Universe

Two full days on how to build, collaborate, and deploy great software, presented by GitHub

Great software is more than code. At Universe, we’ll showcase how people work together to solve the hard problems of developing software.

1. Build

How do you decide what to build and how to build it? Hear from experts on what happens before they start writing code.

2. Collaborate

Software takes a team. Learn how engineers work together to overcome technical challenges and efficiently build software.

3. Deploy

We’ll discuss how to maintain quality, ensure availability, collect feedback, and keep building products people love.

Join engineers, founders, product managers, and designers to talk about building better software, together.

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October 1st, 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Keynote & Featured Speakers

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

Co-founder & CEO

GitHub

Chris Wanstrath co-founded GitHub in 2008 to make it easier to build software. Prior to GitHub, Chris briefly attended the University of Cincinnati before moving to San Francisco to work as a software developer at CNET Networks on GameSpot, TV.com, and Chow. He left CNET in 2007 to start his own business, which eventually led to GitHub.

A self-taught programmer, Chris has contributed to and published dozen of open source projects, written extensively about technical topics, and given talks at conferences all around the world. When he's not thinking about code or octocats he's probably making music or reading.

Nicole Sanchez

Nicole Sanchez

VP, Social Impact

GitHub

Nicole Sanchez is GitHub's VP of Social Impact. She an organizational culture and management expert with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining GitHub, she was CEO of Vaya Consulting, a firm focused on supporting tech companies on diversity and inclusion efforts.

Nicole holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. A self-described "people and culture geek," Nicole has worked in both the public and private sectors on issues of engaging communities in education access, technology, and civic participation.

Marco Annunziata

Marco Annunziata

Chief Economist

General Electric

Marco Annunziata is the Chief Economist of General Electric, responsible for the global economic analysis that guides GE’s business strategy. A member of the European Central Bank's Shadow Council and of the European Council of Economists, Annunziata has been featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, and in The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Annunziata arrived at GE in 2011 with a long track record in the financial sector, previously working at Unicredit, Deutsche Bank and the International Monetary Fund, where he researched emerging markets and the Eurozone. Annunziata confesses that he is "childishly proud" of his first book, The Economics of the Financial Crisis (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). The book traces the global fiscal crisis back to a failure of common sense, in which so many of us played a part, and offers guidance for learning the right lessons from the outcomes.

Tiffani Ashley Bell

Tiffani Ashley Bell

Co-founder & Executive Director

Detroit Water Project

Tiffani Ashley Bell is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Water Project, a platform connecting donors from around the world to people in Detroit and Baltimore needing assistance with water bills.

Since its founding in late July 2014, the platform has collected over $230,000 in payments and is a Y Combinator-backed non-profit.

She was also a 2014 Code for America Fellow working with the City of Atlanta, GA and previously, was the CEO + founder of Pencil You In, enabling operate more efficiently by accepting appointments online.

Tiffani is a front and back-end developer working primarily with Ruby on Rails and iOS. Tiffani holds a BS in Computer Science from Howard University.

Kellan Elliott-McCrea

Kellan Elliott-McCrea

Chief Technology Officer

Etsy

Kellan Elliott-McCrea ran engineering at Etsy for 5 years where he pioneered the company's widely respected learning-oriented engineering organization. During his tenure engineering grew 10x and the company grew from a tiny site to a billion dollar publicly traded B-corp. Previously he was Flickr's architect and helped scale the site during it's 5 years of explosive growth. He's passionate about software, social change, and chasing his toddler daughter around.

Dr. Michael B. Johnson

Dr. Michael B. Johnson

Pre-Production Software Architect, R&D

Pixar

Dr. Michael B. Johnson has been at Pixar for over 20 years - he started as an intern in 1993 while working on his PhD at the MIT Media Lab.

He's a lead in Pixar's Studio Tools R&D department, where he has led groups responsible for the design, implementation and support of the pre-production pipeline for Pixar features and shorts. These areas includes Story, Editorial, Art, Production Management, and the Review process. His teams worked directly with the directors, editors, producers, production designers, art directors, artists and production groups who start the process of bringing Pixar stories to the screen.

