Jamie Allen
authoring, Effective Akka

Jamie Allen is a consultant for Typesafe, with over 18 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions across myriad industries, platforms, environments and languages. He has been developing enterprise applications with Scala since 2009, primarily...more

Jurgen Appelo
Author, Management 3.0

Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, and… Dutch guy.

Since 2008 Jurgen writes a popular blog at www.noop.nl, that covers topics including Agile...more

Doug Bellenger, Product Manager, LifeShield
Doug Bellenger
Product Manager, LifeShield

Doug is a Product Manager at LifeShield, overseeing and supporting their mobile products and upcoming home automation efforts. Doug has also had experience in past positions with system architecture, design, development, and IT. His experiences span...more

Michael Bevilacqua-Linn, Author, Functional Programming Patterns
Michael Bevilacqua-Linn
Author, Functional Programming Patterns

Michael Bevilacqua-Linn has been programming computers ever since he dragged an Apple IIGS that his parents got for opening a bank account into his fifth grade class to explain loops and variables to a bunch of pre-teenagers. He currently...more

David A. Black, author, The Well-Grounded Rubyist
David A. Black
author, The Well-Grounded Rubyist

Long time Ruby developer, trainer, author, speaker, and community event organizer David A. Black is a Lead Developer at the New York-based consultancy Cyrus Innovation, which he joined in 2009.

David speaks and keynotes frequently at technical...more

Tim Branyen
Committer, Backbone.js

Tim Branyen is an open source developer working for Matchbox in Boston. He focuses his time on development tools to help make the web better to develop for. As a contributor to the Backbone project and the maintainer of the Backbone Boilerplate and...more

Rhys Brett-Bowen, Creator, PlastronJS
Rhys Brett-Bowen
Creator, PlastronJS

Rhys Brett-Bowen is all about Closure. He spent many years in the advertising wilderness before learning about Closure and becoming interested in larger scale applications. He started the Closure Tools meetup in San Francisco, has written open...more

Joseph Campbell, Sr. Software Architect
Joseph Campbell
Sr. Software Architect

Joe Campbell joined Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation, approximately three years ago as a Senior Software Architect from ING Direct fsb in Wilmington Delaware. He works with business and development teams to help ...more

Steve Chiles, Director of Strategy, DiD
Steve Chiles
Director of Strategy, DiD

Ever since he got his hands on the first Mosaic web browser in 1994, Steve has been partnering with top brand and executive teams to help find new ways to leverage digital channels. With clients ranging from Campbell’s Soup Company to Johnson...more

Cliff  Click, CTO & Founder, 0xdata
Cliff Click
CTO & Founder, 0xdata

Cliff Click is the CTO and Co-Founder of 0xdata, a firm dedicated to creating a new way to think about web-scale data storage and real-time analytics. I wrote my first compiler when I was 15 (Pascal to TRS Z-80!), although my most famous compiler is...more

Chris Converse
Partner, designer and developer at Codify

Chris has 21 years experience in graphic design and interactive media, with a unique focus on both design and development. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as PHP, ActionScript, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery, making his...more

William Crowder, Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures
William Crowder
Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures

William is a Managing Director with DreamIt Ventures, a leading global startup accelerator that operates programs in New York, Philadelphia, Austin, and Tel Aviv. At DreamIt while working with all of the portfolio companies, William also leads...more

Brigitte Daniel, VP, Wilco Electronic Systems Inc.
Brigitte Daniel
VP, Wilco Electronic Systems Inc.

Brigitte Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronic Systems Inc, one of the last remaining African-American owned cable operators in the nation. Founded by her father, Will F. Daniel, Wilco has provided affordable cable and...more

Nick Dipatri, Engineer, LifeShield
Nick Dipatri
Engineer, LifeShield

Nick Dipatri is Senior Software Engineer at LifeShield. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers and has been doing software development since his first Commodore 64. Nick has designed a tactical-radio emulator for the Department of...more

Wally Eggert, Principal Software Engineer, CIM
Wally Eggert
Principal Software Engineer, CIM

Wally Eggert is a Principal Software Engineer for Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) developing innovative services and solutions for websites including xfinitytv.comcast.net. He focuses his efforts on improving server-side reliability, accelerating...more

Jason Feingold, Architect, Wingspan
Jason Feingold
Architect, Wingspan

Jason has been writing software for the past 18 years on projects ranging from C on Win32 and Unix to server applications in Java and now Scala. He came to functional programming via Haskell a few years ago and had once despaired of ever doing FP on...more

