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Adina Halter

Sr. Principal Engineering Architect for Accessibility, Comcast

Adina Halter is Sr. Principal Engineering Architect for Accessibility at Comcast where she engineers innovative and aspirational science accessibility solutions to ensure our customers with disabilities have the best possible home and entertainment experience. Adina started her career out of college as a 3D animator before moving into print design and then web design and development. She then expanded into...
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Talk: Humanizing Technology: What Accessible Design Offers Us

Anatoly Polinsky

Director of Zeros and Ones, Chariot Solutions

Anatoly loves people, music and coding. He went from "ZX Spectrum The Great" to IBM z/Series and then back to human oriented hardware. He works at Chariot Solutions where he has an opportunity to hack on Clojure, Java, Go, Rust, deep learning and this thing people call big data. In his free time he drinks scotch, smokes hookah, jams some...
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Talk: FaaD: Frameworks as a Disease

Artem Chistyakov

Lead Engineer, Betterment

Artem works at Betterment, where he and his brilliant teammates are making the Betterment for Advisors platform a little better every day. He believes that having a lot of fun is key to building quality software. He writes an indy blog where he shares his joy for programming all kinds of things in various programming languages. Outside of work, Artem...
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Talk: Choosing Your Giants: Principles for Navigating the Landscape of Emerging Technology

Austin Rochford

Chief Data Scientist, Kibo Commerce

Austin Rochford is the Chief Data Scientist at Kibo Commerce. He is a recovering mathematician and is passionate about math education, Bayesian statistics, and machine learning.

Talk: Open Source Bayesian Inference in Python with PyMC3

Chris Baglieri

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Blackfynn

Chris Baglieri is an engineer and engineering leader currently serving as Senior Vice President Product for Blackfynn, a clinical data technology company focused on improving clinical outcomes and accelerating therapeutics broadly for neurological disease. With a deep interest in applying software and computational techniques to data rich environments in the life sciences and healthcare, Chris brings decades of experience building...
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Talk: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Through Data Science

Dan Pilone

CEO & CTO, Element 84, Inc.

Dan Pilone is CEO & CTO of Element 84, a software development firm specializing in large scale geospatial data systems and remote sensing, and oversees the architecture, design, and development for Element 84's commercial and government clients including NASA, USGS, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Capella Space. He has supported NASA's Earth Observing System for nearly 13 years; currently...
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Talk: Looking over the edge: Bridging the gaps between geospatial data, cloud computing, and local disaster response organizations

Daniel Steinberg

Author, and Trainer

Daniel is the author of more than a dozen books including the best selling books A SwiftUI Kickstart, A Swift Kickstart, and Dear Elena. He has written apps for the iPhone and the iPad since the SDKs first appeared and has written programs for the Mac all the way back to System 7. Daniel presents iPhone, Cocoa, and Swift training...
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Talk: SwiftUI and Combine changes Everything

Don Coleman

CIO, Chariot Solutions

Don is a software developer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino, and other hardware. He works as the CIO of Chariot Solutions, and is an adjunct professor at NYU. Don is the co-author of Make:Bluetooth and Beginning NFC.

Drew DeCarme

Consultant, Chariot Solutions

Drew found his love for interface engineering very early on in his career and hasn’t looked back since. After almost 10 years in specializing in the front-end space and working for all sizes and shapes of companies, Drew has finally found a home here with us at Chariot as a front-end consultant. He loves everything there is about engineering and...
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Talk: Typesafe Design Systems

Etienne Caron

Developer, Shopify

Etienne Caron is a staff developer at Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce company. He is also part of Google's Developer Expert program, and an instructor for Caster.io. Etienne has been an active member of the Android developer community in Montreal since 2010, and regularly devotes his time to mentoring startups, developers and students in the mobile space.

Talk: Coroutine + Flow = MVI

Evan Oslick

Software Security Architect, Vertex Inc.

I am currently a software security architect at Vertex, Inc. I have spent 15 years in the application security space after spending 7 years as a software engineer. I have created software assurance programs, vulnerability assessments, pen testing, software architecture, threat modeling, and all things software. I love automating things and can sometimes spend way too much time trying to...
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Talk: Software security: Can it keep up with the current speed of development?

