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Julia Ferraioli Developer Advocate @ Google


Julia Ferraioli is a Developer Advocate working on Google Cloud Platform. She helps developers harness the power of Google’s infrastructure to build applications quickly, and at scale. She comes from an industrial background in software engineering, and an academic background in machine learning and assistive technology. Currently, she is focusing on Kubernetes, an open source cluster manager.

Adam Ross Software Architect @ Phase2


As a Software Architect for Phase2, Adam not only helps to envision, design, and build solutions, but leads the team that brings them to fruition. He has particular expertise in the areas of higher education, social networking, open collaboration, Drupal, and API-oriented architectures. Having built everything from blogs and intranets to social networking and documentation management sites, Adam has years of tricks in his Drupal toolbelt. In addition, he is quite knowledgeable about API integration at the strategic level of interaction planning, as well as data visualization and mapping. Adam received his B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently based out of Alameda, CA.

Alex Koppel Senior Software Engineer @ eSpark Learning


Alex is a senior engineer at eSpark Learning, using technology to make an impact on the way students learn. Previously, Alex led the API and infrastructure team for Wunderlist in Berlin, built a social marketing platform at what is now Adobe, and led part of a massive electronic medical record project. He’s active in the open source community as the author of the Koala Facebook gem, and has spoken at conferences and meetups in Europe and the US. Alex studied computer science and scavenger hunts at the University of Chicago.

Amber Feng Product Engineering Lead @ Stripe


Amber leads the product team at Stripe and has built much of the Stripe API. She previously studied EECS at UC Berkeley.

Andrew Nacin Lead Developer @ WordPress


Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer of the WordPress web publishing platform living in Washington, D.C. He works as a Tech Ninja at Audrey Capital, WordPress-founder Matt Mullenweg’s investment and research firm. As one of the lead WordPress developers, he wrangles contributions, develops new features, and tries to fix more bugs than he creates. He is heavily involved in many facets of the WordPress community, ranging from the development cycle to meeting users at as many WordCamps as his schedule allows. Andrew can often be spotted on the bug tracker, development blog, many mailing lists, in the IRC development channel, and throughout

Andrew Noonan Developer Advocate and Platform Relations @ Twitter


Andrew is a Developer Advocate on the Platform Relations team at Twitter and is based in Boulder, CO. He joined Gnip in 2011 as a Software Engineer and started the Developer Relations program there in early 2014 just before Gnip joined the flock at Twitter. When he is not building apps or playing with APIs he enjoys growing mustaches and skiing.

Andy Thurai Program Director @ IBM


API Economy, IoT, Connected cloud solutions with IBM. APIs, IoT, Mobility, Big Data, Cloud, SOA, or any other hot topic that captures my attention. In my current role I am responsible for strategy, evangelism, GTM messaging, and helping my customers on API, IoT, Big Data, Cloud, SOA, and Security. I have over 25 years of experience in technology and architecture executive leadership positions. In my spare time I enjoy sports. I love the Redsox and Patriots. I enjoy a good round of golf in a good weather. I am a big time foodie and love a good wine.

Anne Wootton CEO @ Popup Archive


Anne is a co-founder of Pop Up Archive, a platform that makes spoken word searchable. Backed by the Knight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and 500 Startups, Pop Up Archive works with major media companies, universities, and archival institutions to index digital sound and reveal the voices hidden inside. Anne holds a Master’s degree from the University of California Berkeley in Information Management and Systems, where she focused in digital archives and the sociology of technology. She is a 2012 Soundcloud Community Fellow and winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge: Data. Before arriving in California, Anne lived in France, and managed a historic newspaper digitization project at Brown University.

Antony Falco CEO @


Antony is CEO co-founder of Orchestrate, a service that turns multiple types of databases into a simple API. A database industry veteran, he previously co-founded Basho Technologies, the creators of the NoSQL database Riak, where he met with hundreds of companies trying to navigate the diverse (but daunting) set of open-source tools available, which spurred the inspiration for Orchestrate. Prior to Basho, he served as VP of Product Management and Technical Services at Akamai Technologies, joining the company before commercial launch and helping bring it to almost $200 million in annual revenue. 

