October 2012 Speakers
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Paul Irish, Google
Christian Heilmann, Mozilla
Principal Developer Evangelist
Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.
Peter Lubbers, Google
Global Programs Manager
@peterlubbers Peter Lubbers lives and breathes HTML5. Yes, even his car has the ‘HTML5’ license plate! Peter is the co-author of Pro HTML5 Programming (2nd Ed. Apress, 2011) and the founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group, the largest HTML5 User Group in the world with over 5,000 members.
Peter works at Google as a global programs manager in the Chrome Developer Relations team, spreading HTML5 and Open Web goodness. Prior to that he headed up the HTML5 training division at Kaazing. Prior to joining Kaazing, Peter worked as an information architect at Oracle, where he wrote many books and developed documentation publication automation systems. Three of his automation inventions are patented.
A native of the Netherlands, Peter served as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets. In his spare time Peter likes jumping out of planes, bungee-jumping, and running ultra-marathons. He is the three-time winner of the Tahoe Super Triple marathon. Peter lives on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest and loves to run around Lake Tahoe (preferably in one go).
Doris Chen, Microsoft
Tom Hughes-Croucher, Jetpacks for Dinosaurs
Web Application Specialist
Tom Hughes-Croucher is a Web application specialist, with a particular focus on performance. He recently worked at Joyent on the Node.js team, and is the author of the O'Reilly book "Up and Running with Node.js". He has also had extensive experience working with high performance web sites, including the Yahoo! homepage. Previously, Tom has worked with many leading companies and organisations in the US and UK such as Walmart, Yahoo!, NASA, MySpace, Tesco, UK Channel 4 and Three Telecom. He speaks extensively around the world at a number of the leading web conferences, and has also contributed to several standards for recognized standards bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium and the British Standards Institute.
Kyle Simpson, Getify Solutions
JS Architect, Web Performance Evangelist
Kiran Prasad, LinkedIn
Director of Engineering Mobile
Kiran Prasad is focused on investigating, innovating, designing and executing solutions to make it easier for people to communicate. Mobile Computing in particular is something that is of growing importance in our social culture. Kiran's goal is to build devices, software and services to help deliver solutions that make peoples' lives more efficient and more enjoyable.
Brian Rinaldi, Adobe
Content and Community Manager
Jeremy Kahn, YouTube
Jeremy Kahn is geeky chap that loves to make things. After years of developing video games as a hobby, he switched to web development while cranking out open source code along the way. He has created numerous open source projects, many of which focus on web animation.
Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony's passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to bring coolness and fun to the broadest possible audience.
Tony's first startup, Intervista Software (1995-1998), developed the first-ever real-time VRML plugin for Internet Explorer, which Microsoft bundled with millions of copies of their browser. His most recent company, Vivaty (2007-2010), created a novel end-to-end virtual world system fully integrated with the web and serving up millions of virtual goods transactions.
Tony is perhaps best known for his work as a pioneer of 3D standards for the web. He is the co-creator of VRML and X3D, ISO standards for networked 3D graphics. Tony continues to build community around innovations in 3D as the co-chair of the WebGL Meetup (www.meetup.com/WebGL-Developers-Meetup) and a founder of the Rest3D working group (http://www.rest3d.org/). Tony is also the author of the upcoming O'Reilly Media book, WebGL Up and Running.
Tony is currently a partner in a stealth online gaming startup and has a consulting practice developing social games, virtual worlds and location-based services for San Francisco Bay Area clients.
Ben Vinegar, Disqus
Matt Debergalis, Meteor
Matt DeBergalis is an author of the Meteor open source project and cofounder of the Meteor Development Group. Prior to his work on Meteor, Matt founded and ran ActBlue, the largest political fundraising platform in the world. ActBlue has raised over $275 million dollars. Before that, Matt was a kernel hacker. Some of his technical credits include the NeXT port of NetBSD and work on the NFSv4 and DAFS specifications while at Network Appliance. As an undergraduate at MIT, Matt built a phone system for his fraternity, fabricating the circuit boards and writing the operating system from scratch.
