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Presentation: Optimizing You Panel: Path to Awesomeness

Track: Optimizing Yourself: Human Skills for Individuals

Location: Seacliff ABC

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Abstract

Our panel will discuss their own choices and events from their histories that propelled their careers, improved their circumstances, and generally helped them achieve awesomeness in one or more areas of their lives. Come listen to the group and feel free to bring a question or two yourself … perhaps we can help you on your path as well.

Speaker: Christie Wilson

Software Engineer @Google

Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google, currently leading the Tekton project. Over the past decade+ she has worked in the mobile, financial and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she led a team of software developers to build load testing tools for AAA video game titles, and founded the Vancouver chapter of PyLadies. In her spare time she influences company culture through cat pictures.

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Speaker: Daniel Bryant

Independent Technical Consultant

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and Product Architect at Datawire, and currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel’s technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.

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Speaker: Justin Ryan

Playback Edge Engineering @Netflix

Justin Ryan started writing code on a Commodore 64 and hasn’t stopped since then. As part of Netflix’s Playback Edge Engineering, he works on some of the most critical services at Netflix, specifically focusing on user and device authentication. Years of building developer tools has also given him a healthy set of opinions on developer productivity.

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