Rob Ashton (AshtonDev Ltd)

(def rob { :tech [ "C#", "JS", "Clojure", "Node", "MVC"]
           :location "everywhere"
           :activities (fn [need]
                         (match need
                           "hungry" (eat pizza) 
                           "thirsty" (drink vodka)
                           "poor" (code csharp)
                           "curious" (code anything)
                           "bored" (code games)
                           :else (sleep)))})

Rob splits his time between free contracts that will teach him new things, and paid work for his company AshtonDev Ltd where he helps companies with their C#, NodeJS and mobile development in general. When not learning or working, he can be found building awful games in JavaScript for the sheer joy of it. At weekends you'll not find him because he isn't here anymore.

You might find him blogging at

Marco Cecconi (StackOverflow)


Marco Cecconi is a software developer at StackOverflow in the core team. Originally from Milan, Italy, he has been traveling around the world for some years. He studied in Singapore, then worked in France, Portugal, and finally settled in the UK for the past four years where he lives in Kent with his wife and kid. He goes by the handle of Sklivvz on the Stack Exchange network, where he has been a proud contributor since November 2008 and moderator on Skeptics since February 2011. In his previous life, he has been a senior architect at Sophos and Fullsix.

Tiberiu Covaci (Many-core)


For the past decade Tiberiu dedicated his life to improve the quality of the software written by other people by helping them to understand different frameworks and the technologies built on top of those. His efforts included training, mentoring, advising and motivating development teams. He helps as well his partners and customers to choose the right technological solution for the right problem.

Since 2008 he travels the world to speak at industry conferences and user groups about advanced topics in developing modern applications and improving the performance of existing applications by using modern technologies.

Dariusz Dziuk (Spotify)


Software craftsman. Constantly in move between Cracow and Stockholm, where he works as a developer at Spotify. Before that he was involved in creating software in various roles - as a developer, project and product manager as well as UX designer. He has created the original version of online shop - the hottest Polish startup in fashion industry..

Dino Esposito (


A long-time trainer and top-notch architect, Dino is the author of many popular books for Microsoft Press that helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET developers. Latest books are “Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise”, “Building Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript” and upcoming "Programming ASP.NET MVC 5".

Dino is member of the team who builds WURFL — the database of device descriptions used by Google and Facebook to back up their mobile sites and is a technical evangelist for JetBrains focusing on Android development with IntelliJ. Follow Dino on Twitter and blog.

Ben Hall (Cornershop)


Ben Hall is a Hacker in Residence and partner at Cornershop, a startup studio based in London. Ben uses his coding ability with startup insights to search for new ideas that can be turned into startups and real businesses. You can follow his tweets and blog.

Andreas Håkansson (tretton37)


Andreas Håkansson is Senior Software Engineer based in Sweden. He is an active participant of the open-source community, both as a contributor and as the creator of projects such as Common Service Factory, MefContrib and Nancy.

Andreas can be found tweeting regularly using @TheCodeJunkie.

Hadi Hariri (JetBrains)


Developer, his passions include software architecture and web development. Book author and frequent contributor to developer publications, Hadi has been speaking at industry events for over a decade. He is based in Spain where he lives with his wife and three sons. He currently works at JetBrains, doing a bunch of different things. He is also an ASP.NET MVP/Insider.

Patrick Kua (ThoughtWorks)


Patrick Kua is author of The Retrospective Handbook, and works as an active, generalising specialist for ThoughtWorks. Patrick is often found leading technical teams, frequently coaching people and organisations in lean and agile methods, and sometimes facilitating situations beyond adversity. Patrick is fascinated by elements of learning and continuous improvement always helping others to develop enthusiasm for these same elements.

You can find his current thoughts on his blog.

Jon Skeet (Google)


Jon Skeet is a Java developer for Google in London, but he plays with C# (somewhat obsessively) in his free time. He loves writing and talking about C#, and the second edition of "C# in Depth" was published in November 2010. Writing less formally, Jon spends a lot of time on StackOverflow... where "a lot" is an understatement. Give him a puzzle about how C# behaves which gets him reaching for the language specification, and Jon is a happy bunny. Jon lives in Reading, England with his wife and three children.

Paul Stack (OpenTable)


Paul Stack is a London based developer working on the .NET technology stack. Paul has spoken at various events throughout the world as well as extensively in the UK about his passion for continuous integration and continuous delivery and why they should be part of what developers do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is just as important as its development. Paul’s newest passion is the DevOps movement and how this helps not just development and operations but the entire business and it’s customers.

Itamar Syn-Hershko (Buzzilla)


Itamar Syn-Hershko, a frequent open-source contributor in general and an Apache Lucene.NET committer in particular, has been a core developer for RavenDB until recently and is the author of “RavenDB in Action” published by Manning. Today he leads a team at Buzzilla, where they build a scalable search system. Itamar hosts a blog at and tweets as @synhershko.