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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 is vice president of engineering at Wallaroo Labs and a member of the Pony core team. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring... Read More.
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 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
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
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 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 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 is a senior performance engineer coordinating performance for product development at Zillow.com. He’s previously led performance at MSN.com.
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 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 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 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 has been helping enterprises improve the performance of their web applications for more than 15 years. As a senior web performance architect at Akamai, he helps customers optimize their website and mobile performance... Read More.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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, 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 works at Wave, a Toronto-based startup, where he focuses on system architecture, internal tools, and DevOps.
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.
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 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 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.
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, 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 (
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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... Read More.
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.
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
Nic Jansma is a software developer at Akamai building high-performance websites, apps, and open source tools.
Tim Kadlec is a performance consultant and trainer focused on building a web everyone can use. He is the author of High Performance Images (O’Reilly, 2016) and Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere,... Read More.
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 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 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 is a principal cloud developer advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if the cloud can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an... Read More.
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 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 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.
Bryan Liles is a staff engineer at Heptio. When he is not writing software to team move to Kubernetes, he gets to speak at conferences on topics ranging from machine learning to building the next generation... Read More.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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... Read More.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 (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 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 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 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.
Once web developer, Ellen van Keulen is now product manager at Akamai interested in all things web performance.
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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