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Aaron Evens

Aaron Evans

Solutions Architect
Sauce Labs

I’m a test automation engineer that helps companies deliver quality software faster. I have wover 15 years experience in the industry. I work remotely from the Montana wilderness and travel around the world for work and fun.

@fijiaaron

Aleksandar Novaković

Software Engineer
Mainflux

Aleksandar Novaković is a Software Engineer at Company Mainflux, where he develops services for open source microservice-based IoT platform. Aleksandar has worked on developing blockchain based solution for data exchange for Nokia. His fields of interest are functional programming, IoT, distributed systems and machine learning. Aleksandar is fluent in Java, Swift, Python and Go. Before working on Mainflux, he was developing iOS and Android native applications. Aleksandar holds a B.S. degree in Software Engineering from Novi Sad University.

Andy Tsai

Andrew Tsai

Graduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew Tsai is a Masters student studying artificial intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Institute of Data, Systems, and Society under Professor Devavrat Shah and Professor Munther Dahleh. He finished undergrad at MIT with a degree in computer science. His research lies at the intersection of recommendation systems, reinforcement learning, and graphical models. Outside of classes, Andrew has worked at institutions like eBay, Boomerang, NIH and IBM; at eBay, he used machine learning to improve the relevance of eBay’s search results. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys traveling, photography, making music, and keeping up to date with eSports.

@tsaience_

Atsushi Isomura

Atsushi Isomura

Researcher
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.

Researcher at NTT working on spatiotemporal data processing technologies using in-memory databases.

Avner Braverman

Avner Braverman

Co-founder & CEO
Binaris Inc.

Avner has been building distributed systems since his school days. He co-founded XIV, a distributed enterprise storage company, and Parallel Machines, a high-performance analytics company. In 2016, Avner co-founded Binaris to build an application optimized serverless platform. His mission is to enable developers build apps entirely out of serverless functions, so they never have to worry about infrastructure and can be more creative and productive.

Ben Awad

Ben Awad

Software Consultant
Benjamin Awad Consulting

Ben Awad is a Software Consultant who specializes in React, GraphQL, and Typescript. Ben is a teacher on YouTube where he does daily coding videos. He also is working on a platform called Saffron where you can create your own digital cookbooks.

Benjamin Sergeant

Benjamin Sergeant

Staff Software Engineer
Machine Zone

Benjamin Sergeant is a Staff Software Engineer at MZ in the Game Engine team. He is currently working on capturing game crashes with Sentry and doing analytics with Python 3. Before that he worked mostly on Computer Graphics; at Dreamworks R&D on their Renderer, Lighting tool and geometry processing libraries, at Heartflow on WebGL heart visualizations, at Adobe on Acrobat 3D. Benjamin also loves Python, data compression, guitar, juggling and spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.

Bobby Calderwood

Bobby Calderwood

Founder
Evident Systems LLC

Bobby is the founder of Evident Systems, which helps banks and credit unions put FinTech innovations into operations. Before Evident Systems, Bobby was on the Technology Fellows team at Capital One, where he designed and developed solutions to difficult problems, influenced the technical direction of Capital One while helping development teams implement that direction, and engaged the broader technical community via speaking and open-source contribution. Prior to Capital One, Bobby worked on the Product Team at Cognitect building, testing, and helping customers win with Clojure, ClojureScript, and Datomic.

@bobbycalderwood

Carlos Justiniano

Carlos Justiniano

VP of Engineering
Flywheel Sports

Veteran software developer, world record holder, author, and photographer. Currently, VP of Engineering at Flywheel Sports.

@cjus

Claudia Misale

Claudia Misale

Research Staff Member
IBM Research

Claudia Misale is a Research Staff Member in the Cloud and Cognitive Solutions, Data Centric Systems group at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (NY). Her research is now focused on Cloud Computing, container technologies and container orchestrators, with a particular focus on providing HPC-oriented batch scheduling alternatives to containers orchestrators for IBM Cloud Private platforms. In the past years, she worked on optimizing the runtime for big data analytics frameworks for IBM Platforms. Her interests are on cloud computing, high level programming models and patterns for parallel and distributed computing, high-performance big data analytics.

