Our Speakers

Ash Banaszek UX Associate, Union Pacific Railroad

Ash Banaszek

I am a senior UXer at Union Pacific in Omaha with over half a decade of experience in the UX field. I love melding psychology and technology; that's why I love the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience. Whether it be guest lecturing at universities, training co-workers, or speaking at tech conferences, I love to teach and try to keep my sessions as interesting as possible. At my sessions you will be asked thoughtful questions, come away with some useful information, and (perhaps) leave entertained.

Sandi Barr

Sandi Barr

Sandi's passion for software development has grown over the years as she has witnessed its potential for improving people's lives. Having seen that technology can be both a barrier to entry and a gateway to opportunity, she has worked in her local community to provide tech education to folks who may not otherwise have access. She's held NodeSchool and Django Girls workshops, is an organizer for NEJS Conference, and worked with organizations to create a sense of belonging for underrepresented folks in tech.

Brett Berliner Principal Software Engineer, Insight Digital Innovation

Brett Berliner

A 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University, Brett was lucky enough to discover his passion for software development in high school, when a computer science course time allowed him to take a longer lunch. After graduating, he's been fortunate enough to work on some very cool projects in the .NET space in the marketing, insurance and consulting realms. At Insight Digital Innovation (formerly Cardinal Solutions), Brett focuses heavily on large scale application development using Azure, AWS and the Google Cloud Platform. He's passionate about testing strategies and building code that is reusable and maintainable. Brett lives in Columbus, OH with his wife and dog, and when he's not writing or learning about software, he finds time to play beer league hockey and listen to (mostly) good music.

David Body President, Big Creek Software, LLC

David Body

David W. Body is a freelance software developer and data science consultant based in Des Moines, Iowa. He is available for consulting and contract work.

Rob Bogue President, Thor Projects LLC

Rob Bogue

Robert Bogue has contributed to more than 100 book projects and numerous publishing projects, and has authored 28 books of his own, including #1 Amazon bestseller, The Six Keys to Confident Change Management. As an 18-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award, Robert has spoken to tens of thousands of people around the world. Writing about topics from networking and certification to Microsoft applications and business needs, Robert blogs at www.thorprojects.com/blog.

Pierre DeBois Founder, Zimana

Pierre DeBois

Pierre DeBois is the founder of Zimana, an analytics consultancy and services firm that help organizations achieve profitability improvements in marketing, Web development, and within their business operations. Zimana has provided services for businesses from many industries.

Zimana’s blog is an AllTop analytics blog, while its @zimanaanalytics was named among the top 100 Twitter accounts for big data discussion according to the Big Data Republic/PeerIndex #BigData100.

Pierre has provided digital marketing and analytic workshops. He has conducted workshops for the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office as part of the 2014 Small Business Expo (SBE). He has also conducted several workshops for the following since the 2014 SBE;

• A general marketing workshop and panel for General Assembly in Chicago; • CivicBLUE workshops for BlueLacuna, a business incubator in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago; CivicBLUE explained the importance of data science for developing community solutions • The DX Summit, a marketing conference hosted by CMS Wire since 2015. • R programming workshop at Interop ITX in Las Vegas (2017) • Analytics workshop for Content Marketing World in Cleveland (2017). • Sentiment Analysis at O’reilly OSCON in Portland Oregon (2018).

In 2019 Pierre will present on Google Analytics and R programming at Indy.Code and Nebraska.Code, as well as as INBOUND 2019, a marketing conference in Boston. He has already presented TensorFlow in R Programming; A Primer at DevFest KC 2019, Kansas City, MO and 2019 Applied Machine Learning Festival, Charlottesville, VA

His workshops have covered the gamut of business, data science, and programming topics, with a focus on JavaScript frameworks, Google Analytics, and R Programming.

Pierre is also an analytics tech and business intelligence writer. He has contributed articles to CMS Wire, DMNews, and several properties for UBMTech such as AllAnalytics. He is also an associate editor of business book reviews for Small Business Trends, as well as credit as a technical editor for two Pearson/Que publications.

Pierre has been featured in the Chicago Sun Times, and was a presenter for the Google Get Your Business Online program. He successfully brought the program back to Gary Indiana in 2017.

Pierre is Prairie View A & M University graduate (mechanical engineering) and a Georgia Tech graduated (MBA). He is a native of Gary, Indiana, serving small businesses and organizations throughout the United States.