Brian Ford, AnjularJS Core Team member
Brian Ford
AnjularJS Core Team member

Brian Ford has been programming for as long as he can remember and involved in web technology for nearly 8 years. He is not only a member of the AngularJS core team, but also blogs extensively, and wrote the AngularJS Batarang, a debugging tool for...more

Dan Frank
Software Engineer, bit.ly

Dan grew up in Brooklyn, with the mathematical distinction of occupying the zip code corresponding to the first five digits of the Fibonacci sequence. He earned a degree in Math from Yale, and has since been working as a developer at small startups that...more

Nicolas Gallagher
Lead developer, HTML5 Boilerplate

Nicolas Gallagher is a front-end engineer at Twitter, and the project lead for HTML5 Boilerplate and Normalize.css. He studied Anthropology before unintentionally learning to code in 2007.

Anita Garimella Andrews
General Manager, Analytics & Optimization,...

Anita Garimella Andrews is a senior Internet marketing and product management executive with 15+ years experience. She has expertise in analytics, building B-to-B and B-to-C platforms, e-commerce, social gaming and viral metrics...more

Dustin Getz, Architect, Wingspan
Dustin Getz
Architect, Wingspan

Dustin is a software engineer and functional programmer at Wingspan, a Philadelphia-area software company specializing in web-based enterprise applications for regulated industries. Dustin has contributed to the ClojureScript compiler, loves...more

Kevin  Griffin, Consultant, Chariot Solutions
Kevin Griffin
Consultant, Chariot Solutions

Husband, Dad to three dogs, and all around nice guy. As a consultant Kevin gets to spend his time building great products, for great clients. Focusing on both iOS and Android he has the best of both worlds.

Quinn Hall, Technical Lead at DiD
Quinn Hall
Technical Lead at DiD

Quinn has been exploring and experimenting in digital media development since the mid-90’s, eventually landing in ePharmaceutical marketing at a small boutique agency in Philadelphia. From that launch-point, he has worn the hats of programmer,...more

Philipp Haller, co-author, Actors in Scala
Philipp Haller
co-author, Actors in Scala

Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala’s first...more

Robert Hanson, co-author, GWT in Action
Robert Hanson
co-author, GWT in Action

Robert Hanson is the Applications Development Manager for Quality Technology
Services, a company providing hosting, managed services, and application development. There he plays a dual role of lead developer and architect, defining the processes that...more

Rich Hickey
Author of Clojure, Designer of Datomic

Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure and designer of Datomic, is a software developer with over 25 years of experience in various domains. Rich has worked on scheduling systems, broadcast automation, audio analysis and fingerprinting, database design,...more

Stephanie Humphrey,  Tech Reporter, Fox 29
Stephanie Humphrey
Tech Reporter, Fox 29

Tech-Life Expert Stephanie Humphrey merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is driven by the sole purpose of connecting people,...more

Charlie Hunt
Author, Java Performance

Charlie Hunt is the Architect of Performance Engineering at Salesforce.com and the lead author of the popular book, Java Performance. At Salesforce.com, Charlie is responsible for improving the performance of Salesforce.com’s infrastructure,...more

Yehuda Katz
Creator, Ember.js

Yehuda is the Co-Founder of Tilde Inc, and a core contributor to many projects, including Ruby on Rails, jQuery, and Ember.js. He also helped to create several open source projects like Bundler, Thor, Janus, and more. He travels the world evangelizing...more

Trevor Lalish-Menagh
co-creator, EnvJasmine

Trevor Lalish-Menagh is a senior web developer at Comcast Interactive Media where he spearheaded the front-end unit testing initiative, and co-created EnvJasmine (github.com/trevmex/EnvJasmine), a headless self-contained framework for testing...more

Doug Lea, Governing Board, OpenJDK
Doug Lea
Governing Board, OpenJDK

Doug Lea is a professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York at Oswego. He is an author of books, articles, reports, and standardization efforts on object oriented software development including those on specification, design and...more

Howard  Lewis Ship, creator, Apache Tapestry
Howard Lewis Ship
creator, Apache Tapestry

Howard Lewis Ship is the creator and lead developer for the Apache Tapestry project, is respected in the Java community as an expert on web application development, dependency injection, Java meta-programming, and developer productivity. He has...more

