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.
Founder of CallBackWomen, Developer Advocate
Carrie is the Founding Partner and COO of CMX. She is passionate about building and participating in community wherever she goes. She has been building online community since she served as a “supermoderator” of a music forum when she was 15. She lives in Seattle, WA with her dog Bruce Wayne.
Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. She’s worked for several other places, including CodePen, Amazon, and Venmo, and she’s had the honor of working with various non-profits, including cKeys and Hacker Fund as their Director of Outreach. She’s active in the developer community, and one of Glamour Magazine’s 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn’s Top Professionals 35 & Under. As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in several events including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, TEDx, the United Nations, and dozens of other technical events. She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” She loves mechanical keyboards and karaoke.
Former musical theatre actress and Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Developer Evangelist at Sentry. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress and worked in tech by day. To support her theatre career, she started to learn to code through online resources. Perhaps the only engineer you’ll meet who has been in Hairspray, Xanadu, and Jerry Springer: the Opera, she is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech. If you’re trying to place her face, yes – she’s the young woman giving the awkward thumbs up in the What It’s Like to be a Woman at a Tech Conference article (which she also wrote). A quick Google search of her will provide you with getting started with Docker videos, observability articles, theatre reviews, tech blogs, and videos of her singing.
Coraline Ada Ehmke is an international speaker, writer, and developer with over 25 years of experience in software engineering. She was recognized for her work on diversity in open source with a Ruby Hero award in 2016. Coraline is the creator of the Contributor Covenant, the most popular open source code of conduct in the world with over 40,000 adoptions. She launched the Ethical Source movement in 2019 and is the author of the Hippocratic License, an ethical source license that prohibits the use of software to commit human rights abuses. Find her on Twitter at @CoralineAda or on the web at where.coraline.codes.
I’m Dan Thomas, a trainer, coach and transformation consultant, advising organisations of over 100,000 people to change their cultures by harnessing the power of community and collaboration. My goal is to help people create an impact by creating amazing content, growing communities and succeeding at their passions.
Professional Developer, Author, and Speaker
David has over thirty years of experience in the SRE/DevOps/sysadmin field in large multiplatform environments and currently works for Microsoft as a Senior Cloud Ops Advocate. He is the author of the O’Reilly Otter book (Automating Systems Administration with Perl) and the editor/curator of “Seeking SRE: Conversations on Running Production Systems at Scale” (published by O’Reilly in August 2018). David is one of the co-founders of the now global set of SREcon conferences.