Roger Deetz VP of Technology, Springbuk

Roger Deetz

I lead technology at Springbuk, where we are on a mission to prevent disease with data. In earlier seasons, I led engineering at Angie's List during a time of significant technological and organizational change, and I've been an architect, a UI designer, and an engineer.

Things I believe: * You need to make time to work on what's important, not just what is urgent. * A manager's first job is to listen. * Teams are best when they understand the mission. * You probably need to spend more time defining the problem, rather than designing the solution.

After getting my start in Chicago, I have made Indy my home for the past 15 years. It is an honor to get to watch our city come into its own as a strong tech community.

Bill Dinger Managing Director of Technology, VMLY&R

Bill Dinger

Bill is a Managing Director of Technology for VMLY&R working on delivering digital solutions to our clients. Over the last 15 years Bill has worked in enterprise IT starting in the trenches on the help desk. After that, Bill spent almost a decade working in infrastructure support focusing in the Microsoft stack. Over the last 5 years Bill has been developing, architecting and leading teams of software developers. During that time Bill has done everything from troubleshoot dial up connections in rural Nebraska to building the digital experiences for some of America's most well known brands.

When not working, Bill will probably be found on his bike exploring gravel roads in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Martine Dowden UX / UI Developer and Designer, Andromeda

Martine Dowden

Focusing on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and usable. She approaches User Experience from both Art and Science, drawing from her degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. Martine has worked as an artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. She stays active in the industry, teaching developers at a coding academy, attending and speaking at conferences and meetups. In 2015 Martine published a children's book "Programming Languages ABC++", and in 2016 the Workbook Edition sold over 20,000 copies. She then went on to write "Approachable Accessibility: Planning for Success" which was released in June 2019.

Twitter: @Martine_Dowden

Michael Dowden CEO, Andromeda Galactic Solutions

Michael Dowden

Michael is an international keynote speaker and is the CEO of Andromeda Galactic Solutions and President of FlexePark. As a leader with almost 30 years in the technology industry, he has worked alongside more than 100 companies to build human-centered solutions. Michael is a Google Developer Expert and Microsoft MVP, and is the author of Programming Languages ABC++, Approachable Accessibility, and Architecting CSS.

Keith Elder Sr. Technology Evangelist, Quicken Loans

Keith Elder

Keith Elder is the Senior Technology Evangelist at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender based in Detroit, MI. He is an experienced technologist, systems administrator, software engineer, speaker, trainer and all around geek. He has spoken throughout the United States at major technical conferences on topics ranging from various new technologies, software architectures and soft skills. For over 12+ years he lead the Engineering Tools team as the Director of Software Engineering within Quicken Loans. When not sitting in front of a computer he spends the majority of his time as captain of the vessel Sea Sharp navigating the waters in the Gulf of Mexico in search of large pelagic fish. You can read more about Keith’s interests, hobbies, rants and raves on his blog at http://keithelder.net/ and follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/keithelder.

Jon Fazzaro Agile Coach, Aptera

Jon Fazzaro

Jon is a Software Craftsman/Full Stack Agile Coach/Advanced Beginner who is probably off looking for a cup of coffee right now. He took this whole nerd thing pro back at the turn of the century, and has been slinging code with Aptera since 2008. He holds an MCSD, a PSM, a PSD, a PSPO, and is a BMF besides. These days, he may or may not be unhealthily consumed with building sustainable software, and with building teams that build sustainable software. Whatever you do, don’t follow @jonfazzaro.

Brian Gorman Lead .Net Developer, Major Guidance Solutions

Brian Gorman

I am an experienced .Net developer with MCSA: Web App Certification, MCSD: App Builder, and MCT certifications. I have a masters of science degree in computer information systems, and a bachelor of science degree in computer science. I also have many years of experience instructing college courses online in SQL databases, C#/VB .Net programming, Java programming, and Microsoft Office. I have created many online technical training courses that can be found on various platforms like O'Reilly/InfiniteSkills, Udemy, and others. I also run MajorGuidanceSolutions, a training and consulting company ,while working fulltime as a .Net developer.

Chad Green Director of IT Architecture, Glennis SOlutions

Chad Green

Chad Green is a manager, software development, architect, community leader, Microsoft MVP, and most importantly a father and husband. Over his career spanning three decades, Chad has managed groups from 3 to 63 people, worked on projects in a wide range of markets including education, healthcare, military, government, workforce management, financial services, chemical research, and electronic commerce. Being a big believer in giving back and wanting to ensure that there are cool events for others, Chad founded and chairs the annual Code PaLOUsa conference, organizers the Louisville .NET Meetup user group and the Monthly Tech Leader Coffee and Discussion, and has helped other groups like the Louisville Tech Ladies and events like Cincy Deliver.

