Mdevcon 2016 speakers

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Aditya Gupta


Aditya Gupta (@adi1391) is the Founder and CEO of Attify, a mobile security firm, and a leading mobile security expert and evangelist. Apart from being the lead developer and co-creator of Android framework for exploitation, he has done a lot of in-depth research on the security of mobile and hardware devices, including Android, iOS, and Blackberry, as well as BYOD Enterprise Security.
He is also the author of the popular Android security book “Learning Pentesting for Android” selling over 5000+ copies, since the time of launch in March 2014. He has also discovered serious web application security flaws in websites such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Skype, and many more. He has also published a research paper on ARM Exploitation titled “A Short Guide on ARM Exploitation.”
In his previous work at Rediff.com, his main responsibilities were to look after web application security and lead security automation. He also developed several internal security tools for the organization to handle the security issues.
He has also previously spoken and trained at numerous international security conferences including Black Hat, Syscan, OWASP AppSec, Toorcon, Clubhack, Nullcon etc, along with many other corporate trainings on Mobile Security.

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Andrew McKnight

Twitter / Crashlytics

Andrew currently works on the Crashlytics iOS team at Twitter in Boston, and previously at a mobile consultancy there. He discovered his interest in Apple technologies while in graduate school modeling and simulating proteins, and began freelance work. In his free time he loves playing music, cross-continental backpacking and snowboarding.

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Andy Dyer

When I Work

Andy Dyer is a Senior Android Engineer at When I Work. He avoids a daily commute and the unforgiving Minnesota winters by working remotely from Houston, Texas. An Android developer since Froyo, he’s currently focused on improving his apps with delightful animations and exploring the wizardry of RxJava.

For fun, he builds apps such as Music Library to organize his record collection and Deutsch Uhr to explore uses for wearables like the Android Wear. When not writing code, he can be found listening to records, practicing his German, and proselytizing the merits of craft beer & meticulously prepared coffee.

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Ben Asher


I’ve been doing iOS development for about six years. For the last two and a half years, I’ve worked on the Yelp consumer app. Prior to Yelp, I worked at Mobiata, which is now the mobile arm at Expedia. At Mobiata, I wrote the first version of FlightBoard for iPad, worked on the suite of FlightTrack apps, and contributed to a host of Mobiata’s partner apps.

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Ben Deming

Nest Labs

Ben Deming is an iOS developer at Nest Labs working on features to support the thoughtful home. Previously he had the fortune to work with companies and organizations large and small to help them join the mobile revolution with great iOS apps. He’s enjoyed iOS and mobile development since 2008. Ben calls the Bay Area home, and when not behind the comforting glow of LCD screens, you’ll find this gearhead behind the wheel or scheming his next great travel escape.

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Boris Bügling

CocoaPods “Senior VP of Evil”

Boris is a Cocoa developer from Berlin, who currently works on the iOS SDK at Contentful. A Java developer in another life, with many iOS apps under his belt, he is also a strong open source contributor, building plugins to tame Xcode, and bashing bugs as the CocoaPods “Senior VP of Evil”.

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Chris Ward


SitePoint mobile editor, technical writer and freelance writer who loves to talk about all sorts of awesome subjects and to try and explain them to everyone who wants to listen.

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Daniel Zucker


Daniel Zucker does iOS development at Google and has over 15 years mobile development experience. Currently he is Tech Lead for Google My Business iOS. He is an author (Beginning Nokia Apps Development, Interactions, IEEE Transactions), frequent conference presenter (XTech, IEEE Social Computing, IEEE Coolchips), and lectured at several top engineering universities. Prior to Google, Zucker held management positions at Nokia, Sony Ericsson, PalmSource, Access, and ePocrates. He holds multiple engineering degrees from Stanford University.

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Dave Wiskus

I draw pictures of software for money. bio from Twitter

Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

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Fernando Cejas


| @SoundCloud | Passionate about software engineering | Android | Scala beginner | Speaker | Geek | Curious Learner |

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Gozde Ozcel


Gozde is the mastermind behind Android OS integration of MDM and Android for Work. She is a brilliant programmer and extreme sports fan.

