Co-Founder, Snowplow Analytics
Alex is the co-founder and tech lead at Snowplow Analytics, the open source web and event analytics platform (https://github.com/snowplow/snow...). He spends a lot of time working with distributed systems (historically Hadoop, increasingly Kinesis, Kafka et al) to deliver really scalable event stream processing.
He is also the author of Unified Log Processing from Manning Publications (http://manning.com/dean/).
Hailing from Portland, Maine, Elliot makes software that helps people get better treatment from their doctors. He has a long history in building and operating infrastructure and resilient mission-critical systems (stock trading systems, backup software, database replication, operating systems, consumer payment systems, medical records).
API Analytics with Redis and Bigquery
Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
Martin is a software engineer at LinkedIn, committer on Apache Samza (a distributed stream processing framework), and author at O'Reilly (currently writing a book on designing data-intensive applications). Previously he co-founded and sold two startups, Rapportive and Go Test It. His technical blog is at http://martin.kleppmann.com, and he's @martinkl on Twitter. He is based in Cambridge, UK.
Architect of the Couchbase Java client
Maintainer of the Couchbase Java SDK, a core member of the Netty IO framework, part of the spring-data movement and a heavy proponent of reactive, event-driven and failure resilient applications.
Senior Software Architect at the Guardian
Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure, and Senior Consultant at Two10 Degrees
Richard is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure, and Senior Consultant at Two10 Degrees. He is often found developing open source software in C# and Node.js, and lives in rural Suffolk, UK with his wife and two children.
Founder of the UK Azure Group, Microsoft Azure MVP and Insider. Purveyor of open source goodness. Slowly helping to make Apache big data projects a better experience in Microsoft's cloud.
Co-creator of Erlang
Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and a founding member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. He developed the original system design, wrote the current compiler and contributed many of the original libraries. While at the lab, he also worked on the implementation of logic and functional languages and on garbage collection. With Joe Armstrong and Mike Williams, he co-authored Concurrent Programming in Erlang, the first Erlang book published by Prentice-Hall. He is also a co-founder of the first Erlang start-up, BlueTail, acquired by Nortel Networks in what was at the time the largest Swedish private company acquisition. Robert works as a principal language expert at Erlang Solutions, is active in research, and in this role regularly teaches and gives presentations at conferences worldwide.
A Software Architect with extensive experience aligning various OSS technologies. Multi-tasker eating tech 24/7, Stephane is interested in cloud computing, data science and messaging. He is on a mission to help organisations transform their applications into consumer-grade software. He co-founded the Reactor Project to help developers create reactive, low-latency fast data architectures on the JVM and beyond.