Anya Stettler Sr. Developer Relations Engineer @ Avalara


Anya Stettler works for Avalara (, documenting and supporting their diverse sales tax calculation and compliance APIs. Over the past two years, she has driven a colossal documentation shift from hard-copy developer documentation to an ever-improving self-service developer site.

Betsy Eisenberg Director, Product Management & Data Operations @ EDGAR Online


Betsy Eisenberg is the director of product management and data operations for EDGAR Online. Since joining the EDGAR Online team, she has run point on the API strategy. Prior to joining EDGAR Online, Betsy worked with a handful of startups, in product management and strategy roles. Before making the jump to startups and new ventures, Betsy worked at Yahoo! Finance, the New York Stock Exchange and JP Morgan Chase. She is a graduate of Brown University and has an MBA from Georgetown University.

Bob Binder Founder @ Tezzter


Bob Binder is a high-assurance entrepreneur. He has developed hundreds of application systems and advanced automated testing solutions. As test process architect for Microsoft’s Open Protocol Initiative, he lead the application of model-based testing to all of Microsoft’s server-side APIs. He is the author of the definitive Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools and two other books. He holds a US patent for model-based testing of mobile systems.

Brendan Gualdoni Director of API Strategy & Execution @ Sears

Professional IT director and architect with 15 years of hands-on technology experience, and background in eCommerce, mobile and web-based companies, managing the external APIs and providing support for the Sears developer community.

Brian Koles Business Development Director @ ChallengePost


Brian Koles is the Business Development Director at ChallengePost - a platform, community and app showcase for growing developer ecosystems though online software competitions and in-person hackathons. He has written about API marketing for Programmable Web, ReadWriteWeb and Prior to ChallengePost, Brian was a founding employee at cloud VoIP provider Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage), and President of GreenTechBuyer.

Caroline Lewko CEO @ WIP


Caroline, known as the ‘connector’, has been in the mobile industry since 1995, as a coder, funder, community builder and entrepreneur. Recognizing the importance of mobile developers in the ecosystem, she started WIP in early 2006 to provide developers with the information, resources and necessary connections. WIP was the first developer marketing agency (WIP Factory) and works for for clients around the world to build their developer communities such as AT&T, Orange, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, Qualcomm, Sears, GSMA, Immersion, PayPal and many others. WIP is best known for its own Developer Community activities such as WIPJams and the Mobile Community Calendar.

Chris Haddad Vice President - Platform Evangelism @ WSO2


Chris Haddad is Vice President Platform Evangelism for WSO2, an API Management, integration, and PaaS company. Chris is an enlightened SOA protagonist who is promoting web-native API integration strategies and usability patterns that overcome traditional API adoption blockers.

Chris Metcalf ‎Director, Developer Experience @ Socrata


Chris Metcalf serves as Socrata's Director of Developer Experience, where he leads the evolution of their developer frameworks and APIs, manages their developer outreach program, and drives the growth of their application developer community. A recovering software engineer, he believes in the power of APIs to allow developers to focus on solving higher-value problems and to avoid the historical pitfalls of application development.

Claus Torp Jensen Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect, API Economy @ IBM


Claus Torp Jensen is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect, API Economy. He is responsible for driving "API first" principles into business models as well as software engineering. Through an integrated approach to Mobile, Cloud, API and SOA use cases, the API Economy team provides thought leadership on critical challenges faced by modern businesses. Prior to joining IBM in March 2008, Claus was Group Chief Architect, VP of Architecture and Business Development, in Danske Bank, a regional European bank. 

David O'Neill CEO @ APImetrics


David O’Neill is a recovering engineer with a passion for mobile and technology. APImetrics was born out of a desire to ensure that APIs don’t affect the apps and services we build on them.

Elliot Greenberger General Manager @ Divvy


Elliot Greenberger is General Manager of Divvy, leading Chicago's bike share system to be the most convenient, fast, fun, and affordable way to get around the city. Having served as Marketing Director on the launch team in 2013, he now oversees an organization of 100+ people who make Divvy roll, grow, and improve 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To learn more about Divvy, visit or follow us @DivvyBikes.

