In the past, he has built his own companies in the mobile ad-tech and content marketing space. Before that he worked at Morgan Stanley. He... Read More.

Pamela Mathews
Pamela Mathews (National BDPA )

Pamela Mathews is an accomplished information technology leader and business partner with over two decades of progressive experience leading and managing strategic global business initiatives from inception through implementation. She is employed by HSBC North... Read More.

Patrick McDonnell is the web operations manager at Etsy.

Dan  McKinley

After starting his career in finance, Dan McKinley freaked out and moved to Brooklyn. He stumbled into a fledgling Etsy.com in 2007, and spent his first years there trying to stop overwhelming traffic from reducing the... Read More.

Allison McKnight

Allison McKnight is a performance engineer at Etsy. She focuses on creating tools that allow her teammates to investigate how changes affect site performance. She loves adding context to alerts, climbing rocks, and learning new fiddle... Read More.

Patrick Meenan

Patrick Meenan has been working on web performance in one form or another for the last 15 years and is currently working at Google to make Chrome and the web faster. Patrick created the popular open... Read More.

Fredric Mitchell
Fredric Mitchell (Better Weekdays), @fredricmitchell

Fredric Mitchell is the V.P. of engineering at Better Weekdays. He has a wide variety of experience developing websites in the government, NGO, and education sectors. He fell in love with PHP, and specifically... Read More.

Norm Morrison

Norm Morrison is responsible for site reliability/performance strategy at Radial. Through the efforts of his extended team, Radial maintains an industry-leading level of availability and performance for the e-commerce properties hosted on the Radial platforms. Norm... Read More.

Courtney W. Nash

Courtney Nash chairs multiple conferences for O’Reilly Media and is the strategic content director focused on areas of modern web operations, high-performance applications, and security. An erstwhile academic neuroscientist, she is still fascinated by the brain... Read More.

Thorvald Natvig
Thorvald Natvig (Medallia, Inc.), @thorvaldnatvig

Thorvald Natvig is an architect at Medallia, working on a wide range of infrastructure and core application components, from network and server design to writing in-memory databases. He evangelizes synergistic designs, where the whole is greater... Read More.

Edo Nir
Edo Nir (HP)

Edo Nir is a team leader in HP LoadRunner R&D group, developing the market leading performance testing software. Experienced in software design and development in an agile environment. Edo holds a B.Sc degree in Information Systems... Read More.

Amichai Nitsan
Amichai Nitsan (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Amichai Nitsan is a senior architect at HP Software focusing on mobile applications and technologies. A fount of innovation and new ideas, Amichai runs several internal “startup” projects inside HP Software. He has filed over 40... Read More.

Alex Nobert
Alex Nobert (Flynn), @nobert

At Flynn, Alex Nobert is working on the next-generation PaaS of your dreams. Previously, he built and led Ops at Shopify, Vox Media, and Minted. For some reason, he enjoys wearing a tie. Alex has a... Read More.

Tapabrata Pal
Tapabrata Pal (Capital One), @topopal

Tapabrata Pal has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles (developer, operations engineer, and architect) in the retail, healthcare, and finance industries. Over the last three years, Tapabrata has served as director of Capital... Read More.

Charlie Park

Charlie is an engineer at Slack, where he’s worked on front-end code since September of 2015. That followed a few years at IFTTT, which itself followed a half a decade running a subscription-based SaaS web... Read More.

Kyle Parrish
Kyle Parrish (Fidelity Investments), @bkparr

Kyle Parrish has worked across many industries and many roles throughout his career, and is currently a performance architect at a global financial services and brokerage firm, working to assure that every customer’s experience is exceptional.... Read More.

Yesenia Perez-Cruz is a designer based out of Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a senior product designer at Vox Media. Yesenia has created beautiful, functional design systems for clients like MTV, Zappos, and Iron Chef... Read More.

