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Brian Barr, Managing Partner, Agile Trailblazers
Brian Barr
Managing Partner, Agile Trailblazers

Brian Barr is the co-founder and managing partner of AgileTrailblazers – a company founded to enable organizations to rapidly realize continuous business value delivery through use of lean and agile principles. Brian has over 25 years of...more

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Doug Bellenger
VP of Products, Movitas

Doug leads the development, design and IT teams at Movitas where he gets to work with a great group of engineers and designers who are working on new location based solutions for the destination and hospitality spaces. In this position, Doug has had...more

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Arlo Belshee, Sr. Program Manager, OData
Arlo Belshee
Sr. Program Manager, OData

Arlo does a little bit of everything, but what he really does is inspire courage. He has gone back and forth several times between management and in-the-trenches development on technically sophisticated products. He challenges every assumption he can...more

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Runar Bjarnason, Sr. Software Engineer, Capital IQ
Runar Bjarnason
Sr. Software Engineer, Capital IQ

Rúnar Bjarnason is a senior software engineer at Capital IQ, a global provider of data and analytics for financial professionals. He is a principal contributor to the open-source Scalaz library and an occasional speaker and blogger on Scala...more

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Anna Bloom
Code for America Fellow

Anna Bloom recently completed a fellowship program with Code for America, a nonprofit dedicated to designing technologies that help make city governments more open, participatory and efficient. During the fellowship, Anna worked with the city of...more

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Jeff Brown
Core Member, Grails team, Sr. Engineer,...

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with SpringSource. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff’s areas of expertise include web development...more

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Sean  Brown, Sr. Director of Advanced Apps & Engineering at Comcast Interactive Media
Sean Brown
Sr. Director of Advanced Apps &...

Sean Brown is the Sr. Director of Advanced Applications Engineering at Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation. He leads the engineering team developing the XFINITY TV app for iOS and Android. Prior to leading mobile...more

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Trevor Burnham
Author, CoffeeScript: Accelerated...

Trevor Burnham is a freelance web developer living in Cambridge, MA. He’s the author of CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development, published by PragProg. He tweets as @trevorburnham and @coffeescript.

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Trotter Cashion
co-founder of Mashion

Trotter Cashion is a nerd that likes nerdy things. He’s co-founder of Mashion, a best-practices focused consulting company in Philadelphia / Mountain View, CA. At night, he can usually be found hacking on various open source projects (heâs...more

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Scott Chacon
CIO, GitHub

Scott Chacon is the CIO of GitHub. He is the author of the Pro Git book by Apress (http://progit.org), the Git Internals Peepcode PDF as well as the maintainer of the Git homepage (http://git-scm.com) and the Git Community Book.

Scott is not an actor...more

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Chiu-Ki Chan, Creator, Monkey Write
Chiu-Ki Chan
Creator, Monkey Write

Chiu-Ki started writing mobile apps at Google, where she worked on Google Mobile Maps for Android. After a brief stint in web development at two startups, Chiu-Ki is now back to her mobile roots with her own company. The first title is “Monkey...more

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Chris Converse
Partner, designer and developer at Codify

Chris Converse is a designer, photographer, and web developer at Codify Design Studio. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in graphic design, and began his career in print, designing and preparing digital files for...more

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Douglas Crockford, Senior JavaScript Architect at Yahoo!
Douglas Crockford
Senior JavaScript Architect at Yahoo!