As an individual contributor, Dr. Johnson wrote tools for all of Pixar's feature films (and many of their short films), including storyboarding, pre-viz, layout, animation, modeling, lighting, rendering, and editorial tools.

Before that, he led an early effort at Pixar in the Interactive Division to explore possibilities for storytelling and character construction.

Prior to Pixar, he attended the University of Illinois where he earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering. He studied abroad for a year in Swansea, Wales and also worked for NCSA, Thinking Machines, IBM and MIT’s Media Lab.

He completed his Masters of Science in Visual Studies and his PhD in Computer Graphics and Animation at the MIT Media Lab, where Dr. Edwin Catmull (founder of Pixar) was on his thesis committee. He lives in Oakland CA with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton

Director, SSERVI

NASA

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton is an astrophysicist and the Director of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) headquartered at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The institute coordinates the activities of 9 U.S. research teams (~300 scientists) and 9 international partners, proving that science teams need not reside int he same physical space.

Yvonne holds degrees in both Aerospace Engineering (B.A.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Stanford University) and Astrophysics (M.S. and Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz). She has published more than 100 scientific papers, is an elected fellow of the California Academy of Science and has an asteroid named in honor of her research contributions (7165Pendleton).

Marianna Tessel

Marianna Tessel

SVP, Engineering

Docker

Marianna runs the engineering organization at Docker, which actively contributes to the open source project and is also responsible for Docker’s commercial product offerings. Prior to Docker, she was a VP of engineering at VMware, where she led an engineering team developing various VMware vSphere subsystems as well as working with VMware’s tech ecosystem. Prior to VMware, Marianna was the VP of engineering for Ariba (now part of SAP). Before Ariba, Tessel was part of General Magic, starting there as an engineer and rising to vice president. Marianna holds a few technology patents.


Breakout Speakers

Christine Abernathy

Christine Abernathy

Open Source Developer Advocate

Facebook

Christine is a Developer Advocate on the Open Source team at Facebook, with previous Developer Advocacy roles with Parse and Facebook Platform. Prior to Facebook, Christine headed up engineering at Mshift, a mobile banking software provider, delivering iOS apps and mobile browser-based products. Prior experiences include co-founding Clickmarks, a mobile and enterprise middleware provider.

Brent Beer

Ben Balter

Government Outreach

GitHub

Named one of the top 25 most influential people in government and technology and Fed 50's Disruptor of the Year, described by the US Chief Technology Officer as one of "the baddest of the badass innovators," and winner of the Open Source People's Choice Award, Ben Balter is the Government Evangelist at GitHub — the world's largest software development network — where he leads the efforts to encourage adoption of open source philosophies, making all levels of government better, one repository at a time.

Previously, Ben was a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows where he served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the role of technology in brokering the relationship between citizens and government. Before that, he was a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer within the Executive Office of the President where he was instrumental in drafting the President's Digital Strategy and Open Data Policy, on the SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team, the White House’s first and only agile development team, and as a New Media Fellow, in the Federal Communications Commission's Office of the Managing Director where he played a central role in shaping the agency's reimagined web presence. His paper, Towards a More Agile Government was published in the Public Contract Law Journal, arguing that Federal IT Procurement should be more amenable to modern, agile development methods.

As an attorney passionate about the disruptive potential of technology, Ben holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University and is a member of the DC Bar. When not trying to change the world, he enjoys tackling otherwise-impossible challenges to sharing information using nothing more than duct tape, version control, and occasionally a pack of bubblegum.

Brent Beer

Brent Beer

Sales Engineer

GitHub

Brent Beer has used Git and GitHub for over 6 years through university classes, contributions to open source projects, and professionally as a web developer. While working as a trainer for GitHub, he also became a published author for O'Reilly. He now works as a sales engineer for GitHub and lives in San Francisco.

