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

  • Ben Acker

    Ben Acker

  • Benjamin August

    Benjamin August

    Alpha Telefonica

  • Chris Bailey

    Chris Bailey

    IBM

  • Miroslav Bajtos

    Miroslav Bajtos

    IBM

  • Adam Baldwin

    Adam Baldwin

    npm

  • Diego Rodríguez Baquero

    Diego Rodríguez Baquero

    Inalambria

  • Daniel Brain

    Daniel Brain

    PayPal

  • Samantha Bretous

    Samantha Bretous

    Major League Soccer

  • Tanya Butenko

    Tanya Butenko

    Quantium

  • Maximiliano Castro

    Maximiliano Castro

    Axiom Zen

  • Arunesh Chandra

    Arunesh Chandra

    Microsoft

  • Joel Chen

    Joel Chen

    WalmartLabs

  • Matteo Collina

    Matteo Collina

    nearForm

  • Tierney Cyren

    Tierney Cyren

    NodeSource

  • Michael Dawson

    Michael Dawson

    IBM

  • Chris Dias

    Chris Dias

    Microsoft

  • Chase Douglas

    Chase Douglas

    Stackery

  • Finn Ellis

    Finn Ellis

    Slack

  • Monica Ene-Pietrosanu

    Monica Ene-Pietrosanu

    Intel

  • Bryan English

    Bryan English

    Intrinsic

  • Justin Fagnani

    Justin Fagnani

    Google

  • Daniel Foley

    Daniel Foley

    Zignal Labs

  • Giovanny Gongora

    Giovanny Gongora

    NodeSource

  • Beth Griggs

    Beth Griggs

    IBM

  • Alex Grigoryan

    Alex Grigoryan

    Walmart Labs

  • Paul Grock

    Paul Grock

    AutoFi

  • Joe Groseclose

    Joe Groseclose

    Spring

  • Eran Hammer

    Eran Hammer

    Sideway

  • Orandi Harris

    Orandi Harris

    QualityWorks Consulting Group Jamaica

  • Christopher Holmok

    Christopher Holmok

    HomeAway

  • Brian Holt

    Brian Holt

    Microsoft

  • Bryan Hughes

    Bryan Hughes

    Microsoft

  • Thomas Hunter II

    Thomas Hunter II

    Intrinsic

  • Colin Ihrig

    Colin Ihrig

    Joyent

  • Ben Ilegbodu

    Ben Ilegbodu

    Eventbrite

  • Zahidul Islam

    Zahidul Islam

    Deliverr

  • Hitesh Kanwathirtha

    Hitesh Kanwathirtha

    Microsoft

  • Timothy Kempf

    Timothy Kempf

    Meadow

  • Fernando Larranaga

    Fernando Larranaga

    Groupon

  • Matt Lavin

    Matt Lavin

    LifeOmic

  • Tracy Lee

    Tracy Lee

    This Dot

  • Sarah Jessica Leivers

    Sarah Jessica Leivers

    BBC

  • Trevor Livingston

    Trevor Livingston

    HomeAway

  • Thorsten Lorenz

    Thorsten Lorenz

    NodeSource

  • Jackie Luo

    Jackie Luo

    Square

  • Tara Manicsic

    Tara Manicsic

    Progress

  • Luca Maraschi

    Luca Maraschi

    nearForm

  • Matheus Marchini

    Matheus Marchini

    Sthima

  • Erin McKean

    Erin McKean

    IBM

  • Igor Minar

    Igor Minar

    Google

  • Ahmad Nassri

    Ahmad Nassri

    TELUS

  • Gergely Nemeth

    Gergely Nemeth

    nemethgergely.com

  • Manny Pamintuan

    Manny Pamintuan

    HomeAway

  • Jay Phelps

    Jay Phelps

    This Dot

  • Guy Podjarny

    Guy Podjarny

    Snyk

  • Gireesh Punathil

    Gireesh Punathil

    IBM India

  • Patricia Realini

    Patricia Realini

  • Felix Rieseberg

    Felix Rieseberg

    Slack

  • Nitish Sakhawalkar

    Nitish Sakhawalkar

    Slack Technologies

  • 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

  • Deian Stefan

    Deian Stefan

    UC San Diego and Intrinsic

  • Vikram Subramanian

    Vikram Subramanian

    Google

  • Gil Tayar

    Gil Tayar

    Applitools

  • Cullen Taylor

    Cullen Taylor

    IBM

  • Rachel Tobac

    Rachel Tobac

    SocialProof Security

  • Felipe Torres

    Felipe Torres

    Segment

  • Rich Trott

    Rich Trott

    UCSF

