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Chris Allen
Chris Allen (Infrared5)

A software architect and developer, Chris founded Infrared5 in 2007 with his wife Rebecca, and technical co-founder Dominick to deliver innovative interactive experiences. Infrared5 got its start creating, maintaining and consulting for the open source... Read More.

Ben Anderson

I’ve been creating things on the web for more than 14 years, driven by a strong belief in the open web platform and enthusiasm for open source. Currently, the combination of full-stack Javascript along with... Read More.

Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew (Edgeofmyseat.com), @rachelandrew

Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. Her books include the bestselling CSS Anthology for Sitepoint and she is a regular contributor to a number of publications both on... Read More.

Bert Belder (StrongLoop, Inc.)

Node.js / Io.js core team &
StrongLoop founder

Brian Belhumeur
Brian Belhumeur (craigslist), @JSArtisan

I’m currently a front end developer at craigslist. I’ve also been a backend developer and sysadmin, but I love front end work the most. The confluence of engineering, psychology, and the power to make a... Read More.

Juan Benet
Juan Benet (Protocol Labs)

Juan is the inventor of IPFS and Filecoin. He founded Protocol Labs, Inc., he loves open source, and believes improving the internet is critical work. Juan is obsessed with knowledge, science, and technology. He... Read More.

Kimberly Blessing
Kimberly Blessing (Think Brownstone, Inc.), @obiwankimberly

Kimberly Blessing is Senior Director of Web Development and Technology Consulting at Think Brownstone in Philadelphia. If you’re looking for a new role, we’re hiring! Please get in touch and we can sync up during... Read More.

Glenn Block
Glenn Block (Extend)

By day Glenn Block works at Splunk making it easier for developers to work with Big Data as he drives development of Splunk’s Dev platform. By night, Glenn is an active maintainer and contributor of... Read More.

Founded &yet in 2008 after over a decade of doing web development on the side. Have since then built it into a great team with strong focus on realtime web.

Jeffrey Burtoft

Jeff Burtoft is a Web App Advocate at Microsoft and a devoted supporter of the JavaScript/HTML5 community. He loves Web Standards, JavaScript and 1980’s skateboarding videos. Additionally, Jeff is co-author of HTML5 Hacks (O’Reilly Media)... Read More.

Dan Callahan
Dan Callahan (Mozilla), @callahad

Dan Callahan is a Senior Software Engineer in Mozilla’s Developer Relations team, where he focuses on the Firefox Developer Tools. Dan previously worked on the Mozilla Persona project, an attempt at replacing passwords with user... Read More.

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on JavaScript, serverless, and the web in general. He’s a published author and frequent speaker at conferences and user groups on a variety... Read More.

Eddie Canales

I’ve been a software engineer at Manta.com for 10 years. Recently I’ve been focusing on front-end web development using Node, Angular, and Bootstrap. I’m a web speed enthusiast, so my goal in life is to... Read More.

Darcy Clarke
Darcy Clarke (Freelance), @darcy

I’m an award winning Front-end Developer, Designer, User Experience Advocate & Entrepreneur. I speak, mentor & build all things HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & Open Source.

Christophe Coenraets
Christophe Coenraets (Salesforce.com), @ccoenraets

Christophe Coenraets is a Developer Advocate for Salesforce.com where he focuses on mobile application development. Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Christophe was a Developer Advocate for Adobe where he worked with the PhoneGap and Cordova team... Read More.

Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for... Read More.

Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper (Cooper Press), @peterc

Peter Cooper is the founder of Cooper Press, the editor of several weekly newsletters, including JavaScript Weekly and Frontend Focus, and Chair Emeritus of O’Reilly Fluent.

Randall Degges
Randall Degges (Stormpath), @rdegges

Randall Degges is a Developer Evangelist at Stormpath and a prominent Pythonista.

Prior to joining Stormpath, he founded and built OpenCNAM, the largest Caller ID API service in North America. He has been actively... Read More.

Ben Donohue
Ben Donohue (Flashpoint), @bndo

Ben is the VP of Engineering for T1 and Apps Development at MediaMath. He joined MediaMath in 2009 and leads the teams focused on delivering our best-in-class digital marketing application, TerminalOne. Prior to joining MediaMath,... Read More.

Kyle Drake
Kyle Drake (Neocities), @neocitiesweb

Kyle Drake is a tech entrepreneur working to bring back the lost art of amateur personal websites with Neocities.

