Last Year's Featured Speakers

Conference Speakers

Co-Founder/ Head of Product & Design @useAerial | Creative...
Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist
Co-Creator of UML & Chief Scientist for Software Engineering @...
Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook
DDD Expert, Author of "Implementing Domain-Driven Design"...
Senior Manager & Heading AI for Growth and Communication...
Robotics Systems Developer at AddRobots
Core Contributor @IstioMesh & Founding Engineer @tetrateio....
Machine Learning Research/Engineering Director @Netflix
Principal Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft
Staff Engineer @heptio
Java Performance Expert & Java Champion
Lead Engineer @StarlingBank
CEO/Chief Scientist @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE...
Software Engineer @GitHub
CTO @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State...
Research Manager & Data Scientist, People Analytics @...
Senior Software Engineer @digitalocean
Developer Advocate @Jetbrains
Java Performance Engineer @Oracle
Mixed Reality Game and Product Designer @MagicLeap
CTO at Propel Inc, building @FreshEBT
VP Engineering @WeWork, Previously @StitchFix @Google & @Ebay
Member of Technical Staff @CockroachDB, previously SWE @GCPcloud
Cognitive Technologies @Liberty_IT
Machine Learning Infrastructure Engineer @Netflix
Staff Research Scientist @Google
Lead Developer/Committer FoundationDB
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Engineering Manager, Billing Infrastructure @Netflix
VP Engineering @truelinkfin
Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC...
Director of R&D @CTRLlabsCo
Senior Developer & Team Lead @bookingcom
Apache Cassandra Committer, Distributed Systems Engineer
Senior Software Engineer @stitchfix
Software Engineer @coinbase
Software Engineer @coinbase
R Enthusiast, Co-Host of the Not So Standard Deviations Podcast,...
Software Engineer @Airbnb
Head of AI @InsightDataSci
Software Engineer @Gremlin
Researcher & Lecturer in Cyberpsychology @bournemouthuni
Asst Professor @UCSC, Researching Data-Centric Languages/Analysis...
Research Engineer @mozilla
Manager, Netflix Container Cloud @Netflix
Chief Software Architect @ThisDotMedia
Performance Architect for Scripting Languages Runtimes @intel
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @npmjs
Engineering Director @ShapeSecurity & JavaScript Expert
Build/Release Engineering, DevOps, and Human Factors Consultant
CTO @VividCortex
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Engineering Manager on GitHub's Community and Safety Team
Chief Scientist, Java Technologies and Software Hardware Co-...
Software Engineer @PayPal
Founding Member @CiliumProject
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
CTO @PassageAI
Sr. Software Engineer @WePay
Software Developer and Cloud Specialist @Checkfront
Principal Dev Manager for .NET Language and Runtime @Microsoft
Co-Creator DTrace, Co-Founder Fishworks Sun Microsystems, &...
Principal Engineer @Adobe
Service Engineering @SlackHQ
Software Engineer @OpenRoboticsOrg
Lead Software Engineer @salesforce
Senior Developer and Tech Generalist @carbonfive
Engineering Manager @Netflix
Principal Solutions Architect Alexa @Amazon
Senior Software Engineer @coinbase
Head of Data Science @ThirdLove
Principal Developer Lead on C# Language Team @Microsoft
Co-founder and CTO @OverOps
Software Engineer @Google
Senior Software Engineer AI/ML, Applied Machine Learning @Adobe
Co-Founder @make5calls
People Development Manager @AppFolio
Engineering Manager @PayPal
Tech Lead Fairness, Transparency, Explainability & Privacy...
Principal Engineer - Infrastructure @SlackHQ
Senior Researcher in the Quantitative Financial Research Group @...
Software Developer @Facebook
Co-Founder / CTO @planetscaledata & Co-Creator @vitessio
Senior Software Engineer @SlackHQ
Machine Learning Platform @Uber
Software Engineer @Google
Android Engineer @Google
Director of Cyber Risk @QadiumInc
Founding Engineer @PassageAI
Staff Security Engineer @Cruise Automation
Foundation Engineering @Stripe
Former VP Architecture @hulu
Sr SRE @Netflix, member of the Edge Developer Productivity Team
Software Engineer @Microsoft
CEO @tallpoppyio
Product Designer @github
DevOps Advocate @pagerduty
Core Rust Team @RustLang
Independent Tech Consultant, previously CTO @JustSocialApps
Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness
Architect of reliable, scalable infrastructure @LinkedIn
Editor-in-chief, InfoQ.com
Developer @Docker
CEO and cofounder of Dusty Robotics
Distributed Systems Engineer / Leader @Netflix
Spec Lead, Java Language @Oracle
OSS Memcached Project Maintainer, previously Memcache / Mcrouter @...
CEO @Atomist and Spring Creator
Senior Android Engineer @WeWork
Senior Construction Technology Disrupter @WeWork
MySQL Principal Sales Consultant
Director of Development @Parasoft
Practice Director @HCLtech
Developer Advocate @couchbase
IT Director @BNSF
Technical Consultant @Camunda
Senior Sales Engineer @AppDynamics
Software developer @IBM, committer to Apache Bahir and contributor to...
STSM, AI and Machine Learning @IBM
STSM, IBM Watson and Cloud Architecture & Performance @IBM
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder @Kloudless
Director, Platform Architecture @wso2
Director of Developer Evangelism @fauna
Sales Engineer @solacedotcom
VP, Architecture - CTO Office @WSO2
Sr. Cloud Security Engineer @Netflix
Software Engineer @neo4j
Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla
Senior Engineer @honeycomb.io
Security Researcher, Leader, Advisor @Netflix
Global Technology Manager @RedisLabs
Lead Developer @AzulSystems
InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
VP of Engineering @Nylas
Full-stack developer @Auth0
Head of Product @thoughtworks
Co-Founder & CTO @netifi_inc