Douglas Crockford was born in the wilds of Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning...more

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Scott  Delap, Scalability Architect, Riot Games
Scott Delap
Scalability Architect, Riot Games

Scott Delap is a scalability architect at Riot Games, Inc. creator of the award winning online MOBA game League of Legends. He focuses on architecture for large scale, fault tolerant application platforms. Scott is also the former lead Java editor for...more

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Andre Dhondt
Executive/Agile Software Coach

André is an Executive/Agile Coach, Agile Trainer based in Philadelphia. For over a decade, André has led agile adoptions, providing guidance to teams and organizations seeking shorter development cycles, higher quality, and more...more

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Dani Diaz
Microsoft Developer Evangelist

Dani Diaz (@DaniDiaz), is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist where he helps developers understand Microsoft’s product offerings and strategy. His main focus area is Windows Phone development. Prior to Microsoft, he lead a team of mobile developers...more

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Gordon Dickens
Consultant at Chariot Solutions

Gordon Dickens is an instructor/mentor/consultant for Chariot Solutions chariotsolutions.com with experience in the IT consulting for over 15 years. Gordon"s background includes presenting at conferences and user groups on Spring, Groovy &...more

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Elika J. Etemad
CSS Working Group

Elika J. Etemad (fantasai) is an expert on the CSS Working Group and a longtime contributor to the Mozilla Project. In addition to editing many of the CSS3 specifications, she’s worked on layout engine testing and development for Gecko and...more

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Chad Fowler
VP Engineering, LivingSocial

Chad Fowler is currently the VP Engineering at @LivingSocial. Chad has authored The Passionate Programmer and Rails Recipes and is also a technologist, consultant, speaker, teacher, musician, organizer.

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Jeff Friedman
City of Philadelphia

Jeff Friedman is the Manager of Civic Innovation & Participation for the City of Philadelphia in the Office of Michael A. Nutter. Previously, Friedman was the City of Philadelphia’s Chief of Staff to the Chief Technology Officer in the...more

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Debasish Ghosh
Author, DSLs In Action

Debasish Ghosh is the chief technology evangelist at Anshinsoft , where he specializes in leading delivery of enterprise-scale solutions for clients ranging from small to Fortune 500 companies. His research interests are functional programming,...more

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Coda Hale
Infrastructure Architect, Yammer

Coda Hale is a software engineer and biped. He lives in San Francisco, CA, and works for Yammer, the enterprise social network, as their infrastructure architect

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Alex Hillman
Co-Founder, Indy Hall

My name is Alex, I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I start things: businesses, conversations, parties, and sometimes a little trouble. I’m probably best known for starting Philadelphia’s Indy Hall coworking community in 2006, years before...more

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Adrian Holovaty
Co-Creator, Django

Adrian Holovaty is a Web developer in Chicago. He’s well known in the Python community for co-creating the Django Web framework. He’s one of two Benevolent Dictators For Life of the open-source project, and he cowrote the Django Book,...more

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Naeem Hussain, Managing Partner, Agile Trailblazers
Naeem Hussain
Managing Partner, Agile Trailblazers

Naeem Hussain is the co-founder and managing partner of AgileTrailblazers – a company founded to enable organizations to rapidly realize continuous business value delivery through use of lean and agile principles. Naeem has over 12 years of...more

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David Kaneda
Creative Director at Sencha

David Kaneda is a designer and developer currently living in Palo Alto. Last year, David created jQTouch, a Javascript framework for iPhone development. David also maintains WebKitBits, a site about the browser engine in Safari, Google Chrome, and the...more

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Yehuda Katz
SproutCore, Ruby on Rails & jQuery core...

Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ruby on Rails core team, and in his day job, works on the SproutCore framework. He is a member of the jQuery Core Team, and is currently working on changing the way we write JavaScript applications in the browser. He...more

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Mike  Krupit, General Manager, Novotorium
Mike Krupit
General Manager, Novotorium

Mike Krupit is a strategic leader, innovator, and entrepreneurial operator in business and technology. He is the General Manager of Novotorium, an emerging business incubator. Mike leads Novotorium with the practical knowledge and experience gained...more

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Trevor Lalish-Menagh
Co-Creator, EnvJasmine

Trevor Lalish-Menagh is a senior web developer at Comcast Interactive Media where he spearheaded the front-end unit testing initiative, and co-created EnvJasmine (github.com/trevmex/EnvJasmine), a headless self-contained framework for testing...more

