Adam Jacob is the creator of Chef and co-founder of Chef, Inc. in 2008 and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Chef, Inc. Adam founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. During two years at HJK, Adam built new infrastructures for 15 different startups. Including Adam’s time at HJK, Adam has 13 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems architect, and tools developer.
Adrian is a Systems Engineer at SalesLoft. He is involved with the DevOps scene in Cape Town, organises meetups and is active on the local ZATech slack group.
Adrienne Tacke is a Filipina software engineer, international speaker, published author of the book Coding for Kids: Python, and a LinkedIn Learning instructor (phew!). Currently, she is a Senior Developer Advocate for MongoDB where she happily educates and empowers developers to become great ones (perhaps using MongoDB in the process 😉).
Bonus Fun Facts: her favorite PC/video games are Age of Empires II, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, and the Borderlands series; her favorite lipstick color is Bite’s Aubergine; her favorite movies are Inception (really, anything be Christopher Nolan) and The Matrix.
Alena Hall is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. She previously worked on a security fuzzing project at Microsoft Research. Alena has more than ten years of experience in the software engineering industry with a focus on distributed cloud programming, real-time system modeling, high load and performance, big data analysis, data science, functional programming, and machine learning. She is an elected member of the F# Software Foundation’s board of trustees. You can find her on Twitter as @lenadroid.
Alex Hidalgo is a Site Reliability Engineer and author of Implementing Service Level Objectives. During his career he has developed a deep love for sustainable operations, proper observability, and using SLO data to drive discussions and make decisions. Alex’s previous jobs have included IT support, network security, restaurant work, t-shirt design, and hosting game shows at bars. When not sharing his passion for technology with others, you can find him scuba diving or watching college basketball. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner Jen and a rescue dog named Taco. Alex has a BA in philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
I love teaching people to code. I have been employed in the tech industry since 2014, holding multiple software engineering positions at startups, and a distinguished faculty role at General Assembly’s Software Engineering Immersive.
I blog a lot about code and my life as a developer. My blog posts have had over well over a million reads and have been featured on DEV’s top 7, the top spot on HackerNews, FreeCodeCamp, and in JSWeekly. You can hear about new posts on my newsletter.
I also have a podcast with two other incredible women: Ladybug Podcast. We talk about the tech industry, our backgrounds, and go in depth on code-topics.
When I’m not coding you can find me watching my favorite New England sports teams, taking runs around Capitol Hill with my dog Blair, or rock climbing.
Alice Goldfuss is a systems punk with years of experience working on cutting-edge container platforms. She’s an international speaker who enjoys digging deep into computer catacombs with the help of her trusty whiteboard.
Alice has written articles, consulted on publications, built communities, and sipped many cups of tea. She hasn’t written a book, but you’ve probably read her tweets (@alicegoldfuss).