We are proud to welcome some of the industry’s foremost thinkers and experts in the Ecosystem of Node.
(Check back soon, we are announcing speakers on a rolling basis.)

Speakers

  • Tanya Butenko

    Tanya Butenko

    Quantium

  • Arunesh Chandra

    Arunesh Chandra

    Microsoft

  • Michael Dawson

    Michael Dawson

    IBM

  • Finn Ellis

    Finn Ellis

    Slack

  • Monica Ene-Pietrosanu

    Monica Ene-Pietrosanu

    Intel

  • Alex Grigoryan

    Alex Grigoryan

    @WalmartLabs

  • Joe Groseclose

    Joe Groseclose

    Lifion, by ADP

  • Burke Holland

    Burke Holland

    Microsoft

  • Colin Ihrig

    Colin Ihrig

    Joyent

  • Ben Ilegbodu

    Ben Ilegbodu

    Eventbrite

  • Tracy Lee

    Tracy Lee

    This Dot

  • Sarah Jessica Leivers

    Sarah Jessica Leivers

    BBC

  • Trevor Livingston

    Trevor Livingston

    HomeAway

  • Jessica Lord

    Jessica Lord

  • Gergely Nemeth

    Gergely Nemeth

    nemethgergely.com

  • Jay Phelps

    Jay Phelps

    This Dot

  • Guy Podjarny

    Guy Podjarny

    Snyk

  • Gireesh Punathil

    Gireesh Punathil

    IBM India

  • Mike Samuel

    Mike Samuel

    Google

  • Gabriel Schulhof

    Gabriel Schulhof

    Intel of Canada, Ltd.

  • Alolita Sharma

    Alolita Sharma

    AWS

  • Dan Shaw

    Dan Shaw

    dshaw LLC

  • James Snell

    James Snell

    nearForm

  • Rachel Tobac

    Rachel Tobac

    SocialProof Security

  • Shelley Vohr

    Shelley Vohr

    GitHub

  • Cassidy Williams

    Cassidy Williams

    Amazon

  • Trent Willis

    Trent Willis

    Netflix

  • Vanessa Yuen

    Vanessa Yuen

    GitHub

Tanya Butenko
Software Engineer
Quantium

Tanya is a software engineer in Quantium. Teacher, translator and manager in the past she has moved into web development 4 years ago and never stop coding since then. Tanya is passionate about diversity in tech and also free education enthusiast. Coming from Ukraine she lives in Australia now. In her free time, she is organising free coding and soft skills workshops for women all around Australia as a NodeGirls Founder.

Arunesh Chandra
Sr. Program Manager
Microsoft

Arunesh Chandra is working on growing Node.js by extending it to use the ChakraCore engine. He is also working on supporting new ideas in the community like N-API and VM Diversity for Node.js and bringing innovative diagnostic tooling like Time-Travel Debugging to Node developers.

Michael Dawson
IBM Community Lead for Node.js
IBM

Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community achieve quality with speed. As IBM Node.js community lead, he works with IBM's internal teams to plan and facilitate their contributions to Node.js and v8 within the Node and Google communities.

Finn Ellis
Automation Engineer
Slack

Finn is an Automation Engineer at Slack, where they teach robots to operate the desktop client so that humans have more time to do harder things. In their spare time, they write video games for obscure virtual consoles.

Monica Ene-Pietrosanu
Software Engineering Director
Intel

Monica is a software engineering director in the Intel Open Source Technology Center, passionate about managing complex RnD projects and distributed software engineering teams. Her organization focuses on optimizing most popular software stacks and runtime languages used in the cloud today, leading the open source efforts with the Node.js, PHP and HHVM communities. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, as well as several US patents related to security technologies.