Eric van Zanten Web Developer @ Datamade


Eric has spent the last several years working as a web developer to pay off his art school education. Currently working in Chicago for civic technology company DataMade doing everything from data janitorial work to fighting with Javascript. Mostly in Python.

Erin Spiceland Senior Software Developer @ Respoke


Erin Spiceland is a Senior Software Developer for Respoke (, where she helped design and build a scalable, distributed web communications platform. Respoke makes it simple to add video, voice, and messaging to your app. When she's not building cool stuff, Erin enjoys biking and kayaking.

Fatemeh Khatibloo Senior Analyst serving Customer Insight Professionals @ Forrester


Fatemeh serves Customer Insights Professionals, with a focus on the shifting consumer data ecosystem, including how privacy issues impact marketing and how customer preference centers improve engagement. Her seminal research on Personal Identity Management (PIDM) describes how consumers will soon manage the sharing of their personal data with each other and with businesses. Her report, "Adaptive Intelligence," further defines a framework for privacy-compliant data sharing between organizations to gain insight, reduce risk, and increase profitability.

Ilya Gelfenbeyn CEO @ Speaktoit


Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the CEO and co-founder of Speaktoit, which focuses on natural language processing and predictive technologies. Speaktoit is the creator of the #1 rated voice assistant app for the Android platform, with over 12 million downloads (it also available on iOS and Windows devices). The company also works on virtual assistant integrations with cars, applications, gadgets robots, and wearable technologies. Ilya's academic background is in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence. He has a BSc in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University (Russia) and an MBA from the University of Brighton (UK).

Irakli Nadareishvili Director of Strategy of The API Academy @ CA Technologies


In his role of Director of Strategy at API Academy, CA Technologies, Irakli Nadareishvili provides expert business, product and technical guidance to a wide variety of innovative organizations, worldwide. Particular areas of his research/evangelism include: distributed network systems, web architecture and user-centric product design. Before joining CA, Irakli spent a decade building innovative products for media, government and international organizations in Washington, DC. He's been an active open-source contributor and advocate throughout his entire career.

Issac Roth CEO @ StrongLoop

Entrepreneur & Investor. Cloud, Mobile & Big Data. Creator of Red Hat OpenShift. CEO at StrongLoop.

Jason Lobel CEO @ SwiftIQ


Jason is the Co-Founder and CEO of SwiftIQ, a backend-as-a-service enterprise data hub and predictive analytics ecosystem for unifying data, extracting insights and delivering contextually relevant visualizations and consumer experiences. SwiftIQ has been recognized as a pioneer by Forrester and as a Top Innovator for its API Infrastructure by DataWeekSF. Formerly, Jason was an investment banker largely unaware of the significance of APIs, though he was fortunate to be enlightened by three patient co-founding engineers.

Jim McKeeth Lead Developer Evangelist @ Embarcardero Technologies


As developer relations lead evangelist at Embarcadero Technologies, Jim McKeeth is a key part of Embarcadero’s evangelism team and developer community outreach. Jim is a world-renowned and well-respected software development expert with more than 20 years of programming experience. He is an active member of the global Delphi community and is the creator of the popular Podcast at interview program. Jim speaks at many industry and company conferences and events all across the globe.

Joe Rago Senior Product Manager @ Walgreens


Joe Rago is a Senior Product Manager at Walgreens where he heads up the Walgreens Developer Program. Before his foray into the world of API’s, Joe was a Product Manager for where he oversaw their web & mobile properties. Joe is a resident of his native Chicagoland and continues to hold out hope that the Cubs will one day win the World Series.

John Ellis Global Technologist and Head of Developer Program @

As Global Technologist and Head of the Ford Developer Program with Ford Motor Company, John is tasked with expanding Ford’s “brought-in” strategy of integrating mobile technology into the vehicle. He oversees a team of developers and engineers responsible for creating the “connected car” and striking the right balance between embedded and off-board technology so that drivers can seamlessly extend their mobile lives into their vehicles.

John Musser Founder @ API Science


John Musser is the CEO of API Science and previously founded ProgrammableWeb, the leading online resource on open APIs. John is an industry expert on APIs, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Wired, and speaks on APIs at conferences including SXSW, Dreamforce, and Web 2.0. He also consults with companies on API strategy and trends, with past clients including Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce. Find him on twitter at @johnmusser.

