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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.

Andi Gutmans

General Manager
Amazon ElastiCache

Andi Gutmans has been an open-source contributor and leader for over 20 years. Currently, he runs a number of services at AWS including Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune. Prior to joining AWS, Gutmans served as CEO & Co-founder of Zend Technologies, the commercial backer of open-source PHP which was acquired in 2015 by Rogue Wave Software where he served as EVP of Strategic Partnerships.

Gutmans co-authored open-source PHP which runs over 80% of worldwide web sites. He helped create and lead a number of open-source projects, served on the Eclipse Foundation’s board of directors, and is an emeritus member of the Apache Software Foundation.

He was recognized as an industry thought leader by Mashable as one of the “10 founding fathers of the Web,” by InternetNews.com as one of the top 10 most visionary tech CEOs in 2010, and by Computerworld as one of “40 innovative IT people to watch, under the age of 40.”

André Srinivasan

Solutions Architect
Redis Labs

André is a Solutions Architect with the IoT and Emerging Technologies team at Redis Labs. Previously, he led IoT solutions architecture in the Americas for EVRYTHNG, invented a secure multi-hop messaging service, streamed video games, and developed a distributed real-time neurosurgical monitoring system. Andre holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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_

Aparna Sinha

Group Product Lead for GKE and K8s
Google Cloud

Aparna Sinha leads the product team for Google Kubernetes Engine. She started and co-leads the Kubernetes community PM Special Interest Group (SIG), which maintains the open source roadmap. She is a member of the CNCF Governing Board. Prior to Google, Aparna has worked in enterprise software for 15+ years. She was Director of Product Management at NetApp where she led development of storage plugins for Oracle, VMware, Unix and Windows. Aparna holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and has several technical publications from her research and a patent at Google on Android IoT protocols.

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.

Ben Gabler

Chief Product Officer
StackPath

Ben brings 15 years of Product and Software experience to StackPath driving overall Product strategy and software engineering. Prior to joining StackPath he served as Sr. Product Manager of Hosting at GoDaddy and relaunched all Hosting products responsible ultimately responsible for $400mm+ in revenues. Before GoDaddy, Ben was CEO and Founder of HostNine which later sold to HostGator.com where he went on to COO before HostGator’s exit to EIG. Ben has extensive experience when it comes to planning and executing end to end Product development especially with SaaS.

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 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

Gavrie Philipson

Software Architect
Redis Labs

Gavrie has been fascinated with technology since a young age. Currently a Software Architect at Redis Labs, he has been developing software, managing teams and teaching technical subjects for the past twenty years at a variety of startup and larger companies. On a never-ending quest for the ultimate programming language, recent favorites have included Rust, Kotlin, Go and Python. Since starting with Rust he hasn’t looked back.

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

Guy Korland

CTO of Incubations
Redis Labs

Guy has over 15 years of experience in software development, with key roles in team leadership and consultancies. Most recently, as the CTO of SelfPoint, he was responsible for building a high-end e-commerce SaaS solution. Previously, he was the founding CTO of shopetti, an online shopping app. Guy also served as vice president of research & development at GigaSpaces Technologies, where he managed the development of the XAP and Cloudily product lines.

Guy holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in computer science from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology, and a PhD from Tel Aviv University.

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.

Jane Paek

Solutions Architect Manager
Redis Labs

I’m a transplanted Canadian who has made bay area my home. For the last few decades, I’ve been in the software industry focused on databases and application performance and network monitoring. Currently I manage the Solutions Architect team at Redis Labs where we work with customers to architect next generation applications that require high speed data access using redis. On the side, I enjoy working on modular origami and 3D metal models.

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_

Jon Hyman

CTO & Co-Founder
Braze

Hyman is the cofounder and chief technology officer of Braze, customer engagement platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, in-app, and more. He leads the charge for building the platform’s technical systems and infrastructure as well as overseeing the company’s technical operations and engineering team.

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

Director of Persistent Memory Software Architecture
Intel

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.

Kevin Miller

Partner Group Program Manager, Azure IoT Platform Team
Microsoft

Kevin Miller is a Partner Group Program Manager in the Azure IoT team, where he leads development of products and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge, and Azure Digital Twins.

Kevin joined Microsoft in 1995 and has held a series of R&D positions since then as program manager, product unit manager and architect, most often building products for developers or enterprise partners.

Kishore Kasi Udayashankar

Software Architect
Netflix

Kishore is a software architect at Netflix focused on distributed databases and storage systems. Kishore has previously worked at Salesforce and NetApp research groups building large scale distributed storage software. His main interest areas are storage efficiency, distributed systems and computer networking.

Lars Schneidenbach

Lars Schneidenbach

Research Software Designer
IBM Research

Linda Achieng

Linda Achieng

Developer
Podii

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

Martin Ford

Futurist and NYT Best-Selling Author

Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of three books: Architects of Intelligence; the New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future; and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. He is the consulting expert for Societe Generale’s new “Rise of the Robots” equity index, which is focused specifically on investing in companies that will be significant participants in the artificial intelligence and robotics revolution. He has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. Ford has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC.

Mason Jones

Senior Staff Infrustracture Engineer
Credit Karma

Mason is a technical leader in Credit Karma’s infrastructure engineering department. His work provides a foundation for Credit Karma’s microservices and cloud infrastructure to enable our more than 90 million members, and our financial institution partners, to use data to guide their financial decision-making. Over the last few years he has led the company’s efforts in microservices architecture adoption and cloud native infrastructure, and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences. Before joining Credit Karma, Mason spent more than 20 years as a technical executive at startups throughout Silicon Valley. When Mason isn’t solving technical challenges, he manages Charnel Music, an independent record label he founded.