Peter Bell

Peter Bell

Founder

Wheelhouse.io

Peter is the founder of Wheelhouse.io - a company that is automating mentoring and delivering training solutions for GitHub clients. He wrote Introducing GitHub for O’Reilly with Brent Beer, created the Git and GitHub video series for Pearson and created the Mastering GitHub course on code school. He has also created or is creating content for Pluralsight, Udemy, Thinkful and OneMonth. He teaches Digital Literacy at Columbia Business School, co-founded the NY CTO School and founded the CTO Summit series for connecting top engineering leaders - including the upcoming NASDAQ CTO Summit in NY on 12/1/2015 (including a bell ringing ceremony!)

Traci Coffman

Traci Coffman

Product Marketing Manager

GitHub

Traci Coffman is one of GitHub's Product Marketing Managers. She is an advocate for the coding community and has a heart for women in tech. In her spare time, she dabbles in excelorating her coding skills, converting her agile knowledge into GitHub flow and teaching ballroom dance.

Traci holds an undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She is also a certified ScrumMaster and is working on her PMP certification.

Matt Colyer

Matt Colyer

Product Manager

GitHub

Matt Colyer is a Product Manager at GitHub. He works on GitHub Enterprise where he translates customer needs into shippable product. Before GitHub, he was a founder of Easel a Y-Combinator backed startup that was acquired by GitHub in 2013. He has spent time as an engineer and systems administrator giving him perspective of what it's like to build and ship across the entire stack.

Dan Cundiff

Dan Cundiff

Lead Engineering Consultant

Target

Dan Cundiff (@pmotch) is a Lead Engineering Consultant at Target Corporation working on api.target.com. He also started and continues to run GitHub Enterprise for Target. Dan enjoys automating everything and likes to exchange pro tips on infra automation, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.

Kyle Daigle

Kyle Daigle

Senior Platform Engineer

GitHub

Kyle Daigle is an engineer at GitHub and helps build its API and webhooks. Before GitHub, he built and integrated APIs for banks, credit unions, realtors, and small businesses. Kyle is passionate about using APIs to enable teams to collaborate more effectively. Kyle lives in Connecticut with his wife and son and enjoys a crisp New England apple on a fall day.

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Software Engineer and Tech Lead

John Deere

Michael is a Software Engineer and Tech Lead at John Deere based in the European Technological Innovation Center (ETIC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

While at John Deere, Michael has worked on embedded displays for agricultural vehicles at several stages of product lifecycle. This includes prototyping and proof of concept work for next generation display features, production development as both member and Scrum master of a Scrum team, and a role as software integrator managing contributions from European, Indian and US based teams. Currently, he is the Tech Lead for a mobile development team.

Michael cares deeply about developer wellbeing and has been involved in driving the adoption of new developer centric technologies to John Deere, one of those being GitHub Enterprise.

Prior to joining John Deere, Michael worked as Software Engineer at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), in the Knowledge Management group. While there, he worked on the development of mobile apps for the semantic desktop, sensor data collection for academia, industry projects and generally lent a hand when he could.

After graduating from Durham University and before escaping to the Rhineland-Pfalz, Michael served a brief stint as a project manager for a Financial Services company in the City of London where he worked on a website focused on Ethical Investment.”

Matt Duff

Matt Duff

Implementations Engineer

GitHub

Matt joins us from the Implementations team at GitHub. Matt helps GitHub's Enterprise customers strike the right balance between diverse security needs and facilitating collaboration on GitHub's platform. Matt often finds himself finding the best french fries in each city he visits and spending time with his wife and four children in Utah.

Surya Gaddipati

Surya Gaddipati

Developer

Groupon

Surya Gaddipati is DevOps engineer at Groupon. He has written software for large corporations, startups and everything in between over the past decade. He is excited to participate in developer tools revolution which is transforming software development from a dark art to a commodity accessible to everyone. He is also a Siberian cat enthusiast.

Hidenori Fujimura

Hidenori Fujimura

Director, Information Access Division

Geospatial Information Authority of Japan

Director of a division of the National Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, a national organization that conducts basic survey and mapping and instructs related organizations to clarify the conditions of land in Japan and that provides the results of surveys to promote the application of geospatial information, including further survey and mapping in municipal level.