John Sheehan Co-Founder and CEO @ Runscope


John is an API fanatic with over 15 years of experience working in a wide variety of IT and software development roles. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After Twilio, John was Platform Lead at IFTTT working with API providers to create new channels. John is also the creator of RestSharp, API Digest, API Jobs and co-host of Traffic and Weather, an API and cloud podcast.

Johnny Winn Developer Evangelist @ Traitify


Visionary, Analyzer, Action Taker: A Developer Evangelist with an eye for innovation @ Traitify

Joshua Greenough Senior Director of Innovation @ Capital One Labs


Industries grow and change and banking is no exception. Joshua spends time bringing Lean start-up and technology methodologies to a Fortune 500 company. His day job is driving innovation, pilots and new ideas as the engineering leader in the San Francisco branch of Capital One Labs. The efforts include Hackathons, External APIs, mobile apps and the always dangerous “other duties as needed”.

Justin Colville Product Engineer @ ESRI

Justin is a product engineer for Esri, working on ArcGIS, a geospatial platform that helps organizations manage, analyze and consume spatial data. He focuses on envisioning and designing APIs that allow developers to add location awareness to their native apps.

Justin Karneges Founder & CEO @


Justin has been working with realtime technologies for over a decade. He is the Founder & CEO of Fanout, former CTO of Livefyre, and creator of the Psi instant messaging application. He is a proponent of open source and open standards, and he was a major contributor to XMPP, through involvements with the IETF and XSF. For Justin, it's not enough to simply build something that works; it needs to play well with others, too.

Keith Casey Director of Product @ Clarify


Keith Casey currently serves as Director of Platform for OP3Nvoice working to make APIs easier, more consistent, and help solve real world problems. Previously, as a developer evangelist at Twilio, he worked to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he works to build and support the Austin technology community, blogs occasionally at and is completely fascinated by monkeys. Keith is also the author of "A Practical Approach to API Design" from Leanpub

Kin Lane API Evangelist @ API Evangelist


My name is Kin Lane and I am a technology professional with an obsession for Application Programming Interfaces or APIs. API Evangelist, Tech Gypsy, Open Data, Gov Hacker and Father.

Kirsten Hunter API Evangelist @ Akamai Technologies


Kirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she's a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser. Code samples, recipes, and philosophical musings can be found on her blog, Princess Polymath.

Kris Chant Product Manager, APIs @ ExactTarget


Kris Chant helps build the future of digital marketing, one API at a time. Fluent in both ROI and GeekSpeak, he helps bridge the gap between marketers and developers. As API product manager at the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, he's passionate about helping developers build beautiful, pragmatic APIs that enable marketers to create richer relationships with their customers. He blogs about technology, APIs and coffee at

Kyle Wild ‎Co-founder & CEO @
Keen IO


Wisdom seeker. Student of social, cognitive, and computer systems. Fascinated by superheroes. Works at with many of them.

Laura Heritage Director of API Strategy @ SOA Software


Laura Heritage is a Principal Solution Architect at SOA Software. In this role, she works with customer to establish API Business strategies and implement API and SOA Platforms. Previously Ms. Heritage served as a Product Line Manager at IBM and was responsible for establishing IBM¹s API Management business.

Manfred Bortenschlager API Market Development Director @ 3scale


Manfred (@ManfredBo on Twitter) is API Market Development Director at – delivering Out-of-the-Box API Management (@3scale on Twitter). His job involves educating markets about the value of APIs and about how to implement effective API programs. Manfred also blogs about topics related to APIs and developer evangelism and curates articles about API strategy and technology for the API Magazine.