When not working on Neocities, Kyle helps to build the open source communities, including early work... Read More.

Brendan Eich
Brendan Eich (JavaScript), @BrendanEich

Brendan Eich was founder and long-term CTO at Mozilla. He also served as SVP of engineering and briefly as CEO. Brendan is widely recognized for his enduring contributions to the Internet revolution.... Read More.

Charles Engelke

As the CTO of Info Tech, Inc., Charles Engelke led the effort to bring sealed bidding to the Internet, which requires public key cryptography to maintain the seal and provide digital signatures. As a... Read More.

Ron Evans
Ron Evans (The Hybrid Group), @deadprogram

Software developer, contributor to open source, author and speaker, iconoclast. Ringleader at The Hybrid Group.

Anna Filina
Anna Filina (FooLab), @afilina

Anna is a long-time Web developer and is currently a vice-president at FooLab. When programming, she uses mainly PHP and Javascript. She likes elegant code and robust frameworks. Performance, usability and timely shipping are... Read More.

Max Firtman
Max Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training), @firt
Office Hours Event

Max Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He wrote many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” (available in second edition) and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published by O’Reilly Media.

He is... Read More.

Bill Fisher

A JavaScript junkie, Bill came to Facebook almost two years ago and immediately fell in love with React, Facebook’s functional-reactive inspired framework for managing the DOM. After realizing that many people outside of Facebook... Read More.

Timothy Fontaine

TJ Fontaine moved from Ohio to San Francisco in 2013 to work full time at as an engineer Joyent and the project lead at Node.js. At Joyent, Fontaine originated and produced an ongoing event series... Read More.

Aaron Frost

I’ve spent the last several years swimming (at times sinking) in the Open Web waters. Finding JS and CSS/HTML was the best thing that could have happened to me. By day I am... Read More.

Andreas Gal

Dr. Andreas Gal is Chief Technology Officer and VP Mobile at Mozilla, leading technical decision making, representing Mozilla externally on technology, and managing R&D programs. Dr. Gal co-founded the Boot to Gecko open mobile ecosystem... Read More.

Daniel Gallo
Daniel Gallo (Sencha, Inc.), @DanielJGallo

Dan has over 9 years experience developing innovative web-based applications using a variety of technologies, and specializes in ASP.NET C# and JavaScript.
In early 2012, Dan joined Sencha, where he provides pre-sales... Read More.

Todd Gardner

Todd H Gardner is the president and co-founder of TrackJS (trackjs.com) and an independent software consultant. With over a decade of experience building software systems, Todd has built large enterprise systems, complex software products, and... Read More.

Wesley Hales

Wesley Hales is a Software Developer at Shape Security. He spends his spare time working on two open source projects:  onslyde and Loadreport.js.

You can see him speak at the occasional conference, read... Read More.

Philipp Hancke

Fippo has been building messaging, telephony, and video systems for over 15 years. He is a widely recognized WebRTC developer, the top non-Google contributor to the Google’s WebRTC samples on github, a key contributor to... Read More.

Jeff Harrell
Jeff Harrell (PayPal)

A graphic designer turned UI developer, I’ve been making websites professionally for years and enjoy all aspects of new projects, from their development to their design and architecture.

During the day, you can find me... Read More.

Brandon Hays
Brandon Hays (The Frontside), @tehviking

Brandon left the world of marketing to find that creating software for people made him happy. Brandon lives in Austin, TX, where he helps run The Frontside, an Ember.js and Rails consultancy. Brandon’s lifelong mission... Read More.

Les Hazlewood
Les Hazlewood (Stormpath), @lhazlewood

Les Hazlewood is Stormpath co-founder and CTO and the Apache Shiro PMC Chair.

Prior to forming Stormpath, Les held senior architectural positions at Bloomberg and Delta Airlines and he was former CTO... Read More.

Courtney Hemphill
Courtney Hemphill (Carbon Five), @chemphill

Courtney Hemphill is a Partner and Tech Lead at Carbon Five in San Francisco, CA. Over the past 10+ years, Courtney has worked on teams of developers and designers using full stack technology on web... Read More.

Ariya Hidayat
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security), @ariyahidayat

Ariya Hidayat (@ariyahidayat) is an engineer/technical lead/FOSS fan/blogger/speaker. He is the author of Esprima and PhantomJS. These days, his activities are mostly on software craftsmanship around HTML5, JavaScript, and other web technologies.

