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Chris Wanstrath
Co-founder & CEO
GitHub
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Opening Keynote
Chris Wanstrath
Co-founder & CEO, GitHub
Github

Kyle Daigle
Senior Engineering Manager
GitHub
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Opening Keynote
Kyle Daigle
Senior Engineering Manager, GitHub
Github

Kyle Daigle is Senior Engineering Manager of API Engineering at GitHub and helps build and improve its platform. 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.

Mark Tareshawty
Platform Engineer
GitHub
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Integrating with GitHub
Mark Tareshawty
Platform Engineer, GitHub
Github

Mark Tareshawty has been enjoying making people misspell the storage capacity for 1024 gigabytes since he grabbed the @tarebyte handle many years ago. He is a Platform Engineer at GitHub based in Columbus Ohio, and enjoys contributing to open source and building tools that makes peoples lives better.

Lauri Apple
Producer/Agile Project Manager
Zalando
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How to Avoid Creating a GitHub Junkyard
Lauri Apple
Producer/Agile Project Manager, Zalando
Github

Kir Shatrov
Developer Infrastructure Engineer
Shopify
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The Secret Life of Monoliths
Kir Shatrov
Developer Infrastructure Engineer, Shopify
Github

Kir Shatrov is a Developer Infrastructure Engineer at Shopify where he works on the core Rails platform and infrastructure. When not into working, Kir enjoys learning new technologies, speaking at conferences and biking.

Jacob Tomlinson
Lead Engineer
Met Office Informatics Lab
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Empowering Environmental Science with Open Tools & Open Data
Jacob Tomlinson
Lead Engineer, Met Office Informatics Lab
Github

Jacob is the lead engineer for the Met Office Informatics Lab with experience in software development, operational system engineering and cloud architecture. He uses these skills to ensure the lab is building robust prototypes that are pushing the boundaries of technology.

Kat Fukui
Product Designer
GitHub
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The Power of the Open Source Community
Kat Fukui
Product Designer, GitHub
Github

Kat is a cat-cuddling Product Designer at GitHub on the Community and Safety team, where she builds tools that empower communities. She’s a California native who loves story-driven design, code, and rock climbing.

Mike McQuaid
Senior Software Engineer
GitHub
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The Power of the Open Source Community
Mike McQuaid
Senior Software Engineer, GitHub
Github

Mike McQuaid is a senior software engineer working on open source at GitHub based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also the lead maintainer of the Homebrew macOS package manager, author of Git in Practice and has contributed to a wide array of open source projects

Vitor Monteiro
Solutions Engineer
GitHub
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GitHub Partner Highlight: Building Interconnected Workflows
Vitor Monteiro
Solutions Engineer, GitHub
Github

Before GitHub, Vitor was a senior software engineer in the financial and healthcare industries. These days Vitor helps GitHub customers to be successful using the GitHub platform.

Andrew Homeyer
Founder
Waffle.io
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GitHub Partner Highlight: Building Interconnected Workflows
Andrew Homeyer
Founder, Waffle.io

Andrew is the Chief Waffle Maker at Waffle.io, where he runs product, works with customers, and dabbles with code. Andrew is all about solving the right problem for the right customer at the right time. You’ll often find Andrew mountain biking or backcountry skiing in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado.

Danielle Tomlinson
Software Engineer
CircleCI
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GitHub Partner Highlight: Building Interconnected Workflows
Danielle Tomlinson
Software Engineer, CircleCI

Danielle has been shipping bugs for over a decade. She has worked with a variety of technologies and spent 8 years as an iOS engineer. As a member of the CocoaPods Core Team, and as a Software Engineer at CircleCI she can mostly be found building and breaking developer tools. She is also an avid traveller and nomad who despite falling in love with Berlin is usually on a aeroplane.

Jaime Jorge
CEO & Co-founder
Codacy
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GitHub Partner Highlight: Building Interconnected Workflows
Jaime Jorge
CEO & Co-founder, Codacy

Jaime Jorge is the CEO and Co-founder of Codacy where he focuses on helping his team create best platform for developers and teams to make great engineering decisions. Jaime has a MsC in software engineering and has been studying and researching code analysis and quality since college. His biggest drive is helping developers improve their products and this was the reason Codacy was born. On his free time he enjoys hikes, traveling and brazillian jiu-jitsu both in Europe and in San Francisco.