Steve Newcomb, famo.us
Steve Newcomb is perhaps best known for being the author of "Cult Creation" and for being the founder of the Peter Thiel funded Powerset which is considered one of the best group of engineers ever assembled. Powerset is now MSFT Bing and the engineers, often called the Powerset Mafia, now hold key roles in nearly every major tech company in the Valley and have founded a host of successful startups including GitHub, Serious Business and Crowdflower. For the last two years Steve has been heads down building a new team and working on an experimental HTML5 3D gesture based physics engine that generates a jaw dropping immersive experience without the use of canvass, without the use of any native wrapper and works on phones, tablets, computers and media devices.
Brian Lonsdorf, loop/recur
Shay Howe, Groupon
As a designer and user interface engineer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive products. Currently working for Groupon, Shay specializes in user interface design and development. Additionally, Shay teaches front end design and development classes at The Starter League and helps co-organize Refresh Chicago and UX Happy Hour.
Sean Hess, i.TV
Co-Founder & CTO
Sean Hess, gave the popular talk "How to deploy a Node.js App to Production (And Not Get Fired)" at the last HTML5DevConf and we are pleased to have him back. Sean is cofounder and CTO of i.TV, where he is responsible for engineering and culture. Previously, Sean was VP of Engineering at AmberAlert.com. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He blogs at seanhess.github.com
Tomomi Imura, Nokia
Tomomi Imura(@girlie_mac) is a front-end developer with mobile focus, and developer evangelist. She has been in mobile-space since before it was cool - has been developing mobile apps, platform UI/UX and frameworks at Nokia N-Gage, Yahoo! Mobile, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, and recently came back to Nokia to help the 3rd party developers to create apps with HTML5. She also writes a technical blog at http://girliamac.com
Mauvis Ledford, Pathbrite Inc.
He open-sourced a sample Responsive Backbone app during last year's HTML5 Dev Conf here: http://dontbreak.me
Bill Fisher, Hot Studio
Sr. Design Engineer
Bill Fisher is a Senior Design Engineer at Hot Studio and an advocate for HTML5 apps. Experienced at all layers of the web technology stack, Bill works with project teams to create innovative user experiences that support new business strategies. He is the author of Touchy, a jQuery plugin for managing touch events across devices. Bill also enjoys being the father of two girls and playing music.
Michael Dale, Kaltura
Lead Front-End Architect
Michael Dale is the lead front end architect for Kaltura Open Source Video Platform. In 2006 Michael Dale co-founded metavid.org an open video community archive of US house and senate floor proceedings. Later he worked on video for Wikipedia. With Kaltura he has worked on HTML5 video for Wikipedia the Internet Archive and dozens of major web properties that make use of Kaltura’s platform. His work includes work on scalable video delivery across numerous browsers and devices, subtitling, advertising, analytics and video editing in HTML5.
Pratik Patel, TripLingo
Steve Heffernan, Video.js
Steve Heffernan (@heff) has been building web sites for 15 years and specializes in web video technology. He is the creator of Video.js—an open source HTML5 video player used on over 25,000 web sites. He's also a co-founder of Zencoder—a cloud-based video encoding service that was acquired by Brightcove in 2012. You can find his personal web site at http://heff.me.
Brett Van Zuiden, Filepicker.io
Brett van Zuiden is a front-end web developer who was so passionate about creating an open platform for web applications that he started a company. He is currently CEO and head of Web Development at Filepicker.io, a recent YCombinator graduate.
Tony Sukiennik is a time traveler from the Punch Card Era who worked in OS Dev, Marketing, and Consulting for large companies such as Digital Equipment and Microsoft... But most of his career was spent as an Entrepreneur and he's very good at enduring pain... Some of his current "out of the box" thinking about App Dev has been compared to "Blue Box Phone Hacking"... He takes that as a compliment... Maximize Client / Minimize Server is his way of thinking about Dev...
Chris Eppstein, Caring.com
Chris Eppstein is the Software Architect at Caring.com, the creator of the Compass stylesheet framework, and a Sass core team member. Chris is an active member of the Ruby open source community having created or contributed to over 50 open source projects. Chris lives in San Jose, CA with his wife and daughter.
