Turner Broadcasting SystemAD Slaton is Principal Architect at Turner Broadcasting System, where he is the leader of the CNN Digital Architecture Organization. AD is a technology leader with over a decade of diverse experience building world-class software. He is a technology expert with a proven track record of delivering data-infused digital services that enrich people’s lives. AD is a thought leader and change agent committed to the concept of possibilities.
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.
Compassionate CodingApril 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.
Girl Develop ItCorinne is a passionate advocate for community-centered movements and believes in their power to change the world. She is the first Executive Director of Girl Develop It, a national nonprofit that empowers women through affordable and accessible programs focused on web and software development. Prior to becoming ED in 2014, she co-led the organization’s Philadelphia chapter to become one of the organization's largest and most active.
Standards Liaison, 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.
Lowe’s Digital PlatformsMike Hiskes is Principal Architect for Lowe’s Digital Platforms. Mike is leading the transformation of Lowe’s digital technologies by utilizing cloud native technologies. One of the first steps in this was moving eCommerce from a traditional JSP front end to node.js backed architecture. Mike has been married to his beautiful wife for 23 years and they have 4 boys. When not thinking about new technologies, Mike enjoys playing bass guitar with his band.
Developer Advocate, GoogleMyles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker. He works for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem. He graduated with a Master of Music Science and Technology from c.c.r.m.a. Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities.
Founder and CEO of EnterpriseIoTRob is the Founder and CEO of EnterpriseIoT, a company focused on building the Internet of Humans & Machines with a distributed Edge Computing system that uses the power of Digital Twins to deliver value to business & society. Prior to EnterpriseIoT, Rob served as the CTO at Hitachi where he created the Lumada Industrial IoT platform and Asset Avatar digital twins that power manufacturing operations. Before Hitachi, Rob held leadership roles at Microsoft including Azure IoT and Windows Mobile. Prior to Microsoft, Rob spent his career as an entrepreneur, executive, architect, developer, strategist and writer of bestselling books on mobile, wireless and embedded technologies. A pioneer of the mobile revolution, he drove the development of the mobile app ecosystem and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based, mobile device management (MDM) company. He’s routinely ranked as one of the top IoT experts in the world and he started his career in the M2M business during the early days of wireless where he brought unintelligent vending machines to life. Rob serves on the boards of SmartCitiesWorld and Kapios Health.
Product Engineer, Cycling '74Originally starting as a engineer, Sam now works on Software and Product Development at Cycling '74, including tasks ranging from software engineering to product related research and development. His work includes projects like Mira, an app for tactile control of a Max patch, Node For Max and improvements to user experience and workflow when patching. Chances are, you might have heard Sam's voice and wisdom in one of his "Delicious Max Tutorial" videos, played around with his Rhythm Necklace project or stumbled upon his gallery of yoga exercises for your MacBook.
Protocol LabsTeri Chadbourne is a full-stack web developer and developer advocate who's passionate about crafting developer communities through events. A co-organizer of Offline Camp, she's an active contributor to the Offline First movement. Teri is a Community Manager at Protocol Labs, where she's working to build the the Decentralized Web community.
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.