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Program Committee

thank you to our 2022 program committee!

  • Taylor Barnett headshot

    Taylor Barnett is a Staff Developer Advocate at PlanetScale, a serverless MySQL database platform. She is passionate about building great developer experiences and tooling that supports developers’ needs. She has worked for various developer-focused companies, such as Keen IO, Stoplight, and Transposit, while focusing on APIs, integrations, SDKs, documentation, and more.

  • Neal Caidin headshot


    Over 10 years in Open Source. PMP certified project manager. I love being part of collaborative communities, which is why I am in open source. I’ve also been a part of Improv groups in the past. And I’m currently a member of a developing (under construction) cohousing community, a type of intentional community which also requires skills in collaboration and communication.

  • Frank Kilcommins headshot


    Frank Kilcommins, API Technical Evangelist at SmartBear, has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry, his roles spanning from software engineering to enterprise architecture. His mission is to inspire, engage with, and support the API community as well as SmartBear customers across the end-to-end API development lifecycle and management space. Prior to joining SmartBear, Frank’s most recent roles have been focused on API-led digital transformations and architecture modernization within multinational enterprises.

  • Rabeb Othmani headshot

    Rabeb is a software engineer and has been writing code for over a decade now. Currently, she works as a senior product manager with the Microsoft Graph team. Rabeb has a passion for building diverse and inclusive communities.

  • Olga Podolyako headshot

    I started my career as an assistant professor at National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” at Moscow and then moved to other endeavors building complex systems in many different languages for companies like Ford, GM, and DTE. For the last 10 years I was focusing on the architecture professions working as a business, integration, and enterprise architect. As many companies embraced digital transformation, I achieved Azure Architecture certification and focused on cloud integration technologies. Currently I’m working as a Principal API architect at Microsoft responsible for Microsoft Graph API governance.

  • Kristen Womack headshot


    Kristen leads the team building developer tools and documentation for Microsoft Graph. She has been working with APIs since 2008 and has built products and experiences at Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed scaling startups, and 0 to 1 greenfield projects. She was the head of Best Buy’s API and Developer Program, Director of Product at LeadPages, and previous founder of three companies. She serves as a Trustee on the St. Catherine University Board. 2022 reading goal: 26/75.