Friday August 11th, 2017 at Galvanize - Pioneer Square

Speakers

Bear Douglas is a Developer Advocate at Slack, where she and her team help developers build more pleasant and productive ways to work. Before Slack, she led the Developer Relations teams for the mobile and data platforms at Twitter, and worked on native mobile DevRel at Facebook and Parse. Before that, she was an archaeologist, but that's ancient history.

Bear Douglas is a Developer Advocate at Slack, where she and her team help developers build more pleasant and productive ways to work. Before Slack, she led the Developer Relations teams for the mobile and data platforms at Twitter, and worked on native mobile DevRel at Facebook and Parse. Before that, she was an archaeologist, but that's ancient history.

Keynote Presenter
Bear Douglas
- @beardigsit
Slack - Developer Advocate


Sean Ottey is an advocate, an entertainer, a presenter and an http://Evangelist.ninja. He is also a public speaker and panelist, focusing on Social Media and the impact of the internet on branding and business. Having been a developer for 20 years and a comedian for 10, he fuses his two passions by connecting with people about the world of tech.

Sean Ottey is an advocate, an entertainer, a presenter and an http://Evangelist.ninja. He is also a public speaker and panelist, focusing on Social Media and the impact of the internet on branding and business. Having been a developer for 20 years and a comedian for 10, he fuses his two passions by connecting with people about the world of tech.

Master of Ceremonies
Sean Ottey -
 @EvangelistNinja
Evangelist Ninja

Catt is a product designer, game maker, and front-end web developer. She makes awesome things at Etsy. She has done design work for companies of all sizes including SoundCloud, Bedrocket, and Nasdaq. She started coding around the age of 10 and designing at the age of 15. In 2011, she graduated from SVA with a BFA in Graphic Design and later received an MS in Integrated Digital Media from NYU in 2016. Catt also makes video games with Brooklyn Gamery and organizes diversity and inclusion-focused events with Good for PoC. You can follow her @cattsmall on Twitter and view her work at www.cattsmall.com

Catt is a product designer, game maker, and front-end web developer. She makes awesome things at Etsy. She has done design work for companies of all sizes including SoundCloud, Bedrocket, and Nasdaq. She started coding around the age of 10 and designing at the age of 15. In 2011, she graduated from SVA with a BFA in Graphic Design and later received an MS in Integrated Digital Media from NYU in 2016. Catt also makes video games with Brooklyn Gamery and organizes diversity and inclusion-focused events with Good for PoC. You can follow her @cattsmall on Twitter and view her work at www.cattsmall.com

Catt Small - @cattsmall
Product Designer & Game Maker

AJ Glasser is a Senior Business Developer for mobile games at Unity. In a previous life, she was a games journalist for Inside Social Games, Kotaku, and GamePro Magazine.

AJ Glasser is a Senior Business Developer for mobile games at Unity. In a previous life, she was a games journalist for Inside Social Games, Kotaku, and GamePro Magazine.

AJ Glasser - @joygirl007
Unity - Senior Business Developer
 

Tia Over is vice president and chief strategy officer at The Mathews Group, a strategic communications agency specializing in public relations (PR) and communications training. Tia provides leadership on account strategy and heads up the Lockheed Martin corporate engineering portfolio and National Engineering Forum accounts. She joined The Mathews Group in 2010 and has helped the agency double its number of practitioners and grow its client list to include Fortune 100 companies such as Honeywell ACS, Phillips 66 and Lockheed Martin. Prior to The Mathews Group, Tia spent five years supporting a Microsoft enterprise software account at the global PR agency Waggener Edstrom (now WE Communications). She also served as a White House appointee at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she created an internal communications strategy as the agency prepared for the Space Shuttle Return to Flight following the Columbia disaster in 2003. Tia lives in the Seattle area with her husband, two children and their beloved Shiba Inu.

Tia Over is vice president and chief strategy officer at The Mathews Group, a strategic communications agency specializing in public relations (PR) and communications training. Tia provides leadership on account strategy and heads up the Lockheed Martin corporate engineering portfolio and National Engineering Forum accounts. She joined The Mathews Group in 2010 and has helped the agency double its number of practitioners and grow its client list to include Fortune 100 companies such as Honeywell ACS, Phillips 66 and Lockheed Martin. Prior to The Mathews Group, Tia spent five years supporting a Microsoft enterprise software account at the global PR agency Waggener Edstrom (now WE Communications). She also served as a White House appointee at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she created an internal communications strategy as the agency prepared for the Space Shuttle Return to Flight following the Columbia disaster in 2003. Tia lives in the Seattle area with her husband, two children and their beloved Shiba Inu.

Tia Over - @TiaOver
The Mathews Group - Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer

Justin Dorfman is Sticker Mule's Director of Developer Relations and is responsible for championing the needs of Open Source developers. Previously, Justin worked as an Open Source advocate for MaxCDN. Justin started BootstrapCDN in 2012 and is heavily involved with the FOSS community contributing to Bootstrap, Font Awesome, Grunt, FSF, jQuery Foundation, Twemoji, Nginx & GNU Bash. He also serves on the Selection Committee for Mozilla's Open Source Support (MOSS) program as well as the Glucosio Foundation's Advisory Board. 

