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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.
An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics, including distributed network architecture, web application development, and other subjects. In his role of director of... Read More.
Taco is a IT engineer with a lot of continuous delivery, Agile/Scrum and DevOps experience. Improving people, processes and techniques is what he constantly does. In the end it’s the results that matter!
Mark Barnes is responsible for the Integration team at the Financial Times and has led many projects in monitoring, disaster recovery, and decommissioning. He has over 15 years industry experience, starting off as a very average... Read More.
Hooman Beheshti is VP of technology at Fastly, where he develops web performance services for the world’s smartest CDN platform. A pioneer in the application acceleration space, Hooman helped design one of the original load... Read More.
Terry Bernstein is the senior product manager for Verisign’s Managed DNS service, and is responsible for the strategy, roadmap, marketing, and sales support of this product. Bernstein has more than 15 years of experience in... Read More.
David Boloker is CTO of IBM’s Emerging Internet Technology group and also holds the title of distinguished engineer. David is also responsible for forming IBM’s technical strategy around the emerging areas of mobile identity and... 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.
James Brooks is a member of the Site Reliability Engineering team at Betfair.
Michael Brunton-Spall is an independent security consultant. Previously, Michael was deputy director for technology and operations and head of cybersecurity at the UK Government Digital Service and held a number of jobs ranging from creating low-level... 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.
William de Ronde joined bol.com 10 years ago. In the years since, he did a full Tour of Duty in IT: as a developer, project manager, manager technology, and head of operations. His experience combined with... Read More.
Bart De Vylder is a data scientist at CoScale. Previously, Bart was active in software engineering and architecture, with a focus on distributed systems. His interests lie in machine learning and building reliable, scalable data processing... 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.
Klaus Enzenhofer has over five years of experience and expertise in the field of web performance optimization and user experience management. He works as a technical strategist in the Centre of Excellence team at Dynatrace. In... Read More.
Matteo Figus is an Italian developer based in London, with more than 15 years of experience in writing code. He works at OpenTable, where he writes code, tests, deploys, and monitors it. Matteo’s main interests are... Read More.
Max Firtman is a mobile and web developer, trainer, speaker, and writer. Max teaches mobile HTML5 and performance trainings for top companies around the world. The founder of IT-training company ITMaster, Max is a well-known... Read More.
Antoine Guy is Infrastructure Architect at Viadeo. Previously he spent 15 years operating and designing web infrastructure for websites as well as hosting companies. He specializes in performance, monitoring, datacenters, clouds and always keeps simplicity in... Read More.
Heinrich Hartmann is the lead data scientist at Circonus, where he is driving the development of analytics methods that transform monitoring data into actionable information as part of the Circonus monitoring platform. Previously, he worked as... Read More.
Simon Hearne is a senior performance consultant at NCC Group, where he splits his time between helping clients improve their web performance and working on exciting new projects. Simon studied artificial intelligence and web science.... Read More.
Assaf Hefetz is the cofounder of Snyk.io, where he builds web security tools for developers. Assaf was previously director of innovation at Supercom, where he led the development and innovation of the company’s security products, and... Read More.
Mark Heistek works at ING Netherlands. Evangelizing Continuous Delivery and DevOps within and outside ING . Also part of the DevOps team which is responsable for Continuous Delivery as a Service globally within the... Read More.
An accomplished engineer and technical leader, Joshua Hoffman has trained Ops staff from San Francisco to Hong Kong in practical and efficient high scale system management and automation. Hoffman created Red Hat’s acclaimed Virtual Training platform... Read More.
Lindsay Holmwood is a engineering manager living in the Australian Blue Mountains. Lindsay works at the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Office, building clearer, simpler, faster, more humane public services . A long-time contributor to the open... Read More.
Nic Jansma is a software developer at Akamai building high-performance websites, apps, and open source tools.
Scott Jenson worked on the Newton at Apple, multiple phone UIs at Symbian, the mobile Maps app at Google, and was a creative director at frog design. He has been writing/speaking about smart devices for many... Read More.
Until recently, Arun Kejariwal was a statistical learning principal at Machine Zone (MZ), where he led a team of top-tier researchers and worked on research and development of novel techniques for install and click fraud detection... Read More.
Daniel Khan has over 15 years of experience as a full stack developer, architect, and technical lead in the field of web engineering, proving his strong problem-solving skills in hundreds of projects. He is passionate about... Read More.
Romeo Kienzler holds a Master Degree in Information Systems with specialisation in Applied Statistics and Bioinformatics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He works for IBM Zurich as a chief data scientist and architect.... Read More.
Jonathan is the Director of Engineering at Attend, a Boston startup building event management software. He was formerly a senior software engineer at Etsy, where he focused on solving web performance and scalability challenges. Jonathan started... Read More.
Katie Kovalcin is a designer at Sparkbox. She is the 2014 Net Awards Young Designer of the Year, a teacher for Girl Develop It, and a writer for various publications. She strongly values collaboration with her... 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.
Bruce Lawson advocates open standards for Opera. He’s been involved in explaining and making web standards since 2002. He co-wrote the first book on HTML5, contributed to the W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, and was a... Read More.
As a member of Google networking team, Hossein Lotfi’s passion is to run complex and cross-functional networking programs. Prior to Google Hossein led performance engineering at EdgeCast (a CDN acquired by Verizon), where his full-stack... Read More.