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Joe Cieplinski

Bombing Brain Interactive

Joe is an independent designer and developer living in New York. He designs apps and web sites for Bombing Brain Interactive, including Teleprompt+ and Setlists. He talks business on the weekly podcast Release Notes. And he plays bass in Airplane Mode.

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Jorge Ortiz

PoWWaU founder. Developer of productivity apps for mobile devices. Currently working on an iPhone app for dealing (properly) with your shopping list. bio from Twitter

Jorge is a freelance dedicated to mobile development, security, and systems architecture. As a developer he started to work for the M.I.T. in 1993 and since he has collaborated in many software projects. Most of them were internally for HP where he worked for more than 15 years. During the last 7 years he has been working in different aspects of mobile development. After playing with PalmOS, he learned Android programming for the first Google App contest and immediately started to play with the first iPhone SDK. He often participates as instructor in the best iOS and Android Bootcamps in U.S.A. and Europe. He has recently founded Canonical Examples to help other developers to take a step forward and become senior developers in a very demanding market.

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Josh Leibsly


I started developing iOS apps in 2008 when the first SDK was released. After graduating from Boston University, I began working full time as an iOS developer at Raizlabs. During my time at Raizlabs, I worked on many projects, including B&H Photo, Rue La La and Care.com. After Raizlabs, I followed my interest in fitness related products and started working at Fitbit on their app. Once I felt it was time to move away from Boston and attempt the startup world, I moved to New York City where I became a lead iOS developer at Lulu. Today, I am the lead iOS developer at GoButler.

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Junior Bontognali

I am the guy of RP in Swift | @RxSwiftLang | http://sideeffects.xyz

Junior is a product engineer living in Switzerland, currently based in Zürich. He mainly writes softwares for iOS and Mac, but in past worked with many other technologies. In the free time he helps building RxSwift, he organizes events and meetups for SwissMobiDevs and also works on side projects, always exploring what is new in the industry.

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Maciej Górski

My motto: "this is programming, anything is possible."

Maciej is a passionate Android developer. He cares about writing clean code and less of it. He is spending time to automate things to save even more time. He also bikes a lot and would love to be able to code while doing it… using only mind controlled wearables or bikeables.

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Marin Todorov

iOS developer & IT consultant

Marin Todorov ( www.underplot.com ) Marin Todorov is an independent iOS consultant and publisher. He’s the author of the “iOS Animations by Tutorials” book and runs the “iOS Animations by Emails” newsletter. He started developing on an Apple ][ more than 20 years ago and keeps rocking till today. Meanwhile he has worked in great companies like Monster Technologies and Native Instruments, has lived in 4 different countries, and is one the founding members of the raywenderlich.com tutorial team. Besides crafting code, Marin also enjoys blogging, writing books, teaching, and speaking. He sometimes open sources his code. He walked the way to Santiago.

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Michael Kwan


Michael is a Software Engineer at Google, currently working on the Android Wear frameworks team where he focuses on testing, performance, and battery life. He helps teams understand the hardware limitations and work towards creating the best user experience possible. He has worked in robotics, mobile security, and wearables, with a BASc in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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Natasha Murashev


Natasha is an iOS developer by day and a robot by night. She blogs about Swift, WatchOS, and iOS development on her blog, natashatherobot.com, and curates a fast-growing weekly Swift newsletter: http://swiftnews.curated.co/.

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Rim Khazhin


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Shiney Rossi

Nest Labs

Shiney Rossi is a Software Development Manager at Nest Labs. Before catching the iOS bug 5 years ago, she worked on early mobile applications and high-performance scalable servers. She loves working on software that interacts with hardware. She holds a degree in computer science from Northeastern University. When she isn’t in front of a screen, you can find her out in nature, usually on a hike.

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Tom van Arman


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Wiebe Elsinga

Google Developer Expert for Android

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Žan Markan

Marks & Spencer

I take care of the android side of native shopping apps at Marks & Spencer in London. My favourite topics are testing and automation, and I spend a lot of time playing about in that.
In my spare time I talk at conferences or fiddle with some obscure technologies.