WalmartAlex is the head of engineering for the Online Grocery business and the Application platform team at WalmartLabs. Online Grocery is currently the fastest growing business within Walmart and Application platform is responsible for the development of Electrode, an open source project that made it possible for Walmart.com to transition from Backbone/Java to React/Node.js. Last year, Alex’s team successfully launched Electrode Native, the framework that is powering mobile react native applications in native apps. Alex has over 15 years of experience working in software engineering with companies of various domains. Prior to @WalmartLabs, Alex was leading the team in charge of building the checkout experience at PayPal.
AWSAlolita Sharma is a Principal Technologist at AWS. She's an expert in internationalization and applying deep learning for natural language processing. She has led several engineering projects and teams at PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia, and IBM. She serves on the board of Unicode Consortium, is an invited expert on W3C and ECMA workgroups and has been on the board of the Open Source Initiative. She speaks internationally on open source technologies for cloud, web, language technologies, deep learning and open standards such as Unicode. Her talks are available at alolitasharma.com/my-talks-and-presentations.
April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a socially conscious business that’s bringing emotional intelligence and ethics to the tech industry. She has spent the past decade in software engineering and technical leadership roles at various startups in Silicon Valley. She also teaches coding and mentors technologists around the world. Away from the keyboard, she enjoys picking fruit for the food bank, running ultramarathons, and baking vegan treats.
BocoupJory Burson is the COO of Bocoup, the open source tech consultancy working on web platform standards and performance. Day-to-day at Bocoup, she guides the company's strategic planning process, medium-term development of new initiatives, and business operations. Jory also founded Bocoup Education, where she enjoys collaborating with people to create unique content and high-quality training resources for the Open Web. She has contributed to open source projects such as jQuery, Grunt and Johnny-Five; and is an active participant in web standards and open source development, serving on boards, committees, and working groups for the JS Foundation, Ecma International, and the W3C. Jory is most excited about researching and improving the web technology standards process, and about creating positive social changes to improve quality of life for open source developers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family in Boston and making art. She can be found on GitHub and Twitter at @jorydotcom. Previously, Jory has spoken at Node Day Toronto, Node.js Interactive, and JSConfUS, and has been featured in Always Forward and The Web Platform podcast.
IgaliaJoyee is a member of the Node.js Foundation Technical Steering Committee. She is an active contributor to the Node.js Core and various projects under the Node.js Foundation.
Baker HughesKeerthana Krishnan is a software engineer at Baker Hughes, a GE company. Keerthana is an international speaker at events like Open Source Summit Europe 2017 in Prague, DebConf16 in Cape Town and FOSSASIA 2017 in Singapore. She participated in Google Summer of Code 2016 as an intern for Debian OS on a project around improving voice video and chat in free software. She attended the Grace Hopper Celebration India 2015 as a student scholar and the Open Source Summit 2017 in Japan. She’s also a volunteer for IEEE and an active speaker and mentor in her local developer circles. Keerthana is a former student ambassador for the International Center for Free Open Source Software, part of the government of Kerala, India. She is scheduled to speak at O'Reilly Fluent 2018 in California on web development.
IBMTeri Chadbourne is an Offline First community organizer and Offline Camp co-organizer who spends her spare time leading event strategy for the Developer Advocacy team at IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. She's passionate about crafting developer communities through events. A Certified Meeting Professional, Teri spent a past life planning events for web designers and developers at Future Insights before becoming a front-end web developer herself.
NetflixYunong is a principal software engineer at Netflix in Los Gatos, CA. He's currently leading the design and architecture of the Netflix API Platform. He's spent stints of his career at AWS and Joyent, where he worked on distributed systems and helped to shape and build several cloud computing products such as AWS IAM and Manta. He also maintains the open source Node.js framework restify. Yunong received a BaSc with honours in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.