Dan is a long-time system administrator – he first installed Linux on his home PC in 1995 and never looked back. A veteran of the original dotcom bubble, he founded a web hosting company in the... Read More.
Lorna Mitchell is a Leeds-based developer advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. She brings her technical expertise on a range of topics to audiences all over the world with her writing and speaking engagements, always... Read More.
Adrian Mouat is the chief scientist for Container Solutions, a pan-European services company that specializes in Docker and Mesos. Adrian has recently developed a Docker-based PaaS solution for a hosting company. He has written several successful... Read More.
As a software engineer for five years, Tanay Nagjee developed several core features of a highly scalable orchestration/automation platform. A generalist at heart, he assumed various responsibilities and especially enjoyed working with customers on real-world use... 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.
Andrew Neilson is currently part of the M&S.com delivery team, heading up their PerfOps team, and is responsible for the performance across the breadth of the M&S.com business.
The PerfOps team has evolved from a traditional... Read More.
Adam Onishi is a frontend developer working on the Origami team at the Financial Times in London. Adam has a keen interest in CSS and Sass and advocates strongly for accessibility and progressive enhancement when... Read More.
Jakub Pawlowicz is a web developer, open source contributor, and author of clean-css, one of the most popular CSS optimization tools. He has spent the last 12 years working as a front- and back-end developer,... Read More.
Matt Peterson works within the office of the CTO at Cumulus Networks. His primary focus in this role is technical evangelism, after founding the initial customer experience team. Prior to Cumulus, Matt ran datacenter &... Read More.
Guy Podjarny is a cofounder and CEO at Snyk.io, where he focuses on securing open source code. He was previously CTO at Akamai and founder of Blaze.io. He also worked on the first web... Read More.
Stijn Polfliet is the CTO of CoScale, a provider of web performance analytics software. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Ghent University in Belgium, after which he co-founded CoScale, where he leads... Read More.
Samantha Quiñones is a polyglot hacker and systems architecture expert. Over the course of her 17-year career, she has built software and led teams for some of the largest names in technology, and she is currently... Read More.
Alois Reitbauer is chief evangelist of ruxit. He is a fanatic about monitoring, DevOps, and application performance. He spent most of his professional career in building monitoring tools and speeding up applications. Alois is a regular... Read More.
Gareth Rushgrove is a senior software engineer at Puppet Labs, where he builds interesting tools for people to better manage infrastructure. Previously, he worked for the UK Government Digital Service, focusing on infrastructure, operations, and information... Read More.
Eleanor Saitta is a security consultant specializing in architectural security for large-scale systems, integrating security into the development life-cycle, and cross-domain security for news organizations and NGOs targeted by nation states. Eleanor is a cofounder and... Read More.
JP was one of five Threadless alums who moved to build President Obama’s reelection technology stack for the 2012 campaign. Since then, he has worked as DevOps/Internet Jedi for Mozilla, helping multiple teams move to modern... Read More.
As a security-focused software engineer, Alex Schoof has been designing and building systems ranging from GPU-accelerated network analytics to crypto-hardware-as-a-service offerings for large enterprises, startups, and everything in between. He is currently a principal engineer... 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.
Sophie Shepherd is a senior designer at Ushahidi, a non-profit software company that develops free and open-source products for information collection, visualisation, and interactive mapping. Prior to this, she was a senior designer at Happy Cog,... Read More.
Doug has been a member of the AT&T Developer Program for the last 10 years. He currently leads a team of outreach engineers who are training developers in best practices for mobile performance. The tools and... Read More.
Julien Simon is a technical evangelist at AWS. Previously, Julien spent 10 years as a CTO and vice president of engineering at a number of top-tier web startups. He’s particularly interested in all things... Read More.
Rachel Ilan Simpson is a UX designer on the Google Chrome team, living in Munich, Germany. She’s worked as a freelance interaction designer for a variety of clients (like Drivenow/BMW and Freeletics), as well as... Read More.
Phil Stanhope is a Fellow at Dyn, working with the Office of the CTO. Phil oversees the strategy, engineering and operations of Dyn’s Internet Intelligence product line.
Prior to joining Dyn, Phil Stanhope served as... 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.
Frederieke Ubels has been working for bol.com for 10+ years. As director of IT innovation, she is responsible for continuous improvement of the innovation process at bol.com, alignment with business departments, and for the transition to... Read More.
As Senior Cloud Advisor, Cor van der Struijf helps clients with their business and IT challenges in the Cloud solution domain. For that, he identifies comprehensive, innovative solutions in partnership with clients. His focus is on... Read More.
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.
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.
Mandy Waite is a developer advocate for the Google Cloud Platform.
Anders Wallgren is chief technology officer at Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra,... Read More.
Adam Warne has been with AO.com for 8 years and has been part of its growth into the successful international retailer it is today. Adam’s previous experience includes delivering IT services at EDS and Skipton... Read More.
Sarah Wells has been a developer for 15 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services and media. Over the last few years she has developed a deep interest in operability, observability and devops, and this... 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.
Steve Workman is the UI technology lead at Yell, the UK’s yellow pages, making sure you can find and choose a local business faster than you can flick through a book. Steve is an organiser of... Read More.
Mark Zeman is the founder of SpeedCurve, a frontend performance monitoring service that gives you continuous feedback on how your frontend code is affecting the performance of your website. Mark comes from a design background but... Read More.
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