Robert Peters (Verizon Digital Media Services ), @rjpcal

Rob Peters is CTO for Verizon Digital Media Services. He was one of the early members of the engineering team at VDMS (then EdgeCast), and spent many years working with the company’s core http... Read More.

Brandon Philips

Brandon Philips is CTO of CoreOS, where he helps build modern Linux server infrastructure. Prior to CoreOS, Brandon worked at Rackspace hacking on cloud monitoring and was a Linux kernel developer at SUSE. As... Read More.

Björn Rabenstein
Björn Rabenstein (SoundCloud)

Björn Rabenstein is a production engineer at SoundCloud and one of the main Prometheus developers. Previously, Björn was a site reliability engineer at Google and a number cruncher for science.

J. Paul Reed
J. Paul Reed (Release Engineering Approaches), @jpaulreed

J. Paul Reed is the founder of Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations “Simply Ship. Every time.” Paul has worked across a number of industries, from financial... Read More.

Alois Reitbauer

Alois Reitbauer is chief evangelist at Dynatrace. Alois is fanatic about monitoring, DevOps, and application performance and has spent most of his professional career building monitoring tools and speeding up applications. He is a regular conference... Read More.

Mike Rembetsy
Mike Rembetsy (Bloomberg), @mrembetsy

Michael Rembetsy is the Manager of Systems Engineer Bloomberg. He currently over sees all systems level engineering and infrastructure platform engineering with the Bloomberg infrastructure group. He has fostered a culture of learning and mindfulness at... Read More.

Dylan Richard
Dylan Richard (Modest, Inc - formerly Obama for America), @dylanr

Dylan Richard is the full-bearded technologist who, as director for engineering, quietly led the 40 engineers of Obama for America’s Technology team to victory in 2012. Previously, he helmed technical teams as vice president of engineering... Read More.

Ty Sbano
Ty Sbano (Capital One), @tysbano

Ty Sbano is the director of application security for Capital One Financial. Ty oversees secure coding training, application risk profiling, secure code reviews, open source security, and dynamic/manual penetration testing. Ty began his career as a... Read More.

Jan Schaumann
Jan Schaumann (The Internet), @jschauma

Jan Schaumann is an infrastructure and information security engineer and an adjunct professor of computer science. Jan has over 15 years of experience in both small-scale deployments and enormous high-availability infrastructures serving millions of users. Today... Read More.

Rob Schnepp
Rob Schnepp (Blackrock 3 Partners)

Rob Schnepp is a 30-year veteran of the fire service and retired as the division chief of special operations for the Alameda County, CA, Fire Department. Rob has vast experience in emergency response and served as... Read More.

Baron Schwartz
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex), @xaprb

Baron Schwartz is the founder and CEO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. Baron has written a lot of open source software and several books, including High... Read More.

Peter Shannon

Peter Shannon is a husband and father who moonlights as an operations engineer. Originally a chemist, Peter found his passion for software engineering in high performance computing and computational chemistry – which never really became his... Read More.

Josh Snyder
Josh Snyder (Yelp)

Joshua Snyder is an SRE with a penchant for dealing with data. He likes designing web infrastructure that serves its functions reliably and silently. To that end, Josh is always rounding off sharp corners of... Read More.

Steve Souders
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), @souders

Steve Souders is chief curver at SpeedCurve, where he works on the interplay between performance and design. Steve previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, Yahoo’s chief performance officer, and Fastly’s chief performance officer. Steve... Read More.

Sara Soueidan

Sara Soueidan is a Lebanese self-employed front-end web developer, writer, and speaker, focusing on HTML5, SVG, CSS, and JavaScript. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and works with companies across the globe... Read More.

Phil Stanhope
Phil Stanhope (Dyn )

Phil Stanhope is vice president of technology at Dyn. Phil’s focus varies across engineering, infrastructure, architecture, analytics, operations, and emerging technology strategy and planning. Phil is a known thought leader in the industry, having served on... Read More.