Cory Virok
CTO & Co-founder
Rollbar
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GitHub Partner Highlight: Building Interconnected Workflows
Cory Virok
CTO & Co-founder, Rollbar

Cory is the Co-founder, CTO at Rollbar where he focuses on building the right team and product to help thousands of developers find an fix bugs in their production systems. Cory is passionate about enabling others to succeed and grow, knowing that the best investment is in people. He also loves hiking around the San Francisco Bay Area, traveling all over the world, the occasional all night dance party and making space for self improvement and reflection.

Matt Desmond
Trainer
GitHub
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Git Tips & Tricks
Matt Desmond
Trainer, GitHub
Github

Matt is a technical documentation nerd turned trainer with experience in laboratory information systems, IT security certifications, payment authentication platforms, and GitHub. He loves helping people work smarter.

Cyril Lakech
Tech Lead
AXA France
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GitHub Enterprise Customer Panel: Modernizing Software Architecture
Cyril Lakech
Tech Lead, AXA France

An agile, bold, and passionate software developer interested in augmented user experience, technological challenges, and business transformation. As a supporter of knowledge sharing, I co-founded Ch'ti JUG a few years ago, a developer community in Lille, to organize events. I share with others by speaking to events like Devoxx France, Ch'ti JUG, Codeurs en Seine, and BBL.

I spent several years as Technical Leader and Software Developer on strategic projects in various domains like API, Big Data, UX, Web, Mobile. I am always looking for new challenges in the field of innovation like Digitalization, Mobility, Makers, AI, Collaborative Economy, and Block Chain.

I want to keep practicing software development and to be involved in every step of a product lifecycle. I am not a project manager, but I am a doer, a learner, a corporate hacker, and I try to be a leader!

Kai Hilton-Jones
Enterprise Solutions Engineering Manager
GitHub
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GitHub Enterprise Customer Panel: Modernizing Software Architecture
Kai Hilton-Jones
Enterprise Solutions Engineering Manager, GitHub
Github

Kai Hilton-Jones heads up GitHub's Solutions Engineering team in Europe and helps developers and organisations to build better software, faster. During a career spanning more than 20 years Kai has enjoyed roles in software development, operations, database administration and data science before discovering a passion for customer advocacy and community interaction. Kai and his team help companies to evaluate and adopt GitHub, ultimately reducing friction and breaking down barriers to collaboration.

Thomas Jansen
Product Management
SAP
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GitHub Enterprise Customer Panel: Modernizing Software Architecture
Thomas Jansen
Product Management, SAP

Thomas Jansen is a Product Expert at SAP focusing on improving the life of developers by providing tools and services for their daily work. Besides creating and running internal and open source apps and services, he helps establishing products like GitHub, Travis CI, ZenHub and Slack at SAP. He has worked in the role of a developer, project lead and product owner and coached teams in agile software engineering and design thinking practices. Thomas is determined to build great services for end users, develop well crafted products and get things done.

Lothar Schulz
Team Lead Continuous Delivery and Managed Databases
Zalando
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GitHub Enterprise Customer Panel: Modernizing Software Architecture
Lothar Schulz
Team Lead Continuous Delivery and Managed Databases, Zalando

Based in Berlin, Germany, Lothar Schulz is responsible for Zalando’s source code management as well as other continuous delivery systems. Before joining Zalando, Lothar held positions with Txtr, T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom and Nokia as team and project manager.

Alex Lindley
Developer Services, Senior Engineer
HSBC
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GitHub Enterprise Customer Panel: Modernizing Software Architecture
Alex Lindley
Developer Services, Senior Engineer, HSBC

Alex has over 11 years multi-platform Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) experience and is currently working in a global team providing essential ALM tooling to the development community within HSBC.

