Appearing at Wakanday
Scott Andrews is a Software Engineer with VMware working on Cloud Foundry. Within Cloud Foundry, he works to make the developer experience as rich and frictionless as possible. Before joining Cloud Foundry, Scott was a founding member of the Spring Insight project and continues to be a contributor to the Dojo Toolkit and many of SpringSource’s open source and commercial efforts.
Thibaud’s lastest aspiration is to be a rock star, but without any singing talent, he’s happy to be on stage in front of an audience talking about software.
Julian Aubourg is a member of jQuery’s Core Team. He rewrote Ajax in 1.5, adding Deferreds to the library in the process. He then refined this implementation in 1.6 and the soon-to-be-released version 1.7.
Henri Bergius, a.k.a. Bergie, is a former Viking based in the Nordic country of Finland. When he is not exploring Georgia’s cave cities or running with the bulls in Pamplona, Bergie works on web services built on top of the Midgard toolkit. His company, Nemein, provides web and mobile solutions for several major companies in Finland and abroad.
After half a decade of regular web development, Bergie got involved with free software in 1999 by coordinating the public release of the Midgard content management system. Since then, he has been actively working on integrating standards like RDFa into the system and traveling the world advocating interoperation between open-source CMS’s.
Much of his latest work involves building web services in CoffeeScript and doing data integration with the NoFlo flow-based programming toolkit.
Christoph is on a mission to make developers highly efficient in working with open source-based systems.
Having a severe dislike to doing anything twice, he fine-tuned his calling while managing and working in the software production lifecycle of several companies. In 2006 he “went independent” to actively pursue his own creative direction.
Mark Fisher is an engineer at VMware and lead of the Spring Integration team. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework, co-lead of the Spring AMQP project, and a contributor of messaging support to the Spring BlazeDS Integration project. Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups in North America and Europe, and along with other Spring Integration committers, is an author of the forthcoming book, “Spring Integration in Action” to be published by Manning.
Two months after earning her B.A. in French Literature, while searching for a way to live in France, Melinda was hired by 4D in Paris (previously known as ACI) to provide technical support to the company’s international subsidiaries and distributors. There, she discovered her joy for writing when she became responsible for producing 4D’s monthly technical notes. Besides learning how to program on the job, she also studied technical writing at the American University in Paris. Six years later, Melinda left Paris to become an independent 4D developer in England. In 2002, she decided to focus on the Internet and began developing websites with two different backends: 4D and PHP/MySQL. Thanks to her mobile job, she was able to move to Florence, Italy, where she currently lives. At the beginning of 2011, she returned to 4D in Paris to write several Wakanda manuals. Recently, she has become the Wakanda Project Manager and is looking forward to contributing to the product’s success and to writing technical notes once again, only this time for Wakanda.
Matt Hicks is one of the founding members of the Red Hat OpenShift team. He has spent over a decade in software engineering with a variety of roles in development, operations, architecture, and management. His real expertise is in bridging the gap between developing code and actually running it in production. An expert in IT and cloud-based architectures, Matt spends his time these days evolving OpenShift to harness the power of cloud and make developers more productive.
Al Hilwa serves as Program Director for IDC’s Application Development Software research. In this role, Mr. Hilwa provides thought leadership, expert opinion, analysis, research and competitive intelligence on all issues related to Application Development technologies, processes and audiences. Mr. Hilwa also offers technology advice to investment and technology firms as well as IT end-user organizations that subscribe to IDC’s services. Mr. Hilwa has written columns for various tech publications and has been widely quoted in the technology and business press in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and BusinessWeek.
In addition to market sizing and forecasting, the Application Development Software Program provides comprehensive coverage of the vendors and technologies in the space including mobile device development, cloud platform architectures, and open source strategies.
Mr. Hilwa’s career has spanned end-user, vendor, and analyst roles at firms such as USB, Microsoft, and Gartner.
Philippe heads the W3C Interaction Domain, which produces front-end Web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, and Web APIs. Until July 2008, Philippe led the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the areas of XML, Web Services, and internationalization. He is a former chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group.
Prior to joining W3C, Philippe promoted the use of XML inside Bull SAS in 1998 by focusing on the interaction between XML and object structures. He wrote the first version of the CSS validator in 1997.
Glen Lipka is the VP of Product Management and User Experience at Marketo, a marketing automation SaaS company located in Silicon Valley. Glen started his career running a thirty-person web development company in NYC during the internet bubble. (Pop!)
Ever the early adopter, Glen pioneered the use of animation on the web, HTML/tables, then CSS, then jQuery, and Sencha ExtJS. In addition to UX, Glen’s skills range from system administration to graphic design to programming.
Joe McCann is the Principal Architect at subPrint Interactive, a mixed-media, web, mobile, and digital consultancy focused on bringing to life cutting-edge technological initiatives.
Jesse Streb is a Principal Software Engineer at Brightcove and founding member of the Brightcove App Cloud team. Prior to his focus on mobile development, he helped to found Brightcove’s Professional Services group, where he had the privilege to work with some of the world’s most prestigious brands including The New York Times, Condé Naste, and VEVO. Jesse has been a pioneer in the OVP space since his days as an engineer at Maven Networks (acquired by Yahoo!).
In his spare time, Jesse pursues his passion for mobile development as a contributor to the jQuery Mobile project.
With 26 years of business application design experience, Dave specializes in database architecture and its practical implementation. As a principal of Pacific Data Management, Inc., Dave creates systems for a variety of organizations and industries including commercial real estate, executive placement, education & supplies, technology leasing, manufacturing/BOM, dairy management, gym administration, laboratory management, rent control & arbitration, gaming, and transportation. Dave’s experience spans several products including Oracle, 4th Dimension, .NET, Cold Fusion, SQL Server, and now Wakanda.
Dave is one of the leading proponents for the use of Wakanda as a business tool and wrote the Wakanda Server-Side Concepts manual.
Dan has 26 years of experience designing and implementing custom solutions for businesses. He has developed an expertise in a variety of projects after being frequently called upon to rescue existing projects. As a principal of Pacific Data Management, Inc., Dan has worked extensively with .NET, 4D, SQL Server, and Cold Fusion. Dan has also been developing web-based solutions for the last 16 years. He eagerly anticipated the day when the robust interactivity of a traditional client-server could be achieved via the web using open standards. Dan is also the author of the “Introduction to Wakanda Client-side Development” manual.
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