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Willem Larsen
President, Language Hunters

Willem Larsen has spent the past 15 years designing cutting-edge group learning tools for the natural sciences – at the Oregon Zoo, OMSI, Tryon Creek State Park, and the Eddy Foundation Land Trust. He was a founding partner of Cascadia Wild!...more

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Corey Latislaw
Sr. Mobile Architect, Chariot Solutions

Corey Leigh Latislaw (@corey_latislaw) is a Senior Mobile Architect at Chariot Solutions. She helps businesses determine their mobile needs and then builds them the appropriate solutions. She created the Philadelphia Android Alliance, a rebel army...more

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Joonas Lehtinen
Vaadin Core Developer

Dr. Joonas Lehtinen is one of the core developers of Vaadin, a Java-based framework for building business-oriented Rich Internet Applications. Joonas has been developing applications for the web since 1995 with a strong focus on Ajax and Java. He...more

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Brian Leroux
Phone Gap Hacker

Brian LeRoux has been thrashing devices with the PhoneGap project since its inception at Nitobi in Vancouver, Canada. These days he works at Adobe Systems here in SF on the open source analogue Apache Cordova. He’s mostly known for his work on...more

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Josh Long
Developer Advocate, SpringSource

Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate for SpringSource, a division of VMware an editor on the Java queue for InfoQ.com, and the lead author on several books, including Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly’s Spring Roo, and...more

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Nathan Marz
Lead Engineer on Twitter's Publisher...

Nathan Marz is the lead engineer on Twitter’s Publisher Analytics team. Previously Nathan was the lead engineer of BackType which was acquired by Twitter in July of 2011. He is a major believer in the power of open source and has authored some...more

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Brian McCallister
Distinguished Engineer at Ning

Brian McCallister works as a Distinguished Engineer at Ning, the world’s largest platform for creating social websites. In that capacity he has lead the design and implementation of one of the original Platform as a Service offerings on the...more

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Tony Morris, creator, Scalaz extension to core Scala
Tony Morris
creator, Scalaz extension to core Scala

Tony Morris is a software developer for a product company, and keen open-source contributor, who has deployed functional programming techniques in industry for over 10 years. Tony teaches informally and at the tertiary level and aspires to observing...more

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Aaron Mulder, CTO, Chariot Solutions
Aaron Mulder
CTO, Chariot Solutions

Aaron Mulder is the chief technical officer of Chariot Solutions, where he helps companies with their Java, Java EE, Rails, and Open Source architecture challenges. When not consulting, you can usually find him presenting at conferences and user...more

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Rick Nucci, CTO, Dell Boomi
Rick Nucci
CTO, Dell Boomi

Rick is the CTO of Dell Boomi where he is responsible for product management and engineering. He is considered an industry expert on SaaS & Cloud integration, multi-tenant architecture, and API design and best practices. Dell Boomi has a patent...more

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Sean OMeara, Technical Evangelist for Opscode
Sean OMeara
Technical Evangelist for Opscode

Sean OMeara is a Technical Evangelist and service consultant for Opscode. He’s been a systems administrator and technologist for over 13 years.

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Aaron Patterson, Rails Core Developer
Aaron Patterson
Rails Core Developer

When he is not ruining people’s lives by writing software like phuby, enterprise, and neversaydie, Aaron can be found working on slightly more useful software like Rails or Nokogiri. To keep up his Gameboy Lifestyle, Aaron spends his weekdays...more

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Alex Payne
CTO, Simple Finance

Alex Payne is CTO at Simple Finance, a startup building the future of retail banking. Previously, he was Platform Lead at Twitter, where he worked on the popular social messaging service’s developer platform and backend architecture; he presented...more

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Dr. Benjamin Pierce, Author, Types and Programming Languages
Dr. Benjamin Pierce
Author, Types and Programming Languages