Steve Green CEO, Blue Rivet

Steve Green

Over the last decade, Steve has focused on exploring digital craftsmanship and innovative disruption. He has spent time with organizations of various sizes, in numerous industries, maximizing business value by employing the artistry of technology. Throughout his career, Steve has accepted a variety of leadership roles, each focused on multiple aspects of application architecture and digital transformation. This experience has provided him with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of constant innovation.

Currently, Steve serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Blue Rivet, an interactive digital shop headquartered in Kansas City. With its roots in business analysis and marketing technologies, Wirestream has a passion for helping clients fill gaps within complex digital ecosystems. Steve leads team members across a multitude of disciplines including software architecture, data science, business intelligence, interactive engineering, development operations, creative design, application development, and quality control practices. Whether engaged for their specialized talents or combined to meet complex project needs, his team excels at delivering exceptional service around evolving digital landscapes.

Kevin Grossnicklaus President, ArchitectNow

Kevin Grossnicklaus

At one point in his career Kevin was the youngster on most development teams. He got his start developing with Visual Studio and managed .NET code during the early beta cycles in 2001. As a technical author, his first writing experience was for the Visual Basic.NET Bible released in 2002. He has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2009 and is a member of the ASPInsiders program. He is also very active in the local St. Louis development community.

In 2009, Kevin Grossnicklaus started his own software product development firm called ArchitectNow (www.architectnow.net). At ArchitectNow, Kevin and his team specialize in a wide variety of tools and technologies and take pride in helping their customers deliver great solutions on a variety of platforms. As expected (and necessary) today, they are always on the lookout for the “next big thing” in the software or technology space while guiding customers through the waves of new technology.

Born in rural Nebraska, he has spent the last 20 years in St. Louis, Missouri where he lives with his wife Lynda and their three daughters: Alexis, Emily, and Hanna. He is an avid guitar player, home brewer, and gamer including everything from retro arcade games, to board games, to role playing games. When not spending time on any of those hobby’s he waits patiently for a second season of Firefly.

Calvin Hendryx-Parker CTO, Six Feet Up

Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Calvin Hendryx-Parker is an AWS Community Hero and the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, a Python development and Cloud consulting company established in 1999. At Six Feet Up, Calvin establishes the company's technical vision and leads all aspects of the company's technology development. He provide the strategic vision for enhancing the offerings of the company and infrastructure, and works with the team to set company priorities and implement processes that will help improve product and service development. Calvin is the co-founder of the Python user group IndyPy, the largest tech meetup in Indiana with 1,700+ members. In 2017, he also founded IndyAWS, now the fastest growing cloud meetup in the state with 700+ members.

Outside of work Calvin spends time tinkering with new devices like the AWS DeepRacer, CircuitPython and Raspberry Pi. Calvin is an avid distance runner and ran the 2014 NYC Marathon to support the Innocence Project. Every year he and the family enjoys an extended trip to France where his wife Gabrielle, the CEO of Six Feet Up, is from. Calvin holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

Robert Herbig Lead Software Engineer, SEP

Robert Herbig

Robert Herbig is passionate about leading teams that can deliver products that users love.

He is a Lead Software Engineer at SEP, a software product design and development company. In his 10+ years in the software industry, he has worked on products ranging in size from small apps to enterprise systems; embedded, desktop, web, and mobile platforms; and in a variety of markets and domains including aerospace, medical, agriculture, construction, and secure communication.

He currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wonderful wife, three rambunctious sons, and two dogs.

Billy Hollis Next Version Systems

Billy Hollis

Billy Hollis is a UX generalist, developer, software architect, author, and long-time speaker at major tech conferences. He leads a team of world-class native client developers at Next Version Systems, where the team creates and implements trailblazing UX designs for companies from Fortune 100 down to medium-sized technology companies.

Billy has been recognized by Microsoft both in their prestigious, business-oriented Regional Director program, and was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee for fifteen years. He has also done video courses for Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning.

Brad! Jones Lots of Software, LLC

Brad! Jones

Bradley ("Brad!") Jones is an internationally best-selling author that has written over 20 books on a variety of developer topics including C, C#, and C++ as well as hundreds of articles. Brad is a founder of the Indianapolis Developers Association as well as IndyTechFest. He has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP, a SIIA CODiE judge, an technology influencer and more. He currently is working on two start-ups, Lots of Software, LLC and Yowza Publishing.