Dan Linderman

Dan Linderman

Software Engineer
Very, Inc.

Dan is a Software Engineer from Grand Rapids, MI, where he lives with his wife Kayla and his dog Bowie. When not learning a new language, framework, or piece of tech, Dan enjoys playing Nintendo games and spending time with friends. An educator-turned-developer, Dan got his start in the software industry testing embedded automotive infotainment systems. He is currently a part-time Masters student at Grand Valley State University focusing on web architectures and distributed systems.

@lindemda

Dan Pipe-Mazo

Dan Pipe-Mazo

CTO
Elementary Robotics

Dan Pipe-Mazo is CTO of Elementary Robotics. Elementary Robotics is an early stage venture capital backed robotics startup based in Los Angeles. Elementary is working on reinventing robots from the ground up to scale intelligent robot assistants into new use cases and markets. By controlling the whole stack in the system from the embedded control loops on up to the high-level logic and controls we can optimize for cost, performance and ease of programming. Prior to Elementary Robotics, Dan worked in hardware and firmware for an IoT security camera company and also worked on thermal optimization for the android scheduler.

@dpipemazo

Dani Moiseyev

Danni Moiseyev

Software Lead
Redis Labs

Danni Moiseyev is a Lead Software Engineer with Redis Labs where he leads the development of a time-series Redis module as well as working on Redis Enterprise. Prior to joining Redis Labs, Danni worked on a ground breaking cyber security technology, a Behavioral Firewall and served in an elite unit in the Israeli Defense Forces/

David Chaves

David Chaves

Research Assistant
Research Center for Communication & Information Technologies, University of Costa Rica

I am an economist and computer scientist with a high interest in design tools that give people access to use data to improve the way they make decisions. I have been working with recently data management technologies, such as NoSQL systems that be able to manage a different kind of data sources and enhance possible analytics capabilities. I published work about Data Warehouses using publicly available survey and have another one in revision about Document Stores conceptual modeling. Currently, I am working in a research center where I support researcher work and I will start postgraduate studies this year.

David Parry

David Parry

CEO
Mainflux

David Parry is a Principal Software Engineer at Mutualink Inc. He mentors, designs and develops for the MicroStack. During his career, he coined the phrase, “Code does not lie.” This is why you will observe him with his sleeves rolled up implementing his designs with the development team. He has worked for a range of companies from startups to big four consulting firms allowing him to have a wide range of experiences and opportunity. One of his more public successes was working on the Architecture team that fixed healthcare.gov. You will find David contributing to a number of open source.

@daviddryparry

David Rauschenbach

David Rauschenbach

CTO
Nubix

David Rauschenbach has more than 25 years of software development experience designing products. David is a frequent contributor to open source projects and the lead developer for Stuart, a miniaturized version of Spark for embedded and edge computing. Prior to Nubix, David was a Cloud Architect for the Spark Service at IBM Analytics where he spearheaded IBM’s cloud transformation initiative. Before IBM Analytics, David was a software and cloud architect at several leading companies including Zimbra, Good Technology, and GoodServer.

Dmitrii Kuvaiskii

Research Scientist
Intel

Dmitrii currently works at Intel Labs, with his research concentrating on Intel SGX and future security extensions. Prior to joining Intel, he was a PhD student at TU Dresden, Germany, focusing on dependability of software systems, with emphasis on fault tolerance and security. Before that, Dmitrii worked as a software engineer at Auriga and Diasoft in Moscow, Russia.

Dmitry Polyakovsky

Dmitry Polyakovsky

Sr. Software Developer
Oracle

Dmitryu is a Senior Software Engineer at Oracle with 15+ years of experience in software development (from backend and databases to UI) and 8+ years with various cloud platforms. He is also the organizer of the Seattle Redis Meetup Group.

