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The lineup

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    Scott Allen Independent consultant

    K. Scott Allen is the founder of and is an independent consultant living near Washington D.C. Scott has 20 years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies.

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    Sebastian Belczyk Craftsman, Engineer

    Sebastian is a software craftsman who´s always looking for better tools and ways to challenge his point of view. His experience includes working with many different domains from banking and insurance through media and government sector to education, car rental and production. He's always keen to share his experience, insight and knowledge. He's an active member of the software craftsmanship movement (Code retreat facilitator) and programmers community (conference speaker, .net group leader). His vivid interest in various technologies, languages and practices reflects his belief that even most difficult problems can be solved easily if you choose the right tools.

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    Mathias Brandewinder F# Globe-Trotter

    Mathias has been developing software for about 10 years, and loving every minute of it, except maybe for a few release days. His language of choice was C#, until he discovered F# and fell in love with it. He enjoys arguing about code and how to make it better, and gets very excited when discussing TDD or functional programming. His other professional interests include machine learning and applied math. Mathias is a Microsoft F# MVP, the founder of Clear Lines Consulting, and the author of "Machine Learning projects for .NET developers" (Apress). He is based in San Francisco, blogs at, and can be found on Twitter as @brandewinder.

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    Manimaran Chandrasekaran Automate Thinkable

    Over 12 years of experience in crafting strategy for enterprise application delivery and enabling organisations to deliver quality code into their production environments. I'm passionate about enabling continuous delivery in organisations that suffer the pain of midnight deployments and long hours of system downtime.

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    Rob Conery Author, speaker, OSS contributor

    Rob has been working in the technology field full time since 1998 as a DBA and then a web developer. His original focus was the Microsoft ASP.NET stack, building tools like Subsonic nd the first Micro-ORM: Massive. In addition he co-founded (acquired by Pluralsight) with James Avery and co-host This Developer's Life with his friend, Scott Hanselman. He currently create videos for Pluralsight and build open source things as he can.

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    Alena Dzenisenka Software Architect, Researcher

    Alena Dzenisenka is a young researcher in the field of theoretical mathematical abstractions and innovative algorithmic models possible in modern programming concepts. She is a member of F# Software Foundation Board of Trustees. Alena currently works as a Software Architect at Luxoft and has more than 10 years of professional experience including complex distributed systems and cloud computing. She has become MCP at the age of 16. Alena teaches F# and speaks at international conferences.

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    Sam Elamin When is the last time you failed?

    Sam has been a software developer professionally for the last 8 years, but has been programming just for fun from a long-long time ago! Sam loves Agile, TDD and Clean code. But over all the software craftsmanship movement, he is a DDD evangelist and of course an active member and sometimes host of the London software craftsmanship meetup group. Sam likes to continuously learn from his failures. Kaizen is the motto.

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    Will Evans PraxisFlow

    Will Evans explores the convergence of practice and theory using Lean Systems, Design Thinking, and LeanUX with global corporations from NYC to Berlin to Singapore. As Chief Design Officer at PraxisFlow, he works with a select group of corporate clients undergoing Lean and Agile transformations across the entire organization. Will is also the Design Thinker-in-Residence at NYU Stern's Berkley Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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    Chad Fowler CTO at 6Wunderkinder

    Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Over the past decade he has worked with some of the world’s largest companies and most admired software developers. Chad is CTO at 6Wunderkinder. He is co-founder of RubyConf and RailsConf and author or co-author of a number of popular software books, including Rails Recipes and The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development.

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    Steve Freeman Co-author of Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests

    Steve Freeman, author of Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided by Tests (Addison-Wesley), was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK. He has developed software in many organisations from small vendors to multinational investment banks. Previously, he has worked in research labs and software houses, earned a PhD, written shrink-wrap applications for IBM, and taught at University College London. Steve now works for Springer Nature Publishing and Zuhlke Engineering in London.

