Cheryl Ainoa is the Chief of Product Development Operations for Intuit where she focuses on maximizing the agility and productivity of Intuit’s product development teams and the development of platforms and central technology. Previous to her current role, Cheryl spent 8 years at Yahoo! in roles of increasing scope and impact. As the VP of Engineering for Yahoo!‘s Media group, she led the teams that developed and managed the #1 Media products reaching over 70 million people worldwide. These include Yahoo’s Finance, Sports, News and Entertainment products. As the SVP of Global Service Engineering for Yahoo!, she led the teams that managed all Yahoo! applications in production worldwide. Prior to Yahoo!, Cheryl spent 15 years in positions of technical leadership at companies such as... Read More.
Hala Al-Adwan is the Vice President of Engineering at Verizon EdgeCast.
John Allspaw is Etsy’s chief technology officer, leading the Product Engineering, Infrastructure, and Operations teams. Previously, he was the SVP of infrastructure and operations at Etsy. For over 17 years, John has worked in system operations in the biotech, government, and online media industries. John began his career running vehicle crash simulations for the US government. In 1997, he made the leap to the web, building the technical infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. John is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning and Web Operations: Keeping the Data on Time, both by O’Reilly. He holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MSC from Lund University.
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 CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, which he sold to Discovery Software in 2001. In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. “Port View,” an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as “Best Administrative System” at the 1996 Windows World Open Competition.
Saurabh Bajaj is web performance management product manager with Neustar with a focus on incorporating innovative technologies and strategies into Neustar’s Web Performance Management Monitoring and Load Testing services. Prior to joining Neustar, Mr, Bajaj served with Atos, Cybernetics, HP, and is an active member of the technology entrepreneur community. He holds a B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from University of California, San Diego, is a winner of the Rady Fellowship, and is an Oracle Certified Professional Programmer in Java SE 6/SE 5 (OCPJP).
James has 20 years experience working in high tech as a product management and product marketing executive. His experience spans many fields of the digital landscape, including embedded systems at Panasonic, processors at National Semiconductor, enterprise software startups, and for the last six years cloud computing. Most recently, James joined Rackspace as a senior product manager. Graduating top of his class with a degree in electronic engineering in England, James subsequently worked for six years in Japan as an engineer and business unit manager. Fluent in Japanese, James holds two patents in embedded processor architectures.
Jeff joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow in Google’s Knowledge Group. He has co-designed/implemented five generations of Google’s crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and co-designed/implemented major pieces of Google’s initial advertising and AdSense for Content systems. He is also a co-designer and co-implementor of Google’s distributed computing infrastructure, including the MapReduce, BigTable and Spanner systems, protocol buffers, LevelDB, systems infrastructure for statistical machine translation, and a variety of internal and external libraries and developer tools. He is currently working on large-scale distributed systems for training deep neural models for speech, vision, and text understanding. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the AAAS, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of... Read More.
Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. She also teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC’s Computer Science Department.
Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at http://hanselman.com for over a decade. He works on Azure and ASP.NET for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland. Scott has three podcasts, http://hanselminutes.com for tech talk, http://thisdeveloperslife.com on developers’ lives and loves, and http://ratchetandthegeek.com for pop culture and tech media. He’s written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.
Peter doesn’t like when your web site is slow! He’s been tech lead at Sony Mobile and now works as a web performance consultant, helping people to understand why & how you make your site faster.
Peter has been in the internet business since 1999, loves the full stack and open source.
Lara Swanson is the Engineering Manager of Mobile Web at Etsy. She champions page load time, experiment-driven design, and delivering a consistent experience to screens of all sizes. She curates (and contributes to) CSS3 Geometry.
Eric Lawrence is a senior software engineer on the Google Chrome Security team, working on the #moarTLS effort. Eric is passionate about building tools to help developers and testers build better web applications. He built the Fiddler Web Debugger and spent a dozen years at Microsoft working on the Office Online and Internet Explorer engineering teams. You can find him on Twitter as @ericlaw and on his blog, Textslashplain.
Patrick came to New Relic after founding several startups, most recently BrowserMob (acquired by Neustar), a cloud load testing and monitoring service. Previously he’s held management and engineering roles at Jive Software, Gomez (acquired by Compuware) and Cisco Systems.
Patrick is an avid open source contributor, most notably helping launch the Selenium browser automation project and Apache Struts 2.0. He’s also published two books on open source development. Patrick holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.
Ernest has worked in tech for 20 years on an ever-changing mix of system administration, Web operations, e-commerce, cloud, DevOps, Agile, SaaS, and engineering management in shops like FedEx, National Instruments, Bazaarvoice, and others. Currently he is a product manager at Copperegg, helping to deliver easy and affordable monitoring to all. He writes about all these topics at theagileadmin.com.
Rodney Mullen is widely considered the most influential skateboarder in the history of the skateboarding. The majority of ollie and flip tricks he invented throughout the 1980’s, including the flatground ollie, the Kickflip, the Heelflip, and the 360 flip are regularly done in modern vertical and street skateboarding.
Despite Alan Gelfand’s justifiable fame for inventing the ollie air (Gelfand’s maneuver being primarily a vert or pool oriented trick) Mullen is responsible for the invention and development of the street ollie. The ability to pop the board off of the ground and land back on the board while moving has quite likely been the most significant development in modern skateboarding. This invention alone would rank Mullen the most important skateboarder of all time.
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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 and how it informs our interactions with and expectations of technology. She’s spent 17 years working in the technology industry in a wide variety of roles, ever since moving to Seattle to work at a burgeoning online bookstore. Outside work, Courtney can be found biking, hiking, skiing, and photographing the Cascade Mountains near her home in Bellingham, Washington.
Guy Podjarny, or Guypo, is a Chief Product Architect at Akamai. Guy works on Automated Front-End Optimization, and was the co-founder and CTO of Blaze.io, later acquired by Akamai. Guy has been in the web application field for over a decade, moving from Web Application Security to Web Application Performance, but keeping his focus on deep analysis of web pages. Guy is also a self admitted efficiency fanatic, looking to extract the most out of everything, from a packed suitcase to a complex web 2.0 app
Ben Rushlo, Vice President of Analytics, leads a team of web and mobile performance experts working with some of the most recognized brands in the world to improve their site quality. Fortune 100, Retail, Automotive, and Financial Services companies depend on Keynote Analytics to better visualize their web and mobile site performance data, understand it within a competitive context, and take the action needed to continuously improve their user experience.
Before joining Keynote, Ben was a Senior Performance and Capacity Planning Engineer at American Express, where he served as a core member of the team that launched American Express on the Web.
With more than 18 years of experience in performance management and measurement technologies, Ben has expertise in web and mobile technologies and performance... Read More.
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 pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites as well as the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as cochair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.
Jonah Stiennon is a software developer on the Ecosystems and Integrations team at Sauce Labs, and a contributor to Appium . As far as he knows, he is the only Node.js developer who was paid in Bitcoin and issued invoices as JSON documents.
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 has always been just as passionate about the code. He is based by the ocean in beautiful New Zealand and has spent 20 years crafting websites and mobile apps.
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