  • Vladimir de Turckheim

    Vladimir de Turckheim

    Sqreen

  • Taranveer Virk

    Taranveer Virk

    IBM

  • Shelley Vohr

    Shelley Vohr

    GitHub

  • Laurie Voss

    Laurie Voss

    npm

  • Cassidy Williams

    Cassidy Williams

    Amazon

  • Trent Willis

    Trent Willis

    Netflix

  • Yunong Xiao

    Yunong Xiao

    Netflix

  • Vanessa Yuen

    Vanessa Yuen

    GitHub

Ben Acker
Software Engineer

Software engineer with strong focus on outreach and building cohesive teams. Extracurricular activities include study of robots and admiration for cephalopods.

Benjamin August
Full Stack Engineer
Alpha Telefonica

Ben is a Full Stack Engineer with a focus on building scale-able APIs He likes to get involved with innovative technologies and activley shape our future and the way tech can improve the life of everybody. He also enables and support people to get into tech to not only understand thing they are using on an everyday basis but built and improve upon them.

Chris Bailey
Chief Architect, Cloud Native Runtimes
IBM

Chris is the Chris Architect for Cloud Native Runtimes at IBM, leading teams that contributing to open source communities for the Node.js, Java and Swift runtimes. Chris has worked on runtimes, programming languages, and application frameworks for almost 20 years, and has most recently been focussed on enhancing frameworks and providing modules to make it easier to build best-practice cloud native applications.

Miroslav Bajtos
Lead Node.js Engineer
IBM

Miroslav is a Senior Node.js Engineer at IBM, currently leading development of LoopBack.io, a popular open source API framework for Node.js he co-authored at StrongLoop. Miroslav has also made several improvements to Node.js debugging and maintained Node Inspector through Node.js v0.10 era. As a citizen of two worlds - the low-level Node.js core and a high-level API framework, he has a lot to say about practical implications of the new async/await feature.

Adam Baldwin
Head of Security
npm

Adam Baldwin is the Head of security at npm inc. He is the founder of the Node Security Project & talks about javascript security non-stop. In his free time Adam enjoys doing basically the exact same stuff he does for work, also raising chickens, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 2 children.

Diego Rodríguez Baquero
Senior Software Developer
Inalambria

Diego (@DiegoRBaquero) is a Senior Full Stack Developer building new products with Node.js in the innovation group of Inalambria, a Colombian messaging platform. He just finished an undergrad in Systems and Computing Engineering and is starting a Masters of Software Engineering in August, 2018. He's passionate about technology and research. Currently a core maintainer of WebTorrent and contributor to many projects. Advocate of open source and education.

Daniel Brain
Principal Software Engineer
PayPal

Daniel is a lead engineer in the Checkout team at PayPal. He has recently been responsible for open sourcing PayPal's suite of cross-domain component libraries, and building out their next-generation public web sdk.

Samantha Bretous
Software Engineer
Major League Soccer

Software Engineer at MLS blending the gap between web and mobile development through universal components. By day Samantha codes and is a DIY’er. At night she sleeps.

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.

Maximiliano Castro
Software Engineer
Axiom Zen

Software Engineer at Axiom Zen, recently working on CryptoKitties and Kittyverse, for the past few years working mostly as a Front end developer but transitioning to a full stack.

