Alex Moore is a Client Services Engineer at Basho Technologies, where he helps customers and community members solve interesting NoSql and Distributed Systems problems. Formerly a .Net Web Consultant, Alex now spends his days frolicking with functional languages.
Website URL: http://alexmoore.io
Alston is the organizer of the Louisville Agile Forum, an Agile coach, and a passionate Agile evangelist. As a certified Scrum Coach, he enjoys sharing lessons learned/good practices he has collected over the years.
Website URL: http://www.alstonhodge.com/
Amir Barylko started his career in 1994 working for IBM as a senior developer while he was finishing his Masters degree in computer science. Since then he worked as team leader and architect for the past 15 years.
Having started with languages like C++ and Java he spent many years coding in C# and training other developers in topics such domain modeling, abstractions, patterns, automation, dependency injection, testing, etc.
Being an incurable geek, always thirsty for knowledge, his passion for technology moved him towards Ruby on Rails a few years ago, becoming an advocate of RoR web development. Also following he's teaching passion he did his first RoR training a year ago, and recently a TDD training with great reviews.
Amir is a rare combination of high technical skills, lots of experience in a wide range of platforms, exceptional presentation skills and great sense of humor. His presentations are always rich in content and fun to attend.
Website URL: http://www.orthocoders.com
Azret Botash works at DevExpress where he focuses on emerging Microsoft technologies and platforms. He and his team are responsible for delivering the tools Windows developers need to create stunning line of business applications across both the WinForms and WPF platforms.
Brent is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on cross-platform mobile and web technologies. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, and iOS. He is an Evangelist working for Infragistics with a focus on mobile platforms. He has a passion for making people’s experiences with software the best that they can possibly be. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress.
Website URL: http://about.me/brentschooley
Brian Friesen has been pretending to be a developer for the last 6 years and lives in constant fear of being found out. As an occasional public speaker, he prefers to talk about things that are slightly out in left field. This explains why some people know him as "the regex guy" or "the monad guy". Seriously, who wants to have those titles? Anyway, when he's not writing code, he's probably thinking about it, or, if he's sleeping, dreaming about it. In the rare case that no part of his mind is occupied by something vaguely code-related, he is probably playing with his kids or spending quality time with his wife near Detroit, where he has lived since April 2012, when he took a job with the best company he has ever worked for, Quicken Loans. He is also a raging smart-alec.
Website URL: http://www.randomskunk.com
Brice Wilson has been a professional developer for over 20 years and has used many tools and programming languages during that time. His current interests are centered on single-page web applications and native mobile development. He has worked as a developer and architect for a number of large companies and enjoys learning and experimenting with new technologies. He is a Pluralsight author also the founder and Chief Geek at In Touch Teacher LLC - a company focused on facilitating better parent-teacher communication. He also blogs at http://www.BriceWilson.net.
Website URL: http://www.BriceWilson.net
Bryan Coapstick is the Director of Mobile Innovation for HP Enterprise Services. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic mobility initiatives, key industry partnerships and relationships that enable clients to leverage the mobile channel to extend their brands and more effectively reach their customers, constituents, partners, and employees. Coapstick is an active participant in various industry advisory councils to help government and industry exchange information and collaborate on technology issues.
Coapstick has almost two decades of experience in the public and private sector in a variety of senior roles that focused on emerging technologies and intersections of business strategy and technology. He has worked with several Fortune 200 companies to extend their brands, systems, and presence to effectively leverage the mobile channel. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and blogger on the ways mobile innovations and social media are changing our lives.
Previously, he built an interactive digital team at a large firm and worked with and guided digital mobile strategies within several of the world’s most recognizable and enduring brands in the world. In this role, he built and led an Innovation Lab focused on accelerating the firm’s and its clients’ application and integration of new digital interaction models and channels. The lab focused primarily on exploration and demonstration of immersive experiences on multi-screen ecosystems, transformative digital interaction and business models, convergence of big data analytics with context aware applications, and emerging mobile payments and transaction capabilities.
Website URL: http://www.hp.com/go/BryanCoapstick
Chris Gardner is the Senior Software Engineer and Architect for T & W Operations, Inc, and a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern US. Tortured by years of contracts that valued buzzwords over results, Chris has developed a true passion for finding solutions that fit the problem, not the technology of the week. Chris received his B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is currently a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Information Technology Professional and Trainer.
Website URL: http://blog.freestylecoding.com