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Ted Neward currently labors on behalf of Smartsheet as the Director of Developer Relations, leveraging his speaking and writing experience to bring the joys of cloud-based spreadsheet and project management to the development world. During his more code-focused years, he specialized in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small 10-person shops. He is an authority in Java and .NET technologies, particularly in the areas of Java/.NET integration (both in-process and via integration tools like Web services), programming languages of all forms, back-end enterprise software systems, and virtual machine/execution engine plumbing.

He is the author or co-author of several books, including Professional F# 2.0, Effective Enterprise Java, C# In a Nutshell, SSCLI Essentials, Server-Based Java Programming, and a contributor to several technology journals. All told, he has written close to a hundred articles in both print and online form.

Ted is also an IBM Champion of Cloud, has been a Microsoft F# MVP (having also been an Architect and C# MVP in prior years), an F# Insider, C# Insider, and VB Insider, INETA speaker, former DevelopMentor instructor, PluralSight course author, frequent worldwide conference speaker, and a member of various Java JSRs.

He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two sons, dog, four cats, eight laptops, seven tablets, nine phones and a rather large utility bill.

Reach him at or visit his blog at




Randy Shoup is a veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups to mid-sized places to eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. Randy is currently VP Engineering at WeWork in San Francisco.


Earlier, Randy was Chief Engineer at eBay for 6 1/2 years, where he was responsible for multiple generations of eBay’s realtime search infrastructure. He was CTO and co-founder of a startup, and learned just how difficult and different it is to build a company from scratch. He was Director of Engineering at Google for Google App Engine, building and operating the world’s largest platform-as-a-service. He also spent a year and a half applying eBay and Google lessons consulting with startups and large enterprises on how to improve their organizations and technology.


He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.




Evelina is a Senior Research Data Scientist at The Alan Turing Institute,  the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial  intelligence. She is passionate about making data science understandable  and accessible to everyone. She also does machine learning and F#  trainings and is a partner at FsharpWorks.
 She originally started as a programmer but got interested in machine  learning early on and did a mathematics and machine learning oriented  PhD at the University of Cambridge. During her PhD, she worked on  Bayesian models for unsupervised learning that integrate heterogeneous  biomedical datasets. After that she worked in cancer research at the MRC  Cancer unit in Cambridge, where she focused on helping biologists  analyse genomic data.
 Outside of academia, she is also an avid speaker at developer conferences and she was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for her work in the F# community.




Russ Miles is Chief Scientist at Simplicity Itself where he specialises in working with his clients to help deliver simple and valuable software that thrives on change.

Russ’ experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 18 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.




With nearly 30 years professional software development under his belt, Mark is now available to help other developers, teams and companies stay up to date and competitive with current technology, including things like .NET Core, Docker and container tech, DevOps, and cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.




Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile and C#/.Net applications. She focuses on external thought leadership, encouraging fellow programmers to present on topics outside of the office and in the community. She is an international technical speaker and co-host of the YouTube channel "The Hello World Show" -- a weekly video series that interviews software masters and teaches the audience something valuable in less than 10 minutes. 

Heather encourages those with nontraditional backgrounds to enter the world of software development, as she changed careers at 27 and does not have a degree - yet has built a reputation as an early adapter of new tech. She is an advocate of women in tech, and part of Kansas City Women in Technology. When not coding, Heather spends her time as a competitive equestrian and learning the art of mounted archery.




Dylan Beattie is a systems architect and software developer,  who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. He's currently the CTO at Skills Matter in London, where he juggles his time between working on their software platform, supporting their conference and community teams, and speaking at various conferences and events they organise in London. From 2003 to 2018, he worked as webmaster, then IT Manager, and then systems architect at Spotlight (, where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and their codebase evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how everything from web standards and API design to Conway's Law and recruitment ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.
Dylan is actively involved in the international software development community. As well as his work with Skills Matter, he runs the London .NET User Group, he's on the programme committee for NDC Conferences, and he's a frequent speaker at conferences and technical events around the world.
Dylan grew up in southern Africa, moving to the UK with his family when he was ten. He's a Microsoft MVP and holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. He’s a guitar player and songwriter, known for creating musical parodies about software development. He's into skiing, scuba diving, Lego, cats, travel and photography, and he's normally found hanging around user groups, pubs and rock bars in London wearing a big black hat.




Developer, Community Guy and considered one of the last remaining grumpy old men, with a low tolerance for BS. Working at JetBrains, his passions include Web Development and Software Architecture. Written a few books and has been speaking at conferences for over a decade, on things he’s passionate about.




