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.
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.
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.
David is the Head of Developer Relations at QuestDB, helping developers around the globe manage the streams of data that their IoT and other devices produce. He helped to develop the very first IoT Developer Platform before “IoT” was even ‘a thing.’ He’s currently building out the Developer Relations Platform for QuestDB, a small Time Series Database Platform based in London, UK.
David Spinks is Founder and CEO of CMX, the hub for the community industry. Forever fascinated by how technology can bring people together, he’s been studying and building communities online and offline since he was 13 years old. Spinks also cofounded Feast (acquired) and BlogDash (still going), launched communities for companies like Zaarly, LeWeb, and Udemy, and has worked with hundreds of the world’s leading companies on community strategy.
Don Goodman-Wilson is a philosopher-engineer who focuses on ethics in tech and empowering software maintainers. Don is the founder of Katsudon.tech consultancy and the DevRel Salon, sits on the board of the Maintainerati Foundation. In previous lives, Don has worked with startups in such diverse fields as open source development, web security, chatbots, streaming media, embedded hardware, the model railroading industry; he also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. Don enjoys statically typed languages and sailing, and lives with his wife and daughter in Amsterdam.