Workshop Speakers

Architect @Cognitect & Author of the Best Seller "Release...
Engineering Manager @Linkedin focused on Big Data
Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness
Staff Container & Infrastructure Engineer @enixsas
Core Contributor @IstioMesh & Founding Engineer @tetrateio....
DDD Expert, Author of "Implementing Domain-Driven Design"...
Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer...
Developer Advocate @Jetbrains
Research Manager & Data Scientist, People Analytics @...
Machine Learning Engineer @Opendoor
Principal Data Architect @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, &...
Principal Architect at MAXIMUS
Java Performance Expert & Java Champion
Software Engineer @Google
Advisory Platform Architect @pivotal
Advisory Platform Architect @Pivotal
Principal Site Reliability Engineer @Gremlin
Software Engineer @Gremlin

Track Hosts

Core Rust Team @RustLang
Partner & Tech Lead @CarbonFive
Chief Data Engineer @PayPal
Senior Director Of Engineering @HomeAdvisor
Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC...
Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media
Senior Software Engineer @Google
InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
Staff Engineer at Tilde
Independent Tech Consultant, previously CTO @JustSocialApps
Developer @Docker
Engineering Manager on GitHub's Community and Safety Team
Engineering Manager on Desktop @GitHub
VP Engineering @WeWork, Previously @StitchFix @Google & @Ebay
Director, Edge Developer Experience @Netflix and Co-Host of the...
Staff Engineer @heptio

Programming Committee

Chief Data Engineer @PayPal
Management & Leadership Coach @haacked, previously @Github...
Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC...
Senior Software Engineer @Google
InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
VP Engineering @WeWork, Previously @StitchFix @Google & @Ebay