Michael Mikowski, SnapLogic
Mike spent four years as development manager responsible for high volume, high performance mod_perl clusters serving billions of advertising impressions per week. In this position at a top internet advertising firm, he coordinated the development needs of 4 product groups. Other notable accomplishments are in 3D rendering, music composition and numerical analysis. He is an award-winning and degreed Industrial Designer.
Christopher Webb, Groupon
Christopher Webb works as a User Interface Engineer at Groupon. He's meticulous about hand-crafted HTML, carefully pruned CSS, and pushing the web forward. He's interested in responsive web design, building iOS apps, and hacking on Arduinos. When he's not pushing daily deals, he spends time with his loving wife, their two beautiful kids, and his rambunctious dog.
Vojta Jína, Google
Vojta Jína is a big fan of open source and Test Driven Development. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojta lives in California and works at Google, Mountain View. His goal is to make the development of web apps and testing more fun. Testacular is a result of this effort. When not hacking on Testacular, Vojta is a core contributor to the AngularJS project and a trumpet player. Follow him at @vojtajina on Twitter.
Dirk Ginader, Yahoo!
Sr. UX Prototyper
Stephan Herhut, Intel Labs
Sylvain Carle, Twitter
Sylvain Carle dwells in emerging technologies, he has been on the bleeding edge of media, technologies and networks for the last 15 years. Startups, internet software development, digital and social media, open source and open standards are amongst his core expertise and passions. He loves sharing his experience and is an advocate of collaboration as a pragmatic mean of making things happen. He joined Twitter as a developer advocate last June after being on the other side of the fence for a few years with his latest startup Needium.
Robert Martone, LinkedIn
Sr. Web Developer
Robert Martone a bay area based web developer with plenty of know how. For the past 10+ years he's been creating a wide range of websites for a wide range of clients. Robert has worked on everything from large enterprise sites like linkedin.com and morningstar.com to small promotional sites like ilovemycub.com. He has led the technical aspects of the redesign of moen.com, and hawkerbeechcraft.com. And, has played a central client facing roles on many other large scale projects.
Robert says he's accomplished a lot and has dabbled in many web technologies. But, his true passion lies in HTML, JS, CSS.
Rhys Brett-Bowen, Catch.com
Web Client Lead
Web Client lead at Catch.com. Wrote PlastronJS and G-object for Closure library. Started the Closure Tools Meetup.
Art Dahms, Palm
Paul Fischer, Intel
Technical Consulting Engineer
Paul Fischer is a TCE (Technical Consulting Engineer) for mobile and embedded development tools at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining Intel [in 2009] he spent most of his time in a variety of engineering and marketing roles, primarily in the embedded computing and real-time software market.
Frank Greco, Kaazing
Director of Technology
Frank Greco is the Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation. He is responsible for the Kaazing cloud computing strategy and guiding customers with new technology approaches that leverage the value of extending application protocols over the web and how the new web communications stack is a key component. Frank has extensive experience in global architecture, grid/cloud computing, innovative user interfaces and mobile computing. Frank has been named by Sun/Oracle a "Java Champion" for many years and chairs the NYJavaSIG (largest Java User Group in North America) and the NYHTML5 User Groups.
Marco Rogers, Yammer
Sr. Software Engineer
Jack Lawson, Airbnb
Jack Lawson is a user interface engineer at Airbnb specializing in building accessible, modern interfaces. He's a strong believer in progressive enhancement as a way to apply accessibility principles to brand-new technologies and frameworks, and spends a lot of free time experimenting with browser-based games, contributing open-source libraries, and running the Bay Area Lua Developers meetup. Jack has been working in web development for nearly 10 years, beginning with his first Geocities site (still under construction.)
Joe Monastiero, Ludei Inc.
As president of Ludei, Joe Monastiero brings over 20 years of technology management experience to the Company. He co-founded appMobi, a pioneer in HTML5 mobile application development platforms, helping the company acquire over 50,000 active developers. He also co-founded Intervideo, (formerly IVII, acquired by Corel Corporation) where he was responsible for sales, marketing and business development activities and helped drive the company to become the dominant force in delivering DVD software playback to the world. Over 500M copies of WinDVD have been delivered to the market worldwide.