Alex Grigoryan
Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Application Platform and Online Grocery
@WalmartLabs

Alex is the head of engineering for the Online Grocery business and the Application platform team at WalmartLabs. Online Grocery is currently the fastest growing business within Walmart and Application platform is responsible for the development of Electrode, an open source project that made it possible for Walmart.com to transition from Backbone/Java to React/Node. Last year, Alex’s team successfully launched Electrode Native, the framework that is powering mobile react native applications in native apps. Alex has over 15 years of experience working in software engineering with companies of various domains. Prior to @WalmartLabs, Alex was leading the team in charge of building the checkout experience at PayPal.

Joe Groseclose
Technical Architect
Lifion, by ADP

Presently a Technical Architect at Lifion, by ADP, working on building the next generation of Human Resources Management applications in a distributed microservice environment powered by NodeJS and focused on continuously improving the way Lifion thinks about performance, complexity, logging, monitoring, distributed tracing, site reliability, and developer experience. Patented inventor of many things JavaScript. Co-Founder of two tech startups enabled to rapidly innovate in their own right using NodeJS.

Burke Holland
Developer Advocate
Microsoft

Burke Holland is a front-end developer living in Nashville, TN; the greatest city in the world. He enjoys JavaScript a lot because it's the only way he Node to Express himself. Get it? Never mind. Burke blogs only slightly better than he codes and definitely not as good as he talks about himself in the third person. Burke works on the Azure team at Microsoft on behalf of JavaScript developers everywhere.

Colin Ihrig
Product Engineer
Joyent

Colin Ihrig is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, a libuv maintainer, and a hapi.js core team member. Colin is the author of Pro Node.js for Developers, and is currently a product engineer at Joyent, focusing on Node.js development and enterprise support.

Ben Ilegbodu
Principal Frontend Engineer
Eventbrite

Ben is a Christian, husband and father of 2 girls, with a dozen years of experience developing user interfaces for the Web. He currently is a Principal Frontend Engineer at Eventbrite on the Frontend Platform team, focused on improving their React-based design system and frontend infrastructure. Ben also enjoys playing basketball, DIY, watching movies, and tweeting (@benmvp) / blogging (benmvp.com) about his experiences with new web technologies.

Tracy Lee
Google Developer Expert
This Dot

Tracy is a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. She is host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. She is also Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, an elite consultancy helping teams build front end applications. You can find her on Twitter @ladyleet or at http://thisdot.co/labs.

Sarah Jessica Leivers
Software Engineer
BBC

Sarah Jessica is a Software Engineer who works for the BBC Voice and Conversational Assistants team to help build Voice First Formats. Sarah Jessica believes that ‘talking with robots’ is the next great wave in HCI. In addition to her full-time role, Sarah Jessica is working towards her graduate degree in Software Engineering and Internet Architecture at The University of Bradford.

Trevor Livingston
Principal Architect
HomeAway

Trevor Livingston is a Principal Architect at HomeAway responsible for platform architecture and digital transformation. Trevor is a long-time Node.js developer and prior to HomeAway managed the KrakenJS team at PayPal.

Jessica Lord
Engineer

Jessica is a web developer focusing on open source tools to make the web more approachable; she is active in the Node.js and Electron communities. Her project Git-it is one of the top 10 most contributed-to projects on GitHub.

Gergely Nemeth
Engineering Manager
nemethgergely.com

Engineering manager, architect, conference speaker, focused on Node.js and its ecosystem. Loves a good cup of coffee. ☕️

Jay Phelps
Chief Software Architect
This Dot

Reactive programming nut and compiler enthusiast. Jay is the Chief Software Architect at This Dot, where they provide support, training, mentoring, and software design. Previously a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Lover of all things open source, his contributions span numerous ecosystems. RxJS core team alum and author of core-decorators, git-blame-someone-else, and co-author of redux-observable.

Guy Podjarny
CEO
Snyk

Guy Podjarny (@guypod) is Snyk’s co-founder and CEO, focusing on using open source and staying secure. Guy was previously CTO at Akamai following their acquisition of his startup, Blaze.io, and worked on the first web app firewall & security code analyzer. Guy is a frequent conference speaker & the author of O’Reilly “Securing Open Source Libraries”, "Responsive & Fast” and “High Performance Images”.