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.

Joel Chen
Principal Architect
WalmartLabs

Joel Chen is Principal Architect of Customer Engineering leading the Web Application Platform at WalmartLabs. He’s been developing software for 20 years with experience in low level embedded systems to large scale Enterprise systems. He has been focusing primarily on NodeJS since 2013. After successfully lead the migration of PayPal checkout to NodeJS and AngularJS, he joined WalmartLabs and lead the migration of the Web platform to NodeJS and ReactJS.

Matteo Collina
Principal Architect
nearForm

Matteo is a Principal Architect at nearForm and a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. Matteo authored the Mosca MQTT broker, the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Matteo spoke at several international conferences: Node.js Interactive, NodeConf.eu, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia and WebRebels to name a few. He is also co-author of the book "Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition".

Tierney Cyren
Developer Advocate
NodeSource

Tierney is Chairperson of the Node.js Community Committee and a member of multiple Node.js working groups and initiatives. He worked on contributing to Node.js at college in his spare time, and now writes tutorials and articles for the Community, with the goal of always enabling and empowering those who want to learn about Node.js and its vibrant ecosystem.

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.

Chris Dias
Principal Program Manager
Microsoft

Chris Dias is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft working on Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, and Azure. VS Code and TypeScript are two of Microsoft’s flagship open source projects, enabling developers on Mac, Linux, and Windows to easily build and deploy modern Node applications. Chris works with many teams across Microsoft to ensure that Azure is a great platform to run modern, enterprise ready, global scale Node based applications in the public and private clouds.

Chase Douglas
CTO
Stackery

Chase Douglas is the co-founder and CTO of Stackery.io, which provides DevOps tools for serverless velocity. His experience spans the gamut of technical and managerial, specifically focused on how teams of developers build products collaboratively. In prior roles he has been a VP of engineering at a web application security company, technical architect of the New Relic Browser product, and an architect of the multitouch implementation for the Linux desktop.

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.

Bryan English
Software Engineer and Poutine Artist
Intrinsic

Bryan is a JavaScript developer with a decade of professional software development experience. Node.js security is his current game. He is Software Engineer & Poutine Artist at Intrinsic and is a Node.js core collaborator. Ask Bryan about Intrinsic's new Node and Lambda security products!

Justin Fagnani
Software Engineer
Google

Justin has been working on web development tools for over 9 years at Google - from founding the App Maker project to leading the Polymer Tools team. He is also the creator of the lit-html templating library, and helps shape the Web Components standards. When not trying to make the web platform better for developers and users, he enjoys playing organ in funk bands and guiding his little son through the world.

Daniel Foley
Senior Software Engineer
Zignal Labs
Giovanny Gongora
Support Engineer
NodeSource

I am Support Engineer at NodeSource. At NodeSource I spend time coding on products, giving talks and fixing other companies issues related to Node.js. I created my own lisp based language, a CSS framework and a ton of C libs, all of this because I enjoy experiment and learn. Previously worked at Mozilla porting Firefox OS to ARM devices, building IoT tools for web developers and speaking about Rust, Node.js and embedded OS development.

Beth Griggs
Node.js Developer
IBM

Beth Griggs is a Software Engineer working in IBM Runtimes, working on a variety of projects all with a focus on the Node.js runtime. Her work spans from building, testing, and contributing to the Open Source Node.js runtime, to creating a Yeoman.io based generator that scaffolds Cloud Native Node.js applications with integrable services.

Alex Grigoryan
Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Application Platform and Online Grocery
Walmart Labs

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 Walmart Labs, Alex was leading the team in charge of building the checkout experience at PayPal.

Paul Grock
Senior Software Engineer
AutoFi

Paul is a co-organizer of SFNode and mentors regularly at NodeSchool in Oakland. He works as a Senior Software Engineer at AutoFi. He's been active in the Node community since 2014 and enjoys spreading the good word. Tall. Really tall.