@dmitrypol

Erik Bran

Erik Brandsberg

CTO
Heimdall Data

Erik Brandsberg is CTO at Heimdall Data. He specializes in application-networking technologies for web and backend data. Whether it’s coding, testing or installing, he has been involved. His diverse experience at Alteon, Citrix, and Juniper Networks gave him a solid understanding of operational complexities in a modern infrastructure, which led to the founding of Heimdall Data.

@heimdalldata

Gerard Van Heiden

Gerard Van Helden

Freelance Full Stack Developer
Self-Employeed

I am a Rotterdam (NL)-based freelance full stack developer and system architect with roughly 19 years of professional experience mainly in web development. I have been using Redis since 2013, initially as a session database, later as a backend cache, more recently as an event/message broker and queueing system. I currently work for various clients, including Atlantis Press – an international online publisher, and Zorgverkeer, a start-up in The Netherlands focusing on processing communication between government and healthcare institutions and providing business analytics. In my spare time I enjoy theater (playing, directing and watching), movies, music, good company and food.

@Gerard_vHelden

Henrique Pondé de Oliveira Pinto

Henrique Ponde de Oliveira Pinto

Henrique was born in Salvador, Brazil. He represented his country 3 times at the International Math Olympiad during high school. In 2009, he moved to the US to study Math and Computer Science at MIT. Henrique worked as a Software Engineer at Dropbox for 4 years before joining OpenAI, a company dedicated to ensuring that artificial general intelligence will benefit all of humanity. He is part of the team building a bot to beat the best human players at the game of Dota 2. This is one of the most complex environments being tackled with Reinforcement Learning to date.

Janko Isidorovic

Janko Isidorovic

CEO
Mainflux

Janko Isidorovic is the CEO and Co-Founder of open source Mainflux IoT Platform. He is member of EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and Chair of the EdgeX Applications Working Group. Janko is Master of Science in Telecommunications from Belgrade University and before starting with Mainflux has gained comprehensive work experience in project management, corporate IT, application development and system engineering.

Jeff Pollard

Jeff Pollard

Staff Engineer
Strava

Jeff Pollard is a Platform Engineer at Strava. His career has primarily focused on improving the scaling, reliability, and correctness of large, high volume, distributed systems. Other than computers, Jeff enjoys all things related to bikes, backpacking, skiing, and food.

@nfluxx

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Cluster Operations Engineer
Internet Archive

Jim Nelson is a Cluster Operations Engineer at the Internet Archive. He’s worked in the industry since 1989 developing Web, desktop, and client-server software. He’s also the author of several novels. He lives in San Francisco.

@_jimnelson_

Kamal Joshi

Kamal Joshi

Sr. Software Engineer
HackerRank

Fullstack Developer at HackerRank, I have been involved with building community part of HackerRank which is quite reliant on Redis and have a keen interests in databases and scaling applications.

@kamaljoshi4

Ken Gibson

Ken is Director of Persistent Memory Software Architecture within Intel’s Data Center Group. Since 2012, Ken and his team have been working with Intel’s server and software partners to create the open persistent memory programming model.

McGehee

Kevin McGehee

Sr. Software Developer
AWS

Kevin is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services in the ElastiCache team. He is passionate about building performant, maintainable systems alongside talented developers.

Lars Schneidenbach

Lars Schneidenbach

Research Software Designer
IBM Research

Linda Achieng

Linda Achieng

Developer
Podii HQ

I am a Ruby and Elixir Developer and part time lecturer at Podii Academy, I tutor Ruby, JavaScript and React. I have 2 years working experience with both Ruby and Elixir, after an intense 13 weeks bootcamp training. I am an International Business graduate, so I tend to find every business logic in each project or code I write.

@KadzLyn

Luca Antiga

Luca Antiga

CTO
RedisAI

Luca is co-founder and CTO at Orobix, an engineering company focused on delivering AI-based solutions to businesses. He has a PhD in bioengineering and worked in biomedical research until 2009. Over the years he created or worked on numerous open source projects, both in image analysis research (vmtk, 3DSlicer, ITK) as well as in deep learning, being an early core contributor for PyTorch. Luca loves tinkering with Redis. He created RedisTF as an experiment in 2016, which has recently evolved into RedisAI.