James Ward

Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform

James Ward is a nerd / software developer who shares what he learns with others though presentations, blogs, demos, and code. After over two decades of professional programming, he is now a self-proclaimed Typed Pure Functional Programming zealot but often compromises on his ideals to just get stuff done. After spending too many sleepless nights in data centers repairing RAID...
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Talk: The Evolution of Object Oriented Programming

Jessica Kerr

Development Consultant and Speaker, JessiTRON

Jessica Kerr is a symmathecist, in the medium of code. She believes in learning systems made of learning parts: enthusiastic people and evolving software. In twenty years of professional software development, she has worked in languages from Java to Scala and Clojure, from Ruby to Elixir and Elm, from bash to TypeScript and PowerShell. In her years as a conference...
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Talk: Investigation and Creation of Software

Jonathan Ellis

Co-Founder & CTO, DataStax

Jonathan is co-founder and CTO of DataStax, delivering Apache Cassandra for the enterprise. Prior to that, he built a multi-petabyte, scalable storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for backup service Mozy.

Talk: The next five years in databases

Josh Smith

Director of UI/UX, Vertex Inc.

Josh leads the operational effectiveness of the user research, product design, and UI development capabilities at Vertex, Inc, which delivers the world’s most valued tax solutions for companies to connect, transact and comply while growing their business. With over a decade of experience providing design leadership and creative direction, he’s passionate about the customer experience, cultures of learning, and coaching...
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Talk: DesignOps: Integrating Product Design into your SDLC

Josh Suereth

Staff Software Engineer, Google

Josh Suereth is a Staff Software Engineer at Google LLC. He is a member of the Scala Language Improvement Process committee, and a contributor to open source. He's the author of Scala in Depth, and currently tackling assistant technologies in his day to day work.

Joshua Barry

Site Reliability Engineer, Google

Josh is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. Though fluent in many (programming) languages, Josh's current focus is on applications of Golang and using it to solve common sources of toil across application landscapes. Originally a Database Engineer focused on Microsoft SQL and Oracle technology stacks, he has since transitioned into working with SAP on Google Cloud trying to find...
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Talk: Applications of Go

Julia Kastner

VP of Product, Neuroflow

Julia Kastner is the VP of Product at NeuroFlow, a digital health technology and analytics company promoting behavioral health access and engagement in all care settings. Julia oversees all aspects of product development, design, and data science at the company. Prior to NeuroFlow, her product management experience included a senior role at Monetate, an A/B testing and website personalization company....
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Talk: Measuring success: Making sure your product organizations ship valuable code

Keith Gregory

AWS Practice Lead, Chariot Solutions

Keith Gregory has been programming computers since 1977, making a living from it since 1984, and doing it on AWS since 2008. In that time he has worked on a variety of applications, from real-time data acquisition systems to business intelligence applications built on massively-parallel databases.

Talk: Accounts as a Service: Why we have 50+ AWS accounts, and why you should too

Ken Rimple

Director of Training and Mentoring Services, Chariot Solutions

Ken almost started "coding" at an early age when he used a battery, two wires and an old flashcube to make a flashlight (those in the other room saw a blinding flash, then heard screams of agony). Dodging this early accident, he never stops learning how to break things. He is Chariot’s Training Services director, and writes and teaches courses...
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Talk: Serverless, Schmerverless… Why should I care?

Kevin Qian

Core Team Member of Deno

Kevin is one of the earliest contributors and a core team member of Deno, a new TypeScript/JavaScript runtime, and drew the current project logo. He enjoy working on Web stuff, and had also worked on other open source projects such as Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). He is currently studying computer and network security at Stanford.

Martin Snyder

VP of Engineering, Pinnacle 21

Martin is a technology executive with extensive experience in the software industry that includes building and driving high-performance product development organizations. He is currently Vice President of Engineering at Pinnacle 21, which enables Life Sciences organizations to measure and improve the quality of their submission data. Prior to that, he spent much of his career as CTO of Wingspan Technology,...
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Talk: All Kinds of Free

Matt Gilbride

Consultant, Chariot Solutions

Matt is a software engineer and consultant with us at Chariot Solutions. After starting his career as a logistics analyst, he fell in love with all things programming, and has been tinkering ever since. As a server-side developer turned front-end guy, he's hoping to help connect the dots from the database all the way to the designer.

