Last Year's Featured Speakers

Conference Speakers

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
Software Engineer @GitHub
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
Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla
Director of Developer Evangelism @fauna
Sr. Cloud Security Engineer @Netflix
Security Researcher, Leader, Advisor @Netflix
InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram

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....
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
DDD Expert, Author of "Implementing Domain-Driven Design"...
Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer...
Developer Advocate @Jetbrains

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

Tracks

  • Modern Operating Systems

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

  • Software Supply Chain

    Securing the container image supply chain (containers + orchestration + security + DevOps).

  • Modern CS in the Real World

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

  • Tech Ethics: The Intersection of Human Welfare & STEM

    What does it mean to be ethical in software? Hear how the discussion is evolving and what is being said in ethics.

  • Optimizing Yourself: Human Skills for Individuals

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

  • Modern Data Architectures

    Today’s systems move huge volumes of data. Hear how places like LinkedIn, Facebook, Uber and more built their systems and learn from their mistakes.

  • 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.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware

  • 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 for Developers

    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.

  • Surviving Uncertainty: Regulation, Risk, and Compliance

    With so much uncertainty, how do you bulkhead your organization and technology choices? Learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty.

  • Languages of Infra

    This track explores languages being used to code the infrastructure. Expect practices on toolkits and languages like Cloudformation, Terraform, Python, Go, Rust, Erlang.

  • Building & Scaling High-Performing Teams

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

  • Evolving the JVM

    The JVM continues to evolve. We’ll look at how languages like Kotlin, Graal, Clojure, and Java are evolving the JDK. Expect polyglot, multi-VM, performance, and more in this track.

  • Trust, Safety & Security

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

  • JavaScript & Transpiler/WebAssembly Track

    JavaScript is the language of the web. Latest practices for JavaScript development in and how transpilers are affecting the way we work. We’ll also look at the work being done with WebAssembly.