Justin Dorfman is Sticker Mule's Director of Developer Relations and is responsible for championing the needs of Open Source developers. Previously, Justin worked as an Open Source advocate for MaxCDN.

Justin started BootstrapCDN in 2012 and is heavily involved with the FOSS community contributing to Bootstrap, Font Awesome, Grunt, FSF, jQuery Foundation, Twemoji, Nginx & GNU Bash. He also serves on the Selection Committee for Mozilla's Open Source Support (MOSS) program as well as the Glucosio Foundation's Advisory Board. 

Justin Dorfman - @jdorfman
Sticker Mule - Director of Developer Relations

Linda Xie is the Product & Growth Manager at Sourcegraph, where she and her team build products that address the biggest challenges developers face today. Previously, Linda worked at Facebook and RelateIQ where she did Software Engineering and Machine Learning. Now, she leverages her technical background to build products for developers and connect with developer communities.  LinkedIn Twitter

Linda Xie is the Product & Growth Manager at Sourcegraph, where she and her team build products that address the biggest challenges developers face today. Previously, Linda worked at Facebook and RelateIQ where she did Software Engineering and Machine Learning. Now, she leverages her technical background to build products for developers and connect with developer communities. 
LinkedIn
Twitter

Linda Xie - @lindeexie
Sourcegraph - Product & Growth Manager

Kyle is a software architect & evangelist for his start-up Phisionary as well as the founder & lead organizer of the Google Developer Group (GDG) in Kansas City. In his free time he enjoys building & hacking on the web, playing with his two cats, and photographing the outdoors. Twitter LinkedIn

Kyle is a software architect & evangelist for his start-up Phisionary as well as the founder & lead organizer of the Google Developer Group (GDG) in Kansas City. In his free time he enjoys building & hacking on the web, playing with his two cats, and photographing the outdoors.

Twitter
LinkedIn

Kyle Paul - @kpaul86
Phisionary - Software Architect & Evangelist
Google Developer Group (GDG) - Kansas City

Robert is a strong believer in the Open Web, and has been working since 1999 with Front End development in Sweden and in New York City. He's currently at Google, being the Global Lead for Programs & Initiatives, Web Developer Relations. He also loves to travel and meet people. Robert has presented in 42 countries, and holds claim to the title of most well-travelled speaker on Lanyrd. He is listed by Twitter as one of 23 Swedes to follow and 5th best developer in Sweden.

Robert is a strong believer in the Open Web, and has been working since 1999 with Front End development in Sweden and in New York City. He's currently at Google, being the Global Lead for Programs & Initiatives, Web Developer Relations. He also loves to travel and meet people. Robert has presented in 42 countries, and holds claim to the title of most well-travelled speaker on Lanyrd. He is listed by Twitter as one of 23 Swedes to follow and 5th best developer in Sweden.

Robert Nyman - @robertnyman
Google - Global Lead for Programs & Initiatives,
Web Developer Relations

Charles has worked on web content management systems, sites and browsers since 1999. For the last 3 years, his mission has been to transform how web developers perceive Microsoft. Outside of his day job, Charles is passionate about teaching mindfulness and meditation both inside and outside of work settings. Charles lives in Seattle with his wife, 2 delightful girls (8 and 10), and a ludicrously cute little dog.

Charles has worked on web content management systems, sites and browsers since 1999. For the last 3 years, his mission has been to transform how web developers perceive Microsoft. Outside of his day job, Charles is passionate about teaching mindfulness and meditation both inside and outside of work settings. Charles lives in Seattle with his wife, 2 delightful girls (8 and 10), and a ludicrously cute little dog.

Charles Morris - @MindfulMorris
Microsoft - Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Edge

George Kennedy is a technologist, engineer, and innovator with a passion for harnessing technology to prove new concepts and build new products. He works for Intel Corporation as the technical lead for Hack Harassment working on technology solutions to help reduce the frequency and severity of online harassment. Prior to joining Intel, he worked with the US Department of Defense as a research and product development engineer developing internet connected renewable energy products and US Navy electric propulsion systems. George has been working on data center, internet of things, and machine learning research and product development for the last seven years.

George Kennedy is a technologist, engineer, and innovator with a passion for harnessing technology to prove new concepts and build new products. He works for Intel Corporation as the technical lead for Hack Harassment working on technology solutions to help reduce the frequency and severity of online harassment. Prior to joining Intel, he worked with the US Department of Defense as a research and product development engineer developing internet connected renewable energy products and US Navy electric propulsion systems. George has been working on data center, internet of things, and machine learning research and product development for the last seven years.

George Kennedy - @gwkennedyiii
Intel - Hack Harassment Technical Lead

 

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