An exploration into the daily lives of Software Developers, Hardware Tinkerers, Engineers and Technologists to better understand the culture, mindset and motivation of this generation.
Ryan is a self taught developer, author and teacher. He was most recently the CTO of HackerYou, a coding school dedicated to helping people realize their potential and changing their lives through hands-on learning. He is passionate about learning new things and helping make tech education as accessible and exciting to others as it is to him. Ryan has published a book called Let’s Learn ES6, and a series of code-along videos on his YouTube channel, in addition to various other mentoring and teaching activities.
Vlad Filippov is as a software engineer on the Firefox team at Mozilla. He is also a contributor to various open source projects, such as Grunt, the Intern, Freight and others. Vlad’s work has roamed widely: from desktop web development (client and server), to mobile, Android and 3D games. He loves software testing, automation and reverse engineering. His current focus is the Rust programming language and its ecosystem. In the brief moments he is not coding, Vlad enjoys playing tennis and reading comments on the Internet.
Augusto is a Solution Principal at Slalom Consulting, where he works with clients in Canada and US advising Cloud, DevOps, and Security architectures. Before Slalom, Augusto lead and architected many Digital products and transformations through DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering while working closely with Development, testers and many product teams.
Augusto has a passion for building great teams, and even better architectures. Augusto loves to speak about the tech community and measures himself by how many careers he has been able to help start or grow.
Jory stumbled into web development from humble roots in rural Oklahoma and has never found her way out. She began her career working on an early open source CMS platform for colleges and universities with her friends (and future partner) while at Oklahoma State University. After earning a degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Communication, she developed and taught courses about web development and communication for undergraduate Journalism students.
In 2011, Jory moved to Boston and joined Bocoup to focus on developer education and community efforts. She has contributed to community resources such as jqfundamentals.com, jQuery documentation efforts, Grunt.js, johnny-five.io, and web-platform-tests.org to name a few. Following successes in the training business, her role soon expanded to executive leadership of the company. As COO and briefly CEO, she worked to operationalize Bocoup’s mission into their daily work, and stewarded medium- and short-term goals by running daily operations, supporting people at Bocoup through leadership and professional development, and ensuring company-wide participation in the production of Bocoup.
Today, Jory is a consultant and educator for Bocoup Education, focusing on the intersection of open source and standardized web platform technology. She is a She is a member of Ecma International’s Executive Committee, the JS Foundation Technical Architecture Committee, the W3C Advisory Council, and works on projects with Ecma TC39, Ecma TC53, and Web Platform Tests. In her spare time, Jory researches, writes and speaks about the history of standards and the social construction of the web platform.
Matteo is a code pirate and mad scientist. He spends most of his days programming in Node.js, but in the past he worked with Ruby, Java and Objective-C. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Application Platforms for the Internet of Things”. Now he is a Principal Architect at nearForm, where he consults for the top brands of the world.
Matteo is also the author of the Node.js MQTT Broker, Mosca, the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. Matteo spoke at several international conferences: Node.js Interactive, NodeConf.eu, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia, WebRebels, and JsDay to name a few. He is also co-author of the book “Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition” edited by Packt.
In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.
Kyle Hodgson is a Principal Architect at ThoughtWorks, where he advises clients from C-level to developer on technology strategy and best practice. With ThoughtWorks he’s led successful re-platform and digital transformation efforts for Fortune 50 enterprises in the retail and telco industry. Formerly a serial CTO, he has architected, designed and built several distributed systems and digital products. Kyle is passionate about several topics in software development, including the .NET open source web service framework Service Stack. He co-authored the ServiceStack Cookbook in 2015.