Meir Shpilraien

Software Engineer
Redis Labs

Working at Redislabs for 2 years. Before, I was a lead developer and technology researcher at the IDF. Has MSC in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialized in distributed algorithms.”

Michal Rabinowitch

Software Engineer
Redis Labs

Software Engineer at Redis Labs’ integration team – Writing a K8s Operator for deploying Redis Enterprise Cluster with Kubernetes “

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

Ofer Bengal

CEO and Co-Founder
Redis Labs
Ofer is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led several companies in the areas of data communications, telecommunications, Internet, homeland security and medical devices. Ofer was founder & CEO of RIT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), a provider of sophisticated telecommunications and data communications systems to major world carriers. He began his career as an aerospace engineer in the Israeli Air Force and then built his own aerospace engineering consulting firm. As a hobby, he has also invented, developed and licensed toy concepts to companies such as Milton Bradley, Hasbro and Tomy.

Ofer holds a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in aerospace engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.”

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.

Pieter Cailliau

Product Manager
Redis Labs

Pieter is Product Manager at Redis Labs and is based in London. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from Ghent University, where he wrote a distinguished thesis on time-based graph models. Prior to joining RedisLabs, Pieter used to work for Neo4j and was an instanceof Software Engineer at TomTom, the world’s leader in location and navigation software.”

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 Schauble

VP IoT & Emerging Technologies

Rob is a senior executive with strong global business and technical leadership skills. His 25+ year proven track record includes creating innovative products and services and developing new businesses. Prior to Redis Labs, he led the formation and success of Esgyn in Silicon Valley and China to commercialize Apache Trafodion, an open source, web-scale, transactional database on Hadoop. Prior to starting Esgyn, Rob was VP of R&D at Hewlett-Packard, where he led the development of HP’s Big Data MPP clustered database products, including a state-of-the-art Enterprise Data Warehouse database solution. “

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.

Rob Zienert

Senior Software Engineer
Netflix

Rob Zienert works on the Delivery Engineering team at Netflix building Spinnaker and part of the Technical Oversight Committee for the open source Spinnaker foundation.

Roshan Kumar

Senior Product Manager
Redis Labs

Roshan Kumar is a Senior Product Manager at Redis Labs, Inc. He is a software developer at heart and a Redis enthusiast. In the past, Roshan has worked at Hewlett-Packard and a few successful Silicon Valley startups. He designed and developed mindzeal.com, an online platform hosting computer programming courses for young students.

Sailesh Mukil

Senior Software Engineer
Netflix

Sailesh Mukil is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix where he works on Dynomite, a highly available in-memory database backed by Redis. Prior to Netflix, he worked at Cloudera where he contributed to the Apache Impala and the Apache Kudu projects, in his capacity as a PMC and a committer to both. He received his graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is an open source enthusiast.”

Salvatore Sanfilippo

Salvatore Sanfilippo

Creator of Redis

Salvatore started his career in 1997 as a security researcher, writing the hping (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hping) security tool and inventing the Idle Scan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idle_scan). Later he worked on embedded systems, focusing on programming languages research and creating a small footprint Tcl interpreter, which is still in active development. With a colleague, Salvatore created the first two Italian social applications in partnership with Telecom Italia. After this experience, he decided to explore new ways to improve web app development, and ended up writing the first alpha version of Redis and open sourcing it. Since 2009, he has dedicated most of his time to developing Redis open source code.

Over the years, Salvatore has also created a number of other open source projects ranging from software defined radio, to line editing tools, to children development environments. He lives in Sicily, Italy.”

Sébastien Heymann

Founder and CEO
Linkurious

Sébastien is founder and CEO of Linkurious, the graph intelligence platform. He has a PhD in complex systems, and a master degree in Informatics and Philosophy of Cognitive Technologies. Prior to Linkurious, Sébastien co-created Gephi, the leading open source software for visualizing networks.”

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

Thomas Kurian

CEO of Google Cloud

Thomas joined Google in November 2018 as the CEO of Google Cloud. Prior to Google, Thomas spent 22 years at Oracle, where most recently he was President of Product Development. Before that, Thomas worked at McKinsey as a business analyst and engagement manager. His nearly 30 years of experience have given him a deep knowledge of engineering, enterprise relationships and leadership of large organizations.

Thomas’ degrees include, an MBA in Administration and Management from Stanford University as an Arjay Miller Scholar and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Thomas serves as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and Princeton University School of Engineering Advisory Council.

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.

Yiftach Shoolman

CTO and Co-Founder
Redis Labs

Yiftach is an experienced technologist, having held leadership engineering and product roles in diverse fields from application acceleration, cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS), to broadband networks and metro networks. He was the founder, president and CTO of Crescendo Networks (acquired by F5, NASDAQ:FFIV), the vice president of software development at Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel, NASDAQ: ALU) and part of the founding team at ECI Telecom broadband division, where he served as vice president of software engineering.

Yiftach holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science and has completed studies for Master of Science in Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University.”

Zhao Zhao

Senior Engineer
Alibaba

Computer programmer, focus on NoSQL especially on Redis, contributor of Redis community.

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.