Prior to joining appMobi, Joe was a leading consultant to technology startups, including muvee Technologies of Singapore and Cyberlink Corp of Taiwan and was also employed by Rockwell Semiconductor, Zoran and Turtle Beach Systems. Joe’s experience includes helping to take two companies public and managing two successful exit M&As.
At Ludei, Joe is responsible for coordinating all business strategy and planning, funding initiatives, strategic partnerships, business models, product planning and roadmapping, new hires, marketing, PR, and of course, developing a sound revenue and profitability plan. He works daily with most of the larger companies in the mobile game industry and its ecosystem. As a technologist, he is also actively involved in the day-to-day planning of the company’s offerings. Ludei is a cross-device native mobile game development and delivery platform that allows app developers to build, deploy and monetize high performance, native competitive HTML5 games for both iOS and Android from a single codebase.
Steve Souders, Google
Head Performance Engineer
Steve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book, High Performance Web Sites, explains his best practices for performance; it was #1 in Amazon's Computer and Internet bestsellers. His follow-up book, Even Faster Web Sites, provides performance tips for today's Web 2.0 applications. Steve is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 Firefox add-ons. He's created many other performance tools and services including the HTTP Archive, Cuzillion, Jdrop, SpriteMe, ControlJS, and Browserscope. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford, and does many public speaking appearances.
Steve previously worked at Yahoo! as the Chief Performance Yahoo!, where he blogged about web performance on Yahoo! Developer Network. He was named a Yahoo! Superstar. Steve worked on many of the platforms and products within the company, including running the development team for My Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo!, Steve worked at several small to mid-sized startups including two companies he co-founded, Helix Systems and CoolSync. He also worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos.
In the early 80's Steve caught the Artificial Intelligence bug. He worked at a few companies doing research on machine learning and had several publications and conference appearances. He has a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Steve's interests are varied. He's on the council of First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto and the Couchbase Advisory Board. He's played basketball with several NBA and WNBA players. He was a member of the Universal Studios Internet Task Force. He participated in setting a Guinness world record. He rebuilt a 90-year-old carriage house. He has a wonderful wife and three daughters.
James Halliday, Browerling
I've written lots of tiny node modules including dnode, browserify, optimist, and seaport. I draw silly cartoons and always have dozens of mad science experiments laying about. I built underwater robots in Alaska and then moved to Oakland and co-founded browserling.com and testling.com. I am on a mission to empower developers to write lots of tiny modules and tiny services instead of giant monoliths. Beep boop.
Ilya Grigorik, Google
Ilya Grigorik is a developer advocate and web performance engineer at Google. He spends his days and nights working on making the web faster and building and driving adoption of performance best practices. Ilya is currently working on a SPDY book with O'Reilly, which should be available in late 2012 - for news on SPDY and the book, head to: www.spdy.io
Sidney Maestre, StackMob
Sidney Maestre is the Platform Evangelist for StackMob, a leading provider of backend services for mobile developers. Prior to joining StackMob, Sidney immersed himself in the world of payments as a Developer Evangelist at PayPal. He spent the last few years building mobile apps and sharing his knowledge with others. These efforts included speaking at Adobe MAX, 360iDev, SenchaCon, HTML5DevConf, Silicon Valley Code Camp, creating two courses, jQuery Mobile for Beginners and Learn Backbone.js + StackMob, for the uDemy.com platform and organizing the Bay Area Mobile meetup.
James Pearce, Facebook
Head of Developer Advocacy
James Pearce is Head of Developer Advocacy at Facebook. He's a developer and writer with a special passion for the web, mobile platforms of all sorts, and exploring their untapped potential.
James' mobile projects include confess.js, WhitherApps, tinySrc, ready.mobi, Device Atlas, and mobiForge. Previously at Sencha, dotMobi, Argogroup and Ernst & Young, he has also written books on the mobile web for Wrox & Wiley. He's easy to find at, @jamespearce or http://tripleodeon.com
Jennifer Lampton, Jeneration Web Development
Sr. Drupal Developer
Jen Lampton has been building websites since 1997, and working with Drupal since 2006. She maintains several modules on drupal.org, and is a member of the Drupal core usability team. Jen is a huge advocate of the open-source community, and has been organizing the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADcamp) since 2007.