Mark Chesire COO @ 3scale


Mark was previously VP Products at NTRGlobal group, where he was responsible for product management, portfolio planning, and usability engineering for NTRglobal’s SaaS solutions. Before that he was at HP Software as global head of Product Management for the IT Management business unit, with responsibilities for P&L, product strategy, and go-to-market. Mark holds a degree in Software Engineering from the University Of Birmingham, UK and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Martyn Davies Developer Evangelist @ SendGrid


Martyn Davies is a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid and a creative developer based in London. He has worked in technology for over 14 years with a background in both the music industry and broadcasting. A serial hackathon organiser, developer community enthusiast, mentor and startup advisor, you’ll find him presenting, demoing, hacking and chatting at hack days, conferences and meetups in the UK & Europe on a regular basis.

Matt Haines Community Manager @ Electric Imp


Matt is the Community Manager at Electric Imp, where he is empowering designers and makers to build the Internet of Things. He is fascinated with blinking lights, and the new forms of interaction made possible through connected devices. Prior to joining Electric Imp, Matt co-founded CrashBang Labs, a makerspace in his hometown of Regina, SK, Canada.

Matthew McClure Developer Evangelist @ Brightcove


Matt is a developer and lead Zencoder evangelist at Brightcove. Matt's main goal is to help people get what they want out of Internet video, and to make it as painless as possible. When he's not traveling and working on the core Zencoder product, Matt is a contributor to Video.js, the world's most popular open source HTML5 video player.

Max Katz Head of Developer Relations @


Max Katz heads Developer Relations for, a cloud-based mobile app platform. He loves trying out new and cool REST APIs in mobile apps. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: and Twitter: @maxkatz.

Mehdi Medjaoui Founder @


The Nasdaq or the grave. Founder of @OAuth_io , @ApidaysGlobal Conference and

Michael Morowitz Senior Technology Director @ R/GA


As the Senior Technology Director, Michael is responsible for ensuring that R/GA's creative and strategic vision is realized in cutting-edge technical solutions for their clients. Michael’s team of multi-discipline technologists and engineers focus on matching the appropriate platform to each specific client’s business strategy.

Prior to joining R/GA, Michael has worked closely with marketing and global IT teams from companies like HP, Motorola, GE and Chrysler to tailor creative marketing, e-commerce, mobile and responsive design solutions that match their corporate IT infrastructure. He has overseen solution planning and development for major financial organizations, global brands, and non-profits.

Michael Stowe Developer Relations Manager @ Mulesoft


Michael Stowe is a professional software engineer with over 10 years experience building applications for law enforcement, the medical field, nonprofits, and numerous industrial companies. Over the last two years he has been focused on APIs and ways to improve industry standards and efficiency. He now works for MuleSoft, a company on the leading edge of API development and management, as well as SOA/ ESB architectures. You can view slides from his other talks at or follow him on Twitter: @mikegstowe

Neill Occhiogrosso Partner @ Costanoa Venture Capital


Neill has been involved in venture capital for almost eight years and in technology startups since 1998. Prior to joining Costanoa, Neill was at Investor Growth Capital where he was responsible for their investments in Maxymiser, HireVue, Conductor, Acquia, and Guavus. Before IGC, Neill spent four years at Highland Capital Partners where he was actively involved with a number of the firm’s B2B technology investments, including Gigamon, VMTurbo, 2U and Ocarina Networks.

Nick Muerdter Developer @ National Renewal Energy Laboratory


Nick is a developer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (a U.S. Government lab that works on the research and deployment of renewable energy). When not distracted by the dazzling arrays of solar panels at work, he’s passionate about expanding the lab’s API program. He also enjoys discussing open government data, hacking on open source software, and eating cheese pizza.

Noah Doyle Managing Director @ Javelin Venture Partners


Noah is the Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. He has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship. Noah most recently directed the enterprise product line for Google Earth and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Noah held several roles at Keyhole, Inc., the company that created the first Web-hosted 3D digital earth model and was acquired by Google in 2004. He holds M.B.A. and B.A. Economics degrees, as well as certificates in Management of Technology and Global Management from University of California, Berkeley. Noah’s board memberships include AppFirst, Correlated Magnetics, GET.IT, Nexenta, Nuvon, Rixty, and Skytree.