Joe Groseclose
Lead Engineer
Spring

Currently Lead Engineer at Spring, growing engineers and engineering teams working on providing cross-brand, inventory-less eCommerce solutions. Previously a Technical Architect at Lifion, by ADP, building the next generation of Human Resources Management applications in NodeJS, focused on improving the way Lifion approached performance, complexity, monitoring, and developer experience. Patented inventor of many things JavaScript. Co-Founder of two tech startups built using NodeJS.

Eran Hammer
Founder
Sideway

Eran Hammer is an avid open source developer. He is the creator and lead maintainer of hapi.js, a leading node ecosystem that powers some of the world largest web applications. In his work at Walmart, Yahoo, and Citi, Eran lead engineering teams building large scale distributed systems. With Sideway, Eran's career of empowering developers to be more productive and happier is turning into new tools with a focus on holistic performance.

Orandi Harris
QA Consultant
QualityWorks Consulting Group Jamaica

Orandi Harris is a QA Consultant at QualityWorks Consulting Group Jamaica. For the past two years, he has utilized Node.js to create automated test suites for various web and mobile applications. He's committed to the enhancement of Jamaica through the advancement of technology. He is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica, a chief ambassador for the organisation Youth Can Do IT as well as a member of the Jamaica Computer Society.

Christopher Holmok
Node.js Developer
HomeAway

Christopher Holmok started writing code on TRS-80s in the library of his elementary school. This led to working at companies like Microsoft, Myspace, RetailMeNot and currently HomeAway. He has enjoyed working with JavaScript for over 15 years and has been focusing on Node.js for the past 7 years building everything from data pipelines to large scale web applications. He is part of the team helping HomeAway to re-platform web applications to Node.js.

Brian Holt
Senior Cloud Developer Advocate
Microsoft

Sir Brian is a knight in the Azure Order and swears fealty to Lord Clippy of House Microsoft. Before obtaining knighthood, he was a vassal in the Great Houses of Netflix, LinkedIn and Reddit. When not working the land or dreaming of life at court, Brian finds time to teach on Frontend Masters, run his mouth on Front End Happy Hour, travel all over the world, and play with his adorable dog.

Bryan Hughes
Technical Evangelist
Microsoft

Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft and long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, and Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool. Outside of tech, Bryan is an amateur photographer, occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Thomas Hunter II
Principal Software Engineer
Intrinsic

Thomas is the author of Advanced Microservices and a prolific public speaker with a passion for reducing complex problems into simple language and diagrams. His career includes working at Fortune 50's in the Midwest, co-founding a successful startup, and everything in between.

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.

Zahidul Islam
Full-Stack Engineer
Deliverr

Zahidul Islam is a full-stack engineer at Deliverr, Inc. He is passionate about designing chatbot and voice user experience. His current superpower are JavaScript, Nodejs, Conversational AI and NLU. He organize Chatbot SF Meetup in San Francisco. Once a month you will find him mentoring in NodeSchool Oakland and San Francisco.

Hitesh Kanwathirtha
Software Engineering Manager
Microsoft

Hitesh Kanwathirtha is a lead engineer on the Microsoft Edge team working on the Chakra JavaScript runtime. He is a great believer in the power of open web technologies to solve real-world problems. He focuses on Node and diagnostics, and is working on helping the community solve real issues with initiatives like N-API.

Timothy Kempf
Front End Developer
Meadow

Frontend developer, designer, and GIF master at Meadow. Co-organizer of NodeSchool Oakland.

Fernando Larranaga
Software Engineer
Groupon

Fernando is a Software Engineer that spends his days coding at Groupon. On his free time, he’s a Wrestling Advocate making Lucha Things with JavaScript, co-organizes the San Francisco chapter of NodeSchool, writes tutorials and articles about all things JS and works remotely on Noders: The Most Electrifying JavaScript Community in Latin America.

