Tim Lister is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc. and co-author of the "Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams". He spends most of his time consulting on the front end of projects: project planning, project estimating and staffing, risk management, requirements definition, and project strategizing. He has been an invited speaker at the Agile Development Conference three times. Tim, along with the other 5 Principals at the Guild, is co-author of "Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior" (Dorset House, 2008). Tim Lister has over 40 years of professional software development experience. Before the formation of the Atlantic Systems Guild, he worked at Yourdon Inc. from 1975 to 1983 as Executive Vice President and Fellow. He also serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software an software services, and has served as an expert witness in litigation proceedings involving software problems. He is a Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering, certified by IREB.
Developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Has authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team. Spends as much time as he can writing code.
The founder of Otomato Software, has got over 20 years of experience in cutting-edge technologies. An expert in technical coaching, the initiator and co-author of the first Israeli DevOps certification course. Anton takes part in international conferences and is known as a great speaker.
Red Hat's Director of Developer Experience. A Java Champion, former president of the Atlanta Java User Group, and founder of the DevNexus conference.
Technologist, creator, catalyst — a product manager & marketer, teacher, and "internal start-up" leader with the vision to see tomorrow's technology and the ability to focus and energize the engineers who build it and the communities who use it. Areas of expertise include Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Java EE, SOA, Business Rules, BPM, PaaS, Mobile, and IoT.
Roman is an open source software expert, currently serving on the board of directors for both The Apache Software Foundation and LF Edge. He has personally contributed to a variety of open source projects ranging from the Linux Kernel to Hadoop and ffmpeg. He is a co-founder and the vice president of product and strategy for Zededa, an edge virtualization startup. Throughout his career, Roman has held technical leadership roles at several well-known companies, including Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, Cloudera and Pivotal Software. He holds a master's degree in mathematics and computer science from St. Petersburg State University. He likes German craft lagers and is fighting IPA invasion one seidla at a time.
Vladimir Ivanov is now a lead software engineer in EPAM Systems. Started as a Java EE engineer, but got interested in mobile technologies. For the last 7 years, Vladimir mostly develops Android apps, but looks around and comprehends nearby technologies like React Native, iOS app development, web development, etc. Vladimir is passionate about sharing his knowledge.
Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Containers, cloud, OSS, and, of course, DevOps. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant/Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.
When she's not doing something geeky, you can find her doing something active, most likely running out of breath at her local CrossFit gym. Yes, she's one of those! She also enjoys biking (motorcycles and/or bicycles), shooting, eating, reading, and hanging with her 5-year-old rescue pup.
Leonid is well acquainted with the development, management, and administration of large scale projects. Before the recent sale of SignalFx at Splunk he served as Executive Vice President of Engineering at SignalFx. He has been engaged in online applications throughout his career starting at one of Israel's first internet providers. His first experience with large scale Java applications was in 2002 when he worked in the second large domain registrar.
Engineer at CloudBees, core team member in the Jenkins project. Since 2008 works in the areas of automation, infrastructures, and frameworks for mixed software-hardware projects, with the help of Jenkins and dozens of other tools. Oleg writes code, maintains Jenkins core and plugins, and organizes meetups and other community events.
Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on helping developers with Google Cloud. As a long-time Java and C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, he worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from the island of Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich of London, not too far away from the prime meridian.
Alexey works at Kontur and builds infrastructure-as-a-service for Kontur's product developers. Alexey's core interests are metrics, alerting, log agregation, service discovery, deploy, hosting and every other tool a developer needs in order to concentrate on features and stop thinking about operations.
Alexey was formerly a team lead at Yandex, bringing Yandex.Taxi backend infrastructure from the ground up to the millionth ride.
Software Engineer with more than 15 years of experience, works at Postmates, Infrastructure Team, previously worked on Platform Products (mainly k8s) in MZ, Commenting Platform in Echo, Elbrus Compiler project in MCST. Host of the DevZen podcast (over 3 years). Prefers to deal with functional languages, but as the world is not perfect, had to learn a lot of other languages. In all the companies advocates for DevOps ideas.
Senior manager, software engineering.
Sebastian Daschner is a Lead Java Developer Advocate for IBM, author, and trainer and is enthusiastic about programming and Java (EE). He is the author of the book "Architecting Modern Java EE Applications". Sebastian is participating in the JCP, helping to form the future standards of Java EE, serving in the JAX-RS, JSON-P and Config Expert Groups and collaborating on various open source projects. For his contributions in the Java community and ecosystem, he was recognized as a Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion and JavaOne Rockstar.