Gireesh Punathil
Software Engineer
IBM India

Gireesh Punathil is an Architect and Software developer with IBM India Software Labs, predominantly working in Java and Node.js. In 15 years of his career, he has been porting, developing and debugging web servers, virtual machines and compilers. His expertise is in problem isolation and determination of large and complex software modules. He has spoken at several Node.js and Java conferences.

Mike Samuel
Engineer
Google

Mike Samuel works on Google's technical infrastructure team improving libraries and programming languages to make it easier to produce secure & robust software. Mike has worked on JavaScript sandboxing, Secure EcmaScript and other language committee proposals, making template languages XSS-free, tweaking linkers to check system security properties, and providing end-to-end security via safe contract types. He is currently investigating full-stack security.

Gabriel Schulhof
Software Engineer
Intel of Canada, Ltd.

I have worked on both the front end and back end of the Web since 2012, first as a contributor to the jQuery projects jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, and the core jQuery library. I have since switched to the back end, working on delivering the new, ABI-stable Node.js API (N-API). I am a passionate supporter of Open Source, Open Governance, and Open Collaboration.

Alolita Sharma
Principal Technologist
AWS

Alolita Sharma is a Principal Technologist at AWS. She's an expert in internationalization and applying deep learning for natural language processing. She has led several engineering projects and teams at PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia and IBM. She serves on the board of Unicode Consortium, is an invited expert on W3C and ECMA workgroups. She speaks internationally on open source technologies for cloud, web, language technologies, deep learning and open standards such as Unicode.

Dan Shaw
CEO
dshaw LLC

Dan Shaw, aka “dshaw”, is dedicated to expanding Node.js and the Web Platform. He is known as "The Godfather of Node.js” for building community and aligning the needs of developers and business. Dan created the first consulting company focused Node.js, The Node Firm, and the first company to productize Node.js, NodeSource. He was instrumental in the formation of the Node.js Foundation. Today, Dan Shaw works across the industry helping companies leverage Node.js for strategic advantage.

James Snell
Open Source Architect
nearForm

James is an open source architect for nearForm and a core contributor to Node.js. He has worked on many of the newest Node.js features including HTTP/2, WHATWG URL, tracing, promises support, and more. His passion is empowering and supporting open source contribution in any form.

Rachel Tobac
CEO
SocialProof Security

Rachel is the CEO of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training them on social engineering risks. Rachel placed second two years in a row in the DEF CON hacking conference's Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest. In her remaining spare time, Rachel works as the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she empowers women to lead the converging fields.

Shelley Vohr
Software Engineer
GitHub

Shelley is a software engineer on the Electron team at GitHub who loves figuring out how to make things work. She's passionate about clean code & diving deep into tricky problems with Javascript, Ruby, and C++. Prior to GitHub, she worked at IFTTT, Transloc, and Embedly (now part of Medium). She's also a runner, explorer, and crossword puzzle fan powered by more coffee than a human should probably drink.

Cassidy Williams
Head of Developer Voice Programs
Amazon

Cassidy leads Developer Voice Programs at Amazon. She's active in the developer community and one of Glamour Magazine's 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn's Top Professionals 35 & Under. As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in meetups and events including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, SXSW, TEDx, and the United Nations. In her spare time, she likes working on side projects, playing music, and building mechanical keyboards.

Trent Willis
Senior UI Engineer
Netflix

Trent Willis is a Senior UI Engineer at Netflix, where he builds tools and applications to give other engineers insight into their products. He previously worked at LinkedIn and Grooveshark where he helped build products that reached millions of daily users. Additionally, he is the project lead for the QUnit JavaScript testing framework, a frequent contributor to various Open Source projects, and a self-professed music junkie.

Vanessa Yuen
Full Stack Engineer
GitHub

Vanessa is a Full Stack Engineer working on Electron at GitHub. Having grown up in Hong Kong, and lived in Toronto, Canada for over a decade, she is a recent transplant in Berlin, Germany. She is passionate about the intersection of art and technology, as well as creating top-notch developer experiences.

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