Johnie Karr Sr. Software Engineer, ScholarRx

Johnie Karr

With nearly 12 years of experience, Johnie began his career building custom software for Cox Communications to facilitate communication between engineers and field employees. At Cox, he completed Leadership Academy, an elite year-long training program offered to top employees of the company and received many accolades for his customer service skills. Johnie also spent four years working for the state of Kentucky. He built and supported enterprise software for the Kentucky General Assembly. He also designed and built a universal funding application (UFA) for Kentucky Housing Corporation that gained national recognition from the National Council of State Housing Agencies in 2014, when UFA was nominated for an industry innovation award. At the International Student Exchange Program, Johnie architected and built the back-end tools for the organization’s new platform. At ScholarRx, Johnie works on the back-end and authoring tools that help the future doctors be the best they can be.

Johnie is passionate about new technologies and is particularly interested in building new enterprise and mobile applications to streamline processes. Johnie is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and holds certifications for customer service, implementing and maintaining a SQL server 2008 database, HIPPA awareness for business associates, and HIPPA security. Johnie has been on his church's IT team since 2012 and has served as treasurer since 2013.

Shiv Kumar Senior Solutions Architect, Applied Information Sciences

Ryan Lanciaux Founding Member, Spaceship Studio, LLC.

Ryan Lanciaux

Ryan Lanciaux is a professional software developer based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Although he programs in several languages, his current area of focus is front-end development. He helps companies and teams build awesome React and React Native applications through his company Spaceship Studio, LLC. He attempts to contribute to the development community through his (often-neglected) blog.

Joel Lord Developer Advocate, Red Hat

Joel Lord

Joel Lord is passionate about web and technology in general. He likes to learn new things but most of all, he likes to share his discoveries. He does so by travelling at various conferences all across the globe. He graduated from college in computer programming in the last millennium. Apart for a little break to get his BSc in computational astrophysics, he was always in the industry. As a Developer Advocate at Red Hat OpenShift, he meets with developers to help them make the web a better place. During his free time, he is usually found stargazing in a camping site somewhere.

Kyle Lutes United States, West Lafayette

Kyle Lutes

Kyle Lutes is a computer software industry veteran with nearly 40 years of professional experience. He began programming mainframe computers in the 1980s, migrated to PCs, then Windows, client/server, and now cloud, web and mobile devices. He spent 16-years as a Purdue University professor creating and teaching software development courses, and has authored programming-related books and numerous articles. Kyle is a founding partner and current president of DelMar Software Development, a contract software development firm located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Jessica Mauerhan

Jessica Mauerhan

Jessica is a software engineer who has been working with PHP and related technologies for over a decade. She enjoys mentoring fellow engineers in automated testing, test driven development, and quality code design. She lives in McKinney Texas with her family and loves coffee, comedy and podcasts.

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Jeff McKenzie Practice Manager, Applications & Infrastructure, Insight Digital Innovation

Jeff McKenzie

Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. He enjoys helping others solve problems through technology, whether it's the small business getting on the web for the first time, or a Fortune 500 company expanding its enterprise. Although he started his career using BASIC on an Atari 800, he took a big detour, getting Biology and English degrees before rediscovering programming, with a new thing called the World Wide Web. He is currently Practice Manager for Applications and Infrastructure at Insight Digital Innovation in Columbus Ohio.

Duane Newman Co-Founder, Alien Arc Technologies, LLC

Duane Newman

Duane is Co-Founder of Alien Arc Technologies, LLC where he focuses on creating apps targeting mobile devices, modern desktops, and the Internet of Things. As a Microsoft MVP and technology enthusiast with a passion for good software he strives to bring solutions that improve or eliminate costly duplication and repetitive processes so more important things can be done. He enjoys teaching others through his random blog posts and by speaking at conferences on topics ranging from DevOps to Xamarin. When not behind a computer screen he can be found sharing his love of SCUBA and all things underwater with new divers at the pool or through his underwater videos and photos.

Laura Northrup Poland Senior Software Engineer, PFL

Laura Northrup Poland

Laura Northrup Poland is an experienced software developer who has been coding around Indianapolis for the past 13 years. She specializes in efficient, bullet-proof code. She has worked with numerous programming languages through the years, but has been focusing primarily on .NET for the past five years. When not at the computer, she can be found tinkering with Arduino components or walking in the woods with Annie, her feline farm sidekick, and their small flock of chickens.