His division has been operating a tile-based web map site titled “GSI Maps” (http://maps.gsi.go.jp/) since 2003. GSI Maps has been providing topographic maps, orthophotos, control point information, thematic maps so on, as GSI Tiles, open data in line with the open data strategy of the Government of Japan. GSI Maps are also used to share disaster information, such as conditions of land after and before disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, flood, volcano eruptions and so on, and are used for disaster relief. These days he is especially interested in vector tiles and open innovation, to increase the societal value of the service he is engaged in.

Hidenori received his Master’s degree in Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics from the University of Tokyo.

Josh Kalderimis

Josh Kalderimis

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Travis CI

Coder turned Post-It notes manager by day, craft beer and whiskey snob by night. Hailing from New Zealand, Josh has been with Travis CI since the beginning, when shite shirts and onsies were barely thought about. Now he helps place post-it notes on carefully crafted product roadmaps, while listening to only the best German polka music.

Brandon Keepers

Brandon Keepers

Open Source Lead

GitHub

GitHub has changed the way open source is built, and Brandon is changing the way GitHub builds open source. An engineer by trade, he believes open source is a fundamental to building great products, and great products sustain healthy open source projects. He shares his endeavors on twitter as @bkeepers and on his blog at opensoul.org.

Topher Lin

Topher Lin

Developer Happiness Engineer

Airbnb

Christopher Lin is a Developer Happiness Engineer at Airbnb. He joined the company in 2011, when the team was small, there was zero structure, and everyone ran around like chickens with their heads cut off. Since then, he has helped scale the team to its current place, where chickens run around slightly more calmly and with somewhat more refined trajectories.

After working on many aspects of Airbnb's product and infrastructure, he now focuses on making Airbnb a great place to work as an engineer, writing and maintaining tools that enable an ever-expanding engineering team to work together without sacrificing prized cultural values like autonomy, speed, collaboration, celebration, and meme generation. He also led the organization of Airbnb's first three hackathons, which respectively featured a mariachi band, synchronized swimming team, and petting zoo.

Jessica Lord

Jessica Lord

Atom Software Engineer

GitHub

Jessica Lord is a developer on the Atom team at GitHub. A former urban designer, Jessica came into open source by way of Code for America where she built open source tools for cities.

Dragos Maciuca

Dragos Maciuca

Technical Director, Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center

Ford Motor Company

Dragos Maciuca is the Technical Director & Senior Technical Leader at Ford's Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto. He is an experienced engineer and management professional, with more than 15 years of professional experience in Silicon Valley spanning a breadth of industries including automotive (BMW and Nissan), consumer electronics (Apple), semiconductor manufacturing (KLA-Tencor) and aerospace (Lockheed Martin). He has extensive experience advising startups, developing and commercializing products, collaborating with universities and leading cross-functional teams. Dragos holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.

Patrick McKenna

Patrick McKenna

Trainer

GitHub

Patrick started with Git and GitHub while developing software for a neutrino physics lab. In prior years, he spent a great deal of time tutoring high school and college students in a variety of subjects. Now, as a member of GitHub's Training team, he enjoys helping others understand the power and beauty of Git and GitHub.

Myk Melez

Myk Melez

Principal Software Architect

Mozilla

Myk is a Principal Software Architect and in-house entrepreneur at Mozilla, where he nurtures nascent initiatives and bridges the gap between promising experiments and shipping products. He's been a Mozillian since 1999 and has contributed to PluotSorbet, Open Web Apps, Firefox OS Simulator, Jetpack, Raindrop, Snowl, Personas, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Bugzilla. He's just a cook. He's all out of bubblegum.

David Mittman

David Mittman

Deputy Section Manager

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

David has been developing software for over 30 years, and is currently co-managing an organization of 200 engineers and scientists involved in operating some of NASA’s most successful robotic spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond. His software helped plan the Mars Pathfinder mission that put the first ever rover on Mars in the late 1990s, and is planning observations for NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope today. David is a developer advocate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, where he is helping to change the culture of collaboration across the organization, and is working to modernize the state of software development for the Lab’s eleven hundred software developers.

