Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Thursday opening welcome

Nikki McDonald (O’Reilly Media), Ines Sombra (Fastly), James Turnbull (Glitch)
9:00am9:05am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: Grand Ballroom 220

Program chairs Nikki McDonald, Ines Sombra, and James Turnbull open the second day of keynotes.

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Nikki McDonald

O’Reilly Media

Nikki McDonald is a content director at O’Reilly Media, where she writes, edits, and works with the industry’s leading practitioners to develop books, online courses, and training videos to help engineers and developers collaborate more effectively and create and deploy complex distributed systems. She also cochairs O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference, held annually in San Jose, New York, and London. Nikki started out as a features editor at MacUser magazine back when people were still dialing up to the internet with AOL. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Ines Sombra


Ines Sombra is director of engineering at Fastly, where she spends her time helping the web go faster. Ines holds an MS in computology with an emphasis on cheesy ’80s rock ballads. She has a fondness for steak, fernet, and a pug named Gordo. In a previous life, she was a data engineer.

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James Turnbull


James Turnbull is VPE at Glitch. A longtime member of the open source community, James is the author of a number of books about open source software. Previously, he was a CTO in residence at Microsoft, founder and chief technology officer at Empatico and Kickstarter, VPE of Venmo, and an adviser at Docker. James likes food, wine, books, photography, and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach or holding hands.