Eric Potter Technical Strategist, Aptera Inc

Eric Potter

Eric is a Technical Strategist for Aptera Software and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He works primarily in the .Net web platform but loves opportunities to try out other stacks. He has been developing high-quality custom software solutions since 2001. At Aptera, he has successfully delivered solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. He loves to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In his spare time, he loves to tinker with Arduino projects. He fondly remembers what it was like to develop software for the Palm OS. He has an amazing wife and 5 wonderful children. He blogs at http://humbletoolsmith.com/ and you can follow him on twitter as @pottereric.

Victor Pudelski V.P. of Solutions, Technology Solutions Consultants, LLC

Victor Pudelski

Victor is a passionate developer and leader ready to tackle challenging problems so that the world continues to see the possibilities of tomorrow. He works hard learning new languages and frameworks as well as new ways to apply the knowledge he already has. He currently works in the Enterprise Content Management and Capture industry as a VP of Solutions for TSC, LLC and is the founder and developer for Next Link Software, LLC. His career goes back nearly 2 decades with stops in every aspect of the development life cycle including QA, Tech Support, Documentation, Training as well as Development. He enjoys sharing knowledge through speaking engagements, mentoring and his blog (gitfetchvictor.com).

David Ragsdale Software Consultant, Fusion Alliance

David Ragsdale

I always focus on the user first. While working with enterprise systems and regulated industries, I have found that all too often the procedures overshadow the users. I take a distinct effort to make software as extensible, configurable, and testable as possible so that future users' needs can be addressed without excessive cost. I am currently focusing on Javascript in order to stay closest to the user experience, even though I will fully architect solutions all the way from the interface to the backend to the documentation. My current role is as software consultant for Fusion Alliance where I help clients in regulated industries create effective digital solutions in the most reliable way possible.

Lorien Rensing Software Developer III, Making Everlasting Memories

Lorien Rensing

Lorien took a roundabout path before ending up as a software developer. She studied Mechanical Engineering before running out of scholarship money at about the same time she realized she was in the wrong major. After a few years in the workforce, she decided to attend the local community college with the intent to become a systems administrator. One C# class later, she was hooked on development and transferred into a four year program at the main campus of the University of Cincinnati, where she earned a BS in Information Technology while working in her first job as a software developer. Lorien has spoken at the 2018 Pittsburgh Tech Fest and Ohio DevFest, presents lightning talks with the Cincinnati chapter of Women Who Code on a variety of technical topics. She also volunteers as an instructor's assistant at various learn to code events, targeting ages from elementary school through adult.

Guy Royse Developer Advocate, Redis Labs

Guy Royse

Guy works for Redis Labs as a Developer Advocate. Combining his decades of experience in writing software with a passion for sharing what he has learned, Guy goes out into developer communities and helps others build great software.

Teaching and community have long been a focus for Guy. He is President of the Columbus JavaScript Users Group, an organizer for the Columbus Machine Learners and Columbus Functional Programers, and has even helped teach programming at a prison in central Ohio.

In his personal life, Guy is a hard-boiled geek interested in role-playing games, science fiction, and technology. He also has a slightly less geeky interest in history and linguistics. In his spare time, he volunteers for his local Cub Scout Pack, goes camping, and studies history and linguistics.

Guy lives in Ohio with his wife, his three teenage sons, and an entire wall of games.

Hasan Savran BI Architect, Progressive Insurance

Hasan Savran

Hasan Savran is Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He works at Progressive Insurance as BI Architect. He has a unique 13 year background in Information Technology and Business Intelligence systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and the Vice President of PASS North Ohio Local Group. Hasan is a frequent speaker at SQL Saturdays and he is active member of the HTML5 and WebAssembly W3C groups. Hasan likes to write about SQL Server, Azure Cosmos DB, C#, and CSS in his blog. (https://h-savran.blogspot.com/)

Yair Segal CEO/ Chief architect, Peach Software Inc

Yair Segal

Yair Segal CEO/ Chief Architect Peach Software Inc. Kansas City, MO Yair has being coding since 2nd grade in Basic. For the past 10 years Yair has being developing web and mobile applications using C# and C++. As a passionate coder you can often find him coding at 4AM on weekends. He has a bachelor in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. In 2008 after moving into a manager position Yair started Peach Software Inc. to provide residual income (Motorcycle Money) and keep his coding skills up to date. Since 2010 he is the chief software architect and CEO of Peach Software Inc. In addition to his work, Yair is a regular contributor/sponsor to several local tech events and conferences. In his free time Yair likes to ride his motorcycle, play basketball, cross fit training, and obstacle mud runs. He can be reached at: ysegal@mypeachsoftware.com

Mitchel Sellers CEO, IowaComputerGurus, Inc.