@lantiga

Luke Curley

Luke Curley

Software Engineer
Twitch

Hey, I’m Luke. I’ve been working at Twitch for 4 years now on the live CDN team, and we’ve been using Redis for nearly as long. I have a ton of experience primarily with our on-premise Redis cluster. I’m knowledgeable, entertaining, and extremely humble (jk).

Madelyn Olson

Madelyn Olson

Software Developer
AWS

@Madelynio2

Mario Gray

Mario Gray

Principal Technologist
Pivotal

Mario Gray is a Principal Technologist at Pivotal with over 20 years of experience in software development and software architecture. He is co-author of Apress’s Pro Spring Integration. He’s helped organizations large and small build service-based architectures in a number of different runtimes and platforms over the decades, but adopting Spring in 2004, and using it whenever possible since, was a no-brainer that culminated in joining the Spring team in 2017. As a Spring Developer Advocate, Mario loves to engage and inspire developers and businesses in the Pivotal ecosystem. He’s on Twitter: @MarioGray

Martin Dimitrov

Application Engineer
Intel

Murat Karslioglu

Murat Karslioglu

VP Product
MayaData

Murat Karslioglu is a serial entrepreneur, distinguished technologist, public speaker and a startup advisor with over 15 years of experience in storage, distributed systems, and enterprise infrastructure. Murat is currently at MayaData as VP of Product and contributor member of the Forbes Technology Council. Previously, Murat worked at HPE Storage in various advanced development projects including storage file stack optimization and the management stack for HPE’s HCI solution. Before joining HPE, Murat led solutions team within the Nexenta CTO Office.

@muratkarslioglu

Patrick King

Patrick King

Sr Site Reliability Engineer
New Relic

Patrick King is an SRE at New Relic, where he spends his time wrangling databases, rewriting his .vimrc, guiding servers through existential crises, and performing sacrifices to the AWS networking layer. Patrick is an experienced DBA and has recently started gaining Redis experience, loving every experience with it. Outside of work, he is a powerlifter, Ikea furniture enthusiast, and proud cat dad. You can find him on Twitter (@mr_mustash) ranting about Jenkins, listening to Vaporwave, and posting too many photos of his cats.

@mr_mustash

Paul Kurmas

Paul Kurmas

Director, Strategic Product Development
Mutualink, Inc

Paul’s experiences have focused on telecommunications product development. As a lead designer and architect for over twenty years, Paul’s products have included both small and large scale IP media gateways. As a manager and director for fifteen years, Paul has built teams, planned development efforts, and delivered high quality products to market. In his current role at Mutualink, Paul is driving the architecture and implementation of the next generation of multimedia communication connecting public safety agencies with community stakeholders.

Paulo Arruda

Paulo Arruda

CTO
FaaStRuby

Paulo is a DevOps Engineer with over 15 years of experience in on-premise and cloud deployments; father of two; entrepreneur/inventor in his spare time.

@parrudanet

Peter Karp

Peter Karp

Staff Software Engineer
BuzzFeed

Peter Karp is a Staff Software Engineer at BuzzFeed. He is a co-organizer for DjangoNYC. Peter has given talks on various topics to the New York Python community at numerous meetups and PyGotham. His doctoral research at Columbia University combined the fields of 3D animation, artificial intelligence, and cinematography. Peter was first introduced to Python in 1995 and is one of the first programmers in North America to use Python for commercial product development.

Ravitej Sistla

Ravitej Sistla

Sr. Software Engineer
Box, Inc.

I am Ravitej Sistla working as a Senior Software Engineer at Box Inc. I maintain and develop Redis specific caching architectures and improvements at Box. Our job is to provide highly scalable, reliable and secure caching infrastructure for the teams at Box, so that they can satisfy our ever growing customer database with their content requirements. Box is growing at an exponential pace which increases our dependency on caching infrastructure at the same pace. I get immense pleasure in taking up new challenges and questioning our current infrastructure so that we can have a better reliable system.

