Mal McKay

Mal is the Director of R&D for Mobile Commons, which provides digital engagement tools to nonprofit and advocacy groups. Mal has been programming professionally since 1999. He likes Rails, TDD, Javascript, and doing good.

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Frank Bonetti

Frank is a software engineer at Kapow Events, a real-time marketplace for unique events across the country. He previously worked as a software developer for RECSOLU helping to ‘radically reinvent recruiting'.

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Seth Brown

Seth is the CTO of Toasty Automation. In addition to having built web apps with Rails for nearly a decade, he specializes in embedded systems and network programming.

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Chad Ostrowski

Chad is a software engineer at Inksy and developed apps for PipelineDeals in the past. Chad specializes in Ruby on Rails, Test Driven Development, and JavaScript.

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Jeff Durand

Jeff is currently the CTO at Music XRay and previously worked as the Lead Software Architect at Exoprise, a SASS company. Jeff is a full-stack developer, specializing in Ruby, JavaScript and AngularJS

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Travis Johnson

Travis is a reliability engineer at ZEFR. In addition to helping build the infrastructure, he supports multiple web apps using technologies like Mesos, Flask, Lettuce, and AngularJS.

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John Lawrence

John specializes in Ruby on Rails and Postgresql, among other technologies. He is currently a software engineer and small business consultant at his company John Lawrence Small Business Systems. He previously worked for and co-founded Zen Ventures which launched software for multiple businesses that collectively gross over $2M annually.

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Piotr Brudny

Piotr’s experience as a web developer spans across multiple companies and countries. Originally from Poland, he built software for Woumedia in Denmark and Com Laude in the UK. He is a huge proponent of Behavior-Driven Development and high quality code.

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Kevin Guran

Kevin is a principal software engineer at Varian Semiconductor Equipment. Previously, he was a senior gameplay engineer at LucasArts and Irrational Games. He has a number of years of experience as a senior web developer consulting to Fortune 500 companies and is an active entrepreneur.

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Gavin Heale

Gavin is currently a founder at Kugadi, a startup seeking to empower security guards and other mobile workers of the world through technology. He has more than 20 years of experience building software using many different technologies and languages.

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Carleton Dileo

Carleton has been creating software for over 10 years in a variety of different platforms. He specializes in code quality as well as software performance and scale.

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Jason Nochlin

Jason is the co-founder and lead developer at GaggleAMP, a platform that amplifies social media messages for companies like Groupon and has shared over 7 billion messages.

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Federico Ramallo

Federico has been a full-stack Ruby developer for 10 years. He has mentored and trained over 50 professional developers at his company Tangosource.

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Sam Auciello

Sam has been building web applications professionally for over seven years. She designed and created her own programming language and enjoys contributing to open source projects in her spare time.

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Mike Coutermarsh

Mike is a developer at ProductHunt and an accomplished author of the Heroku Cookbook. Previously, he's built and scaled web applications at Gazelle and was a cofounder of Taskk.

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James Kiesel

James is a full-stack developer helping the world make better decisions at Loomio, an open-source project empowering communities to turn discussion into action.

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Matt Hutchinson

Matt is a senior engineer at HouseTrip, he has helped them scale their product to manage and list over 300,000 properties in 250 countries. Matt has also advised the BBC on technical projects and currently maintains several open source projects that are used by 1000's of developers around the world.

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Jeremy Friesen

Jeremy is a digital library frameworks specialist for The University of Notre Dame. He's been programming for 17 years in various industries. For the last 9 years he has worked primarily on the server side of Ruby on Rails applications. He's always eager to spread the word on testing and improving code craft.

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Renji Bijoy

Renji founded Immersed [Techstars '17], while pursuing his Master's Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, specializing in Computational Perception & Robotics. He has software engineering experience in every type of environment, from Fortune 500 companies to leading a few startups (and everything in between), coding in almost every tech stack, and is now an entrepreneurial innovator in the tech industry.

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