Mitchel Sellers

Mitchel Sellers, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, is the CEO of IowaComputerGurus, Inc. an Ankeny, Iowa based software consulting organization. Mitchel enjoys sharing his experiences with others at local events and conferences. As a consultant and former educator, Mitchel tries to take a real-world approach to software development presentations. When not working with code you will find him flying around the US.

Ashley Stove Software Developer, Aptera Software Inc.

Ashley Stove

Ashley Stove is a web and software developer for Aptera Software in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has worked as a developer for over 5 years, and is a new mom of one. She led her organization's women's group for several years, where she helped organize community events for children to learn more about coding, and helped to promote the professional development of the women in the group. She is passionate about empowering women, inspiring girls, finding work/life balance, and honing her craft as a developer.

Nate Taylor Aviture

Nate Taylor

Armed with over 15 years of experience and a passion for his profession, Nate is no stranger to developing quality software applications. He applies his expertise in C++, Java, .Net and JavaScript, and his focus on test driven development (TDD) and clean code, to write revenue-generating applications. Nate has the expertise to work solo and the personality to work alongside a larger team. His work positively impacts a variety of industries, from small startups to Fortune 50 businesses. When he’s not working at Aviture, speaking at a conference, or creating courses on Pluralsight, you can find Nate training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and spending time with his wife, kids and herds of cats, rabbits and other pets at home.

Steve Templeton Information Systems Engineer, Indiana University

Steve Templeton

Steve is an Information Systems Engineer at Indiana University. He works at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs developing solutions for students, faculty, and staff. He has presented multiple times at the annual Indiana University Statewide IT Conference held in Bloomington, IN. His most recent talk was titled, Developing the Developer, details the ways to embrace the journey towards mastery and asks developers to keep developing themselves. Steve enjoys watching rocket launches, playing disc golf, and being an autodidact.

Riccardo Terrell Senior Consultant, BDS

Riccardo Terrell

Riccardo is an information systems and technology professional and architect specializing in software & systems development. He has over 20 years’ experience delivering cost-effective technology solutions in the competitive business environment. Riccardo is passionate about integrating advanced technology tools to increase internal efficiency, enhance work productivity, and reduce operating costs. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who is active in the .Net, functional programming, and F# communities. Riccardo believes in multi-paradigm programming to maximize the power of code and is the author of "Functional Concurrency in .NET”; which, features how to develop highly-scalable systems in F# & C#.

Jordan Thayer AI Practice Lead, SEP

Jordan Thayer

I'm excited to teach you about artificial intelligence and to help you use it to tackle some of the problems you face today.

At SEP I'm working to establish our artificial intelligence practice. My responsibilities include educating clients and peers about what AI can do, identifying complex problems AI can address in whole or in part, and incorporating AI into software products that make a difference for their users.

Prior to joining SEP, I've held roles as a research scientist for a startup, the Charles-Stark Draper Laboratory, and an R&D consultancy. In each of these positions, I've done essentially the same thing: find and deliver feasible solutions to technically challenging problems that arise in a wide variety of domains and industries.

I completed my PhD in artificial intelligence at the University of New Hampshire in 2012. My research focused on using approximation and machine learning to solve problems known to be computationally intractable, such as automated planning and scheduling problems.

Joel Tosi Hands-On Coach, Dojo & Co

Joel Tosi

Just a dude trying to help out people and teams that are trying to learn and create interesting products. With experience in dev, architecture, management, and product - I try to help teams communicate more effectively and build their products in a maintainable way that allows room for product discovery.

Chau N Tran Development Engineer, ArchitectNow

Chau N Tran

I am a developer who is highly interested in TypeScript. My tech stack has been full-stack TS such as Angular, React with TypeScript and NestJS.

I am currently working for ArchitectNow based in St. Louis, MO. We utilize cutting-edge technologies to deliver high quality solutions to clients ranging from Start-up to Fortune 500. Follow us at @architectnow.

Most of my works are publicly available at my Github and I run a personal blog at TNC

Mat Warger Senior Software Developer, Livevox