Directory

First namesort ascending Last name Short title
Zack Butcher Core Contributor @IstioMesh & Founding Engineer @tetrateio. Previously Software Engineer @Google
Yow-Hann Lee Principal Solutions Architect Alexa @Amazon
William Bengtson Security Researcher, Leader, Advisor @Netflix
William Kennedy Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer of Go / Mongo Meetups in Miami
William Lyon Software Engineer @neo4j
Will Larson Foundation Engineering @Stripe
Wes Reisz Software/Technical Advisor C4Media & QCon Chair, previous Architect @HPE
Werner Schuster InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
Ville Tuulos Machine Learning Infrastructure Engineer @Netflix
Vick Kelkar Global Technology Manager @RedisLabs
Vaughn Vernon DDD Expert, Author of "Implementing Domain-Driven Design" & Architect @kalele_io
Vallery Lancey Software Developer and Cloud Specialist @Checkfront
Vaidehi Joshi Staff Engineer at Tilde
Travis McPeak Sr. Cloud Security Engineer @Netflix
Tomasz Finc VP of Engineering @Nylas
Tom Stockton Principal Architect at MAXIMUS
Tilde Thurium Software Engineer @GitHub
Thomas Graf Founding Member @CiliumProject
Tessa Lau CEO and cofounder of Dusty Robotics
Tammy Butow Principal Site Reliability Engineer @Gremlin
Tal Weiss Co-founder and CTO @OverOps
Suzie Prince Head of Product @thoughtworks
Suudhan Rangarajan Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Susanne Kaiser Independent Tech Consultant, previously CTO @JustSocialApps
Surya Duggirala STSM, IBM Watson and Cloud Architecture & Performance @IBM
Sugu Sougoumarane Co-Founder / CTO @planetscaledata & Co-Creator @vitessio
Sri Ponnada Software Engineer @Microsoft
Sid Anand Chief Data Engineer @PayPal
Sergey Kuksenko Java Performance Engineer @Oracle
Sarah Hagan Research Manager & Data Scientist, People Analytics @gatesfoundation
Sangeeta Handa Engineering Manager, Billing Infrastructure @Netflix
Sangeeta Narayanan Director, Edge Developer Experience @Netflix and Co-Host of the Productivity Engineering Silicon Valley Meetup
Sameera Jayasoma Director, Platform Architecture @wso2
Ryland Degnan Co-Founder & CTO @netifi_inc
Rod Johnson CEO @Atomist and Spring Creator
Richard Kasperowski Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness
Randy Shoup VP Engineering @WeWork, Previously @StitchFix @Google & @Ebay
Ram Mehta CTO at Propel Inc, building @FreshEBT
Rakesh Komulwad Practice Director @HCLtech
Phil Haack Management & Leadership Coach @haacked, previously @Github & @Microsoft (Shipped NuGet & ASP.NET MVC)
Peter Alvaro Asst Professor @UCSC, Researching Data-Centric Languages/Analysis Techniques & Worked on Failure Injection Testing @Netflix
Paul Betts Software Developer @Facebook
Paul Tevis People Development Manager @AppFolio
Patricio Zambrano Garcia Technical Consultant @Camunda
Oleksandr Petrov Apache Cassandra Committer, Distributed Systems Engineer
Nitin Bharti Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media
Nicole Forsgren CEO/Chief Scientist @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State of DevOps Report
Nicolas DeRico MySQL Principal Sales Consultant
Nick O'Neill Co-Founder @make5calls
Neha Batra Engineering Manager on Desktop @GitHub
Nathan Jakubiak Director of Development @Parasoft
Nathan LeClaire Senior Engineer @honeycomb.io
Monica Beckwith Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC Performance Team
Monal Daxini Distributed Systems Engineer / Leader @Netflix
Mitul Tiwari CTO @PassageAI
Mike Demmer Principal Engineer - Infrastructure @SlackHQ
Mike Ruth Staff Security Engineer @Cruise Automation
Michael Nygard Architect @Cognitect & Author of the Best Seller "Release It!"
Michael Stewart Machine Learning Engineer @Opendoor
Michael Kehoe Architect of reliable, scalable infrastructure @LinkedIn
Mei-Chin Tsai Principal Dev Manager for .NET Language and Runtime @Microsoft
Megan Cartwright Head of Data Science @ThirdLove
Matt Stratton DevOps Advocate @pagerduty
Marshall Kuypers Director of Cyber Risk @QadiumInc
Manju Vijayakumar Lead Software Engineer @salesforce
Luke Demi Software Engineer @coinbase
Louise Poubel Software Engineer @OpenRoboticsOrg
Li-Lun Wang Software Engineer @Google
Leigh Honeywell CEO @tallpoppyio
Lavanya Kanchanapalli Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Laurie Voss Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @npmjs
Lauren Tan Engineering Manager @Netflix
Krishnaram Kenthapadi Tech Lead Fairness, Transparency, Explainability & Privacy Efforts @LinkedIn
Kortney Ziegler Co-Founder/ Head of Product & Design @useAerial | Creative Director @Appolition
Kirk Pepperdine Java Performance Expert & Java Champion
Kingsum Chow Chief Scientist, Java Technologies and Software Hardware Co-Optimization @AlibabaGroup
Ken Overton Sales Engineer @solacedotcom