Matt Lavin
Software Architect
LifeOmic

Matt Lavin is software engineer who is bringing his engineering mindset to health problems. He is at LifeOmic using a serverless architecture to help researchers and clinicians understand their data and drive better health outcomes for patients. Matt has been building production applications with AWS and Node.js for five years, is applying his performance analysis experience to AWS Lambda functions, and is excited to save people time and headaches by sharing what he's learned.

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.

Thorsten Lorenz
Senior Software Engineer
NodeSource

Thorsten is a Jazz musician turned developer and is excited about Node.js and its community. The fast turnaround from idea to working module has proven addictive for him and led to lots of modules which ended up on github and/or npm. Lately he has been focusing on understanding the Node.js stack in more depth, focusing on libuv and v8. He's most interested in improving the debuggability and inspectability of Node.js. Thorsten works for NodeSource.

Jackie Luo
Software Engineer
Square

Jackie is a software engineer at Square. She previously worked at a startup called Nylas, where she worked on projects like N1, the open-source, extensible email client built on Electron. She lives in San Francisco and spends too much time on Twitter.

Tara Manicsic
Developer Advocate
Progress

Tara Z. Manicsic is a lifelong student, teacher, and maker. She has spent her career using JavaScript on both back-end and front-end to create applications. A Developer Advocate for Progress, Google Developer Expert, and international technical speaker, she focuses on conveying the codebase she has learned. Tara works in her community to educate and learn from other developers. Tara launched & directs the Cincinnati Chapter of Women Who Code and the Cincinnati branch of NodeSchool.

Luca Maraschi
Principal Architect
nearForm

Luca is Principal Architect and Mad Scientist at nearForm. His expertise varies from designing enterprise architecture to designing programming languages, bringing innovation with a touch of craziness. Active sustainer of open-source and bleeding edge technologies, he was attracted by node.js from 0.2.0. He is an active Node.js collaborator and contributor while he enjoys his free time playing golf, kite-surfing and snowboarding.

Matheus Marchini
Software Developer
Sthima

Matheus is a Software Developer at Sthima and a Node.js core collaborator with a passion for Open Source, Diagnostics, and Agile Culture. He's most active in the Diagnostics and Build Working Groups, and his current work involves improvements to Node.js diagnostic tools such as llnode and making Linux perf work well with V8.

Erin McKean
Developer Advocate
IBM

Erin McKean loves talking about APIs and Javascript to anyone who will stand still long enough. Before Node.js, she dabbled in Ruby, HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark, and still finds herself writing bash scripts on a regular basis. Erin is also the founder of Wordnik.com, which has a lot of fun APIs! She is an honorary fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and in her spare time she sews clothes and makes Twitterbots.

Igor Minar
Angular Lead
Google

Igor is a software engineer at Google. He is a lead on the Angular project, practitioner of test driven development, open source enthusiast, hacker. In his free time, Igor enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, doing outdoor activities (including but not limited to sports, gardening and building retaining walls).

Ahmad Nassri
Principal Architect
TELUS

Advocate of all things open-source, Founder at Tech Masters, Mentor at Node School Toronto, Director at Full Stack Toronto. In his spare time, Ahmad blogs on Technology & Leadership, mentors early stage startups, and builds open-source projects used by thousands of developers world wide. Previously lead a global team of engineers as VP of Engineering at Kong, a San Francisco based startup, focused on powering API driven software.

Gergely Nemeth
Engineering Manager
nemethgergely.com

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

Manny Pamintuan
Software Engineer and Full-Time Friend
HomeAway

Manny is one of the contributors to "Catalyst", the new Web Application Platform at HomeAway using Node.js, Hapi and React. He joined HomeAway as a recent graduate with no prior experience to Node.js or JavaScript and learned along the way. In a past life he was a graduate chemical engineer. Amateur kombucha brewer. Slothy and slow boulderer. Have heart. Tinkerer. Tacos.

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.