Alexander Mann-Wahrenberg
Senior Staff Software Engineer
Continental Automotive
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Teaching GitHub Flow @ Continental Automotive with LEGO and Arduino
Alexander Mann-Wahrenberg
Senior Staff Software Engineer, Continental Automotive
Github

I’ve been working with one of the larger business units of Continental Automotive for more than sixteen years.

Although I had fallen in love with programming of computers of all kinds in my early childhood and I always enjoyed to spread my experiences, knowledge and skills in what I’m doing after school I chose the studies in Mechanical Engineering over the studies for being a teacher for Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

After eleven years as embedded software developer and later software architect developing driver assistance functions for the series production in collaboration with various OEMs, the recent years I have been helping modernizing the embedded software engineering. Here I can put in my enthusiam in teaching and the circle seems to go full around.

I’m forty-one years old, married and have two kids.

John Witchel
President/COO
GitPrime
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A Data Driven Approach To Leading Software Teams
John Witchel
President/COO, GitPrime

John Witchel is the President/COO of GitPrime, the leader in engineering productivity analytics. With over 200 customers worldwide, GitPrime helps engineering leaders maximize the productivity of their teams with a suite of productivity analytic tools available in the cloud or on-prem. Most recently, John oversaw the FinTech engineering practice at Tesla. He joined Tesla by way of acquisition of his previous startup, Common Assets, the creator of SolarBonds. Prior to that John was the co-founder and CTO of Prosper, America’s first person to person lending platform. A Stanford alumni with a Masters in CS, John is a former American record holder in swimming. Today, he lives in Durango, Colorado and is an avid off-road racer.

Amy Dickens
GitHub Campus Expert
University of Nottingham
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From WiT to WiTtier - The story of a growing Women in Tech Community in Nottingham
Amy Dickens
GitHub Campus Expert, University of Nottingham

Amy is a PhD Student from the Mixed Reality Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. Her background is in audio and recording technologies and her current work focuses on gesture sensing and embodied interactions with digital musical instruments, with a specific focus on tailoring technologies for users with complex disabilities. Amy is the lead organiser for the annual Women in Technology Conference in Nottingham. Amy is passionate about teaching, learning and sharing technology in all kinds of ways through promoting a friendly open environment for beginners.

Victor Martinez
Senior Build & Configuration Engineer
King
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Openness @ King: Our Journey Towards Collaboration with GHE
Victor Martinez
Senior Build & Configuration Engineer, King
Github

Victor is a Build & Configuration Engineer working and living in the UK. He works across different teams to build and improve Continuous Integration/Delivery environment, development tool workflows and infrastructure.

Raul Pareja
Senior Build & Configuration Engineer
King
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Openness @ King: Our Journey Towards Collaboration with GHE
Raul Pareja
Senior Build & Configuration Engineer, King

Raul is a Build & Configuration Engineer working and living in Barcelona. He works across different teams to build and improve Continuous Integration/Delivery environment, development tool workflows and infrastructure.

Phil Haack
Director of Engineering for Client Apps
GitHub
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GitHub Beyond Your Browser
Phil Haack
Director of Engineering for Client Apps, GitHub
Github

Phil Haack (pronounced "hack") never misses an opportunity to point out the pronunciation of his last name. He is the Director of Engineering for Client Apps at GitHub. Client Apps is a group that consists of the Desktop, Atom, Electron, and Editor Tools teams. He blogs at http://haacked.com/ and tweets droll observations as @haacked on Twitter. He also says words at conferences here and there. He has quit writing technical books many times now and hopes this last time will stick.

Panna Pavangadkar
Global Head of Developer Experience
Bloomberg Engineering
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Global Software Development with InnerSource
Panna Pavangadkar
Global Head of Developer Experience, Bloomberg Engineering

Panna Pavangadkar is the Global Head of Developer Experience at Bloomberg Engineering. Her team is responsible for making the process of developing, deploying, scaling and managing applications more efficient, so that developers can focus on building great applications for the Bloomberg customers.