Recently, Jen has been focused on improving usability and "learnability" in Drupal core. After spending the better part of two years writing curriculum and attempting to teach people how to work with Drupal, she decided that the problem is not a lack of documentation, but instead that Drupal is not intuitive enough, or consistent in its implementation. A huge part of her struggle to make Drupal "make more sense" to people includes an initiative she's leading with many others, to replace the theme layer in Drupal 8.
Paul Trani, Adobe
Creative Suite Evangelist
Paul Trani is a Creative Suite Evangelist for Adobe Systems focusing on workflows that empower designers and developers to publish to multiple screens and platforms.
Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at Lynda.com and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV as well as his own tutorials on www.designupdate.com.
Prior to joining Adobe, Paul led a team of interactive designers and developers at Starz Entertainment producing multimillion dollar web and mobile campaigns.
When he is not traversing the globe he can be found hiking somewhere in the Colorado mountains (and he’s not telling where). Best chance to find him is to follow him on twitter: @paultrani
Harrison Shoff, Airbnb
Harry Shoff is a Design Engineer at Airbnb. Before that, in no specific order, he was a bookseller, a barista, a car wash operator, a valet, an electrical engineering student, and a Christmas tree salesmen. Having left those all behind, he's currently working on everything from Airbnb’s mobile website to their internal photographer management tool, responsible for coordinating hundreds of photography shoots per day.
Michael Wnuk, The Onion
Director of Technology
Michael Wnuk (@mikewnuk) is the Director of Technology at the Onion. He's worked on a number of HTML5-based iOS apps, including the Webby Award Winning Onion iPad App. The Onion team is currently working on rebuild of their sites that takes advantage of the latest browser & device capabilities.
Diego Ferreiro, Yahoo!
Diego Ferreiro works at Yahoo! as a FrontEnd engineer and as a Security Paranoid. He was named Mojito Ambassador to evangelize the community on Mojito and Cocktails platform. In his spare time he also enjoy messing around and experiment with new HTML5 features.
Adron Hall, Tier 3
OSS Iron Foundry Organizer, Lead Coder
Adam Christian, Sauce Labs
Director of Web Development
Adam Christian started at the Open Source Applications foundation out of college, co-creating the windmill test framework. He then helped create the Mozmill testing tool working with Mozilla, and leading the test automation effort at Slide inc before joining Sauce Labs. He currently focuses on front-end development at Sauce Labs, and works on open source projects like WD.js, jellyfish and se-builder in his free time left over after snowboarding and whiskey tasting.
Jina Bolton, Do
Jina Bolton enjoys creating beautiful user experiences. She currently works as a product designer at Do, an awesome company that helps you get work done. Previously, Jina has worked at rad companies including Apple, Engine Yard, andCrush + Lovely. She also coauthored 2 books, Fancy Form Design and The Art & Science of CSS.
She is currently helping lead Team Sass Design (a task force redesigning the Sass website), and does occasional maintenance work for 320 and Up (after she volunteered to port the LESS files over to Sass). She also has a side project, Art in My Coffee, a curated gallery of coffee art."
Zohar Babin, Kaltura
Director of Community and Developer Relations
Zohar Babin's background is with programming, web, 3D, video production, community, marketing and facilitating relationships and partnerships. I hack software and build communities, enjoy connecting, sharing ideas, martial arts, visual arts, music, extreme sports, beer, travel and many other things. I enable ecosystems.
Today I lead Community Building and Developer Relations at Kaltura. I spend most my day exploring new, innovative, exciting and fun ways to leverage video and online media to improve participation, increase sales, increase learning results, improve efficiencies and deliver greater, more fun web and TV experiences.
I was born into the early days of the web, modding was how I started software development and online forums/communities were my [in]formal community education. I love giving back and sharing ideas and enjoy open discussions. You’ll often find me chat about psychology and human nature, technology, collaboration, open source, linked-data (and connecting ideas), art and the future of communication and education.