Kat Fukui Product Designer @github
Justin Cormack Developer @Docker
Justin Basilico Machine Learning Research/Engineering Director @Netflix
Jun Ding Senior Sales Engineer @AppDynamics
Joy Gao Sr. Software Engineer @WePay
Jordan Sitkin Software Engineer @coinbase
Joe Saylor IT Director @BNSF
Jez Humble CTO @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State of DevOps Report
Jessica Kerr Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist
Jessica Tai Software Engineer @Airbnb
Jerome Petazzoni Staff Container & Infrastructure Engineer @enixsas
Jeremy Hermann Machine Learning Platform @Uber
Jenna Zeigen Senior Software Engineer @SlackHQ
Jeff Williams Robotics Systems Developer at AddRobots
Jay Phelps Chief Software Architect @ThisDotMedia
Jason Maude Lead Engineer @StarlingBank
Jarrod Overson Engineering Director @ShapeSecurity & JavaScript Expert
Jared Parsons Principal Developer Lead on C# Language Team @Microsoft
Jake Wharton Android Engineer @Google
J. Paul Reed Build/Release Engineering, DevOps, and Human Factors Consultant
Ivan Krylov Lead Developer @AzulSystems
Isaac Elias VP Engineering @truelinkfin
Holly Allen Service Engineering @SlackHQ
Hod Greeley Developer Advocate @couchbase
Hilary Parker R Enthusiast, Co-Host of the Not So Standard Deviations Podcast, & Data Scientist @stitchfix
Hien Luu Engineering Manager @Linkedin focused on Big Data
Henry Rowley Staff Research Scientist @Google
Hema Raghavan Senior Manager & Heading AI for Growth and Communication Relevance @LinkedIn
Harry Brumleve Senior Director Of Engineering @HomeAdvisor
Hannah Howard Senior Developer and Tech Generalist @carbonfive
Gwen Shapira Principal Data Architect @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop
Greg Burrell Sr SRE @Netflix, member of the Edge Developer Productivity Team
Grady Booch Co-Creator of UML & Chief Scientist for Software Engineering @IBMResearch
Gillian Armstrong Cognitive Technologies @Liberty_IT
Georgiy Mogelashvili Senior Developer & Team Lead @bookingcom
Gail Ollis Researcher & Lecturer in Cyberpsychology @bournemouthuni
Evan Tschannen Lead Developer/Committer FoundationDB
Emmanuel Ameisen Head of AI @InsightDataSci
Elise McCallum Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Eliot Sun Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder @Kloudless
Dragos Dascalita Haut Principal Engineer @Adobe
Dmitry Martyanov Software Engineer @PayPal
Diane Hosfelt Research Engineer @mozilla
Deepak Bobbarjung Founding Engineer @PassageAI
David Banyard Senior Construction Technology Disrupter @WeWork
Danielle Leong Engineering Manager on GitHub's Community and Safety Team
Courtney Hemphill Partner & Tech Lead @CarbonFive
Colman Bryant Mixed Reality Game and Product Designer @MagicLeap
Colin Breck Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla
Christian Kadner Software developer @IBM, committer to Apache Bahir and contributor to Jupyter Enterprise Gateway
Chris Woodruff Developer Advocate @Jetbrains
Chris Anderson Director of Developer Evangelism @fauna
Chase Evans Senior Software Engineer @coinbase
Charles Humble Editor-in-chief, InfoQ.com
Charity Majors Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook
Chakri Cherukuri Senior Researcher in the Quantitative Financial Research Group @Bloomberg
Carlos Amedee Senior Software Engineer @digitalocean
Cameron Jacoby Senior Software Engineer @stitchfix
Bryan Liles Staff Engineer @heptio
Bryan Cantrill Co-Creator DTrace, Co-Founder Fishworks Sun Microsystems, & Currently CTO @Joyent
Bridget Kromhout Principal Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft
Brandon John-Freso Senior Android Engineer @WeWork
Ben Sigelman CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
Baron Schwartz CTO @VividCortex
Aysylu Greenberg Senior Software Engineer @Google
Ashley Williams Core Rust Team @RustLang
Asanka Abeysinghe VP, Architecture - CTO Office @WSO2
Animesh Singh STSM, AI and Machine Learning @IBM
Anil Kumar Performance Architect for Scripting Languages Runtimes @intel
Andrew Spyker Manager, Netflix Container Cloud @Netflix
Andrew McVeigh Former VP Architecture @hulu
Anand Rao Advisory Platform Architect @pivotal
Ana Medina Software Engineer @Gremlin
Alex Buckley Spec Lead, Java Language @Oracle
Alex Robinson Member of Technical Staff @CockroachDB, previously SWE @GCPcloud
Alan Blount Software Engineer @Google
Alan Kasindorf OSS Memcached Project Maintainer, previously Memcache / Mcrouter @Facebook & Dir of Edge Engineering @Fastly
Akhilesh Kumar Senior Software Engineer AI/ML, Applied Machine Learning @Adobe
Ado Kukic Full-stack developer @Auth0
Adin Scannell Software Engineer @Google
Adib Saikali Advisory Platform Architect @Pivotal
Adam Berenzweig Director of R&D @CTRLlabsCo
Aarti Parikh Engineering Manager @PayPal