Ken Little
Director of Engineering, Tumblr

Ken is an engineer at Tumblr where he works with both the frontend and backend teams to build out the next generation of high scalability infrastructure. Prior to joining Tumblr, Ken worked as an Engineering Director at Etsy where he drove the...more

Filip Maj
committer, Apache Cordova

Fil spends his time working with Adobe, mostly on the open source project powering PhoneGap, Apache Cordova, and web stuff. He is passionate about the open web and love programming in general, but JavaScript in particular. He lives in Vancouver, B.C.,...more

Brendan McAdams, Typesafe, Engineer
Brendan McAdams
Typesafe, Engineer

A polyglot programmer, Brendan has made various contributions to Open Source in the past including building a Linux Driver for the Lego Mindstorms system – which now ships with the kernel. In his last role – at 10gen – he served...more

Jessica McKellar
Maintainer, Twisted

Jessica McKellar is a software engineer from Cambridge, MA. She is a maintainer for the Twisted event-driven networking engine, wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II, and is working with...more

Eileen Mesi, Associate Creative Director at DiD
Eileen Mesi
Associate Creative Director at DiD

Always having an affinity for fine art and design, Eileen graduated with a BFA in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. Her career started as a designer for a local newspaper in Lake Tahoe, followed by serving as Art Director with global ad...more

Dan Mezick
Author, The Culture Game

Daniel Mezick is a trusted adviser to leaders, software teams and their executive sponsors. He is the author of the book THE CULTURE GAME (www.TheCultureGame.com). He’s also a community leader at AGILE BOSTON (www.agileboston.com) and one of the...more

Alex Miller
Founder, Strange Loop Conference

Alex Miller is a senior engineer with Revelytix, working on products for data integration and analytics in Clojure. Prior to Revelytix, Alex was technical lead at Terracotta, an engineer at BEA Systems, and Chief Architect at MetaMatrix. His interests...more

Heather Miller
Scala Team, EPFL

Heather Miller has been a member of the Scala team, and a PhD student under Martin Odersky, since 2011. Alongside of her research which touches on different aspects of parallel and distributed programming, she is a regular contributor to...more

Blake Mizerany, Go Contributor
Blake Mizerany
Go Contributor

I created Sinatra (www.sinatrarb.com) and co-created Doozer (http://github.com/ha/doozerd). I speak Ruby, Go, Erlang, JavaScript, C, C++, and more. My preferred form of transportation is Git. Heroku (heroku.com) is where I hang my hat. My Mom thinks...more

Avital Oliver
Core Developer, Meteor

Avital Oliver, core developer at Meteor, previously worked in a great variety of software environments including a large-scale re-implementation of the Israeli Air Force tactical information system. After completing his Masters’ thesis in...more

Aaron Patterson
Core Developer, Rails

When he is not ruining people’s lives by writing software like phuby, enterprise, and neversaydie, Aaron can be found working on slightly more useful software like Rails or Nokogiri. To keep up his Gameboy Lifestyle, Aaron spends his weekdays...more

Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist, m6d
Claudia Perlich
Chief Scientist, m6d

Claudia Perlich is a renowned data scientist who currently serves as Chief Scientist at m6d. In this role, Claudia designs, develops, analyzes and optimizes the machine learning that informs brands on how to find their best prospective customers....more

Michael Pilquist
Lead Software Architect, CCAD

Michael is the lead software architect at Combined Conditional Access Development, LLC., a joint venture between Comcast and Motorola. At CCAD, he is responsible for the design and development of control systems that manage tens of millions of...more

Ken Rimple
Co-author, Spring Roo in Action

Ken Rimple is the author (with Srini Penchikala, and contributions by Gordon Dickens) of Spring Roo in Action, published by Manning Publications (http://manning.com/rimple). Ken created and leads the Education Services team for Chariot Solutions, which...more

Lukas Ruebbelke
Co-author, AngularJS in Action

Lukas Ruebbelke is a technology enthusiast and co-authoring AngularJS in Action for Manning Publications. His favorite thing to do is get people as excited about new technology as he is. He runs the Phoenix Web Application User Group and has hosted...more

Chuck Sacco, President, Movitas
Chuck Sacco
President, Movitas

Chuck is a technology entrepreneur with a number of successful company and product launches. He co-founded PhindMe Mobile that he joined with Movitas in 2010 to help create a unique mobile technology solution for the travel and tourism industries. With...more