Kitt Hodsden
Kitt Hodsden (CodingClan LLC), @kitt

Kitt Hodsden is the 47th laziest developer in the world, a feat which takes considerable effort. That effort has taken her to Twitter, where she and her team built a unified platform for the company’s... Read More.

Burke Holland

Burke Holland is a web developer living in Nashville, TN. He enjoys working with and meeting developers who are building mobile apps with jQuery / HTML5 and loves to hack on social API’s. Burke works... Read More.

Brian Holt
Brian Holt (Microsoft), @holtbt
Office Hours Event

Brian is currently working as a senior user interface engineer at Netflix. This means he’s using JavaScript to enable your (and his) binge watching of House of Cards. Previously he worked as the director of... Read More.

Cory House
Cory House (Pluralsight | Cox Automotive), @housecor

Cory is founder of Bitnative LLC, an agile software development and training consultancy, and creator of OutlierDeveloper.com, a blog for software developers who aspire to be exceptional. He is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft Read More.

Paul Irish
Paul Irish (Google Chrome), @paul_irish

Paul Irish is a front-end developer who loves the web. Works at Google on Chrome and it’s tools.

Ryan Jarvinen
Ryan Jarvinen (Red Hat), @ryanj

Ryan Jarvinen is an Open Source Evangelist working with RedHat’s OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California and is passionate about open source, open standards, open gov, and digital rights.
You can reach... Read More.

Henrik Joreteg

Henrik Joreteg is a a partner and lead JS developer at &yet, where he’s written scores of JS apps in dozens of different ways. At &yet, he provides consulting and training on JavaScript and... Read More.

Luke Karrys
Luke Karrys (&yet)

Luke is a core contributor on Ampersand.js and a high quality Node.js front-end developer. He’s also a veteran teacher of &yet’s intense and immersive Human JavaScript: Live training endeavor.

Jordan Kasper
Jordan Kasper (StrongLoop), @jakerella

Shortly after it arrived at his home in 1993, Jordan began disassembling his first computer – his mother was not happy. She breathed more easily when he moved from hardware into programming, starting with Read More.

William Kennedy

William Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Studio, a mobile, web, and systems development company in Miami, Florida. He is a coauthor of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net,... Read More.

Jonathan Klein

Jonathan is a software engineer at Etsy, where he focuses on solving web performance and scalability challenges. He started the Boston Web Performance Meetup Group, and contributes to a few open source projects, including the... Read More.

Sanders Kleinfeld
Sanders Kleinfeld (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), @sandersk
Office Hours Event

Sanders Kleinfeld is Director of Publishing Technology at O’Reilly
Media, where he leads development efforts on O’Reilly’s XHTML5
single-source toolchain for generating print and digital book formats.
He also focuses on R&D... Read More.

Jen Kramer
Jen Kramer (Harvard University Extension School), @jen4web

For more than a dozen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a “quality website.”

Jen develops sites that are functional, usable, accessible, and supportive of... Read More.

Andreas Kunz

Andreas Kunz is software architect and developer at the German enterprise software company SAP (since 2005), where he focuses on web user interfaces.

Member of the UI5 (web UI library) development team since its... Read More.

Rasmus Lerdorf

Rasmus Lerdorf is an engineer at Etsy, known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995. Rasmus was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo for seven years and has contributed to a... Read More.

Oddvar Lovaas

Oddvar Lovaas joined Matrix.org shortly after the project was kicked off in May 2014. Matrix.org is a not-for-profit initiative focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current VoIP, IP Messaging and IoT applications,... Read More.

Divya Manian
Divya Manian (Adobe), @divya

Divya works at Adobe on tools to help web designers. Previously, she worked at Opera, advocating the use of web technologies while contributing to open source projects and books on web development. She also participates... Read More.

Elijah Manor

Elijah Manor is a Christian and a family man. He works at The Lampo Group (Dave Ramsey) as a front-end web developer. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft ASP.NET MVP,... Read More.

Mina Markham
Mina Markham (IBM Design), @minamarkham

Mina is a Sass-lovin’ front-end architect in Dallas. She recently founded the Dallas chapter of Girl Develop It, and also teaches for Black Girls Code. Mina has presented at various conferences and events, including Front... Read More.

Erin McKean
Erin McKean (Google | Wordnik), @emckean

Erin McKean is the founder of the newly-not-for-profit Wordnik.com, the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, and before Javascript, she dabbled in HyperCard,... Read More.