Ole Lensmar Chief Technology Office @ SmartBear


Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Ole Lensmar is Chief Technology Office at SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide. He is the co-founder of eviware software which joined forces with SmartBear in 2011, and co-creator of SoapUI, the most used API testing tool in the world. He also co-founded base8, an XML oriented consulting company in 1996, acquired by the publicly traded Mogul in 1998. Living his passion for software development, he writes a weekly column for Network World about software quality and blogs in general about coding, quality and all other fun things in life. Ole frequents the speaker circuit, most recently at the API Strategy & Practice Conference in New York City.

Pat Patterson Developer Evangelist Architect @ Salesforce


Pat Patterson has been working with Internet technologies and building developer communities since 1997. At Sun Microsystems, Pat was best known as the community lead for the OpenSSO open source project, while at Huawei Technologies he worked on cloud storage infrastructure software. Since joining the developer evangelism team at in late 2010, Pat has worked with all aspects of what is now the Salesforce1 Platform, developing a focus on identity and integration.

Paul Bruce Performance Engineer @ SmartBear


Paul Bruce is a web performance and scalability engineer at SmartBear, specializing in the integration of front and back end metrics to provide a complete performance story over web sites, apps, and services. With 15+ years of software development experience, he currently focuses on end-to-end web performance optimization, load testing, production service deployment and operations monitoring, and all things Scottish.

Peter Van Der Linden Senior Developer Evangelist @ Golgi


Peter spearheads developer evangelism and engagement at Golgi. An expert in software development, he’s published multiple best-selling developers’ guides including, "Expert C Programming" and "Just Java". Prior to Golgi, Peter held technical roles at Motorola, Apple and Sun Microsystems. Peter holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and a B.S. in Computation from The University of Manchester.

Phil Windley CTO and Founder @ Kynetx


Phil is the founder and CTO of Kynetx, which provides a cloud-based application platform that is uniquely architected to use events, personal data, and APIs to create social products and services. As CTO, Dr. Windley directs the company's product strategy and is responsible for product architecture, implementation, and operations. Phil is a frequent author and speaker on event-driven systems, digital identity, web architectures, web services, and programming language design. He writes the popular Technometria blog which contains numerous articles in these areas and others.

Pili Guerra API Solution Engineer @ 3scale


Pili has had a wide and varied career in technology alternating between software development and integration roles at both Fortune 500 companies and start ups. She's passionate about finding solutions to make systems work together and is currently enjoying the privileged position of being exposed to all kinds of APIs as well as helping them to be published for others to enjoy and discover. Pili holds a MEng in Computing from Imperial College London, UK, and most recently, a Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. 

Pratap Ranade Co-Founder and CEO @ Kimonolabs


Pratap is the Co-founder of Kimono Labs - Kimono makes it easy for developers turn web data into APIs. His work on APIs and Big Data has been published in Forbes and the McKinsey Quarterly. Previously, he advised Fortune 500 and pre-IPO tech companies on business strategy as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. Before that he studied quantum physics at Columbia and Stanford Universities, where he also competed as an elite level triathlete.

Randall Degges Developer Evangelist @ Stormpath


Randall Degges is a Developer Evangelist at Stormpath and a prominent Pythonista.

Prior to joining Stormpath, he founded and built OpenCNAM, the largest Caller ID API service in North America. He has been actively involved in Open Source for more than 10 years, and has built a variety of projects used by thousands of developers. He has also authored a book on Heroku, and frequently writes on his personal site. When he’s not coding, he lifts weights and spends time with his chihuahua, Scribbles and his wife, Sami.

Rebecca Standig Data Scientist/Software Engineer @ Keen IO


Rebecca Standig is a software engineer at Keen IO. Originally trained as a linguist, she graduated from Hackbright Academy last December and has been musing on the intersections between linguistics and programming since. When she's not programming, Rebecca enjoys studying endangered language documentation, watching rugby, and planning elaborate and oddly specific parties.