Enrique Mogollan

Enrique Mogollan

Engineer

One Medical Group

Enrique has been passionate about writing code since high school. His experience as software engineer ranges from backend and web applications to integrations and open source projects. He is a big fan of pair programming and believes that collaborative environments are the key to promote quality code and improve software design. Enrique was born and raised in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, he received his Master’s degree from the University of Valencia, Spain. He enjoys traveling, reading, running and he’s learning how to juggle.

Hima Mukkamala

Hima Mukkamala

Executive Director of Software Engineering

GE Software

Himagiri (Hima) Mukkamala is Executive Director of Software Engineering in GE Software. He is responsible for leading the Predix™ engineering organization to deliver high quality software iteratively using Agile & Scrum principles. Predix™ is GE’s software platform for Industrial Internet and includes horizontal components and application frameworks for building customer facing solutions. In his previous role at Sybase, Hima led various groups in the Mobile Platform organization and played a significant part in the successful acquisition by SAP.

Abhi Nemani

Abhi Nemani

Abhi Nemani is a writer, speaker, organizer, and technologist. He most recently served as the first Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he led the city's efforts to build an open and data-driven LA.

Before joining the city, he helped build, launch, and run the national non-profit, Code for America, a technology organization dedicated to reinventing government for the 21st century. Abhi led CfA’s product strategy as its teams tackled local government challenges ranging from transparency and business licensing to food stamps and public safety. He also led the organization's efforts to scale through building multiple new programs: a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator, an international volunteer corps, and a collaborative network for hundreds of government innovators. Additionally, Abhi developed the organization’s policy portfolio — working hand-in-hand with area experts and local leaders — to enact over 30 municipal policy reforms on topics including open data, healthcare, and procurement.

Abhi is a Member of the Board of Directors for the OpenGov Foundation, a member of the Board of Advisors of Significance Labs, and has served as Innovator-in-Residence at GovDelivery.

Previously, Abhi worked for Google, developing social engagement strategies, the Rose Institute, managing multiple local government transparency research teams, and the Center for American Progress, focusing on connecting a national network of public-minded advocates. He graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), and studied political philosophy and rhetoric as the University of Oxford.

Abhi's work has been featured in the New York Times, Government Technology, Government Executive, and Forbes, and he has been featured as a speaker at SxSW, the World Bank, and various universities and conferences around the world.

Saeed Noursalehi

Saeed Noursalehi

Program Manager, Visual Studio Online

Microsoft

Saeed has been writing software for 20 years, using a variety of version control systems: Visual SourceSafe, Source Depot, Perforce, TFVC, Mercurial, and Git. He is currently a program manager on the Visual Studio Online team at Microsoft, focused on making the Git service scale for VSO’s largest enterprise customers. He is very passionate about engineering systems, and bringing the best engineering tools to some of the largest and most complex codebases in the world. Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, road biking, and music.

Rick Olson

Rick Olson

Software Engineer

GitHub

Rick Olson is a GitHub engineer, working on a better way to build software. When not obsessing over REST APIs, he pretends to be a DJ for his friends and coworkers. Rick lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, son, and two cats.

Teddy Reed

Teddy Reed

Security Engineer

Facebook

Teddy is a Security Engineer at Facebook developing production security tools. He is very passionate about trustworthy, safe, and secure code development. He loves open source and collaborative engineering when scale, resiliency, and performance enable defensive and protective software design. Teddy has published at security conferences on trusted computing, hardware trusted systems, UAVs, competition game theory, and other security-related research.

Lynn Root

Lynn Root

Software Engineer

Spotify

Lynn is an insomniac software engineer for Spotify, founder of the San Francisco Chapter of PyLadies as well as the BDFL for PyLadies, board member of the Python Software Foundation, and member of the Django Software Foundation.

Samir Shah

Samir Shah

Senior Group Manager

Target

Samir Shah is a Senior Group Manager at Target where he is responsible for building Data Science Platform enabling data scientist to run machine-learning algorithms at scale. Prior to Target, he worked at DemandTec where he led platform and architecture team on which award winning pricing management system was built. IBM acquired DemandTec in 2011.

