We are proud to welcome to the Node Summit stage some of the industry’s foremost thinkers and experts in the Ecosystem of Node.
Software engineer with strong focus on outreach and building cohesive teams. Extracurricular activities include study of robots and admiration for cephalopods.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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Vincenzo Chianese is an Italian Software developer currently working on Express Gateway.
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 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 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 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.
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Robert Dickert has been building apps with GraphQL and Node.js for the past two years. Before that he worked at the Meteor Development Group, the creators of Apollo. He has taught both introductory and advanced GraphQL classes at the GraphQL Summit as well as clients like Ticketmaster and Priceline.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Samarth is an Experience Developer at Adobe, where he builds prototypes and visualizations for the Search and Sensei team. Outside of work, he mentors at NodeSchool SF and Girls Who Code, explores new web APIs, and builds generative art snippets on Codepen.
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 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.
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.
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Amal brings her background as a web application developer and passion for automated testing to bear on conformance testing browsers for web platform interoperability. She has built complex web applications, traversed back-end, front-end and infrastructure management. Amal loves community and is a WomanTechMaker, organizer of GDG Cambridge and a co-host of the Web Platform Podcast. She also cares deeply about the open web platform and plans on using it to save the universe.
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 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 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.
Frontend developer, designer, and GIF master at Meadow. Co-organizer of NodeSchool Oakland.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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Building the future of cloud applications. Principal Architect @goserverless
Engineering manager, architect, conference speaker, focused on Node.js and its ecosystem. Loves a good cup of coffee. ☕️
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 (@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 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 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.
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.
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Ryan Schneider has worked as a backend and distributed engineer since 2004. Ryan has a BS in CS and MS in Software Development and Management. After years of software development and architecture he decided to blend his love for teaching and open source as an Education engineer at Elastic. Ryan currently works for Heptio as a Lead Education Engineer after being excited about the cloud native movement that the Kubernetes community is driving.
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 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, 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Brad is co-founder and CTO of Mixmax, a startup focused on bringing email into the 21st century. Prior, Brad began his career as an engineer on the Apple OS X team, worked as an engineer on Palm WebOS, and led an engineering team at Inkling. He has a BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.
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.
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April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a company that's bringing emotional intelligence to the software industry.
She has spent the past decade as a software engineer and technical leader at various Silicon Valley startups, building products in such fields as healthcare, education, gaming, and research. She also mentors technologists around the world and volunteers with organizations to teach coding.
When not coding or speaking, she enjoys writing, running ultramarathons, and cooking vegan food.
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.
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 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.