Her past experience with various engineering roles with databases, operating systems, infrastructure and application development as Technical Fellow, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, New York and J P Morgan, Singapore and NIIT Pune, India, give her a unique perspective to understand and work with bringing in wide scale change within the developer and engineering communities.

Chandan Singh
Software Developer
Bloomberg
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Global Software Development with InnerSource
Chandan Singh
Software Developer, Bloomberg

Chandan is part of the Developer Experience team at Bloomberg. His team is responsible for providing development tools ranging from code review to automated testing tools across Bloomberg Engineering. He loves open-source software and he used to be an active contributor to open-source projects such as Drupal and KA Lite.

Marc Scott
Raspberry Pi Foundation
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Closing Keynote: It's not just for code! Git and GitHub as a platform for Open Education
Marc Scott
Raspberry Pi Foundation

Marc is a former Secondary Science and Computer Science teacher, and self-taught programmer. He now works for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, helping to fulfill their charitable mission by producing educational resources and engaging in outreach work. He's also authored A Beginner Guide to Coding - a book aimed at introducing children to programming through Scratch and Python.

Jamie Strusz
Engineer, Professional Services Team
GitHub
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GitHub and the Internet of Things: Automate IoT Hardware
Jamie Strusz
Engineer, Professional Services Team, GitHub
Github

Jamie is an engineer on GitHub's Professional Services team, where she enables companies to wield the power of GitHub Enterprise responsibly. She has a background in art history, and has worked at Microsoft, Google, and Nintendo of America. She likes Linux, open source, and documenting all the things. When not Hubbing, she lives and travels in a Westfalia Vanagon with her partner, Maxwell, and corgi, Yorick.

Stefan Stölzle
Software Engineer
GitHub
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GitHub and the Internet of Things: Automate IoT Hardware
Stefan Stölzle
Software Engineer, GitHub
Github

Stefan has been a software developer, teacher and consultant for over 10 years, he believes "code is beautiful" and achieving it through collaboration. On the Professional Services team at GitHub his focus lies in helping companies migrate to Git and GitHub, learn about the GitHub Flow, and add continuous integration and deployment to their development tools.

Eric Hollenberry
Trainer
GitHub
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Electron: Start to Finish
Eric Hollenberry
Trainer, GitHub
Github

Eric is a Trainer at GitHub, travelling the world to teach customers how to best adopt and utilize all things Git. A teacher by trade, he's deeply invested in education, open source software, and enthusiastic about non-technical users and software developers alike.

Nathan Henderson
Principal Services Engineer
GitHub
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Electron: Start to Finish
Nathan Henderson
Principal Services Engineer, GitHub
Github

Nathan is a Principal Services Engineer at GitHub, where he works closely with customers to teach their teams to how to build better software together. With experience in web development, product & UI design, and project management, Nathan cares deeply about the craft of building great software. At GitHub, he relishes in the opportunity to share this love of code and collaboration with teams of all sizes.

Briana Swift
Trainer
GitHub
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Build a Chatbot
Briana Swift
Trainer, GitHub
Github

With a background in creative arts and software development curriculum, Briana collaborates with teams and individuals working with the visionary tools available through Git and GitHub. Through a positive and energetic approach, she helps others achieve their own exciting new ventures through the use of these innovative technologies.

Michael Johnson
Services Engineer
GitHub
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Build a Chatbot
Michael Johnson
Services Engineer, GitHub
Github

Michael Johnson is a Services Engineer at GitHub from Denver, Colorado. He helps companies get started with and improve their use of GitHub Enterprise and related tools. He loves to learn from and teach others about how to improve the software development process.

Steve Winton
Solutions Engineer
GitHub
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Creating an InnerSource Culture
Steve Winton
Solutions Engineer, GitHub
Github

Steve has worked in the wonderful world of software for over a decade, where he has enjoyed working with software teams of all shapes and sizes. As part of GitHub Professional Services, Steve now enjoys helping other teams work together to ship better software, faster. Originally hailing from the UK 🇬🇧, Steve is based in Franklin, Tennessee, where he enjoys riding his bike, spending time with his wife and 3 kids, hunting for records, and not eating barbecue. Steve is tagged with

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