Hadi Hariri

Hadi Hariri JetBrains

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.

Kotlin 102 - Beyond the basics
Konrad Malawski

Konrad Malawski Lightbend

Konrad is a late-night passionate hakker currently living in Tokyo and still believing in his motto: "Life is Study!". At Lightbend he's part of the core Akka team, and has contributed mostly (but not only) to the core, persistence, new remoting as well as maintaining Akka HTTP. In the past he's helped startups write high performance service backends as well as huge corporations such as eBay get started with Scala. His favourite discussion topics range from distributed systems and high performance algorithms to photography and capybaras. He has founded and run multiple user groups (Java, Scala, Computer Science, ...), and is part of program committees of awesome conferences such as GeeCON and JavaOne SF. In those rare times he's not coding, he spreads the joy of computer science by helping local user groups and whitepaper reading clubs. He also holds number of titles, including the "Best ScalaDays NY talk 2016" and Java One RockStar 2015.

Akka in 2018 – the (Awesome) Road Ahead
Krzysztof Kudryński

Krzysztof Kudryński TomTom

A passionate problem-solver with experience in design and implementation of algorithms including Artificial Intelligence, image processing and 3D environment reconstruction. Perfectionist in public presentations. On a daily basis working for TomTom, trying to squeeze the self-driving-car's imagination within an SD card, and the cars' eyes and ears within the tip of a side mirror.

Flying services with a drone
Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam Agile Developer, Inc.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.