Senior Technical Staff Member & Technical Program Manager at IBM Cloud
Entrepreneur, IT Consultant, Azure MVP
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and services industry. Skilled in Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, IoT and Blockchain. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a DESE (Master in International Trade) from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers focused in Asian emerging markets.
Senior Technical Staff Member & Technical Program Manager at IBM Cloud
Dr. Andreas Nauerz has studied Law and Computer Science and holds a PhD in the latter. Andreas joined IBM directly after having graduated from university and has meanwhile hold various (lead) positions as software engineer as well as software architect. Since 2015 Andreas is the responsible STSM and technical product manager for IBM Cloud Functions. Besides his work at IBM he works as university lecturer and honorary judge. He is nuts about technology in general, especially about cloud computing, more recently serverless computing, software-, web- and mobile development in general, the internet of things, user modeling and recommenders.
President, CTO and co-founder at Alsanium
Farzad Senart is President, CTO and co-founder at Alsanium. He is the actual Organizer of the AWS User Group (Grand Est). He spoke at the AWS Summit Paris 2015 (Real-time Data Processing on AWS) and open sourced
Senior Technical Evangelist and Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services
Randall Hunt is a Senior Technical Evangelist and Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services in Los Angeles. Python is his favorite language but he can sometimes be found in the dark realm of C++. Randall is the author of gitshots, apodtwitter, isthe7running, as well as a contributor to MongoDB, Homebrew, boto and several other open source tools and libraries. He used to launch rockets at NASA and SpaceX but found his programming passion at MongoDB. He is a total space nerd.
Solution Architect for Amazon Web Services
Rudy Krol is a Solution Architect for Amazon Web Services. He gained experience in software development before joining AWS. He is now specialized in serverless and IoT, helping our customers in France embrace the latest technologies on their innovative projects.
Technical Product Manager at IBM Cloud
I live in Antibes, France. I work for IBM as a technical product manager focusing on the IBM Cloud and its derivatives. I'm an experienced software developer, team lead and public speaker. Every day I work with cloud related technologies whether it is a microservice with Node.js or a serverless mobile app with React Native. Keeping track with the development trends and eating IBM own dog food give great opportunities to provide internal feedback on developer needs. I also shoot portraits, concerts, scenery, cities.
Michael H. Oshita
Cloud Engineer & Architect
Michael is a Cloud Engineer/Architect based in Japan. Focusing on the web and AWS technologies, he enjoys empowering and accelerating teams with Cloud native architecture and DevOps methodologies to streamline and optimize their application lifecycles. He also helps organize local tech events and is deeply involved with JAWS-UG (Japan AWS Users Group) and the Serverless community.
Developer Advocate for Serverless on the Google Cloud Platform team at Google
Bret McGowen is a Developer Advocate for Serverless on the Google Cloud Platform team at Google, focusing on serverless products like Google Cloud Functions, App Engine, Firebase, machine learning APIs, and more. He's currently an aspiring Node.js developer. Prior to Google, Bret worked as a software engineer in the cloud industry at Rackspace. Before that, he led engineering teams at e-commerce and non-profits and tried his hand at creating two startups. He's often on the running trail, volleyball court or kickball field. Reach Bret on Twitter at @bretmcg.
Co-founder & CEO at Binaris
Avner has been working with distributed operating systems
since his school days. He co-founded XIV, a distributed
storage company, Parallel Machines, a high-performance
analytics company, and recently Binaris, a high-performance
serverless company. Avner’s “full stack” ranges from silicon
Innovation & Architecture Manager at La Parisienne Assurances
Jérôme Campo, 43, is Innovation & Architecture Manager at La Parisienne Assurances. After more than 15 years in the software world, at Microsoft, Pivotal or Cloudera, he’s developed an expertise on data, analytics and cloud, dealing with architecture challenges in the banking and insurance industry.
Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at IBM
Daniel Krook is a New York area Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at IBM. He works with customers and the community to create first-of-a-kind solutions based on open source cloud technology, most recently building serverless applications with IBM Cloud Functions (powered by Apache OpenWhisk). He has been active in the CNCF Serverless Working group as a primary author of a whitepaper that seeks to clearly explain the potential of this new compute model and drive its adoption in new cloud-native applications. He has been recognized as an IBM and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist, Senior Technical Staff Member, Master Inventor, and Member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Daniel has engineered software end-to-end for a wide array of industries and earned various certifications in cloud architecture, application development, and system operations along the way. Mr. Krook graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. He studied abroad in Cuba and South Africa, holds dual USA-Finland/EU citizenship, and has collaborated with professional colleagues throughout the world.
