Cassandra Summit

Program Committee

A very special thank you to our Cassandra Summit 2023 Program Committee!

  • Artem Chebotko headshot
    Artem Chebotko Solutions Architect, DataStax
  • German Eichberger headshot
    German Eichberger Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Sharan Foga headshot
    Sharan Foga Director, Community and Developer Relations, Instaclustr by NetApp
  • Mary Grygleski headshot

    Mary is a Java Champion and a passionate Streaming Developer Advocate at DataStax, a leading data management company that champions Open Source software and specializes in Big Data, DB-as-a-service, Streaming, and Cloud-Native systems. She spent 3.5 years previously as a very effective advocate at IBM, focusing on Java, Jakarta EE, OpenJ9, Open Source, Cloud, and Distributed/Reactive Systems. She transitioned from Unix/C to Java around 2000 and has never looked back since then. She considers herself a polyglot and loves to continue learning new and better ways to solve real-life problems. She is an active tech community builder outside of her day job, and is currently the President of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG), as well as a co-organizer for several IBM-sponsored meetup groups in the Greater Chicago area.

  • Kirsten Hunter headshot
    Kirsten Hunter Developer Advocate, DataStax
  • Pallavi Iyengar headshot
    Pallavi Iyengar Software Engineer 2, Microsoft
  • Dinesh Joshi headshot
    Dinesh Joshi Apache Cassandra PMC Member & Senior Engineering Manager, Apple
  • Benjamin Lerer headshot
    Benjamin Lerer Apache Cassandra PMC Member and Tech Lead, DataStax
  • Melissa Logan headshot
    Melissa Logan CEO & Founder,
  • Patrick McFadin headshot
    Patrick McFadin Apache Casssandra Committer and Developer Relations, DataStax
  • Josh McKenzie headshot
    Josh McKenzie Committer, PMC Member, Software Engineer, Apache Cassandra
  • Alex Petrov headshot
    Alex Petrov Apache Cassandra PMC Member and Senior Software Engineer, Apple
  • Aaron Ploetz headshot
    Aaron Ploetz Advocate, DataStax
  • Erick Ramirez headshot
    Erick Ramirez Advocate/Developer Relations, DataStax
  • Raghavan Srinivas headshot
    Raghavan Srinivas Cloud Developer Advocate, DataStax
  • Vivek Sundararajan headshot
    Vivek Sundararajan Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Theo van Kraay headshot
    Theo van Kraay Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Aleks Volochnev headshot
    Aleks Volochnev Developer Advocate Lead EMEA, DataStax
  • Mick Semb Wever headshot
    Mick Semb Wever Services & Consulting, DataStax







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