Tim Messerschmidt
Tim Messerschmidt (PayPal + Braintree), @SeraAndroid

As a long time mobile and web developer, Tim channels his knowledge and experience as PayPal’s Lead Developer Evangelist in EMEA. He is passionate about startups and serves as mentor at multiple incubators and... Read More.

Eric Meyer
Eric Meyer (Complex Spiral Consulting), @meyerweb
Office Hours Event

Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) has been a burger flipper, a college webmaster, an early blogger, one of the original CSS Samurai, a member of the CSS WG, a consultant and trainer,... Read More.

Jonah Moses (New Relic)

Jonah Moses is a Software Engineer for New Relic’s Browser team.

Lee Munroe
Lee Munroe (Mailgun by Rackspace), @leemunroe

Lee Munroe is a Digital Product Designer, currently leading design at Mailgun, the email service for developers by Rackspace. Designer and front-end html/css guy. Previously of Runnable and Kareo.

Brad Nelson
Brad Nelson (Google), @flagxor

Brad Nelson is a Software Engineer at Google focusing on Developer Tools, Browser Performance, and Security. Brad likes tiny programs, colorful pictures, and the Forth programming language.

Stewart Nickolas

Stew Nickolas is an IBM Distinguished Engineer working in the IBM Emerging Internet Technologies organization where he has led several projects focused on new and evolving technologies that represent future business opportunities. As... Read More.

Jason Pamental
Jason Pamental (Fresh Tilled Soil), @jpamental
Office Hours Event

Jason Pamental is the Lead UX Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil, author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, overall web & typography nerd who specializes in being a generalist. He’s worked on the... Read More.

Tony Parisi
Office Hours Event

Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony’s passion for innovating is exceeded only by his... Read More.

Ryan Park
Ryan Park (Runscope), @StanfordRyan

Ryan leads infrastructure engineering at Runscope, an online service that helps developers as they work with APIs. Runscope helps you debug and test the APIs that you interact with — both public APIs like the... Read More.

Tony Porterfield
Tony Porterfield (Security researcher and advocate), @edtechinfosec

Tony Porterfield is a software engineer with 20 years experience in the computer and networking industries. A parent of two, he is a strong advocate for improving the security and privacy of web applications used... Read More.

Semmy Purewal

Semmy Purewal spent about a decade teaching computer science and working as a freelance JavaScript consultant. During that time, he worked with a diverse group of clients that included startups, nonprofits, and research labs. These... Read More.

Badri Rajasekar
Badri Rajasekar (TokBox, Inc)

Badri is the CTO and SVP of Engineering at TokBox, the provider of OpenTok, the leading real-time communications platform. At TokBox, he leads the core engineering and operations teams and is responsible for... Read More.

Axel Rauschmayer
Axel Rauschmayer (Ecmanauten), @rauschma

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer specializes in JavaScript. He has written the O’Reilly book Speaking JavaScript, blogs at 2ality.com, is trainer for Ecmanauten and organizes the MunichJS user group. He also frequently holds... Read More.

Alois Reitbauer

Alois is Chief Evangelist of ruxit. He is fanatic about monitoring, DevOps and application performance. He spent most of his professional career in building monitoring tools and speeding up applications. He is a regular conference... Read More.

Brian Rinaldi

Brian Rinaldi is the Developer Content Manager at Telerik. Brian run the Telerik Developer Network and founded the popular web and mobile developer site Flippin’ Awesome (now Modern Web). Brian also co-manages the Mobile Web... Read More.

Amanda Robinson
Amanda Robinson (Indiegogo), @aertzeid

Amanda graduated from NYU with a Masters of Computer Science in 2010. Since then, she’s worked for Google and then Indiegogo.

Mikeal Rogers
Mikeal Rogers (Modulus)

JS Community Organizer.

Creator/Curator of NodeConf & JSFest.

Author of request and frequent writer on open source community.

James is the lead user experience engineer at Fastly. Previously at Zendesk, his interests include classical music, Italian food, and punctuation.

Stefanie Schirmer

Stefanie Schirmer is a Software Engineer at Etsy and an alumna of Hacker School in New York.

She studied Applied Computer Science in the Natural Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany, where she developed a type checker... Read More.

Bill Scott
Bill Scott (PayPal), @PayPal

Bill Scott is VP, Payment Products, at PayPal. In a past life he co-created one of the first successful Macintosh games (GATO, 1985), built and designed wargaming interfaces for NATO, led user... Read More.

