Jessica designs new features and manages front-end assets at Engine Yard. When she’s not wrangling CSS preprocessors and whiteboarding user flows, she’s taking pictures of her coworker’s hijinks and encouraging an upbeat work environment by outfitting the office with standing desks and leading field trips to San Francisco’s favorite cafes. You can find her on twitter painting the internet with Pantone rainbows, DIY projects, a lot of emoji.
Dion Almaer is a technologist who loves to code and build. He and his long time partner-in-crime Ben Galbraith recently brought their team to Walmart to power the mobile engineering efforts. He enjoys sharing his passion for software production across various communities, including a new property called FunctionSource.com.
Dion has been writing Web applications since it took over from Gopher. He has been fortunate enough to speak around the world, has published many articles, a book, and of course covers life the universe and everything on his blog.
He has been called a human aggregator, and you can see that in full force if you follow him on Twitter.
Mike Amundsen is Layer 7’s Principal API Architect. An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the United States and Europe consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successsfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit. His most recent book is “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node” He also contributed to the book “RESTful Web Services Cookbook” (by Subbu Allamaraju). He is currently working on a new book, “Programming the Web with Cloud9.” When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his... Read More.
Kane Baccigalupi has been building technology-based startups since 2005. She has held a variety of roles from Founder/CTO, to Agile Development Consultant. Before working in the startup world, she did engineering work on the largest particle accelerator in the world. She went to school for Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley, and Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Mark Bates is the founder and chief architect of the Boston, MA based consulting company, Meta42 Labs. Mark spends his days focusing on new application development and consulting for his clients. At night he writes books, raises kids, and occasionally he forms a band and “tries to make it”.
Always wanting to share his wisdom, or more correctly just wanting to hear the sound of his own voice, Mark has spoken at several high profile conferences, include RubyConf and jQueryConf. Mark has also taught classes on Ruby and Ruby on... Read More.
Eric is a Staff Developer Programs Engineer on Google’s Chrome Developer Relations team. Over the past four years he’s worked on various developer focused products, including Google Drive, Sites, Health, and OAuth. Eric joined the Chrome team to help spread HTML5 goodness around the globe. He is the author of the book “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API”. Prior to Google, Eric worked as a software engineer at the University of Michigan where he designed rich web applications and APIs for the university’s 19 libraries.
Giles Bowkett is wise beyond his noggin.
Jeff Burtoft is an HTML5 Evangelist for Microsoft where he has the pleasure of working with the HTML5 community every day. Jeff is also a blogger at HTML5Hacks.com and has personally released several Hybrid Mobile Applications into some of the popular mobile app markets. Jeff has been in the Web Development community for over 10 years. his work experience varies with positions like “web master” of a start-up company, to multimedia consultant for the department of defense. Jeff has also spent over five years working as the Principal Front-end Engineer for a fortune 500 company in San Antonio, TX. Jeff has a B.A. in Rhetorical Studies from Duquesne University and a certification in Latin American Business from Inter-American University in San Juan Puerto... Read More.
Raymond Camden is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. His work focuses on web standards, mobile development and ColdFusion. He’s a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. Raymond can be reached at his blog (www.raymondcamden.com), @cfjedimaster on Twitter, or via email at email@example.com.
Dr. Doris Chen http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dorischen/ Twitter @doristchen
Christophe Coenraets is a Principal Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Mobile Applications and Enterprise Integration. In this role, Christophe has helped some of the largest financial services companies design, architect and implement some of their most mission critical applications. In previous roles at Adobe and Macromedia, Christophe was a member of the initial Flex team, and worked on JRun, the company’s J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java and Web Evangelism at Sybase and Powersoft. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org, tweets at @ccoenraets, and codes at https://github.com/ccoenraets.
He previously held senior software and technical management positions at USAA, leading a team of mobile application developers that included both domestic full time employees and offshore 3rd party contractors. He was responsible for providing technical leadership in the planning, designing, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of USAA’s industry leading iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and mobile web applications... Read More.
Brendan is responsible for architecture and the technical direction of Mozilla. He is charged with authorizing module owners, owning architectural issues of the source base and writing the roadmap that outlines the direction of the Mozilla project.