Derek Brans, Krux
Stephen Blum, PubNub
CTO and Co-Founder
Stephen Blum CTO and Founder at PubNub.com, is based in San Francisco, CA. Stephen’s vision and strong technical chops drove the initial architecture of PubNub, building a core engine that has scaled the largest real-time deployments in the world. Stephen has been a successful software entrepreneur his whole life, starting his first company, LTSun, at age 17, and joining Microsoft after its acquisition.
Julie Ann Horvath, GitHub
Julie Ann Horvath is a Designer and Front-ender at GitHub. Obsessed with all things CSS, webkit, and mocking-up in markup, she spends most of her time in the browser and dancing in and around her computer chair.
Ian Johnson, Mainstream Collective
Ian Johnson is a data visualization programmer and designer. His passion is building tools that make the creation of audio, visual, and data-driven media more intuitive and engaging for both programmers and non-programmers.
As an active user in the d3.js community, he co-organizes the SF Bay Area d3 Meetup and hones his skills by helping startups visualize their data with his colleagues at the Mainstem Collective.
Mikito Takada, Zendesk
Mikito Takada is a Node.js software developer at Zendesk. He's written a couple of free books on Node and single page apps.
Gilad Bracha, Google
Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a software engineer at Google where he works on Dart. Previously, he was a VP at SAP Labs, a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence, and a Computational Theologist and Distinguished Engineer at Sun. He is co-author of the Java Language Specification, and a researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages. Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System. He received his B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.
Parashuram Narasimhan, Sneeqpeeq
Parashuram Narasimhan Programmer at Sneekpeeq. Before Sneakpeeq, he was a program manager for SQLCE at Microsoft, working on the IndexedDB implementation and specifications. He has written the Jquery IndexedDB plugin, a query layer for IndexedDB and is working on a WebSql shim for IndexedDB. He also like playing with latest HTML features in the web and their security implications. During his free time, he hacks at http://nparashuram.com/projects.
Matt Kelly, ZURB & HotChalk Inc.
Lead Rails Engineer
Hampton Catlin, Moovweb
VP of Technology
Hampton Catlin is the inventor of Sass, a CSS generating language, and the Haml markup language. He is the VP of Technology at Moovweb, a (bootstrapped!) startup focusing on kicking ass at taking names in the mobile space. He is the original creator of Wikipedia Mobile (m.wikipedia.org) and is also the creator of several successful iPhone applications that have been downloaded by over 10 million people.
Devrim Yasar, Koding
Devrim Yasar is CEO and Co-founder of Koding. He grew up with computers, wrote his first program in qbasic when he was 12, started a few companies from software house to a mobile payment, now he's a software engineer and architect at Koding. Building better and more accessible tools for developers.
Bear Travis, Adobe
Bear Travis works at Adobe on the Web Engine team, developing new goodies for the web.
Corey Clark, PhD - DeVry University
Dr. Corey Clark is a professor of Game and Simulation Programming at DeVry University in Dallas and Founder of @GameTheoryLabs. His current work is focused on building high performance Web Apps, HTML5, Gaming, Cluster Computing, Artificial Intelligence Modeling, Learning and Optimization. Previously he was Principal Investigator (PI) on several advanced research projects for various organizations in the DoD ranging from advanced 3D modeling and simulation of nanoscale deposition techniques to System on Chip SWARM based low power reconfigurable self-healing mesh networks.
Dave Freeman, Palm
WebOS SWAT Engineer
Sérgio Costa, Realtime
Sérgio Costa has been working on web technologies since 1999, where he has a vast experience, being involved in a plethora of different projects, mainly in the area of e-commerce. He oversaw the early R&D for the Realtime technology and was involved on the initial prototypes for xRTML and PowerMarketing. Sérgio is very passionate about real time and the possibilities it provides to both companies and developers and believes it will change the way we use the internet. New and exciting opportunities are now in reach of developers and he couldn't be happier to be one of the people involved in it from the beginning.