Benjamin Pierce joined the CIS Department at Penn in 1998. Previously, he was on the faculty at Indiana University and held research fellowships at Cambridge University, the University of Edinburgh, and INRIA-Roquencourt. He received his Ph.D....more

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Bill Pugh
inventor, Skip Lists; lead, FindBugs

Bill Pugh received a Ph.D. in Computer Science (with a minor in Acting) from Cornell University. He was a professor at the University of Maryland for 23.5 years, and in January 2012 becomes professor emeritus and starts a new adventure somewhere at the...more

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Joe  Rafter, VP Strategic Globlal Transformation, The Yell Group
Joe Rafter
VP Strategic Globlal Transformation, The...

Joe Rafter, Vice President, Strategic Global Transformation of The Yell Group, is a strategic thinker with an operational mindset, adept at aligning business and technology partners to plan and prioritize business initiatives. He implements business...more

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Chris Richardson
Senior Developer Advocate, SpringSource

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and...more

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Ken Rimple
co-author of Spring Roo in Action

Ken Rimple is the author (with Srini Penchikala, and contributions by Gordon Dickens) of Spring Roo in Action, published by Manning Publications (http://manning.com/rimple). Ken created and leads the Education Services team for Chariot Solutions, which...more

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James Shore, Author, The Art of Agile Development
James Shore
Author, The Art of Agile Development

James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He led his first Agile team in 1999 and was an early adopter of Extreme Programming in 2000. Today, he focuses on helping people who are willing to make dramatic changes in order...more

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Rob Spectre
Twilio Evangelist

Rob Spectre is a punk rock technolologist having a barrel of monkeys on the Internet. Doing just about anything for a good laugh, Rob is an ardent support of open source software and creative commons art, the startup scene in New York and every...more

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Daniel Spiewak
Author, Scala for Java Refugees series

Daniel Spiewak is a software developer based out of Wisconsin, USA. Over the years, he has worked with Java, Scala, Ruby, C/C++, ML, Clojure and several experimental languages. He currently spends most of his free time researching parser theory and...more

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Joshua Suereth, Software Developer - Typesafe
Joshua Suereth
Software Developer - Typesafe

Josh Suereth is a Senior Software Engineer at Typesafe and the author of “Scala In Depth”. He has been a Scala enthusiast ever since he came to know this beautiful language in 2007. He started his professional career as a software...more

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Manoj Vadakkan, Agile Coach and Trainer
Manoj Vadakkan
Agile Coach and Trainer

Manoj Vadakkan has been working in the IT Industry for close to two decades. He has been Managing Software Development projects of various sizes for the last 10+ years and has been practicing Agile principles and practices for 5+ years. His Industry...more

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Angelo J. Valletta, SVP, CIO, Head of Bank Operations, Sun National Bank
Angelo J. Valletta
SVP, CIO, Head of Bank Operations, Sun...

Angelo J. Valletta is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Bank Operations for Sun National Bank. In this role, he has leadership responsibility for Sunâs Technology,Bank Operations, ATM and Merchant Services....more

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Stacia  Viscardi, co-author, The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility
Stacia Viscardi
co-author, The Software Project Manager's...

Stacia Viscardi (formerly Broderick) was at first a reluctant convert to Agile. Certified as number #32 ScrumMaster in 2003 (of now 100,000+), Stacia helped lead Primavera Systems to an agile way of working (and convinced herself somehow that this...more

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James Ward
Principal Developer Evangelist at Heroku

James Ward (www.jamesward.com) is a Principal Developer Evangelist at Heroku. Today he focuses on teaching developers how to deploy Java, Play! and Scala apps to the cloud. James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne,...more

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Jim Weirich
Creator of the Ruby build tool, rake

Jim Weirich first learned about computers when his college adviser suggested he take a computer science course: “It will be useful, and you might enjoy it.” With those prophetic words, Jim has been developing now for over 25 years, working...more