CTO and Co Founder at Stackery.io
Chase Douglas is the co-founder and CTO of Stackery.io, an operations console for organizations building serverless applications and services. His experience spans the gamut of technical and managerial, specifically focused on how teams of developers build products collaboratively. In prior roles he has been a VP of engineering at a web application security company, technical architect of the New Relic Browser product, and an architect of multitouch on the Linux desktop.
Performance Engineer at SPS Commerce
Dana Engebretson is a Performance Engineer at SPS Commerce, where she uses her background in Data Science to analyze software performance of distributed systems. She is also the founder of PyLadies Twin Cities. In her free time, you may find her writing bad computational poetry.
Lead Architect at Binaris
Adam has been working on cloud and infrastructure in the POSIX world for the last decade. He gained his experience at Waze, Yahoo! and Vioozer before he joined Binaris, a high-performance serverless company. He enjoys open-source software and community building.
Deputy General Director and CTO at La Parisienne Assurances
Benoit Merel, 35, is Deputy General Director and CTO at La Parisienne Assurances. Graduated from HEC and holding a Master Degree in Engineering from INSA (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées), he began his career at AXA in 2005 and was appointed Associate Director in 2013. Before that, he managed the Reporting & Analysis team, led the transformation program “Implementation of IT shared services” and was responsible for the AXA Data Innovation Lab.
Senior Software Engineer at Google
Monika Nawrot is a senior software engineer at Google, building Google Cloud Functions. Previous to Google she worked at IBM and AOL and has experience in developing distributed backend systems, large scale data processing, parallel and concurrent programming. She resides in Poland.
Chief Architect & Co-Founder at iguaz.io
Orit Nissan-Messing has vast experience in cloud architectures, storage, AI and big data. Prior to iguazio, Orit was Chief Architect at XIV (acquired by IBM) and she held management roles in various companies from startups to corporations. Orit is an active CNCF contributor and a member of the CNCF Serverless and Storage Groups.
Developer Relations Engineer at IOpipe
Kassandra is a Developer Relations Engineer by day, and a robotics designer, programmer, and author by night. They have a passion for serverless and IoT, and they love teaching and learning from other developers.
Vice President of Technology at Expedia Inc.
Subbu Allamaraju is a technologist fascinated by large ambiguous problems and the learning opportunities such problems present. He is an influential voice both within Expedia, where he is currently a Vice President of Technology, and the industry. Subbu is passionate about all things related to cloud, infrastructure, platforms, operations, the intersection of culture and technology, and the evolution of cloud native technologies and architectures.
At Expedia, Subbu is leading a large-scale migration of Expedia’s travel platforms from enterprise data centers to a highly available architecture on the cloud.
Before joining Expedia, as a Distinguished Engineer at eBay Inc., Subbu helped build private cloud infrastructure and platforms for eBay and PayPal, which positioned these two organizations amongst a select few of the largest operators of OpenStack.
Subbu is an engineer well-rounded in product development, architecture, distributed systems, services, Internet protocols, operations, and cloud. Over the past several years, he helped build and empower several engineering and operations teams in these areas.
Subbu is an occasional blogger and speaker at technology conferences, and has published books on REST and server-side programming in Java. You can follow his activities at https://www.subbu.org and @sallamar on Twitter.
Senior Server Developer at Space Ape Games
Yan is an experienced engineer who has worked with AWS for nearly 10 years. He has been an architect and lead developer with a variety of industries ranging from investment banks, e-commence to mobile gaming. In the last 2 years he has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and he has been very active in sharing his experiences and the lessons he has learnt, some of his work has even made their way into the Well-Architected whitepaper published by AWS.
Yan is polyglot in both spoken and programming languages, he is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and counts C#, F#, Scala, Node.js and Erlang amongst programming languages that he has worked with professionally. Although he enjoys learning different programming languages and paradigms, he still holds F# as his undisputed favourite.
Yan is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally, and he is also the author of [AWS Lambda in Motion](https://bit.ly/aws-lambda-in-motion) and a co-author of [F# Deep Dives](https://bit.ly/fsharp-deep-dives). In his spare time he keeps an active blog at [http://theburningmonk.com](http://theburningmonk.com) where he shares his thoughts on topics such as AWS, serverless, functional programming and chaos engineering.
Code of Conduct
tl;dr: Be excellent with each other
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree
with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout
the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a
safe environment for everybody.
The Quick Version
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everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation,
disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).
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