Glan Thomas, Disney Interactive
Senior Platform Engineer
Glan Thomas is a Senior Platform Engineer at Disney Interactive. He specializes in creating magical mobile web experiences. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2010, he worked as a web developer at the BBC in London and ran his own web consultancy. Glan has a Master of Engineering degree from Warwick University, rides a Buell motorcycle and has a chocolate labrador named Buddy.
Karlene Nguyen, Disney
Technology Manager, Games Lab
Karlene Nguyen is a Technology Manager of the Games Lab (Disney Interactive Labs) at Disney. Her team has worked closely with Rocket Pack to develop several Disney HTML5 games using RocketEngine. She graduated with her M.S. in Computer Science & B.S. in Cybernetics from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles & enjoys spending time with her toy Australian Shepherd Keilani.
Bill Pearson, Intel
Bill Pearson manages the Developer Experience and Strategy team in Intel’s Developer Relations Division. He and his team are responsible for defining Intel’s developer program. Bill leads the Intel Developer Program’s efforts on HTML5. Bill leads the Intel Developer Program’s efforts on HTML5. He has over 20 years of software industry experience. Bill holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a MS in Management from the University of Southern California.
Jiri Kupiainen, Rocket Pack
Jiri Kupiainen is one of the founders of Rocket Pack, which became a part of Disney in March 2011. Rocket Pack makes the Rocket Engine HTML5 cloud game development platform. Throughout his career Jiri has been keenly interested in web technologies and game development, successfully bridging the two as the CEO of Rocket Pack.
Sean Adkinson, Jama Software
Sr. Software Engineer
Jeff Burtoft, Microsoft
Gabriel Grant, dotCloud
Full-Stack Web Developer
Gabriel now spends more of his time doing developer advocacy -- acting as dotCloud's "customer-in-residence" to ensure the company is producing a product developers love.
He maintains and contributes to a number of open source projects: https://github.com/gabrielgrant
Pablo Garralda, Intel
Pablo Garralda is a product engineer for HTML5 tools at Intel Corporation. He joined Intel in 2006, working for the Software Pathfinding Division on technology incubation projects using a variety of different technologies. More recently, he joined the Developer Products Division, focusing on software development tools for HTML5 technologies.
Aaron Reisman, OKCupid Labs
Front-End Developer & Designer
Aaron Reismanis a front-end engineer at OkCupid Labs. When he's not contributing to your sex life through code, he's writing about his front-end toolkit on Forrst at https://forrst.com/people/lifeiscontent/posts
Craig Muth has been evolving Xiki for over 10 years. He is the founder of Memorize.com, and the founder/organizer of the ProtoNight.com pair programming hack events in San Francisco.
David Kordsmeier, Razoortooth Communications
David J. Kordsmeier President and CTO at Razortooth Communications LLC, Node.js SSJS++ Club SF Meetup Founder, Board Member @ SMILE Consortium (an EDUTech 501c3), read more @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/dkords. David loves to build end-to-end solutions for embedded systems (Android and Linux on ARM) and develops multi-touch enabled Web Applications based on HTML5 Web standards.
Diane Bisgeier, Mozilla
Diane Bisgeier runs Mozilla's open innovation program, providing startups with 3 months of business curriculum and access to the Mozilla network. Before this, she worked with a variety of startups in communications and marketing roles, as well served as a venture capital associate and executive recruiter. She has a BA in History from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Ipsheeta Furtado, FTW Group
Ipsheeta Furtado is co-founder of the FTW Group, a technical consultancy for SMBs, NPOs, and start-ups focused on leveraging the cloud and practicing lean. She codes across the stack (now) and is a founder of @PyLadiesSF. She practices yoga, teaches swimming, and is learning guitar in her spare time. Ipsheeta holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley. She promises to tweet more @ftwipsheeta.
Kent Brewster, Pinterest
Kent Brewster helped launch the Yahoo! Developer Network, built Netflix for the iPhone, and is now the guy whose fault it is if the Pin It button is broken on Pinterest.