Besides Java, Sebastian is also a heavy user of Linux and container technologies like Docker. He evangelizes computer science practices on his blog, his newsletter, and on Twitter via @DaschnerS. When not working with Java, he also loves to travel the world — either by plane or motorbike.
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.
Nikhil Barthwal is passionate about building distributed systems. He has several years of work experience in both big companies & smaller startups and also acts as a mentor to several startups. Currently, he is Product Manager in Google Cloud Platform working on Serverless products. Outside of work, he regularly speaks at international conferences on several topics related to Distributed systems & Programming Languages. You can know more him via his homepage.
Working in IT since 2013. In development since 2015. Worked on the portal of public services of a Moscow region and a megical video system for all of Russia. Now he's involved in the development of a real-time monitoring system.
In the 10th grade of the school instead of DevOps training in hometown, he went to the wrestling training camp. Now he's making up for a lost time.
Fedor started a career as a DevOps-engineer, but then joined a dev team. He develops Kubernetes-native storage systems, expands Kubernetes' behavior and builds CI/CD processes around it.
Takes part in university programs of the company, gives lectures for students, speaks at technical events and meetups.
Chief X Officer at Cirrus Labs. Fedor spent many years at the industry leading companies building tools for engineers before founding Cirrus Labs which is focused on innovative tools for the Cloud Computing Era.
Erik has over 15 years experience working with cloud and infrastructure. Before joining HashiCorp he worked as a consultant at Xebia and also founded Instruqt, a hands-on learning platform that uses real infrastructure to teach cloud and DevOps tooling.
Alex has been involved in application development since the late nineties and worked as a lead developer and architect at large enterprises and small companies. He spends his time teaching other developers the details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks, and coaches architects to design and build modern distributed applications at cloud scale. He has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Visual Studio and Development Technologies 10 times. In his spare time Alex likes to participate in all kinds of sport, and loves playing and programming new and retro video games.
Nikolay is an opensource database enthusiast. He spent the recent 8 years in Percona struggling with MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB problems as a DBA and Support Engineer. Before that, Nikolay and a small team of developers were responsible for scaling the site into one which now serves over a million unique visitors per day. Before that, he worked for several other companies, including NetUp, which provides ISP billing and IPTV solutions, and eHouse, the oldest Russian e-commerce company. Nikolay has a great deal of experience in both systems administration and programming. His experience includes extensive hands-on work with a broad range of technologies, including SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, PHP, C, C++, Python, Java, XML, OS parameter tuning (Linux, Solaris), caching techniques (e.g., memcached), RAID, file systems, SMTP, POP3, Apache, networking and network data formats, and many others. He is an expert in scalability, performance, and system reliability.
Sergey has been doing full-stack web development for about 8 years before joining AWS. Past few years he was building projects from scratch including building a team, configuring an infrastructure, ticket systems and CI/CD pipelines. He has an experience in building and configuration of complex multicomponent systems. Sergey also has been involved in IoT projects and digital signature solution for EU company in a severe GDPR compliant environment. Today Sergey is a solutions architect with development, gaming and IoT focus.
Experience in software development as DevOps — 5 years. Former system administrator. Migrated from Rostov-on-Don to St. Petersburg in 2017. Currently, he is engaged in the transition of software development companies from the old development ideology to the DevOps ideology.
Early engineer of the Open Connect — team that has built a Netflix CDN that delivers 13% of the world Internet traffic. After spending years building monitoring and data analysis systems for video traffic, Sergey now focuses on improving all types of Netflix Internet communications to achieve better latency, reliability and control over client-server communications. Strong advocate of observability approach to engineering and making data-driven decisions.
The author and maintainer of FAST.com — one of the most popular Internet speed tests.
Finding actionable signals in loosely controlled environments is what keeps Sergey awake, much better than caffeine. This might also explain why outside of work he can be seen playing ice hockey, brewing beer, or exploring exotic travel destinations.
CTO and co-founder of Flant company. 14 years with Linux, over 30 high load projects. Writes code in C++, PHP, Python, and Bash. Loves C and Ruby. Reads Go. Used to be a fan of Chef, lost his faith in it and turned towards Ansible. Understands Docker and Kubernetes. Architect and co-author of: nginx-http-rdns, pam_docker, php_fpm_docker, werf и loghouse.
Viktor Gamov is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka.
Working in the field, Viktor Gamov developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping different organizations design and develop low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems.
Back in his consultancy days, he co-authored O'Reilly's "Enterprise Web Development".
Follow Viktor on Twitter @gamussa, where he posts about gym life, food, open source, and, of course, Kafka and Confluent!