Proposed Tracks

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, & more

  • Machine Learning without a PhD

    AI/ML is more approachable than ever. Discover how deep learning and ML is being used in practice. Topics include: TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch & more. No PhD required.

  • Production Readiness: Building Resilient Systems

    Making systems resilient involves people and tech. Learn about strategies being used from chaos testing to distributed systems clustering.

  • Building Predictive Data Pipelines

    From personalized news feeds to engaging experiences that forecast demand: learn how innovators are building predictive systems in modern application development.

  • Modern Languages: The Right Language for the Job

    We're polyglot developers. Learn languages that excel at very specific tasks and remove undifferentiated heavy lifting at the language level.

  • Delivering on the Promise of Containers

    Runtime containers, libraries and services that power microservices.

  • Evolving Java & the JVM

    6 month cadence, cloud-native deployments, scale, Graal, Kotlin, and beyond. Learn how the role of Java and the JVM is evolving.

  • Trust, Safety & Security

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety and security: learning from the frontlines.

  • Beyond the Web: What’s Next for JavaScript

    JavaScript is the language of the web. Latest practices for JavaScript development in and out of the browser topics: react, serverless, npm, performance, & less traditional interfaces.

  • Modern Operating Systems

    Applied, practical & real-world deep-dive into industry adoption of OS, containers and virtualization, including Linux on.

  • Optimizing You: Human Skills for Individuals

    Better teams start with a better self. Learn practical skills for IC.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods & probabilistic programming.

  • Human Systems: Hacking the Org

    Power of leadership, Engineering Metrics and strategies for shaping the org for velocity.

  • Building High-Performing Teams

    Building, maintaining, and growing a team balanced for skills and aptitudes. Constraint theory, systems thinking, lean, hiring/firing and performance improvement

  • Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes & Beyond

    Deploying, scaling and managing your services is undifferentiated heavy lifting. Hear stories, learn techniques and dive deep into what it means to code your infrastructure.

  • Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

    Practical approaches using DevOps and a lean approach to delivering software.

  • Operationalizing Microservices: Design, Deliver, Operate

    What's the last mile for deploying your service? Learn techniques from the world's most innovative shops on managing and operating Microservices at scale.

  • Developer Experience: Level up your Engineering Effectiveness

    Improving the end to end developer experience - design, dev, test, deploy and operate/understand.