Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals, who thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.
He is an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), dozens of video presentations, and spoken at hundreds of developers conferences worldwide. His topics include software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, cutting edge software innovations, and includes a business-focused book and video on improving technical presentations.
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Jim is the owner/principal of Guidepost Systems which lets him engage directly with struggling organizations. He's also an Executive Consultant at Pillar Technology where he works with organizations trying to improve their software delivery process.
He has been in various corners of the IT world since joining the US Air Force in 1982. He's spent time in LAN/WAN and server management roles in addition to many years helping teams and customers deliver great systems. Jim has worked with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies to improve their delivery processes and ship better value to their customers.
When not at work you might find Jim in the kitchen with a glass of wine, playing Xbox, hiking with his family, or banished to the garage while trying to practice his guitar.
Elena is a test engineer and a test coach with nearly 15y of professional experience. Being a daughter of a software developer, you could say she took the path of a software tester as early as her childhood. Listed in the "Next 125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye on Always".
Currently Elena applies her skills at AKQA in Berlin. This involves all kinds of testing activities, manual or automated, and helps her stay on track with the latest and pioneering technologies.
In addition, she takes part in hiring testers and helps them develop and grow through coaching sessions, tech talks, and workshops.
Got PhD in applied mathematics at Brandenburg University of Technology (Cottbus, Germany). Is currently a research associate at Max Planck Institute (Leipzig, Germany) and an AI-evangelist at ABBYY. Ivan is studying new AI work principles which could help us to understand how our brain works.
Ang is a Software Engineer in Google focusing on Tools and Infrastructure for mobile testing. Ang spent a few years on Android OS development before moving to broader Google missions. His current infrastructure project supports the testing of a wide range of Google products from mobile apps, to hardware platforms, to cutting-edge applications like VR/AR and Loon.
Jessica Ingrassellino is a musician, teacher, philosopher, researcher, programmer, business owner, and software tester from New York. Before becoming a software tester, she was a full-time music teacher in New York City public schools. In 2015, she completed a dissertation about assessment and school music; in 2016, she wrote "Python Projects for Kids". She runs teachcode.org, working to bring coding education to underserved communities.
Up until recently Kirill was a lead developer at Alfa-Lab. He was developing different banking APIs, forming principles and tools related to microservice architecture. He is a fan of Groovy, Gradle, Spring and Netflix technologies stack. Kirill is a resident of famous Russian IT-podcast "Razbor Poletov". He knows DevOps methodology like the palm of his hand and has four years' experience of its production usage.
iOS Teamlead @Uber in Uber Rewards organization.
Prior to that Yury oversaw mobile and web team at SAP CIS for several years. He was involved in web and mobile project implementations in the following enterprises: Gazprom, Lukoil, Bashneft, Sberbank, Gazprom, Severstal, SurgutNefteGaz, SOCAR, UkrTransGaz, Petrobras, DONG Energy, National Grid and others.
At Digital Security Denis analyses security of web applications and companies' local networks. He keeps up with new trends in organizing system infrastructure and keeping those systems secure, such as k8s, cloud solutions, serverless. Denis is passionate about different ways of automating pentesters' routine tasks, writing his own scripts, and analyzing efficiency of existing solutions. Bug bounter, researcher, speaker, and other fancy words.
Anatoliy is a Java Architect with more than 8 years of experience in design and developing software applications. Interested in microservice architecture, test-driven development, object-oriented design and concurrency. Writes a blog about Java and Spring Framework. Active contributor to open source software. Public speaker at meetups about Java, software development and TDD.
Oliver is Head of Development and Software Architect at diconium digital solutions in Berlin. He is an active Apache committer and contributes to a range of open source projects, mainly to jQAssistant. He also publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and magazines with a strong focus on Java. He is passionate about innovative systems and ideas, especially in connection with Java but also on DevOps-related topics. Oliver leads the Java Usergroup Berlin-Brandenburg, is one of the organisers of the Hackergarten in Berlin and helps organise several conferences.
Senior Software Test Automation Engineer, Badoo, London, UK. 10+ years experience in automation of mobile apps. Viktar writes tests on Java / Ruby. He likes to explore the world, investigate issues with Fault Fail и Fault Pass tests.
Virtualisation expert and reverse engineer. Author of the following articles: "Overview of the Intel SMEP technology and its partial bypassing on Windows 8", "Aligning the stars: Kernel pool spraying and VMware CVE-2013-2406", and "Windows 8.1 Kernel Patch Protection — PatchGuard". Artem's areas of expertise are development of reverse engineering tools and low-level programming. He spoke at Positive Hack Days и ZeroNights conferences.
Shelley Lambert is the Test Lead for IBM Runtime Technologies team. She and her team test open and freely available JDK implementations and have delivered the test strategy, test code base, and test frameworks into the Eclipse OMR, Eclipse OpenJ9 and AdoptOpenJDK projects. She is a committer at OpenJ9 and AdoptOpenJDK, where she also serves on the TSC and draws stories and lessons from her experiences in the open projects where she is most active.
Nisan Haramati is a software engineer who works on distributed data systems and their verification at Wallaroo Labs.
Having built and supported a variety of large-scale distributed data systems, he is passionate about making it easier to build robust distributed applications that produce high-quality data.
In his ideal world, the data could prove its own correctness, but in reality, we need to build trust in the systems that we use.
Nisan has a B.Sc from the University of British Columbia.
Jack Vanlightly is a software architect and engineer with a focus on distributed systems, messaging systems and automation. He usually can be found working on projects related to event-driven architectures, systems reliability, test strategy and automation. He is active in the open source world, especially in the arena of messaging systems.
Tim Cochran works for ThoughtWorks NYC. He has been full stack developer and architect for over 15 years, working on everything from large distributed enterprise projects to small NGO visualization apps. He recently has been helping companies with digital transformation, moving towards continuous delivery and building a DevOps culture. He also is an automated testing zealot, practices TDD almost exclusively.
At SEMrush Anton is working on information security of product and internal services. He performs pentests and audit of web applications' architecture with regard to information security. Previously he was working on security of enterprise systems and services. In his free time Anton automates utilities for bug bounty and looks for new ways of detecting vulnerabilities. He had found vulnerabilities in companies such as Auth0, Ford, BMW, IKEA, etc.
Software engineer at CIAN. Up until recently Helene was a lead developer at Alfa-Lab, designing and developing online bank and preparing a set of tools and approaches to work with microservice architecture in the front-end area. She was passionate about developing tools for automating internal development processes. For more than 6 years Helene works a lot with TypeScript, React ecosystem, and Node.js.
Tech lead in KURS company, tutor at MIPT. Has more than 15 years of experience in IT. Writes code and manages projects ranging from ERP systems customization to building a real-time webscraping system. Sometimes shares his experience as a speaker at conferences and meetups.
Vyacheslav works in testing for 10 years; he's a performance testing expert. He was improving quality in document flow, digital accounting, government services projects. Currently Vyacheslav is developing online banking channels for legal entities.