Patricia Realini
Front End Developer

Patricia Realini is a front end developer, a speaker, and an artist from Los Angeles, CA shining a spotlight on how we can shape the relationships in technology and society to build a more inclusive future. They run Node Together, a workshop supporting under represented minorities in Node JS, and direct inclusivity efforts for Empire JS. In their past lives they have been a chef, an event producer, and a Tae Kwon Do instructor.

Felix Rieseberg
Staff Software Engineer
Slack

Felix is a Staff Software Engineer and Windows Lead at Slack, a member of the Electron maintainers group, a fan of both web and desktop technologies, and an eater of too much candy. Recently, he wrote O'Reilly's "Introducing Electron" and produces a whole lot of open-source Node modules.

Nitish Sakhawalkar
Software Engineer
Slack Technologies

Nitish is an engineer working on the Desktop Team at Slack in San Francisco. He is very passionate about the web and has been involved in building cross-platform applications that work anywhere from a traditional TV set top box to smart devices. Most recently, he has been collaborating with smart minds for developing the open source electron project. Besides solving cross-platform application challenges, he enjoys listening to Classical Indian music and practicing Reiki healing.

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.

Deian Stefan
Assistant Professor and Chief Scientist
UC San Diego and Intrinsic

Deian is an Assistant Professor in the UCSD CSE Department and Chief Scientist at Intrinsic, a web security start-up he co-founded. Deian’s research interests span security, programming languages, and systems. He is particularly interested in building secure systems, such as browsers and language runtime systems, by applying programming language techniques and analysis. Deian is also a member of the W3C WebAppSec and the Node.js Security working groups.

Vikram Subramanian
Software Engineer
Google

Vikram works at Google and a member of the Angular team. He works on Angular Universal which enables running Angular applications on Node.js for server side rendering. Recently he has been working on integrating Node.js into build and production environments at Google.

Gil Tayar
Senior Software Architect
Applitools

From the olden days of DOS, Gil was, is, and always will be a software developer. He has co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapses, and designed cloudy projects at Wix. His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Senior Architect at Applitool, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.

Cullen Taylor
Developer Advocate
IBM

I have been a Developer Advocate at IBM since 2017, focusing on container technologies. Before that, I did devops-y stuff for various OpenStack cloud projects. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar and traveling.

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.

Felipe Torres
Software Engineer
Segment

Engineer by trade, educator at heart. I’m very passionate about software communities and all things web, that’s why I started Noders.com, a software community around JavaScript, and with the help of the team, they run a bunch JavaScript events on Chile 🇨🇱!

Rich Trott
Director, Center for Knowledge Management
UCSF

Rich is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. He is a prolific contributor to Node.js focusing particularly on tests. Rich also runs NodeTodo (http://nodetodo.org/) to assist others who wish to get started contributing to Node.js. Rich works in the UCSF Library as the Director of the Center for Knowledge Management.

Vladimir de Turckheim
Lead Node.js Engineer
Sqreen

Vladimir is an active contributor of the Node.js project especially in the Security Working Group. He has been leading the ecosystem security initiative in the WG. He has been publishing multiple articles regarding Node.js security and performance.

Taranveer Virk
Software Engineer
IBM

Taranveer is a developer of LoopBack, the popular open source Node.js API creation framework. He joined the LoopBack team at IBM in June 2017, focusing on helping the rewrite that had been kicked off earlier in the year. He created the new boot module for LoopBack 4, validated extensibility of framework by creating extensions and has helped shape the developer experience for both consuming and developing the framework.

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.

Laurie Voss
COO
npm

I’ve been a web developer for 22 years and I’m currently the co-founder and COO of npm, Inc.. I care deeply about making the web bigger, better and accessible to everyone.

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.

Yunong Xiao
Principal Software Engineer
Netflix

Yunong is a principal software engineer at Netflix, where he is the tech lead of the API platform. He spent stints of his career at AWS and Joyent, where he worked on distributed systems and helped to shape and build several cloud computing products such as AWS IAM and Manta. He also maintains the open source Node.js framework restify. Yunong received a BaSc with honours in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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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