Lars Schneider

Lars Schneider

Technical Lead GitHub Solutions

Autodesk

Lars holds the position "Technical Lead GitHub Solutions" at Autodesk and works out of Berlin, Germany. Just recently he took the challenging task to move source code written by more than 4000 engineers over the last 20 years to GitHub. He also is the author of the ShowInGitHub Xcode plugin and added Git LFS support to the Git-Perforce importer "git-p4". Lars is a blogger-to-be, an avid kiteboarder, and would be happy to get in touch with you on Twitter (@kit3bus).

Igor Serebryany

Igor Serebryany

Developer Happiness Engineer

Airbnb

Igor is a Developer Happiness Engineer at Airbnb. As part of this role, he has spent a lot of time thinking about how to improve developer tooling to keep a rapidly-scaling team shipping with as little friction as possible. Prior to this current stint, he has helped to create the monitoring, configuration management, and service connectivity components of Airbnb.

Allen Smith

Allen Smith

Trainer

GitHub

Allen, a seasoned educator with a background in web development and creative services, delights in uncovering new ways version control empowers content authors. He brings his knack for connecting the proverbial dots in educating on all thing Git and GitHub.

James Smith

James Smith

Co-founder & CEO

Bugsnag

James is the co-founder and CEO of Bugsnag, the leading active error monitoring service for web, mobile, and desktop applications. Bugsnag processes more than 250 milllion events per day for companies like Slack, Square, CBS, Pandora, and Shopify.

James was born in London, UK, and attended the University of Bath. He previously co-founded and built Sponsor-Me, the first social donation application for the Facebook platform, and later created WeGot.tv, a media discovery website that was acquired in 2009. From 2009 to 2012, James led the product team as the CTO of Heyzap, helping scale the company to more than 8 million users.

Kakul Srivastava

Kakul Srivastava

VP, Product

GitHub

Kakul Srivastava is VP of Product Management at GitHub. She is a tech entrepreneur focused on building companies that empower people and create community. Kakul has helped build some of the best loved consumer tech products -- Adobe's Photoshop line of software, Flickr, Yahoo! Messenger, and Yahoo! Mail. She was the founder and CEO of Tomfoolery, Inc., a start-up dedicated to making beautiful social apps for work. Tomfoolery was bought by Yahoo in 2014. Kakul is a graduate of MIT with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and also holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. She serves as Co-Chair on the Board of Cure Violence, a non-profit dedicated to stopping violence in some of the world’s most high-risk communities, and is an active volunteer, advising in official and unofficial roles, to a number of start-ups and non-profits. She lives in SF with her husband and two children.

Steve Streeting

Steve Streeting

Developer

Atlassian

Steve works for Atlassian and has been a developer for over 20 years, a mix of commercial and open source. Currently a contributor to Git LFS, prior projects included creating SourceTree for Mac & Windows, 3D graphics development (founded open source engine Ogre3D), enterprise software, early devops systems, and originally mainframes. Happy to bore you with stories of publishing code on FTP sites in the 90s.

Ben Toews

Ben Toews

Security Engineer

GitHub

Ben Toews is an application security engineer at GitHub. He works on security features in addition to identifying and fixing security vulnerabilities in GitHub.com. Prior to GitHub, Ben worked in software development as well as in security consulting, performing application and network pentests.

Danny Whalen

Danny Whalen

Co-founder & VP, Engineering

Remix

Danny is a engineer, data geek, and friendly human. He is co-founder and VP Engineering at Remix, helping cities around the world plan better public transit. Previously, Danny was a fellow at Code for America working with the GIS group in the city of Charlotte, NC. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with him if you want to chat about bus systems, software development, or data visualization.

Experience

Join us at Pier 70—the perfect spot for a celebration. Pier 70 is located at 420 22nd Street in San Francisco’s rapidly growing Dogpatch neighborhood.

Venue

Attendees are encouraged to use public transit, taxis, ride shares, or bikes. Bike valet will be available free of charge at Pier 70. There is no parking provided at Pier 70.

Hotel

Book your room at the W San Francisco. Conveniently located in San Francisco's Union Square, close to public transportation and restaurants.

Party

Join us at the Village for three stories of food, drinks, and entertainment after Day 1. Chat with new friends in one of the lounges, or enjoy live music and visualizations by Mike Relm and other special guests.

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