Paul Stack is a product / infrastructure coder and has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration, continuous delivery and good operational procedures and why they should be part of what developers and system administrators do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is more important as its development. Paul’s passions are the DevOps and Continuous Delivery movements and how they help the entire business and its customers.

He believes that reliably delivering software is more important as its development. Paul’s passions are the DevOps and Continuous Delivery movements and how they help the entire business and its customers





Tomas is a computer scientist, finishing his PhD at the University of Kent. He has been using F# since the early Microsoft Research versions many years ago.

He is the author of the popular (and F#-centric) book Real World Functional Programming, and has written numerous articles and StackOverflow answers. He has been a Microsoft C# MVP since 2004. He is also a frequent speaker at F# and .NET events, and a founding member of the F# Foundation.

He is the creator of the FSharp.Formatting library and has made major contributions to libraries such as FSharp.Data andDeedle.


Willow has been programming since she was seven years old. It started simple, with Scratch, but got more complicated as she learned more languages and platforms. Now, at the age of 12, she is building games in Unity3D with her dad; a long way from making Scratch move up and down on the screen. She hopes to become a world famous game designer, author, movie director, rock guitarist and Wimbledon champion.




Hard working, Dedicated, Perfectionist, Competitive, Fun, Outgoing, Loves learning and sharing knowledge. Over 10 years experience in frontend development. Loves frontend development, JavaScript frameworks especially @Vue.JS and improving performance with @webpack. 

Frontend and Fullstack Tech Degree and @Microsoft certified. International speaker. Organizer of @MallorcaJS and @VueSpain. Tech degree moderator for @treehouse and mentor for @openClassrooms. @webpack and @VueJS contributor.




Gabriel is the founder of Scalar Research, a full-service artificial intelligence & data science consulting firm. Scalar helps companies tackle complex business challenges with data-driven solutions leveraging cutting-edge machine learning and advanced analytics.

Previously, Gabriel was a B.S. & M.S. student in computer science at Stanford, where he conducted research on computer vision, deep learning, and quantum computing. He's also spent time at Google, Facebook, startups and investment firms.




Dr. Jonathan Graham is the CTO of Transaction Assurance Group, a company driving transparency and efficiency within the supply chains of wholesalers, buying groups, and retail chains. Some key clients are in the pharmaceutical space, where Jonathan draws on his experience working in drug development for GlaxoSmithKline.  

Jonathan continues to support the mission of Mined Minds Foundation, the non-profit he co-founded to bring software development opportunities to communities suffering from economic depression, and has co-founded and run a software development consultancy. He has spoken at international conferences on a range of subjects, including in-depth technical topics, scalability, control of quality, and developing agile teams. You might also have seen him live-coding music on stage at a club or festival. For the fun of his two giant Newfies, Jonathan is regularly taken for walks along the lakefront and through the beautiful city of Chicago.




Patrick Kua is the chief scientist of the mobile bank N26 (Berlin, Germany), where he is building the engineering group that will change modern retail banking for people like you and me. Formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks, he is the author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker, blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organisations and technology. You can find him blogging at and on twitter as @patkua




I am an explorer wandering in the land of programs. I am passionate about Open Source and contribute to many projects in my free time. During the day I build products that help customers and developers to have a better and enhanced experience. The motto of my life is "Docendo discimus".




At age 9 little David found a book in Russian called "Electronic Computational Machines" at the library and, after reading it in a single weekend, decided that this was what he wants to do with his life. Three years later he finally got to touch a computer for the first time and discovered that it was totally worth the wait. One thing led to another and now he’s an architect at Proofpoint. David is a software developer with over 18 years of industry experience, speaker, trainer, blogger and co-author of “Pro Couchbase Server”. He specializes in large-scale distributed system architecture.




Sirar Salih is a full-stack developer, solution architect and leader of the White Hat hacker hub at Making Waves. He is a very active community organizer, organizing meetups for the Azure User Group Norway and the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo. Sirar loves sharing knowledge and has experience from speaking at international conferences such as Build Stuff, the Norwegian Developers Conference and JavaZone. He also contributes to the open source community by blogging at:



Juan Luis is an experienced backend engineer working for Wallapop. He’s been working on multiple JVM based projects and has an extended experience in building Microservices. He started his career on Data Mining, worked on Angular based projects as Front End developer and enjoys participating in his teams as Scrum facilitator from time to time. Zen meditator in his free time, yoga and padel are also his passions apart from software.



Gerard is a Software Engineer at the Barcelona based company wallapop. Currently working as a Java/Kotlin backend engineer in high traffic systems and real time services he also had programmed iOS clients in Objective-C and Swift, so he always tried to understand the whole scenario.  Passionate in motorbike and traveling.

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