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    Shay Friedman Web Ninja Turtle

    Shay Friedman is the founder and web division leader at CodeValue, and also a Microsoft .NET MVP. In the last years, Shay has migrated numerous companies to modern web technologies like angularjs, html5 and css3. He's spoken in lots of international conferences and conducted various web related courses around the world. In his spare time Shay plays the guitar, plays basketball and drinks beer. And, most important, he's a nice guy! :)

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    Adron Hall Messenger, Coder, Recon

    I’m a jovial, metal thrashing, proactive, test & code, code & test, get things done *well*, software architect, engineer, code monkey, coder, and distributed systems advocate.

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    Chris Heilmann HTML5/Open Web 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 including Yahoo Answers, Search, Local and Maps. He then worked at Mozilla moving HTML5 support forward and advocating Firefox OS as an open alternative to closed mobile systems.

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    James Hughes Engineer and Tinkerer

    James is a freelance software engineer who is (mostly) based in Northern Ireland. In the 11 or so years he's been in this industry he's seen and done things that keep him awake at night, with tears in his eyes, forever scarred. To try and absolve himself of these sins he also tries to do many good things and help entertain, inspire and educate companies, teams and people. He generally speaks & writes about technologies that will probably be irrelevant in a few years.

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    Michal Lusiak tretton37 ninja

    Michal is software developer from Poland, currently living in Sweden. In his daily job, he works mostly with backend for web and mobile applications. He has worked with all kind of programming platforms and languages, and currently focuses mostly on .NET. Big fan of functional programming. He likes to tinker with new things and try them out in side projects. When he's not programming, there's good chance to meet him doing some high-speed and high-g activities like shredding mountain on a sitski or piloting flying machines.

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    Mathew McLoughlin Not From Manchester

    Mathew has been a software developer for over 10 years, specialising in .NET and web development. He is passionate about the open source community and is one the main developers on the OmniSharp project. He is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences around the UK. His blog can be found at

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    Tim Perry

    By day Tim Perry is a technical lead and the open-source champion at Softwire, guiding teams, building a variety of great software at every scale for Softwire's clients, and pushing Softwire to engage with and give back to the wider software development community. By night he's a prolific open-source contributor on huge variety of projects including Sinon.JS, Moment, Knockout & Lodash, along with some of his own such as loglevel and grunt-coveralls, and is feverishly keen on all things relating to automated testing, polyglot persistence, and good old-fashioned high-quality software development.

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    Tomas Petricek Open-source F# developer, book author and computer scientist

    Tomas is a computer scientist, book author and open-source developer. He wrote a popular book called "Real-World Functional Programming" and is a lead developer of several F# open-source libraries, but he also contributed to the design of the F# language as an intern and consultant at Microsoft Research. He is a partner at fsharpWorks ( where he provides trainings and consulting services. Tomas recently submitted his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge focused on types for understanding context usage in programming languages, but his most recent work also includes two essays that attempt to understand programming through the perspective of philosophy of science.

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    Nat Pryce Co-author of Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests

    Nat Pryce is a co-author of Growing Object­-Oriented Software Guided by Tests. As a fan of XP and TDD, he has developed a number of open source tools for test-driving code. He has worked as a architect, programmer, trainer and consultant in a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, e-commerce, media, telecoms & finance, and has delivered business-critical systems that range from embedded devices to large compute farms supporting global business.

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    Adam Ralph Open Source Addict

    Adam Ralph is a software developer working for Particular Software and takes special interest in distributed systems, DDD, CQRS and event sourcing. In the rest of the open source world he is a core member of scriptcs, FakeItEasy,, ConfigR and others. Adam has also contributed to Nancy, NuGet, JabbR, AutoFac and plenty more.

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    Gary Short Freelance data science practitioner

    Gary Short is a freelance data science practitioner and trainer, based in Dundee, UK. He has a deep understanding of the full Hadoop and HDInsight environment, as well as an interest in Predictive Analytics, Social Network Analysis, Computational Linguistics and Machine Vison.

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    Oliver Sturm DevExpress

    Oliver Sturm is the Training Director at DevExpress. In over twenty years he has gathered great experience as a software developer and architect, consultant, trainer, speaker and writer. He is a long-time Microsoft C# MVP.