Richard Mendis Chief Product Officer @ AnyPresence


Richard is the Chief Product Officer of AnyPresence, a software platform company that reduces the time and cost of building enterprise mobile apps. Before co-founding AnyPresence, Richard was VP of Solution Management at SAP, working in the CTO and sustainability offices. Richard joined SAP through the acquisition of his last startup Clear Standards, where he was co-founder and CMO. Before that, he was VP of Marketing at Current Analysis, a technology research firm.  Richard is a frequent speaker on a broad range of enterprise mobility topics. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Ricky Robinett Developer Evangelist @ Twilio


Ricky is a Brooklyn, NY based hacker working as a Developer Evangelist at Twilio. He loves APIs, tacos, and helping developers reach "aha moments". He started programming in PHP but lately you're just as likely to find him writing JavaScript, Go or Swift. His apps have been covered in multiple media outlets including: CNN, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat and the Today Show. You can find him on twitter @rickyrobinett.

Ryan Cavis Principal Engineer @ Public Media Platform


Ryan Cavis is a software developer and advocate for open and collaborative technologies in public media.  He played a key role in the development of the Public Insight Network at APM, and has spent years in the startup world trying to develop/scale/monitor applications and APIs on a shoestring budget.  Ryan now serves as Principal Engineer for the Public Media Platform, an API collaboration between APM, PBS, PRI, PRX and NPR.  Look for him on twitter at @adventurecoder, or cold and hungry in the mountains of Colorado.

Steve Marx Developer Advocate @ Dropbox


Steve Marx is a Developer Advocate for Dropbox, helping developers make better applications with the power of Dropbox’s platform. Prior to joining Dropbox, Steve founded and Site44, which uses Dropbox’s API to turn Dropbox folders into websites. Previously, Steve spent 10 years at Microsoft working on developer platforms, most recently Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure.

Steven Willmott CEO @ 3scale


Steven was previously the research director of one of the leading European research groups in Europe on distributed systems and Artificial Intelligence at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. He brings 10 years of technical experience in Web Services, Semantic Web, network technology and the management of large-scale international R&D teams.

Sumedha Rubasinghe Director of API Architecture @ WSO2


Sumedha is the Director, API Architecture at WSO2. He has been playing several roles that involve the WSO2 middleware platform for the last 7 years, including key roles in WSO2 Data Services Server and WSO2 Business Activity Monitor. Currently, Sumedha is responsible for API Management aspects of WSO2’s Carbon Middleware Platform.

Thomas Crenshaw Digital Strategist @ Circa Digital


Thomas Crenshaw is a digital strategist who is passionate about technology, public media and APIs. Prior to starting his own company, Circa Digital, Tom was a critical member of the PBS product team. During that tenure he architected and managed the development and launch of an updated localization API as well as something called COVE, which together allow you to watch Downton Abbey on your ROKU or XBOX. Thomas has also worked for Discovery Communications, AOL and the early boom startups EntryPoint and InfoGate. He currently works on projects with a few MythBusters, some public-media entities as well as his passion project “bikebikedotbike.”

Tim McCauley Senior Director of Consumer Mobile @ Walgreens


Tim is the Senior Director of Mobile Commerce for Walgreens and is responsible for all consumer facing mobile initiatives. Tim leads the building and execution of mobile strategy across the large nationwide, multichannel retailer while addressing a diverse set of customer needs.

Tony Blank Developer Evangelist @


Previously, Tony worked as an audio engineer in Atlanta, had a short-lived, ill-advised stint in marketing, and built a data center in South Carolina for Google. He's filled in the gaps playing music in various dark and smoky drinking establishments. His spare time is filled up with hacking interesting and worthy projects, in addition to mentoring for Techstars London. Currently, he enjoys telling developers about Context.IO and helping build awesome apps on top of email.

Tyler Nappy Developer Evangelist @ Mailjet


Tyler began his technical career studying aerospace engineering at Boston University where he found his passion for software, hardware, and web development. These passions collided professionally when he joined Hammerhead Navigation, a graduate of the Techstars R/GA connected devices accelerator, as a member of their software engineering team. Since then, Tyler has transitioned to his role as the developer evangelist for Mailjet here in the United States. When he's not coding or prototyping, you can find him running, swimming, or cycling.

Tyler Singletary Director of Platform @ Klout


Tyler Singletary is the Senior Manager of Integrations for Klout, managing the data innovation, API and channel distribution platform of leading social influence data to thousands of clients and applications. He oversees complex partnerships with data suppliers, distributors and platform integrations while developing new data products leveraging influence in the enterprise and beyond.