Daniel Stenberg

Daniel Stenberg (http://daniel.haxx.se/), employed by Mozilla, is perhaps most known as the founder and main developer of curl and libcurl. He’s been working with internet protocols for almost 20 years, and has been actively involved in... Read More.

David Taieb

David Taieb is the STSM for the Cloud Data Services Developer Advocacy team at IBM, where he leads a team of avid technologists with the mission of educating developers on the art of possible... Read More.

Philip Tellis

Philip Tellis is a geek who likes to make the computer do his work for him. As chief architect and RUM distiller at SOASTA, he analyzes the impact of various design decisions on web-application... Read More.

Matt Tesauro
Matt Tesauro (Pearson plc), @matt_tesauro

Matt Tesauro is the application security lead engineer at Pearson and an adjunct professor for the University of Texas Computer Science Department, where he teaches the next generation of CS students about appsec. Matt has 15... Read More.

James Turnbull
James Turnbull (Empatico), @kartar

James Turnbull is the CTO of Empatico. A longtime member of the open source community, James is the author of nine technical books about open source software: The Terraform Book, The Art of... Read More.

Ellen van Keulen

Once web developer, Ellen van Keulen is now product manager at Akamai interested in all things web performance.

Mark Vanderwiele
Mark Vanderwiele (IBM Corporation), @MarkVanderwiele

Mark VanderWiele is an IBM distinguished engineer working on emerging cloud technologies. Mark was chief architect for some of the first clouds in IBM and over the last several years has been performing research... Read More.

Ron Vidal
Ron Vidal (Blackrock 3 Partners)

Ron Vidal is a partner at Blackrock 3 Partners, a leading incident management firm. Ron’s technology career spans 30 years as a senior executive in critical infrastructure including fiber optic and wireless telecommunications networks, data centers,... Read More.

Julius Volz
Julius Volz (SoundCloud), @juliusvolz

Julius Volz is a production engineer at SoundCloud and co-founder of the Prometheus project. In the past, he worked as a site reliability engineer in Google’s production offline storage team to back up the internet and... Read More.

Chetna Warade (IBM Corporation), @chetnawarade

Chetna Warade is a software engineer who writes articles and publications, does programming, performance engineering, and practices agile software development. In 2014 and 2010 Chetna was issued patents from the USPTO, and won the Read More.

Aaron Weaver
Aaron Weaver (Cengage), @weavera

Aaron Weaver is the application security manager at Cengage. Over his career, Aaron has played various roles, including software developer, system engineer, and embedded developer with IT security. Previously, Aaron was the application security manager at... Read More.

Yoav Weiss

Yoav Weiss is a principal architect at Akamai, where he focuses on making the web platform faster by adding performance-related features to browsers as well as to Akamai’s CDN. Yoav has been working on mobile... Read More.

Dustin Whittle

Dustin Whittle is a developer evangelist at AppDynamics, where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo. He... Read More.

John Willis
Docker tutorial Tutorial

John Willis is a technical evangelist for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in... Read More.

David Woods
David Woods (Ohio State University SNAFUcatchers), @ddwoods2

David Woods is a professor at the Ohio State University, where he is the lead for the Initiative on Complexity in Natural, Social, and Engineered Systems and the codirector of Ohio State University’s Cognitive Systems Engineering... Read More.

Derek Yap
Derek Yap (Dept of Defense)

Derek Yap is an engineer for the Department of Defense, where he specializes in network and mobile security as well as large scale analytical platforms. He has also worked on automation systems for State Farm, and... Read More.

Maggie Zhou

Maggie Zhou works on the Core Platform team at Etsy where she builds infrastructure to manage challenges scaling the site. Before Etsy, Maggie spent time at the Recurse Center and wrote software at Google.

Dave Zwieback
Dave Zwieback (Next Big Sound), @mindweather

Dave Zwieback has been working with large-scale mission-critical infrastructure and teams for almost two decades. Dave is the VP of engineering at Next Big Sound (acquired by Pandora Media, Inc.) and CTO of Lotus Outreach.... Read More.

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