Kit Cambridge, Voxer
Peter Lai, Crocodoc
Co-Founder & Web Developer
Peter Lai co-founded Crocodoc immediately after graduating from MIT in 2008. At Crocodoc, he leads development of technology that converts documents to cross-browser compatible HTML. Prior to Crocodoc, he worked on information retrieval at PARC and co-authored a patent on novel ways of searching collections of documents. He most enjoys pushing the limits of what is possible using the newest pre-release browsers. He least enjoys discovering that data URIs cause mixed content warnings in Internet Explorer 7.
Vance Feldman, FashionBuddha Studio
Vance Feldman is a developer at Fashionbuddha, a digital skunkworks in Portland, OR.
Mike Wallin, PlayPhone
Sr. Director, Consumer Marketing
Mike Wallin is a mobile user acquisition guru. With more than seven years’ experience delivering top-tier mobile marketing acquisition programs, Mike has witnessed the incredible evolution of digital mobile media from before the launch of smartphones to today’s 4G networks.
In his current role as Senior Director of Marketing for the PlayPhone Social Gaming Network, Mike and his team navigate the increasingly complex mobile app acquisition landscape to deliver top-quality traffic to PlayPhone’s growing catalog of mobile games at lowest possible blended CPAs. Mike also manages product monetization programs for the PlayPhone Developer Program, offering in-app advertising solutions that utilize top-tier ad networks as well as cross- marketing opportunities for PlayPhone’s game developers.
Prior to his position at PlayPhone, Wallin held a number of comparable business development functions for companies such as GameTheory LLC, Viveli, Inc. and W3i, LLC. Wallin earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and psychology from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude from the G.R. Herberger College of Business.
Chance Roth is a serial entrepreneur who has been developing rich web applications since before Google Docs existed. He founded and ran the fastest growing toy manufacturer with the hottest products in 2002-3, created a video game franchise, received entrepreneur/D&B Hot 100 recognition, and orchestrated licensing deals with EA, 2002 Winter Olympics, Tomy/Nikko, Radio Shack and Hasbro. His current company, CloudCanvas, relies heavily on open source software and is pushing the limits on what can be achieved in the browser and on mobile using HTML5 and related technologies.
Dave Edelhart, Personal Capital
Sr. Web Developer
Dave Edelhart is a Bay Area Developer, with over 20 years of programming, development, design and project management experience. He is deeply involved in open source development, supporting the initial meetups for SFJS and Node and speaking regularly at Bay Area meetups on a wide range of development topics. His hobbies include minecraft, urban biking, and cheese. He will be speaking on Nuby-Express, his Node.js framework for Rapid Application Development, with examples of integrating Node, Angular, Backbone, Mongoose/MongoDB, and Easel.js (Canvas).
Dennis Lembree, PayPal
Sr. Web Developer
Dennis Lembree has about 15 years experience in web development. He's worked for a variety of large companies and startups including Ford, Disney, and now PayPal. Dennis has presented at conferences such as Access U, CSUN, and AHG, and have written several articles for DesignFestival.com. Personal projects include EasyChirp.com (award-winning web-accessible Twitter app) and WebAxe.blogspot.com (blog/podcast on web accessibility).
Harald Rudell, All Good Apps
Harald Rudell is a Product Executive working with consumer services in the Internet information industry based in San Francisco, CA.
Harald holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, specializing in computer systems engineering, from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jonathan Deustch, Tumult
Jonathan Deutsch is the Founder of Tumult and the primary developer of Hype: the HTML5 animation builder for Mac OS X. Before starting my own company, I was an engineering manager at Apple working on Mail.app, software updates, and internal automation/continuous integration. I've always had one foot in the web world and the other in mac development.
Karl Mendes, EventBrite
Liyan Chang, Filepicker.io
Head of Product & User Experience
Liyan Chang is a founder of Filepicker.io, which helps developers connect to their user's cloud services. He has experience working at VMware, Google APIs, MIT CSAIL with Prof. Leiserson and MIT Media Lab with Prof. Pattie Maes.
Nathan Rapheld, Zendesk
Nathan Rapheld is a front-end developer at Zendesk who most recently participated in a complete redesign and rebuild of the company's user interface using Ember. His tech career started in the early days of Netscape which has provided him a unique view into the evolution of web technologies.
Speakers will continue to be added over the coming weeks. This is a work in progress.