@inraves

Richard Leddy

Richard Leddy

Independant Consultant
Copius Systems

I have been writing software for many years. I am now doing IoT projects. I have also been looking into Blockchain. And, I have been involved with AI projects many times over.

Rob Szumski

Rob Szumski

Principal Product Manager
Red Hat

Rob Szumski is Principal Product Manager for OpenShift at Red Hat. Focused on product design from open source to commercial offerings, Rob has deep experience in UX, web interfaces, and CLI. Rob likes to experiment with the technology he works on to understand it from both the developer’s and the end user’s side, which informs his design decisions.

Shrif Nada

Shrif Nada

Software Engineer
LiveRamp

Shrif is a Software Engineer at LiveRamp, an identity resolution company. He works on designing, implementing, and maintaining distributed systems that process petabytes of data every day. When not slinging Kotlin code during the evenings, he works on LiveRamp’s Data Management Platform. Shrif wrote LiveRamp’s open source HyperMinHash implementation, a probabilistic data structure used to count distinct elements in sets, their unions, and their intersections in loglog space.

Sripathi Krishnan

Sripathi Krishnan

Founder, RDBTools & CTO, HashedIn
RDBTools

Sripathi is the Founder of RDBTools – a GUI Tool for Redis, and the CTO at HashedIn Technologies, where he advises enterprise customers on system architecture, scalability and performance. He has spoken at various redis conferences in the past, and has conducted multiple training sessions on redis.

@srithedabbler

Thomas Hunter

Thomas Hunter II

Principal Software Engineer
Intrinsic

Thomas is the author of Advanced Microservices and is a prolific public speaker with a passion for reducing complex problems into simple language and diagrams. His career includes working at Fortune 50’s in the Midwest, co-founding a successful startup, and everything in between.

@tlhunter

Tyler Van Gorder

Tyler Van Gorder

Principal Software Engineer
Build.com

Principal software engineer with 25 years of experience with a background in Java enterprise software design and development. I work on Build.com’s collection of web properties with a focus on the backend systems. Redis plays a key role in our infrastructure as a caching layer and I have a unique view of some of the problems you run into as you evolve your caching model in a continuous delivery environment.

@tkvangorder

Uli Hitzel

Uli Hitzel

Developer Advocate
Axway

Uli grew up in Johannes Gutenberg’s neighborhood – you could say it was the Silicon Valley of the 15th century. He usually doesn’t have a beard but he shares the same passion for everything at the intersection of technology, content, design & repeatability. Previously with companies including Microsoft, Red Hat, Yahoo! and IBM, Uli is now helping Axway customers build innovative, data-driven platforms using state-of-the-art building blocks for API Management, data integration, and analytics.

@u1i

Vik Kelkar

Vick Kelkar

Director of Product Management
Portworx

@vick_kelkar

Vinayak Ramesh

Vinayak Ramesh

Entrepreneur in Residence
Redpoint Ventures

Vinayak is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. In 2011, he co-founded the digital health startup Wellframe to combine machine learning, large scale computer systems, mobile technology, and clinical medicine to deliver personalized care at massive scale. He was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in healthcare as part of Wellframe. Prior to Wellframe, he had conducted extensive research on mesh networks and their applications to the military and future energy grids through MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. In 2008, Minor Planet 24376 Ramesh was named after him in recognition of his work on wireless mesh networks.

Vishy Kasar

Vishy Kasar

Software Engineer
Apple

Vishy leads the Apple Team that provides Redis as a service across Apple. He has worked on various Apple cloud initiatives such as iCloud, MobileMe and DotMac. Prior to Apple, Vishy worked on CORBA based products in Borland, Visigenics and Xerox.

Zohaib Sibte Hassan

Zohaib Sibte Hassan

Tech Lead
DoorDash

Zohaib is the engineering lead on the Platform Engineering team, focused on craftsmanship, performance, intelligent systems, hacking, and system architecture.