Max Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He is Adobe Community Champion and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He wrote many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” (first and second edition) and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published by O’Reilly Media.
He has a blog about mobile web development at www.mobilexweb.com and he maintains the website www.mobilehtml5.org.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including QCon, OSCON, Breaking Development, Velocity Conference, Fluent, Google Developer Day, JSConf, Campus Party Europe and many other events around the world.
He has received different recognitions, including Nokia Developer Champion yearly since 2006; Adobe Community Professional since 2011, and BlackBerry Elite since 2012
Brady is the Head of PCH’s new incubator, Highway1, and is on the lookout for the next great piece of hardware. He co-started and “shepherd” Ignite; he’s part of the team currently organizing Ignite SF. He’s a Venture Advisor to 500 Startups and spent some time on the Investment Staff at Khosla Ventures. Formerly he was at O’Reilly and worked on a number of things including: the radar blog, Web 2.0 Expo, Where 2.0, ETech, and Foo Camp.
Hello, my name is Jesse Freeman and I work for Amazon. I have been a Web developer for over 13 years as well as a mobile app developer for the better part of the last 4 years. I moved back to NY in 2002 and have worked with some of the city’s top companies such as MLB, the New York Jets, HBO, Tommy Hilfiger, Bloomberg and even internationally for clients such as VW. Through my career I have seen all sides of development from independent contractor, government, consultant, agency and product. It has been a crazy ride and an amazing one that helped make me the developer I am today.
In addition to my client work I have also been a speaker, author... Read More.
I’ve spent the last several years swimming (at times sinking) in the Open Web waters. Finding JS and CSS/HTML was the best thing that could have happened to me. By day I am an evangelist of the Open Web, helping our team of over 800 developers acclimate to the open web. By night I am working with O’Reilly Media and Steve Olson, and we are writing the book ‘JS.Next: ES6’, which should be out around May, 2013. Additionally I work on several small projects for myself, and one with my identical twin brother. Peppered in between working hours, I enjoy being married to a wonderful wife, and being the dad of three amazing monsters. And when the world is white and frozen, you... Read More.
Ben Galbraith, together with his long-time friend Dion Almaer, forms one-half of the dynamic “Ben and Dion” duo that founded Ajaxian.com, headed Developer Tools at Mozilla, ran Developer Relations at Palm and is now running mobile architecture and engineering at Walmart.com after being acquired along with their start-up team in early 2011. Ben’s been writing code since he was six and starting businesses since he was ten; he’s written books, given hundreds of award-winning presentations world-wide, produced a few technical conferences, sold three companies, and has held CEO, CIO, CTO, and Software Architect positions in the medical, publishing, media, consumer electronics, advertising, software and internet industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and six children.
Dave’s background includes running a successful freelance business, building real-time web applications for the U.S. Air Force, and consulting for hundreds of projects to improve user experience, performance, organization, modularity, and developer productivity.
designer turned web developer turned software engineer. HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/Python
Hacker School batch3, currently loving everything as a Software Engineer at Etsy
Ilya Grigorik is a developer advocate and web performance engineer at Google. He spends his days and nights working on making the web faster and building and driving adoption of performance best practices.
Ariya Hidayat is a passionate technologist with over a decade of experience working with different levels of hardware and software. Although he likes math and physics, after finishing his dissertation on fiber optic transmission system, he opted to try a new thing and bootstrapped his professional software career. He has been involved with different open source communities, writing code for projects like KDE, Qt, and WebKit.
Julie Ann Horvath is not a robot. She does a lot of: Designing, coding, and writing. And a little less: Traveling, speaking, and obsessing over Great White Sharks. She currently resides in San Francisco and works as a Designer and FrontEnder at GitHub proper.
Richard L. Hudson (Rick) is best known for his work in memory management including the invention of the Train Algorithm, the Sapphire Algorithm, the Mississippi Delta Algorithm, and leveraging transactional memory to enable concurrent garbage collection. He invented GC stack maps which enabled accurate garbage collection in statically typed languages like Java. He worked on transactional memory, non-blocking data structures, and was a driving force that led to the articulation of the x86 memory model. For the past 2+ years Richard has worked on the River Trail team researching the concurrent programming models needed for a more visual and immersive web experience.