Dan Shaw
Dan Shaw (NodeSource)

Dan Shaw is a co-founder of NodeSource and is dedicated to helping improve and expand the Node Community. He is a veteran of numerous Node.js startups, including Voxer, Spreecast and Storify. Dan has extensive experience... Read More.

John is a Co-founder and CEO of Runscope and API fanatic. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After... Read More.

Kathy Sierra
Kathy Sierra (SeriousPony)

Kathy Sierra worked as a game programmer, interaction designer, and learning specialist (Sun Microsystems, UCLA Extension) before creating the best-selling Head First series for O’Reilly. She was the original creator of one of the... Read More.

Kyle Simpson
Kyle Simpson (Getify), @getify

Kyle Simpson is an Open Web Evangelist from Austin, TX, who’s passionate about all things JavaScript. He’s an author, workshop trainer, tech speaker, and OSS contributor/leader.

Travis Smith

Travis Smith is a physicist turned developer with a history of working on distributed systems. He is currently a Developer Advocate for Atlassian. Travis is involved in the open source community, committing to and maintaining... 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.... Read More.

Simon St.Laurent
Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), @simonstl

Simon St.Laurent has spent most of his career explaining technology. He is cochair of the Fluent and OSCON conferences, a senior editor at O’Reilly, and a web developer. He has written over a dozen... Read More.

Marcy Sutton
Marcy Sutton (Deque Systems), @marcysutton

Marcy Sutton is a developer at Substantial in Seattle, where she is currently contributing full-time as an accessibility engineer on Material Design for Angular.js. She’s also a co-chair and instructor for the Seattle chapter of... Read More.

Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor (Mozilla), @miketaylr

Mike works as a Web Compatibility Engineer at Mozilla from Austin, TX.

Stephen Teilhet
Stephen Teilhet (Synopsys)

Steve Teilhet is an author and a security researcher. He has been working in the security field for the last 13 years mainly in the area of application security. He uses this knowledge in developing... Read More.

Christina Truong

Christina holds a BA in Psychology and Communications and a certificate in web development. Over the years, she has gained agency experience working at various digital agencies such as Teehan + Lax and Nurun as... Read More.

James Turnbull

James Turnbull is the author of seven technical books about open source software and a long-time member of the open source community. James authored the The Logstash Book and The Docker Book. He... Read More.

TJ VanToll
TJ VanToll (Progress), @tjvantoll

TJ VanToll is a developer advocate for Telerik, a jQuery team member, and the author of jQuery UI in Action. He has over a decade of web development experience—specializing in performance and the mobile web.... Read More.

Julien Verlaguet

Julien Verlaguet is a software engineer at Facebook. He is the technical lead on Hack, a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Prior to joining Facebook in 2011, Julien was... Read More.

Ben Vinegar

Ben Vinegar is a frontend engineer at Sentry. Ben is a contributor to O’Reilly’s Beautiful JavaScript and the coauthor of Third-Party JavaScript.

Léonie Watson
Léonie Watson (The Paciello Group (TPG)), @LeonieWatson
Léonie Watson began using the internet in 1993, turned it into a web design career in 1997, and (despite losing her eyesight along the way) has been enjoying herself thoroughly ever since.

After many years... Read More.

David Wells
David Wells (Mulesoft), @DavidWells

TL;DR – Marketer turned designer/developer.

I’m a full stack javascript developer in San Francisco.

Currently building scalable UI/UX at MuleSoft.

I founded Inbound Now (now advisor), where we make open source marketing software.

Before that,... Read More.

Estelle Weyl
Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic), @estellevw

Estelle Weyl started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs. In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Kodakgallery, SurveyMonkey, Samsung, Yahoo! and Apple,... Read More.

Jen-Mei Wu (this is a personal project …), @jenmeiwu

I’m a programmer, artist, and maker. I’m really excited about the maker movement, including the skill sharing, the DIY spirit, and the possible end of industrialization as we know it (that might still be... Read More.

Adrian Zankich
Adrian Zankich (The Hybrid Group), @adzankich

Adrian is the “Serious Programming Guy” at The Hybrid Group. He has been quickly becoming known to the open source community from speaking at GopherCon, MakerFaire, JSConf, RubyConf, RubyKaigi, MagmaConf, and many other tech conferences.... Read More.

Jim Zemlin
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation), @linuxfoundation

Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience... Read More.