Mat Schaffer
co-founder, Mashion

Mat Schaffer is a full stack web developer with a passion for effective process and clean code. He spent the last decade working on high-traffic web applications and optimizing developer productivity at Comcast. Now he’s bringing that experience...more

Ken Schwaber
Co-creator, Scrum process

Ken has been in the software development industry for forty years. Yes, forty. He has held almost all positions, from bottle washer to cook to maitre d’hotel. Ken and Jeff Sutherland developed the Scrum process in the early 1990’s and...more

Satwik Seshasai, VP of Engineering, NextDocs
Satwik Seshasai
VP of Engineering, NextDocs

Satwik Seshasai is the VP of Engineering at NextDocs, where he works on building the compliance platform that helps enterprises connect to deliver critical products safer and sooner to millions of people in important industries such as life...more

Stuart Sierra
Core Team Member, Clojure

Stuart Sierra is a developer at Relevance, a member of Clojure/core, and the co-author of Practical Clojure (Apress, 2010). He is heavily involved in the development of Clojure and has written numerous open-source libraries. Prior to 2010, he worked...more

Angie Singer Keating, CEO, Reclamere, Inc.
Angie Singer Keating
CEO, Reclamere, Inc.

Ms. Singer Keating is Chief Executive Officer at Reclamere, Inc. She has a broadly diversified background with over 20 years of experience specializing in computer forensics, data destruction, security incident response, information technology...more

Cory Smith, Maintainer, JsTestDriver
Cory Smith
Maintainer, JsTestDriver

Cory is the current maintainer of JsTestDriver and a Senior Software Engineer in Test at Google. He spends far too much time trying to come up with puns for JavaScript language concepts and playing with browser bugs.

Steve Smith
Architect, Chariot Solutions

As one of the leaders in Chariot Solution’s mobile practice, Steve Smith works with clients in numerous roles that range from determining mobile strategy to designing and developing mobile applications. Steve’s mobile experience includes...more

David Stemmer
Consultant, Chariot Solutions

David Stemmer is a mobile application architect and consultant. He has experience developing for native platforms (Android, iOS) as well as mobile web applications (HTML5/Javascript/Phonegap). He is a proponent of open-source application frameworks...more

Joshua Suereth
Author, Scala In Depth

Josh Suereth is a Senior Software Engineer at Typesafe and the author of “Scala In Depth”. He has been a Scala enthusiast ever since he came to know this beautiful language in 2007. He started his professional career as a software...more

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow
Jean Tabaka
Agile Fellow

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing on her 30-year path of learning about software development principles, processes, and practices for people. She seeks a humane approach to bringing high value to our communities of creators...more

Eric Tschetter
Lead Architect, Druid

Eric Tschetter is the lead architect of Druid, Metamarket’s distributed, in-memory
database. Prior to joining Metamarkets, he held senior engineering positions
at Ning and LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, Eric productized LinkedIn’s PYMK with

David Turanski, lead, Spring Data Gemfire
David Turanski
lead, Spring Data Gemfire

David Turanski is a Senior Software Engineer with SpringSource, a division of VMWare. David is a member of the Spring Data team and lead of the Spring Data GemFire project. He is also a committer on the Spring Integration project. David has...more

Corinne Warnshuis
Events Coordinator, Technically Philly

Corinne Warnshuis has been co-organizing GDI events since August of 2012. She moved to Philadelphia after graduating from University of California – Santa Cruz and is currently the Events Coordinator at TechnicallyPhilly.com, a news...more

Jim Weirich
Creator of the Ruby build tool, rake

Jim Weirich first learned about computers when his college adviser suggested he take a computer science course: “It will be useful, and you might enjoy it.” With those prophetic words, Jim has been developing now for over 25 years, working...more

Maurice  White, Sr. Enterprise Developer, BlackBerry
Maurice White
Sr. Enterprise Developer, BlackBerry

Maurice White is a Sr. Enterprise Developer at BlackBerry, providing assistance to their largest customers with the design & development of solutions for the BlackBerry platform. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Maurice was a Technical Lead for a...more

Navarrow Wright
CTO, Interactive One

Navarrow Wright has emerged as one of the distinctive and insightful voices in America and a premier expert on how the convergence of technology, the Internet, mass media and social media can change lives, businesses and society.

Today, Navarrow...more