Richard Rodger is the author of The Tao of Microservices, a new book from Manning focused on the design and management of microservice architectures. Richard is the host of the Dublin Microservices Meetup, and the maintainer of the open source senecajs.org microservice framework. His first book Mobile Application Development in the Cloud (Wiley, 2010) is one of the first major works on the intersection of Node.js, Cloud, and Mobile.
Avishai is a veteran developer that led development with several global hi-tech companies. Among his roles, he served as the Chief Functional Architect of HP ALM (Quality Center & Performance Center), leading the HP Mercury ALM architects team and meeting with developers around the world to shape state of the art tools for developers. Later in his career, he managed a line of business at Panaya (acquired by Infosys for $200 Milion) and led a team of product managers at Cellebrite (The global leader in digital intelligence solutions). He is a technology enthusiast.
Peter Leeson is a free-lance consultant and coach focused in business effectiveness. With some 40 years’ experience in the software industry, he is a former process improvement appraiser and instructor for the CMMI Institute. He is an internationally renowned speaker, instructor, and consultant. After spending many years being a process improvement consultant, Peter has focused more and more on the need for job satisfaction and the feeling of achievement as the ultimate key to quality, which means lower time to market and lower costs. Peter has worked in nearly every continent (still missing South America and Antarctica), and believes that any change for the better in an organization has to be deeply rooted in the culture of the country, the organization and the team. Rather than pushing a standard, model or theory, Peter believes in identifying the most pragmatic approach to resolving quality related issues in the organisation by a clear alignment of top-down objectives, goals and strategies, with bottom-up practices and culture.
Wojtek is a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS dedicated for Central and Eastern European region. Working with Cloud Computing and Data Engineering since 2015 - in different roles: starting from IT Operations Engineer,
Software Engineer and Cloud Architect. Functional programming and Serverless architecture aficionado.
Boštjan Kaluža, PhD is the Chief Data Scientist at Evolven. He's done a lot of research into artificial intelligence and intelligent systems, machine learning, predictive analytics and anomaly detection. Prior to Evolven, Boštjan served as a senior researcher in the Department of Intelligent Systems at the Jozef Stefan Institute, the leading Slovenian scientific research institution and led research projects involving pattern and anomaly detection, machine learning and predictive analytics. Focusing on the detection of suspicious behavior and data analysis, Boštjan has published numerous articles in professional journals and delivered conference papers. Boštjan published two books on data science, Instant Weka How-to, exploring how to leverage machine learning using Weka, and Machine Learning in Java, for learning how to use Java's machine learning libraries to gain insight from data. Boštjan is also the author and contributor to a number of patents in the areas of anomaly detection and pattern recognition.
Thomas Sundberg is an independent consultant and contractor based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been working as a developer for more than 25 years. Thomas has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. He has taught programming at The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, one of the leading technical universities in Sweden. Thomas has developed an obsession for technical excellence that translates to software craftsmanship, clean code, test automation and continuous deployment. Definition of done according to Thomas is working software, in production. He runs a blog where he writes about programming, software craftsmanship, TDD, BDD and whatever problem he wants to share a solution for. It can be found at Think Code AB. Thomas tweets as @thomassundberg
Gabriel Ciuloaica is a Software Architect & Technical leader with 20+ years experience in delivering professional services to large global businesses in telecommunication and gambling industries. He is currently working as an Independent Software Consultant. During the time he worked with teams from companies like WowApp, Gemini Solutions, Adlogica,IQuate, CloudSphere, Metro Systems, Unicredit and Dream11 to reach their goals. Before working as consultant he was working for large organisations like Softvision, Intellisync, Nokia and Betfair having different leadership roles.
I am passionate about technology and people, and I spend a great deal of time getting the two play nice together. All with the intent of building great Software Products.