Richard joined Intel in 1998 where he has worked on programming language runtimes, memory management, concurrency, synchronization, memory models, and programming model issues.... Read More.
Aaron Kalin is a developer for Treehouse hailing from Chicago and has been programming for over 15 years. At night you’ll find him hacking on game servers or experimenting with other programming languages. He’s passionate about solving problems and enjoys giving back as much as possible. You’ll sometimes find him dressed as a Stormtrooper to raise money for charity or cheering up sick kids in hospitals.
For over twelve years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a “quality website.”
Jen develops sites that are functional, usable, accessible, and supportive of business and marketing goals. She has built highly customized Joomla websites since 2005.
Jen is a lynda.com author with ten published titles, including the popular “Up and Running with Bootstrap” and “Joomla 2.5 Essential Training”.
She has written two books published by Wrox Press (a division of Wiley), “Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site” and “Joomla 24-Hour Trainer.”
Jen currently offers courses through Harvard Extension, Community College of Vermont, and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University.
Jen earned a BS in biology... Read More.
Seth is a Web Engineer and Dart Developer Advocate at Google. He is a book author, a conference organizer, and fancies a game of badminton.
Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book “Programming Social Applications”, and the head of Developer Evangelism (North America) at PayPal. Specializing in user identity concepts and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.
Kate specializes in creating and operating large-scale web applications. Her focus has primarily rested on SaaS applications and big data. She has extensive experience building and managing high-performance teams, and considers herself a fan of agile development practices and the lean startup movement. She is currently founding her own startup, popforms, but has held roles as developer, project manager, product manager, and people manager at great companies including Amazon and Microsoft. The last seven years she has been a VP of Engineering/CTO for companies like SEOmoz, Decide, and prior to that Delve Networks (acquired by Limelight).
Before entering the dev.cave at the Levo League, Rushaine was earning her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Hunter College. When she isn’t writing code, she’s either listening to music or getting developer swag.
Nellie McKesson is the Digital Development Manager at O’Reilly Media, where she focuses on front-end Web(ish) development projects, including ebook design and implementation both for devices and the Web, as well as overseeing internal tooling development projects.
During the day, she pair programs at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco. The rest of the time, she hangs with her kids, friends, and the internets.
Rachel Myers is a Ruby Engineer at ModCloth and an active member of the Ruby on Rails community. She’s passionate about helping others learn to code, and is a teacher and organizer for RailsBridge, a San Francisco-based organization that leads programming workshops for women and minorities. In her spare time, she loves making weird furniture, drinking Scotch, and playing with Legos.
Rachel Nabors is a front end developer, UI engineer, and award-winning cartoonist in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has given talks on topics ranging from wabi-sabi to how comics apply to UX. A serial tea abuser, she can be found, late at night, inking comics about github or drawing her own loading spinners. You can follow her work at rachelnabors.com and @RachelNabors
Emily Nakashima is a UI Engineer and Team Lead at ModCloth. She spends her spare time trying to stuff design skills into developers, and developer skills into other, non-developer people. She’s a primary contributor to the RailsBridge Front End Curriculum and a RailsBridge volunteer. She also likes to make furniture and sneak up on her coworkers from behind while they’re concentrating.
I’m a longtime JS hacker and a fan of the web!
I worked at Mozilla Labs on a wide range of projects like Firefox Sync, the Add-On SDK, Open Web Apps and Firefox OS. I also represented Mozilla at the W3C and IETF, and most recently worked on defining and implementing a suite of JS APIs for real-time communication on the web (WebRTC).
I currently work at Firebase, which provides an easy-to-use JS library for data synchronization, aimed primarily at developers writing real-time apps.
Dr. Angela Nicoara is a Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA since 2008. She received a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 2007, where she was the leader, designer and builder of the PROSE open source system. After two years building search engine and information logistics systems at the German software company Caatoosee, Dr. Nicoara joined ETH Zurich, working on adaptive software architectures. Dr. Nicoara joined Google Inc in Mountain View, California for the summer of 2004. Her research interests are in the areas of services and mobile platforms, adaptive software architectures, virtual machines, middleware for mobile and distributed computing, and distributed systems. Her current research activities include the development of open... Read More.
Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony’s passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to bring coolness and fun to the broadest possible audience.
Tony’s first startup, Intervista Software (1995-1998), developed the first-ever real-time VRML plugin for Internet Explorer, which Microsoft bundled with millions of copies of their browser. His most recent company, Vivaty (2007-2010), created a novel end-to-end virtual world system fully integrated with the web and serving up millions of virtual goods transactions.
Tony is perhaps best known for his work as a pioneer of 3D standards for the web. He is the co-creator of VRML and X3D,... Read More.
He has been programming since 1985, developing web applications since 1995 and held his first talk on Ajax in 2006. In 1999, he was technical manager at an internet startup that later expanded internationally.
Located in Munich, Germany. Speaks German, English, French, and Spanish.
Irene is a Senior Developer and Data Visualization Specialist at Bocoup. Most recently Irene has been working with the Guardian Interactive Team in the UK on the Miso Project, an open source toolkit designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and data visualisation content.
Before Bocoup, Irene spent 3 years working at IBM Research’s Visual Communication Lab as a data visualization research developer. Together with her team she helped build Many Eyes – a collaborative data visualization creation and sharing tool and Many Bills – a visual interface to reading congressional legislation. Her work has been written about in the New York Times and the New York Times Open Blog, as well as Fast Company.
Steve wrote the first two editions of Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework for Apress, and has been a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2007. He blogs at http://blog.stevensanderson.com/ and maintains open source projects at https://github.com/SteveSanderson/.
Over the past 15 years, Paul Sanford has paid the rent as a developer – first COBOL, then Java, led post-sales for a startup (eventually acquired by Salesforce) and worked on BPM, SOA, cloud and developer tools offerings for Microsoft. Paul is now the general manager of the Splunk Seattle engineering team responsible for delivering Splunk’s developer platform and Microsoft solutions. (http://dev.splunk.com)
Paul received his undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, DC and a graduate degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Paul lives with his wife and two children in Seattle.
Carlos (Caike) Souza is currently a developer at Envylabs, where he spends his time between client projects and the development of CodeSchool.com, an interactive learning platform of web technologies. When not programming, he can be found climbing walls or playing bass with his band.
Simon St.Laurent has spent most of his career explaining technology. He is co-chair of the Fluent and OSCON conferences, a Senior Editor at O’Reilly, and a web developer. He has written over a dozen books, including Introducing Elixir, Introducing Erlang, Learning Rails, XML Elements of Style, and XML: A Primer. He spends his spare time making objects out of wood and presenting on local history.
As part of UC Berkeley’s Parallel Computing Laboratory, Matthew researches methods for parallelizing the browser, GPU parallelization and programming languages. Along with Leo Meyerovich, he leads the Superconductor project, tackling big data visualization in the browser.
Lea previously worked as a Developer Advocate at W3C and currently spends her days writing & designing her first book (“CSS Secrets”), published with O’Reilly in 2014. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfils by researching new ways to use them, blogging, speaking, writing, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is an Invited Expert in the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Although she holds a BSc in Computer Science, Lea is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.
Chris Wilson is an Open Web Platform Developer Advocate working on Chrome. He began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic, went on to Microsoft to work on Internet Explorer for fifteen years, and joined Google in 2010. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user experiences on the web platform, and is a long-time participant in various web standards working groups. In his free time, he enjoys photography and hiking with his wife and daughter (and their soon-to-be second child), and scuba diving in the tropics as well as the chilly waters of Puget Sound as a PADI Assistant Instructor. You can keep up with Chris on Twitter (http://twitter.com/cwilso) and Flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/cwilso).... Read More.
Sylvain is a hacker at heart turned entrepreneur.
Carina C. Zona is a web developer and consultant. She teaches backend and frontend coding skills for diversity outreach groups including Girl Develop It, Black Girls Code, RailsBridge, PyLadies, and RailsGirls.
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