Talk: Typesafe Design Systems

Matthew Hanson

Senior Software Engineer, Element 84, Inc.

Matthew Hanson started studying photographic science in the early 1990's, when traditional photography was being replaced with digital imaging. This led to further studies into remote sensing and digital image processing where he worked developing algorithms in registration, object detection and identification for government applications. In 2010 Matthew transitioned to working on earth science applications - climate change, biomass estimation,...
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Nancy Coblenz

OG Rebel & CEO, Rebel Role Model

Nancy Coblenz is the CEO of Rebel Role Model, a tactical consulting & implementation firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, execution and revenue driving initiatives, specifically for high tech companies in ed-tech, robotics, augmented/virtual reality, genetic testing, IOT, smart infrastructure and automotive. In addition, her award winning digital media agency nurtures an online community built with end to end...
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Talk: How Robotics, Augmented & Virtual Reality Will Make Us Human Again

Neel Mitra

Specialist Solutions Architect on IoT for the Americas, Amazon Web Services

Neel Mitra is currently a Specialist Solutions Architect on IoT for the Americas at Amazon Web Services. He is a seasoned leader who spent 15+ years in the industry obsessing about customers across different industry segments such as Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Retail, Automotive, Avionics, and others. A public speaker, Author, and an Evangelist who is passionate about learning emerging Technologies...
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Peter Fleming

Head of Product & UX Design, Chariot Solutions

Pete is an experienced product design leader who turns insights about people into positive impact for organizations. He brings a wide range of experience, from building diverse design teams to nurturing a culture of innovation, as well as evangelizing the role of design in business. Outside of work Pete is active in the education innovation community, including volunteer work for...
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Talk: Viewing The Software World Through ‘Risk’ Colored Glasses

Richard Feldman

Author, Elm in Action

Richard is a functional programmer who specializes in pushing the limits of browser-based UIs. He’s built seamless-immutable, a JavaScript immutables library that seamlessly interoperates with normal JS collections; elm-css, a CSS preprocessor where you write Elm instead of CSS; and Dreamwriter, a long-form writing Web App written in Elm which works like a desktop app in the absence of an...
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Talk: The Next Paradigm Shift in Programming

Rob Napier

iOS Developer

Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits, and maintainer of the RNCryptor encryption format. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Then he was a Mac developer for Dell. Today, he shapes music over Bluetooth for Logitech, explores old ideas in new languages, and helps developers keep their products a...
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Talk: Advanced Text Layout

Sara Kimmich

Data Scientist, ATA, LLC.

Sara Kimmich is a cognitive scientist by training, and full-stack developer, data scientist and certified scrum master by trade. She focuses on building better-than-agile systems in the workplace. With experience leading teams ranging from small, co-located agile software teams to distributed online teams of nearly a thousand, she teaches practical and quantitative strategies for successful tech development. She cares about...
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Talk: Rapid Prototyping Verifiable Software Architecture

Steve Boak

VP of Product Design, Datadog

Steve is the VP of Product Design at Datadog, the monitoring and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams and business users in the cloud age. He’s been designing enterprise developer tools for the last 10 years, and was previously the co-founder and head of product at Opsee. He also co-hosted Don’t Make Me Code, a podcast on Developer Experience...
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Talk: Designing Workhorse Tools

Theo Schlossnagle

Founder & CTO, Circonus

Theo founded Circonus in 2010, and continues to be its principal architect. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in computer science, he went on to research resource allocation techniques in distributed systems during four years of post-graduate work. In 1997, Theo founded OmniTI, which has established itself as the go-to source for organizations facing today's most...
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Talk: Latency SLOs Done Right

Various Speakers

Lightning Talks

The following speakers will be presenting 5-minute lightning talks at ETE. Kevin Grainer Consultant, Chariot Solutions Kevin Grainer is a consultant for Chariot Solutions. Kevin has been programming enterprise systems since 1999. Kevin has been coding solutions with Spring since the 1.x days and still finds joy in building complex relational structures and matching Java beans. Kevin has worked on...
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Talk: Lightning Talks