Aaron Aldrich is a Community Advocate at Elastic and a founding organizer of the DevOps CT meetup & DevOpsDays Hartford. He is passionate for connecting humans and using technology to enhance our need to connect with each other. His writing can occasionally be found on crayzeigh.com or on Twitter @CrayZeigh.
Alyss Noland is a developer advocate at Box. In her past life, she moved from sales engineering into developer relations, to product marketing. She has flown standby (and periodically slept in airports) for over twenty years. She once drove 200 miles to retrieve a suitcase that made it on a plane without her.
Amanda Gonser is the Manager of Community Events & Content at PagerDuty, where she owns developer events and helps internal teams produce technical content. She develops and runs internal programs to help new speakers find and improve their public voice. Over the years, Amanda has gained unique perspective on event sponsorships, metrics, and ROI by managing developer events from an organizer perspective. She leverages that experience to help companies get more from their presence at field events. When she’s not living and breathing all things events, Amanda is exploring #librarytourism, hiking in the Pacific Northwest, or burying her nose in a good book.
Andrew Hyde has a passion for community, writing, travel and startups. He founded Startup Weekend, three other startups and was employee #1 Techstars. With roots in freelancing and design, he can hold a conversation about best interface practices as well as how to build cabins with hand tools. He is also a marathoner, Ironman competitor, blogger and event organizer. He started Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, Startup Weekend, and Startup Week as well as many smaller events. Most recently he wrote a book named This Book is About Travel which reached the #1 sales slot for iBooks and Amazon’s travel sections. He is a co-owner of his favorite cafe in the world – Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Aimee Giese
Staff Developer Advocate at Courier. Aydrian Howard has been advocating for developers for over five years. He usually comes in at the beginning of a developer relations program or during a reboot. He’s traveled all over the US sponsoring and mentoring at college level hackathons. He also enjoys live streaming. He is a Hoosier living in New York with his grumpy old man pug, Oliver. You can find him directly to Mary’s left on the cover of her book, The Business Value of Developer Relations
Bear Douglas leads Developer Relations at Slack, where she and her team help developers build more pleasant and productive ways to work. Before Slack, she led the Developer Relations teams for the mobile and data platforms at Twitter, and worked on native mobile DevRel at Facebook and Parse. She’s passionate about developer experience, great documentation, and a cappella music.
Bryan is a product manager and UX director who is deeply involved in Seattle’s tech community and has worked with companies like Techstars, Startup Weekend, the BBC, and Children’s Hospital Stanford. 10 years ago, he helped start Ignite Seattle – the popular gathering where local folks share their passions/pursuits in quick 5 minute presentations.
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